This Is The Only Homegrown Gifting Guide You’ll Need This Festive Season
So many gifting options, such little time
As the days turn colder, and Christmas draws nearer, the one question on everyone’s minds is – what do we give our loved ones? If you’re at a loss for what to gift your fam or need some fresh inspiration for some ideas that are bound to knock everyone’s socks off, look snow further. With homegrown gifting ideas that’ll appeal to everyone in your life, and definitely make you the hottest secret Santa around, we’ve got you covered.
Swipe on through for the ultimate homegrown gifting guide to help you get through the holiday season, that definitely won’t burn a hole in your pocket. And remember: Don’t forget to treat yo’self in the process.
Bombay Sweet Shop
'Tis the season to hog on sweets, sweets, and just when you thought it was over more sweets. Gift the sugar-lover in your life the sweetest gift of all – a fresh spin on traditional Christmas desserts with Bombay Sweet Shop's Sugar, Spice and All Things Nice collection. Featuring Chocolate Rum Balls, Honey-Nut Shortbread Squares, and Kaju Marzipan Bon Bons, the offerings from the collection are delectable and bound to make anyone's festive season a treat. PS: It's the holidays, so remember, calories don't count!
Price: Starting from INR 650
Nothing screams holiday season like scented candles. This season, whether it's your significant other, or a member of your fam, gift them this scented candle-making set from homegrown brand Nappa Dori – or better yet, make them a customised scented candle with this easy-to-follow kit. Fun fact: The kit also comes with a message label for you to write a secret message inside, that only reveals itself when it burns. Talk about thoughtful!
Price: INR 2,850
If you have a tech-enthusiast fashionista in your life, gift them the oh-so-stylish OH V Birdy Phone Bag from Outhouse Jewellery. Handcrafted consciously with PeTA approved vegan leather, the bag blurs the lines between high fashion and practicality – and makes for a great style statement.
With winter in full swing, the one thing everyone's craving is a warm cup of chai. Looking for the ideal gift for the chai-lover in your life? Give the usuals a rest, and opt for some festive teas by Karma Kettle. With teas that are infused with peppermint, cocoa, strawberry and vanilla, the thoughtfully crafted teas are a great idea for chai-addicts everywhere.
Price: INR 225
For the beauty enthusiast in your life, who has already started fretting about their NYE lewk, opt for Kiro's Live-in Creamy Matte Lipsticks. With non-toxic, cruelty-free formulas that look as good as they feel, these lipsticks are sure to make any holiday-party look sleigh.
We're just going to say it – no celebration is complete without driiinks! But if your gift recipient is a teetotaller, what do you give them? We suggest go for Svami's range of non-alcoholic, ready to drink beverages. With flavours like Rum and Cola, and Pink Gin and Tonic, you're definitely in for a healthy treat with none of the annoying side effects.
Price: INR 95
If you have someone in your life who's a home décor junkie, why not literally bring the festive cheer to their homes? Opt for a sustainable, nordic-patterned rug from The Rug Republic, and spruce up your friend's house with a thoughtful, practical gift.
If winter's got your friends craving some much needed R&R, why not gift them some essentials that'll give them some major #SkincareGoals? Our say – go for the Pahadi Regimen gift set (because everyone loves an organic gift set) fro Pahadi Local, with must-haves ranging from skin rejuvenation products, to acne treatments.
Price: INR 1,800