When I was turning the leaflets of the calendar, a big ‘Oh God!’ came out of my mouth inadvertently. My mom turned around to see if I have seen a Lizard. I covered it up saying that in fact, it was and just got out of sight. I saw that it is already October, isn’t time to pull the socks up and place order to send Diwali gifts online.
It is not exactly raining but it is not so cool either. I just don’t like to tire myself. Moreover, the traffic in the festive time is unbearable. You need to win a battle each day before you reach home. I am not very much into online shopping but I wanted to give it a chance. I sat down in front of the PC to get some Diwali gift ideas. Before I confuse myself with the options, it is better I categorize the people and gifts. In our house, we have elders and youngsters given gifts to each other. So, I need to get gifts for everyone in the house.
Gifts – For whom and what!
After a thorough search in all the gift portals, I have selected a few. I will now categorize them as to whom I can gift it. Diwali is a festival of lights and sweets and thus I started my pick from that.
The ‘lady of the house’, my mother is such a cook-a-holic that you ask her to make anything even in the middle of the night she will get up, pull up her sari and get into the kitchen without wasting a minute. In all these years I haven’t seen her making sweets and savories she likes. I will gift her favorite Lal Sweets Delicious Mysore pak.
The first one is from the trusted band of Haldirams and the second equally delicious Lal Sweets.
2) Lamps and lanterns
Unlike in other households, my house has a different practice in decorating. It is women most of the times, who deck up the house. But here, my father is the one who is interested. He buys anything from the roadside and places it in some prominent place for everyone to see. He makes some lanterns what we call ‘Akashkandil’, all by himself. Many a times we have to like what he makes. In Giftease.com we have good collection of lanterns which look so royal. Diwali and lights are synonymous and thus the choice will be the perfect one.
These are only for instance, the real picture is more appealing.
3) Children’s books
If you find something broken or the power supply interrupted, you should assume that ‘Dexter’ was in his workshop. I am talking about my little brother who makes us believe that he is a Genius. ‘Catch ‘em Young’ is how we make celebrities. Instead of looking for anything as Diwali gifts for brother, I better think of some books: How does it work; Junior encyclopaedia; The wimpy kid- Do it yourself book. Etc.
4) Tempting jewelry
I don’t have a sister like in a typical Hindi movie. But if I had one, I would have gifted her a lovely piece of jewelry. I am so tempted but I am not comfortable wearing such gaudy ones. Stunning jewelry sets are a plenty in this gift portal. The colors and the sheen is simply irresistible.
5) Personalized gifts
If I have to buy something for the entire family then my choice undoubtedly be coasters or any other personalized gifts. I would emboss our childhood photos with the nose running or thumb in the mouth or some memories like that. There are even shot glasses, posters and Personalized family photo frames. Well, it does not matter as far as my pick are Diwali Gift Ideas for Family.
Well, these are the gifts that appealed me and I had made a few things reserved for choosing the gift. first and foremost the gift has to be relevant to the occasion and the next it should not pinch my pocket.
Thank God! I am through with the selection. I will place the order and be relaxed until my get them from the online stores.