10 Small Businesses to Support This Eid
Eid-ul-Fitr is just around the corner and due to Ramadan, we know that everyone has been busy managing day to day activities while fasting. Simultaneously, there is tremendous excitement for Eid celebrations, shopping, planning Eid dinners, home décor and searching for gift ideas for family and friends. With that in mind, we decided to make a list of small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area to support, where you can find exclusive Eid outfits, shoes, decoration, gifting items and more!
Delicious desi and homemade dishes are a must have on your dinner table especially on occasions such as Eid. After a month of fasting, almost everyone craves something extra delicious and a special feast, but who likes to cook for hours after getting fully dressed up? HouseCook.ca is always there to help you fill your dinner tables with freshly cooked and delicious meals. HouseCook offers food for everyone, whether you are a pure desi food lover or prefer healthy meal options such as salads with a desi touch. The best part is that everything is Halal and cooked with fresh ingredients in minimal oil. HouseCook offers weekly meals and event catering. So this Eid, don’t feel afraid to throw a big Eid dinner party, invite your friends and family and celebrate to the fullest. Moreover, if you order HouseCook’s weekly menu, you can relax after celebrating on Eid without worrying about meal prep for the following days as you will already have freshly cooked homestyle meals in the refrigerator. HouseCook meals also make an excellent gift. You can order dishes online and have them delivered to your loved ones or you can send a gift card. The gift of food is definitely a great one!
When we talk about gifts, we cannot forget about the nostalgic feel of greeting cards from our dear ones. In this digital era, where life is speeding up every minute, gift cards still hold the warmth and value exactly like years ago. So if you want to shower your love upon your dear ones, this is an excellent personalized gift idea! The best thing about Mubarak Cards is that they offer customized theme based cards especially for the South Asian Community. They use high-quality pearlized card stock that is beautifully designed with gold foil detailing.
We always think about something special and out of the box gift ideas that will stand out as the value of your precious gift increases when it is thoughtfully packed. Sealed with Duas is a place where you can find Islamic inspired luxurious gift wrap, ribbons, wax seals and other elements to elevate your gifting experience. This Eid, you can make your gifts extra special by wrapping them with themed gift wraps and seals. This is very unique and adds grace to presents.
If you are worried about decorating your space for Eid day, Nurshop.ca is the perfect place as they have a unique variety of home decor that will match your Eid spirit. With their Eid party box, you can beautify your home without spending hours doing it. In addition to that, they have an amazing range of handmade lanterns, lights, tableware, banners, wall decor and much more, exclusively for Ramadan/Eid 2022 that is absolutely worth checking out.
- Also Sophia
Who doesn’t want uniqueness in their space that adds an alluring effect all around? Also Sophia is a multicultural shop where you can find inspiring home décor and impressive gift items for various occasions. You can purchase their items from their website and the best part is that they are also available at Walmart (in-store and online). They have some amazing Eid special hosteller pieces that you can order now.
If you are looking for some out of the ordinary and luxurious abayas, this is the place you can rely on! They have a variety of nicely stitched formal wear abayas which are not only classic and elegant but are very comfortable to wear. The best part is they offer matching abayas for kids so you can match with your little girls this Eid!
- Junaid Jamshed Canada
Everyone loves to flaunt eastern attire on Eid. The stress of searching for desi outfits in Canada is not a difficult task anymore as J. Junaid Jamshed Canada brings you the best traditional outfits that are trendy yet comfortable. They have beautiful designs and a large variety to choose from for men, women and kids for any occasion. They offer casual and formal stitched and unstitched suits. If you prefer nonalcoholic perfumes for Ramadan, J. Junaid Jamshed Canada has them available. In addition to this, you can also shop for footwear and other accessories online as well as in-stores.
Meraki is a small business that offers handcrafted traditional footwear (“khussas”) curated by skilled artisans. They have a range of casual strappy sandals not only in plain designs but also in denim and in unique prints that add a style element to any outfit. In addition to that, there is a gorgeous range of traditional yet stylish khussas adorned with Gota, Sequins, Mirror work along with intricate thread embroidery to add a bling to your desi outfits. You can choose your style to pair with your clothing in the convenience of your home by browsing their website.
Where some people opt for light and casual clothes on Eid, there are many others who like to dress up in fancy formal wear. If you are looking for simple and fancy clothes in one place - Samsara offers just that. Samsara Couture is here with their awe inspiring Eid range and you can also order custom made attire from them. Don’t forget to check out their newly launched Eid Collection, you’ll surely fall in love with the fine detail of these beautifully curated ensembles. Samsara offers in store shopping and is definitely a great place to find Eid outfits in Toronto.
- Sonias Henna Art
Eid feels incomplete for many who love to dress up in a traditional way so they look for expert henna/mehendi artists in Toronto to apply intricate henna designs. But in a Western country it is hard to find a good henna artist for special occasions, well not anymore! You can rely on @sonias_henna_art, who is a very skilled henna artist in Toronto. She can apply detailed and intricate henna designs and is offering henna sessions this Eid.