The great Diwali shopping

  • Veenu Singh, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2014 17:25 IST

Looking for a Diwali gift to give family/friends and don’t know where to look? Well, we trawled the stores and surfed online to come up with some great ideas for you. Happy shopping!

Morning delight

Moringa hamper in an attractive green straw bag. It includes a Moringa shower gel, body butter and perfume.

Available at The Body Shop outlets.

Price: Rs 1,995

Bold and bright

‘Celebrations,’ a collection of foil cushions in elegant colours and motifs, inspired by the traditions of Jaipur royalty. In gold, sliver and copper metallic foil finishes, they are best paired with solid colour cushions.

Available at

Price: Rs 529 onwards

Divinity at home

An unusual rendition of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi in mixed media, generously detailed with sterling silver and 24k gold gilt. The form is balanced on a copper lotus. The blue stone base is symbolic of the ocean. The swan dances in celebration.

Available at Frazer and Haws.

Price: Rs 76,800

Kuch meetha ho jaaye

Cadbury’s newest gift offering, Glow. These are praline chocolates made in Bratislava (Slovakia).

Available at select outlets.

Price: Rs 600 for 24 pieces, and limited edition 56 pieces for Rs 2,000

Water world

For your bathing space, an attractive aquatic Nemo set. This acrylic bath set contains a mixture of coloured water and oil on which float little Nemo toy fish. With 3D appeal, use it as bathroom décor.

Available at Obsessions, Mumbai.

Price: Rs 1,695

Light up

Durable, smart Zippo wind-proof lighter. Embossed, with a highly-polished chrome body. Sleek and chic.

Available at Crossword, Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi.

Price: Rs 2,700

Silver lining

Sterling silver snack platter with Murano glass.

Available from Alchemy De Luxe, Delhi.

Price on request

Gift a memory

This season, share a trunk full of your memories with your loved ones. This gift package includes 9 packs of Aamras.

Available at Paper Boat.

Price: Rs 300 each (with an additional Rs 100 for delivery)

Gourmet delight

Nordic Kandie Magic’s range of handmade marzipan delicacies.

Available at Neelsutra store, Khan Market, Delhi.

Price on request

Show your metal

Traditional Mehran brass thali set for Dhanteras.

Available at Fabindia outlets.

Price: Rs 3,830 for six pieces

Spread some sunshine

Bright yellow georgette sari with silver border.

Available at the Sagrika Mittal Goyal store, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket. Price: Rs 15,000

Go sporty

If you are a fan of Victorinox army knives, then try this collection of sports watches. The distinctive design underlines the outdoorsy feel.

Available at Victorinox outlets.

Price: Rs 40,000

One for travellers

Made of Soweto and Maori leather, the bag is spacious, has an iPad compartment and comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

Available at Hidesign stores.

Price: Rs 16,295

Go natural

A set of handmade soaps enriched with essential oils and ingredients such as rose, basil and honey.

Available at Forest Essentials outlets.

Price: Rs 1,000 onwards.

Lean in

Striking hand-embroidered cotton cushions.

Available at the Sarita Handa store, Khan Market, Delhi.

Price: Rs 2,688 for one cushion

Snug and stylish

In cashmere wool, this stole makes for a vibrant accessory.

Available at Snesha Designs, Noida.

Price: Rs 10,000

Oil is well

Moisturiser that blends natural apricot oil, honey, kokum butter and Indian rose, along with a vetiver shower gel.

Available at SoulTree outlets.

Price: Rs 795

Gift of grace

Steel Buddha lantern in copper black, which will cast this beautiful shadow.

Available at

Price: Rs 899

Go nutty over health

Gifting a set of confiture (preserved fruits), tea and special biscuits is an old French tradition. This gift hamper includes assorted teas (including white and green) along with natural fruit preserves in apricot, vanilla and mango flavours.

Available at L’Opéra outlets.

Price: Rs 1,280 onwards

Out of the box

Traditional sandooks made of handmade paper prints can be dainty gift options. In bright hues, they can also be used as jewellery boxes.

Available at Ratan Jaipur, GK-1, Delhi.

Price: Rs 165 (small) and Rs 260 (large)

A sling fling

A black Paris Hilton bag in polyester. The bag comes with three pockets and zip closure with handle. A six-month warranty on manufacturing defects.

Available on

Price: Rs 6,956

A platter of art

Hand-painted serving trays made with mango wood. Inspired by Mata Ni Pachhedi, traditional temple craft from Ahmedabad.

Available on

Price: Rs 600 for a set of three

Gimme red

Tie, handkerchief and cufflink combo for men, at Rs 5,595. Beaded box clutch for women, at Rs 3,495. Plus, a scarf inspired by the works of artist Sayed Haider Raza, at Rs 3,995. Available at Satya Paul

Handle with style

Colourful satchel with contrasting leather trims, metallic buckles and detachable shoulder strap from Ted Baker.

Available at

Price: Rs 22,950

Fine taste

Tanned leather utilitarian wine case from Sogno Interio. It can easily accommodate two wine bottles besides bar essentials such as a peg measure and an opener.

Available at:

Price on request

It's a riot

pair of flats turn them into a fun gift option for a close friend or a younger member of the family.

Available at

Price: Rs 1,650

For the love of chai

Cutecoasters. Available at

Price: Rs 350 for four

Bright sparks

Colorbar’s Pop Heart kit that includes four stunning neon shades for nails.

Available at Colorbar outlets.

Price: Rs 500

Fight the elements

24-carat gold kit that contains Shahnaz Husain’s radiance gel, moisturising cream, skin beautifying mask and an anti-age exfoliating scrub.

Available at Shahnaz Husain outlets.

Price: Rs 3,275

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