By Lynn Awar
Not many people realize it, but gift giving is an art, and a hard one. Choosing a gift that suits your budget and the taste of the receiver is not an easy task; it can take hours, days, and even months worth of planning and decision making. Gifts have a huge impact on the way people remember you and that’s why choosing the right gift is a very important step. No one wants to be remembered for getting the cheapest or ugliest gift; unless it’s an inside joke!
A good rule of thumb in the art of gift giving is to think like the receiver.
As a first step, it’s a good idea to try to categorize the main interest of your receiver because this will help narrow your gift options. Try to figure out if your receiver is into video games, luxury brands, makeup, fashion, books, cooking, movies, art, technology, or something as simple as coffee. By figuring this out, you will have officially narrowed down your gift options into one broad category. However, this step might not be as easy as it looks. Hence, some ways that will help in this categorization could be:
1- If you know your receiver pretty well and you’ve been to their house, it’s a good idea to recall the objects that they display in their bedroom. Usually, people tend to display objects that represent them and their preferences in the bedroom.
2- Another way is to scroll through their social media following to see what brands or shops they follow; this will give you a good idea about their interests.
3- If you’ve spent a lot of time with your receiver, try to remember any best birthday gift anecdotes or stories that may portray something they would love to have.
Now that you’ve categorized your gift options, we will make your next step easier. Below you will find a list of categorised gift options that will help guide you to the perfect Eid gift.
One can’t deny the power of a brand new outfit, especially for Eid! That said, OUNASS, the definitive home of luxury website, is here to provide you with exceptional pieces made by both local and international designers. The website is very easy to navigate and suitable for narrowing down your gift options from pricing, brands, and even colours! They also ensure that your orders are delivered fast in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. They even have a Eid section with some amazing discounts that will guarantee the perfect gift. Some of the most iconic pieces that serve the perfect Eid gift and vary across different budgets could be:
Women Clothing Gift Ideas
Gathered Tiered Dress by AMRI with belt for 61$
Men Clothing Gift Ideas
Ice Cotton Jersey Polo T-shirt by SLOWEAR for 59$
With Eid just around the corner, nothing makes us more excited than some good discount offers! Pretty Little Thing has got you ladies covered with exclusive Eid discounts on many different items, including accessories! So, if you’re looking for a girly accessory that will complete your Eid gift package with a minor addition to your budget, here are some ideas:
Patent Croc Mini Bag for 18$
As for men accessories, our gift options are perfect for the summer season; sunglasses, suitcases, basketballs to play during two tanning sessions… With endless styles of new and vintage sunglasses, cabin bags to travel bags; with varying prices and discount codes, you will surely find something suitable for any man out there. Some of the most unique options are:
Jack sunglasses in metal by RAY-BAN for 185$
The classic gift ideas, perfume and beauty products. These gift options can however be tricky. People’s taste in perfume and the types of beauty products they use vary drastically from one person to another; know your receiver very well or maybe avoid.
Here are some of our options, that will certainly more be a hit than a miss:
MUSE MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK #9 MODISH by SHADE M for 18$
Shade M is a Dubai-based Halal Certified, Clean, PETA Approved, Vegan Friendly & Cruelty Free brand that we have tried and approved! Your lips will adore it, we guarantee it!
ARCADIA GIFT SET THE NARRATIVES 8X15 ML for 177$
Discover No. 11 Jinx, No. 12 Pseudo, No. 13 Fever, No. 14 Obsidian, No. 15 Hysteria, No. 16 Faded, No. 17 Enigma and No. 18 Bête Noire
Hello HAIR Natural Hydrating Conditioner on THE BEAUTY HERITAGE for 37$
No sulphates, no parabens, no silicon…here’s the ideal clean beauty product your hair needs. Head over to The Beauty Heritage to discover tons of amazing clean, ethical products at very affordable prices!