My personal challenge this year has been to purchase from fair trade or ethically made sources. As a Muslim, we’re taught that we’ll be questioned about everything that we do, and the choices that we make. I think that this also applies to what we choose to buy. Since the end of Ramadan is approaching, eid presents are one thing on the list that needs to be ticked off. I couldn’t possibly buy from non-ethical merchants for eid presents! What kind of an end would that be to the most spiritual month of the Islamic calendar, one that is supposed to overhaul our spiritual states and hopefully result in better versions of ourselves?
Yesterday I went gift shopping for the family and managed to buy everything from fair trade stores for under $200. That’s for ten people. Yep. Ten people. I bought one gift for each married couple. I spent less then I ever have on gifts for the family and didn’t feel guilty about supporting companies that make their products in sweat shops.
So here is my Eid Gift guide with something for every member of the family.
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1. Beautiful Gold Filigree necklace
2. Antique brass dome lantern
3. Beautiful notebook
4. This book is the best. Better than any kid’s toy you could buy.
5. Folk flowers salad bowl
6. Peony painted teapot
7. Jali Photo Frame
8. Wrap Maxi Skirt
9. Love heart mug
10. Set of 3 herb planters