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Unique gifts for Eid ul-Adha

Eid ul-Adha falls on the 19th or 20th of July this year to mark the beautiful occasion of Hajj and the completion of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. These 10 days are most beloved to Allah (SWT) and include the day Allah (SWT) perfected our religion for us. It is also the day when billions of families follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) of doing Qurbani.

Qurbani is the practice of honouring Ibrahim (AS)’s devotion to Allah (SWT), when he was willing to sacrifice his son for Allah’s (SWT) sake. Qurbani meat is distributed to the poor and needy around the world, so that they can celebrate the joys of Eid, too.

With so many reasons to celebrate, Muslims come together with family and spread joy by wearing new clothes, eating good food, spending quality time together, and giving gifts. So, if you are looking to surprise your family, children, and friends, read on. We’ve covered some unique gifts that your loved ones could receive!

Money

 “Eidi” or money is the most common gift given. Some of the best memories of our childhood involve money gifts that we could spend on sweets and treats! A sweet way of giving Eidi a more personal touch is by putting it inside an “Eid Mubarak” card or customised envelopes.

Chocolate Dates

 Chocolate dates are delicious mouth-watering treats, and lucky for us, they are a big trend right now! There are many on the internet, and should be plenty of local sellers in your area. You can even make them at home! We recommend this seller who has numerous flavours and personalises the gift box too.

Credit: Balloonelle on Etsy

Oud Candle and Reed Diffuser

 There is no scent quite as lovely as Oud, and perfume would make the perfect gift for any female member of your family. But if you would like a gift that would benefit a whole family, an Oud candle and diffuser gift set is your best bet! We love Nuhr’s Oud gift set in their best-selling scents of Arabia, Rose and Amber, all blended with Oud to create a relaxing aroma. This gift set includes an Oud Arabia reed diffuser, rose and Oud mini votive candle, and 20 amber and Oud cones.

Feel free to look around on the website if you would prefer to gift a candle or reed diffuser on its own. Either way, this is a fool proof gift and will surely bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones!

Gift Hamper

For a whole family that you would love to express your love to, a more personalised touch would be to give them a hamper. You can put in various drinks depending on what the family preferences are, such as different teas, coffees or hot chocolates. A homemade jam with scones or crackers and cheese is always a hit, along with sweet treats like fruit, dates, chocolates, or traditional sweets like Mathai or Baklava. Add some tea candles or incense and self-care products, such as bath bombs or skincare essentials. If you want to keep things simple, a hamper of chocolates and sweets does the trick too. We know that everyone will love this gift!

  1. Hotel Chocolat Hamper

We are obsessed with Hotel Chocolat’s dreamy Everything Chocolate Gift Hamper Collection. Many Hotel Chocolat’s treats have alcohol, but luckily, this hamper is alcohol-free and suitable for vegetarians. It is 100% Halal, and you can gift it to anyone you want or even to yourself – we won’t judge you. This hamper includes some of the most famous recipes in their collection with a good range of various chocolate flavours.

Credit: Hotel Chocolat

Electronics

 With the rise of technology, electronics are very commonly gifted now over toys and clothes. Based on your loved ones wants and needs, you can get them one of many things. For example, a Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones for the person who likes listening to music. A power bank for the one who uses their phone battery too much. Gadgets like a smartwatch for the health-conscious, or a tablet for the person who likes to read. There is always something for someone, so go ahead - splurge.

Accessories

 A fashionable watch or minimalist jewellery for the girls and women in your family are gifts that you can’t go wrong with. Perhaps a set of gold-plated earrings, bracelets and necklaces? Or a sleek and classy watch for men? Either way, accessories are always a fantastic gift, and we are sure that whomever you gift it to will love it!

Religious Books

 In the spirit of Eid, giving the gift of a religious book would be a lovely show of love and care. There are various religious books you could get for someone. For example, there are Stories of the Prophet in the Holy Quran by Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq or The Best Eid Ever by Asma Mobin Uddin for the children in your family. For the older adult, we like the personalised Little Book of Big Du’as on Etsy.

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Charity 

 Why not give the gift of kindness to someone in need this Eid? You can take your children to a shelter for homeless people and feed them. You could give them some of your Eid food, some simple homemade sandwiches with butter and cheese or some takeout food like pizza to save time.

You can also do the same to feed the people who are hungry and living on the streets. Simple acts like buying or making hot drinks for the cold and isolated will go a long way in changing someone’s day and bringing hope. It is crucial to show your children the value of kindness and teach them that we should be grateful for all our privileges.

 Time

Time is the most important gift. No matter how many material gifts you give, nothing will ever beat quality time, meaningful conversations and hugs. It is important to make the most of every day you have with your loved ones. Remember to tell your family you love them, cherish every memory, take photos and always be kind to one another. The sweet memories on Eid are worth more than a million gifts. 

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