7 Unique and Last Minute Diwali Gift Ideas for your loved ones

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Diwali is just around the corner and if you are reading this blog then we are pretty sure you got caught up in work and forgot to buy gifts for your loved ones! Don’t worry. We got you covered!  We know just the things you might need right now. So if you want to ace the gifting game even at the eleventh hour, continue reading!

For an occasion as colourful and bright as Diwali, we all need things that match the hype and mood. While sweets, kandils, chocolates and dry fruits are the more common exchanges that we see during the festivities, there are several out-of-the-box options that might just stand out. Thoughtful gifts have a special place in our hearts, hence curating gifts with a personal touch and without burning a hole in your pocket might seem like a big task. Trust us it’s not!

Here are 7 ideas for your last minute diwali gifting:

1. Plants, Plants, Plants

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The most subtle yet decent gifting options are plants of varying kinds. Plants that come in flattering pots of beautiful colours are a treat to the eye. A lot of businesses like Ferns and Petals showcase a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor plants that come in beautiful pots, terrariums, antique bottle planters etc. 

The price range starting from a minimal amount of Rs.300 up to options as expensive as Rs.15,000, a plant is the most versatile and environmentally conscious gifting option out there. A heartfelt note along with a picture of your loved one tied on the stem- and your gift will most definitely stand out in the lot!

2. Sweet, Sweeter, Sweetest 

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Sweet boxes and diwali chocolate hampers are cliche and boring. Does an aesthetic and assorted dessert basket laden with flowers not sound better? With more and more bakers taking over instagram with their unique small businesses, we have about a hundred different dessert options available. 

Cupcake baskets decorated in baby’s breath, chocolate dipped strawberries in the prettiest and most colourful boxes, cakesicle bouquets, gourmet brownies, personalised macaron boxes and what not! The market is full of scrumptious options. The price range of these desserts will definitely fit within a Rs.1000-1200 range owing to their aesthetic packaging and home delivery!

3. Home is where the ‘Art’ is 

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Handmade abstract art is definitely worth all the hype it is getting. A cool handmade painting that can compliment the walls of one’s house makes one unique and artistic present. It is a way of showing how out of the ordinary your gifting skills are! Although on the pricier side, handmade paintings are rare and extraordinary. 

Art sets that include twin paintings and canvases are another great gifting option that will jazz up interiors and can be used all around the year. Your gift will not only impress the receiver but will also help indegenious artists who are trying to reach more and more people through their work. 

Afterall, a room without art is like a body without a soul!

4. Personal Care is Gender Fluid

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What other way to show your love than making your loved ones a warm and personalised self care box? A pretty box full of personal care products like body wash, moisturizers, hair care, perfume, essential oils, a soft hand towel, sanitizer (because we still gotta be safe!), hand cream, bath bombs and a lot more! To give the box a more personal touch you can add in a pair of fuzzy socks, a pack of assorted chocolates, a scented candle and a handwritten note as well! 

The price range of such boxes depends on the products you choose to put in. If you want to go for a luxurious pamper box, high end brands like Body Shop, Bath and Body Works and Forest Essentials can be a good fit. And in order to pull off a similar vibe without pressuring your wallet, you can go for the hundreds of affordable yet good quality brands like Nivea, Plum, Juicy Chemistry etc.

The effort and warmth of this gift will definitely make it exceptional. 

5. Just Decor

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Home decor is the most versatile gifting option. However you can still stand out of the crowd by sticking to this mainstream option. Instead of showpieces and bedside lamps, you can pick decor options that are rare and witty. A meaningful and personalised embroidered hoop hanging, a sliding letter board, a picture trail attached in fairy lights, a photo frame ferris wheel, a trendy neon wall sign and a lot more! 

The market is full of such unique options you just have to dig deeper! Adding memories to your gifts makes them the best in the lot. So put your best foot forward and pick an option you know the receiver will love.

6. All about Resin

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Resin art is all the rage. Instagram has become a hub of small businesses and marketing. We have come across some stunning small businesses pages that offer beautiful resin jewellery and other resin products. You can now preserve a picture of your beloved along with some pretty dry pressed flowers in resin and contain the memories forever! 

Matching flower pendants for the cousins' gang sound great too, don't they? Resin art is trendy, beautiful and definitely a very unique option available out there. The products are affordable yet aesthetically pleasing to the eye! 

7. Let's Vacay

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We all are in dire need of a break. One of the best gifts you can give to your family and friends are tickets to a short impromptu vacation, getaway or even a one day picnic. Book the tickets, pack your bags and take a breather! You will definitelty be grateful for the break when you come back to your hectic schedules.

No matter what you purchase, whether it is pricey and fancy or subtle and affordable, the element of love makes every gift special and unique in itself. So go all out and treat your loved ones to these amazing presents!

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