By Team FoodeMag: There is no dearth of gifting ideas in this city of abundance and that’s what makes it very difficult to collate a list that embodies the spirit of Ramadan as well as adhere to the philosophy of abstinence. While Ramadan is about abstinence, Eidiya ~ the tradition of gifting during the holy month and on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr which marks the end of fasting, is still a bit tradition in the region. In our Iftar roundup this time, we have listed a few Iftars which go beyond the traditional Iftars offerings and focus on those on food wastage, in this section, we have curated a selection of gifting ideas from the various press releases we have been receiving this season. Do share your gifting ideas with us over social media and we will update this list if we come across something unique and interesting.
Why not gift an Iftar to your family or someone special by booking into ChefXChange, and having a private chef come home and prepare a special Iftar menu? You can grab a $20 off your booking and a FREE basket of dates when you book your Ramadan Iftar through ChefXChange within a limited period! www.chefxchange.com
The Bateel boutique adds a luxurious twist to traditional gifting through their exquisite gift boxes lled with the nest organic dates and luxury chocolates, date-infused sweets and savouries to finely crafted desserts. These boxes are personalised and can be filled with a selection of Bateel’s finest gourmet organic dates, whether plain, filled or chocolate coated.
Prices range from AED 100 (Ramadan Kareem Box) to AED 930 for its very special Antique Blue Chest Box. www.bateel.com
Marks & Spencer
If gifting dates feel very traditional, do check out Marks & Spencer for their offerings – beautifully presented Ramadan hampers filled with Belgian chocolate biscuits and truffles, to salted caramelised nuts, Swiss chocolate discs and delicious nut and fruit mendiants.
Prices start from AED 89 to AED 349 for the M&S Collections Hamper. www.marksandspencerme.com
Easy and convenient, these Mall Gift Cards are ideal gifts to celebrate Eid without breaking your head on what to buy your loved ones! Available at Mall of the Emirates & City Centres across U.A.E. & Bahrain, these gift cards come with a minimum load amount of AED 50 and a maximum load amount of AED 3,000 with a Card activation fee AED 7. Either you can collect the Mall Gift Card from a Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Mall in UAE or get it delivered anywhere in the UAE (courier charges apply). Happy Eidiya! www.mallgiftcard.ae
Giving Back ~ For an alternative Ramadan Gifting, join us at #Fillingtheblues
This is a great initiative from Moti Roti and is supported by other local businesses, bloggers and resident volunteers. Each year, Moti Roti teams up with these samaritans to provide Iftar to labourers working throughout Ramadan. Volunteers can contribute towards feeding these men in blue. Read more here.
[This is not a paid listing and the story has been curated from our press releases, excepting for #Fillingtheblues for which our editor Debbie is personally involved]