There is no better way to celebrate Eid Al Fitr than by spoiling those we love. Whether its buying gifts from the high street or searching for something handmade, unearthing the perfect present for someone is a lovely way of showing you care.
With so many interesting, small home-grown companies in the UAE, why not treat the foodie in your life to a slab of artisanal, handmade chocolate infused with orange peel and fig, by Dubai specialists Mirzam? Or a box of tiny cupcakes by Sugargram makes a lovely gift when visiting someone's home. Home lovers will enjoy Julie Sahmarani's embroidered linen napkins, which can be found at O'de Rose.
Thanks to the UAE's never-ending sunshine, sunglasses are always well received. Since there is a huge range of colours now on the market, it is possible to give something to match almost any given outfit. Oakley offer a blast of lime green, while Pomellato goes for a softer mauve tone. Going for gold, however, is Bottega Venata, with a pair in mirrored metallic.
For beauty lovers, why not splash out on some new products by Fenty Beauty or even Christian Louboutin? Fenty Beauty offers a wide range of products in off-kilter shades such as blue lipstick, while Christian Louboutin has translated its famous red soles into a glossy red lipstick. Both can be picked up as gift sets, which take the stress out of things even more.
Meanwhile, for those who enjoy perfume, perhaps give a scent that can be layered, to help create a unique signature. Tom Ford's Ombre Leather is rich and heady, and would work well with a base of oud, while Louis Vuitton's Rose Des Vents is light yet sophisticated.
Jewellery-wise, think single earrings rather than a pair for individual flair, such as the gold and diamond Evil Eye hoop by Ayala, while Pandora's charms work equally well on a necklace as on a bracelet.
What ever you decide to give this year, just buy it with love, and you will never go wrong.