By: Anam Lone @theinspiredaccountant
One of the most exciting parts about Eid is the shopping experience it brings. Muslims are encouraged to wear new clothes and give presents to celebrate this joyous holiday. Thankfully, the past few years have seen a surge in Islamic shops and boutiques across North America. These small businesses are truly reaching new heights with their creativity and wide variety of product offerings. Here are some ideas for you to buy something special for your family & friends this Eid. And while you’re at it, get a gift for yourself as well!
Gifts For Kids
- Handmade Islamic Gifts by HafsaCreates
HafsaCreates makes the cutest Onesies, Bodysuits and tutu sets for little kids. With funny and creative quotes printed on these items, you are sure to make little kids’ first Eid a memorable one.
- Kids Tableware by Lila & Tiny
This is the perfect gift for cute little toddlers in your life. The set includes a tumbler, a bowl and a plate in a monochrome design. It is stain-resistant, microwave and dishwasher safe and perfectly sized for small hands.
- Decorate Islamic Accents by Handmadebeginnings
Handmade Beginnings creates beautiful decorative cloud pillows that are a fun way to remind your little one to say their daily duas! It makes a lovely accent in a baby’s nursery or a child’s playroom and makes a unique gift for a new baby too! Other items sold by this shop include Arabic Alphabet Banner and Memory match Islamic game.
- Alhamdulillah For – Gratitude Journal
Ayeina Official makes a beautiful gratitude journal for kids. It is the perfect way to inspire daily reflection, build a mindset of abundance and help children develop an attitude of gratitude for all the blessings in their lives. Since keeping detailed journals can be intimidating, these journals involve very little writing, which is perfect for kids!
- My Salah Mat
One of the best gifts you can give to your kids, nieces or nephews this Eid is “The Salah Mat.” This interactive prayer mat can help little kids learn the method of Salah & memorize surahs as it walks them through 2 complete rakats. It’s got instructions in 7 different languages as well! Definitely an item that kids will love and learn from!
Gifts for Friends & Family & yourself
Balbea is a Montreal-based design house that creates modern clothing for women. Their pieces are all handmade in Canada and made with quality, modesty and timelessness in mind. Definitely check out this boutique to order clothes for Eid and beyond!
- Coloured Quran Series by ImaanShop
This Quran series is available in a premium leather-like embossed cover. The pages of this Quran series are stunning with pastel colours, and it truly makes for a beautiful gift.
Among many beautiful products, Sheendipity sells premium quality canvases with beautifully designed Islamic quotes. The canvases are ready-to-hang or can be placed on your desk as well. Different sizes are available with the option of custom sizing as well. A part of every sale goes to Nisa Homes, which is a great way for you to contribute to a community cause as well.
If you’re running out of time to pick a thoughtful gift, look no further than the inT box. InTfirst makes curated subscription and gift boxes with modern Muslims in mind. Every month, the boxes have different items. Gift boxes can also be personalized for you with a message. So definitely check them out!
Halal Socks is a brand that is more than just socks for men and women. It is inspired by Canadian values of unity, harmony and diversity. Each pair is made from fine combed cotton with colourful, creative designs.
So these are all my recommendations! These gifts are sure to bring a smile on your loved ones’ faces. You will not be disappointed! Until next time, Happy Eid Shopping!