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Eid Basket Filler Ideas

Guest blogger Amanda Shaikh shares her best tips for building a Hello Holy Days’ Eid basket by age.

Pictured above from top left to bottom right: Speks Magnetic Balls; Lego Creator Sports Car; Loulou Lollipop Avocado Pacifier Clip; Happy Baby Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks; Sakura Gelly Roll Pens Classic; Beautyblender Sponge; Vilac Kite; Hello Holy Days! Mosque Eid Basket; Pop It Fidget Toys; Movie Tickets

If you recently purchased one of our Eid baskets, you might be asking yourself “what should I fill it with?”

Apart from our free printables for our customers (which make great basket fillers!), we’ve got a long list of Eid basket filler ideas to help inspire you! Guest blogger Amanda of Parenting with Love and Iman shares her best Eid basket ideas for babies, teenagers and every age in between! Read Amanda’s blog post below.

As a Muslim who converted from Christianity to Islam as an adult, I received lots of Easter baskets growing up.  It was probably the first thing my siblings and I thought of when we awoke on Easter morning.  We would immediately run to see what the “Easter Bunny” brought us in our baskets.  But we weren’t allowed to touch our baskets until we returned from church (I think this was to ensure we actually got ready and out the door on time).  Receiving our baskets and comparing who got what was always one of the most fun parts of the holiday for us.

Eid is just around the corner, and creating Eid baskets for your children is a great way to add to their excitement and celebrate the day!  Here, you’ll find lots of ideas for what to put in your children’s baskets.  Many of the items included in the list are suitable for multiple age groups. 

Babies and infants

Babies first Eid basket is kind of like babies first birthday.  They are not going to remember or fully understand what’s going on, so it’s really all about you.  Have fun with it and fill it with items that you love, or things your baby needs.  Probably a good idea to stay away from chocolates or anything too sweet.  And while your aiming for small items to fill the baskets you definitely want to be sure you don’t include anything too small that may be a potential choking hazard.

  • Soft Books 
  • Teething Rings
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Nesting or Stacking Toys
  • Small Security Blankets
  • Sippy Cups
  • Blocks
  • Snack Puffs
  • Small Early Learning/Sensory Toys
  • Bath paints
  • Body Suits or Onesies
  • Hair bow, baby turban or bowties
  • Bibs
  • Freeze Dried Yogurt Fruit Snacks

Toddlers and preschoolers

The advantage of creating baskets for little ones is they are generally happy with whatever you put inside.  Just seeing the basket itself will likely have them jumping up and down.  So, you have the convenience of choosing whether to be more cost-conscious or going over the top if that’s more your style.  Fun tip: you can find many of the items listed below at your local dollar store. 

  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Books
  • Balls
  • Bath Toys
  • Finger Puppets
  • Activity and Coloring Books
  • Plush Toys
  • Puzzles
  • Play Dough
  • Shoes/Sandals
  • Favorite Treats
  • Plate Sets
  • Magnets
  • Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring
  • Small Cars or Trucks

Ages 5 – 8

When creating your Eid baskets consider having a theme.  Summer is right around the corner so it’s a perfect opportunity to get children items like a beach towel, water toys and sunglasses, that will get them ready for a fun summer at the pool or beach.  

  • Chocolate Candies
  • Pop It Fidget Toys
  • Stuffed animal
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel
  • Water Goggles
  • Flip Flops
  • Water Toys 
  • Sunscreen
  • Books
  • Jump Rope
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Scratch Art Books
  • Craft Kits
  • Paint by Sticker Books
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Halal Gummy Candies
  • Quiz Card Game
  • Books
  • Kite
  • Slime

Ages 9 – 12

As kids get older it can become increasingly difficult finding items they will appreciate.  For tweens you’re more likely to put a smile on their face if you include items that really fit their personality.  The items below will please a jokester, a reflective thinker, a crafter, or a tween that enjoys spending time in the kitchen or with the family.

  • Small Lego Sets
  • Islamic Coloring Books
  • Gel Pens
  • Tickets or Voucher for a Fun Family Outing
  • Journal
  • Mad Libs
  • Plushie
  • Cooking/Baking supplies
  • Decorative Cupcake Liners
  • Measuring Cups or Spoons
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Graphic Novel
  • Comic Books
  • Paint by Sticker Mosque Art
  • Fun Socks
  • Riddle Me This Trivia Game
  • Joke Books or Joke Cards  
  • Roller Rings Fidget Toys
  • Sneaker Cleaner
  • Headphones/Earbuds

Teenagers

In terms of finding the perfect items size-wise for Eid baskets, teenage girls are probably the easiest as anything makeup or jewelry related is usually a hit.  Teenage boys, however, can be incredibly difficult to shop for.  The list below contains some solid choices that are sure to please even the pickiest of teenagers.

  • Halal Nail Polish
  • Face Masks
  • Jewelry
  • Beauty Blenders
  • Makeup Bag
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Makeup
  • Hair Accessories
  • Blanket
  • Sugar Scrub
  • Bath melts or bath fizzers
  • Scarf
  • Hijab Magnetic Pins
  • Insulated Water Bottle/Tumblers
  • Video Games
  • Gift Cards
  • A Baseball Cap of a Favorite Team
  • Infinity Cube
  • Speks Magnetic Balls
  • Vinyl Stickers
  • Enamel Pins or Iron-on Patches
  • Funko Pop Collectibles
  • Plushie Keychain
  • Waboba Pro Water Bouncing Ball
  • Movie Tickets
  • YA Book
  • Bag or Box of a Favorite Food or Snack
  • Prayer Rug
  • Book
  • Athletic Slides

About the Guest Blogger: Amanda Shaikh is a convert to Islam, wife, and mother of two daughters.  Enriching her daughters lives and increasing their religious knowledge through books, gifts, crafts and recipes is something she is passionate about.  Just as she has gratefully gained insight from fellow parents and bloggers, she enjoys sharing her experiences through her Instagram account @parentingwithloveandiman and now website in the hopes that she can pass on ideas and resources that may be of benefit as well.

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