Exchange of Gifts during Diwali: An Unmissable Feature
Diwali is celebrated in India with great pomp every year. It is known as the festival of lights. Diyas, firecrackers and Lakshmi Pujan, exchange of gifts are the essential elements of this vibrant festival. People exchange sweets, dry fruits or other gift item during Diwali as token of regard. It is a festival of togetherness and prosperity according to Hindu traditions.
- Gifts for Everyone!
Since exchanging gifts is a common practice, businessmen and corporate companies distribute gifts on this day to each other. At home, sweets and handmade snacks are exchanged with neighbours. Traders, shop owners share gifts with their peers in the market circle. Big corporate houses gift their employees’ customised Diwali gifts with incentives.
- Traditional or Trendy?
The list of gifts has no boundaries as such. It could be anything and everything. A box of sweets, a hamper of assorted chocolates, dry fruits, electronics, kitchenware, crockery, money envelopes, fabrics, etc. are few gift options. Traditional gifts like diyas, lanterns, and torans are also purchased and gifted to the loved ones.
- Be Creative To Make An Impression!
Gone are the days when people would send only traditional gifts. With the new generation influencing trends, we have seen a considerable change in gifting styles over the last few years. Our trending gift category includes quirky and innovative items such as hampers, lamps, crockery and many more
10 Diwali Gift Ideas for 2020: Top Options You Can Consider
Driftwood Lampshade Candle
Lampshade candles look good in any corner of the house. It is an ideal décor item and compliments any ambient setting. Gift this beautiful Driftwood Lampshade Candle to your loved ones this Diwali, and elevate the energy in their homes. The lampshade has a bold and complex driftwood scent, leaving a beachy vibe and pleasant smell of fresh cotton. This lampshade is available at Ekam Online for Rs.495.
Electric Humidifier and Aroma Diffuser
Getting the right level of humidity is very important in our homes - too dry a air in the house can cause infections, eye irritation and fatigue. With growing pollution, the air quality is also decreasing on a daily basis. This Diwali gift your loved one a humidifier that will improve the air of their house. This model is a combination of humidifier and diffuser - so it can not only improve the air but also make it more plesant! Available on Amazon India, this comes with 4 different misting modes, 7 kinds of mood lights and features ultrasonic vapour technology so it is soundless and without heat. Buy it for Rs. 2,490 on the site.
Silver Plated Pooja Thali Set
A pooja thali is an essential in every Hindu household and is a very apt traditional gift on Diwali.
This is a silver-plated combination gift set comprising a pooja thali (20 cm diameter), chandan vati (5 cm), kankavati (5 cm), mini kankavati (4 cm), a drinking glass (6 cm), spoon (12.5 cm), spoon (13.5 cm), divi (3.5 cm), takori (8 cm), and an agarbati stand (5.5 cm) The items are packed in a designer corrugated box so this can even be shipped conveniently. You can buy this traditional gifting set from Amazon for Rs.575.
Gond Tray Set
The gond paintings from Madhya Pradesh are really famous all over. Gond paintings have been put up on this wooden tray to give it a perfect artistic look. The set of three trays made of wood and fibre trays with acrylic sheet are sized at small, medium and large, measuring (length x breadth) 6 x 10 inches, 8 x 12 inches, and 10 x 14 inches respectively. To maintain them for longer time just wipe it with a damp cloth before and after use. Amuse your guests with these gond trays by serving them or gift it to your loved ones. This set can be purchased from scootsy.com for Rs.3,900. This is a gift apt for those special ones who value traditional sentiments.
Handcrafted Ceramic and Glass Luxury Bowl Set
Elegant décor adds a certain charm. This unique bowl set made of rich acacia wood with pretty handpainted flowers is the perfect to gift your boss or your business partner, the bowl set looks a class apart. Buy it on Jaypore for Rs. 1199.
Lord Ganesha Candle Holder
Candles and diyas are what make Diwali literally glow. Gift your friends and business associates elegant candle holders they can use around their house. Take a look at this cute gold-toned and black candle holder that can old one candle. Measuring 12.7cm x 12.7cm x 13cm, this is a perfect gift on the festival of lights. Order it on Myntra for Rs. 439.
Silver Bowl Set
Silver has always considered auspicious and many silver items are used as gifts. A silver plate, idols of silver, silver coins etc. Flowers N Petals has put in a few silver items as one combination pack for a gift. The 5-piece silver set consists of 2 bowls with a diameter of 3 inches and 2 inches height, a tray of dimensions 8 x 4 inches and two spoons of 4.5 inches each. This thoughtful gift item is priced for Rs.2,199, buy this online from the Ferns N Petals website.
Beautiful Red Bandhanwar
Want to give your wall or door a traditional look for Diwali? Check out this beautiful red bandhanwar at IGP. It makes for the perfect home décor and gift. It's size is 39 in x 7.5 in (width x height) and it costs Rs.1,499. This bandhanwar has diamond shaped patches studded with colourful beads and balls hanging to it. Buy it from igp.com.
Beautiful Brass Prisma Photo Frame
Featuring a minimalistic design, this photo frame is simple yet sophisticated. The sleek frame has two panes held together by a metal setting that features a brass finish. The dimensions of the frame are 6 inches x 8 inches x 3 inches, and it can hold one phone of the size 4x6 inches. Available on modernquests.com for Rs. 1,490.
Flavored Chocolates in Golden Pouch with Ribbon
A hamper of chocolates is a good option to sweeten the occasion and will surely be well received by all. If you are looking for a gift to a family and there are children, then you should look no further! This is a combination of 5 pieces of paan-flavoured chocolates and 5 pieces of pani puri-flavoured chocolates. Sounds mouth watering, right? The chocolates are packed in a triangular golden pouch which is tied neatly with a black ribbon. These exclusive chocolates from La Reine bakery costs Rs.350. The hamper is available on igp.com and you can ship it directly to your recipient.
How to Wrap Your Gifts This Diwali?
Gifting has become a paramount aspect during festivals and so is the packing of the gifts. There are many decorative gift boxes with extravagant patterned and personalized ribbons available online. Adding such embellishments to your gift will not only add charm to it but also add a personalised, thoughtful touch to it. Coloured tapes and ribbons on plain papers and boxes, and small-personalised notes attached to the gifts, or fresh flowers on top of the gift box or packing are few ways to decorate the gift. So, this Diwali, don't just dress up yourself but focus on dressing up your gifts as well!
Avoid Giving These Presents During Diwali
Just like there are various options for gifts, there are also few gifts that are best avoided on the auspicious occasion of Diwali:
- Gifts such as idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha should not be given to others because it’s like sending them away to someone else on an auspicious occasion.
- No metal items like jewellery or anything made up of steel or iron should be exchanged as gifts.
- Some people also get colour conscious during gifting and avoid gifting any product or item black in colour.
- Another addition to the list is silk clothes.
Don't let Diwali gifting become a financial burden
Diwali is a festival of lights, not of draining your wallet. There are a lot of expenses at this time but nothing that careful financial planning cannot deal with. Plan things beforehand, start saving up early, look for sales and discounts and shop smart. There is no point in giving gifts that makes waves amid your social circle but leave you broke and constrained afterward.