Sunday, October 15, 2017

6 Last Minute, yet Amazing Gifts for this Diwali

Diwali is the most exciting time of the year for most of us. However, for those working in advertising agencies, customer engagement firms and media houses, it is the time to go through tremendous pressure and work on several immediate deadlines. Amid such chaos, it’s natural to delay Diwali shopping and forget about buying gifts.
But, what if there are only a few days left to Diwali and you are yet to complete your gift shopping! Worry not, coz help is at hand. We will make sure that this Diwali too remain special for your loved ones. Here are some last minute gifting ideas you shouldn’t miss.

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Dry fruits: You can’t go wrong with dry fruits in the Diwali season. Yes, it’s the most common gift around, but then, last minute, it’s a great saving grace! Do something different with the packaging like get a fancy box or a fruit basket and pack in the dry fruits. 

Induction cook-top: With the abrupt rise on household LPG prices, gifting someone an Induction cook-top makes a great sense. This could be an awesome gift for your wife, mother or any of your family friends. This easy to operate gadget, cooks food much faster than a gas stove. Whoever gets it, will definitely appreciate you.

Roti Maker: The most popular gift this Diwali could be a roti maker. It’s what every Indian household could get used to. A little bit of convenience and little bit of luxury rolled into one! 

Air fryer: This Diwali, you can help your loved ones stay fit and healthy by presenting them the Air fryer. It uses hot air to cook food that would usually require deep frying in lots of oil. Festivals in India usually mean lots of sweets, chocolates and fried snacks. With this useful gift they can celebrate each festival in a healthier way.

Gift vouchers: When in doubt about the receiver’s choice the best option to go for is a gift voucher. Choose a gift voucher of just about any brand, and the receiver will be more than happy to redeem the benefits. And of course he will love the freedom of choice, to choose anything that he likes. 

Premium playing cards: Playing along is an activity that is often indulged in during Diwali. Get a set of premium playing cards. You don’t have to be a pro to appreciate a set of playing cards. Nearly everyone you know has tried their hand at playing cards at some point or the other. Your gift could also be a hint at initiating a game. 

This was a list of quick gift options that are easy to pick and are sure to please your receiver. Is there anything you would like to add to the list? Let everyone know in your comment.

Indo-Western Dressing for this Diwali

It's celebration time as festivity is divulged in the air all around, also the time for your style quests and dressing dilemmas. Every girl wants to look her prettiest best during festivals but with a comfy twist. No one wants to carry those heavy, uncomfortable traditional outfits which take a lot of time to be draped and take a toll on your mobility. So, here we cater your style quest with five such smart Indo-western attires which are chic, trendy, smart and comfortable, yet having oodles of ethnic appeal about them.

TREND 1: Straight-Cut Tunics with Flared Pants

Though this trend has a bit of casual overtures, yet it looks grand with embellishments. A bejeweled yoke, straight-cut long kurta teamed with satin pallazos and a chiffon duppata would be the perfect ensemble for the upcoming festive season. This outfit has loads of ethnicity along with chic factor which is a perfect Diwali outfit for being hassle-free as well as comfortable. 
TREND 2: Maxi Skirt along with Asymmetric Tunic

Another hep-trend this fall season— this ensemble amalgamates ethnic sensibility with global trends. Maxi or gypsy skirts with embroidery or mirror work are normally being worn along with short blouses or crop-tops. But this festive season, team them up with your asymmetrical hemline tunic and add panache to the festive fervor.

TREND 3: Mandarin Collared Jackets

Despite being old classics, mandarin or Chinese collars add loads of aplomb to one’s looks. Though they shout power dressing, yet add grace to the ethnic outfits. Choose one made in silk, satin or velvet and team it up with your long skirts or shararas in flowing chiffon or georgette. A tone-on-tone look would be perfect for a traditional soiree. 

TREND 4: Umpire-Cut Kurtas

Anarkalis are passé so if you still love some fit and flare simply opt for an umpire-cut kurta, which endows you superb fit at the bodice and optimum flare downwards. Splurge into the one which has a brocade bodice and sheer fabric skirt, in some jewel hues. To add some more style factor, go for elongated hemlines— even floor length would work wonders for festivals. Adorn it with a pair of metallic leggings, sky-high stilettos and a minaudiere box clutch.

TREND 5: Bejeweled floor-length Kurta

Long straight-cut Kurtas are in and this festive season they are going to overpower the fashion circuit with their no-fuss, neat-cut style overloaded with attitude. You can wear them with your straight-cut cigarette pants or leggings.

Give Conventional Diwali Gifts a Twist

Diwali is around the corner. It is the time of the year everyone waits for anxiously. Children expect gifts from their parents as employees expect bonus from their bosses!

Sometimes, it becomes difficult to decide what to gift our near and dear ones. I propose to try something new, this Diwali. Other than the usual diyas and mithai, let’s surprise our loved ones with gifts out of the ordinary, something different! Here are a few gifting ideas that can make Diwali special: 
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A gift hamper with all the goodies: Take a walk to your nearby grocery store and pick a few knick knacks that you need every day in your kitchen. Add to that a few snacks and drinks, a few chocolates and other stuff that you love to pamper yourself with. Put all these together in a basket and cover it with a wrapping paper or clear cling foil and decorate it with a bow. And voila! Your gift hamper is ready.

Choose a cake, not Mithai: Take a different route. If you’ve forgotten, but still want to stand out, take a cake to your relatives. It’s a different option from the usual Mithai Ka Dabbas. Needless to say, the flavour and the toppings should be according to the receiver’s taste. Do something out of the box, by ordering a cake in shape of a fire cracker or decorate with some faux crackers and you have a winner in your hands. 

Candle Holders is a great idea too: Diwali is the festival of light. Candles and diyas adorn every house. How about gifting unique candle holders to add an extra dose of edginess?

Let’s say no to wax: If you want to make your gifts last long, think of options other than wax. Add a different twinkle to Diwali decorations by substituting candles with LED lights. Be it in tea lights, diyas, wall hangings or any kind of decoration. A hamper of unique Diwali lights is an ideal gift for the festival of lights. You could experiment with different shapes, sizes, colours and designs. From LED’S to lanterns to ferry lights, the options are immense.

Dress them up differently: If you cannot escape gifting crockery this season, then do it with a twist. Instead of the usual dry fruits filler, surprise them putting in a mixed bag of laddoos, crackers, chocolates, other sweets etc. Wrap them all up in similar looking candy paper and you would’ve managed to create an interesting surprise. 

How about a Poker Set? Everybody loves playing cards during Diwali. What better option than to gift them their own unique poker set complete with cards and poker chips. This will be a fun game for the entire family.

Something for the home: Everybody loves to decorate their homes during Diwali. Little exciting curios add to the festive flair. A bright hued carpet helps in adding to the home décor as well as amp up the comfort factor. They can be used to sit down and play cards or simply laze over after a long night of partying. Exclusive table mats can also be gifted as they brighten up the atmosphere for a perfect family meal!
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