Diwali is one of the well known Indian festivals. It is celebrated within the country and also outside by Indians every year. Diwali festival falls in the month of either October or November each year, and this year it falls on October 30th Sunday. Diwali Shopping and gift giving have great importance. If you are living in the US, you can find the best Diwali gifts for your friends and family from the online shopping sites easily. See here the best gift ideas to buy online for Diwali festival.
Top 10 Diwali Gift Ideas
Find the best top 10 Diwali gift ideas here, which you can buy online for your family and friends or for yourself. In the year 2016, Diwali falls on October 30th Sunday.
Diwali is known as the festival of lights because the festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness or the victory of good over evil. Lighting lamps or traditional oil lamps known as diyas to decorate inside the homes (and even streets in India) is an important activity for Diwali. Some of the best Diwali gift ideas include decorative lamps which can be gifted to families or friends. Another important part of the Diwali celebration is the sharing of traditional Indian festival sweets, and gourmet gifts like Diwali sweet gifts are very popular in the country.
However, there are other great Diwali gift ideas too. Let us see the best 10 Diwali gift ideas here.
1. Decorative Traditional Lamps or Diyas
Decorative diya shaped lamps make perfect Diwali gifts for everyone. Diyas are traditional looking lamps which are lighted everywhere for Diwali and festivals, poojas etc. Decorative diyas or lamps make perfect home decor gifts which can be used for Diwali as well as other special occasions.
Traditionally clay diyas were used in India, but nowadays you can find gold plated, silver plated or brass diyas that are designed with traditional Indian designs.
See some of the best decorative diyas here which make great Diwali gifts.
You can also buy decorative tea light candle holders with traditional Indian works as this make a great gift that can be paired with the diya lamp or you can also give it separately.
2. Handcrafted Hanging Decorations For Home
The decorative hanging decorations for home make perfect Diwali festival gifts which can be used to decorate the doors of living room or the entrance of your home. They usually come with traditional decorative designs like elephants or floral designs which are mostly plated with gold or silver. It is a tradition to decorate homes using decorative ornaments like hanging decorations during festival time and you can find here the best decorative hanging designs for home decor which are designed with traditional Indian works.
3. Easy To Do Decorative Rangoli Making Kits
Rangoli is the decorative design put in front of homes or the floors indoor to decorate the house. Traditionally, the designs are first drawn using chalk and then use edible flours mixed with different colors or flowers to make beautiful designs. You can also use colored sand to make the designs at home. It is believed that rangoli will bring prosperity to the house, and making rangoli designs is an important part of celebrations in India including festivals like Diwali.
Rangoli making kits make great gifts since they make things easier for those who do the designs. They are DIY kits which come with stencils, colors and designs. The designs can be copied easily using the stencils, colors and maybe other provided materials like jewel stones.
Some of these even come ready made which you just place on your floors.
4. Traditional Indian Sweets Or Dry Fruits And Nuts
Indian sweets are a big part of all Indian celebrations like Indian festivals or weddings. Sharing the Diwali sweets is one main part of the Diwali celebrations. Usually homemade traditional Indian sweets are shared among family and friends.
You can buy traditional Indian sweets or buy dry fruits and nuts and share it with your family or friends. This is an easy inexpensive way to share your happiness and celebrate along with your friends.
See below few of the most popular traditional Indian sweets and also dry fruits and nuts gift box.
5. Aarti Pooja Set Or Thali
Doing pooja or worship at home is part of any Indian festival including the Diwali festival. Decorative aarti set which include everything you need to do the pooja is one of the best Diwali gifts you can give for a family who do pooja at home for special occasions.
6. Diwali Coloring Activity Books For Kids
If you are looking to buy Diwali gifts for kids, you can find Diwali coloring books online which makes a great gift for kids who love to do coloring.
7. Diwali Kids Story Books For Reading
Another great Diwali gift idea for kids is getting them to read the stories behind the festival which will make them more interested in enjoying the festival and this will also include moral stories for them. This is a great way to engage the little ones who love to read and parents who celebrate Diwali will probably appreciate receiving festival related books for kids.
8. New Dresses For Family
New clothes are often purchased during times of Diwali festival, as it is an important traditional practice to buy new dresses for everyone at home during the festival time. Buying traditional looking dresses for your immediate family members or even your friends kids is a good idea, if they like wearing the traditional dresses. If they don't like the traditional wears, you can buy whatever they like to wear.
See below the India traditional festival dresses for little girls and boys.
9. Decorative Silver Or Gold Coins
It is a traditional thing to gift decorative silver coins that are adorned with pictures of Gods or religious symbols. You can find decorative silver or gold coilns with images of Godess Lakshmi, God Ganesha or other deities which make a great Diwali gift for those who worship them.
You may also find silver or gold coins with other decorative pictures, which also make great Diwali gifts.
10. Diwali Gift Hampers
Diwali gift hampers definitely make great Diwali gifts. They are baskets arranged with Diwali gifts - they can be gourmet gifts like sweets and dry fruits or they can be other kind of Diwali gifts like idols, diyas, thali pooja set or whatever that are appropriate for gifting during the Diwali time. They are arranged well in a basked which are made to be gifted for Diwali and they may contain different kind of gift items arranged together attractively!
See below a Diwali gift hamper which diyas, pistachios and more.
All the above shown gift items are the top suggestions for Diwali festival time. However, you can always find more gifts based on what your friends or family like. You may also go for home decor items for gifts, as they include gifts suitable for everyone for almost all occasions including the Diwali festival. Just look for decorative items that goes with the festival theme so you can make your gift so special and unique.