We heard your prayers, here's your last-minute Diwali gifting guide


We heard your prayers, here’s your last-minute Diwali gifting guide

Ditch those panic ridden shopping trips this year

By Avani Thakkar  October 24th, 2019

Struggling to get creative with your Diwali gifts? We feel you. Curating appropriate gifts for loved ones during this time of the year is no joke. The festive season brings with it the additional stress of finding heartfelt presents that leave a long-lasting impression.

We’ve narrowed down all the incredible options out there that would be perfect for everyone you have in mind—picky siblings, that decor-obsessed friend, the beauty manic relative, and your choosy mum.

For your parents

Give your parents' dining table a stylish revamp with Ritu Kumar Home's dainty floral tableware.

Price: Ranges from INR 2700 - INR 18500
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Getting your hands on an item that caters to both mum and dad probably sounds unbelievable? Well, think again because we've found one. CK One Platinum Edition is the must-have unisex scent whose appeal which will leave your parents in a tug of war to claim it.

Price: INR 3400 (100ml)
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A homegrown, luxury skincare brand, Nuskay's plant-based products will appeal to your mum's love for quality products. Bursting with hydration and botanical bliss, its customisable gifts sets will save her those routinely trips to the salon for a facial. 

Price: INR 2,800 upwards

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Add to the festive celebrations with this crystal glassware from Lucaris that will make wining & dining all the more enjoyable during family get-togethers.

Price: INR 6000 for 6 glasses

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Mothers deserve an island, but the closest you can get to is transporting her to one with Burberry's Her Eau de Parfum. A light combination of blossoming flowers and dewy petals, the fragrance can also be personalised with engraved initials. Thank us later.

Price: INR 7500(100ml)
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For your friends

This Yauatcha x Manish Malhotra haute desserts and gift box will be a guaranteed hit among all your friends with a huge sweet-tooth. Expect festive flavoured macarons, use of rich ingredients such as rose and pistachio, and other delectable sweet treats that be perfect to feast on during Diwali celebrations (or for midnight snacking if you're like us).

Price: INR 70 per piece and INR 420 for a box of six (macarons), petit gateau (INR 300 per piece)
Shop now: At Yauatcha restaurants in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata



Undeniable feminine and floral, the Daisy Love fragrance by Marc Jacobs stands as an ideal choice to gift to THAT beauty obsessed gal-pal we all have in our lives.

Price: INR 4700 
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Who doesn't enjoy a great drink? The Swami Ready to Drink Ginger Ale's fine citrus aroma topped with the freshness of ginger, is more than likely to become the go-to beverage to add to their desired concoction. 

Price: INR 85
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For your relatives

Your favourite cousin will love Aveda's Cherry Almond collection comprising of a shampoo and conditioner, which leaves locks soft and full of bounce. 

Price: INR 1350 (250 ml, shampoo) and INR 1550 (200 ml, conditioner)
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CALVIN KLEIN'S Eau de Toilette is a no-brainer when it comes to cherry picking fragrances for your aunt. An alluring blend of woody and warm notes, it is sure to guarantee a spot on her beauty shelf.

Price: CK Women EDP - INR 6200 (100ml), CK Women EDT - INR 2800 (30ml)
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For your partner

This present is a double win because it includes goodies for yourself and your significant other. The Davidoff Run Wild For Him and Her are uniquely crafted fragrances rooted in freshness, transporting you to the wild with its base notes of fir balsam and jasmine respectively.

Price: Run Wild Men -INR 5000 (100ml) and Run Wild Women - INR 5300 (100ml)
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Body Shop's indulgent gift hampers pack a punch with an exemplary range of beauty products on hand to pick and mix to your heart's content. British Rose, Almond Milk and Honey, Strawberry, Jasmine Moringa and Argan are some of many ingredients available, talk about pampering your girlfriend!

Price: INR 895 onwards
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Goulian Finch's pocket square hand-crafted pieces woven with mulberry silk and 3 grams of gold zari is the definition of 'going the extra mile' when deciding on a luxurious accessory to surprise your husband with. 

Price: INR 12,000 upwards
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When in doubt, always remember that diamonds are a girl's best friend and this applies for your partner too. Glass Sutra's latest collection 'Gappei' has beautiful handcrafted bespoke glass jewellery and a design sensibility like no other, it's bound to add that extra bit of glam touch to any of her ensembles.

Price: INR 1,500 - INR 7,500
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For your siblings

If your sister is a millennial pink lover then Chloe Nomad's rosy beige packaging will no doubt tug at her heartstrings. Its irresistible and invigorating scent with hints of freesia and woody floral notes is a dream come true. 

Price: INR 7400 (75ml)
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Your siblings will surely appreciate Foodhall's exquisite Noor hamper, full of mouthwatering titbits that they can whip out during parties, celebrations, family get-togethers and much more. With its Bustaan saffron-infused honey, stuffed dates and apricots - don't blame us if you end up keeping this one all to yourself.

Price: INR 5000 plus taxes
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Don't get swayed into making a cup of coffee for your sister ever again with Araku's freshly roasted coffee. The creamy and powerfully flavoured cuppa will tempt her into making one for herself and you!

Price: INR 490 (250 gms)
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Burberry Blossom is literally paradise in a bottle. A vibrant and delicate scent that would be incredible for daily use and those special occasions. 

Price: INR 6800 (100ml)
Shop now in stores across India