Ramadan is here, and Eid is just over a month away!
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and the most special time of year for Muslims worldwide. For thirty days, they fast from food and water from dawn to sunset. Days and nights are filled with prayers, charity, focusing on good deeds, heightened spirituality, and communal joy. Every night at sunset, families gather to open their fast with a sweet date and a cool glass of water to quench their thirst, followed by a savoury meal called iftar which often includes crispy samosas and pastries. The new moon marks the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid-al-Fitr, or the celebration of breaking the fast.
The month flies by, and it’s not too soon to start thinking about Eid festivities, dinners, and hostess gifts. Celebrate in style with these pieces your friends and family will love.
Wall Art for the Interior Design Lover
This timeless Islamic wall art is a stunning and graceful addition to any home. It comes in several colours and styles for you to choose from.
Vibrant Allah Wall Art, Zane and Noora, $55.
Related: 10 Ways to Decorate for Eid
No dinner is complete without warm chai and lots of conversation. Treat the hostess to a uniquely curated box of Persian tea essentials with Chai Affairs. Add a bag of their signature rose tea for the perfect gift for the chai lover in your life.
Signature Tea Set, Chai Affairs Store, $55.
These chic moon dome jars are crafted from thick aluminum and can be styled around the home year-round. Fill with nuts, dates, or a secret candy stash the kids will never find! Available in several colours, the elegant design makes for the perfect gift.
Moon Dome Jar (White Chocolate), Rasm, $52.
Serve in Style
Everyone needs a beautiful serving tray, and this Islamic geometric patterned one is the perfect gift. Functional and stunning, it’s a piece the hostess can use all year.
Islamic Pattern Tray With Handles, Etsy, Starting at $72.
Design for a Good Cause
This Islamic architecture-inspired cloche has a sleek design that can be displayed year-round. Smooth curves, stacked acacia wood trays, and a ceramic-like dome make for an eye-catching piece that’s both beautiful to look at and functional. All proceeds for this product are donated to disaster relief efforts in Syria and Turkey.
Mini Cloche, Days of Eid, $59.
If you’re looking for a delicious last-minute gift, baklava never fails! In my area, I recommend picking up a box of fresh Middle Eastern pastries and desserts from one of the best shops in the GTA, Crown Pastries. It’s sure to be a hit!
Assorted Baklavas (1KG), Crown Pastries, $42.
If you’re looking for a gift for a friend who loves to host, look no further. This personalized birch wood charcuterie board can be customized with names, Eid Mubarak, or just about anything else for the perfect gift!
Personalized Cheese/Cutting Board, Etsy, Starting at $80.
Donut Forget Dessert
If you bring a dessert to Eid dinner, you win best guest. If you bring customized donuts, you’ll be invited to every dinner from here on out. Additionally, if you live in the GTA, I recommend this Toronto company known for its customizable donuts.
Prices may vary.
Lend a Hand
If you want to help the hostess with Eid dessert, show off your skills with this delicious homemade kunafa. Easy to make and even easier to eat, your dessert will be the talk of Eid dinner!
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