Mehendi lage ke rakhna, doli saja ke rakhna! Ok, I’m totally in the mehendi feel right now since my cousin’s ceremony is scheduled in just about a month! We’ve finalized on a mehendi design and the ceremony playlist too is being taken care of. The only thing yet to be sealed are the giveaways for all the pretty ladies attending the do. So my cousin and I sat down for a good 2 hours to come up with some exciting mehendi gift ideas and here’s all that we have! Take a look!
1. Gota jewellery
It’s like the mehendi thing right now! From brides to guests to giveaways, gota has dominated the wedding scene and we are loving every bit of these pretty, little things. From gota rings to haathphools, earrings to bangles, the options are endless. You can request your local tailor to make you these or do check out Nino’s creations for some fabulous pieces. Image: Ninos_creations on Instagram
2. Colourful potlis
Potlis are my weakness! I just love them. Embroidered potlis, potlis with mirror work, pop coloured, printed, there’s a whole lot out there. Potlis are easily available and you could score a good deal at a local wholesale market of your city. Check out Amazon for some great options! You could fill these up with goodies like chocolates or even just leave a cute ‘thank you’ note inside.Image: Bespoke_ozels on Instagram
3. Henna cookies!
Kuch mitha ho jaye! A box of henna inspired cookies seems like just the perfect way to thank everyone who came to bless the bride on her mehendi ceremony. It’s pretty, it’s well thought of, it’s yummy and can be enjoyed by the entire family. Contact MADE@HOME for per kg prices. You can even check with other bakers for more variations.Image: The Big Fat Indian Wedding on Instagram
4. Phulkari dupatta
I don’t know of a single woman who isn’t a fan of phulkari. A phulkari dupatta is like a wardrobe must-have and the ladies are going to love receiving these gorgeous colourful chunaris. Jalandhar is the best place to score authentic phulkari dupattas at wholesale price, however local shops in Chandni Chowk too have great options. If you do not have sources in any of these cities, consider online buying at Amazon. Image: Craftland_ind on Instagram
5. Pretty latkans!
Or you may know them as tassels. Latkans for your blouse backs, to hang at the waist of your lehengas, latkans for suits with doris, to add onto clutches or even use them to jazz up a plain kurti. You can buy the prettiest latkans at great prices at any local market (I personally swear by Lajpat Nagar) and have tonnes of them kept in baskets for the ladies to pick up their favorites on their way back.
I say this because I actually got one as a giveaway once! Footwear sizes could be a tricky thing to handle and so at my friend's mehendi, they actually hired a local juttiwala to put up a stall at the venue. The guests could pick up kolhapuri chappals of their size and likes. Quite cool na?!Image: Handmadelove.in on Instagram