Festival reflects the traditional value and background of culture. The commonness of all the festivals is that it celebrates humanity full of colors. Gifts are the core part of any festival. It is rightly said that the excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than its value. These are unique Diwali gift ideas that your friends and relatives would definitely appreciate.
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20 Best Diwali Gift Ideas for friends and family:
1. Idol of Lord Ganpati
To start with, the idol of Lord Ganpati is the best Diwali gift for husband as it represents the good start of any new work and symbolizes the success. It can be kept at the entrance for good luck.
2. Goddess Laxmi Idol
Goddess Laxmi idols can also be gifted as it represents the Goddess of Wealth. An idol of Goddess Laxmi is in itself one of the pure gift items for Diwali. A pair of Laxmi – Ganesh Ji is also counted as one of the best Diwali gifts for family.
3. Box of Mud Lamps
The festival of lights, Diwali symbolizes the line of lights that is oil lamps. A box of mud lamps painted in different colors or a beautiful stand to hold the mud lamps with some peacock design or hands design will look good in any corner of the house for decoration.
4. Floral Torans
Best gift items on Diwali – Everyone decorates their entrance and their doors with ethnic torans (ornamented arch of a gateway). Floral torans made with crystal beads, plastic flowers, plastic leaves will give a perfect look to the Diwali.
5. Tally counter
A string of prayer beads also known as Rosary (Japa Mala) could be one of the best Diwali gift items for religious people. A new version of counting mantra chants can also be gifted, it comes with a small watch-like strap tally counter that can be worn on a finger. It works with a mini battery and a button is pressed every time you complete a mantra.
A small sacred temple of glass, mud, wood or marble is after all culturally the best Diwali gift ideas for friends.
7. Dandiya Sticks
Dandiya sticks represent the swords of Goddess Durga. Decorated dandiya sticks will be very useful for people to attend the Garba nights and cultural functions during the festival celebrations. These could also be the Diwali gifts for kids.
8. Handcrafted Rangoli
Best Diwali gift for wife – Rangoli represents the desire of happiness, which every woman makes on the day of Diwali at their entrance to welcome Goddess Laxmi. Eco – friendly Rangoli colors or readymade Rangoli tiles made of PVC, wood, acrylic sheets can be gifted to make them happy and to save their precious time during hectic days.
9. Wooden Torans
Festival celebration is incomplete without a toran. Various fabric and wooden torans with ethnic and traditional prints such as satwik patterns or beaded torans can also be gifted.
Murals look good on any wall and accepted by all. You can choose the murals of different Gods and Goddesses, which your friends will appreciate receiving.
11. Holy Book Stand
Holy Book Stand or holder to keep and read religious books, which are big and heavy is also one of the best Diwali gift ideas.
12. Wall Lamps
Decorative wall hangings and wall lamps will add delight to the festival celebration and works best as Diwali gifts for family.
13. Puja Thali
Decorated Puja Thali with all the puja material in it will increase the excitement of puja.
14. Gel Diyas
Gel diyas or candles are a much-awaited gift for Diwali. The more you get, the more you want as you want to light up your house endlessly.
15. Religious Books
Religious books with all the puja procedure, religious calendar, and religious songs (bhajans) and Aartis required for the puja will again be the best gift items for Diwali.
Everyone loves garlands, be it of fresh flowers or artificial flowers. These can be used either to decorate the house or can be used in the temple.
17. Divine Box
A platter of divine items can also be considered in the list of best Diwali gifts for friends which contains all the puja accessories such as incense sticks (Agarbatti), Dhoop Cones, its case, stand or holder. Wooden hand carved boxes or holders are in trend.
18. Divine Bell
Bells for mandir also known by the name of Ghanti can also be gifted.
19. Aarti DVD
A pack of bhajan and aarti DVD can also be gifted during Diwali. Melodious bhajan chanting will fill their homes with purely positive and vibrant energy.
20. Shubh Laabh
Puja crafts such as embroidered Shubh Laabh (stuck at the entrance or in the mandir, Goddess Laxmi’s Charan (feet imprints) would be the beautiful and best Diwali gift ideas.
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15 Best Corporate Diwali Gift Ideas
Colleagues and employees are the main assets of any company or organization. Be it promotion, appreciation or any occasion, giving and receiving gifts always give pleasure. It also helps in building a good and long term relationship.
Giving and sharing are caring which gives everyone happiness. Diwali is around the corner and almost everyone is looking for the gifts either for personal or corporate gifting. Have a look at these 15 Best Corporate Gifts for Diwali 2019 which will be appreciated by your colleagues and employees.
A gift is a good gesture that shows you care for them so it should be useful, give smile and impression to the receiver, should not go unnoticed and of course as per your policies. It is rightly said that the excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than its value. So here are some ideas for your reference.
1. Alarm Clock
The first thing required to wake you up in the morning to reach your workplace at the right time is a time widget commonly known as a Clock or wristwatch. I know you must be thinking that who uses watches in this digital world of smartphones, let me remind you that you should use less mobile phones near you while you are sleeping.
2. Coffee Mug – Green Coffee
Coffee mugs are the first love of all. A day without coffee is like something without something. Instead of sweets or chocolates, gift a pack of coffee beans. To make it most healthy you can choose various green coffee options.
Coffee maker could be included in the package as per the budget.
3. Pen Set
A pen is mightier than a sword is a famous saying. It should now be seen as ‘a pen is mightier than digital writing’. The power of writing is much stronger even today. A good pen set can be the best Diwali gift ideas. It could be personalized or a new version of the pen comes with pen drive and stylus.
4. Keychain – Travel Set
When you are ready for your office, you need to reach there by vehicle. Everyone has a personal vehicle, either one or two or more. A good keychain could be gifted. You can make it more useful by buying a keychain with a passport holder and a pen – travel set. Trust me it is really useful.
5. Pen Drive
Pen drives are such a useful commodity, the more you have the more you want. Promotional pen drives arranged in a folder is a good idea for the best Diwali gift ideas.
6. Book Holder/Study Organiser
To remain updated in the corporate world, we need to read daily. So, a book holder would be appreciable to manage the books.
7. Lunch pack
Everyone is using lunch pack for the office. You can opt for this Diwali gift idea.
8. Dry Fruits
To make your colleagues and employees most healthy in this diet-conscious world, choose dry fruits platter or basket of organic food, which is always acceptable and on top of the list of the best Diwali gift ideas.
9. Bamboo Plants
Bamboo plants arranged in a pyramid shape to symbolize success and to reach the top level of a pyramid can be gifted on Diwali.
10. Stress Ball
People are so stressed in their daily lives, a stress ball can be gifted along which is handy and they can carry it anywhere they want.
11. Fitness Accessories
People are so busy in this fast racing world, they do not have time to go to the gym and exercise, you can gift some fitness accessories as per the budget.
Candles, candle holders and idols or murals of God Goddess are useful and the best Diwali gift ideas.
13. Aroma Oils
A gift hamper of aromatic essential oils will give immense pleasure and relaxation to everyone. Car diffusers, room sprays, massage oils, roll on, spray bottles in oil storage box or kit.
14. Himalayan Salt Lamp
Diwali is a festival of lights, let’s give it a healing effect. Himalayan Salt lamps give ambient light which is relaxing and healing. It also works as a calming night light. People will surely include it in their list of the best Diwali gift ideas.
To make it a family gift – home decor items, kitchenware, storage ware, serve ware are the best corporate gifts for Diwali 2019.
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Wish all of you a very Happy and Safe Diwali. May you give and receive the “best wishes for Diwali 2019”!