Struggling to find Eid gifts they’ll love? Whether they’re a beauty fanatic or gadget-obsessed, this handy buyer’s guide has everyone covered

After a month of fasting for Ramadan, Eid is a time of celebration for the Muslim community, when people get ready for a day of fun, feasting and getting together with family.

Eid-al Fitr translates to mean “the festival of breaking the fast”, and is a time of celebration, giving thanks and reconnecting with family.

As one of our favourite bakers, Nadiya Hussain, explains, “this is the Eid where we fast for a month beforehand”.

“The restraint and discipline you have to adopt in this month is, for me, mind perplexing and life changing every year,” she adds. “After a month of really taking time to reflect, when this wonderful time arrives we like to celebrate it by sharing presents with all the children and grown-ups alike. It’s a wonderful moment to spoil everyone, as we’ve all been fasting together as a team and as a family.”

As Nadiya mentions, one of the Eid traditions is buying presents for loved ones, but when you’re juggling work, school runs and fasting, it’s easy to leave things to the last minute.

That’s why we’ve put together this gift guide. So, after a busy month of fasting, it’s time to get in some me-time, with gifts that are pampering and practical, but also fun, and that loved ones won’t tire of before the wrapping paper hits the recycling.

Whether it’s fragrances for first timers, or gadget inspiration, our guide full of Eid gift ideas will help you find that perfect present for your loved ones. There are Boots gift cards, which will put a smile on anyone’s face, and you can also pick up a range of thoughtful presents they can take joy in unwrapping. And, with next-day online delivery and those all-important Boots Advantage Card points*, why not treat yourself to a little something, too?

The best beauty & skincare gifts
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette

• 18 shades
• Five textures

Buying make-up for other people can be tricky, but luckily Huda Beauty makes it easy, thanks to the brand’s Naughty (but extremely nice) Nude Eyeshadow Palette. It has a range of wearable colours in mattes, metallics and creamy shimmers, to see in the celebrations in style.

M.A.C Hyper Real Skincanvas Balm

• Size: 50ml
• Lightweight
• Fast-absorbing

After a month of fasting, some TLC for the skin may be needed. M.A.C is known as the brand make-up artists trust, and their skincare range lives up to the hype. We love the Hyper Real Skincanvas Balm, which hydrates and helps skin glow, with or without make-up.

Soap & Glory The Perfect Pout Value Set

• Four-piece set

It’s not just skin that can need a bit of pampering. Some people may experience dry flaky lips as part of their fasting, but that needn’t put a dampener on the festivities. Lips will be back to pout-ready perfection with this gift set that includes a soothing lip mask and serum.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

• Size: 32ml

• 14 shades available
• SPF50
• Cruelty-free

For anyone who prefers a natural look on Eid, this CC cream (a fave of IT Cosmetics brand ambassador Nadiya Hussain) is just the thing. It gives full and long-lasting coverage without the heavy feeling of a foundation. With a range of shades to suit most skin tones and a bevy of skincare ingredients, it’ll become a new daily staple.

Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick – The MVP

• Five shades available
• Velvet matte finish
• Doe-foot applicator

Blown away by Rihanna’s appearance at the Super Bowl? Then you’ll want to know about the Icon Velvet lipstick that she debuted there. It has an intense colour and creamy, whipped texture without the dryness of traditional matte lippies, so the wearer will feel like the only girl in the world.

The best fragrance gifts for women
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid Eau de Parfum

• Size: 30ml
• Fragrance family: fruity floral gourmand

The receiver of his eau de parfum can channel their inner Moulin Rouge with the latest in the Flowerbomb range, inspired by the theatrical tradition of burlesque. With red vanilla bean and red vine peach, this sweet yet captivating floral scent will appeal to those with a glamorous side.

Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO Cristal Eau de Parfum

• Size: 30ml
• Fragrance family: floral
• Vegan-friendly

This floral fragrance with a difference will bring out the wanderlust in you with its warm blend of rose and cedarwood that will make you think of balmy evenings in the Med, even if the weather isn’t permitting.

Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum for Her

• Size: 30ml
• Fragrance family: floral

Take saying it with flowers to a whole new level with this floral fragrance from Marc Jacobs. With notes of daffodil and cedarwood, this fresh perfume is a modern and bright spring fragrance, and an ideal present for someone special in your life.

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum

• Size: 50ml
• Fragrance family: floral gourmand

Help your loved one channel their inner Wednesday Addams with this sultry and sumptuous perfume from YSL, which exudes old-school glamour and a touch of rock chic. Long-lasting, each spritz boasts great staying power and its notes of coffee and vanilla serve up a blend that smells good enough to eat.

