Diwali Gift Ideas- Diwali is just around the corner and Hindu families around the world are getting ready to celebrate the biggest festival of the year. The multiple fancy lights, oil lamps and sweetmeats are proof of the same. Deepawali is a great time for togetherness and is also a celebration of the good things in life - relationships, food and revelry. A big part of Diwali celebrations is the exchange of gifts between friends and relatives. Usually, people prefer giving gifts that include something sweet and decadent, which are usually ladoos, mithais or nuts and dried fruits. However, Diwali gifts have now evolved to include more mindful and thoughtful eatables, which are not just delicious but also nutritious. A number of hospitality brands have started promoting diwali gifts and hampers, which are customized to the needs of a whole family as well.
Your options for choosing Diwali 2018 gifts are a dime a dozen and come festive season, you may be spoilt for choice.
Here's a list of 5 Diwali gift ideas with foodie gift options that you are sure to love:
1. Luxurious Gift Hampers by Pullman, New Delhi Aerocity
If you wish to pamper your loved ones with a truly royal Diwali, Pullman's luxury gift hampers are available at Cafe Pluck at New Delhi Aerocity. The hampers contain tea deli, homemade cookies, cake loaves and chocolate bars, assorted nuts, flavoured honey, as well as novel food items like wasabi coated peas. Moreover, there are decorative items like candles and torans to choose from. The hampers start from Rs. 1500 (plus taxes) and go up to Rs. 10,500 (plus taxes).
Where: Cafe Pluck - Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
Cost: Rs. 1,500 (plus taxes) onwards
Also Read: 10 Quick Diwali Sweets Recipes
2. Diwali Hampers by Sheraton Hyderabad
Hotel Sheraton Hyderabad is offering Diwali hampers and goodies, which are available at Cafe Link of the hotel. They have an extensive range of food, wine and gift hampers that are ideal for corporate and personal gifting. They also have a range of bespoke hampers, which can be customised according to your personal preference of champagne and wines, paired with sweet and savoury delicacies.
Where: Cafe Link, Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel, 115/1, ISB Road, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
3. Sattviko Diwali Hampers (Multiple Locations)
If you've been looking for unique and budget options to gift your friends and families on Diwali, then Sattviko's range of Diwali hampers is just what you need. Currently available in eight cities across India - Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Udaipur, Kolkata and Indore - Sattviko's gift hampers contain quirky and nourishing eatables, which your family is sure to love. Items in Sattviko's Diwali hampers include ajwaini flaxseed jar, pan raisins jar, gur chana jar, pudina makhana, pizza khakra chips, etc. The hampers can be ordered from Sattviko's website online.
Cost: Rs. 200 onwards
4. Madbatter Gift Packs And Goodies, Delhi NCR
Rashmi Prasad is a home baker, who is delivering home-baked lucky cookies across Delhi and NCR during Diwali. The gift packs start from Rs. 499, while she is also delivering a range of other delicious desserts, including brownies and Diwali cakes. Contact Rashmi at 9871675971 for all the details about the full range of Diwali goodies.
Where: Delivering in Delhi and NCR
Cost: Rs 499 onwards
5. Festive Hampers From Tasha's Artisan Foods, Delhi NCR
Natasha Minocha of Tasha's Artisan Foods in Gurgaon has curated a number of healthful and delightful Diwali gift hampers containing goodies that range from granola bars and nut bars to cakes and cookies. Orders for the hampers can be placed from their official website, for anywhere across Delhi and NCR. Alternatively you can contact them at 9999488319 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering.
Where: Delivering in Delhi and NCR
Cost: Rs. 1,200 onwards
6. Diwali Hamper From Mother's Kitchen, Delhi
Shivani Malik is a food entrepreneur and the owner of Mother's Kitchen, which specialises in gluten free and vegan goodies. Her special Diwali hamper contains delicious gluten-free products, including protein power balls, coconut and almond cookies, and rose and dry fruits health bars. To place orders and find out more about delivery locations, contact her on 7217778752 or email her for more information at email@example.com.
Cost: Rs. 1,575 (plus delivery charges)
7. Diwali Hampers By Confection Connection, Delhi NCR
Confection Connection in Dwarka specialises in handmade chocolates and truffles and they have a range of gifting options for corporate or personal gifts. The hampers start from Rs. 319 onwards and contain delicious sweet delicacies like flavoured chocolates, biscuits, rose bars, chocolate coated nuts, etc. Orders can be placed through their Facebook or Instagram pages or by ringing them up at 8684934236 or 8076338777.
Cost: Rs. 319 to Rs. 899 (plus delivery charges)
8. Gift hampers from Holiday Inn, Mumbai
Holiday Inn at Mumbai International airport has come up with Diwali hampers full of happy goodies that are both nutritious and delicious. From exotic dried fruits like pitted prunes and apricots to some condiments and desserts like macarons, the hampers have a diversity of gifts for food connoiseurs. To find out more about the hampers and to book them for your loved ones, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring them up at 9004617824/9004689458.
Where: Saptami, Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport
Cost: Rs 999 to Rs 2,499 (plus taxes)
9. Gift Hampers from Hyatt Regency Delhi
Sidewalk at Hyatt Regency Delhi has come up with Diwali hampers that will spread the sweetness with their Gourmet ingredients. With novelty foods and snacks like pistachio white chocolate, dehydrated mango slices, pistachio friand, pista pan wheels melon seed red velvet cookies etc., these Diwali hampers are sure to be a delight for the experimental foodies.
