Diwali is around the corner, and the sense of festivity is already in the air! At the Discern Living office, we are suckers for both giving – and receiving gifts. We’re therefore already rounding up our top picks for the season, in an attempt to come up with some of the coolest, most innovative ideas for Diwali gifting this year. Browse through our guide below and let us know what you think!
Diwali is not complete without a preponderance of lights. While these should (and probably do!) feature heavily in your festive decor, they’re also a great option when gifting this season. If you plan to go literal, and actually gift someone a lamp to light up their homes, it’s good to keep a few things in mind. You should know the recipient well enough to feel confident about what their tastes are like. Since a lamp is an unusual thing to gift, it’s usually best to pick something that really stands out and will be an immediate conversation starter. You should streamline your choices based on the person’s tastes, however. An over-the-top feathered and the bejewelled lamp may work wonders in an eclectic, bohemian friend’s home, but may not have the same effect in the home of someone with more straight-laced tastes!
Choose this stag lamp for a modern, contemporary home, done up in leather, wood and chrome.
Don’t forget the dining table! This decorative accessory will offer a beautiful, festive glow and is bound to be appreciated by all dinner guests.
Dove Centerpiece Candle Holder from Mojarto - Shop Now
Diwali is considered to be a time for new beginnings and the start of the New Year. In this spirit, consider gifting items that will help friends and family focus on themselves – their wellness, and their emotional and spiritual well-being. Our lives are so fast-paced that a gift reminding your loved ones to take a step back and reassess their lives, will surely be much appreciated.
Essential oils are proven to release stress. Light a candle holder in your bedroom at the end of a long day, for instant relaxation.
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While Diwali is the Festival of lights, its joyous, infectious vibe could very well make it a Festival of all the Senses – light, colours, tastes, textures and so much more. Any recipient would love gifts in bright, bold hues that will instantly liven up their homes, this festive season. Cushions make a perfect gift adding that dash of vibrancy to any space.
These Cushion Covers are perfect for a young, modern home.
1) Canary Yellow Embroidered Bark Rectangle Cushion: Shop Now
2) Traditional-Ethnic Gold Printed Navy Blue Cushion Covers: Shop Now
3) Maroon Embroidered Cushion Cover: Shop Now
4) Orange Cycle Cushion Cover: Shop Now
While gifting art can be tricky, one of these gorgeous, abstract designs should work for almost any home. We love the wash of colours used on this specific canvas wall art.
With the themes of new beginnings and starting afresh as your guide, choose some beautifully-potted houseplants as gifts for your friends and family. Keep them small – no one wants to be gifted a jungle! – and choose varieties that are hardy, and low-maintenance. These whimsical, Lab planters are perfect to cheer up a drab kitchen. Include seed packets for commonly-used herbs in the planters, as an added touch for your recipient.
1) Lab Planter - Orange from Poppadum Art: Shop Now
2) Lab Planter - Blue: Shop Now
3) Lab Planter - Pink from Poppadum Art: Shop Now
We could go on and on – there is so many fun, interesting products out there! Did you like anything from our Gift Guide? We would love to hear from you about what you’re planning on gifting this festive season! Talk to us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @DiscernLiving.
Discern Living wishes everyone a very Happy Diwali in advance, to discover more decor inspiration for this festive season, download the Discern Living app ( available now on Google Play Store or iOS App Store)!