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.