99 Non-Candy Eid Favors {Resource}

I am  always on the look out for Arab cultural and Eid favors to put in our gift baskets or gift boxes  during the holidays.

 

It seems to be hard to find unique Islamic Ramadan or Hajj themed favor gifts for a modern Muslim celebration.

 

On this blog, I’ve shown how to make  DIY party favor bags, Kaab’a boxes and baskets to fill with goodies, including candy. But with each post of an Eid craft tutorial, I’m always getting asked if I have a list of what to put inside that isn’t a food item.

 

I’m now finally sharing my non-candy Eid favors list with you and hope it helps narrow down your own searches. I have placed the Eid gift supplies items into seven categories: creative play, learning, indoor play, necessities, outdoor play, religious and wearable. Some are things we have made before, while others I have purchased over the years, at our local toy or dollar store.

 

If you do need a candy item, please stop by our Quran Nuggets, Kaab’a travel gum or Eid Sprinkle Pops to add to your celebration basket.

 

(Eid is the Arabic word for festive or holiday, such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc.  In Islamic countries, it may refer specifically to the two major holidays, Eid Al Adha and Eid Al Fitr. Ramadan is one of the holy months of the Islamic Hijri calendar, when Muslims fast daily. Hajj is a spiritual pilgrimage Muslims make to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where the Kaab’a is located. Fasting and the pilgrimage are written about in the Quran, the Muslim holy book)

 

Creative Play

Apron / artist smock / lab coat
Cookie cutters
Cool stationary
Crayons / Markers / Inks
Gel pens / Smelly pens
Origami Paper
Paint or Do-A-Dot paints
Perler Beads
Personalized notebook / journal / diary
Picture frame
Plain wood, canvases or ceramics to paint
PomPom Maker
Protractor / xacto
Sharpies
Silly putty
Sketch pad/ Watercolor pad
Wall decals

 

Indoor play

Blocks
Dice
Doll
Fairy wings / cape
Game cards
Legos
Nostalgic kid toys (wind-up cars)
Playdoh
Puppets
Slinky
Small game
Stuffed animal
Tic Tac Toe
Whistle
YoYo

 

Learning

Arabic Alphabet Magnets
Book bag
Books
CDs
Coloring Book
Comic books
Disposable camera
DVDs
Flash Cards
Headphones
Magazine subscription
Magnifying glasses
Movie tickets
Posters
Pencil case
Puzzles
Retro Polaroid camera
Science kit
Stickers
Word searches or crossword puzzles

 

Necessities

Band aids in their favorite character
Bath soaps that smell
Bubble bath
Cash
Flashlight
Fun straws
Gift cards
Key chain
Kids watch
Phone accessories
Toothbrush (Especially if candy is included!)
Travel hot chocolate mug
Travel Pillow
Wallet / Purse
Water bottle

 

Outdoor play

Bike accessories (horn, streamers)
Bouncing/sport ball (soccer, football )
Bug House
Flower seeds
Gardening tools
Jump Rope
Kite
Sidewalk Chalk
Small instrument
Sunglasses
Wind chimes

 

Religious

Binoculars
Bookmark
Coin Purse
Compass
Daily Devotional
Hajj savings bank
Hijri calendar
Islamic music
Misbaha
Pins
Prayer mat
Quran
Quran Cover
Scarf or taqiyah
Zakat Bank

 

Wearable

Hair accessories
Jewelry
Pajamas
Socks
T-shirt
Sweatshirt / team jersey
Wrist bands

 

I’ll keep adding more as I remember back to what I’ve done over the past 17 years of the Eid celebrations in our home, but if you think of any, please let me know via Instagram or Facebook or Twitter.

 

Stop by our other 99 project lists
99 Creative Star Projects {Resource}
99 Muslim Children Books {Resource}

Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more Eid projects.