Diwali Gifting 101: Gourmet Hampers That Will Brighten Up Your Diwali
No More Regifting
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.
For That Health-Conscious Friend
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
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
A Luxurious Treat
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
Handcrafted Artisanal And Decadent Hampers
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
An Opulent Selection
Think Indian sweets, hand-rolled chocolates, exotic cookies, tea, assorted nuts, and you have a winner on hand.
Price: Rs 800 - Rs 4,000
A Dash Of Gold, Silver And Platinum
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
Specially Curated Festive Hampers
Price: Rs 2,500 - Rs 11,000
Turn Everyday Meals Into Gourmet Moments
It doesn’t get better than this, y’all!
Price: Rs 800 onwards
All Things Luxury
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