When the sun sets on the last day of Ramadan, it’s time to break fast and commence with the festivities – from receiving duit raya to cooking up a storm in the kitchen to prepare a bountiful Raya feast. It’s also a time to appreciate our family members, friends, and loved ones, and sharing what precious moments we have with them.
And while the festivities this year may not be as grand or lively, we’re still able to give back to those we care about and celebrate in whatever way we can. So even if you’re just visiting your neighbour or looking to send over some special Raya goodies, here are 7 unique gift ideas for you to consider.
Oh Cha Matcha Raya Wellness Gift Box
Despite some families not being able to reunite for this year’s festivities, Oh Cha Matcha presents its Raya Wellness Gift Box, containing handmade items that have been curated to help you remember to get some #selfcare and feel good even through virtual get-togethers. The box houses two bottles of sugar-free and dairy-free Bunga Kantan Matcha, Medjool Dates, a Matcha Latte Geranium Rose Scented Candle, and a Geranium Rose Matcha Hand Sanitiser. This Wellness Gift Box is priced at RM155 and can be purchased until 14 May 2021, or while stock lasts. W ohchamatcha.com
B&B Labs #FreeYourSkin Sets
After a month of fasting, give that beauty enthusiast in your life (or yourself, even!) a nutrient boost for the skin with B&B Labs’ #FreeYourSkin Sets that are carefully curated for different skin types and concerns to help kick off Aidilfitri with great skin. Whether you need a brightening solution or a simple hydrating routine, these sets are designed for both day and night use, consisting of six full-sized products that easily cover everything from cleansing and treatments, to weekly masks and moisturisers. W bb-labs.com
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KEJU by Carmen Raya Kampung House
These days, is it really a celebration if there isn’t a cheese platter present to graze from? KEJU by Carmen puts a festive spin on their beautiful cheese platters by packaging the goodies in an adorable box in the form of a kampung house. The roof of the house consists of 4 compartments, containing turkish delight, cotton candy, basil pesto sauce, and Tanamera sanitiser respectively – each gift wrapped in reusable batik cloth. When you open the door, it reveals KEJU’s signature cheese platter, including an assortment of brie, strawberries, blueberries, brownies, kurma, pretzels, chocolates, and more.
And to really get the festivities going, you can also find little cushions on the balcony to instigate a nostalgic game of Batu Seremban. To place an order, direct message KEJU by Carmen via Facebook or Instagram, or WhatsApp +60 12-605 5837.
The Batik Boutique Cahaya Raya Gift Set
The Batik Boutique hopes to bring more light to muted celebrations this year with three Cahaya Raya gift sets that have been curated in collaboration with three local brands: cookie company The Skinny Bakers, herbal infusion specialist Rhymba Hills, and rent-a-picnic-people Daily Sparks. Expect to find unique batik pieces and homemade treats in each box, as well as a complimentary pack of six duit raya packets and a picnic rental voucher from Daily Sparks. Prices start at RM189, and can be found in-store or online. W thebatikboutique.com
Cocova Raya Gift Set
Perfect for the whole family after fasting for a month, the two Raya gift sets from Cocova are filled with indulgent treats to help create sweet memories. The Raya Cookie Bundle contains Chocolate Cranberry Cookies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies – all baked with Cocova’s signature Curious 68% dark chocolates. For a more aesthetically-pleasing gift, the Salam Gift Box comes wrapped in a batik cloth that can be used a table runner during Raya feasts. It also comes with Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, as well as a Happy 65% Dark Chocolate Buttons Mini Pack and Cheeky Hazel Dark Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts mini Pack. This option also includes matching fabric coasters that are hand-sewn by Sham, a single mother caring for her autistic son. W cocova.co
UNBOX by Huff and Puff Jom Series
If you want your gifts to really impress, look no further than the Unbox by Huff and Puff’s Jom Series, consisting of three delicious curations: Jom Balik Kampung!, Jom Masak-Masak!, and Jom Berbuka!. The first includes treats bursting with traditional flavours from La Cucur, all packaged in a beautiful hand-sketched tiffin set. The Jom Masak-Masak! set sees a vintage wooden case housing ingredients from Rencah for you to help prepare your Raya feast, as well as exclusive recipes and cooking videos curated by Chef Sherson Lian. As for the Jom Berbuka! set, it features an old-school mini wooden cabinet filled with tidbits from Baaji’s and Mutiara Figs.
And if you can’t decide which set to get, you can even get all three in their Jom Bundle Set!. W unboxbyhuffandpuff.com.my
Amazin’Graze Raya Gift Box
Simple, sweet, and satisfying, Amazin’ Graze’s Raya Gift Box will be able to sort out both your cravings and gifting needs. It features their bestselling Dark Chocolate Brownie Chips, as well as Peppermint Cherry and Nuts & Raisins flavours. To top it all off, each box comes with a free pack of Ajwa Dates. W amazingraze.com