What to get a Muslim for a wedding gift?
I am a Canadian, but will be attending a Muslim shower and wedding.
Please give me suggestions on appropriate gifts. Thanks.
I don't think the issue of religion matters much, as long as you don't bring wine or other liquor.
Brother Muhammad (in the comments below) suggested a smoothie maker and that sounds great. In fact any quality kitchen appliance is good, or hey, how about an iPod? I would LOVE to get one of those, the only problem being who is going to use it, husband or wife? Okay, strike the iPod.
How about a gift certificate to a really nice restaurant in town? Or if they are just moving into their own home, something for the house, like a set of Egyptian cotton towels.
Flowers in a nice vase are always a good gift, since what you are really giving is the vase.
There are a few things I would avoid. At my wedding, several people gave us crystal, as in crystal bowls, glasses, etc. What's with all the crystal? We never used any of it. And one older man gave my wife a negligee! That was just creepy and inappropriate.
Anyway, use your imagination. The fact that they are Muslim is not terribly relevant.
I published an article suggesting gifts for a Muslim woman some time ago. It was actually intended for husbands trying to think of good gifts for their wives, but I'm sure you can get some great ideas from it. Here it is:
(Since I first published it, the list has grown to 33 gift ideas).
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