Things to Consider Before Buying Diwali Gifts for In-Laws
- Their Personal Style:
Giving gifts is a complex yet an important part of human interaction, it helps define relationships and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Psychologists say it is often the gift giver who reaps the biggest psychological gains from a gift, rather than the recipients. People give gifts to show the other person that they are grateful for the role they play in their lives. This Diwali if you’re planning on buying gifts for your in-laws, think carefully and thoroughly. You want them to like the gifts you buy them and appreciate the thought and effort you put into buying it for them.
- Small Gestures Can Win Over Everyone:
If you’re a couple, most men think that women should do all the gift shopping since they have it in their DNA to be more caring, observant and loving. But it wouldn’t hurt men to show a little bit of those qualities too, especially if it means you’re doing something for your wife and her family. If by buying a small gift for your in-laws you can make your wife extremely happy, then don’t be afraid. Purchase something small but a meaningful gift, even a saree for your mom-in-law and a kurta pyjama set for your father-in-law will make not only your in-laws happy but this small gesture will make her happy too.
- Buy Useful Gifts:
Most often people buy a box of laddoo or kaju katlis as Diwali gifts and present it to family, friends, and neighbours. This time why don’t you change your game plan and get something more useful. We understand that Diwali is a fun festival and it calls for sweets, but why not get a gift that’s useful and long-lasting so that they can enjoy using it and think of you every time they do. Your in-laws will definitely appreciate you for giving such a useful and meaningful gift.
Gift Ideas for the Women: Mother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law, Aunts and Cousins
Are you looking for a good gift idea for your mother-in-law or sister-in-law? We’ve got just the right thing for you - Pigeon Aluminium Non-Stick Cookware-Set of 3. From steaming and sautéing to cooking and frying – this cookware set of 3 is stylish to look at, and perfect for every essential you need in the kitchen. The ladies can whip up the tastiest dishes in this cookware set and impress everyone in the family. Moreover, this range of cookware is safe, durable and efficient. Get it right away from Pepperfry for Rs.1,989.
Women love jewellery, and we all know that Diwali and traditional jewellery go hand in hand! Nothing could be more appropriate than giving ethnic patterned jewellery as a gift to the ladies in your family. This temple-style earring pair features Radha-Krishna figurine in Gold & Green, with small red & white pear stones. Striking and gorgeous this earrings pair is likely to draw eyes everywhere and is a perfect gift for your fashionista sister-in-law. Order this beautiful set on Amazon) for Rs.291.
Does your sister-in-law love to make a bold fashion statement? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got the perfect gift for her this Diwali – this Half moon shape clutch made of natural materials like jute, wool, cotton silk, and embellished with colourful threads and beads. It’s modern, chic and edgy, while being unique. This clutch is a handcrafted and has a timeless quality with its creative design. Place an order for this collector’s edition on Jaypore for Rs.2,200.
Beauty Products Gift Sets
You can never go wrong with buying beauty products as a gift for the ladies in your family. Why not gift them a wonderful giftset that has high quality skincare products? For example this Forest Essentials Facial Essential gift set has for products that will be highly useful to any woman. These products are facial cleanser, sunscreen lotion, facial scrub and lip balm - each of it made with the best natural ingredients. Order it on Amazon for Rs. 1,625. There are several options online so look around pick something that'll suit your relative. You can purchase this on Amazon.
Allow the ladies in your family to sit back relax and enjoy a classic gin and tonic in a modern and beautifully handcrafted gin balloon glasses. Who said boys should have all the fun, let your mom-in-law and sister-in-law enjoy their drinks in style too. These unique mouth-blown gin glasses with subtly flared stems and weighted feet are designed with wide flattened bowls so that aroma of the spirits is delicately enhanced. You can purchase this on modernquests.com for Rs.2,495.
