1. Diwali Gifts: Feasting-From wines to gourmet food hampers, here are 11 delightful presents to give

Diwali Gifts: Feasting-From wines to gourmet food hampers, here are 11 delightful presents to give

Diwali and feasting are synonymous. To that, add a drink, or two. For most people, indulging in the pleasures of the palate begins much before the actual festival, making gastronomic delights an apt gift. From limited-edition wines to gourmet food hampers, here’s an eclectic selection that will surely delight your loved ones.

By: | Published: October 23, 2016 6:03 AM
gift6-l A food hamper is the most popular gift on Diwali, and this one comes with exquisite cheeses and accompaniments that will surely delight your friends and relatives.

Cheesy hamper
A food hamper is the most popular gift on Diwali, and this one comes with exquisite cheeses and accompaniments that will surely delight your friends and relatives. This cheese-special hamper by Foodhall contains Pink Peppercorn Cream Cheese, Bustaan-flavoured nuts, Kerrygold Dubliner, Camembert, olives stuffed with pimientos, spicy onion relish, artichoke with herbs, Babybel Edam, Mondovino black olive crackers and Sage Derby.
Price: Rs 5,000
Availability: Foodhall outlets

Perk them up
For those who can’t kickstart their day without a piping hot cup of coffee, this hamper by coffee brand Bonhomia is an apt gift. The pack contains Boho, a no-fuss coffee machine, along with flavoured coffee capsules like vanilla, chocolate and hazelnut. The brewing machine, which has the ability to both froth and steam milk, prepares coffee conveniently fast.
Price: Rs 15,000
Availability: Bonhomia website, gourmet stores

Festive bubbly
A visual delight, this limited-edition bottle will add sparkle to any home bar this season. Chandon Brut has been exclusively designed keeping in mind the end-of-year celebrations that kick off in October.
Price: Rs 1,300
Availability: Leading wine boutiques, hotels and restaurants in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru & Gurgaon

Superfood good
A perfect gift for the health-conscious in your social circle, this Healthy Alternative gift hamper by Godrej Nature’s Basket contains goodies such as roasted high-protein snacks, 100% natural fruit crisps, floral honey, detox tea, seeds, super grains, gluten-free pastas, wholegrain black rice and much more.
Price: Rs 3,482
Availability: Godrej Nature’s Basket stores

Tea chest
For those who can’t do without their morning cup of tea, the Evergreen Woody Tea Chest will be an elegant gift. The perfectly-crafted black matte wooden box is eco-friendly and helps organise different teabags. Flavours included in the box are Assam Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Kashmiri Kahwa, Lemon Tea and Masala Tea.
Price: Rs 1,999
Availability: Online

Sweet nectar
This Diwali, don’t just take the customary box of chocolates or mithai while visiting loved ones. Take what these are best paired with: the newly-launched signature wine from Four Seasons. A limited-edition wine, it has been meticulously handcrafted and aged for over two years in barrels, followed by bottle ageing for another two years. A special blend of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varieties of grapes, this exquisite wine comes in a beautifully packaged box.
Price: Rs 1,500
Availability: Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Arunachal Pradesh, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

Something salty
The Herbs and Infused Salts pack from Foodhall comprises organically-produced spices and salts. So there are salts like lemon, thyme and garlic, herbs like rosemary and thyme, as well as black sea salt flakes.
Price: Rs 850-Rs 1,600
Availability: Foodhall outlets

Go organic
This hamper from Godrej Nature’s Basket has an assortment of healthy teas, organic honey, juices, low-calorie sunflower seeds, etc, all packed in a beautiful basket.
Price: Rs 3,253
Availability: Godrej Nature’s Basket stores

Royal gift
This festive pack contains a bottle of Royal Salute 21-Year-Old, as well as a fine crystal glass. Created to celebrate the 21-gun salute—a tradition of firing guns for special royal occasions—the product combines rare malt and grain whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years, giving connoisseurs a complex and sophisticated drinking experience.
Price: Rs 14,900
Availability: Leading liquor stores in Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru & other metros

Mocha delight
Know someone who loves coffee and chocolate? Just gift them this hamper by Starbucks. The Exclusive Gift Set features delectable cocoa-filled confections packed with the flavours of coffee, hazelnut, salted caramel, dark orange, roasted almonds, and fruit & nut. Available in two sizes (set of 16 and 24 pieces, respectively) and two designs (chocotales and cocoa delight), this collection is rich in flavour and texture.
Price: Rs 800 & Rs 1,200
Availability: At Starbucks outlets till November 10

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Mixed bag
Move over sugar-laden mithai and sweets. From handmade chocolates and flavoured nuts to cookies, dry fruits, wine, cheeses and a wide range of confectioneries to choose from, this hamper by Gourmet West makes for a perfect gift this Diwali. You can customise to your heart’s content, adding whatever you like.
Price: Rs 399-Rs 4,999
Availability: Gourmet West at select Westside stores in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad & Vadodara

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