Gifting guide: From miniature earthenware to solar lamps to wooden watches; here is how you can go green this Diwali

By: | Updated: October 15, 2017 1:23 AM

Eco-friendly is the buzz word this Diwali. Gifts should also set the tone for a green Diwali. So here’s a selection, from miniature earthenware and solar lamps to wooden watches and sunglasses, that has something for everyone.

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Gift of life

With pollution levels reaching dangerous limits, it’s perhaps time for us to gift our loved ones products that boost their health. An excellent option is to gift them oxygen-giving plants like areca palm, Christmas cactus, snake plant, aloe vera, etc

Price: Depends on your budget
Availability: Your local nursery, online

Water bottles

Plastic bottles are passé and glass ones so boring. Gift these Khadva pottery water bottles that are not only eco-friendly and completely natural, but also intricate works of art. Coming with terracotta stoppers as well and not plastic lids, these bottles by Abdul Kumbhar from Kutch, Gujarat, will lift any dining table they are placed on

Price: Rs 550 each
Availability: Call 9927513585 to place order
These will be couriered to you

Terracotta lamp

Made by Unesco award-winning artists from Alwar district of Rajasthan, this lamp spells elegance and beauty. Intricate carving and handiwork make this lamp an eyecatcher and a statement piece

Price: Rs 15,000
Availability: Ramgarhclaypottery.com

Miniature earthenware

A decorative collage of tiny but beautiful pottery by Nagpur-based artist Kunal Ukey under the brand name Maati will wow anyone. Some of the artefacts are smaller than a fingernail, but all have been made on the potter’s wheel. Stuck together on a wooden frame, the small pieces come together to form a breathtaking piece of art

Price: Rs 4,000
Availability: Call 9423401995 or email at kunal_4you@yahoo.co.in.
These will be couriered to you

Solar lamp

Gift this natural and out-of-the-box solar lamp by Quace to your dear ones. Made from ceramic material, the light goes through the leaf-shaped holes, forming a gorgeous effect of petals on the walls. Inside the globe is a colour-changing LED light that cycles through the colours red, yellow, blue and green. The light runs on solar power, getting charged from sunlight, which activates the light at night

Price: Rs 690
Availability: Online stores like Amazon

Retro bowling set

If you have any bowling enthusiast friends, give them this mini retro bowling set. This hand-carved, table-top set packs all the fun and challenge of bowling into a portable box. Made from brass and rosewood, this set includes 10 bowling pins and two bowling balls

Price: Rs 2,354
Availability: www.uncommongoods.com

Recycled wine rack

Gift your wine-loving friends this striking Snow Ski Wine Rack Display and help them store their favourite wine in a sporty style. The racks have been made of reclaimed skis, slightly weathered from use, which add a touch of quirkiness

Price: Rs 3,792
Availability: www.uncommongoods.com

Travel wallet

With this stylish and trendy travel wallet made using organic cotton, you can brighten the Diwali of your friends. Featuring separate slots for passport and boarding pass, the wallet also has a convenient ID window and fits all currency notes. The wallet comes in two shades: maroon and natural

Price: Rs 3,602
Availability: www.greenthemap.com

Wooden sunglasses

Looking for a gift for a loved one with a soft corner for intricate patterns? These wooden sunglasses are an apt choice. Each of them has been engraved with geometric patterns on the stem. Made from teak wood, they come with polaroid lenses (up to 400 nm) and are highly durable for extended use

Price: Rs 3,250
Availability: www.qtrove.com

Evergreen books

Books make for the best gifts, as with them you can live many lives. So gift your friends Words from the Hills by Ruskin Bond, an illustrated biographical work developed around his life, works and philosophy. The book has plenty of space to scribble your own thoughts, making it part-diary, part-book. Surely a collector’s item

Price: Rs 399
Availability: Online, stores

Watch out

This hand-finished, water-resistant wristwatch is a great gifting choice. Made from rare walnut wood, this ecologically harmless piece will surely make your loved ones stand out from the crowd

Price: Rs 6,100
Availability: www.qtrove.com

Reusable tealights

These flameless Diwali LED tealight candles by Candeberg are reusable and will add a great finishing touch to your friend’s home decor. They are heat- and smoke-free and so quite safe to use with children and pets around. Plus, they come with thick paper designer wraps, which add sophisticated charm

Price: Rs 849
Availability: Online stores like Amazon

Floating pot

This Floating Grasslands Terrarium DIY kit can be a great gifting choice for someone who loves to decorate their home with unique art. The materials used are completely eco-friendly such as glass, pebbles, stones, resin miniatures, plant, moss and soil

Price: Rs 1,800
Availability: www.qtrove.com

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