Home Decor Items
This elegant glass photo frame with golden edging is the perfect gifts for your in-laws this Diwali. They will love to put it on their table or in the living room with a phot of their beloved family. This frame measure 8 inches x 6.5 inches. Purchase this classy Aurous Photo Frame on Vajor for Rs.1,449
Exciting Diwali Gifts for Men: Father-in-Law, Brother-in-Law and Other Male Members
Wooden Utility Kits
Now that we’ve covered what you can possibly buy for the ladies in your husband’s or wife’s family, we’ll move on to men’s gifts. The first item we’ve got in the list is - Wooden Spectacles Holder with Mug and Coaster. This gift is perfect for your father-in-law; it comes with a wooden specs holder, and a ceramic mug with a wooden coaster. Show him that you hold him in the highest regard with this unique and useful gift. You can buy this from igp.com for Rs.675.
Does your father-in-law or brother-in-law love to play chess? The Magnetic Chess Game will make a beautiful gift for this Diwali. It’s made out of high-quality wood, with magnetic pieces which allows for easy movement and a stable game. It comes with 8 Pawn, 2 Bishop, 2 Knight, 2 Rook, 1 King and 1 Queen for your loved ones to indulge in intelligent play. You can buy this set on Amazon for Rs.925.
Titan Silver Watch
You can never go wrong with watches as gifts for men. Be it your father or father-in-law, no matter how many watches they have it’s not enough. With something as simple as a watch, men can elevate their style quotient to look smart and chic. Show your brother-in-law or father-in-law how much you love and care for them with the Titan Silver Wrist Watch. It features a stainless steel strap and rectangular dial making it a classic piece that will never go out of fashion. You can buy this timeless piece from IGP for Rs.2,295.
Laptop Bags & Sleeves
If it’s a younger person you’re buying a gift for, say your brother-in-law, then a Laptop Sleeve will be very useful for him. He’ll appreciate the fact that you put in the effort to actually think of what he needs instead of just buying something off the shelf without putting much though or effort into it. Made out of genuine dry-milled leather, this bag is elegant and sober, so he can carry it work as well. The sleeve is available in 4 sizes suitable for 11, 12, 12 and 15 inches Macbooks, Made with a simple yet durable design this is perfect to carry his laptop or other important documents to office. You can buy this on DailyObjects for prices Rs.2,099. There is an incredibel choice in sleeves so look around to find something that fits his personality.
You can buy other accessories as well such as wallets or bags.
If you have little cousins-in-law or brothers-and-sisters-in-law who are still young children, then consider buying them something different like a bookset. Look for interesting writers for kids and get a bookset that they read and enjoy over several years. One option is The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Boxed Set - which is a collection 3 acclaimed books for young audults. This book series mixes fantasy, science fiction, and horror to make for complelling reading. You can get it from Amazon for Rs.1,299
If you’ve got a music lover in your family, they’ll absolutely love accessories like bluetooth headsets or speakers. Particularly perfect for someone young!
Consider a portable speaker like this Boat bluetooth 4.1 speaker that's waterproof and shockproof, making it ideal for outdoor use even. With a strong bass and a wellperforming speaker, it is wonderful way to take music along. Order it on Amazon for Rs. 1,299. You have something at every price point so you should be able to find something suitable.
Keep Your In-Laws Healthy With a Basket of Fruit
No matter who’s in-law you are buying a gift for, be it your husband’s parents or your wife’s parents, you want them to be hale and hearty. If you’re caught up with work and you don’t have the time to step out of your house to pick a gift or you don’t have the time to browse online to find a good gift, the Basket of Mixed Fruit with Greeting Card will convey the message you want to convey – that you’re thinking of them. They’ll appreciate this gesture even though it might be simple. This basket comes with 2 kilos of mixed fruit, and also comes with a greeting card. You can place an order for this to be delivered straight to the recipient’s house on igp.com for Rs.770.
Can't Go Wrong With Useful and Generic
When there are lots of people to shop for and you aren't quite sure what everyone likes, opt for useful and practical gifts which will appeal to most. You cannot please everyone, but aim at making a majority of them happy. While clothes are traditionally given as gifts on Diwali, times have changed and everyone has a very specific taste, so choose accessories instead. If you have a good idea of someone's area of interest, buy a gift accordingly but personalising gifts for some and giving the others generic gifts will not go down well, so choose similar gifts for everyone.