As Hari Raya Puasa approaches, it’s time to prepare some gifts for your Muslim friends! If you’re wrecking your brains over the best Hari Raya gift ideas for your friends and relatives, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a list of Hari Raya gift ideas in 2023. After all, Hari Raya is all about sharing and caring, so we’re sure your loved ones will appreciate the gesture regardless.
What is Hari Raya Puasa?
Hari Raya Puasa (otherwise known as the festival of Eid) is a public holiday in Singapore that falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. It is celebrated after the fasting month of Ramadan. The term ‘Hari Raya’ in Malay means “big day of rejoicing”. It is a season to seek forgiveness within the Muslim community and a time for strengthening the bonds among relatives and friends.
What date is Hari Raya 2023?
As it follows a lunar calendar, the date Hari Raya Puasa falls varies from year to year. This year, Hari Raya Puasa falls on 22 April 2023. Do note that Hari Raya Puasa should not be mistaken for the first day of the Islamic New Year.
What should I bring as a gift for Hari Raya visiting?
To be fair, it is not necessary to bring a gift for Hari Raya visiting and there are no strict rules on it either. However, it would be great not to turn up to your host’s home empty-handed! After all, it is basic etiquette to bring a small token of appreciation, regardless of race or religion, when visiting someone’s home on a special occasion.
For Hari Raya Puasa, popular gifts include gift hampers full of fruits, cookies and chocolates. Other well-received food items include a box of halal pastries, cakes or kueh. However, do take extra caution not to bring alcohol or anything non-halal. Alternatively, a nice bouquet of flowers would be a safe bet as a Hari Raya gift too.
Hari Raya gift ideas 2023: Hampers and gift boxes
1. Hari Raya Cookie/Cake Hamper
Having a hard time coming up with Hari Raya gift ideas in 2023? Go for this Hari Raya Cookie/Cake Hamper (available on lprabawa Seller) that’s filled with mouthwatering treats for your family and friends. This Hari Raya Hamper contains chocolates, cakes, and Halal titbits that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Furthermore, the hamper comes with a gorgeous packaging that will definitely earn you praise!
2. Hari Raya Eid Packages
Looking for the best Hari Raya Gift in 2023? The Bellarose Eid Hamper (available on Icashshop.sg) is the ideal gift for those looking for a variety of tasty treats in their hamper. There are four combinations you can choose from: Dante, Oriental, Platinum, and Blessings. From traditional sweet kacang polong snack to thick creamy chocolate balls, each combination provides its own unique set of flavours – making it another one of our favourite Hari Raya gift ideas in Singapore this 2023!
3. Ramadhan Hari Raya Gift Hamper
Want an exquisite raya hamper for your loved ones? Consider this Hari Raya Green Star Gift Hamper (available on PartyWholesale), which is meticulously decorated with a gold star balloon and crystal clear hamper box. Aside from its visually stunning design, the hamper also includes some expensive treats like bird’s nest, bam dates, and nougat that are sure to impress your relatives. If you want to further customise your Hari Raya gift, the seller offers a variety of colours and ingredients within the hamper to give you the best selection!
4. Ramadan Gift Box
Nobody said that Hari Raya gift ideas in 2023 have to burn a hole in your wallet. Priced below $100, this Ramadan Gift Box (available on sitimasurah2t.sg) features three different gift sets for you to choose from: Jasmine, Pants, and York set, making it worth every penny. The Jasmine and Pant sets are for health-conscious individuals who want a healthy yet tasty treat. The series set contains seafood that is sure to rock the taste buds for the seafood lovers. You can take your time to choose whichever scrumptious feast that appeals to your taste buds!
5. Foodiemart Hari Raya Hamper
Another great Hari Raya gift idea in 2023 would be this Foodiemart Hari Raya Hamper (available on Foodiemart). Pick from four different premix food packages such as chicken rice and nasi lemak depending on your friend’s favourite dish! Those with a sweet tooth will also love the wide offerings of chocolates from renowned brands like Cadbury, Toblerone and M&M.
Hari Raya gift ideas 2023: Food
6. Keropok Dhall Crackers
What’s Hari Raya without some crunchy crackers? In particular, we are head over heels with these Keropok Dhall Crackers (available on beyownenterprise.sg) that make the perfect Hari Raya gift idea in 2023 for families with young kids. At 100g a pack, we’re sure you’ll need to get a few packs given that they are oh-so-addictive and would be gobbled down faster than you can say ‘yummy’!
7. Rendang Paste
If anything, rendang is a staple ingredient at almost every Hari Raya feast. As such, Rendang Paste (available on Shopee Supermarket) would be the perfect Hari Raya gift idea in Singapore this 2023. Specifically, this rendang paste is from the Ikan Brand which is well-reviewed for its strong spice and flavour! Not only do you get to contribute to the meal, your host will also appreciate the kind gesture.
