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Diwali celebrations

Friday, November 02, 2018

This Diwali, you don’t need to just gift mithai; the options are endless. Here are some suggestions.

Gourmet hampers

Foodhall

Blue Ribbon Gifting has a variety of hampers. They include Hall Of Fame which has a host of items such as pink peppercorn, truffle cheese and Chandon Rose (Rs 11000); Icon, with gourmet cheese, dips and accompaniments (Rs 8,000 onwards) and Legacy of India with confectionery crafted the Indian way (Rs 1800 onwards), plus other several options.

Zama

Zama, the brainchild of entrepreneur Shriya Naheta, has introduced a gift box with organic produce, including Himalayan chestnuts, pink rice, spices, cheese, fruits, exotic vegetables and honey. Prices start from Rs 900, and you can create a customised gifting box. Log on to  www.zamaorganics.com.

JW Marriott, Juhu

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu’s patisserie and deli, Bombay Baking Company, unveils a collection of gift boxes and hampers with handmade artisanal chocolates, Indian sweets, tea cakes, macarons, cookies, brownies, and even a gift voucher worth Rs 2,500 from Quan Spa. JW Silver Select is for Rs 4,100; JW Gold Rush, Rs 5,500 and JW Platinum Special, Rs 6,500 (all prices exclude taxes. Bulk orders need 48 hours’ notice.

Call  22 6693 3399.

Chocolate

Cocoamaya

This French patisserie on Andheri-Kurla Road has a box of nine delights which includes Dates, Rose and Almond, Honey Candy, Berry Crumble, Chocolate Hazelnut, Coconut Slice, Strudel with a twist, Walnut Tart and Almond Florentine. You can also pick from a box of six Macarons (coffee, dark chocolate, nutella, sea salt caramel, paan, boondi); Coffee Madeleine's, Cheese Straws, Cinnamon Straws, Granola Bars, Lavash Chips, Hummus, Bread Sticks or a box of six cookies. Contact: 28566666, 28565999.

Barista

Barista offers three options—the Choc-o-Affair Celebration Box with 12 centre-filled handcrafted choco-bites (Rs 349); the Choc-o-Affair Cassette Pack with four choco bars in Dark and Milk (Rs 699); a cookie tin gift box with Honey Oat Raisin, Choco Chip and Choco Mocha (Rs 570). Available at select outlets.

Beauty products

The Body Shop

Gorgeously packaged, The Body Shop offers a range of beauty products comprising ingredients from around the world—British Rose, Almond Milk and Honey, Strawberry, Shea Butter, Moringa, Argan and to name a few. Choose from beautiful pre-made gifts or customise your packaging. Available at www.thebodyshop.in and across all outlets

Qraa Men

Qraa Men has a D-Tan range, which includes D-Tan Cleanser, D-Tan face wash, D-Tan scrub and Gold face and beard oil.

Oshea Gift Box

Oshea Herbals has introduced its Exclusive Charcoal Gift Box which contains a cleansing bar, activated face wash, activated scrub and bamboo charcoal peel-off mask. The Oshea Skin Care Gift Box contains sunscreen face wash gel, papaya cleansing bar and more.

Astaberry 

Astaberry’s gift box has skin products such as cocoa butter cold cream, cocoa butter moisturiser, rice bran scrub, wine face wash and more.

Home products

Maspar

Maspar, the soft home furnishing brand, has announced its new Corporate Gifting Collection, comprising bed sheets, towel sets, placemat and napkin sets, quilts, pillow covers and cushion covers. The collection is crafted out of cotton fabric, textured and woven, and is available in a range of festive colours. Available at exclusive stores, multi-brand stores and online, prices range from Rs 1,649 to Rs 12,999. Log on to www.maspar.com.

Sammsara

Sammsara by Ishaan Sarna reveals its newest collection, comprising an assortment of exclusive product and accessories that include Victorian-inspired metallic trays and platters, candle stands and lanterns, as well as a range of Diwali, themed gifting hampers. Available at www.sammsara.com

Silver collection

ArgentOr Silver’s dazzling festive collection features handcrafted pieces made by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. The collection includes candle stands, diyas, votives, t-lights, lamps, Ganeshas, and pooja sets, among other products.

Vibhor Jain, Co-Founder & Director of Sales and Marketing, ArgentOr Silver says, “Indian festivals celebrate the victory of positivity over negativity, light over darkness and good over evil. This year welcome the festive season with the finest quality of silverware.”

Availability http://www.argentorsilver.com

Pour Home

Pour Home offers a bouquet of refreshing scents to keep your surroundings lively and effervescent. The box has integrated room fresheners of three variants, French Fusion, French Flora and Lime Lime along with Air Freshener Gels.

Get Personal

Floral Art

Floral Art has the perfect decorative hampers for consumers who can choose from a wide selection of wooden boxes and decorative trays with mirror and thread work to stunning diya holders. Gift your loved ones personalised gifts from Floral Art.

Where National Building, 9th Floor, Sarojini Extension road, next to Pentecostal Church, Vile Parle West

Contact 09833989613/ 09324207736

Ultra Pop

Gifting cards has been a tradition to mark occasions since eternity, adding a warm, personal touch. Ultra Pop has launched fun 3D cards to make any event special. Vishal Mehta and Saumil Shah, two young entrepreneurs, have started thisventure.  Vishal says, “3D printing is the way forward and I was looking at something fun”.

Availability Instagram - @ultrapopcards / Amazon.in / Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UltrapopIndia

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