Pratishtha Rana & Husein Haveliwala

Diwali is more than just a festival of lights. It is an occasion to share, surprise and indulge in the luxury of the finer things in life. For this celebratory season, LuxeBook curates a list of scrumptious treat hampers, fashion-forward footwear, exquisite jewellery, chic home décor, and party-starting spirits that make for the best Diwali gifts for the near and dear ones!

FOOD

1. Teabox- Indian heritage series

Crafted with love for the tea aficionados, Teabox’s Diwali gifting options are flavourful and decor worthy. The collection includes tea sets, tea tools and an exquisite range of teas like Summer Muscatel black tea, Chamomile green tea, Hibiscus lush tisane, Mountain Rose black tea and Fruity teas with notes of mango, strawberry, orange, pineapple and nuts. The entire Diwali curation by Teabox is themed Indian Heritage and can be customised too.

Availability: In-store (Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune) and online

2. Diwali With Marriott

From Marriott International Inc., the Diwali With Marriott hamper box adds a five-star quotient to your gifts this season, having been specially curated by the company’s South Asia division Culinary Director Chef Himanshu Taneja. The treats include a handcrafted melange of all-time Diwali favourites and contemporary creations such as some lip-smacking laddoos; artisanal chocolates; honey and chocolate-coated florentines; delicious health bars; an assortment of cookies like the red velvet cookie and nankhatai; pecan tarts; dark chocolate disks; and a selection of bonbons in flavours like blueberry-lime, raspberry-balsamic, jamun and black olive-sea salt.

Availability: At more than 25 Marriott properties across 9 Indian cities.

3. La Folie & Nishka Lulla

Sweet treats and fashionable designs, nothing defines the festive season better. And with this hamper, La Folie’s owner and pastry chef Sanjana Patel and fashion designer Nishka Lulla bring these worlds together. Lulla’s design flair is seen in the hamper’s packaging and she also developed the flavours of the chocolates jointly with Patel. The hamper consists of one box of assorted pralines and ganaches; a rose, cardamom and pink peppercorn dark chocolate bar; and a mango, caramel and Naga chili dark milk chocolate bar.

Availability: In-store (La Folie/Foodhall, Mumbai) and online on Scootsy

FOOTWEAR

1. Payal Singhal & Paio 

Make a statement with a thoughtfully selected Diwali gift this year. The limited-edition festive collaboration between Payal Singhal and PAIO gives us 16 gorgeous shoe styles designed as mules, sandals, juttis and block heels. Funky embroidery, tassels, beads and appliques in corals, pastels and bright colours summarise this festive range.

Availability: In-store (Paio, Mumbai) and online 

2. Jivan – Veruschka by Payal Kothari

Bringing a Western shoe structure and an Asian embroidery together, this pair of cream-coloured loafers is the ideal gift for a special man in your life. Handcrafted by Indian artisans, classy suede on a one-inch block heel plays canvas to intricate bronze piping and zardozi work.

Availability: In-store (Mumbai) and online 

3. Rangrez collection by Mayyur Girotra 

Dapper and blooming with colours, these loafers take inspiration from the culturally rich land of Kutch. Mayyur Girotra has used fine resham threads and a classic Kutch embroidery technique to craft this footwear, making it a unique pick this gifting season.

Availability: Instagram

JEWELLERY

1. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla & Saboo jewellery

Let traditional jewellery take lead this season as a gifting option for your loved ones or simply as a token of love for yourself. Designed by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and crafted by the jewellery label Saboo, this festive collection features meenakari, polki, rubies and diamonds, which are set elegantly on bangles, earrings and rings. Every piece is a treasure for years to come.

Availability: In-store (Mumbai) and online on Instagram

2. Falguni Mehta Jadau collection

The Indian jewellery designer presents a dazzling line of jhumkis, mang tikas, neckpieces, kadas, rings, and more, to gift jewellery lovers. Gold, uncut diamonds, Basra pearls and other gemstones highlight gracefully in these pieces. A master of the jadau technique in jewellery, Mehta’s new collection is regal-looking with a traditional-modern balance, making it a perfect match with a sari, a gown or a fusion ensemble.

