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  • adnin1
    Eid Pressies
    I give my non-muslim friends eid presents using the same technique they use to give me xmas/diwali/hannukah presents - buy what they like! Traditionally families exchange items like money or clothes (like the dreadful outfit my MIL gave ) but you could give book tokens, hand made gifts, candles (urggh)...anything. It's the thought that counts.
  • Sarahsaver
    Don't worry no candles will be involved
    Makes me think of Easter when I was a kid, mum used to insist we HAD to have a new outfit - to her liking of course
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    I have done reading too!
    To avoid all evil, to do good,
    to purify the mind- that is the
    teaching of the Buddhas.
  • abdulinyourface
    nowadays money is the main thing that is exchanged for kids etc.

    indian sweets between adults is usually good stuff like gulab jamun, jalebi and habshi halwa

    cards are nice so we know who the nice person was who sent us the lovely indian sweets we scoffed our faces on!

    eid is gonna fall either next sunday/monday.....although some people could even do it on tuesday but theres not many of them.

    i guess vouchers for somewhere like debenhams/house of fraser etc would be handy especially with the xmas sales coming up (im sure the women would appreciate this!)
    men are always difficult to buy as always but we're not fuss....probably buy us a toolkit so we can put it in our sheds with the other 20 that have been bought for us throughout the years!

    thanks for all your kind thoughts
  • Emmy
    Just wanted to say what a nice thread, my daughter is very close friends with a muslim boy at school......he has asked her to go to the prom with him, only one problem as she isn't muslim his parents aren't keen on my daughter (not being muslim) so, what a lovely idea for her to send a nice card to his parents. Thank you for that.
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    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 14th Oct 06, 9:51 PM
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    To the OP:

    I am sure any gift would be really welcomed and a kind gesture because you have (a) recognised or remembered it is their special time of year and (b) made/bought them something as a gift.

    Hand made cakes, biscuits, sweets would be lovely but so would a bought gifts. To be honest, as long as it hasn't got animal products or alcohol in it then you'll be fine.

    Generally at eid you would buy a new set of clothes, give gifts of sweets, cakes etc and small gifts of money. However as Eid is like a "muslim chrismtas" british muslim kids are often now subject to the same pressures as other kids at christmas. the latest gadgets, xboxes, designer labelled clothes etc etc. Even eid is becomming too commercialised!!
  • Sarahsaver
    My children have asked for Eid presents in previous years, as well as Christmas and Diwali, because they celebrate them all at school! I was really proud of DD last year because she learnt songs in Arabic for a special school assembly!
    I am going to make cards and probably a cake when I have remembered which recipe was my best one!
    Member no.1 of the 'I'm not in a clique' group
    I have done reading too!
    To avoid all evil, to do good,
    to purify the mind- that is the
    teaching of the Buddhas.
  • Tran
    My children have asked for Eid presents in previous years, as well as Christmas and Diwali,
    by Sarahsaver
    Kids heh? Never miss a trick if they think they could legitimately ask for extra presents.....
  • inaam
    No - veggie gillaten is allowed, animal gilletin is not allowed in Islam. I think jelly is alright though?
    Originally posted by Revenge of the Red Devil
    there's a brand called ahmed jellys and they sell halal jelly .
    flavours: raspberry,strawberry,pineapple,banana and mango
  • samiahnoor
    Send Eid Gifts to Pakistan
    A month ago on Eid ul fitr, i used primegiftservice for sending eid gifts in Pakistan online and it was my perfect choice, online secure payment options and free home delivery service was excellent, i strongly recommend them.
    • Fleurancedinh
    • By Fleurancedinh 9th Sep 15, 1:15 PM
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    Hi everyone
    I converted to islam many years ago and to see this post is amazing
    I'm from france originally and my muslim friends are mostly algerian and moroccan
    And we actually bake and cook for friends who visit us, for our neighbours
    I never had present from non muslim so i find your initiative really nice
    As for the eid date we usually dont know because it depends on moon cycles, it s eid when the new moon appears, next eid should be around 23rd sept in God willing
    • fluffyangela
    • By fluffyangela 11th Sep 15, 8:31 AM
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    Any gift is great for Eid, from a decoration piece to a dress, sweets, cake, whatever suits your budget
    • borntoshop
    • By borntoshop 14th Jun 16, 10:35 AM
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    Just rebooting this 10 year old thread, has anybody got any great online recommendations? I bought my good Muslim neighbours a gift last year and used Ambala link already above, but their post and packing is expensive for a small box of sweets.
    • PixieDust
    • By PixieDust 16th Jun 16, 10:40 PM
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    We gave yankee candles in foody smells and a votive cup so that they could enjoy sweet treats during Ramadan without breaking their fast, and for the children we got a presentation pack of Halal Haribos from Tesco. We are not Muslim but our neighbours are, and have sent us over fresh samosas and a delicious coconut cake, still warm. Yummmmmmm!
    • epaphrodituslock
    • By epaphrodituslock 11th Feb 17, 12:44 PM
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    Their are many online store are available to purchase eid gift .
    • fatblackandwhite
    • By fatblackandwhite 15th Oct 17, 8:58 AM
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    Just stumbled upon this ancient thread. I bought an Eid gift for my colleague this year and found that Guylian chocolates (the sea shell ones) are Halal. She loved them :-)

    My son's teacher this year is Muslim so I will make sure to get her some with her Christmas gift.
    • maryaus
    • By maryaus 16th Oct 17, 9:52 PM
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    Arabic sweets!
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