Does your gifting game need a little boost this festive season? Pearl Mathias & Khevna Pandit bring you a list of their favourite hampers to help you out!
We’re not sure we know of anyone who doesn’t like gifts — we know we love them! And, they’re even better when they come in the form of a hamper full of surprise goodies. If you’re late to the gifting party and are paranoid about Diwali being right around the corner, don’t worry. We know all about the struggle to find the perfect gift for family and friends, and we’re here to help. With so many of our favourite brands coming up with exciting hampers for the season, this is not a difficult job anymore. Browse through some of our favourite hampers and boxes this season and pick the best for your loved ones.
Improve your skincare regime
Beauty brand Plum is celebrating the festival with a little skincare special. They have a series of offers and discounts that will keep you busy stocking up on your beauty needs for the rest of the year! The 100% vegan brand has something for all your skincare and beauty needs. You can pick from their various selections, like this one which includes a cleansing lotion, mild foam scrub, face mask, matte day cream with SPF50, body butter, shower gel, smudge-free hand cream and kohl kajal.
Price Rs 2,750
For the sweet tooth
It’s alright to give in to our sweet cravings during the festive season. And, you can’t go wrong with the Exclusive Gift Set from Starbucks, which features delectable cocoa-filled confections packed with the flavours of coffee, hazelnut, salted caramel, dark orange, roasted almonds and fruit & nut. Available in two sizes (a set of 16 pieces and a set of 24 pieces) and two designs (Chocotales and Cocoa Delight), this decadent collection, rich in flavour, texture and complexity, is every gourmand’s delight.
Price Rs 800 (small) and Rs 1,200 (large)
Where Starbucks outlets across the city
Our go-to donut hangout, Mad Over Donuts, will be launching a special box of nine Diwali special donuts. The gift box features an Indian twist, and makes for a unique Diwali gift. The festive box includes some rather interesting treats, such as the Motichoor Donut, the Soanpapdi Donut, the Jalebi Donut, the Kaju Katri Donut, the Gulab Jamun and Dark Chocolate Donut, the White Chocolate Diwali Donut, the Milk Cake Donut and the Gulab Jamun Donut.
Price Rs 425
Where www.scootsy.com/ Mad Over Donuts outlets across the city
Gift your loved one an escape to the peace and quiet of a British country garden with the delicate white gardenia hamper. This glorious, lively eau de toilette and mist from The Body Shop’s Scents of the World fragrance collection captures the scent of hundreds of English white gardenias, and is a lovely blend of the sumptuous white flowers. Pick our favourite set, which includes EDT English Dawn Gardenia (50ml) and Body Mist English Dawn Gardenia (100ml). Or, you could choose from their wide range of delightfully rejuvenating hampers. You’ll be spoiled for choice here as you spoil your loved ones this festive season. So while you’re at it, pick something for yourself too.
Price Rs 3,150
For a complete detox after your Diwali celebrations, the best gift to give your loved ones is some authentic, organic tea. Ka Sha Teas are the perfect amalgamation of good taste, aroma and nutrients. Sourced from the Umsing region of Meghalaya, these top quality organic teas are a perfect balance of taste and aroma along with a variety of health benefits. This delightful range includes green tea, black tea, oolong tea, a tea infuser, diyas and a customised greeting card.
Price Rs 1,000
Pamper your taste buds
Foodhall is all set to raise the bar with an all-new range of gifting options. The Nutty Delights and Truffle Hamper are sure to make your gifting experience unique. But, we loved the Celebration Hamper, which includes treats such as Foodhall Specials Gummies, Bustaan Barbeque Almonds, Terra Original, Butter Shortbread, Jules Des Trooper Almond Thins, Cavendish Sour Cherry Drops, Marou Faiseurs de Chocolate, Belgian Truffle Fantasy Filling, Mackays Berry Preserve, Guacamole Style Dip and Ferrero Rocher.
Price Rs 6,100
Where Foodhall, 3rd Floor, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Why should girls have all the fun?
The Bro Code Gift Set is a wonderful gifting solution for the festive season. Complete with pocket squares, lapel pins, cufflinks and elegant packaging, this makes for the perfect gift to get your brother, father or your male friend looking more dapper.
Price Rs 3,997
Scoops of joy!
It’s time to indulge your loved ones, so move on from the quintessential mithais, chocolates and dry fruits to something more contemporary with London Dairy’s beautifully curated Gift Box. This special box can store ice-creams for close to three hours without melting, and coupled with
an assortment of best-selling international flavours such as Strawberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Mocha Almond Fudge, Mango Sorbet and Chocolate Brownie Delight, they are the gifting option for the season!
Price Rs 800