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  • boots_ranger
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    • 11th Oct 06, 1:40 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 1:40 PM
    First thing might be an Eid card, you can get them in Clinton's from what I remember and we bought some in Morrisons the other day.

    Another thing might be a hamper or something like that with a few biscuits, cakes, sweets etc (Just make sure the ingredients don't contain Gelatine).

    Hope this helps.
  • Anastacia
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    • 11th Oct 06, 1:58 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 1:58 PM
    I buy a tray of arabic sweets from the asian supermarket, they are like little kunafis & so on with pastry & nuts. Plus a little gift for the kids like colours, paint by numbers etc.

    Hope this helps

    Anastacia
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    • fruitcake
    • By fruitcake 11th Oct 06, 3:12 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 3:12 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 3:12 PM
    Traditionally, Eid gifts used to be in the form of money...for children....back in the day when there was pound notes!! Sweets, chocolates and the like are great, just be aware that the ingredients don't include "animal fats" or "gelatine" as Muslims don't consume cow's or pig's fat...infact no animal derivatives unless it's "halal".

    Should be okay as long as you steer clear of anything containing jelly (wine gums etc)

    A home made Eid Card would be fab too!
  • lightisfading
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    • 11th Oct 06, 7:20 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 7:20 PM
    Being vegetarian, i know that gelatin is in far more than just 'jelly' products (recently; yoghurt, chocolate, mints and god knows what else) . Check all labels carefully!
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  • Revenge of the Red Devil
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    • 11th Oct 06, 7:52 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 7:52 PM
    No - veggie gillaten is allowed, animal gilletin is not allowed in Islam. I think jelly is alright though?
  • Gingham Ribbon
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    • 11th Oct 06, 8:41 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 8:41 PM
    It's hard to get jelly that doesn't contain animal derived gelatine. Morrisons do a trifle, but it has cream on it, so not sure if that would be any good. (It's veggie but I don't know about being halal.)
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    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 11th Oct 06, 8:56 PM
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    MrsTinks
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    • 11th Oct 06, 8:56 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 8:56 PM
    I will ask one of the girls at work tomorrow who is muslim if she can give me some ideas for you all
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  • Sarahsaver
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    • 11th Oct 06, 10:13 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 10:13 PM
    I know all about the gelatine thing, I think I might make a cake which went down well on a previous occasion (xmas!)
    Spose I could make a hamper, I fancy making some jam...
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    • MrsMondragon
    • By MrsMondragon 11th Oct 06, 11:20 PM
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    MrsMondragon
    As well as gelatine you need to avoid the food colours E120 and E124, which are both derived from crushed beetles. Also you need to make sure the product you are buying does not contain alcohol . Another one to avoid is E471 (mono and di-glycerides of fatty acids), unless it also says suitable for vegetarians.
    • mouk
    • By mouk 11th Oct 06, 11:24 PM
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    mouk
    some E471 are ok(if the package displays suitable for veg then this should be fine)
    • plzhelpmesave!
    • By plzhelpmesave! 11th Oct 06, 11:30 PM
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    plzhelpmesave!
    as a muslim myself, just wanted to say how sweet you are to be going to so much trouble to find an appropriate gift for Eid.

    I honestly think a simple card and your warm wishes would make a fantastic present on their own, it's lovely when non-muslims get involved in Eid & Ramadan!

    having said that, everyone loves home-made cakes & biccies! i was just trying to think of some of the pressies i've had for eid, and its the normal smellies, choccies etc, so anything home-made would be lovely.

    Hope this helps!
    • mouk
    • By mouk 11th Oct 06, 11:34 PM
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    mouk
    as a muslim myself there seems to be good non-muslims out there who look after and help one another.
    with most of the media nowadays focused on muslims/islam this thread sure does bring out the true nature of the ppl...

    well done!!!
  • Justie
    http://www.zalatimo.com/ make the most divine sweets (not cheap but any excuse to buy them is good and they're big tins). There are plenty of recipes online for sweets too and they're fun to make (if a little sticky) the smell of rosewater in the kitchen is lovely.
  • Tran
    I think homemade cakes/biscuits/sweets as long as they haven't got animal products or alcohol in are a lovely idea.
    • Ally
    • By Ally 12th Oct 06, 1:37 PM
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    Ally
    One word .... Ambala You can't beat good old tradition


    ummmmm yummy

    Edit: http://www.ambalafoods.com/ Now, off to find me local branch!!!
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  • Snaggles
    This is a bit soppy but I actually feel really proud that a thread like this can exist here. It just goes to show that there is some hope for us all! Eid mubarak to all (I really hope that's right - please correct me if not - it's what my son put on his Eid card that he made at school!)
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  • Princessa
    When is Eid? Some of the sweets on the sites look lovely!
    • Ally
    • By Ally 12th Oct 06, 3:50 PM
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    Ally
    Depends ... have been told it'll fall between 22nd and 24th .....:confused:
    I can say whatever I like here ... 'cos no one can see me .. ner ner ner ner ner !!!....


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  • Justie
    One word .... Ambala You can't beat good old tradition


    ummmmm yummy

    Edit: http://www.ambalafoods.com/ Now, off to find me local branch!!!
    by Ally
    there goes the diet....
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