Ramadan and Eid are special times of the year for Muslims. Ramadan is a deeply spiritual month in which giving and sharing are more rewarding than they are in any other month of the Muslim lunar calendar. And at the end of that month, Muslims observe Eid — a holiday of celebration and joy. It’s when gifts and goodies are exchanged with loved ones and friends. Whether you are a Muslim or have a Muslim friend, we have gathered up some great local, women-owned businesses with suggestions for your Ramadan and Eid shopping.
The Barakah Boutique
Barakah Boutique is the first Islamic lifestyle boutique in Canton. They carry a curated and inspiring collection of faith-based products including modern home décor, Islamic books for children and adults, toys and games, planners and notebooks, cards, Halal candy, and more. It is your one-stop boutique for all Islamic needs. Find them on Instagram @thebarakahboutique.
Ramadan Countdown Calendar
This Countdown Calendar is designed for kids to enjoy each day during the month of Ramadan. It includes 30 segments to add a daily treat along with a good deed reminder (such as praying, donating, saying thank you, etc.). The calendar is reusable and makes a great décor piece as well.
Notebooks for Notetaking and Journaling
Barakah Boutique carries a range of contemporary notebooks for everyday note-taking, journaling ideas, and memories. They make a thoughtful gift, too. All notebooks are made in Britain and with FSC certified paper.
Ramadan Around the World Children’s Book
This book, written by Ndaa Hassan, is one of Barakah Boutique’s best sellers. Ramadan Around the World showcases various Muslim cultures across the globe and how they celebrate the month of Ramadan. This book is a fun and adventurous read for children and a useful educational tool for educators as well.
Didi Sweets and Treats
Didi Sweets and Treats is based in Troy. They specialize in custom cakes and offer sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan desserts. Everything they make is made to order. Their delicious desserts are made from scratch with quality ingredients. They offer unique flavors and decadent treats that are perfect to share with loved ones and during your Ramadan and Eid celebrations. Find them on Instagram at @Didisweetsandtreats.
A creamy, light fragrant cheesecake with kunafa crust and crumb top (can be made gluten-free or nut-free) is a perfect dessert to gift your family and friends this Eid.
Halva (halawa) Cookie
A freshly-baked batch of brown butter tahini chocolate chip cookies stuffed with halawa (can be made gluten-free and dairy-free) are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike during that iftar/sunset time.
Pistachio Orange Cake
A decadent cake with pistachio cream filling covered in dark chocolate ganache ( can be made gluten or dairy-free) is a beautiful addition to your Eid celebration this year. Better yet, why not gift this yummy dessert to the friends and family in your community you’ve been missing this time of the year?
HAYÂL is a brand new local business in Birmingham that offers beautiful inspirational reminders in jewelry. Their jewelry is hypoallergenic and made from 316l stainless steel. A new line of beautiful jewelry pieces will be launched this month with the unveiling of their new website. Find them on Instagram at @shophayal.
“So remember Me, I will remember you” Engraved Bracelet
Quranic inspirational reminder engraved bracelet available in three shades.
“and He is with you wherever you are” Engraved Bracelet
Quranic Inspirational reminder engraved bracelet made from 316l stainless steel.
Koala’s Corner provides child-oriented Islamic decor for parents or family members looking for products that are fun and colorful. They create products that incorporate Arabic text in modern design. Koala’s Corner is based in Ann Arbor. Find them on Instagram at @koalascorner.
Bismillah Leather Journal
This notebook is made of genuine leather, engraved with an Islamic reminder, and comes with a choice of personalization. A perfect gift with a personal touch for your loved ones.
Limited Edition Ramadan Bookmark
These Ramadan bookmarks come with a choice of Arabic or English quotes. A perfect accompaniment to your Islamic books and journals.
Ramadan and Eid Wreaths
Sold separately or as a bundle, made of stained oak, and ready to hang on its own or with string lights and flowers.
Dermy Doc Box is a seasonal subscription skincare box curated by a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Fatima Fahs, aka Dermy Doctor®, with the goal of bringing an affordable assortment of dermatologist-curated, hand-selected skincare products directly to your door for a fraction of the price. What an awesome gift to pamper a special mama, sister, or friend by signing them up to receive this subscription! Fun fact: Dr. Fahs is a Mama-dermatologist that practices in Grosse Pointe and Canton at Hamzavi Dermatology. Find them on Instagram at @dermydocbox.
Ummati Crafts is a Warren-based Etsy business that specializes in super cute Islamic décor and gifts. They offer Islamic decals, candles, frames, printables, and more. Find them on Instagram at @ummaticrafts.
The Hijab Gift Box
This Hijab box includes 3 premium Viscose Crimp Hijabs. Their Everyday Crinkle Hijabs are made from ultra-soft woven viscose material. These hijabs are definitely wardrobe staples for their extraordinary softness, breathability, and great colors. *Can be purchased without a box.
These beautiful, customized decals can take everyday items and transform them into personalized gifts, perfect for Ramadan and Eid. Like this onesie for your little one — included is a “[custom name]’s first Ramadan” HTV vinyl decal with instructions on how to apply.
Gather & Graze Detroit
Gather & Graze Detroit is your go-to for specialized charcuterie boards and boxes. They are based in Rochester Hills but will deliver throughout the Detroit area. They offer unique menu options like breakfast bars, meal boxes, and so much more in a variety of cuisines which would be perfect to gift your family and loved ones for their iftar and Eid feasts! Find them on Instagram at @gather_graze_det.
Delicious, organic dates prepared with an assortment of fillings and yummy embellishments. This decadent gift comes in decorative 30-piece boxes that are ready for gifting your loved ones. (Decorative packaging not pictured.)
Their super-fun ‘chai-cuterie’ board is the best addition to your iftar party or appetizer table on Eid! Add their platter of Dahi wade and you’ve got a full street-food spread! Share this box with your neighbors, friends, or family this Ramadan and Eid.
Shéma is a local artist based in the Detroit area. She paints and creates Islamic calligraphy paintings with a modern abstract look. Her Etsy shop carries her available pieces, and you can contact her directly for custom work. A personalized painting created by a local artist would be a perfect Eid gift to share with your loved ones. Better yet, why not treat yourself with one of Shéma’s pieces this year, Mama? Find her on Instagram at @shemadeart.
We hope you consider these amazing local businesses for any gifts you intend on buying this Ramadan and Eid. Let’s support local, women-owned businesses and make this Ramadan and Eid an occasion to celebrate the talented and diverse entrepreneurs our city has to offer.
Have a great Ramadan and Eid!