What's a gift that will stand apart this year, from the clutter of blingy Diwali shopping? If that question has been on your mind when you go through the list of Diwali parties you’ve been invited for, fear not! We’ve listed some of 2019’s bestselling gifting solutions that will come to your rescue and impress your party hosts.
Noor by Foodhall
Foodhall’s bespoke gifting service, Blue Ribbon, has introduced a new hamper—Noor—for Diwali. The hamper includes a collection of Bustaan Saffron-Infused Honey; Liquid Gold Sundarbans Honey; Arqa Saffron (Foodhall’s in-house spice brand); stuffed dates, and apricots. The hamper can be further customised at any Foodhall store.
Price: Rs 5,000 (plus taxes)
Availability: Foodhall stores across the country.
Gold Speckled Auriga by Grover Zampa Vineyards
Add some sparkle to your Diwali festivities with Grover Zampa’s Auriga Brut. The gold edition sparkling wine adds to the indulgence and celebration. This gently aged wine with a dusting of 24 carat gold flakes makes a brilliant aperitif. With its golden straw hues, the wine has a fresh nose revealing citrus and floral aromas. The palate is intense with a pleasant sensation of fruit and creaminess.
Price: Rs 1750
Provenance’s BYOB Diwali Hamper Bar
BYOB here means ‘Build Your Own Box’. At Provenance, you can build personalised gifts with packaging options, embellishments, custom ribbons, and leather tags, for the Diwali season. The two Mumbai stores have in-store gift stylists that can help you build the perfect gift.
Provenance also offers pre-packaged gifts such as Healthy Decisions, a mini hamper that includes Sustenance Chocolate & Hazelnut Gluten-free Granola, and Provenance Cocoa Dusted Hazelnuts with Orange Peel Bits. While the Sweet Dreams in Japan includes Royce’ chocolate bar, freshly ground coffee, cashew pralines, and assortments from all over the world.
Price: Rs 875 onwards (plus taxes)
Availability: The Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Mumbai; Serpis Villa, Chimbai Road, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
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Healthy Diwali Hampers by Sequel
Binge guilt-free with the Diwali Hampers by Sequel. Available in two sizes, the small hamper contains a luxurious soy wax candle, a bar of Taza chocolate, Sequel granola, a maca ball, a granola bar, a cacao truffle ball, Sequel trail mix, and an almond butter cookie. The larger Diwali hamper includes contains two luxurious soy wax candles, two bars of Taza chocolate, Sequel granola, two maca balls, a raw granola bar, two cacao truffles, two packets of trail mix, an almond butter cookie, a peanut butter cookie, and two nut butters (almond and peanut).
Price: Rs 2500-5000 plus taxes
Availability: Available at Kala Ghoda and Bandra stores, as well as on Scootsy.
Curated Hampers from The Lodhi, New Delhi
The Lodhi Bakery presents an assortment of curated gift hampers to share the festive good wishes with your family, friends and colleagues. The hampers feature gourmet cookies, artisanal chocolates, fruit loaf, flavored nuts, fruit tart, sugar candy, and much more.
Price: Rs 1500 onwards (plus taxes)
Availability: The Lodhi, New Delhi
Sesquicentennial Frazer and Haws Celebrates with a Festive Collection
Silversmiths Frazer and Haws, established in 1869 celebrates 150 years of fine silverware this year. A new collection has been launched with an eye on the festive season, which includes elegant vases, candle stands, tee light holders, photo frames, nut bowls and platters. Apart from home decor the collection also features an exclusive range focusing on Dhanteras and Diwali.
Price: On request
Availability: Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi; Crown House, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Fashionable Chocolates by La Folie
Mumbai-based La Folie, the French patisserie, chocolaterie and bakery café brand run by Chef Sanjana Patel, has collaborated with designer Nishka Lulla for gifting options this festive season. The collaboration features Nishka Lulla’s signature aesthetic on packaging such as a hat box hamper; wrappers of two chocolate bars; and one sleeve design. The designs are all about vibrant colour, power pastels, bohemian motifs and metallic mirror foiling.
The other highlight are the two chocolate bars. The first flavour is Rose, Cardamom and Pink Peppercorn Dark Chocolate, made of Adiosmac-Guatemala cacao that exudes floral notes of Indian rose petals paired with green cardamom and a hint of pink peppercorn. The second is Mango Caramel and Naga Chili Dark Milk Chocolate—crafted with Oko Caribe cacao (from the Dominican Republic) which has naturally occurring flavours of tropical fruits and caramel.
