It’s always a joy to give and receive gifts. And festivals make them all the more special as your friends and family will remember and cherish the gift for a lifetime. With few days left for the much-awaited festival of lights, the festive spirit has already gripped everyone young and old alike. It’s lovely to see our neighbourhood being beautifully lit-up with decorative items like lamps and twinkling fairy lights. We are sure some of you have already started buying gifts for your loved ones. But for others who are still finding it tough to choose that perfect Diwali Gift to present to your favourite bunch of people, we have you covered.
Shopkhoj.com brings you some of the best gifting options that will make the festival special for your loved ones this year…
1. Diwali Gift: Diya Sets
One cannot imagine Diwali without traditional diyas (earthen lamps) — the ubiquitous symbol of the festival of lights. It could be one of the best items to brighten up the faces of your friends this Diwali. And if you could try adding your personal artistic touch to these diyas, they surely will make for a truly priceless gift.
Available @ Local Shops
2. Diwali Gift: Crockery
When was the last time you saw your mother or aunt jumping with excitement? Well, here is your chance! Gift her a set of colorful crockery this Diwali. It’s not just pretty but functional too so she will be happy to use it on a daily basis. Choose from a range of options available at great prices online.
Available @ Amazon India, Flipkart, Big Basket, Home Center
3. Diwali Gift: Dry Fruits and Honey
Instead of sweets, go for a pack of dry fruits this Diwali. A healthy alternative for your daily snacks, dry fruits are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. Choose your best pick from almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, raisins, dates and figs, among others. Your near and dear ones will certainly be happy to receive one of these powerhouses of nutrients.
With festivities abuzz, these so-called energy bombs will help boost their energy levels up throughout the Diwali celebrations. Also, you can club dry fruits box with a pack of honey. Different flavoured honeys are easily available online. After all, health and happiness make for the most memorable gift of all!
Available @ Amazon India, Flipkart
4. Diwali Gift: Hot Air Balloons aka Floating Lanterns
Amaze your loved ones with these ready-to-use hot air balloons or floating lanterns. The new-age Diwali paraphernalia will make it a picture-perfect Diwali for your near and dear ones. They will enjoy writing a message of their choice on these sky lanterns before releasing them. The best part is that they are far safer than fireworks and eco-friendly too.
Available @ Amazon India, Flipkart
5. Diwali Gift: Handmade Chocolate Hamper
Handmade chocolates have their own unique charm, especially as they come in a variety of chocolate flavors. So treat your friends and family with a box of delicious chocolates, and add sweetness to your relationship. Shop online for chocolates with attractive packaging in the color shades of red, pink, and lots more.
Available @ Ferns N Petals, Amazon India, Flipkart
6. Diwali Gift: Tea Box
Have you run out of gifting ideas for this festive season? Now here is an unconventional gift option for your relatives and friends. Instead of gifting a box full of sweets or dry fruits, you could try out this uncommon gift hamper. Being the most widely consumed beverage, this would surely be a perfect gift for all tea lovers. You may like to pair it up with an attractive tea mug for your bestie.
Available @ Tea Floor, Amazon India and Flipkart
7. Diwali Gift: Cakes and Cookies
Let’s keep the excitement of festivities intact with the fresh cakes and cookies to impress our loved ones. Sugarama Patisserie at Delhi’s famous Shahpur Jat market, for instance, has come out with 11 variations of gift hampers.
You may pick one with a combination of truffles, brownies, macaron & cookie combos, and more. With a starting price of Rs 300, they will cost you anywhere up to Rs 2,500. Did we mention their Diwali-special tins are completely irresistible?.
Available @ Sugarama Patisserie, Cookie Man, Amazon India and Flipkart
8. Diwali Gift: Home Furnishings
The markets all around the country are buzzing with Diwali gift hampers. Wondering what to gift your friends and family this Diwali? It’s a thoughtful idea to opt for some home furnishing items. They can help your loved ones achieve their idea of a dream home. You may go for bedsheets, cushions, and blankets, among others.
Available @ Home Center, Amazon India and Flipkart
9. Diwali Gift: Home Decor
Diwali calls for adding some new decorative touches to your house. Beyond everything, home decor items have an appealing effect on people’s mood living in any house. So when you opt for one this festive season, you may rest assured that your friends or relatives would promptly add new decorative things to refresh the look of their home.
Here are your gifting options to choose from: photo frames, lamps, paintings, wall arts, wall mirrors, wall hangings, clocks, aroma oil diffusers, candles, wind chimes, trays & boxes, and flower pots. You may also consider buying other home decor products like idols, collectible figurines, and silver pieces.
Not just perfect Diwali gifts, these items will surely help add a positive vibe to your loved ones’ place.
Terracotta Lamps: We spotted these beautiful Terracotta lamps at Delhi’s ever-popular Blind School Mela. We found these products so enchanting that we couldn’t resist buying ourselves one!
Additionally, Rajasthani door hangings, candle stands, pans made of tree-bark, and handmade cards also caught our eye at the Mela. You may also head to the venue to buy other knick-knacks for the festival such as diyas, candles, candle holders and papier-mâché products.
Available @ Aakriti Art Creations (Utsav Sonthalia), Kainaat Design, KDH Giftware, Amazon India and Flipkart
10. Diwali Gift: Indoor Plants
Think sweets and chocolates are passe, indoor plant is certainly the new buzz. To address the issue of polluted air and smog especially during Diwali, indoor plants provide us with an easy and cost-effective solution. Really, a thoughtful gift to help your friends and family go green this festive season!
We are sure your loved ones will be more than happy to get this present of good health and happiness. Above all, they add zing to your home decor while giving great joy to the keeper.
Go for one of these options this Diwali: Aloe Vera, Money Plant, English Ivy, Spider Plant, Gerbera Daisy, Peace Lily, or Areca Palm.
Available @ Rolling Nature, Green Decor and Ferns N Petals
11. Diwali Gift: Apple Watch Series 5
If you have a hardcore techie friend, Diwali is definitely the best time to give him/her the perfect techie treat. Apple Watch Series 5 could be a noteworthy option to consider this festive season. The latest iteration from Apple is being seen as the best smartwatch for the iPhone.
Interestingly, it provides users with an always-on display, besides a new Compass companion app to determine location. While the GPS model will cost you Rs 40,900, the one with GPS and cellular comes at a starting price of Rs 49,900. It is currently available on Amazon’s deal of the day too. So you could save extra bucks if you order the product online.
Available @ Amazon India and Flipkart
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