Ramadan gift guide 2018: Perfect presents for your loved ones
The holy month is a wonderful time to show appreciation to family and friends, be it with a box of dates or graceful prayer beads
From Arabian leather sandals to embellished kaftans and traditional coffee sets, here is our list of the best gifts for friends and family this Ramadan: Limited edition Arabian Berluti sandal: Fine leather house Berluti takes inspiration from the region’s culture and heritage to create an Arabian-style sandal exclusive to the Middle East, making it a unique yet personal gift. Handcrafted with the brand’s symbolic Venezia leather, it features a soft leather curved insole to embrace the shape of the foot, exuding comfort. Price: AED4,950 across UAE stores. Qahwa gift set by Bateel: A traditional coffee set by Bateel adds a cultural touch to any home, going beyond just coffee lovers. It includes a dallah flask, 3 china Qahwa cups, 35g cardamom, filter and 190g Qahwa coffee. Exclusive to the UAE, it is available in store or online with next day delivery. Z Chocolat mahogany box: Add sophistication to iftar or suhoor celebrations with Z Chocolat’s mahogany boxes decorated with star and crescent symbol inlays and "Ramadan Kareem" calligraphy. The elegant case comes in a variety of sizes with prices starting from AED260. Alberta Ferretti embroidered denim flat mules: Inspired by a 90s style, these flat mules are hand-embroidered with silk yarns in golden shades. An easy option for casual and smart Ramadan nights, they make an intimate gift for a close friend. Price: AED3,110 at Level Shoes, which also offers same and next day delivery. Kandora by Bait Al Kandora: If there is a season to try traditional Emirati dress, it is Ramadan. Bespoke tailoring house Bait Al kandora blends traditional craft with modern technology to create sophisticated designs. Gift one to a friend or pamper yourself with a bespoke kandora. Call for a tailor, order online or take your pick in store. Prices range around AED350. Crescent rose box by Beverly Hills Roses: An elegant rose box in a Ramadan-inspired crescent design is perfect for gifting at iftars or suhoors. A large round box displays 110-120 fresh cut roses, depending on the size of the rosebud. Price is AED1,400, with next day delivery available. Carpet Persian Patchwork: A signature household item in the Arab region, a Persian rug is a lavish gift sure to make an impression. Dubai furniture house KARE features colourful creations across its UAE stores. The one pictures above is priced at AED 4,162. Noora Hefzi Gold Mesh-Overlay Lamé Kaftan: Classic kaftans are a go-to gift for close friends and family. This detailed piece by Noora Hefzi is reminiscent of liquid gold and makes the ideal choice for late night suhoors. Price: AED3,400 at Ounass.com, which offers same and next day delivery. Bateel Ramadan and Eid gourmet gift hamper in Hagnaya basket: Skip the typical date hamper for a delicious basket of Bateel’s gourmet treats perfect for sharing this Ramadan and Eid. Boasting a sparkling date drink, caramelised hazelnuts, premium date cookies, Turkish delight assortment and gourmet dates, it is available in store for AED485 or online with next day delivery. 4 Element Flower Tahitian Pearl Bangle: Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but pearls follows closely behind. La Marquise jewellery combines classic and trendy features for an striking pearl collection to compliment every look. Price available upon request. Mouawad prayer beads: As a subtle tribute to tradition, artisans at Swiss-Emirati jewellery house Mouawad craft elegant prayer beads, or misbahas, from 18-karat gold and adorn them with diamonds and coloured gemstones, making them a perfect gift for Ramadan get-togethers.