Ramadan 2021: 30 gift ideas for the holy month to suit all budgets

From limited-edition books to artisan treats

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Ramadan means connecting with family and friends, and reaching out to show appreciation to those you care about. It is also a time to offer gifts to loved ones, as small tokens of affection.

Whether you are looking for ideas for bibliophiles or homebodies, we have searched for suggestions that are interesting, intriguing and ideal for a range of budgets.

For those drawn to the fascinating history of the UAE, why not give a book about Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father? Published by Assouline, this is a beautifully presented limited-edition tome that will be cherished for generations.

Night owls, meanwhile, will enjoy a portable Bluetooth speaker by JBL, for listening to gentle music.

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For the family poet, the classic Meisterstuck fountain pen by Montblanc will add beauty to even the most stilted of prose, while the matriarch of the house will appreciate a delicate gold-coloured watch by Marks & Spencer.

Beauty buffs will enjoy a gift box from Huda Beauty that counts down the final 10 days to Eid, with products to nourish the skin and even fragrance to spritz. Ounass, meanwhile, offers the Green Cedar perfume by Abel Odor, that is fresh yet woody.

Green Cedar eau de parfum, Dh665, Abel Oder, at Ounass. Courtesy Ounass
Green Cedar eau de parfum, Dh665, Abel Oder, at Ounass. Courtesy Ounass

A thoughtful gift this time of year is items for the home, and o'de Rose offers a set of six tea glasses and saucers by Sisal for Dh315, as a lovely keepsake, as well as glasses decorated with ikat patterns, by Les Ottomans, priced at Dh100 each.

Comptoir 102 offers scented candles by 19-69, and Zara Home has a good selection of scented reed diffusers for the home, including the lovely Cedar Wood.

Foodies will surely appreciate the filled date selection from Bateel, which comes in a pretty, painted wooden box, as well as a box of artisan treats from Sugargram for Dh165. For serving, Ikea offers a small tray perfect for carting tea and dates – and a steal for just Dh15 – while o'de Rose even have embroidered linen placemats, with olives or pomegranates, at Dh95 each.