Here are some innovative gift ideas to help you pick the best gift for your loved ones this festive season.
Gifting is an art that not everyone knows. Gifting your loved ones during the festive season is one thing which most of us look forward to during this auspicious period. Presenting a perfect gift would surely make the festive season memorable for your loved ones. The markets of the city are all buzzing with a variety of gifts to pamper your family and friends of course!
Seek ‘divine’ blessings
Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and even Diwali are religious occasions and people seek to present gifts which are considered to be auspicious. Rekha, who has been dealing in gifting items since more than fifteen years now, while describing about this year’s gifting trends, says, “Ours’ is a culturally and religiously rich state wherein, each and every festival is observed with great enthusiasm. Gifting the statues and paintings of the Gods is considered to be fortunate. Hence, the statues of the deities including Ganesha, Lakshmi and Saraswati along with metal and wooden statues of different Gods are also quite sought after gift options.”
Festive period is the perfect time to spread love and cheer among those around you. And what better way to do it than gifting your loved ones a hamper filled with deliciously flavoured chocolates, especially the hand-made ones. Hampers containing assorted milk chocolates in beautiful wrapping and boxes is yet another gift option you can opt for this season. And if you want to be tagged ‘different,’ go for ‘Chocolate Bouquets’ worth Rs 900- 1500. Various shops in the city offer a huge variety of home-made milk chocolates, which are in great demand nowadays.
“Chocolates are loved by people of all age groups and make for an ideal gift,” says Neelam, the owner of a chocolate shop. Adding further she says, “Although there are a variety of flavours available in chocolates, yet the most preferred ones are the milk chocolates.” Apart from these, gift hampers containing chocolates of various shapes (A cute teddy, dancing couple, champagne bottle etc.) are also the most sought after gift items. The price of hampers ranges from Rs 500 and goes up to Rs 5000.
One can customize an endless variety of chocolate flavours as per their friends and families’ taste. Moreover, sugar-free, low-fat chocolate hampers for health-conscious people. After all, no festival is complete without sweets so this Diwali, Kuch meetha ho jaye!
So, what are you waiting for…go and pick the ‘present perfect’ for your loved ones.
One of the most popular gift items includes artificial jewellery. “Bracelets with coloured stones and colourful bangles are some of the gifts that are loved by every girl. Even items like stunning hair accessories and back pins are in great demand so far as gifting is concerned, opines, Manisha Parikh of a city based gift shop. These accessories range from Rs 100 to Rs 500.
If you are planning to buy a gift for the tiny tots, then there are a wide range of options including the kids’ watches, hair bands and hair pins ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 1000. “These are some of the gift items, which are in demand all through the year and the demand increases during the festive season,” adds Parikh.
Bright ‘n’ beautiful
Candles are considered to be one of the best gifting options during the festive times. They are now available in various shapes and designs, which make them a perfect gifting option for all occasions. These candles are available in forms of floating candles, scented candles and embossed candles, beautifully packed in tin cases or transparent gift wraps.
Besides the conventional candles, the market these days is filled with a variety of other options including battery- operated LED candle lights, which look very identical to their traditional counterparts. But, if you take a closer look they are flame-less.
Thus, these are very safe in case you have kids or pets running around the house all the time. Also, these candles emit the real flickering flame effect. So, buy a few of these for yourself and gift some to your loved ones and surprise them. Then there is an exquisite range of hanging lantern candle holders. The best thing about these expensive looking pretty little things is that they are pocket-friendly and selling like hot-cakes this season.
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You name it they have it. Gift people the freedom to buy themselves anything of their own choice from clothes to cutlery and even a wide range of other personalised gift products. This is an ideal gifting option where you don’t have a good idea about the likes or dislikes of the person ! So, share some love and joy this Diwali by gifting several of these.
Corporate gift ideas
– Dry fruit packs
– Household items
– Plants and Saplings
– Stationery box
– Decorative and handloom items
– Precious metals like Silver and Gold are considered auspicious during the Diwali period. It is believed that on the day of Dhanteras, buying something which is made up of a metal is regarded to be the harbinger of wealth, prosperity and good luck.
– Furthermore, it is assumed to keep negative vibes at bay. Thus, shower some fortune and prosperity on your relatives and friends by gifting.
Of serenity and charm
Decorating one’s home during festivals forms an essential part of the festivities. But selecting a perfect décor piece for your near and dear ones is no mean task. If you are looking for a different kind of gift this season, water fountains are the best options. According to the vastu shastra, keeping a small fountain in a room not only adds charm to your interiors, but also brings in prosperity into your abode.
You can select from a wide range of options including the corner fountains, table top water fountains and indoor-fountains in various shapes and sizes.
There are also beautiful sceneries, wind –chimes, photo-frames, customized cushions, that can make for a perfect Diwali gift item. “Festive season is all about fun and expressing one’s love for the near and dear ones,” feels Rekha Kothari of another gift shop. These gift items are in great demand this year and one has a variety of options to choose from. The range of these gifts start from Rs 500 and goes up to Rs 1,500- 5000, she informs.