Hari Raya gift ideas 2023: Flowers
Other than Hari Raya hampers and food items, many opt for Hari Raya flowers as house visit gifts too! For starters, it’s hard to go wrong with a lovely bouquet of Fresh Roses (available on Far East Flora Official Store) because of its captivating bright crimson hue. Symbolising love and beauty, roses definitely make the perfect Hari Raya gift idea in Singapore this 2023 to show your loved ones how much you mean to them!
9. White Eustomas
White Eustomas (available on Far East Flora Official Store) make for another great Hari Raya flower gift option thanks to its beautiful arrangement. Conveying appreciation and admiration, we’re sure that whoever receives these Eustomas will have a smile on their face! Additionally, this purchase comes with an elegant marbled vase accompanied by gold rims that can be repurposed to store stationery or jewelry. It also acts as a good home decor for Hari Raya 2023!
10. Fresh Flower Bouquet
While it might seem more like a Valentine’s Day gift, we think that a Fresh Flower Bouquet (available on pagiflorist) will always be welcomed as a Hari Raya gift too! Since baby’s breath represents everlasting love, we hope this can be a chance to show your appreciation to your loved ones as well. Besides, who can resist such a lovely Hari Raya flower bouquet?
Hari Raya gift ideas 2023: For kids
11. Baby Baju Raya Romper
Parents will always have a soft spot for kids’ apparels and these Baby Baju Raya Rompers (available on AlphaMammaSG) are no different. In fact, they are the perfect Hari Raya gift for your loved ones with a newborn! Suitable for baby boys up to a year old, these one-piece baju rompers will make the little ones look stylish and cute at the same time. Made of 100% cotton, they are also comfortable for our hot and humid weather.
12. Hari Raya Scratch Art Kit
Thinking hard for the perfect Hari Raya gift idea in Singapore this 2023? Celebrate the end of Ramadan with this Hari Raya Scratch Art Kit (available on Kidster Craft). Scratching this art kit will reveal rainbow-coloured stickers that your kids will adore. After revealing the vibrant colours on the art kit, your children can use the finished artwork to decorate their bedrooms. What a great chance to encourage your children to beautify your lovely home!
13. Colouring Mat
Another Hari Raya gift idea that is popular in 2023 would be this Colouring Mat (available on Colour Me Mats Official Store) that also comes with 15 broad tip whiteboard markers. Features-wise, this colouring mat has a grippy bottom that clings to most surfaces and a buttery smooth top for easy cleaning even when the ink has been left on for days. Did we mention that it rolls and folds up easily? Perfect for use on-the-go!
Hari Raya gift ideas 2023: Others
14. Prayer Mat
The Motif Prayer Mat (available on lulurwajah_natureorganic.sg) is another excellent Hari Raya gift idea in Singapore for your loved ones this 2023. The mat is foldable, making it easy to store away along with being portable. Not to mention, there are many different colours to choose from. It is the ideal gift for your family and friends who frequently pray in the outdoors or prayer rooms in malls!
15. Ramadan Lantern
Looking for a lantern to brighten up your Hari Raya? This retro LED Ramadan Electronic Lantern (available on Love Home – Love Life) provide you with beautiful LED aesthetics that will certainly impress your family and friends. The lantern is also available in four different colours: gold, silver, red, and black. So take your pick and give your loved ones the most perfect de-light-ful surprise with this Hari Raya gift idea in 2023!
16. LED Fairy Lights
Similarly, these Hari Raya LED Fairy Lights (available on MyPrecious) will put a smile on your loved ones’ faces too! With eight different lighting modes, these fairy lights definitely make a great Hari Raya gift for those big on perfecting their home interior. Moreover, these lights measure up to three metres in length, so it works really well over a feature wall in the living room!
17. Hari Raya Gift Box Paper Bag
Prefer to be a home baker and make your own goodies for your friends? No problem! But we strongly recommend getting a Hari Raya Gift Box Paper Bag (available on steven3857.sg) to package your goodies. Not only does this gift box add to the Hari Raya mood, it definitely makes it easier to carry around for your house visits too. This Hari Raya gift can fit up to two food containers so there’s more than enough of your baked goods to go around!
Celebrate Hari Raya 2023 with these awesome gift ideas
We’re sure you’ll spoil your loved ones now that you’re armed with this list of Hari Raya gift ideas in Singapore this 2023. Of course, Hari Raya is all about the feasting too. Amp up the celebrations with your Muslim friends by indulging in the best halal snacks and these delicious Hari Raya cookies that promise a satisfying crunch. Check out our Hari Raya Sale for more attractive deals on all your other Hari Raya essentials!