We never need a reason to go shopping but buying a present can sometimes scare the most experienced shopper. Priyanka Ganwani digs out five whack ideas to help ease you into the holiday madness.
We’re constantly on the hunt for edgy fun gifts and can never really think of one when we need it. Forget your shopping woes and get your money’s worth with fun picks for all ages.
Whether we like it or not, the gadgets we use are extensions of our personality and dressing them up can be lots of fun. We’ve always admired mum’s beautiful brocade saris and lehengas, and Either Or just found a way to make this hip. Boost your cool quotient with handmade brocade covers that are as much of a style statement as your new shoes or phone. While technology might move on, we think you might just be holding on to this one for years.
Price – Rs 1400
Where - Either Or
24, Sohrab Hall, Opposite Jehangir hospital.
A for Auto
Sometimes a tee shirt quote just happens to say what’s on your mind. While many of these can be tacky, others bring a smile to your face effortlessly. The ‘A for Auto’ tee is the perfect gift for anyone who travels extensively every day and is always hounding down one of these tri-wheeled wonders.
Initially specialising only in fridge magnets, Chumbak’s peculiar designs even extend to the humble Kolhapuri chappal – that’s transforms into a fun keychain (Rs 165).
Price - Rs 500
Where - Shop online at Chumbak
Can the holiday season be complete without a little unsolicited advice? We say dish it out before the annoying friend/aunties even step in. At this price, we think getting the first word in is worth it.
Price - Rs 500
Where - Bliss
Phoenix market city, S 60A, Second Level, Viman Nagar, Nagar Road.
The Cactus pen with a terra cotta pot shaped cover makes for plenty of humours comments and hours of fun writing. Who’d thought pens could ever be so much fun? Get this, and you’re sure to double the number of inquisitive visitors to your desk.
Price - Rs 249
Where - Chemical Locha
Kapila Dairy Basement, North Main Road, Koregaon Park.
Cha cha cha
How we start our day usually dictates how the rest of it will follow. If there’s any truth in that, then a little giggle makes for a great way take on the morning madness. The “One Two Three Cha Cha” cups give you your daily dose of absurd inspiration.
Price – Rs 399 each
Where - Atelier
1st Floor, Opp. Anand Park, ITI Road, Aundh.
When the price is right, and time is of the essence, we say be bold and try one of these.