Hi guys, and good day to all…
As Diwali is round the corner, many of you must have already done your preparations for the festive season. It’s the season of light and to add some more sparkle to your Diwali celebrations, I have put together a few gifting ideas and offers that are available for you to choose from this DIWALI !
This is my first post with gifting ideas for women as well as men, and hope you enjoy the article as much as I did putting it together for you.
I’ve divided this post into two parts, first part shares 5 gift ideas available on different sites for you & your family. While in the second half, I will share with you a few of my “exclusively for men” picks this Diwali.
- Makeup and skin care essentials
This Diwali give your near & dear ones a great surprise! Beauty and Makeup essentials are always on a girl’s mind and for a festival like Diwali, you can definitely give your lady buddy her favorite shade of lipstick or her favorite kohl.
Nykaa is my go to website for my makeup and skin care purchases online.
This may not be something new to you but this Diwali, Nykaa offers a 40% off on various Makeup & Skin care brands like Lakme, Neutrogena, Biotique, L’Oreal and Nykaa Cosmetics as well.
Nykaa deals in several brands which were initially not available in India. My personal favorites – MAC, NYX and Face shop, which have an ample of choice in makeup & skin care for you.
MAC Cosmetics have lovely shades available, starting from INR 1500 while NYX has some products available on a discount. I’ve recently purchased the “stay matte but not flat” liquid foundation and 2 full coverage concealers from NYX and got myself a professional makeup selfie light free with that purchase.
- Upgrade your household with Label Life
Get a dose of luxury into your home with the best of Household items specially styled by Sussanne Khan.
The Household collection from Label Life will help lift up the style quotient of your home and add to festivities of the Diwali celebration. The Home category offers incredible gift boxes that you can purchase for friends & family. Wooden serving dish set, decorative vase, cushions, lanterns are some examples to look forward to as Gifts. My favorite is the Copper Bath Gift Box Set. If you’re confused, you can opt for a gift card to send to your friends, so they can buy what they need from the site for the stated value.
- Zara is now online:
As it’s now officially out that Zara is now online and shipping to all of India, states like Goa where Zara has no retail presence, are enjoying this high and making quick purchases of their favorite brand.
After looking through the Zara Site, I came across a few special price pieces which are pretty cool and promising as a Gift for anyone who is brand conscious
I’ve loved the quality of Zara clothing and this season I would totally recommend a Zara item as a gift for adults and kids. They have ample options to choose from, a one stop shop for your full family. So get clicking and shopping!
- Accessories – A Girl’s Bestie
So i’m a big fan of delicate jewellery that is affordable and easy to carry. My go to stores for Accessories are a mix of Forever 21, KOOVS and sometimes SHEIN as well. Sunglasses, Bags and Jewellery are available in abundance here and you pick your favorites from the latest trending designs and styles available.
Lately I’ve also browsed through a few newly set up boho style jewellery stores.
Here are a few of my recommendations :
- aneko fashion on facebook + instagram
- the hype official – Website + Instagram
- niyathi_jewellery – on instagram
- stylefiesta.com : website +instagram
- Surprise yourself with a Gift Box
Why not give yourself a gift this Diwali? I have come across this website and thought this is very good gifting option that one can explore for oneself and his/ her family.
So Stylecracker.com is a website which is a personal stylist for men and women, which curates a box of goodies for you based on a budget, offering apparels according to your body type, your style.
How it works? Well firstly, they ask you to select your budget, then ask you a few questions to understand your style preferences. The style cracker rep calls you to get a better understanding of what you need as per your style and once that’s done, the stylist will curate the box for you.
Once you receive the box you can go through it and see if the stuff is as per your liking, if not, you can return certain items that you weren’t happy with without any further question.
This works well if you want to get some expert advice and great style in a set budget!
Check out the Site here: https://www.stylecracker.com/
Exclusive gift ideas for Men:
As I’d mentioned in the beginning of my post, I’m including a section specific to Men’s gift Ideas. I’ve put together a few options that are exclusively for men and I’ve looked up stuff that’s specifically available as part of the festive offers online!
So below are 5 best gifting options for Men based on brand & affordability.
- The right scent
I am a Davidoff fan when it comes to women’s and men’s Perfumes which is not super expensive but also smells very good! Check the link out for more details.
There are other brands like Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Men Eau De Toilette which is about INR 5000 but worth it.
I was looking up some gifting options for my male friends and came across this brand on Nykaa which seemed very interesting and needed to share the deets with you.
Beardo is a men’s grooming brand– strictly for men! As quoted by them. It has products like beard oil for the many men I know who obsess over their beard hair. I would definitely gift this one to my guy friends.
- The Black Box Co
A cool website with cool gifting options for men. Their motto as mentioned on their site is, and I quote… “ no flowers, no photos no ribbons – Basically no frills” .
When it comes to gifting men, we women run out of options after a point and it’s difficult to keep it unique. Here at Black Box Co, they have made the search simpler with the different categories to browse through and select the choice of gift you seem fit. Go check it out and don’t forget to tell me all about your experience : www.theblackboxco.com
- Men love their toys
If you have some gadget freak friends who love to try new tech, then websites like Gadget guru, Happily Unmarried and Hit Play are some sites that have a mix of gadgets, tech tools and some cool utility tools for men.
To mention a few, I liked the Smartfish Travel Organizer Pro Gadget Case for organizing electronics accessories when you’re on the move. The Bluetooth Earphones were my favorite as they are light and wireless, just wear them like a earplug and you could go anywhere and take your music along ! Apt for the fitness savvy. Amazon too has some great Bar Sets and Fitness gadgets.
- Instant Photographs
If you like capturing memories and want to have instant pics in minutes, then Amazon.in has 2 great products which are highly trending in the gadget world. If your bestie enjoys photography this would make a great Diwali gift !
- HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer – This compact printer fits into your bag, so you can create 5 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 inches) stickable snapshots of your diwali festivity moments. The Sprocket is available in three color options and prices at about INR 9000/-
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera – The mini 9 is a upgrade to the mini 8 with a selfie mirror. You can check your framing with the mirror next to the lens. Not very complex to use and preset settings are available on the camera.. You can check out the product details on the official website : http://www.fujifilm.com/products/instant_photo/cameras/instax_mini_9 and purchase it on www.amazon.in
I hope this article will help you with deciding what to buy for folks & friends this season and Do leave your comments / feedback below !
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