Local Gift Guide for Ramadan and Eid

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.

Barakah Boutique | Canton

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.

Some gift ideas include:

  • 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.
  • Ramadan Countdown Calendar: The 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.

Bateel | Online

Dates are a huge Ramadan staple. Bateel sells speciality boxed dates! They’re stuffed with all different kinds of flavors and fillings, are delicious, and truly feel like a luxe gift–they’re boxed beautifully as well.

Dermy Doc Box | Online

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.

For the Love of Sugar | Detroit

This is the cutest dessert shop! For the Love of Sugar has tons of tasty, fun desserts. And, the owner is a Muslim woman! Her Middle Eastern roots are present in everything she makes. You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for here!

Gateaux Patisserie | Dearborn

Gateaux Patisserie is known for their sweets, desserts, macarons, and cakes. Literally every single thing they sell is so pretty, and packaged beautifully! Whatever you choose, it will absolutely be a memorable gift (for yourself, or a loved one!). They also have Ramadan hours, staying open until midnight or 1:00 a.m. depending on the day of the week.

Heights Kitchenware | Dearborn Heights

Heights Kitchenware has tons of Islamic Ramadan and Eid decor and gifts. One of our contributors, Rana, even got a few for her own house from here!

Jewels of Lara | Livonia

Though they specialize in bridal jewelry, you will find a large selection of Islamic jewels and Middle Eastern pieces here as well. Three generations of women are behind this business–so you know you’ll be supporting a local, women-owned business when you shop. Their pieces are simply gorgeous!

Modish Hijab | Dearborn Heights

Modish Hijab is another great place to check out if you are looking for items like Islamic clothing or hijabs. On their website, you can shop by color. You’ll also find matching sets.

Narenj Chocolate | West Bloomfield

These are literally the best handmade chocolates that Rana, one of our contributors, has ever had. The specialty here is a Middle Eastern cotton candy stuffed chocolate!

SheMadeArt | Online

Shéma is a local artist based in the Detroit area. She paints and creates Islamic calligraphy paintings with a modern abstract look. 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.

Ummati Crafts |Online

Ummati Crafts is a Warren-based Etsy business that specializes in super cute Islamic décor and gifts. They offer Islamic printables and more. Find them on Instagram at @ummaticrafts.

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!

Looking to learn more about Ramadan or for a good place to start teaching your children about it? Check out What My Daughter Would Tell Friends About Ramadan.


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