The spectacular and bright festival of Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm not just across India but by Indians all over the world. This is a time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and to cherish each and every relationship that we have in our lives. People take time off from work and spend quality time with their friends and family members. The exchange of gifts is a wonderful age-old tradition that is followed on Diwali; this is not about materialism or who has how much money, but about giving each other heartfelt Diwali wishes and blessings. Some interesting gifts that you can present to your friends and relatives this Diwali season are given here. Read on for some exciting Diwali gift ideas. Before selecting the gift you should know whom you are giving and what are its likes and dislikes. If you are giving anything to your brother it can be from clothes to perfumes to electronic goods to accessories like watches. For sisters it can be sarees, dress materials, perfumes, jewellery or anything of her choice. Flowers, chocolates and traditional sweets are an all time favorite. You can choose from a varied range available in the market or you can make sweets at home.
Nowadays, gifting your near and dear ones with delightful and mouthwatering food hampers is considered quite stylish. Instead of buying different presents for individuals in a household, you can present them with an elaborate gift hamper, which includes many delectable assorted food items, like cookies, chocolates, dry fruits, traditional sweets and namkeens. These branded food hampers cater to the tastes of a wide range of people and are an absolutely appropriate gift in the Indian context, where people still live in joint families. If you want to add a personal touch to this gift, then instead of going for the readymade gift hampers, you can custom make your own gift hamper with your personalized choices and gift it to your loved ones this Diwali.
Candles and Diyas
The most appropriate and useful gift that you can present to your friends, relatives and acquaintances on the festive occasion of Diwali is diyas and candles, since the name of the festival itself means row of diyas. Numerous varieties of diyas and candles can be found in the market. You can choose from a wide range, which includes ethnic clay diyas painted in multi shades, designer glass diyas, aromatic candles of different shapes, colors and sizes, etc. Not only these candles and diyas illuminate homes, but can also be used as wonderful decorative pieces. Other than these, you can present impressive ornate candle stands to your loved ones, which can be used throughout the year and will remind them of you.
Go traditional this Diwali and present your near and dear ones with idols of deities, such as Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, who are worshipped on the eve of Diwali. Besides this, you can present your friends and relatives with gold and silver coins as well, as they considered highly auspicious. These coins are usually engraved with various religious motifs, like Swastika, Shree, Om, etc., which are considered as good luck charms. For devotees of Lord Rama, you cannot give a better gift than a Ram Darbar. This set of idols includes figurines of Lord Rama, his wife Devi Sita, brother Laxman and Lord Hanumana. This makes a prefect gift for Diwali, since this festival is celebrated in the honor of the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya.
Presenting near and dear ones with assorted branded, luxury store, spa, restaurant or holiday gift vouchers is one of the latest Diwali gifting trends. Gifting your loved ones gift vouchers of their favorite stores gives them the freedom to choose their own gift. Besides, it is best as they know their requirements better than you. The travel gift vouchers will allow them to enjoy themselves some quiet time away from the daily hustle and bustle of the city life. Today, one can avail gift vouchers of various spa retreats, which will give your loved ones a refreshing lease of life. Those who will receive your Diwali gifts this season will definitely appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Personalized Gift Items
This Diwali, pleasantly surprise your loved ones by presenting them with a personalized gift item. It can be anything ranging from T-shirts to coffee mugs to key rings to bed sheets. These may sound like standard gift items that one can buy at any store, but by using today's modern technology, you can add your personal creative touch to them. To do so, you can get a quote, picture or Diwali greeting printed on these items and present them to your friends and relatives. A set of coffee mugs with a picture of yours and his/her can be presented to those whom you are closest to. This surely will make for a memorable Diwali present.
Exchanging gifts on Diwali is an age old tradition and a wonderful way to wish your loved ones a happy and prosperous year ahead.