Haute Hijab's Guide to Holiday Gift Giving
Posted on Dec 12, 2018
Though this isn’t generally the case for Muslims, for our non-Muslim friends, family and coworkers ‘tis the season of gift giving!
While we may not actually be celebrating holidays this season, some of us are giving gifts -- whether through attending holiday parties at work, exchanging gifts with neighbors or family members of a different faith, or giving tokens of appreciation to our kids’ teachers, babysitters, caregivers, bus drivers and others in our lives who are celebrating their religious holidays this time of year.
Sometimes these gestures of gift giving can go along way in fostering positive relationships in the same way we appreciate gift giving during our Eid holidays or when our non-Muslims friends and colleagues join us for iftar in Ramadan.
So, maybe you’re a gift giver at this time of year or maybe you wait for Eid holidays. Either way, here at Haute Hijab we’ve got you covered! Here are several great gift suggestions to share the love and friendship!
The Gift of Haute Hijab
What’s a Haute Hijab gift guide without an HH hijab?! You don’t have to wear hijab to adorn these beautiful scarves. Worn as a neck scarf, a turban, tied to your purse or even a necktie, our hijabs are so versatile and have endless styling options.
Choose from our six curated collector sets, or hand pick one of your favorite silk hijabs and share the love. These delicate and oh so versatile hijabs are crafted from the finest 100 percent pure silk that will sure to leave your special someone in awe of their beauty.
Fresh Gift Set
Know someone who is in need of some TLC, or just loves skin care? Fresh products are very popular and an HH favorite! Made with the freshest (of course!) and most natural ingredients, they leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and glowing from the inside out. We recommend this Rose Retreat gift set!
One of my absolute favorite ways to give a gift, is by handpicking custom pieces and gifting them in a tissue paper filled basket or decorative box. I feel like doing this makes the gift more personal and shows how much thought you’ve put into it.
Consider this plaid blanket scarf to keep your friend warm and stylish. I also love including some type of cozy footwear, like these fabulous gold glitter moccasins for the home. Top it off with this personalized mug that is a perfect match to the J. Crew blanket scarf, and you’ve just gifted a bundle of warmth!
Grooming Gifts for Men
Shopping for men can definitely be tough. Usually I wait for my husband to drop some clues when he knows his birthday or Eid is around the corner. One thing that has been a hit with him are The Art of Shaving products. They have a variety of starter gift sets as well as other full size options and shaving products to choose from. If you have a store located in your city, you can even book an appointment where they can get hair and facial services done and treat them to something special!
A Gift That Gives Back
Do you have a coworker, friend or family member who just had a baby? These Cuddle and Kind dolls are the perfect “lovey” for their little one. Hand crafted by women in Peru using natural high quality cotton, purchasing these dolls enables women to earn a sustainable fair trade income in order to support themselves and their families.
It doesn’t stop there, for every doll purchased, Cuddle and Kind provides 10 meals to children in need. This is definitely one gift that never stops giving!
Personalized Children’s Book
My daughter has two personalized stories -- this one and this one, and she absolutely loves hearing her name and seeing her photo in a book! It’s one of those gifts that will make both the parent and child feel extra special and loved.
The Perfect Planner
Do you know someone who NEEDS to have everything written down? From to-do lists to meetings and dinner plans, some people just can’t live without their planners. Why not give them a head start with a beautiful agenda for the new year! This one from Anthropologie is just too beautiful to pass up!
I hope you found this gift guide helpful. Let us know in the comments what other gifts you enjoy giving, and if any of these make it on your list.
From all of us at the Haute Hijab team, we wish you and everyone celebrating a blessed holiday season!
Danah is wife to Kareem and mama to their daughter Kinzah (aka Kiki). She was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and loves all things food, fashion, photography and home decor. After having Kinzah, she created her blog, Mother of Pearl, where she shares a glimpse into her life as she navigates motherhood and hopes to build a safe space for other mamas to connect. You can follow her on Instagram.