2022 Eid Gift Guide
An early Eid Mubarak to all!
For a long time, I’ve been inspired to share a Gift Guide full of practical, yet delightful products. And I thought what better time than this Eid, when we could all use a bit more festivity!
I consider myself a pretty mindful consumer – so you can trust all these products are not fluff, but practical pieces that’ll enhance life for you or your loved one.
I hope this guide provides inspiration and cheer. Let’s begin!
In The Kitchen
- Instant Pot – I couldn’t share a gift guide and NOT include the Instant Pot. For inspiration on what to make with it, check out my 10+ Pakistani Instant Pot Recipe Roundup.
- My spice grinder (Epica) is no longer available on Amazon but this Shardor Grinder (pictured above) seems like a comparable purchase. I use it to grind both coffee and spices and I’ve never felt any flavor contamination.
- Is it just me, or is a Rice Cooker one of the most underrated kitchen appliances? I gifted one to my cousin and sister, so you can imagine how strongly I feel about it.
- I’m no coffee connoisseur, but I love this Ninja Coffee Maker. For those who don’t want to be limited by nespresso pods or k-cups, this is an excellent starter coffee machine.
- We loved our Bodum Electric Kettle (pictured above) before my husband dropped something on it and broke the top. It’s beautiful and perfect for small families. We replaced it with this COSORI Electric Kettle and we like that you can see the amount of water.
- Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife – I use this knife more than my fancy Wüsthof and at $33, you can’t beat the price.
- Alexandra from Alexandracooks.com (who shares amazing gift guides and has been an inspiration for mine) says this Opinel Spreading Knife “sparks joy” every time she uses it. I couldn’t agree more.
Fun & Thoughtful
All of the small businesses were kind enough to offer a discount code to my community, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
- Sitti Soap is a social enterprise bringing employment to skilled refugees at the Jerash Refugee camp in Jordan. This Luxury Gift Box includes a jar of Za’atar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil made in Jordan.*
- Peace by Chocolate: When the Hadhad family’s chocolate company was destroyed in Syria, they reinvented themselves in Canada with a beautiful message: One Peace Won’t Hurt.*
- Tea is always a nice gift. I tried Vahdam Teas last year and was amazed at the freshness. Try their turmeric spiced tea with some milk & honey for a quick ‘turmeric milk‘.
- I was gifted an Amazon Echo and remember wondering if I’d ever use it. Boy do I use it. I listen to jazz while cooking, set timers as I recipe develop, get reminders and much more with Alexa‘s help.
- Pyarful cards are one-of-a-kind South Asian-inspired greeting cards. They have some clever ones for Eid that are sure to make you chuckle. Use code TEAFORTURMERIC for 15% off – no expiration!
- Rasm gives traditional decor a modern twist. Their dome bowls are functional yet stylish for storing & serving snacks.*
- I wear these OluKai House Shoes in the kitchen and around the house at all times. Not only do they provide comfort and support, but they seem to improve my posture.
- The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Archana Mundhe – If you like my recipes, you’ll also love my friend Archana’s. It’s evident she puts thought into each recipe.
- I can’t say enough good things about Alex or her recipes. I have tried countless recipes from The Defined Dish cookbook and each one surpassed my expectations. The recipes are fresh, healthy, and 100% delicious.
- Salt Acid Fat Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat – I learn something each time I pick up this book.
- An Edible Mosaic by Faith Gorsky – A no-fail recipe book for Syrian recipes.*
- Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou – This is an insightful book filled with recipes ranging from all over the world. One of those cookbooks you could read like a novel.*
- My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips and Lifestyle Inspiration by Yvonne Maffei – I love that this book incorporates the farm-to-table aspect of halal cooking. A great resource for Muslims!
(*)Astricked items are Asiya, my amazing & trusted VA’s picks!
If you’ve made it this far, thank you! I hope you enjoyed this gift guide. Eid Mubarak!!