Sweets and dry fruits are passé, soft drinks and candy jars are fairly old-fashioned too. Now, what can you gift your friend this Diwali that will make sure the festival is memorable for both them and you? Markets are buzzing with festive hampers, but a lot of them look the same and comprise the same old contents. Diwali is one of India's most widely celebrated festivals; and since gifting is such an integral component of the festival of lights, you wouldn't want it to be a mundane affair, would you? We have curated a list of Diwali hampers by some renowned F&B properties and food brands that are sure to impress. Artisanal chocolates, healthy seeds, organic honey - these luxe hampers are abound with festive cheer. Have a look.
1. Andaz, Aerocity's Sustainable Hampers
Andaz' thoughtfully curated eco-friendly artisanal hampers is sure to inspire patrons to 'Eat Mindful'. This year, the luxury hotel has partnered with Gulmeher (an NGO) to curate the sustainable hampers. You'd be surprised to know that these festive hamper boxes are handcrafted using discarded flower petals. Packed with exquisite flavours and goodness of artisanal chocolates, homemade preserves, organic spices, healthy snacks along with many other elements sourced from the hotel's artisan partners - these festive hampers are available from INR 1000 onwards. Those who are trying to cut down on calories this festive season, Andaz is also offering a chef-crafted hamper containing sugar-free Indian sweets made with grains, dry fruits, and jaggery. Gulab gulkand laddoo, badam launj, freeze dried jamun and white roasted nuts burfi are some of the sweet treats you will find in here.
Available at: Andaz, Aerocity, contact +918588804222
Price: 1000 onwards
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2. Sensational Diwali Hampers At The Ashok
The Ashok (A flagship property of ITDC) is offering eight different kinds of handcrafted gift hampers, which will fill your households with shimmer and sparkle. The gift hampers are priced starting INR. 850/- onwards and contain assortments of sweets and artisanal drinks. The Connoisseur Hamper offers nut rich fruit cake, moulded chocolates, brownies, cookies, yummy cheese straws and mouth-watering Jujubes. Chocolate lovers can opt for Chocolate Delight, which comprises a variety of decadent chocolates. You can also opt for inclusion of wine bottle from the exquisite selection of white, red and sparkling wines.
Available at: The Cake Shop, Hotel Ashok, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi from 14th October 2019 to October 30th, 2019
Price: INR 1000 and above
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3. Sidewalk, Hyatt's Dazzling Festive Hampers
Hyatt's Sidewalk has some toothsome offerings for a gleeful Diwali. These hampers are an assortment of Indian sweets, contemporary confectionaries and dry fruits in limited edition boxes. The Gourmet Box (box of 4) consists of sesame sable, chocolate truffle gold dust, white chocolate pista rice bar, and Sichuan pepper cashew nut, whereas The Premium Box (box of 6) consists of white chocolate apricot and pista, sesame sable, single origin chocolate bar, coconut jam tart, chocolate truffle gold dust, and spicy fruit sable box. The Luxury Box (Box of 8), on the other hand, consists of milk chocolate apricot and pista, peach candy, peanut cake, white chocolate bar, Sichuan pepper cashew nut, cherry financier and raspberry candy. The Executive Box (Box of 12) consists of sesame sable, gianduja praline, pistachio raspberry macaroon, coconut jam tart, double chocolate dust cookies, chocolate truffle gold dust, patisa, granola bar, single origin chocolate truffle, Sichuan pepper cashew nut, and peanut cake.
Available at: Sidewalk, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi
Price points: Starting at INR 2450 + taxes
For CATH Members: Starting at 2250 + taxes
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4. Foodhall's Delightful Gourmet Hampers
Foodhall has curated an elegant selection of gift hampers and boxes comprising the finest artisanal food and drinks from around the world. Ring in the festivities with a range of hampers available at all Foodhall outlets. The Noor and Arsh hamper comprises luxurious and artisanal offerings such as Arqa Saffron, Bustaan - Gold Leaf Honey, Saffron Honey, Honey Dippers, Baklava, Stuffed Dates and Foodhall Gourmet Salted Caramel Rochers, Orange and Mixed Seed Florentines, Honey Roasted Almonds, Pine Nuts and Pecan Nuts. For those like to indulge, hampers like Opulence of India and Medley consists of Pista Motichoor Truffle, Pista Kaju Roll, Besan Chakki and Raspberry Kalakand and a rich assortment of handcrafted chocolates, indigenous teas, homemade dips, freshly baked cookies etc. Tabeer, a gift hamper perfect for corporate gifting this Diwali, consists of Almonds, Pista, Pine Nuts and Apricots.
