Our favourite Eid gifts

Six of the Best These homeware products might be just the thing for loved ones this season. You might even want to keep some for yourself.

Citrus scents

The San Francisco-based Agraria has been producing delicious home fragrances since 1970. This Bitter Orange Gift Suite includes three of the brand's most popular products, in its signature fragrance. It features a PetiteEssence bottle of scent with a mirrored tray, a TasselAire, which can be hung on a doorknob, wardrobe hook or an armoire key, or incorporated into tieback curtains, and a luxurious bath bar. Dh425, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall

Light years

We love the swirling shape of this stainless steel candelabra from Luz de Luna, an independent homeware store on Dubai's Umm Suqeim Road. All you have to do to create a stunning centrepiece is add a couple of candles. Dh320, Luz de Luna, Dubai

Wax works

The American-born, New Delhi-based designer Michael Aram's subtly scented soy wax candles come in beautiful containers topped with decorative elements in bronze, gold plate and copperplate, so they look great whether they're lit or not. Pictured here are the Mughal Garden, Acorn, Pomegranate and Pine Cone versions, but there are plenty of others to choose from, including Black Orchid, Ocean Coral and Fig Leaf. Dh300 each, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall

Steel the show

Indigo Living's new Sheikh Zayed showroom is brimming with on-trend accessories. These stainless steel butterflies would look great on a tabletop or fluttering up a wall. The medium-sized one measures 13cm x 13cm x 2cm and costs Dh45, but there are a couple of sizes to choose from, so why not get the set? Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates; www.indigo-living.com

Serving up a feast

If Michael Aram's candles don't appeal, his elaborate tableware might. The designer is on a mission to bridge the gap between artists and artisans. All his creations are handmade and often embrace natural motifs. This serving plate from his Pomegranate collection, made from stainless steel and oxidised bronze, will add a touch of sophistication to any table setting. Dh875, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Branching out

This interesting-looking contraption from Alessi is actually an olive oil taster and dispenser. Inspired by the small tasting glasses used by professional oil panels, Alessi's creation takes the form of a small steel olive. Users can sip the oil before they pour it, and no longer need to place large unsightly bottles on the table. Alessi Olive Oil Taster, Dh235, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall

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Published: August 25, 2011 04:00 AM


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