Eid al-Fitr is a special time of year for the Islamic community. Each year, Muslims gather for three days to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar; a time of fasting and devotion. In addition to religious worship and the breaking of the fast, Eid is also a time when families and friends come together to celebrate a time of joy and happiness and exchange gifts.
The preparations that go into a holiday like Eid can be challenging enough even before you factor in finding the right gift for a friend or relative. Thankfully, that’s where we come in. We’re happy to offer a comprehensive gift guide that can help you find that special something.
A sweet surprise for your husband or wife
One of the traditional customs associated with Eid is eating a small, sweet breakfast before visiting the mosque for prayer and participating in the other rituals of the day. For anyone with a sweet tooth, there’s no better way to enjoy this important Islamic festival than with a few sweet treats. Look for a box of specialty chocolates from a confectioner. It’s a great way to provide some bite-sized rewards to that special someone in your life to for making it through the challenges of Ramadan’s fast, and a reminder of your love.
An educational or inspiring gift for kids
While extravagant presents aren’t part of the spirit of Eid Al Fitr, there are plenty of practical gift options that can keep kids entertained. Many gift-givers opt for something both fun and educational. Consider something that will help a child explore an existing interest or learn something new, like an activity book related to a favorite subject or hobby. You’ll not only give them something nice to celebrate Eid, but the opportunity to learn something new or even develop a lifelong passion.
New clothes for your stylish friends
On Eid, it’s customary to wear new clothes while you visit family and friends. This makes new clothing a natural fit for an Eid Al Fitr present for anyone in your life with a sense of style. It’s a perfect gift to help them celebrate the spirit of the Eid festival, and they’ll also have something great to wear that will remind them of your generosity all year-round.
Send the gift of money on Eid
One of the major pillars of Eid is charity. Whether you’re gifting money to friends across the country or family across the world, Western Union is a safe and efficient method for sending good tidings at this special time of year. Find out more about how we can help you gift money to loved ones this Eid holiday.