UAE Eid Gift Guide
Gifts suitable for everyone from watch aficionados to perfume fanatics
Take a pick from our recommendations for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr and spoil your loved ones with luxury gifting. Get the watch aficionado in your life a crafted watch case to store his beloved timepieces in. We recommend Louis Vuitton’s watch case in signature classic Damier Garphite canvas. Subtle yet unique, the box can easily go from safe to suitcase and has a removable tray to hide valuables. Price upon request. Jewellery is never a bad idea when it comes to Eid gifting, or any gifting at all for that matter. Sweep the woman in your life off her feet with these Dolce & Gabbana earrings from the Mambo Spring Summer 2017 collection, which mixes Mediterranean and Latin culture to create an explosion of colours. Price: Approximately AED3,000 Some argue shoes are tricky to buy if you’re not buying for yourself. How will they fit? Is the size right? Will the design appeal to the receiver? When we look at some shoes, such as the Princetown leather slippers by Gucci, all odds disappear. These shoes were made for walking, and comfortable yet ultra-chic, the slippers with Double G hardware are a favourite of ours this season. Price: AED 2,500. Forget the ribbon on the gift box and gift these Gianvito Rossi Gala sandals with a wrap-around ankle tie that forms into a loose, soft bow. Available in gold satin for Spring Summer 2017, they’ll go well with an elegant Eid look. Price at Level Shoes: AED2,700. Cufflinks never go out of style if it’s gifting we’re talking about. In fact, they never go out of style, period. Yet these silver “Cannage” cufflinks from Dior offer an otherworldly design; rhodium finish with a graphic and modern reworking of Dior's "Cannage" motif. They are engraved with "Dior Homme," Dior man, on the toggle. Price upon request. If you’re running out of ideas and time, go for a classic perfume set, but choose Tom Ford’s Black Orchid thanks to its sultry wood and fruit notes that give a touch of traditional Arabian spirit to Eid. The jet-black, art-déco bottles also add glamour for the fragrance’s look. Price at Sephora: AED550. While it may be difficult to shop for the men in your life, there are gifts that never get too old. For example, can a man have too many shirts? We figured not. Though its print is extravagant, we recommend this piece by Billionaire thanks to its light fabric and subtle feel through faded shades. Price upon request. Dresses, too, may be tricky to buy when looking for gifts, but brands such as Zimmermann make it oh-so-easy. This light-grey stranded embroidered dress is an art piece on its own. Did we mention it’s perfect for daytime Eid gathering? Chic, yet conservative. Price at Ounass.ae: AED6,920. Buy flowers and make a difference at the same time, as Maison Des Fleurs has collaborated with Dubai-based artists eL Seed to create a limited-edition flower box designers with calligraphy to commemorate 2017 as the Year of Giving, announced by the UAE’s President Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan this year. 50 percent of the revenue generated from the sale of the boxes will be donated to the Dubai-based initiative Al Jalila Foundation. Prices start at AED749.