Yes, it's that season of the year again. When lights fill the evening sky, the sound of firecrackers brings cheer and when gifts are exchanged. So, what are you gifting your friends and family this Diwali?
The markets this year are filled with a wide variety of gifting options for you to choose from.
"Diwali is a time when exchange of gifts is supposed to be very auspicious and gives everyone a reason to celebrate together," businesswoman Sangeeta Sharma told IANS.
The range of Diwali gifts cost anywhere between Rs.50 and thousands of rupees.
Choko La, a restaurant that specializes in chocolate-based food, has introduced a new variety of chocolates especially for Diwali.
Hand painted cocoa pods in dark, milk and white chocolate is available in three different flavours - lemon, mocha and plain. This range starts at Rs.50 and can go up to a few thousands, as these cocoa pods can be customized according to the desire of the customers.
Leading fashion house Kimaya has captured the essence of Diwali by offering its "Festive Collection" that has an array of apparels by designers Hemant and Nandita, Kamaali, Nandita Thirani and Archana Kochhar in bright colours and motifs that match the festive mood.
"The "Festive Collection" is aimed at making the festival shopping experience of our customers satisfying. We try our best to give the clients a unique experience," said Kimaya fashion's chairman Pradeep Hirani.
These apparels start at Rs.10,000.
Another fashion retail store, Lifestyle, has launched an exciting Diwali package called 'Feel Gifted This Diwali', the offer that kick-started on Oct 2 and will be on till Nov 2.
In this offer, consumers shopping at Lifestyle can win exciting gifts like a home makeover worth Rs.300,000, diamond pendants, gift vouchers, a European holiday and lots more.
Consumers can also gift their friends and family the gift vouchers available in denominations of 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 rupees that can be exchanged for a variety of products.
"I always prefer to give gift vouchers to my relatives and friends because they can then shop according to their likes and dislikes. Everyone is happy with this small yet useful gift item," said real estate professional Aditya Aggarwal.
Also India's online home shopping channel - Home Shop 18, offers an exclusive range of Diwali products like Pooja Thalis (Plates containing prayer material), Ganesh pendants, Laxmi Narayan idols, sweet boxes and Diwali hampers to its clients.
The price of these products range between Rs.500 and Rs.2,000.
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