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Busy and no time to go shop? Simple - just order your Diwali gifts online from this list of sustainable women led business that promise joy!
The festival of lights is almost here, and to some of us, that means scouting for the most unique gifts for our friends and family. But fret not – you neither need a trip to crowded marketplaces nor need to worry about the hassle of lugging your loot back home. We did the homework and have curated a list of some great options to buy Diwali gifts online.
We had asked you to tag women-led businesses in India on this Instagram post. The responses showed us how gifting has evolved beyond the usual Mithai dabbas, with options to suit every imaginable taste.
These businesses are also mostly sustainable, so you can be assured of not adding to the planet’s woes. They also ship pan India, making it very easy for you to buy Diwali gifts online and send goodies to your loved ones across the country.
What is Diwali without some indulgence? Here are some gift hampers that are sure to add a sweet touch to your celebrations.
Parisserie offers handcrafted desserts that are elegant, fresh, and indulgent. The business is run by bakers trained in French Patisserie, Farah Shroff and Nayantara Thomas. They offer Diwali hampers with the most decadent baked goodies that are sure to impress. You can check one such hamper here.
Confection Connection By Kanupriya offers a multitude of Diwali boxes filled with an assortment of baked goodies, chocolates, diyas, and festive lights. Their handpicked assortment comes in tastefully decorated dainty baskets, that can be repurposed easily. Our favourite is the unique lightning chocolate box, filled with chocolates that look like tiny little crackers.
The Huda Bar was started with the aim to promote healthy and conscious eating while on the go. Their founders Huda Masood and Prathiba Parth are very mindful of the organic label and promise clean ingredients, devoid of preservatives or additives. They have multiple Diwali hampers filled with goodies like nut butters, granola bars, and herbal teas, that come in a beautiful package with a Diya.
Butterfly Ayurveda by Akshi Khandelwal offers a niche range of products that include Ayurvedic teas, herbal infusions, Ayurvedic medicines, and herbal supplements. They also have an Ayurveda-inspired bakery that develops freshly baked cookies and cakes.
Their entire product range is focused on helping people with lifestyle-related ailments. Their Diwali hampers that come encased in a pine wood basket are truly unique, with items like diabetic friendly cookies and Masala Chai.
One can never go wrong gifting Diyas or candles for Diwali. If you are looking for something more than an earthen Diya, you have plenty of options to choose from.
Swati Iyer is a Resin artist, who runs Swara Art Creations offers gorgeous tealight holders in vibrant designs. She also makes resin accessories like hairclips, necklaces, and wall décor. Each product is handmade and customized as per your preference. Here are some sparkling, colourful tealight holders she offers for Diwali.
Lumicent Candles by Shreya Sawant has every imaginable option if you are looking for candles – Beeswax, Soy Wax, Paraffin, Jar Candles, and Floral Candles just to name a few. They are designer, soot-free, and completely customizable. The Diwali hampers come with your choice of scented candles in a velvet box, along with sweets if you wish to customize and add them.
Crafty Cartel by Sakshii Singhania offers Diya sets that come with exquisite, hand-painted rangoli plates. Some of their products are truly unique and are your best bet if you are looking for a product that will elevate your Diwali décor to the next level.
Quire Studio by Jesmin Ahmed is an aesthetic, sustainable, and handcrafted lifestyle brand with gender-neutral, budget statement pieces. Their product range includes jewelry, artisanal candles, and home-decor pieces. Our favorite was the Motichoor Laddoo candles (they’re so real that you might eat them!). Also Look out for some unique scents like Spiced Pumpkin and Wood Smoked Bourbon in their product range.
Hiiorgganiks by Chetna offers organic and natural candles without petroleum derivatives. Check out their handcrafted candles and wax sachets that come filled with some truly exquisite scents like tea tree, lemon, cinnamon, coffee, and lavender.
If you love a thoughtfully curated gift box with assorted items, you should definitely check out these options.
At Lush & Rapt, founded by Tanvi Bothara, the focus is to create joyful and stylish products that include categories across home décor and lifestyle. Their Diwali boxes are as versatile as it can get with options including exotic chocolates, premium coffee blends, nuts, incense cones, and tealight holders.
Soul Dreams by Deepika Vasani and Sameeksha Shetty brings to you planters & carefully curated artisan products from different corners of India. Their selective range of products aims to promote craftsmanship and art from different parts of India. If you are looking for last-minute gifting options, their cute mandala basket is your perfect Diwali gift!
If you are someone who loves to give gifts but hate the idea of generating waste in the process, these sustainable hampers are the best fit for you!
Gift Green India by Mansi Shah aims to help people shift their ideas from conventional gifts to eco-friendly gifts which will last for longer than other gifts. For example, we love their upcycled bunting made from scrap pieces of fabric that will make for a stunning Thoran. Their Diwali special kits include items like Gobar diyas, Incense cones, seed patakhas, among other natural products.
Organic Mind by Priya Shetiye offers an extensive range of products for skincare, lifestyle, beauty, and food. Their Diwali hampers include self-care products, eatables, spices and snacking titbits, toiletries, and devotional products that are organic and eco-friendly.
Bare Necessities by Sahar Mansoor is a zero-waste social enterprise that strives to make zero waste the norm, and not the exception. Their Diwali hampers include little bundles with natural skincare and cleaning kits if you want to give someone a nudge to start their zero-waste journey.
