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.
(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)
Apron / artist smock / lab coat
Crayons / Markers / Inks
Gel pens / Smelly pens
Paint or Do-A-Dot paints
Personalized notebook / journal / diary
Plain wood, canvases or ceramics to paint
Protractor / xacto
Sketch pad/ Watercolor pad
Arabic Alphabet Magnets
Retro Polaroid camera
Word searches or crossword puzzles
Band aids in their favorite character
Bath soaps that smell
Toothbrush (Especially if candy is included!)
Travel hot chocolate mug
Wallet / Purse
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.
Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more Eid projects.