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Festive Gifts That A Festive Gifts That Are So Much Cooler Than That Boring Box of Mithai!

Festive Gifts That A Festive Gifts That Are So Much Cooler Than That Boring Box of Mithai!

The festive season is right around the corner and you know what that means? Big, happy gift boxes! In between all those hangovers, card parties, festivities and fireworks comes the very tedious task of buying a great gift. Looking for unique yet thoughtful hampers is hard because let’s face it, nobody really wants that giant box of dry fruits or mithai. This time, let’s stop gifting and re-gifting each other the same old stuff. From the best deals on beauty products to the cutest outfits and home decor, we’ve curated a list that covers every kind of gift you can give this year. And that’s not the best part, you can order all of these online so you don’t have to run around last-minute looking for a great gift hamper. And did we mention that you’ll score major brownie points for giving the best gifts? Honestly, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to hoard some of these for yourself. 

We’ve found you the coolest gift boxes for every type of person in your life!

The Early Bird

We all have that one person in our lives who’s bright, happy and fully energized at 5 am. Hell, they’ve probably even squeezed in a HIIT cardio sesh or some meditation by the time you open your eyes. What can you give someone who loves their routine more than anything else? Now we can’t give them some of our inherent laziness, but we can definitely go the extra mile to show them some love. Here are some thoughtful gifts you can give them!  

But First, Coffee!

Keep them motivated by gifting them a gorgeous mug to have their morning cuppa joy in. This no stopping me mug is the perfect gift for this champ! 

For The Tea Lovers!

Happiness is starting your day with a hot cup of tea. For that tea lover friend of yours, this festive tea gift box will definitely bring a smile on their pretty face! Packed in three golden containers are three flavours of tea – Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea, Earl Grey Masala Chai Tea and Saffron Masala Chai Tea. Trust us, your friend is bound to find her zen each time she takes sip.  

A Calm Mind Is A Happy Mind

An electric aroma diffuser or a humidifier can be used throughout the year to keep your house smelling fresh and festive. It even serves as a great device to meditate, de-stress and wind down. Why not gift this to your loved ones and probably even to yourself? Fill it up with water, add a few drops of essential oils and fill up your room with joy. 

For The Love of Yoga

An extremely personal and thoughtful gift to anyone who practices yoga. This is a set that has everything they will need right from Pranayam to Shavasana.

Let There Be Light

A set of scented candles is a great gift to give a friend who loves to surround herself with light. The candle’s design is so pretty that it would make a wonderful addition to your living room and bedroom. Don’t you think so too?

The Skincare Friend

Sheet mask and chill sound like your friend’s definition of #goals? A basket full of sheet masks and generous kit of skincare products make for a very thoughtful and welcome gift. And they work wonders for all skin types! Here are some that we recommend.

Self-Love Is Not Selfish

Whether you use these clay masks to prep your skin before the festive season or after it’s all done, that’s a choice we leave up to you. Instead of gifting this to a dear one, why don’t you indulge in a little self-care? Pamper, spoil, treat your skin to the fullest so that during the festive season, you glow like a real pataka!

Pour Some Milk & Honey On Me

Facemasks and lazy Sunday afternoons go hand-in-hand for most beauty enthusiasts. This clay mask has honey and oats to exfoliate and brighten up your skin, just in time for Monday mayhem! A kickass way to power up for the week ahead, we say. 

Life Is a Bed of Roses

The Body Shop has wonderfully curated gift boxes that are pretty much perfect for every occasion. Since Diwali is right around the corner and so is winter, the rose-scented treats in the British Rose Premium Collection gift set will ensure a head to toe rosy glow. It has a shower gel, body yoghurt, body scrub and a face mist all cuddled up in a pretty pink box.

Pamper Your Skin

Have a friend who’s a big hoarder of skincare products? She’d love you if you gift her this amazing combo. It has the Moisture Surge and the Vitamin C booster. Both are super gentle and effective skincare products. Within the first week of using these babies, her skin is bound to look dewy, soft and glowy. 

Double The Hydration

This serum is one of the brands global bestsellers, it hydrates the skin and keeps it moisturised and supple. This kit is pretty great value for money, you get two Korean skincare favourites for the price of one. Cleanse using the moisturising face wash and apply a few pumps of the serum on dry skin. 

