Diwali is just round the corner and Christmas and New Year are not too far either. Here are some cool ideas to pamper your loved ones!
Charm Silver and Gold Bracelets byItalian brand Bandit Queen Dodo Jewellery are for those with a taste for high-end designs. The average piece is priced at approximately Rs 10, 000.
Available at Le Mill, 17-25 Nandlal Jani Road, Masjid Bunder East. Contact: 23742415
Hermes has a range of fragrances to choose from, for both men and women. A must have this festive season is Un Jardin Sur Le Nil which combines citrus and spicy notes.
Available at G-1, First floor, Bharat Insurance Building, 15A Horniman Circle, Fort. Contact: 22630092
A book is a gift for life! Pick a title from Strand Book Stall – photography, science, fitness, fiction, food, gardening, travel, spirituality and more. Books are variably priced starting from Rs 250. Available at Strand Book Stall, Dhannur, Sir PM Road, Fort. Contact: 22661719
Spread some sweetness this festive season with Flavoured Honey from Under The Mango Tree. You could even create your unique gift hamper – personalised packaging and labels.
Available at retail stores all over Mumbai
Chocolates from Filter available in a range of unique flavours – Parsi Rose, Madras Coffee, Neembu Sherbet and Gujarati Aamras and priced at Rs 650 for a box of five bars are also a good sweet option.
Available at Filter, shop no 3, 43 VB Gandhi Marg, near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda,
Bandit Queen Showroom has the cutest Duck Feet Egg Cups, a welcome change to the regular China egg cups. Durable and apt for the breakfast table, these ceramic cups by Roos Van de Velde priced at Rs 4,500 per cup.
Available at 130 Dinshaw Petit Lane, Kalachowky. Contact: 773841423
Ekaya has a range of graceful and grand Banarasi silk saris which score a practical ten on ten as perfect festive season gifts. Prices start at Rs 10,000.
Available at www.perniaspopupshop.com
Playclan has a range of gift items to pick from – the popular Mugal-E Azam playing cards, t-shirts, mugs, bags and more.
Available at Playclan, Libra Towers, Bandra. Contact: 264016795
Forest Essentials offers a wide range of natural beauty products. This Diwali, keep your skin supple and glowing with Soundarya Facial Serum, priced at Rs 2495, and other products available as per your skin type.
Available at all Forest Essential stores in Mumbai.
The Tandem Cycle from Pro 9 Bicycle is a fun gift and peps up the festive mood.
Available on order at Pro 9 Bicycle Studio, Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra West. Contact: 09221159363
Priced at Rs 1,500, the Sound Responsive Shiny Disco Ball is just the gadget you need to pump up your get-togethers and parties.
Available at Al’s Tattoo Parlour, 1 Natraj 68, Hill Road, opposite St Peter’s Church, Bandra West. Contact: 26443326
Roland’s Octapad SPD 30 seems to be a revolution with music lovers. With new percussion sounds and 30 types of multi-effects this baby more than deserves to be on your gift list.
Available on order at Bhargavas Musik – Bandra, Goregaon & Worli and Musician’s Mall – Khar & Charni Road.
Everyone seems to have an eye for photography these days. That puts Lomo Cameras straight into your gift-cart. Apt to capture festive memories the cam range starts at Rs 4,000.
Available at Attic, Bir Sagar, 17th Road, Santacruz West & Sanctum, Vasant House, 19th Road, Khar West. Contact: 32169292 (Santacruz)/ 26495775 (Khar)
Sita’s Ramayana, the graphic novel illustrated using Patua scroll painting is an interesting gift item priced at Rs 452.
Available at Flipkart
LED Balloons are a welcome break from the traditional diyas – a fun way to celebrate Diwali. A pack of six balloons is priced at Rs 275.
Available at Mumbai Party Hunterz – Bandra. Contact: 65250747
Priced at Rs 625, Birdy Kuruvi Boxes make for cute little home décor accessories and so they make it to our festive shopping cart.
Available at www.shopo.in
Dream On Postcards by Little One’s Doodles will tug at your heart with its direct and refreshing illustrations. A pack of five cards is priced at Rs 239.
Available at www.shopo.in
Priced at Rs 1750, Two-tiered Fruit Stands make for interesting finger-food/dessert- serving accessories and are perfect for the parties lined up this season.
Available at Sanctum – Khar or on order through The Summer House Facebook page
Art never goes out of fashion. Crude Area, an online artist community offers a variety of affordable graphic prints that could adorn homes this festive season. You could even pick prints which start from Rs 1,000, available as framed or canvas prints.
Available at www.crudearea.com. Contact: 65560703 / 65561111
Sanjay Patel’s The Little Book Of Hindu Deities promises to brush your knowledge gearing you up all the more for Diwali. It is price at Rs 328.
Available at Flipkart
Priced at Rs 1850, the Gold Mosaic Platter would add an ethnic yet modern touch to your festivities with its bling.
Available at The Home Label
The fashionistas can opt for Nehru Jackets as gifts. Priced at Rs 6990, they can be teamed with traditional kurtas or even a pair of denims for the indo-western look.
Available at www.elitify.com
Urvashi Modi’s Eco Cornerhas an interesting gift range. Their gift boxes hand-crafted using jute and raffia fabrics and ladi lights made from recycled paper would definitely find a place in your festive shopping cart.
Available at Skyzone, 1st floor, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
You could even get your creative juices flowing and come up with your own gifts from scratch. Craft materials are easily available at decent rates in markets these days. Besides, many items could be made using things around the house. For instance, pull out that unused white mug in your crockery cupboard and express yourself with some glass paint! Your friends and family will surely appreciate their personalised coffee mug.
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