If you, like us, have been spending hours thinking about what to gift your loved ones this Diwali, look no further! We have got you covered. Choose from this assortment of thoughtfully curated Diwali gifts from these well-known brands that will make your friends’ and family’s Diwali all the more special. By Amitha Ameen
1. The Gift Studio
This year has been hard on most of us and has us living away from our loved ones for longer than expected, thanks to the pandemic. While many of us may not be able to be next to our friends and family members this Diwali, we can certainly let them know that they are in our thoughts with personalised gifts from the Gift Studio. “Most people are away from home this season and since they can’t be around their loved ones, they are trying to make up for it with customised gifts that have a personal touch,” says founders Shashwat and Shivika Goenka. From flowers and chocolate to gourmet F&B hampers and even bespoke adventures, the Gift Studio is your one-stop solution for all gifting occasions.
2. Daily Objects
This one is for all the accessory hoarders, especially Apple fans. While gifting a handful of the newly-released iPhone 12 may be slightly out of budget, we have found the next best thing that you can woo your loved ones with. Daily Objects has come out with new and funky phone cases for iPhone 12 that combine two things that we are always on the lookout for — multi-layered protection and elegant designs. This will not only keep the phone safe and sturdy but also make for a cool statement that one can sport with their Diwali outfits.
3. Soulflower Gift Box
Nothing screams thoughtful than a well-curated festive hamper from this 100 per cent pure, vegan, cruelty-free, and safe brand. You can choose from a range of hampers that include Soulflower Beauty Elixir Gift Set for the ones who love to indulge in skincare; Soulflower Aroma in a Box for the one who loves the spa-at-home feeling or Soulflower Celebrity Gift Set packed with the best from the brand.
4. ViewSonic M2 portable full HD LED projector
While we definitely miss the multiplex experience during these times, we have just the right thing that will help recreate the movie-going experience for you at your home. The ViewSonic M2 portable full HD LED projector is the perfect gift for the one who loves watching movies. Compact, lightweight, and equipped with built-in streaming like Netflix and Amazon, the projector is easily portable and has a fuss-free set-up process making it the ideal Diwali gift.
5. Riversong Smart Watch
This is perfect for folks who are fitness buffs. Choose from one of the two technologically advanced watches by Riversong, the Riversong Wave S, or Riversong Motive+. The former is the ultimate fitness band to lead you in your fitness-conscious path complete with a dynamic heart-rate monitor, a sleep tracker, ‘Find Phone’ feature, stopwatch, camera shutter control, alarm notifications, and it provides notifications of incoming calls too. The latter on the other hand has a more premium look and is packed with all the advanced features that tech-savvy and health-conscious people will love.
6. Hèrmosa Design Studio
The quarantine has forced many of us to stay indoors within the comfort of our homes. And this has revived our love for redecorating our spaces. Brighten up your personal spaces ahead of the festive season with Hèrmosa Design Studio’s must-have decor pieces. “COVID-19 has changed the way we use spaces in our homes; with workspace corners becoming essential, customers have realised that a specific environment is required for certain activities,” says Pranjal Agarwal, CEO, Hèrmosa Design Studio. Choose from any of their conversation-starter pieces that are functional and fashionable.
Love all things chocolate or know someone who has a sweet tooth? Then look no further! Think the world’s most decadent and delicious chocolates carefully crafted and thoughtfully wrapped in the prettiest of hampers. The luxury confectionery brand aims to please by personalising hampers to including an assortment of one’s favourite chocolates, all available at just a finger click away on the brand’s website. “Cococart is an ode to chocolate and chocolate lovers,” says Karan Ahuja, Co-CEO, Cococart.
8. Forest Essentials Gift Box
Looking for something a bit more luxurious to gift this Diwali season? Look no further than the new gifting collection by Forest Essentials — inspired by the Kampani Kalam style of painting. While the beautiful gift boxes are works of art themselves, boxes are also loaded with all the favourite products that make the brand what it is. Whether it’s the Group of Dancers Body Care Box, The White Lily Duo Box, Indian Nightingale Body Care Box, or Dancer Hair Care Box — there is something for everyone in these packages.
9. VAHDAM India
Diwali gifts from Vahdam are all about gifting one a dose of good health. This luxury collection breaks from the monotony of your regular sweet boxes to a box filled with good health and strong immunity. Honestly, we cannot think of a better way to show someone how much you care for them. Perfect for chai lovers, this award-winning Indian tea brand has put together some thoughtful gift sets that will set the perfect mood for one’s evening tea break.
India’s first-ever authentic Turkish baklava brand, Hurrem’s is bringing a little bit of Turkey straight to our homes. This Diwali, Hurrem’s has curated seven custom-made artisanal hampers that aim to take the guests on a much-needed epicurean culinary journey through the mystical lanes of Turkey.