Shine Bright

If you are new to the world of K-beauty, a sleeping mask is a rich hydrating product that you can use two to three times a week to give your skin a tall glass of hydration. On days when you don’t use the overnight mask, a light moisturiser works best. This white-dew tone up moisturising cream will brighten dull skin and help fade any spots and blemishes and you get 3 awesome freebies with every purchase! 

Nobody Really Likes Blemishes

For that quick boost of radiance, this amazing Vitamin C kit will be your best bet. If blemishes and dull skin sound like issues you can relate to, grab yourself and your friend a box of Vitamin C. The kit contains a toner, moisturiser and a leave-on mask, each designed to protect, brighten and promote healthy collagen production. 

The Makeup Lover

The festive season is the perfect excuse to gift yourself or a loved one some makeup. Most brands offer freebies or have brilliantly curated gift-sets that are complete value for money. These are some sets that we love!

Shock ’em With Red

Have a friend who loves a good red lip? We bet they are going to fall in love with you for gifting them this kit. It has two of M.A.C’s best selling red lipsticks in a liquid and matte bullet lipstick formula. It’ll make for a pretty awesome perfect festive lip colour duo.  

All About The Base

With the festivities right around the corner, you want to look great at all those card parties, right? But what happens when you party a little too much in the week? Your skin starts to show signs of being worn out. A good foundation will cover up that hangover, hide the blemishes and minimize the appearance of dark circles. This one sets itself to a powder-matte finish so you can pretty much apply and forget about it while you party through the night. Grab your makeup online during the festive sales and you can get a few freebies with every purchase. 

Flaunt Those Sexy Lashes

Got a friend who loves a good kohl pencil? Gift them this mascara starter pack and they will never look back. It comes with three of Benefit’s best selling mascaras in the cutest little minis. A few coats of these mascaras will give them the most fluttery lashes, no falsies required. You would have just converted them into a mascara lover for life!

Eye Makeup That Screams Drama

This eyeshadow palette from Kiko Milano has every celebratory colour you need to create stunning eye makeup looks. From smokey eyes to bright lids, this palette has you covered.

Blend It Like You Mean It!

Do you have a friend who won’t leave home without concealer? Or maybe it’s her foundation. A beauty blender is going to revolutionize her morning beauty routine. It will help her apply and blend any liquid or cream makeup into a flawless, professional finish. The kit comes with two beauty blenders and one blender storage case.

Glow Like A Goddess

This festive season screams glow and what better than a gorgeous highlighter to help you shine bright under all those lights? Dust some highlighter along your cheekbones, browbones and the bridge of your nose for a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow. Make use of the festive season offers to get your hands on some adorable freebies!

Eyes On Me

The best way to attract the ‘good’ kind of attention is through your bold eye makeup. For the Diwali party look, we’re thinking of a classic smokey eye teamed with mascara-coated lashes. Don’t go overboard after. Keep the rest of the makeup minimal, soft and fresh using this fabulous eye kit. Only let those gorgeous eyes do all the talking!

It’s Glow Time!

This gorgeous glow kit from NYX has all of your strobing essentials. In the black leather pouch, you get their lippie, mascara and the liquid illuminator. For that lit-from-within glow, mix 2-3 drops of the liquid illuminator into your foundation or moisturiser. You’re ready to grab those eyeballs *Wink*

The Forever Friday Friend

Some of us work for a living and then we’ve got that friend who seems to have it all figured out (doing nothing at all). What do you give someone who’s only goal in life is to party Monday ho ya Sunday?

Shot Glasses, Duh!

Printed shot glasses would make a pretty awesome addition to your friend’s bar table. Throw in a bottle of their favourite alcohol and get ready for a house p-a-r-t-y!

A Not So Subtle Reminder

We all have this friend, I am this forever-fashionably-late friend. If you want me to be on time, you’d have to lie to me about what time we are going to meet. This cool wall clock that says I’m late is quirky, cute and will complement any home!

Games That Make Friday Nights Even Better

Jenga is a whole lot of fun no matter what the occasion. A game of Jenga is definitely bound to kickstart your friend’s house party and bring everyone together till the house, pretty much falls down. If you want to have more fun, grab a game of giant Jenga instead. 

