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Diwali Gifting 101: Gourmet Hampers That Will Brighten Up Your Diwali

No More Regifting
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No More Regifting

Diwali is just around the corner and shiny, glossy gift options are crowding markets.

However, the horde of options can often leave you confused about which one to pick and which one to skip.

Festive gifts often end up in a pile of boxes to be passed on, entering a never-ending cycle of regifting.

How then do you pick something that promises to impress?

Well, this Diwali, ditch the age-old chocolate box and common, done-to-death gifts. We’ve rounded up our choice of offbeat, gourmet hampers that are so good, that no one would even think about regifting them.

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For That Health-Conscious Friend
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For That Health-Conscious Friend

The good folks at Bateel have come up with a box full of delicious, gourmet dates which are the perfect gift for your loved ones this Diwali.

From delicable plain dates to the ones filled with caramelised pecan fillings - they have it all. What’s more? There’s also an option of dates with a fresh and tangy, orange-peel filling. A great alternative to mithai, while still sharing the sweetness this Diwali.

Price: Rs 5,000 onwards

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Go Green
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Go Green

Andaz Delhi is urging people to go green this Diwali with its environment-friendly gift hampers.

Their chef-crafted Diwali hampers include Indian delicacies made with grains, dry fruits and jaggery. Even the hampers themselves are made using discarded flower petals, by women waste-pickers in collaboration with an NGO, Gulmeher.

Now, this is a hamper with its heart in the right place, ideal for someone who respects not just sustainability but also responsible living.

Price: Rs 1,000 onwards

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A Luxurious Treat
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A Luxurious Treat

This season, add a bit of luxury and delight to your gift with festive hampers from Taj Palace, New Delhi. The thoughtfully-crafted gift hampers, feature the finest home-made gourmet treats, authentic culinary delights, along with exquisite, limited-edition luxury products from around the world.

With accessories that include a silk tie by Stefano Ricci, a mini monogram belt from Louis Vuitton, and Satya Paul tie and cufflink set, these hampers are sure to take the joy of gifting a notch higher

Price: Rs 5,500 - Rs 10,00,000

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Handcrafted Artisanal And Decadent Hampers
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Handcrafted Artisanal And Decadent Hampers

Understanding gifting needs during the festive season, Westin Mumbai Garden City has put together a gift hamper with something to suit every guest’s taste.

With Westin special masalas made in-house by the hotel’s chefs, freshly-prepared Indian sweets, premium wine and various hand-picked treats, the hamper makes for a great gift.

Price: Rs 499 onwards

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An Opulent Selection
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An Opulent Selection

Curated by culinary experts, the hampers by Bengaluru Marriott Hotels Whitefield are a foodie's dream come true. While the packaging and the exterior is trendy and modern, the items inside are rooted in tradition.

Think Indian sweets, hand-rolled chocolates, exotic cookies, tea, assorted nuts, and you have a winner on hand.

Price: Rs 800 - Rs 4,000

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A Dash Of Gold, Silver And Platinum
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A Dash Of Gold, Silver And Platinum

This Diwali, the team at the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort and Spa has crafted elegant, sophisticated and delicable gourmet hampers that your loved ones would absolutely love. You can choose from three gift boxes, viz. Platinum, Gold and Silver.

The Platinum box includes a bottle of wine, hand-painted diyas and scented candles. Alternatively you can also pick from their Gold or Silver hampers that offer an array of delectable Indian sweets made in-house.

Price: Platinum Hamper: Rs 2,600 onwards
Gold Hamper: Rs 1,600 onwards
Silver Hamper: Rs 1,300 onwards

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Specially Curated Festive Hampers
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Specially Curated Festive Hampers

If you’re looking for a Diwali gift in Chandigarh, the bespoke hampers by JW Marriott are an excellent option. Delicious homemade cookies, mouth-watering chocolates, delightful beverages, scrumptious goodies, aroma candles and a Ganesha idol in the hamper make it apt for the occasion.

Price: Rs 2,500 - Rs 11,000

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Turn Everyday Meals Into Gourmet Moments
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Turn Everyday Meals Into Gourmet Moments

If your next invitation for a Diwali party is to a diet-conscious eater’s home, the hampers by CAARA promise a carefree indulgence. The specially-curated hampers include all the ingredients to help you whip up delicious recipes at home for a guilt-free treat.Their Diwali pesto box includes CAARA Basil Pesto and CAARA Focaccia Crostini, beautifully wrapped and delivered to your door.

It doesn’t get better than this, y’all!

Price: Rs 800 onwards

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All Things Luxury
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All Things Luxury

The uber-luxe hampers by The Oberoi, New Delhi are sure to make you everyone’s favourite guest. .

Combining the best of gourmet delicacies with festive accessories, the Tijori hamper is a treat for all the senses..

In addition to Indian sweets, chocolates, cakes and cookies, it also includes a brass Ganesha idol and diya, traditional decor, as well as goodies to pamper yourself from Forest Essentials.

It’s also a perfect gift for tea aficionados, as it comes with gourmet blends from TWG. And if your host fancies all things organic, there’s also avocado oil and vegan pesto to leave an impression.

Price: Rs 56,500 onwards

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