Where: Sidewalk, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi
Cost: Rs 2,450 (plus taxes)
10. Diwali hampers from Andaz Delhi
Hotel Andaz Delhi is offering specially designed gift hampers with a delicious assortment of festive treats - from classic Indian sweets to signature pralines and exotic dry fruits as well as sugar free variants and artisanal products. You can customise your own hampers by choosing from a range of sweet treats, dried fruits and chocolates, and are available in assortments of 4, 6 and 12 compartments. Ring them up at 8588804222 for booking information.
Where: Andaz, 1, Northern Access Rd, Aerocity, New Delhi
Cost: Rs 1,299 onwards
11. Diwali Gift Box from The Parfait Co., Mumbai
The Parfait Co. is a luxury dessert brand that is looking to tingle your taste buds with something different this Diwali. They have festive gift boxes of egg free parfait bonbons, packing in a world of deliciousness in bite-sized treats. Apart from their festive favourites like Rose, Pistachio Praline and Saffron Parfait Bonbons, they also have options such as Nero, a dark Belgian Chocolate bonbon, or Artemis, made with Salted Caramel parfait. The box will have 42 bonbons of six different flavours, and can be ordered in from all over Delhi through their Facebook or Instagram pages or by ringing them up at 9920029229.
Where: Delivering all over Mumbai
Cost: Rs 2,000
12. Luxury Gift Hampers by The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai is taking festive gifting to new heights with their exclusively curated range of Diwali hampers, which contain exquisite and bespoke sweet and savoury treats such as Classic Homemade Almond Rock Chocolates, Tin of Classic Baked Taj Cookies, Pack of Figs, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crackers. The hampers also contain the Taj's signature range of liquors. The Diwali hampers are available at La Patisserie at the Taj hotel, from 29th October 2018 to 8th November, 2018, and for more information, you can ring them up at 02266653366.
Where: La Patisserie at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Cost: Rs 4,000 to Rs 25,000
13. Bespoke and Gourmet Hampers By The Taj Hotels, Delhi NCR
Taj Hotels across Delhi NCR are presenting delightful Diwali offerings for guests to welcome the festive season. At Taj Mahal, bespoke hampers starting from Rs 5,500 and going upto Rs 2,50,000 are available till November 7th (ring them up at 91 1166513626/3634 for more info). At Taj Palace, Tea Lounge has festive hampers till November 7th (ring them up at 91 11 6650 3890/ +91 9717660199 for more info). Vivanta Dwarka has gourmet hampers available till November 7th (ring them up at 0124-6673000 for more info). At Taj City Center in Gurugram, festive hampers with starting from Rs 1,499 are availbale till November 7th (ring them up at 91 124 6673000 / +91 9831302215 for more info). At Vivanta Surajkund, Diwali hampers are also available til November 7th and they start from Rs 3,500 (ring them up at 911296618121 for more info). Finally, at Vivanta Ambassador, festive hampers starting from Rs 2,500 are available till November 8th (ring them up at 919958339321).
Where: Multiple locations all over Delhi NCR
Cost: From 2,500 to 2,50,000 (plus taxes)
14. Diwali Hampers at JW Marriott, Bengaluru
An assortment of Diwali hampers await people looking for something different for their loved ones this Diwali. The hampers are divided into five neat categories- Sweets Hampers, Wine Hampers and Gold, Platinum and Diamond Hampers, in increasing order of price. The Sweets hamper has an assortment of Indian sweets in a handcrafted box, while the wine hamper has a bottle of imported wine and a box of chocolates. The rest of the three categories have an assortment of gifts from tea coasters and perfumes to thorans, as well as organic teas, olive oils, jams, homemade chocolates and other novelties. Ring them up at 91 8884494058 for more information.
Where: 24, 1, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
Cost: From Rs 950 to Rs 12,500 (plus taxes)
15. Cookie Hampers From Honey and Dough, New Delhi
Loaded with deliciousness and nutrition, the gift hampers by Honey and Dough are as much an aesthetic delight as they are filled with yummy treats. Among a range of gift hampers, the bakery has their special tray hampers (see pic below) with specially designed for the festive season and they contain Garlic Soya Sticks, Jaggery & Oat Cookies, Ginger Cinnamon Cookies, double choco chip cookies, blueberry Tea Cake, cheese Straws, Tomato Soya Sticks, milk Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Ring them up at 85060 93957 for more information.
Where: Honey & Dough, Shop no. 2, Ground floor Ambience Mall, Nelson Mandela road Vasant Kunj
Cost: Starting from Rs 499
16. Festive Dry Fruit And Nuts Hampers From Snapdeal
Snapdeal has decided to sell curated festive hampers this Diwali, to expand the gifting options available to its customers. The range of hampers includes boxes with an assortment of nuts llike cashews, pistachios, almonds, and a number of different dried fruits like prunes, cranberries, apricots, etc. The boxes are in different price brackets, depending on their contents, and looks like they're aimed at giving enough options for you to choose from. They also have a curated store, with festive hampers including healthy and nutritious seeds like lotus seeds (makhana), melon seeds, flaxseeds, etc. Head over to the Snapdeal website to check out the various Diwali hampers available on the online store.
Where: Delivering to cities all over India
Cost: From Rs 369 onwards
So, what are you waiting for? Start the shopping already!
Happy Diwali 2018!
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