The joy of gifting is in the giving as much as the receiving. And if this Diwali the pandemic is keeping you apart from friends and family, the right gift for them becomes even more important. We have made a list of some beautiful things that money can buy, so that you don’t have to spend time trawling the internet and can spend that time decorating your home for the festive season.
The Diwali Thali
Abundant platters, beautiful boxes, and all things that remind you of grandmas home fragrant with ghee, marigold, and handmade goodies.
THE BOMBAY SWEET SHOP
Badi Diwali box
The Badi Diwali Box brings back memories of the corner side mithai shop when you were growing up. The box comes with a beautiful Art Deco Platter and a generous dose of ghee laden Diwali goodness that makes this the sweetest festival of the year.
Price: Rs. 6,000
THE WHOLE TRUTH FOODS
Diwali barfis with silver varak
Do you have a friend who is on a diet even on Diwali? Then be thoughtful and send over some healthy mithai. The box comes with ten assorted silver-coated sweets and two vanilla-scented candles.
Price: Rs. 750
RANI PINK GIFTS
The Motichoor gift tray
Handmade with Chanderi and Gota, this tray comes with a pretty motichoor-coloured throw! Now just make it more personalised with homemade laddoos or even banana bread. We have all had a lot of practice this year.
Price: Rs. 2,800
Vintage coffee grinder
This Vintage Brass Coffee Grinder is my favourite from the list; your coffee-loving husband or friend will also love this one. Coffee aficionados do make the best people to shop for.
Price: Rs. 13,200
QUALITY TEA AND COFFEE
Premium roasted coffee beans
In a of sea of new age coffee makers, Quality is a modest shop (since 1962) in bustling Matunga, a suburb of Mumbai. Usually, the aroma will entice you right to the shop. Buy the local bean—thank us later.
Price: Rs. 550 for 1 kg of the premium roasted coffee bean
Gifts To Brigthen Up The Home
Table ware, artwork and other home décor product ideas for the lover of all things beautiful.
Love & Light Artwork By Arti Saxena
Aura promotes and curates some fabulous Indian artists to suit every budget. We picked a pleasing landscape in hues of orange and brown from their vast collection.
Price: Rs. 48,000
Bamboo infinity floor lamp
For your aunt that loves lighting the home with dozens of diyas and lanterns every Diwali, this Bamboo floor lamp will be the perfect gift.
Price: Rs. 11,936
Personal Gift Ideas
Special gifts that your family and close friends can treasure for a long time.
Jamawar Pashmina shawl
Nothing says thank you for all the hugs like a soft luxurious pashmina hug. This handcrafted beauty is sure to make your mom feel special and loved.
Price: Rs. 2,60,000
Ahilya decorative plate
An asymmetrical, teardrop-shaped plate, handcrafted with silver wire inlay by master craftsmen in Bidar. You can use it as an accent piece on the table or as wall décor.
Price: Rs. 11,000
A Diwali staycation
For this missing a Diwali vacation outiside their cities this year, an indulgent staycation in one of the best hotel chains is the next best thing.
Price: Rs. 6,000 onward
Don’t Forget The Kids
Your niece or nephew, kids in the neighbourhood baby or your your best friends baby, spread the joy to everyone
Peppa Pig’s road trip wall decal
Home-schooled out and no vacation in sight? The road trip decal will be that fun addition to your child’s room for now. These bright and adorable surface stickers can be applied to walls or glass and peel off just as easily.
Price: Rs. 1,130
LEARNING THROUGH FUN
The Festivals of India and the LTF Mandala Workbooks
The Festivals of India Activity Books and the Mandala Books make beautiful gifts for the kids in your neighbourhood. These come with a set of seed pencils that the child can plant after, instead of throwing away.
Price: Rs. 899
The Jungle Fun Tent
Spend some quality time this holiday season with a longer than usual story telling session inside this tent. This play tent features characters from the Good Earth Jungle Fun collection. It comes with a mattress and soft cotton voile drapes.
Price: Rs. 21,000
Gifts that give back
Ensure you do your good deed this season of love and light
CARDS FOR HUMANITY
Deck of cards with stand
A deck of cards to brighten up your day with positive vibes as you carry out the small, sweet deeds mentioned on it. The cards are finished off with beautiful individual artwork as well.
Price: Rs. 1,799
Candle set box
Who doesn’t love candles? But these candles are better than most—a set of Hibiscus, Jasmine, Marigold and Tulsi scented candles, made from floral waste and cruelty-free wax.
Price: Rs 1,250
Desktop Zen Garden
Bring an oasis of serenity into your office with this Zen garden retailed by Shraddha, a not for profit workshop designing and selling tasteful décor products made by autistic young adults.
Price: Rs. 672
LETS ALL HELP
Food and hygiene supplies
Lets All Help reaches out to the most under provided NGO’s to get help from donors and directly put food on the plates of the most in need.
Price: Rs. 750 onwards
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