A Welcoming Sign

If you have a friend who loves hosting elaborate house parties, we bet this doormat will have their heart. It will pretty much be a conversation starter for any party and encourage the guests to bring wine and pizza. Could it get any better? 

The Budding Interior Decorator

Home decor is always a welcome gift, whatever season it may be. If you’re looking for some gorgeous home accents for your gharelu friend, we’ve got you covered. Lamps, lights and curios can transform a dull living space like nothing else and the festive season is the perfect occasion to spread some love n’ light.

Starry Nights

These clip on string lights are absolutely adorable. Print out some memories and package the polaroids into a pretty box with these string lights and it’ll make for a memorable, sweet gift. 

Bubbly Corners

The easiest way to spruce up a dull sofa or a dim corner is to throw in some vibrant cushions. These cute and vibrant pink cushions covers with elephants and a pom-pom trim make for a great gift. 

Bright Accents

A great gift for a family member, we think this bright n’ glossy tray with matching coasters would be perfect. It will add life to any centre table. It can be used to serve food and drinks or even be kept on a dressing table to store daily essentials like perfumes and makeup. 

Candles Are Always Welcome

A set of scented candles is a great gift for anyone and they’re always welcome. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion. This set of scented candles in a jar are easy on the eye and the pocket and did we mention, they smell divine? 

The Organic Friend

We all have one friend who prefers to use naniji ke nushkey over store-bought products. Luckily for you, there are a few pretty awesome organic, vegan, cruelty-free brands that you can turn to. Their products have only the good stuff, no baddies.

Chakra Oils For The Soul

A box full of essential oils is the perfect way to brighten up your friend’s life. And if your friend believes in aromatherapy and chakra’s this set of chakra-balancing essential oils would be a welcome addition. There are 7 oils in this set, each for one chakra. 

A Luxurious 24kt Glow Kit

Indulgeo Essentials is a homegrown brand that makes skincare products using pure essential oils and cold-pressed oils. Their products contain 24k gold flakes along with other organic, skin-friendly ingredients. This luxurious gift set contains a variety of glow-enhancing products that make a great gift for a skincare enthusiast.  

Aloe Vera To The Rescue

Aloe Vera is great in every form and this clay mask has a generous amount of Aloe in it to keep your skin hydrated and soft. Gift your loved one a box full of good skin this festive season, we say. 

An Indulgent Gift Box

We’re sure that anyone who receives this gift box will be thrilled. From the packaging to the choice of products in the hamper, everything about it is on point. In the box, you get a gorgeous pouch and a whole bunch of products for a fraction of the price. 

The Hair-Flippin’ Bollywood-Lover

For the poo in your life, we’ve found you some flip-worthy haircare products. Happy, healthy hair and good hair days are up ahead!  

No Bad Hair Days

Got someone in your life who’s always cribbing about her hair? A hair straightening brush could potentially change their lives and their hair forever. In just 5 minutes, you can have shiny, frizz-free and straight hair. I bet you’ll end up buying this one for yourself too.

A Set Of Haircare Products

A set of shampoo and conditioner with ingredients like coconut oil and jojoba will hydrate and nourish the hair from inside and out. And let’s be honest, how cute are those bottles?

Tame That Frizz

Know someone who has dry hair? Gift them this nourishing hair serum and they will be singing your praises. This leave-in treatment can be used on damp or dry hair to moisturise dry ends and smoothen out frizz.

The Fashionista

“I don’t have anything to wear” she says every Friday and turns up an hour late. Sounds pretty relatable, right? Here are a few versatile fashion-finds that you will love just as much as anyone you gift them to.

Fabulous & She Doesn’t Know It

Gift your friend this adorable pink tee to remind her that she truly is fabulous, whether or not she’s got anything to wear. 

Flip Flops To Conquer The World

These gorgeous Kolhapuri chappals pair well with both, Indian and Western wear. They’re comfortable anc chic. 

Shaadi Season Ready

November marks the beginning of Shaadi season and there’s no gift quite like a gorgeous pair of juttis. They look good, are comfortable and make a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to keep it traditional and classy.

So much to choose from so little time, right? We hope our massive list made your gifting process easier this year!

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25 Oct 2019

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