So after Dhanteras dates and things to buy as your zodiac ideas we have to collect our thoughts and gear up for the Deepawali on Sunday quick. After all Diwali is not only festival of lights but also festival of happiness. The same old nook and corners look extraordinary with all those glittering lights , the first winterish air blows chirply and there’s something stunning about bursting crackers and eating homemade sweets with friends and family. These days it’s almost impossible to spend time with your people carefree so this makes this one day when we meet our friends,family,relative and even share our happiness with all sort of people around us from a safaiwala to our beloved maid very special. I feel this one festival is also celebrations of relationships in our lives. Exchanging gifts is integral part of this festival of lights. So here are few more gifting ideas which doesn’t cost you a fortune but definitely bring smile to your beloved all the while not making a hole in your pocket.
Candles and diya
Candles and diyas make perfect gift for this festival of lights and are not very costly too. You can put a little efforts from your side and turn these symbols of diwali into a very memorable gifts which will warm your friends hearts.
Candlesticks and Lampshades
Candlesticks and lampshades make lovely gift items and would always find space in the receivers house even after the diwali is long gone. You can also buy some simple terracotta or plain candlesticks and can decorate it with beads and crystal using your own imagination and provide it a personal touch. It will always deliver the message that ‘I do care for you’.
Terracotta items are wonderful items of gifting and even for decorating your own place. They are traditional, beautiful and handmade. Also if you buy these ‘made in india’ stuffs then you are surely helping some people celebrating their diwali in a better manner. Pack them carefully and add a little artistic touch of yours by ribbons and customised gift tags before gifting them away. Terracotta wall hangings and paintings are also nice ideas.
Chocolates are all time favourite gifts and have replaced traditional sweets recently. When in doubt just buy chocolates and gift them away. They spread the same sweetness as sweets, doesn’t stale and durable. A piece of chocolate also warms you up in cold winters and equally loved by all the family members. Though I’d suggest you to gift handmade chocolates and you can also keep them in traditional dry fruit boxes to provide it a contemporary look. You can also keep some chocolate pieces in a basket on your centre table to offer it to your guests when you wish them happy diwali and greet them.
Decorative Puja Thalis
These are also one great way of gifting on diwali. Decorate a steel or brass thali in a very diwali way with beads,crystals,pearls and laces. Then you can also hand paint it and stick few small diya stands or candlesticks onto it.
Dry fruits are among the popular choices and make a very elegant diwali gift. It’s perfect for your work place colleagues and bosses. They are easily available in market in different decorative packaging and wraps.
A basket full of goodies is an awesome diwali gift. Assorted chocolates, juice bottles, cookies, dry fruits,chips,nachos and everything else which you think your friend will like can be kept in a beautiful cane or any other decorative baskets . Some ribbon work and a diwali wish tag and it’s good to go.
And yes lit a diya for our soldiers too who are fighting hard and dying everyday at the borders this festive season. and if you are still confused how to do it then follow this link Sandesh2Soldiers this diwali: A tribute to Indian Army
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