Diwali Gifts Ideas

With the festivities all around the world, with the whole country lightened up and enthusiasm taking over the population, one can experience the escalating happiness of their beloved when they are gifted specially on Diwali. Diwali is one of those many occasions when people shop for gifting.

But when you sit down to thinking the actual problem is that what Diwali gifts should be taken for whom and what relation. One may have a number of ideas in mind regarding the gifts but what exactly should be chosen can create quite a confusion.

Sweets, apparel, accessories, dry fruits, idols, chocolates, etc are some of the common things which one may usually think of. But with these flooding ideas one must not forget that some gifts are only meant for particular relations. This Diwali plan and schedule so that no loved one is left and all are made feel special.

Diwali is one of those many occasions when people shop for gifting. Gifting our loved ones is just part of Diwali celebrations. It is one of the things people look forward to on this festive day. Amid lights and crackers, one feel extra joyous when given a present by their closed ones.

But, when you sit down to think about what Diwali gifts should be given to whom, you may find that is not that easy. One may have a number of ideas in mind regarding the gifts but what exactly should be chosen can create quite a confusion. Sweets, apparel, accessories, dry fruits, idols, chocolates, etc are some of the common things which one may usually think of. But with these flooding ideas one must not forget that some gifts are only meant for particular relations. This Diwali plan and schedule so that no loved one is left and all are made feel special.

Diwali Gift Ideas

For an easy choice all the options that are common or thought of can be categorised into different headings such as décor, gourmet gifts, traditional, apparels, and accessories, etc wherein décor would include all items such as showpieces, house decoration and furnishing stuff and gourmet gifts may include sweets, dry fruits, chocolates, etc.

Diwali Gifts for Family and Friends

Gifts For Parents and Elders

When it comes to gifting one should start with honouring and showing respect to ones elders and parents by presenting them a token of love. Choosing gifts for parents and elders can be easy as well as tough altogether. But one should remember that for parents a gift that makes them emotionally happy and uplifted should be chosen. A gift that has emotional values attached to it and not a materialistic one should be picked up.

One can choose a framed Ganesha idol; a marble slab engraved on it your feelings, elegant watches for motherly figures, books, décor items etc.

For Sisters and Female Friends

Sisters and female friends should be given something which is charming and pretty. Girls simply wait for beautiful surprises and so this is probably the perfect time to make them happy and delighted. From chocolates to planned dinners, from perfumes and apparels to jewellery, there a long list to choose from when it comes to girls.

For Brothers and Male Friends

For a boy, a gift should be a simple one, something that easily fits his living style. Cool gadgets can be the perfect choice. From ipods to mobile phones, from laptops to LCD’s boys love style and cool stuff. Even a collection of his favourite music tracks can prove to be a very good gift.

Traditional Diwali Gifts

Diwali, 'the Festival of Lights' is one of the most important and famously celebrated festivals of India. It has this traditional and cultural air about it and so the gifts exchanged are mostly seen to be traditional. Hence traditional gifts are the most sought for on this festival. Here are some options for the best Diwali gifts under this category.

Diwali Sweets

This festival of lights is celebrated with crackers and the sweetness of 'mithais'. Distributing and exchanging sweets is one of the most popularly prevailing traditional customs. Gifting packs of sweets to neighbors, relatives and friends is the most prevalent.
  • Kaju Barfi / Kaju Roll / Kaju Gujiya: One of the most admired sweet chosen by people is the Kaju (cashew) barfi. A box of a decent weight of the Kaju Barfi would cost you somewhere around Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 and the price would keep increasing with the increase in weight.
  • Milk Cake: Easily available and quite popular amongst the population this is available at almost all sweet shops and would cost you around Rs. 500 to Rs. 900.
  • Doda Burfi: Giving a look of chocolate coating this delicious sweet will cost you about Rs. 550 to Rs. 800/900.

Ganesha and Lakshmi Idols for Diwali

Since the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are the most integral part of the Diwali puja, this is one of the best options to choose. These idols can be earthen, brass or silver idols. These would cost somewhere around Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 if earthen, Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 or so if brass, and Rs. 5000 to Rs. 20000 if silver.

These idols are preferably a good option since these bring good luck and spiritual stability.

Diwali Diyas and Lamps

Lighting diyas and lamps is one of the basic rituals of Diwali, so is gifting them to the loved ones. Earthen diyas, metallic or decorated diyas are available in the market for the purpose of home décor and for gifting as well.

Earthen diyas will cost you somewhere around Rs. 150 to Rs. 500 and so on; the price increases with finer designs and bigger size.

