The air around this time of the year feels different. A slight nip in the air, festive cheer and of course countless memories going down the memory lane. While celebrations may seem different this year, we must keep our festive cheer intact.
What comes along with the festive season? The season of gifts. Since you might be busy dealing with all that’s crazy in the world right now, we’ve curated a list of gifting options to save you the last minute shopping (read shopping fails):
It’s almost to a sin to not treat yourself to traditional Indian sweets during the festive season. Claiming to be India’s first luxury brand of traditional mithai, Khoya Mithai uses natural ingredients and is re-introducing the original flavours of Indian mithai by using age-old recipes. For the festive season, there comes a range of gifting hampers curated with selected elements such as kesar paan supari, a jasmine candle and a box of meetha paan incense stick.
Pocket pinch: From Rs1,450
The brainchild of Vidhika Batra, Simply Rooted, is a premium, artisanal gourmet brand that focusses on mindful eating and gifting. Born out of the pandemic this year, they have a range of gifting options which are aimed at a healthy living experience. Their gifting range includes protein bites, green teas, handcrafted dips and sauces, organic groceries, seed mix, cookies amid other things. One can also choose from their exotic fruit boxes for a conscious gifting idea.
Pocket pinch: From Rs1,500
For the ones deeply invested in self care, Nature Nest brings a range of options in the form of hair, body and skin care products. All products are made from natural herbs and extracts and are free of parabens, mineral oil and harmful chemicals. For the festive season, the brand is offering organic hampers and gift boxes with available options for customisation. And the best deal? They have close to 300 products to choose from.
Pocket Pinch: From Rs250
Roastery Coffee House
Nothing gets better than topping off a great meal with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. For this festive season, Roastery Coffee, one of the finest artisanal brands in the country, has something for coffee lovers. Their festive gifting pack includes a selection of special edition coffee including the Thick Bed Honey from Balur Estate, the cascara from Thogarihunkal Estate or the Carnic Maceration from Harley Estate, along with two bars of handcrafted chocolates.
Pocket pinch: From Rs1,200
Thoughtfully crafted, the festive gifting hampers from Andaz Hotel promote a sustainable way of living. Comprising of locally sourced items one can choose from from the eco-friendly Diwali hamper, the Festive Box, Sheesham Wood Dry Fruit Box or the Chocolate Box and Artisan Diwali hampers that have different assortments. You can also make a customised hamper by choosing from an array of artisanal products, chocolates and dry fruits. There is a range of artisanal products—Vedic herbs, homemade chocolates etc—that you can curate a personalised hamper from.
Pocket pinch: From Rs450
This year has all been all about well-being and all things green. Keeping in mind the same, Green Sense has a care package in place for all health and fitness enthusiasts. Their various options include Luxury Redefined Hamper with imported sea salts and juniper berries, the Flavoured Finesse including products such as saffron, honey and cardamom and the Secret Ingredient Hamper including spice blends for your bakes and salads.
Pocket pinch: From Rs700
For the ones engaging in a little self care every once in a while, Soulflower has a range of beauty and aromatic festive gift hampers. Their beauty hampers are available in two sets, namely the the Celebrity gift set and the Beauty Elixir gift set. Both the sets have products ranging from perfumes, essential oils, to soaps and herbal masks. Their aromatic hampers also come in three different variants, products which aim for a spa-like experience at home. Essential oils, candles, diffusers all can be found in the aromatic hamper packages.
Pocket pinch: From Rs1,299
For the ones with a sweet tooth, L’opera, the French patisserie has come up with hampers in different sizes and budgets. The idea behind the gift packages, ranging from Diwali sleeves to their popular wooden, pastel-coloured, leather-like baskets, is to combine French chic with Indian traditions. One can choose from their consciously crafted macarons, tea cakes, biscuits, pralines and more. An added bonus is the aesthetic presentation of the packages.
Pocket pinch: From Rs800