Gifting guide: From religious symbols, diyas and lights to tableware; check out selection of traditional Diwali gifts

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From religious symbols, diyas and lights to tableware and spirits, some gifts never go out of fashion. We bring you a classy selection of gifts that everybody will love.

From religious symbols, diyas and lights to tableware and spirits, some gifts never go out of fashion.

Brassy

This curated handmade brass decorative box with Ganesh by Jaypore will delight any hostess. It can be used as a decorative piece, as well as to store knick-knacks, including jewellery

Price: Rs 3,900
Availability: Online

Silver light

ArgentOr Silver’s puja tea light holder has been made with the finest-quality silver. This handcrafted piece makes for an excellent gifting choice this festive season

Price: Rs 7,000
Availability: Company stores

Iconic

This one is for your religious friends and family members. Celebrating the spirit of festivities, Lladró, a Spanish brand known for its high-quality porcelain sculptures, has brought out its exclusive Ram Darbar. It comprises sculptures of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman. The typical red and blue colours from Hindu iconography have been used to bring the sculptures to life

Price: Rs 9.25 lakh
Availability: Online & company stores

Light up

Some occasions like Diwali are all about the beauty of tradition. Help your loved ones usher in good vibes with Good Earth’s artisanal handcrafted Anjali diyas, made of polished and hammered brass.

Price: Rs 10,000- Rs 15,000
Availability: Company stores

Wine surprise

No one wants run-of-the-mill gifts any more. Perfect for a Diwali card party, the Chandon Brut in luxurious gold motif over a midnight sky background will surprise any host. Chandon, as part of its ‘The Party Starter’ programme, has collaborated with designer Manish Malhotra to translate his signature flora-inspired motifs on special-edition bottles for the festive season. This bottle is part of that collection

Price: Rs 1,450
Availability: Leading wine boutiques, hotels and restaurants in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Pune and select cities in Rajasthan

Scent of a rose

Kama Ayurveda’s limited-edition Kannauj Diwali box contains a handmade candle incorporating the floral smell of Kannauj rose, a sachet containing natural dried flowers and essential oils of the Kannauj rose, a Kannauj rose diffuser oil, a set of handmade incense cones and an oil diffuser

Price: Rs 3,000
Availability: Company stores

Royal treat

Gift this Royal Salute limited-edition gift pack to any whisky connoisseur and they will be overjoyed for sure. Created in partnership with Britain-based wallpaper designer, Angela Groundwater, the design pays homage to the Regent’s Banquet, one of the earliest recorded lavish feasts held in the formal royal residence, the Brighton Pavilion, 200 years ago. The gift pack houses Royal Salute’s signature whisky—Royal Salute 21 Year Old—alongside a fine crystal glass

Price: Rs 15,300 (in Delhi)
Availability: All metropolitan cities across India

Sparkling tableware

In its Blueberry Gifting Hamper, Arttd’inox is offering an assortment of tableware: tea set, cookie platter and a cup-and-saucer set from its blueberry collection. Crafted in pure stainless steel, the fruit blueberry is depicted by a glass bead on top of the tea set and cookie platter. The cup and saucer have blueberries printed all over

Price: Rs 1,270 (for cup and saucer set), Rs 4,540 (for tea set), Rs 1,030 (for cookie platter)
Availability: Company stores

Warm love

With the advent of winter, this Pashmina shawl will be a welcome gift. Ahujasons’ handwoven Pashmina shawl collection, titled Raas, depicts Lord Krishna’s raasleela with his beloved Radha and gopis. An interplay of colours like beige, pink, blue, yellow and red complements the beautiful silk thread embroidery

Price: Rs 3.5 lakh
Availability: Company stores (Karol Bagh, South Extension, Khan Market & DLF Mall of India)

On a platter

Perfect for serving Diwali goodies, you can gift this Fabindia porcelain ajrak-printed quarter plate to friends or relatives who love throwing parties. Ajrak is a unique form of blockprinting, displaying special designs and patterns using stamps found in Gujarat and Rajasthan in India

Price: Rs 630
Availability: Company stores

Coffee mug

This strong and sturdy coffee mug by Bent Chair features interesting housefly art in soft calming dual-toned shades. The unique abstract design of this glossily-finished mug will catch many people’s eyes. This mug is part of the new home decor collection by Bent Chair, which it has launched in collaboration with Mumbai-based fashion designer Rocky Star

Price: Rs 849
Availability: www.bentchair.com, Shoppers Stop in New Delhi, Bengaluru & Mumbai

Guy thing

Looking for something to gift to your brother, husband or father? How about this Opulent Gift Box by The Man Company? It includes Roman Chamomile & Brazilian Rosewood Shampoo (stimulates the growth of fuller and thicker hair), Blanc Perfume (musky and masculine), Charcoal Soap Bar (for an all-over skin detox), Black Pepper & Bergamot Soap Bar (acts as an exfoliator) and Argan & Mint Soap Bar (revitalising and refreshing)

Price: Rs 3,149
Availability: www.themancompany.com

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