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Your search for the lip-smacking and mouth-watering Diwali gift ends right here!

This feature is part of Diwali Gifting Series (Part II of IV).

Suman Prasad

Diwali is the festival of lights and is often associated with fireworks and decorations. But the celebrations are absolutely incomplete without the sweets and other lip-smacking snacks. Earlier, people used to get together and prepare array of sweets and share with their loved ones as a gift. Today, with the change in lifestyle and the busy schedules, people often look out for the innovative gift boxes that serves the purpose of tradition and celebration.

With festive season in full swing, we are all confused for choice when it comes to gifting our loved ones something special. Which is why, we have rounded up the most exciting gifting ideas for all your family and friends which ranges from sweets to dry fruits to luxury chocolates to even the healthier options.

Fusion of Traditional and Contemporary by Mad Over Donuts

Over the years, Diwali sweets have gotten predictable and boring. So Mad Over Donuts, decided to shake things up with its refreshing Diwali donuts! They have curated an exiting Diwali Box that comprises 9 mouth-watering donuts that will perfectly complement the Diwali atmosphere:

Motichoor Donut: The goodness of motichoor laddoos, melted into a donut. Prepared from ladoo ganache, this is the flavor of the season!

Kaju Katli Donut: The classic Indian sweet in a surprising new avatar, made with love from Kaju Katli ganache.

Soanpapdi Donut: Melt-in-mouth, flaky deliciousness!

Milk Cake Donut: The heavenly coming-together of milk cake and donut!

Gulab Jamun Donut: For everyone who thought gulab jamuns couldn’t get better, you’ve got to see how they just did!

Choco Bomb: The wildly popular chocolate-on-overdrive donut.

Double Trouble: The perfect union of milk and dark chocolate.

Divine Crush: Dipped in milk chocolate and topped with Gems!

Dark Knight: Perhaps Mad Over Donuts most popular flavor, this one is for all seasons!

Limited Edition Gift Sets by Starbucks

It is a cliché but who doesn’t love chocolates, right? This makes chocolates one of the most popular gifting options on any occasions and Diwali is no exception. Taking a cue from this, Starbucks has exclusive Limited-Edition Gift Sets featuring delicious cocoa-filled confections packed with the flavours of Coffee, Hazelnut, Strawberry White, Pistachio White, Caramel Peanut Dark and Vanilla Mint Dark.

Available in two sizes and two designs – Cocoa sense and Cocoa Treasure – this decadent assortment is rich in flavour, texture, density and is every gourmand’s delight.

Special Diwali Hamper by JW Marriott Chandigarh 

Promoting the spirit of sharing and spreading the festive cheer with loved ones, JW Marriott in Chandigarh has come up with a unique gifting hamper that has been handpicked and crafted especially for surprising your loved ones and business associates.

With a scrumptious mix of handcrafted chocolates, macaroons, cookies, cakes, muffins and dry fruits amongst other delectable delights, JW Marriott’s Diwali hamper is available in four exclusive variants and price points.

  • Diwali Hamper (JW Premium) – INR 2816
  • Diwali Hamper (JW Deluxe) – INR 1792
  • Diwali Chocolate Box — INR 544
  • Diwali Macaroon Box — INR 472

The hampers are currently available at the Special Diwali Festivity Desk in the lobby with all samples displayed in full glory.

Cornitos Nuts Delight

Food is an important part of any celebration. It brings people together. And what better gift to give and receive than a perfectly curated gourmet box of premium dry fruits. This festival season, Cornitos brings Nuts Delight Gift Pack, specially curated gourmet box of premium, assorted Nuts and Seeds.

Gift yourself & others a healthy treat of Nuts Delight (Salted Roasted Almonds, Crack Pepper Roasted Cashews, Wasabi Coated Green Peas, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Salted, Hot & Spicy Coated Green Peas) and make your celebration bigger, better & healthier.

Price: Rs 195

Availability: It is available in all Retail outlets across India.

Luxury Tea Hampers by TGL Co. 

Festive season is around the corner and TGL Co. (The Good Life Company), a luxury tea brand known for its exotic tea blends from around the world has launched a special gifting collection. TGL Co. lets you customize the flavors from the range of teas and gift your loved ones some of the most exotic flavors from across the world! You can choose your flavours and personalise on the top of the box by electroplating it with a name for a personalized gifting experience.

One can choose the BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUET which is a trendy hot pink cover adorned with tiny embellishments in gold and a delicate ornamental tassel encompasses a selection of teas in luxe gold caddies and a tea infuser. Elegant overtone of the box makes it an ideal gift for your girl.

If you are the one who likes to explore and go on an expedition, then simply opt for the ECLECTIC EXPEDITION – which is lined with suave leather on the periphery, the box resembling a suitcase is a perfect souvenir to accompany the newlyweds on their voyage of love. It accommodates an assortment of teas to match the mood and a nifty teapot to brew the drink of amour.

And if innovative ceremonial invitations is something you are confused with, then ENCHANTING ENSEMBLE will be the right pick for you. One can unlock the ornate chest of liquid gold shining bright in opulent orange with its pastel accomplice at the bottom adorned in gold to behold the four enchanting tea blends and a charming tea infuser. Apt for innovative ceremonial invitations that none can resist.

If you are a tea connoisseur and like your teas straight and want to continue the tradition of gifting the same ahead then pick the CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC. They are the Connoisseurs of everything classic, and to them, only tea is of the essence. For those who revere tea, this elegant trunk carved of wood with hints of gold on the rim is the ultimate memento with a medley of 9 luxurious tea blends to satiate their yearning for liquid wisdom.

  • Bridesmaids Bouquet: 1,749/-
  • Eclectic Expedition: 5,799/-
  • Enchanting Ensemble: 2,699
  • Contemporary Classic: 5,099

Handcrafted Granola by Sustenance Foods

Talking about a gift which is unique, healthy and tasty at the same time – Sustenance Foods, with the belief that that thoughtful gifts connects people and transforms relationships, have introduced handcrafted granola. It is gluten free, packed with nuts & seeds, 100% natural and sweetened with locally sourced organic honey.

Whether for a special individual or volume gifting, Sustenance work closely with individuals or corporate to design unique gifts perfect for every occasion. The extensive menu includes Granola, Preserves & Jam, Organic Coffee, Cookies, Biscotti, Honey, Tea Cake, Flavored Nuts, Crackers and Indulgent Treats.

  • Chocolate Granola- Rs. 450/-
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Granola- Rs. 450/-
  • Cranberry Pistachio Granola- Rs. 400/-
  • Fig Walnut Granola- Rs. 400/-

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