Gift Giving Is My Love Language, and I Know These 30 Eid Gifts Will Spark Joy


Courtesy of Target; Lush; Kishmish; Kolkata Chai Co; Farmgirl Flowers

We've officially made it to the halfway mark of Ramadan, and while I've been focusing on the priorities of the month (reflecting, resetting, and reconnecting), I can't help but also mentally prepare for Eid al-Fitr, which always comes faster than I expect. It's when we'll be spending even more quality time with loved ones and, of course, blessing them with gifts to celebrate the occasion. But there's no denying that, despite how well you might know a person, it can be difficult to find just the right gift, something that's thoughtful, meaningful, budget friendly, etc. My family and I have been doing a gift exchange on Eid since I was a child, and that alongside my job has made me a bit of a pro at navigating the best things to buy. (I once wrote four gift guides in one month, and yes, I completely enjoyed it.)

Whether you're shopping for the sibling that has the pickiest taste, parents who say they don't want anything but really want something, or the friends you spent the most time with, the gift guide below is a great place to start. Keep scrolling to shop all the high-joy gems to give to your loved ones this Eid. From unique homewares made by small businesses to aromatic candles available at your local Target, there's something on this list for everyone. 

These cards will guarantee smiles.

I gifted this candle multiple times throughout Ramadan, and every recipient has let me know it's officially become their new favorite home scent. 

And of course, a pretty mug to drink the chai out of.

Lush always releases seasonal products in honor of Eid, and its Sticky Dates products are a 10/10.

Keep track of those family food traditions by purchasing or gifting an empty recipe book. I personally plan on buying one and know it'll be something I'll cherish and constantly rely on. 

Mango's modest dresses are always simply stunning.

It'll always be mango season when you have this lip balm in your collection. 

This sleek skyline set will make a beautiful addition to any home. (I invested in it recently and can attest to the look and quality.)

I've tried dozens of hijabs, and nothing beats Vela's thoughtful design, craftmanship, and quality. 

Not only does this kajal come in a variety of fun colors, but it's also free of the toxic ingredients most kajal eyeliners have. It has a strong and long-lasting formula that's infused with aloe vera and vitamin E.

Have a little one in the family? This book by Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad will make a wonderful gift.

This dress was made for the summer.

The perfect set to guarantee glowy and protected skin.  

When in doubt, home décor is always a good gift idea.

This color really has me swooning. 

I love Rasm's modern and minimal take on Islamic-inspired décor. 

I've owned my Stencil Ring in gold for a few years now and am already thinking about adding a silver one to my collection.

If you have a friend or family member that loves to experiment in the kitchen, a unique cookbook is something they'll definitely appreciate.

I tend to put this customized blanket in every gift guide I write because it truly makes for a thoughtful and useful gift.

Just because Ramadan is over doesn't mean the date jar has to be put away.

I love how this set looks together, but I'm really interested in all the ways I could style the pieces separately. 

Designed and created by husband and wife Sarah and Nabil, each piece is meant to carry on Pakistani history and culture. (I'll personally be buying a T-shirt for my dad!)

Anything from Anthropologie's latest drop of homewares would put a smile on their face.

After Ramadan, it can be common for your skin to be a tad dehydrated. My sister gifted me with hydrating products last Eid, and I still use them to this day. But out of all the products I own, nothing rejuvenates my skin like this overnight sleeping mask.

If you're looking to gift high-quality and non-cheesy jewelry, Jenny Bird is an online trove you'll love to sift through.