The pandemic has drastically changed the wedding industry as we know it. The big fat Indian wedding has been duly swapped with its intimate counterpart and while some might not like it, we are all for its personalised element. Weddings in India have never been more customised and we are loving the entire DIY, done-to-perfection vibe. From love story lehengas to custom-made menus, everything about shaadi is a carefully curated process now and it has evolved to become an experience for the guests as much as it is for the bride and groom. Thoughtful wedding favours are a part of the process and today we’d be talking about some thoughtful gifts that are sure to catch your attention.
It is said that a sure-shot way of multiplying your joy and happiness is to share it. Well, what better way of sharing the joy at your wedding than thoughtful gifts? With exactly that thought in mind, we have curated a list of seven homegrown brands that you need to explore for the perfect wedding favours. Scroll through:
This is a Mumbai-based boutique flower company that has been giving floral arrangements a fruity twist! All their offerings come with an edible element by using only the best quality seasonal fruits. The brand is a brainchild of Archana Raniwala and she has ensured to keep it hyper-local and sustainable.
With their selection of the finest Pashmina weaves, All Things Kashmir is currently selling experiences. Each one of their offerings would have you falling in love at first sight. They currently have a range of stoles and shawls that literally feel like you have been hugged by a cloud. Our recommendation would be their Zari Pashmina shawl which would make for the most luxurious gift that you can get for your guests.
What’s your take on giving the gift of good health to your guests? We know you are on board! A brand conceived by renowned nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary, Protein Bakeshop brings forth nutritious snacks disguised in decadent desserts. We highly recommend their protein truffles which are gluten-free, grain-free, preservative-free, and diabetic-friendly and explode like a bomb of flavour in the mouth.
We are sure that you’ll have your share of fun while curating this gift. You should start by making a list of all your guests’ birthday months and then get them corresponding birthstones. Gem Pundit has an expansive variety of all the birthstones and leafing through their website is an experience in itself. This gift might take some effort on your part but it surely would be worth it. That said, this idea would work best in a close-knit wedding with only a select few in attendance.
Want it traditional but interesting? We recommend that you gift them meetha with a twist and The Baklava Box is a brand to watch out for. They offer customised trays and boxes of Turkish sweets which will definitely make for an exciting sweet box, unlike the same old laddoos and kaju barfis.
Krsnaa Mehta’s India Circus is a brand that we love for its exciting colours and artwork-inspired designs. In the past year and a half, a lot of us started working from home and a thoughtful gift would be to pick something that caters to your guests’ WFH needs. India Circus has a plethora of options.
Papreeka brings you conscious home-grown products sourced from real communities and artisans to offer you something that is truly authentic. The brand curates products from local artisans and that’s where the real beauty of this brand lies.
Lastly, no one ever said that it needs to be just one gift. Feel free to play a little bit of mix and match and curate a hamper for your guests!
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