The month of Ramadan, which is observed annually by millions of Muslims, takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is observed through fasting and taking increased time for prayer, self-reflection and charity. As we approach the end of the month, with the last 10 days being the most significant of the month, Muslims around the world are increasing their focus even more as we try to make the most of these blessed days.
However, it is also a time to start looking ahead to Eid al-Fitr, the festival which marks the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr, which translates to "the Festival of Breaking Fast" is a time to celebrate with loved ones, dressing up in new clothes and hosting traditional dinners. It's an excuse to indulge in all the delicious dishes you may have missed whilst fasting.
It is also a time for gift giving and exchanging presents and money, known as Eidi, with family and friends. Ramadan, for me, always leaves me feeling extra sentimental and appreciative for my loved ones and the Muslim community. Nothing strengthens bonds like having to sleepily eat cereal at 4 a.m. for Suhoor or the post-Iftar rush to the mosque. Being able to spoil those who observe the month by my side on Eid day brings me true joy.
However, shopping for Eid can often be a little challenging, as, unlike national festivals, stores are not filled with premade gifts that can be bought at the last minute. There's nothing I love more than giving gifts, so I've taken the work out for you by rounding up the best Eid gifts to give this year.
Best Eid Gifts Under £30
Best Eid Gifts Under £75
Best Luxury Eid Gifts
This is a bouquet of white peonies, lily of the valley and stephanotis captured in a bottle so beautiful it'll take centre stage on their dressing table.
Here's one of Missoma's best-selling pieces that have been on my wish list for a while. Gift this one in the morning so they can show it off with their Eid outfit.