Finding the right gift for your loved ones at Eid can be challenging, to say the least; how could an object possibly demonstrate the love and respect you hold for that person?
The beauty of gift giving is that it truly is more about the thought than the gift itself. It’s about showing how well you know a person by selecting Eid gifts you know they’ll love; whilst everything has a monetary value, it’s who you give it to that makes a gift special. The real value falls in the act of giving, rather than the gift itself.
With that being said, coming up with a thoughtful idea which truly proves your sentiment towards a family member or cherished friend, as we said, can be tough. So, to help you out, here are some of our favourite, easy yet thoughtful ideas for Eid gifts your loved ones will adore this year.
Some of the most treasured Eid gifts come in the form of clothing. Gift the ladies in your life a high-quality piece of clothing which will become a staple in their wardrobe, ensuring they think of you each time they wear the item.
Consider a soft, beautifully made shawl or scarf; perhaps even accessories in the form of jewellery or footwear. Choose something in their favourite colour, or play it safe with something more neutral. Either way, giving the gift of clothing shows how well you know a person alongside demonstrating that you care.
As we well know, the Prophet ﷺ himself held personal hygiene and grooming in high regard. To celebrate this year, Eid gifts given to the Muslim men in your life could revolve around personal care and keeping themselves looking, not to mention feeling, great.
Take the Sunnah Box, for instance; a stunning, hand-crafted gift box chock-full of beautiful grooming tools and products which honour the Sunnah. These include a delectably masculine perfume (the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Beloved to me in the world are women and perfume.” Sunan an-Nasai), high-quality beard oil made from argan and almond extracts (the Prophet ﷺ said: "Trim the moustache and let the beard grow." Sunan an-Nasai) and a beautiful wooden keepsake comb, among many others. The Sunnah Box also contains the renowned black seed oil, for which the Quran says, “in black seed there is healing for every disease, except death”. Give the gift of grooming products this Eid and allow your loved ones to take pride in looking after themselves, both in appearance and in health.
Giving money as a gift at Eid – usually known as Eidi – is a common tradition among Muslim families, the sentiment behind it being that your loved ones may use it as they wish. Particularly when it comes to children, this adds a level of responsibility and pride to receiving such a gift; with it comes the inherent trust that they’ll spend it wisely.
Take it one step further and deliver the gift inside a beautiful purse or wallet which they’ll undoubtedly be determined to keep safe, and just watch their eyes light up.
Eid is certainly a time to celebrate and share – not just gifts, but in quality time and care, too. Who will you be spending it with this year?
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MBCO was founded with the Prophet ﷺ himself in mind; we try to embody and emulate his teachings and beliefs every day. And, as you know, personal hygiene was a huge part of this.
So, with all this in mind, we thought we’d put together some of our favourite Hadiths about cleanliness, grooming and personal hygiene for you to think on throughout your day.