Can you believe it? We’ve entered the third week of Ramadan! Feels like it was just yesterday when we were hit with the news on the pandemic and we were scrambling to regain some kind of normalcy in our lives.
Things were uncertain then for most of us, yet Alhamdulillah, we managed to pull through.
Now, we are given the chance to experience Ramadan again. A chance to make amends. A chance to strive to become better Muslims. A chance to appreciate everything we’ve been blessed with. A chance to do as many good deeds as possible, insha’Allah.
One of the good deeds that we could possibly do is to give gifts throughout the blessed month of Ramadan.
Giving Gifts During Ramadan?
That’s right! Ramadan is a great time to give gifts, and it becomes all the more special when you give gifts to your loved ones. It’s a nice way of telling them you have them in your thoughts and it could also help to strengthen your relationship with them.
Like really, are there people who do no look forward to receiving gifts?
Here are our top picks for 2021!
Something For The Traditional Foodie
Ketupat Palas – Ben & Chinta
This year, Ben & Chinta collaborated with @craveganu to come up with Ketupat Palas and Homemade Signature Serunding gift packs. All you need to do is to steam the ketupat palas in the steamer and once it’s cooked, you can enjoy it with their serunding.
Price: 20 pieces priced at RM35, Ketupat Palas Single Gift Pack priced at RM50, and the Family Gift Pack priced at RM80.
Something For The Sweet Tooth
Beryl’s Raya Chocolate Gifts 2021 – Beryl’s Chocolate
To mark the festive occasion, Beryl’s came up with not one, not two, but twenty different types of Raya gifts and hampers for you to choose from! However, at the time of writing only five hampers are still in stock. Better hurry before stocks run out!
Price: Beryl’s Raya 2021 Lebaran Gift Set 2 priced at RM45.80, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Lebaran Gift Set 4 priced at RM46, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Harmoni Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM67.50, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Cahaya Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM81, and Beryl’s Raya 2021 Istimewa Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM100.
Something For The Environmentally-Conscious
Raya 2021 Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Earth Heir
Opt for a fair trade gift set from environmentally-conscious Earth Heir. Their specially curated baskets are their way of giving back to the local rattan and mengkuang artisans as well as the local communities.
Price: The Raya 2021 Exclusive Festive Gift Basket priced at RM259
Something For The Artisan Lover
Raya Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Batik Boutique
Batik Boutique is an award-winning social enterprise established to empower artisans from marginalised communities across Malaysia. Shop from their hand-crafted Cahaya Raya 2021 Collection – where you can find a good selection of Malaysian made batik apparels, accessories, and gifts sets for your family and friends.
Price: The Borak Gift Set priced at RM279, Batik Face Mask (M/L) – Teal Driftwood priced at RM45, and Ketupat Bag – Pink Pagar priced at RM189.
Something For The Drinks Master
Jom Ra-Yay Pack – Tapping Tapir
Surprise your loved ones with a delightful set of sparkling sodas from the Tapping Tapir! Made from real fruit juices, spices and herbs, their sodas do not contain artificial colours, flavours and lots of sugar. Perfect for those eager to enjoy their drinks, minus the nasties.
Price: Jom Ra-Yay Pack priced at RM88.
Something For The Green Thumbs
Raya Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Nuhayra Pretty Leaf
Brighten up your family and friends homes by gifting them a pretty little potted plant from Nuhayra Pretty Leaf! This may not be the most conventional gift idea, though we’re certain it’d bring a smile to that special someone who has a soft soft for flowers and plants.
Price: Starts from RM4.27
Something For The One Who Upholds Tradition
Classic High Tea Set – Nyonya Lab
Bring back the memories of the good old days with a beautiful box full of delicious nyonya kuih from the Nyonya Lab! Choose six types of kuih from their long list of kuihs available such as angku, bingka ubi, seri muka, kuih lapis, pulut tai-tai, lapis ubi and more. Customisable in a box, platter, and tiffin.
Something For The Chinese Muslim Food Connoisseur
Kitchen Essentials – Kaijia Muslim Food
No, this is not a shameless plug from us. The truth is we couldn’t find any Chinese Muslim Ramadan-themed gift packs on the market. So what’s the next best thing? Well, you could gift your family and friends any of our kitchen essentials products! They can use our Signature Chilli Oil and Garlic Oil in their cooking, while munching on some Guoba Snacks.
Price: Signature Chilli Oil priced at RM17 for a 300g jar and RM13 for a 200g tub, Garlic Oil priced at RM10 for a 300g jar, and Guoba Snacks priced at RM6 and above.
There we have it! Hope you’ll have fun buying gifts for your family and friends! While we’re at it, the 10 last nights of Ramadan are fast approaching. May we get to experience the Night of Power , Laylatul Qadr, ameen!