Available at: Foodhall (all outlets)
Price Points: Starting at INR 1,500
5. Le Meridien Gurgaon's elegant Deepawali hampers
Draped in elegant Indian motifs and festive colours, the Diwali hampers by Le Meridien come in Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium and artisanal gift box. Below are the details of the dazzling hampers. Be spoilt for choice this festive season.
- The Silver hamper prepared by our chefs includes delicious sweets and desserts. Priced at INR 699 to 899 (All inclusive)
- The Golden hamper includes various dessert assortments, cookie box, dry fruits and more. Priced at INR 1199 to 2899 (All inclusive)
- The Platinum and Titanium hampers consist of a chocolate box, candles, cookies, organic tea, Sri Lankan cinnamon to name a few along with other in-house bakery assortments. Priced at INR 2999 - 10,999 (All inclusive)
- The artisanal hamper includes handcrafted products from our kitchen and shop that can be customized according to your preferences. Starts at INR 5,000 + taxes
Available at: Le Meridien, Gurgaon
Price: Listed above
6. CAARA Bespoke Diwali Gift Hampers
CAARA is offering its patrons a chance to delight their loved ones with gift hampers filled with gourmet goodness. These range from simple signature pesto boxes, to a large collection of products that are thoughtfully brought together to whip up delicious recipes at home for a guilt-free, indulgent Diwali. The CAARA Pesto Box, for example, contains CAARA Basil Pesto and CAARA Focaccia Crostini. The CAARA Pantry Box contains CAARA's Crunchy Wheat Free Granola, Arborio Rice, Dijon Mustard, Palm Jaggery and CAARA Peanut Butter Cookies. There is also a tempting Cheese Board that comes ready to serve and boasts of an assortment of crackers, fruits and a variety of artisanal cheese such as Himalayan Tomme, Zarai, Belkot, Parmesan and Camembert.
Price: INR 800 onwards
For bookings and more information: Call or Email firstname.lastname@example.org | +918527060555 or visit their official website.
7. Diwali Gifting Options from Araku Specialty Coffee
Coffee lovers will want to check this one out. Indian organic luxury coffee brand Araku has a range of delicious coffee beans and grinds starting from INR 490 for a pack of 250gms coffee. The Selection gifting offer has coffee built for espresso connoisseurs looking for a bold, full-bodied and pungent coffee, while the Micro Climate is particularly sharp and fruity. The Grand Cru of Araku Coffees offers you the perfect balance between roundness and intensity.
Price: INR 490 onwards
For orders and more information: Visit their official website
8. L'Opera Festive collection of French delicacies
L'Opera has introduced a special festive collection of delicacies such as Macarons, Biscuits, Chocolates, colourful Dragées, Florentines, Tea Cakes, Preserves and exotic Teas in various combinations. The hampers can be customised to suit your requirements, and come in all sizes starting with a small box of six macarons and going all the way to the biggest hamper of the collection. One of the highlights of the collection is the hamper with French Pralinés in exciting new flavours of Sweet-Scented Pecan, Exotic Passion Fruit, Strawberry & Cinnamon, Salty Caramel, Hazelnut Rocher, Rumnana Fantasy. Dragées are also available in flavours of Coffee Almonds, Cranberries, Salty Pistachio, and these are packaged in festive jars for easy gifting.
Price: INR 800 onwards
For orders and more information: Ring them up on 0120-4066888 or visit their official website
9. Chef-Curated Artisanal Hampers By Marriott
Available at more than 25 Marriott properties across the 9 cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Pune, Marriott's special Diwali hamper, handcrafted to perfection by Marriott's own chefs spells indulgence. The artisanal hamper box packs an interesting mix of creative fusion of modern and traditional treats. From florentines, chocolate bars, health bars, cookies, ladoos, pecan tarts, dark chocolate discs, to six variety on bonbons, this festive hamper is priced at INR 5,000++
Available at: Call +91 90046 16506 or log onto diwaliwithmarriott.com
Price: INR 5,000++
10. The exquisite festive fare at The Good Life Company
Move over the bling overdose and gift your friends artful Diwali packages by The Good Life. You have a range of options to choose from. You can choose the cute and compact Crafted Celebrations, which is available in two colour variants - turquoise and orange. The miniature gift set accommodates Mogo Mogo and Kashmiri Saffron Kahwa tea in golden airtight tin caddies along with a tea infuser. The Imperial Treasure hamper is a regal memento for any occasion. Treasured within it are a handy tea infuser and a melange of three teas in gold caddies. It consists of Mogo Mogo, China Geisha and Strawberry and Cream tea. Lastly, The Decadent Desires box showcases intricate floral motifs on the blush pink lid that unfold six decadent tea blends, handcrafted to tease each of the six senses, with a tea infuser basket seated at its heart. It consists of Mogo Mogo, China Geisha, Strawberry and Cream, Orange and Mango Oolong, Strawberry and Aloe, Little Buddha and a ball Tea Infuser.