The festive season means people want to look their very best. We’ve got a few natural skin and hair care products from small businesses that will make for a great Diwali gift!
Yellow Tent by Deepthi Tanikella is a 100 % Organic and Vegan brand bringing to you the best of traditional ingredients through their handcrafted goodness. Their products are Unisex and are made from scratch at home. Check out their cute little Diwali baskets that come with skincare essentials like lip balms, scrubs, sunscreens, and soaps without any chemicals.
JadiBeauty by Sneha Acharekar brings to you the perpetual freshness of Indian herbs and blends of herbal essential oils in their purest form. They take pride in keeping their skin and hair solutions completely free of chemicals, artificial fragrances, or anything synthetic. Check out their Diwali hamper here.
Anahata Organic by Radhika Talati offer solutions for Indic, holistic, and natural living through handcrafted products that enhance physical, mental, and spiritual health all at once. Their special Mandala box for Diwali is customizable and has skincare products that go beyond the basic.
Koza Care by Deepti Kapoor Juneja manufactures and deals in affordable luxury skincare range for one’s daily requirements. It is 100% handmade and natural. They have Diwali hampers that can be customized with your choice of products. This hamper with fruit-flavored scrubs and body wash is one such.
Heranya Crochet Art by Hema Gopinathan and Ranu Prashant makes some vividly coloured apparel, throws, and more with crochet, which combine exquisite handwork with great fashion sense. Take a look at this beautiful crocheted necklace or this designer bag for example, it would for a perfect Diwali gift, adding a beautiful personal touch.
Crochet and Colours by Chanjeev Kaur creates contemporary crochet clothing for modern women with Anchor cotton thread for everyday use. They have shrugs, saree blouses, tank tops, and much more with crochet yarn work. They are also customizable, making it a thoughtful Diwali gifting option. One such is this stunning bee-inspired jacket that is truly a labour of love.
The right piece of accessory can really elevate your entire look. If you aren’t sure of a person’s clothing size, a fashion accessory like a bag or earring is the next best choice for a Diwali gift.
House of Zonira, founded by Paromita brings you contemporary silver jewellery that is understated yet edgy. Using raw and polished semi-precious stones, we bring you pieces that are simple yet oozing with personality, because minimal does not have to mean boring. We love their classy danglers, as well as these one-of-a-kind open style silver bangles with semi-precious stones.
On the other hand, if you love chunky, ethnic jewellery to pair with your festive wear, Morpankh Jewels by Dixita Hergir has a Diwali sale that brings stunning statement pieces at affordable rates. Check out their Instagram highlights listing pieces on sale, one of which is this stunning glass necklace.
Jhola Craft by Sunita Hatte is a homegrown brand of thoughtful bags and accessories. Crafted in small batches with fine pure cotton fabric, they come in vibrant colours and prints, coordinating perfectly with your Indian outfits.
Take a look at their quilted slings for example – we’re sure you won’t find one like this in the bazaar, as each piece is handcrafted and designed to stand out. Use their Diwali coupon code DIWALI22 to avail of a flat 10% discount.
Zaz&Co founded by Zahra deals in vintage leather products like bags, wallets etc. They aim to provide luxury & long-lasting products at reasonable prices. Their bags are made by Rajasthani Artisans & are totally classics that will outlive trends. Our bags are veg-tanned & completely handcrafted. Their festive collection is for those who love the little details. Their Diwali sale is ongoing until the end of October.
Lvl99 by Simmran Singh is a homegrown, vegan and sustainable brand that focuses on creating something for everyone. With some slick designs off the catwalk, from slings to totes, they’ve got it all. Check out these dazzling festive season picks that will make a perfect Diwali gift.
Craftika by Kanika Jain specialises in handcrafted paper accessories. Our idea to make paper jewellery was borne from the pain one faces wearing big metal jewellery. Their accessories are completely customizable, lightweight, and waterproof. These pretty festive special studs are beautiful and one of a kind. They have a special Diwali offer with free shipping and rendering from their Diwali gifts online beyond certain amounts.
Chrimiss Designs by Christina Fernandez offers assorted items like Fun stationery, Hand-painted bags, Natural skincare & other Handmade knick-knacks. Check out some of these unique Diwali gifts online.
If you know someone who collects cute little stationery, head to The Stationery Freaks. They have a gifting option for every budget, with free shipping beyond INR499 as a Diwali offer. Here’s a sneak peek of some of their unique picks. This page is run by Khyati Barchha, who followed her love for stationery items and turned it into a business.
This Diwali, do your part to promote these women-led businesses and be a part of their success story, while making your gifts special and unique, by ordering from these Diwali gifts online. Wishing you all a happy, joyful Diwali!
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As he stood in front of his door, Nishant prayed that his wife would be in a better mood. The baby thing was tearing them apart. When was the last time he had seen his wife smile?
Veena got into the lift. It was a festival day, and the space was crammed with little children dressed in bright yellow clothes, wearing fancy peacock feather crowns, and carrying flutes. Janmashtami gave her the jitters. She kept her face down, refusing to socialize with anyone.
They had moved to this new apartment three months ago. The whole point of shifting had been to get away from the ruthless questioning by ‘well-wishers’.
“You have been married for ten years! Why no child yet?”
I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
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