Availability: In-store (Mumbai), by appointment only.

3. Glass jewellery by Glass Sutra

India’s first public access glass art studio is now offering handmade, bespoke glass jewellery in a collection known as Gappei. Made from delicate, raw glass using the table blown technique, one can explore eye-catching rings, neckpieces and earrings.

Availability: Instagram

DÉCOR

1. Seetu Kohli Home – Ralph Lauren Home

Extend your décor sensibilities through your Diwali gifts this year. For the season of sparkles and lights, Seetu Kohli Home has dazzling Diwali accents from Ralph Lauren Home. Pick from gold-toned candle vessels, crystal holders, diffusers and scented candles, which come packaged with a luxurious finish.

Availability: In-store (New Delhi and Doha) and online 

2. Sabyasachi for Thomas Goode

The legacy of a 200-year-old brand Thomas Goode Co. meets India’s coveted fashion designer Sabyasachi for a bespoke collection of gifts that spell extravagance. Explore finely crafted and rich in design glassware, table linen, decorative plates and tableware which makes for memorable festive gifts.

Availability: In-store (Thomas Goode in The Oberoi, Mumbai)

3. BYAH collection by Kaunteya

The luxury tableware brand is known for its emphasis on Indian heritage, and its newest collection for the festive season Byah – A bond of Seven Promises uses the Rajasthani style of Phad painting. A regal choice for festive gifting, this collection of crockery and cutlery illustrates the rituals and anecdotes of an Indian wedding, using the classy colour scheme of black and gold.

Availability: Online 

SPIRITS

1. Pernod Ricard, Jameson Caskmates

Be the discerning gift-giver this Diwali by choosing some fine spirits, one like Jameson Caskmates, an Irish whiskey blend by Pernod Ricard India. The long bottle flaunts an elegant green tone. The whiskey bursts with crisp, floral notes influenced from the Irish craft beer barrels it has been stored in. This exclusive palate makes Caskmates a classic, handy Diwali present to surprise spirit enthusiasts with.

Availability: Select-bars and retail outlets across Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune and Chennai.

2. Moët & Chandon Imperial Dome

Raise a toast to Diwali with your family and friends by gifting them the new edition of Moet Chandon’s Moët Imperial Dome. The champagne is a distinct blend of fruitiness and tasteful maturity of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. The bottle is wrapped in a glossy-matte gold texture and shows off the redesigned logo with a highlighted ‘I’.

Availability: In-stores (Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru)

3. Hennessy Very Special

Most celebrations have that one drink that transforms the atmosphere into a real party. And with the reputed brand of Hennessy, this comes in the form of a golden elixir called Hennessy Very Special. A strong drink, the VS has hints of spice and woodiness. Mostly aged in new French oak barrels, the cognac gets its toasty, vanilla, caramelised notes. Whether you relish it neat, over ice or in a mixed drink; you’ll know you’re drinking to something that is very special!

Availability: In-stores (Mumbai and New Delhi)

EXPERIENCE

1. 1010 The Nail Spa

Score a perfect ten by gifting a 1010 nail spa experience to the women in your family and friend circle. Set up with cutesy, colour on white interiors, the nail salon offers spa manicures and pedicures, nail art in acrylic and gel colours, foot reflexology, threading and eyebrow tinting. Rest assured, even the 5 to 8-year-old girls at your home can indulge in Diwali pampering sessions here at 1010 spa that offers thorough nail care for every age group.

Availability: In Mumbai and Delhi

2. The Relaxation Tote by The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts

A specially curated experience for the spa lovers, the relaxation tote is an invigorating gift this Diwali. This ultra-premium package includes a utility bag from Crabtree and Evelyn, a Yukata robe, luxe slippers along with a massage voucher to avail at The Leela’s luxury spas across India.

Availability: Pan India

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