Forget dry fruits and mithais. Quirky is the way to go. Surekha Rao gets you a list of fun gifting ideas you can try this Diwali.
Diwali Night Bazaar has a wide variety of gifting pieces such as off-beat wall clocks, wall and table photo frames, mirrors, murals, home accents, tables and pedestal lamps. What’s more, the ‘Cafe’ in Art Cafe actually exists where you can sip on a cup of coffee or nibble on a muffin while you’re shopping.
This option can best be gifted to a foodie for this Gift-a-Gourmet basket is loaded with sinfully handmade chocolates, sour cherry drops, cookies and the list goes on, for a while. With this gift, you may have quite a few converts on your plate!
Customised gifts never get old. It’s even better when it’s something you can gorge your heart out on. Get delicious looking custom-made cakes and cookies for your guests this Diwali from Le 15 Patisserie. Look out for videsi macaroons with a desi twist to it like chocolate paired with Indian spices such as cardamom, saffron, nutmeg and more. Check out what’s more in store by Le 15 Patisserie. http://bit.ly/ScVVDl
If you’re looking for really uncommon gifts, Tappu Ki Dukkan is the perfect solution. Why? Because it’s one of the few stores in the city which offers one-of-a-kind variety of gifts with an Indian/Bollywood twist. Here’s a chance to gift something different this year with quirky things like cutting chai shaped candles and recycled wine bottle lamps.
Surprise your guests with gift hampers by Sugar ‘n’ Spice which have an assortment of diyas, festive sparklers, hand rolled cigars and a bottle of imported wine. Coupled with these fancy things are gift vouchers from Jiva Spa. After all a nice long massage is nice way to drive gear up for the celebrations post all the usual Diwali cleaning.
Heads up: While shopping at these places, you might end up buying yourself some gifts too. Happy Diwali!