by Erum Zehra

Eid is a time for celebration, joy and exchanging gifts. No one looks forward to Eid more than children, as they receive gifts from their families and friedns on this joyous occasion. This year on Eid you can choose an Islamic gift or two for the children in your life and give them the gift of joy, blessings and learning at the same time. Here are some gift suggestions from companies based in Canada. Most of them are being run by mompreneurs and you can support them by shopping their unique and beautiful offerings.

1. Toys/ Craft Kits

Kids love to play with toys and what better way to teach them values and Islamic concepts than through play? Here are some online stores where you can buy some amazing educational Islamic  toys as gifts for your kids:

Zair Zabr Play

They stock an array of beautiful craft kits and activity books that your children will love!

Eastern Toy Box

Amazing Islamic learning toys including a wooden tree with Prophets’ names, wooden mosque building blocks and lots more!

Craft It Kits

With prices starting just from $6 their craft kits are affordable, original and will spark creativity.

Itsy Bitsy Muslims

Buy unique custom handmade dolls and puppets based on Muslim characters.

Modah

Modah is a Muslim lifestyle store based in Mississauga. To shop their toy collection online, you can click on the link above.  This is also a great option if you prefer to visit a brick and mortar store to shop rather than ordering online. They have a wide selection of toys, books and halal candies for kids as well as Islamic products fro adults in their store. Address for Modah’s store is:

5120 DIXIE ROAD, UNIT 12 (CORNER UNIT)
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA
L4W 4J7

 

2. My Deen Magazine

Subscribing to a monthly magazine that teaches Islamic values to your children in a fun way can be an ideal gift. My Deen Magazine is a perfect fit for this purpose. Through various activities, lessons and puzzles, My Deen magazines make learning about Islam exciting! Their magazines are published for three different age groups – ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-11. This ensures that your children recieve age appropriate content and you can engage children as young as 2 years old through them. Click here to subscribe to the magazine online.

 

3. Story Books

Story books not only help children to learn to read, they also help enhance their creativity and imagination. Islamic story books familiarize them with the customs in their religion and help them understand their religion better. Here are some links where you can find Islamic story books:

Ruqayas Book Shelf 

This publishing company offers beautiful Islamic books for children based on Islamic characters.

Books at Modah

They have a wide selection of toys, books and halal candies for kids as well as Islamic products fro adults in their store. Address for Modah’s store is:

5120 DIXIE ROAD, UNIT 12 (CORNER UNIT)
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA
L4W 4J7

 

4. Prayer Mats

Want your kids to be excited about praying to Allah every day? Buy them a beautiful prayer mat that they would love to use! These stores offer exclusively designed prayer mats with gorgeous colors and patterns. Take a look and decide which you like the best:

The Muslim Moon

The MuslimMoon has designed beautiful prayer rugs to provide our youth with a respectfully fun, memorable, colourful and child-appropriate connection to their ‘Deen’.

Eastern Toy Box

They offer back pack prayer rugs for boys and girls.

 

Undoubtedly these gifts will encourage your children to learn about Islam and will also enthrall them with their creativity and beauty! Order some gifts today for your children and start their exciting journey on exploring Islam in a fun way!.

 

 About the Author

Erum Zehra is  the Project Manager of Muslimmoms.Ca. She  also runs a social media agency where she provides digital communication and branding help to entrepreneurs at Prestige Interactive.