Eid Al Adha 2009: Gift ideas

We love holidays just as much as anyone else, but sometimes it can get a little crazy when you’re trying to figure out gifts for everyone.

We’ve put together a small list of basics to help you get your creative minds flowing:

For mom:
How about putting together a special gift basket? You can pick up mini sample items (shampoo, lotion, bubbles, etc.) from places like Walgreens if you’re on a budget and put them all together in a gift bag. Or you can splurge and head to Bath and Body Works and buy a ready made gift set.

For dad:
Shopping for men is always a conundrum, because it seems most holidays have tons of options for women. Find a nice cologne that you think your dad will like, if you know that’s a tricky gift to give because he’s particular about his perfume, then give him a gift card for Best Buy, Borders or any other place you know he wouldn’t mind shopping around.

For friends:
If you have a few close friends you want to get a gift for, try to do something meningful. You could invite them all over for a home cooked meal instead of running around trying to find a gift. Or you could make them a homemade gift by getting some items from the craft store and making them a handmade necklace. There are tons of

For spouse:
Have an item engraved with a meaningful message that will always be there as a reminder whenever they look at our gift.

For kids:
Take them all out on Eid to a special place, if you have an indoor amusement park or playground. Gifts don’t have to be material things, they can be something that will become a memory. So take lots of pictures and put them in a photo album so you can always look back and smile at the great times you had!

For co-workers:
If you want to bring the Eid spirit to work then bring in some homemade baked goods and share with your co-workers.

We know you readers probably have some cool ideas for gifts, so share what you’re going to giving this year or if you’re going to skip the gift giving and do something else?

This article has 10 comments

  1. Mariam Sobh

    Mimie I got the pics sorry its taking me forever to get back to you…
    Kelly thats a great deal

    Ummu fathima I love victorias secret bcz you can get great deals. Like right now it’s some sale where you buy 7 lotions or body splash’s (you can mix and match) for $35.. normally they are $10 a piece They also have other lotions out now that smell amazing.. check them out!

  2. ummu fathima

    Im trying to find something really nice for my mother..she loves lotions and nice elegant ones.Any good stores for these items??
    Im also traveling in 2 months..so im trying to do my shopping now(with all those great deals coming up).any gift ideas for women??im literally going mad trying to plan out my list.

  3. Kelly

    Mariam – I got them at bed bath & beyond for $10 (they’re 14.99 – $5 off $15) so it was a good deal. I totally think they’ll love them.

  4. Mimie

    As Salaamu ‘Alaykum,

    Yes, I do have pix. I emailed them to you a few days ago 🙂

  5. Mariam Sobh

    Snuggies!! hehe.. I’ve been so tempted.. let us know how your kids like them. 😀

  6. Fatin

    for my family we have a nice tradition, that the whole family go to breakfast together in the morning of Eid, so this will be my gift to them this Eid 🙂

  7. Kelly

    Oh, and the teachers this time will get gift certs to no where else but alsharifa.com lol.

  8. Kelly

    My older two asked for snuggies lol. I’ll get them uno also.

    Not sure for DH. Probably a basket of teas, coffee, and some goodies.

    The baby is getting toys that I bought last year at target toy 75% clearance. Well, technically this year since it was January.

    We normally rent a hall with a group of friends and get a clown and games for the kids, but I’m not sure if I’m up to that this time or not. I’m tempted to visit my family for Turkey day and then head to Chicago for the Eid to visit some friends…

  9. Mariam Sobh

    Mimie love the bounce house idea!! 🙂 Too bad I live in the city in a high rise, but forget the kids, I want to jump around in one!! lol.

    I still don’t know what I’m getting ppl for Eid actually lol. I was thinking to get my husband something.. well I can’t mention it cause he reads this website so I don’t want to ruin the surprise hehe.

    Mimie are you selling these items? Do you have pics?

  10. Mimie

    As Salaamu ‘Alaykum,

    I like your suggestions. I already bought my husband his eid gift; exercise equipment he wanted but thought was still expensive. I guess I’m selfish and want him to keep looking svelt 🙂 I was thinking of renting a bouncehouse or ponies for the kids in the community and letting them have some fun after the eid prayers.

    BTW, for the sisters who haven’t purchased their eid clothes, I do have some very nice couture gowns, skirts and jackets. Again Sis. Mariam, sorry for stealing your platform 🙂

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