Wonder what kind of Eid Gifts to give your children? Let me help you. Here’s 55+ practical Eid gift ideas recommended by real moms.
This is one question that pops up right before Ramadan and lasts till Hajj, every single year!
What can we gift on Eid that is not Candy! Will the kids like it or will they play with it once and toss them in a corner? Is there nothing other than toys? May be I should just gift them Eidi money in a pretty envelope. Or wait… how about treat them to an experience!
But this year Eid is still with #SocialDistancing! Theme parks, one on one dates or experiences of any sort – nobody knows if things will be open.
I have a list of Islamic Gifts for Children here but I asked my audience what they would recommend as suitable Eid gifts that include things other than just Islamic books, Toys or Subscriptions. I asked them to share with me ideas they have tried, tested and approved to find their own children enjoying. Here’s what they had to say.
50+ Eid Gift Ideas for children of all ages.
Whether it is for your own children or a niece or nephew, may be even your friend’s children, if you don’t have experience with what to gift at Eid, look through this list. It’s what real moms recommend.
These gifts are for children of all ages. From toddlers to tweens to teenagers. Whether your child loves books and crafts or they are the sporty adventurous kind, I am sure you will find something they enjoy.
- Books, stem kits, arts and crafts supplies are something that will encourage children’s creativity.
- Prayer mat that shows how to pray, Quran with a Quran pen that teaches your child how to read Quran in Arabic; also they have a doll for little girls that comes with hijab and prayer mat, Islamic story time books for children. As it is a Islamic holiday, I feel we should encourage Islamic gifts.
- Scientific Instruments like microscopes, telescopes, binoculars or a magnifying lens; How to books.
- My favorite: give them a coupon book for example: ‘Congratulations! Auntie will spend the whole day making your day special. Offer valid till December 31, 2020′; or ‘I am taking you out for ice cream’; or ‘We are baking cookies with you’; or ‘Auntie’s taking you on a shopping spree’. or whatever you think the kid will enjoy… Ofcourse remember to label and decorate the coupon book as you please.
- I like giving kids’ magazine subscription . There are many Islamic and cool Science based ones.
- Yes, Noor kids magazines or My Deen Magazine.
- Science or art subscription boxes.
- Plant kits – my kids never get board of this. My neighbor gifted his granddaughter materials for a fairy garden. I see the two of them putting it together outside. Looks like such a cool idea.
- Depending on age there are many craft and projects kits available at most big box stores. Beading sets, slime kits, loom bands, knitting machines.
- Kiwico subscription. Room decor things. Tools that help with organization etc. This is for tweens and teens year olds.
- I’m planning on getting them clothes this year. They never play with what we buy them so this year it’s going to be their wardrobes.
- School supplies, school clothes and shoes. We need to teach our children that these things are privileges too. They cost money.
- Gift cards for games, or McDonalds or something similar.
- Craft supplies or science experiment kits have been a hit in our home.
- Back packs/bags & shoes. Older children appreciate this.
- Karaoke mic- for reciting Quran (great confidence booster for the timid or soft spoken) , tools to explore the world around them- microscope, telescope, binoculars, compass, stethoscope, etc. The older they are the more power they should have. Courses or seminars in the areas that they show strength or interest. Something to nurture like a pet, plant, project.
More Eid Gift Ideas Continued below…
More Eid Gift Ideas for Kids
- Depending on age, I have bought my kids some hobby items in the past. Wood burning kit, a camera, leather work (tools and pieces of leather), microscope, telescope, Lego robotics, drone… Etc..
- For my 5 year old InshaAllah for this Eid it’s going to be , roller skates . Still wondering what to do for the other two . Definitely not toys .
- Tasbih is a great gift. Those colorful Tasbeeh kits are good too.
- We’ve gotten craft stuff, bikes, snap circuits, games to play as a family, and experiences in the past.
- Big puzzles and kitchen sets have been a hit in our home.
- LED strip lights for bedrooms , basements or game rooms, etc or bike tires and glow lights for my boys.