Available at: Order Online from TGL Company's official website
Price: Starting at INR 999 + taxes
11. JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru's magnificent hampers
In addition to the contents inside, the packaging of JW Marriott's Diwali hampers is quite an exquisite deal too. The boxes depict the story of Old Bangalore with paintings of iconic spots in the city like Russel Street, the Barber House Visits, Koshy's Coffee House and many other.
The varieties of hamper available at the hotel are Premium, Gold Silver, Wellness, JW Opulent, JW Premium and JW Classic. The hampers include goodies like Ganesh idol, handcrafted chocolates, Indian mithai, hand-crafted baklava, iPhone 8, a bottle of Dom Perignon, artisan glasses, a jar of Pomegranate Comfiture, bottles of olive oil, and organic honey along with many others.
Platinum Hamper- INR 1,50,000++
Gold Hamper- INR 12,000++
Silver- INR 10,000++
Wellness Hamper- INR 16,000++
JW Opulent- INR 6,000++
JW Premium- INR 3,500++
JW Classic- INR 2,000++
Signature Diwali by Marriott Hamper - INR 5,000++
12. Karma Kettle, Kolkata
This Diwali, Karma Kettle has brought some healthy and aromatic tea boxes, specially curated for your gifting purposes. Each box contains some aromatic artisan blends which are sure to make your loved one's festival more special! The first box – Meditations in my Tea Cup – contains a selection of four handcrafted teas that as the name suggests bring balance and relieves stress. Another tea box named Connoisseurs Collection contains four artisan blends packaged in silken pyramid teabags, so you can enjoy the taste of whole leaf teas without compromising on the flavour and quality. The Southern Scapes tea gift box brings together distinct handpicked blends using spices, herbs and teas native to the southern hinterlands, creating irresistible infusions that appeal to all palates. Discover India is another wonderful series of tea box that draws inspiration from the rich and diverse cultures of Indian subcontinent. This Diwali, exchange happiness with the goodness of health and pamper your friends and family with these exotic gifting boxes.
Artisans Choice - INR 1,000
Connoisseurs Collection - INR 800
Discover India Gift Box - INR 1,500
Fruitea Collection Tea Gift - INR 350
Matcha Melange Tea Gift - INR 350
Meditations in my teacup - INR 800
Planter's Pick - INR 900
Southern Scapes - INR 1,500
Zen Collection Tea Gift - INR 350
For bookings and more information email at email@example.com or visit Karma Kettle's official website.
13. Decadent Diwali Hampers By Marriott International Properties (Bangalore)
It's opulence overload at Marriott International Properties. Exotic delights rooted in tradition, the hampers by Marriott is carefully curated by culinary experts. The hampers consist of the perfect assortment of Indian sweets, hand rolled chocolates, exotic cookies, tea, assorted nuts, pasta and much more. Choose from a range of handcrafted hampers such as Marriott Treasure, Marriott Treat and Marriott Temptations, and spread the cheer.
Available at: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, from 26th September onwards
Price: Marriott Treasure: INR 3999++
Marriott Treat: INR 2999++
Marriott Temptations: INR 799++
14. Delightful Diwali Hampers by The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace
To commemorate the special occasion of Diwali, The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace has curated a range of artisanal hampers tailored with unique selection of products that is sure to strike a chord with everyone. The varied range of exquisite gifts include the Classic Diwali Hamper, which entails a Ganesh idol, goji berry chocolate bar, pistachio chocolate bar amongst other delightful assortments. The Premium Diwali Hamper consists of Indian sweets, brie cheese, handmade bangles, Perrier bottles, and added selected delicacies. The Luxury Diwali Hamper packs the magnificent Fratelli Shiraz wine, macaroons, oatmeal raisin cookies amongst other delights.
