Light up Ramadan with this selection of gifts

Whether it’s setting your iftar table or celebrating the spirit of gift-giving, we have a special selection of home decor, fashion and beauty treats to suit all purses and preferences. newslide Golden opportunity Pure Gold Jewellers has launched a limited-edition handcrafted pendant with “Allah” engraved in Arabic calligraphy. Made from 18-carat gold, the necklace is […]

Whether it’s setting your iftar table or celebrating the spirit of gift-giving, we have a special selection of home decor, fashion and beauty treats to suit all purses and preferences.

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Golden opportunity

Pure Gold Jewellers has launched a limited-edition handcrafted pendant with “Allah” engraved in Arabic calligraphy. Made from 18-carat gold, the necklace is available during Ramadan only. Crafted in Italy, it bears a full-moon centrepiece set in a lattice surround detail. Purchases come with free lifetime repair and an exchange warranty.

• Dh999, visit www.pugold.com

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Oud offering

Molton Brown’s gift box for the holy month features the best of its Oud Accord & Gold range. Perfumed with fragrant oud and Assam tea from north-east India, the brand’s best-selling eau de toilette, body wash, body lotion and candle are available to buy individually from Dh150 or collectively in a bespoke package. Customers who purchase any two products from the range will receive a branded beauty bag. Visitors to Molton Brown’s stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over Eid will also be offered complimentary henna treatments.

• Visit www.moltonbrown.com

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Bright idea

Light up your home with these gold-effect lanterns and candle holders from Lifestyle and Centrepoint stores. The lamps cost from Dh130, while the oud fragrance diffusers are priced at Dh139. We also love the velvet ruched cushion with diamanté stud buttons (available in amber, sapphire and white) and the pretty six-piece tea sets with presentation stands, both cost Dh79.

• Visit www.landmarkshops.com/centrepoint

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Rose tinted

Turn to the eclectic O’ de Rose if you’re looking to reinvent your Ramadan table. The traditional yet contemporary decorative objects stocked at the boutique are sourced from artisans around the region. Top picks include iftar and suhoor serving platters, glass-blown pomegranate drinking vessels, wooden Hand of Fatima candle holders and minaret incense burners. Also look for beaten-copper lampshades, pop-art prints and metallic sprayed ottomans.

• Prices upon request, visit www.o-derose.com

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Protective powers

Robert Wan has launched the Hanna Collection for Ramadan, which pays tribute to the traditional Hand of Fatima – a symbol of protection in many cultures. The bracelets, made from yellow, rose and white gold, also feature diamonds and mother-of-pearl.

• From Dh1,200 to Dh2,500, available at Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols. Visit www.robertwan.com

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Crystal clear

For very special table centrepieces and glassware, head to Baccarat in The Dubai Mall. The luxury seasonal selection includes a King Harcourt cut crystal cup in ruby red, Dh1,360, and the exquisite Everyday collection of six glasses, each with a unique pattern, Dh1,725.

• Visit www.baccarat.com

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House proud

For those looking for something a little bit different this Ramadan, Concept-Me in Dubai’s Al Quoz district has plenty of eclectic homeware and artefacts to choose from. The selection includes gold and silver inlay wooden bowls ranging in size and price from Dh250 to Dh1,250, and glass-covered trays in aquamarine with calligraphy laser work for Dh740. Continuing the Arabian theme are the calligraphy cushions, Dh240, and colourful Arabic letters in bold prints, Dh250 each.

• Visit www.concept-me.com

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Sweet gesture

Forrey & Galland has rolled out a collection of confectionery made locally with regional ingredients and spices. The range includes chocolate dates, Arabic sweets and Turkish delights. Boxes can be customised by shape, size, design and content to match all tastes and budgets.

• Available at La Boutique in The Dubai Mall; visit www.forreyandgalland.com

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Healthy glow

Create a home spa with Elemis’s Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Scrub – it exfoliates, smoothens and softens skin. The mineral-rich salts and hibiscus help cleanse, while an infusion of Tahitian Monoi oil and frangipani flowers lock-in moisture, leaving a light fragrance. A reusable vacuum-sealed 490g jar is priced at Dh195 and a complimenting Japanese Camellia Body Oil – for use afterwards – is available from Elemis for Dh185.

• Visit www.elemis.ae

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Write away

St Dupont’s newest release is the Fire Head ballpoint, boasting an embossed diamond outer shell – either in gold or with palladium and black lacquer. Convertible rollers and 14-carat gold nib fountain pens are also available. Similarly stylish accessories for men this Ramadan include matching hexagonal cufflinks, leather card holders, wallets, lighters and document files.

• From Dh700 to Dh7,000, visit www.st-dupont.com

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Sight for sore eyes

Old-school is the new cool at Nina Ricci. Sunglasses for her this season are oversized, flat and square in design – inspired by the 1970s. The colour palette is neutral with acetate transparent and frosted frames with double-bridges dotted with crystals or metal detailing.

• From Dh1,300; find the full range of accessories at www.ninaricci.com

For him, Lozza has a range with a distinctive five-horizontal line leitmotif replacing the logo on the temples of the sunglasses. Our favourites include a vintage classic black-and-gold design called Corona and a glossy, tortoiseshell round, gradient-lens pair dubbed Faletti.

• Prices upon application, for details go to www.lozzaocchiali.it

rduane@thenational.ae

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