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
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.