Metallic diyas too have varied prices, a good decent size and design will cost you at least Rs. 300 for a diya.

Puja Thali

One of the best Diwali gifts is a decorated ‘puja thali’ with glasswork and with attached clay or metallic diyas. These ‘thalis’ are available in different shapes and sizes, beautifully decorated with two little containers attached to it for ‘roli chawal’ or the ‘puja samagri’ (the ritual materials) for reasonable prices.

Since the 'puja thali' is one of the integral parts of the Diwali puja, it is preferred by the people as a gift too. These puja thalis are also available in silver if one's budget is high and is seeking for antique.

Beautiful, decorated 'thalis' can cost you somewhere between Rs. 250 to Rs. 1000. If budget is not a problem, loved ones can be gifted silver antique puja thalis which will cost about Rs. 4500 to Rs. 9600.

Silver Coins

Out of all the Diwali gifts options, silver coins are one of the most famous and traditional choice to present on Diwali. Diwali silver gifts, such as silver idol of Ganesha and Lakshmi, silver puja thali, silver coins, etc are very prevalent.

Images of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are imprinted on these silver coins, which are believed to be as a blessing when gifted. To present it to someone symbolises blessing them with prosperity and wealth.

The price increases with the weight of the coin and also keeps on fluctuating daily. Your nearest jewellers would be able to help you with the latest price.

Dry Fruits

Dry fruits are something which can be stored and preserved for a long time and can be eaten and enjoyed throughout the year. So a box of dry fruits is one of the best Diwali gifts. 

Though dry fruits are not very cheap in rate, still they are bought in lumps. For occasions like the festival of lights, boxes of different shapes and sizes are available in the market in varying prices. 

Dry fruits for Diwali are available in different kinds of packages such as, in brass bowls, in trays, fancy cane bowls etc. These may range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 and so on. The price increases with the quantity and the type of container.

Corporate Diwali Gifts

The festival of lights, Diwali, famous for its fireworks, lightings and enthusiasm is synonymous for exchanging gifts and presents in the social as well as the corporate world. Especially in India, it has become a trend to exchange gifts in the corporate and business world. Exchanging gifts on these special occasions and festivals in the corporate world creates positive work environment at the work places.

Business partners, colleagues, business associates exchange presents and gifts on this very important day of the country. There can be many options, but one should keep in mind that a gift which is to be exchanged in the corporate world should be something useful and decent.

Lamps and Candle packs

Keeping in mind the traditional values, pack of pollution free candles and lamps can be gifted. These candles and lamps are available in beautiful decorative forms and proves to be one of the best corporate gifts.

These lamps/diyas can be wax diyas, oil diyas, earthen diyas etc. Apart from the stereotypical long cylindrical candles, now wax candles are available in various attractive designs, such as floral diyas.

These packs are cheap in rates and very attractive as a gift. These packs may cost about Rs. 300 to Rs. 800 and so on. The price may increase with finer designs and quantity.

Décor (showpieces and decorative items)

If you can not think of anything interesting, what’s better than any décor item? Decorative showpieces such as Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi idols and paintings with lighting, flower vases, wind chimes, wall hangings, good luck showpieces etc can be chosen.

These items will have varying costs and designs from shop to shop. For best showpieces and décor items, one can visit the famous Archies Galleries, Hallmark Galleries etc.

Showpieces of a decent size may cost about Rs. 200 to Rs. 800. Good luck pieces would start from Rs. 500. The price of the beautiful wind chimes may vary with size and design. But there cost may start from about Rs. 300.

Indoor Plants and Good Luck Plants

What other gift can beat an indoor healthy eco-friendly plant? Different beautiful plants, with or without flowers can be a good option as a Diwali gift. This is something environment friendly and a pretty decent gift which is available in different types of vases and varying prices.

Some plants are also considered to bring good luck to the one who receives this as a gift. Such plants can be chosen and hence this can altogether prove to be a pretty good Diwali gift idea.

These may have varied costs. They are available in different prices starting from Rs. 500 which can go up to Rs. 2000 and so on to Rs. 5000 and further with the change of the type, size and durability of the plant.

Dry Fruits and Diwali Sweets

Dry fruits packs and Diwali sweets packs are the most sought after items chosen as a Diwali gift. Being the traditional ones, these are very much prevalent in the corporate world as well.

Several different types of sweets are available in different packages at varying prices.

Fancy containers and boxes are seen which are attractive and give a festive look. Sweets can be bought for Rs. 200 and so on depending upon the quantity and quality.

Whereas Dry fruits boxes are comparatively expensive and a good decent quantity cost starts from about Rs. 500.

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