Diwali special: From skincare to mouthwatering macaroons, here are gift hampers that we recommend for this festive season
What better way to celebrate the festival of lights than indulge in sweets and go on a shopping spree. Bright diyas, fairy lights, social gatherings and, of course, exchanging gifts — it’s all a part of Diwali. We bring you a round-up of a few thoughtful hampers — from PETA certified cosmetics to nostalgic reminders like nankhatais — take your pick and customise.
Rose and shine
Redefine the concept of self-care with specially curated gift boxes by Kama Ayurveda. Choose from an array of PETA-certified Ayurvedic beauty essentials including Rose and Jasmine Face Cleanser, Pure Rose Water, Kumkumadi Brightening Face Scrub, Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack, Turmeric and Myrrh Brightening Soap, Kokum and Almond Body Butter. Priced at Rs.3,620.
Paint the town red
Yet to shop for Diwali? Look no further. Designer Anavila has launched her collection, Joy, for the festive season. Drawing inspiration from the celebratory mood during Indian festivals, the line offers gorgeous tunics, exquisite blouses, elegant trousers and Zari detailed saris in a mix of plaids, stripes and solids. Made with breathable linens, the colour palette includes a mélange of blushes, cardamom and Ladakh blues transitioning to fiery reds with accents of gold patterns. Price on request.
Take the eco-friendly route, this Diwali, and opt for The Hemis Store’s hamper. The city-based outlet makes maximum use of hemp to create comfortable ensembles for men and women, wellness products and home décor. The gift box has 100 per cent hemp shirt, vegan hemp protein, honey and vanilla day cream with natural SPF and soap bars too! Priced at Rs.5,499.
Diamonds are forever
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, popular jewellery store Kirtilals has an all-new diamond collection, inspired by Indian heritage. The city-based label also has an Rs.8,000 discount on all diamond jewellery. Price on request.
If you want to gift your lady love something special, opt for bags from Hidesign’s Accessories: Tender Is The Night collection. These designs celebrating Indian woman and festivities, comes in bright electric blue and shimmering metallic hues with glossy prints of croco, snake and ostrich. Starts at Rs.4,495.
Sugar ’n’ spice
Marriott Hyderabad has created an artisanal hamper with your childhood favourites like nankhatai and cookies. With a fusion of modern and traditional treats, the specially crafted box has pralines, bonbons, florentines, tarts and ladoos. Priced at `5,000.
Craving for cocoa
Chocolates, macaroons and ladoos — The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace has put together a hamper you would definitely want to check out. The gift boxes consist of goji berry and pistachio chocolate bars, an assortment of Indian sweets, brie cheese, handmade bangles, macaroons, oatmeal raisin cookies and a Lord Ganesha idol. Starts at Rs.999.