The best fragrance gifts for men
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum

• Size: 50ml
• Fragrance family: woody aromatic

You won’t feel guilty about splashing out on this gorgeous scent from Gucci. The men’s version of the popular fragrance was an instant hit at launch in 2020 and has been popular ever since. Its woody, musky bouquet combines chilli pepper and cedarwood for a warm, uplifting scent.

Calvin Klein Defy Eau de Parfum For Men

• Size: 50ml
• Fragrance family: woody

CK is known for its clean, fresh scents with a hint of spice, and fans of the brand will love their latest addition. The uplifting citrusy fragrance has a darker, warmer twist, which reflects the edgy aesthetic of the Calvin Klein brand, giving it depth and multi-generational appeal.

Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Infinite Eau de Parfum

• Size: 100ml
• Fragrance family: woody aromatic

The intense energising tones in this fragrance invite the man in your life to reconnect with his inner self. It combines the freshness of citrus with the intensity of aromatic, woody notes – and may soon become his scent of choice.

TOM FORD Black Orchid Eau de Parfum

• Size: 50ml
• Fragrance family: amber chypre

Flowers aren't just for the girls, ask Tom Ford. Designed for both men and women, this fragrance is inspired by the rare black orchid flower, and delivers a luxurious scent that’s both modern and timeless.

The best gifts for little ones
Boots Premature Baby Four-Piece Set

• Includes a bodysuit, a sleepsuit, mittens & hat

Your baby’s first Eid is a special milestone and your little one will be ready to celebrate in this adorable set. With flat seams and soft fastenings, they’ll be both comfortable and cute on their big day.

Leapfrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

• For ages 12 months+

Tots can join animal friends Turtle, Tiger and Monkey to discover new words with this fun and practical learning book. With silly sound effects and lights, it’ll keep kids entertained. After all, why should the grown-ups have all the fun?

Early Learning Centre Wooden Stacking Train

• For ages 12 months+
• Includes 15 wooden blocks to sort and stack
• 6 double-sided blocks with letters a-f and numbers 1-6

All aboard for learning fun! Little ones will love playing ‘choo, choo’ with this bright and colourful wooden train. Designed for little hands, they can load up the train with stacking blocks and the engine funnel whilst watching the swirly patterns go round and round on the wheels.

Mothercare Rocking Lion

• For ages 12 months+
• Sturdy wooden framed rocker with wooden handles
• Soft velour outer
• Padded seat for support

Let them go on make-believe adventures on this supremely soft and highly huggable lion rocker. They’re sure to fall in love with its embroidered face, fabric mane and swishy tail. It’s a perfect gift for little explorers!

The best electrical gadget gifts
CLOUD NINE Hair Curler The Waving Wand

• Variable temperature control
• Swivel cord

Whether your lucky giftee is a fan of mermaid curls or just looking for a bit of bounce to their locks, this magic wand is a tool kit essential. With variable temperature control and a ceramic barrel, it provides a quick and easy way to put the glam into anyone’s crowning glory.

Oral-B Pro 3 3900 Black & Pink Electric Toothbrush Duo Pack

• Three brushing modes
• Two-minute timer

This kit of dental tech must-haves makes brushing more of a joy than a chore. With three settings to suit daily cleaning, whitening and sensitivity, it’s ideal for those needing an oral health upgrade.

King C Gillette Men’s Style Master Cordless Stubble Trimmer

• Contains three interchangeable combs
• Waterproof

Make sure your man looks his best with this cordless stubble trimmer. It’s designed to make maintaining facial hair fuss free, whether they want to edge, shape or shave.

Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner & Dryer Gift Set – Mermaid

• Vegan-friendly
• Washes & dries brushes in under 30 seconds

Every make-up expert will tell you that your products are only as good as the equipment you apply them with, and this set makes make-up brush hygiene refreshingly simple. It’s a game-changer.

No7 Rose Gold Illuminated Makeup Mirror

• Normal & 5x magnification views
• 360° lighting around the mirror
• Dimmer switch

Trying to get the perfect winged eyeliner when you’re squinting into the bathroom mirror is no easy feat, which is why make-up aficionados will love this mirror. It has a generous 5x magnification and the lighting is designed to eliminate shadows. The pretty rose gold design will ensure their dressing table will look as beautiful as they do.

& finally…
A Boots gift card

• Range of digital & physical cards
• Customisable amounts

Stuck for gift inspo? Treat them to their next Boots shop. With digital and physical cards to choose from, as well as a variety of designs and amounts and the option to add in a personalised message, it’s the perfect last-minute gift idea.

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