John Lewis & Partners Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

This year, John Lewis have gone all out for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations and have covered practically everything when it comes to celebrating Eid, from food hampers to gift guides to modest clothing to virtual events. It seems to be most any of the large department stores are doing in terms of celebrating Eid and the most thoughtful too, considering we will be celebrating Eid in yet another lockdown. 

Here is a breakdown of what exactly John Lewis are offering in the lead up to Eid:

A Guide to What John Lewis & Partners Are Offering This Eid 

EID FOOD AND FOOD GIFTS

Naturally, we’re going to gravitate first to the food and what John Lewis will be offering for this Eid! Whether you are looking for a gift, an additional goodie to your Eid table or just an Eid snack for yourself (we aren’t judging – we’re looking for the same thing ourselves). 

They have unveiled their John Lewis & Partners Eid Celebration Hamper which would make for the perfect gift for anyone including your boss at work (hello promotion!), the in laws and even the ultimate foodie in your life.

It contains the following:

  • Beech’s Turkish Delight, 150g
  • Cambrook Brilliantly Caramelised Mixed Nuts, 80g
  • New English Teas Fruit and Herbal Rosehip & Hibiscus Tea 10 Infusions, 20g
  • Gold Crown Square Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel, White Chocolate Curls & Fudge Pieces, 200g
  • Hames Chocolate Cinder Toffee, 130g
  • Fudge Kitchen Rock Salted Peanut Brittle, 125g
  • Cartwright & Butler Honey with Rose Essence, 200g
  • The Walnut Tree Medjool Dates with Almonds, 150g

Click here to buy to John Lewis & Partners Eid Hamper

If you rather something smaller, they have a great selection of chocolate, nuts, truffles and date gift boxes. Here is a just a small selection of what they are offering:

For more of their food gift options, click here

If you’re looking for food to adorn your Eid feasting table with snacks and sweet treats, Waitrose has a great selection of cakes (we’re looking at you coffee and caramel cake), non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles. 

Click here for Waitrose’s Eid food and drink collection


VIRTUAL EID EVENTS 

As well as the food gifts, They will also be running a few virtual events this year to get you into the Eid spirits. 

CELEBRATING EID: DATE & WALNUT CAKE DECORATING COOK ALONG

The Waitrose Cooking School will be running a free online class on how to decorate a date and walnut cake – a great addition to your Eid table. The class will run for one hour and will show you how to create a showstopping piece from making the buttercream icing at home to doing the all so important caramel drizzle. You’ll be sent the recipe and instruction video beforehand so that the cake will be ready to decorate in time for the class!

Click here to register for the class.

Date: 08/05/21 
Time: 3-4pm
Cost: Free

CREATE YOUR PERFECT EID LOOK WITH MAC 

This one is for the ladies and will show you how to put together two makeup looks for Eid: a glitzy high-impact glamour look or a stunning natural glow, if you prefer something more subtle. Two MAC makeup artists, Amna Khawaja and Sidrah Sardar, will walk you through the step-by-step tutorial over zoom so that you can be Eid ready! 

Click here to register for the class

Date: 4/05/21
Time: 6-7pm 
Cost: Free

ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY AND EID CARD MAKING WORKSHOP

Always wondered where to start when it comes to Arabic calligraphy? John Lewis have organised a wonderful Arabic Calligraphy and Eid card making online workshop with Lucy Khanam, a wonderful calligrapher and artist. She’ll teach you how to master the elegant swoops of your pen to write Eid Mubarak in arabic so that you can make your own cards for friends and family. You’ll even be sent a free PDF book on arabic calligraphy for beginners post the event! 

Click here to register

Date: 01/05/21
Time: 12-1:30pm
Cost: £5 


EID DECORATIONS

Looking to add some va-va-voom to your house for Eid? John Lewis will have you covered with their selection of decorations like table covers, Eid cards, paper plates, confetti balloons, table string lights and even party poppers. And let’s not forget the Eid Mubarak cards! You’ll also be able to find similar items on the online Waitrose Eid selection.

For your dinner table, John Lewis & Co have a host of tableware, cookware, serveware and bakeware items that can double up as a gift too. 

Here are a few of the items that we love:


EID CLOTHING

It’s been a long year of living in tracksuit bottoms and pyjamas but there is definitely room for a brand new Eid outfit for all members of the family. 

For women, they have a selection of modest clothing items as well as highlighting the new Aab range. Here are a few of our favourites:

Here are some for the men:

And of course, we aren’t going to forget about the kids. We love these Eid outfits for the children:

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