he holy month of Ramadan is underway – with Muslims everywhere abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam, with Ramadan serving as a time for reflection, sacrifice, empathy and self-control. The fast breaks after sunset with Iftar offering a chance to refuel with your household or support bubble.
Children, the elderly and pregnant or nursing women are exempt from the fast, which this year ends on May 12: Eid-al-Fitr.
One of the biggest religious events on the Islamic calendar, Eid is a time for festive celebration – this year, with Covid restrictions in mind, of course. A heaving feast is prepared, good wishes exchanged and presents given.
This year, we’ve spotted a new trend emerging, led by Insta beauty queen, Huda Kattan. The Dubai-based brand has released a limited edition Ramadan advent calendar to countdown to the big day. Filled with beauty bestsellers, each box offers a new product to covet in the 10 days leading up to Eid.
Others have also jumped on the idea; from confections to DIY options, here are the best Ramadan calendars we’ve spotted so far.
House of Huda Ramadan Gifting Advent Calendar
Find a selection of 10 Huda-approved products nestled within this limited edition box. Expect beauty bestsellers from across the Huda empire: Wishful, Huda Beauty and Kayali – see the full list below. Enjoy them in the evening after Iftar.
- WISHFUL Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub, 40ml
- WISHFUL Honey Balm Jelly Moisturizer, 27g
- WISHFUL Thirst Trap Cocoon Mask
- WISHFUL Yellow Headband
- KAYALI Rollerball Vanilla & Musk Kayali, 2 x 5ml
- KAYALI Rollerball Gold Travel Case
- Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipstick in Bombshell
- Mini Huda Beauty Silk Balm gloss, 3mli
- Huda Beauty Legit Lashes Mascara in Very Vanta
- Huda Beauty Haze Obsessions eyeshadow palette in Sand
Rita Farhi Ramadan Advent Calendar
Finish your evening meal on a sweet note thanks to luxury confectioner Farhi, who has dreamed up this pretty box of chocolates in advent form for Ramadan 2021. Each box holds a foil-wrapped crunchy hazelnut praline to help countdown Ramadan and makes a lovely treat for kids and adults alike.
Ramadan Wooden Countdown Calendar – Mosque
If you like the idea of making your own calendar packed with a selection of treats for a loved one, head to Etsy, the home of unique, handmade goods. This wooden calendar takes inspiration from a mosque and is carved with intricate patterns around the 30 draws. Order now for free delivery.
Ramadan Countdown Milk Chocolate Calendar
Following the style of a traditional Christmas advent calendar, this cheap and cheerful design is full of small chocolates to enjoy in the days leading up to Eid.