- If they like art – you can buy paints, modeling clay or stationary stuff like journals, stickers, gel pens etc
- Books! Activity books! Like word games or puzzles crafting books or crafting kits. Art supplies have also been a hit with our children.
- Personalized blanket or bottle or key chain or mug (if child is older). Something that will stay with them for a while
- For this eid, since my 7 year old is asking lots of questions. I’ll be making a large basket for everything pertaining to hajj.. books, activity books, stickers, displays, hajj box, etc. & I’ll most likely have my boys share the gift. I think too a lot of times the essence of this eid is to give, so maybe not necessarily gifting them anything but rather letting them “choose” to gift to someone less fortunate. That’s what I did with my boys last eid al-adha.
- Eid cookie decorating kits. That’s pure entertainment and they get to enjoy it too!
- A piece of silver. A silver coin or silver round. If you have a larger budget then a piece of gold. Teach them about investment.
- I have given Eid coloring shirts and stuffed animals for babies!
- Islamic board games. Got my 13 year old Art supplies, a few canvas and easel for it.. She loved using them.. of course books.
- This Eid I’m thinking of getting her a nice camera to capture nature pics.. my 9 yr old daughter has been very interested in rocks and has her own collection. She’s now learning about crystals and loves them so for Eid, I’m thinking of getting her a set of collector’s crystals and maybe some jewelry with crystals or something like that. And more books!
- A cool backpack with some cool/nice stuff in it – like a little flash light, a new pencil case (maybe with colors in it), a bag of sweets, a cool cap (went for Spiderman for my 7 year old), and other stuff the child might like . A backpack is always useful, my son takes a backpack with him everywhere we go with his favorite toys and even an iPad in it.
- Sunflower seeds or some good seeds for them to plant.
- Strawberry plant or something they can grow and eat.
- A picture/painting, a coloring book, or a set for drawing/painting, a book to read, a plant, a ball or frizbee, a puzzle, some family games like UNO, Scrabble or Monopoly.
- We bought a subscribtion for “My Deen” books
- Arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment (scooters, skateboards, ninja slackline obstacle courses), swimming equipment for pool or beach (floats, body board, pool noodles, lifejackets, snorkel kit), Moon- in-my-Room or something Glow in the Night, slip n slide, water play table, butterfly/insect nets and kits, or a flower press!
- Books, Puzzles, Board games, Stem toys, Coding toys, Sports equipment, Monthly magazine subscription, Gift cards. They’re at the age now where they want to buy their own things so they ask for Eidi money.
- Hoverboard, National Geographic has fun experiments, Video games, or gift card, Roller blades.
- Depends on your relationship with the child. If it’s for a son or a nephew, a watch that will last him for many, many years would be a wonderful gift. That way he’ll always remember that this is what I got when I finished reciting the whole Quran for the first time ever. For someone not so closely related, you could give a gift card or cash so that he can save money to buy something of his own choice.
- A Quran with English translation!! And nice clothes. Everyone wants to dress nicely at home to not feel depressed since most kids will be home most of the time. Also a personal planner or diary where he can dream for a bright future and plan to achieve it in sha Allah.
- A super large size Drone for kids who love tech
- Laptop or iPad as it is they willed this with virtual schooling or if they are in Middle School
- A water well/pump in places with desperate need of water would be a Sadaqah Jaariya as well as a great gift
- Nintendo switch
- A bike
- Skate board or basket ball hoop
- A game for whatever console that kid might have
- Depends what kind of interests he has.. an engraved Tiffany sterling silver necklace (they have stuff for boys) , a smart watch , a indoor/outdoor drone..
- I would say digital wristband/watch.
- Cash. Lol! My kids always ask for cash.
- A kindle. Smart watch or even a Fitbit, an ipad or a GPRS Watch
- Do they like taking pictures? If so maybe a nice camera. I gave my son my old DSLR.
- Lazer tag guns, remote car (R/C car or truck), Robots and build your own robot toys.
- Calligraphy set.
That’s a big list of Eid Gift ideas for children! Tell me do you have something to add to this list? Share in the comments or on my FB/Insta page! I am @JeddahMom
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