With the end of Ramadan just around the corner, Eid, and gifts for Eid are on the horizon! Despite the difficulty of fasting, many will miss this special time of year. From late nights at the mosque, shared iftars (breaking of fast) with loved ones around the dinner table, and the sense of community evoked by Ramadan (like sending cookies to neighbours) – this really is a cherished time. But, to mark the end of the holy month of fasting, Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated! It starts at sunset on the final day of Ramadan, and depending on the sighting of the moon, it will fall between 2 and 3 May this year. This holy day includes celebratory traditions like visiting the mosque for Morning Prayer, dressing up in new clothing, and followed by greetings of ‘Eid Mubarak’ to family, friends, and neighbours. And of course, everyone enjoys indulging in sweets, savouries, and a home-cooked meal!
While it’s the tradition for kids who have fasted the entire month to earn some moola, gift-giving on Eid for all is becoming more common. After all, the pandemic did change a tradition or two. So, if giving cash feels a bit impersonal, we’ve rounded up some great Eid gift ideas that are more thoughtful than crumpled rand notes. Maybe it’s your brother’s first Eid away from home, and you want to get him something special. Maybe you’re trying to give your kids—spellbound by the glitter and glamour of other celebrations — a little holiday fun. Or maybe you’ve been invited to an Eid celebration for the first time and you’re unsure what to bring the host. Whatever your situation, we have rounded up the best gifts for Eid across home décor, gourmet snacks, and flowers – carefully curated to bring joy to your loved ones.
Decorate Their Home With Gifts For Eid
Eid is one of the most auspicious and celebrated occasions where friends and family meet for a meal, be it lunch or dinner. The host must always be prepared to welcome guests, which begins with a beautiful table of course. And, before we get to the delicacies, let’s start with the décor! So, if you’re looking for something to gift to your friends and relatives on this occasion, how about some Eid Mubarak flowers? Whether it’s a gift for the host or part of your own Eid décor, we have an array of freshly cut flower bouquets, vase-filled arrangements and so much more to make their home all the more welcoming for guests. With just a bouquet of blooms, you can allow them to add a luxuriously opulent floral centerpiece to their lunch table. It’ll truly ‘bloom’ guests away!
Do you have the type of family who scoffs at store-bought anything and insists on making everything from scratch? Or, a friend who is obsessed with DIY’ing their own goodies this Eid? Why not upgrade their Eid feast with chic Le Creuset cookware. Bold, colourful, and sophisticated – it is perfect for Eid day lunch! If you spend Eid at the same place every year, and you know they love hosting – a pair of dishes or even personalised placemats and coasters make for a wonderful hostess gift. They can use it for appetisers, lunch, and more for their future Eid parties.
Serve Up Some Snacks For Eid
After a month of fasting, what better gift is there than the gift of food? As simple as it may seem, nothing says Happy Eid like dried fruit and nuts. Show up at any Eid celebration with this bad boy, and the host will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Plus, whose eyes won’t light up at the sight of a ‘Halaal’ sign? To make gifting all the easier this Eid, we have a selection of gourmet Halaal snacks. From biltong and nut-filled jars to sweeter chocolate and nougat spoils, we have the perfect Eid snacking, sorted. Send these gifts for Eid-al-Fitr to families with young children…or keep them for yourself, we’re not judging!
And what about after lunch cake and tea you might ask? Look no further than our Bakery! Which also happens to be the best bakery in Johannesburg. Our delectable selection of Chateau Gateaux cakes will satisfy all their sugary cravings from the last month! With flavours that range from classic chocolate, carrot, baked cheesecake, to cookies and cream, the French patisserie has something for every fussy host’s taste buds. And why stop there? If our parents taught us anything, it’s that there can never be too many cakes and bakes on Eid, because you never know who will show up! So why not add a beautiful box of our personalised cupcakes, doughnuts, or even mouth-watering macaroons? A coffee and tea hamper will of course make an Eid celebration’s afternoon wind down even more ‘brew’-tiful!
Dress Them Up For Eid
As a child, the best part of Eid (besides scoring some cash) is getting dressed up in a new outfit. And, showing it off to your family, friends, and neighbours! To keep this tradition going, and to make it even more memorable, we have a personalised clothing for kids. Plus, what kid wouldn’t love a tee with their name on it? Now, your only issue is them not wanting to take it off! Once they’ve got their outfit sorted, you could always fill a basket with super-cool stickers, DIY art kits and treats for an extraordinary Eid morning surprise. And, why not make the morning even more magical with kid’s kitchenware so they can help Mom or Dad prep for the festivities on Eid morning? Now isn’t that an awesome reward for a whole month of fasting?
While the novelty wears off a bit in adulthood, it’s still tradition to wear something new. And, who doesn’t need a sleek scarf, purse, or handbag? Whether it’s for your niece, younger sister, or tween neighbor, you’ll become her new favourite with this stylish Eid gift. For the guys, you can’t go wrong with a classic belt or wallet. For those who appreciate the finer things, look through our selection of ‘scent’-sational fragrances and colognes. This is one gift that will have everyone asking what they’re wearing on Eid day. Plus, it’s Sunnah (Islamic way of life) to leave the house smelling nice. Yes, really!
So, if you’re changing up your Eid routine this year and gift-giving, we hope you’ve found some inspiration! From fresh flowers and fragrances to luxury confectionery and more, there’s something for everyone on your Eid gift list. If you’ll be attending Eid parties this year, we’ve also included some home décor items that are handy for hostess gifts. There are some really thoughtful options to spoil the ones you love (big and small!) Eid Mubarak!