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Jezebel2104 Sun 08-Sep-19 09:59:34

I am going to Morocco soon and will be visiting friends, they have a 6 year old daughter and newborn son. What are suitable gifts?

Jezebel2104 Sun 08-Sep-19 12:48:48

Anyone please??

Longtalljosie Sun 08-Sep-19 12:52:04

Orchard Toys for the 6 year old - maybe Bus Stop? And for the baby a Wedgwood bowl set?

RainOrSun Sun 08-Sep-19 12:54:52

Muslim children play with toys in pretty much the same way as Christian kids and Hindu kids and Sikh kids and agnostic kids!
I'd probably avoid peppa pig, but otherwise whatever fits in your case and looks good in the shops.

sashh Sun 08-Sep-19 12:56:48

Mostly the same as any other child, sweets and toys.

If you want something specifically 'Muslim' then have a look in a muslim book shop or online, there are books relling Koran stories and you can get dolls wearing Hijab.

There is even a bear that prays - you will go down a rabbit hole.

BlessingsAreComing Sun 08-Sep-19 12:57:55

I am presuming that you are worried about offending. I am sure they will be happy to receive anything, you give them with love.

Anything you would give an other child their age. Books, clothes , board games , fancy school bags/ pencil box etc for the 6 year old.
Some nice cotton clothes, play mat, soft toys, bath items etc for the new born.
Have a lovely time in Morocco.

sashh Sun 08-Sep-19 13:00:18

Does the child understand English, 'Ramadan around the world'is a book that, well does what it says on the title.

Jezebel2104 Sun 08-Sep-19 15:39:41

Thank you for the comments
Yes I am afraid of offending and no they don't speak English

pinkmagic1 Sun 08-Sep-19 15:45:26

Don't over think it OP. Muslim children play with exactly the same toys as any other children of other faiths. Just get whatever you would get for any other child of their ages that will fit in your case.

Jezebel2104 Sun 08-Sep-19 16:58:03

Pinkmagic I will thanks 😀

sashh Mon 09-Sep-19 07:14:03

A teddy for the baby and coloured pens/pencils for the 6 year old will be fine.

Or something they won't get at home, a red london bus?

As long as it isn't a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed or sweets made with gelatin you will be fine.

Dom great ideas here

www.brightminds.co.uk/collections/toys-for-6-year-olds?sort_by=relevency&page_num=6

I like the jigsaw of the UK and Ireland.

SallyWD Mon 09-Sep-19 07:36:58

I've bought gifts for my daughter's Muslim friends. I've never even considered the fact they're Muslim when gift buying! They just like normal toys/books/games etc. For a newborn I'd buy a nice outfit. Fir a 6 year old girl maybe a game, a craft set or a doll. I'd ask the parents what she's in to then decide.

SallyWD Mon 09-Sep-19 07:44:13

Contrary to popular belief Muslims are not so easily offended and I'm sure they'll appreciate your gift. Just a warning about sweets. Make sure they're vegetarian. Haribos/marshmallows often have pork gelatine.

dinosaur35674 Mon 09-Sep-19 07:51:33

Muslim lady here! Honestly try not to over think it 99% of Muslims are not easily offended as many would believe grin. We have plenty of Peppa pig toys in our house.

However, if you really want to be on the safe side. https://www.ibraheemtoyhouse.com/ is a Muslim toy shop.

Jezebel2104 Mon 09-Sep-19 12:25:23

Thanks everyone xx

sashh Mon 09-Sep-19 12:32:28

Please come back and let us know what you got for them and how they were received OP

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