Price: Chocolate bars are priced at Rs. 362 (plus taxes) and hampers start at Rs. 1925 (plus taxes)
Availability: La Folie Lab, Bandra; La Folie Du Chocolat Kala Ghoda and Foodhall@Linking Road and on Scootsy.
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Tresorie’s Trendsetting Décor Collection
From the stylish candle stands to fancy serveware, the Tresorie’s range will create a sophisticated and eye-catching addition to any living room makeover. The highlight of the festive range is the eclectic gold and silver finish on the artefacts that add a timeless addition to each of your Diwali celebrations.
Price: Price on request
Availability: Linking Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Traditional Flavours of Khoya
Created using fresh and natural ingredients, Khoya has the perfect box of flavourful mithai for the festive season. Gift your loved ones the orange Khoya box of happiness and add sweetness to the celebration with a customised range to choose from. Creating a new market for luxury mithai in India, Khoya offers an exquisite collection of mithais such as Jammu chocolate, Kesar khoya laddoo, Paan pista and Badaam longe, Pink motichoor ladoo, Paan peda, Fig barfi to name a few. The brand has introduced Khoya boxes with different sizes that comprise of 3, 10, 16 and 36 pieces of mithai.
Price: Rs 300 onwards (plus taxes)
Availability: The Chanakya; The Oberoi, New Delhi
Sweet Cravings by Brownie Point and Noir
Brownie Point and Noir has you covered this festive season. On offer is a delectable variety of desserts from Brownie Point such as the honey nut crunch and some special customised desserts in the form of crackers, poker cards set and everything that is Diwali. Noir, the dessert cafe, has desserts such as the Bon bon, Orange Blossom Cheesecake, Cigars Cookies, Scones, Bourbon cake, Strawberry Beez and more to make Diwali a delicious delight.
Price: Rs 400 onwards
Availability: Brownie Point outlets in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune; and Noir, Juhu, Mumbai
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Artisanal Hampers by Marriott
Hotel brand Marriott has curated a selection of indulgent festive delicacies in India, to celebrate the festive season under Diwali with Marriott. The limited-edition artisanal hamper box features an array of interesting and creative fusion of modern and traditional treats such as Florentines, Chocolate Bars, Health Bars, Cookies, Laddus, Pecan Tarts, Dark Chocolate Discs, six varieties of Bonbons, including Jamun Bonbons, Matcha Tea Pistachio Bonbons and Black Olive & Sea Salt Bonbons.
Price: Rs 5000 plus taxes
Availability: Available at more than 25 Marriott properties across Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune
Festive-tea by Karma Kettle Teas
Karma Kettle are offering a delectable selection of thoughtfully crafted teas and tisanes evokes elegance and a timeless quality for the festival of lights, Diwali. Each gift box contains some aromatic artisan blends which are sure to make your loved one’s festival more special! For instance, Meditations in my Tea Cup is a gift box that's dedicated to wellness, perfect for health lovers, fitness enthusiasts, with a selection of four handcrafted teas that bring balance and also relieves stress. There is also an Artisan’s Choice, with three different hand-blended artisanal and premium white teas.
Price: Rs 200 onwards (plus taxes)
Availability: Swinhoe Street and Alipore, Kolkata
With organic, vegan and gluten-free dessert offerings, this Diwali, Yogisattva is bringing a smile to those with eating difficulties. The Mumbai-based whole foods plant based culinary academy combined with a farm-to-fork plant based cafe, not just has Diwali gift boxes but also single portion desserts such as Saffron Malai Laddu made using organic cashews, organic coconut cream, organic almond flour, organic unrefined coconut sugar and organic saffron.
They also have an organic, vegan and gluten free Gajjar Ka Halwa jar made using organic carrots, organic almond milk, organic almond flour, organic raisins, organic unrefined coconut sugar. There are three categories of Diwali gift boxes at different price points and include and assortment of brownies, cookies and other Indian vegan desserts.
Price: Rs 450 onwards (plus taxes)
Availability: On Scootsy
German silverware brand has made an auspicious entry into India, this Diwali season. Robbe & Berking cutlery sets are know to be class apart and a preferred choice for some of the biggest yachts in the world as well as at least 151 Michelin stars restaurants. These sets will not only be a envy of your home but will be greatly valued and appreciated as gifts for your near and dear ones.
Availability: SR Artefacts, Worli, Mumbai