Available at: The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, till 27th October
Price: INR 999 onwards
15. Chocolates And More At Brownie Point And Noir (Mumbai)
Brownie Point and Noir by Chef Manish Khanna, the cute choclaterie tucked in the lanes of Juhu is making our festivities sweeter with a number of exquisite desserts and sweet nibbles. You can customise your Diwali package with a range of delectable offerings such as honey nut crunch, orange blossom cheesecake, cigars cookies, scones, bourbon cake, strawberry beez and more.
Available at: Brownie Point, all outlets | Noir, Juhu (Inside Alfredo's) |Contact: +912226002373
Price: INR 400/- onwards
16. Wonderchef by chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Adding to the cheer of festive season and keeping in sync with the tradition to gift cookware on Dhanteras and Diwali, Wonderchef Home appliances have come up with amazing gifts from their array of kitchenware. From Wonderchef Nutripot and Wonderchef Cuppaccino Make to Wonderchef Nutri-blend and Wonderchef Smoky Grill Electric Barbeque, you have an interesting range of cookware to pick from.
Price: From INR 2599 to INR 6999
17. Taj's Exquisite Diwali Hampers And Packages
IHCL Group's elegant Diwali offerings are sure to make the dullest of rooms light up with joy. The Festive hampers at the Tea Lounge and Taj Palace are available up until 27th October. These hampers include classic handmade almond rock chocolates, Chef's special dry fruit cake, box of pralines, delicious home-baked Taj cashew nuts etc. In addition, the hamper includes accessories like cuff links, tie, and monogram belts by renowned designers across the globe.
The Chambers at Taj Mahal have curated hampers like the kids gourmet hamper, 'Season's Greetings' and 'Festive Surprise' among others, that include an array of culinary gifts, handcrafted candles, limited edition accessories, luxury beauty essentials, exotic crystal ware, and designer accessories.
If you are looking for a getaway this weekend, the celebration package at The Taj Mahal hotel tailor-made for you, the package includes a luxurious accommodation in deluxe rooms, daily buffet breakfast, a pre-designed meal at Machan and signature handcrafted festive hamper.
The Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka has also curated an array of hampers. There are four kinds of hamper bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. These are available between the price range of INR 3010 and comprises home-made French macaroons, cookies, special chocolate popcorn, fruit cakes, and almond rocks.
The festive hampers at La Patisserie, Taj City Centre Gurugram is offering a handpicked selection of culinary gifts, homemade goodies, flavourful French macarons, artisanal baked delights, assorted chocolate truffles and pralines, traditional Indian mithai, handcrafted candles and diyas, festive Ganesha idol, single origin brews, first flush green tea and a deck of gold-plated playing cards among other Diwali essentials in their hampers.
You can also rejuvenate yourself at the award-winning Jiva spa at discounted rates. Prior appointments are recommended.
For a scrumptious experience you can feast at Culina 44 on 27th October. They are offering a themed dinner buffet with a special one-on-one offer.
Tea Lounge At Taj Palace
Contact: Sachin Kanojia at the Tea Lounge at +91 11 6650 3890/ +91 9717660199 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Price range: The hampers range from INR 5,500 plus taxes to INR 10, 00,000 plus taxes. Customizations are available.
Address: 2, Sardar Patel Marg Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi 110021
Contact: Shankar Arya/ Megha Bhatia at + 91 11 6651 3626 / 3634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Price range: Hampers ranging from INR 3500 (plus taxes) to INR 5,00,000 (plus taxes).
For the Celebration package: Contact email@example.com or call at +91 1166566162
Price Range: INR 11,000 plus taxes per night
Address: Taj Mahal, New Delhi, 1, Man Singh Rd, South Block, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Ambassador New Delhi
Contact Farhan Zaidi +91-9958339321 or write on firstname.lastname@example.org
Price Range: INR 1500 (inclusive of taxes) and INR 9999 (inclusive of taxes)
Address: Sujan Singh Park, Subramania Bharti Marg, New Delhi 110003
Vivanta, New Delhi
Contact: +91 8376068776/ +91 9711 097 967 or write to email@example.com
Price range: INR 3010 (inclusive of taxes) to INR 9770 (inclusive of taxes)
Address: Metro Station Rd, Sector 21, Dwarka, New Delhi
Taj City Centre Gurgaon
Contact: 0124-6673230/3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Price range: INR 1,999 (taxes extra) to INR 14,999 (taxes extra). Customizations available.
contact 0124-6673000 or email email@example.com
Themed Dinner Buffet at Culina
Contact: 0124-6673230 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: INR 2500 plus taxes per person (One plus one offer on dinner buffet)
Address: Sector 44, Gurugram, Haryana 122004