You promised yourself that you would be well prepared next year! With only 3 days to go – you just got done with cleaning your house! But now you have to gift your family, friends, relatives, neighbors and of course your corporate clients and acquaintances.
Here are some quick last minute gift ideas that will come as your saving grace! Just one tip that will work with all of them, a personalized note – typed or hand written, for them to feel special and remember you.
1. An Indian sweet box
If you aren’t concerned of looking basic, this works, always. Make sure the box is pretty.
2. A chocolate box
Today families like non-traditional gifts, and by that I mean, the decorative Diwali special chocolates. It’s all about the packing.
3. Aroma candles
In this festival of lights and guests, candles and diyas are never enough. The plus point is the aromatic ones. There are many variants and fragrances available – from jar candles to candles in diya, from Lavender to Rose.
Again, these are the latest trends, be it those Chinese Lanterns or the old rustic looking Glass and metal ones, light them up with bulbs or candles inside and they make a beautiful decorative addition to outdoor as well as indoor lighting.
5. Dress materials
If it’s your family or relative, nothing works better than a nice piece of cloth. It’s easy and quick. Just make sure you get a good colour.
6. Cell phone cases
Gifting your friends or teenagers? What better than those trendy cell phone cases? They are available in tons of colors, designs and brands. It’s not just the iPhones that can flaunt such hip covers anymore.
7. Laptop accessories
Gone are the days of computers, it’s laptops and tablets all the way. There are so many accessories available today, many of which are covered by the seller himself. You can still get this kit with everything included. It can be like a goodie-bag, except that you won’t have to worry about getting everything for the bag.
8. Shawls/ Scarfs
Winter is almost here, and depending on the age of the person, you can gift a nice pretty looking bright shawl or printed scarf to the person.
9. Jewelry box
This festive season, all your jewelry is out of its shell. Now women would appreciate a jewelry box that will keep everything she needs right in front of her.
10. A quick photo collage
You have known this person forever, and if nothing mentioned above clicks or you are tired of giving these gifts; then prepare a customized one. A friend or family with whom you would share your memories in this photo collage.
11. Card holder
For all your corporate clients and colleagues, they need it. Totally. Get a card holder with their name engraved and send them to the respective person.
12. A Goddess idol
Everyone wants Goddess Laxmi in the house, and if on this day you manage to make someone happy because of her presence in the house, it has already lightened up their day and hopes.
13. Gift the needy
Ultimately, Diwali is about sharing, and not just with the ones who already have everything, but also with those who have very little, yet they spread smiles on festivals. Give the slum kids sports equipment like footballs, bats, Badminton Rackets and so on. Share with them sweets, chocolates and clothes.
And did you know when is shopping fun? Shopping is fun when we have amazing sales. Yes, that is the time when we love shopping. You’ll thank me later for this: UC Browser has launched a 15 day Diwali Shopping Festival. By partnering with various e-commerce sites like Amazon, Snapdeal, Myntra, Jabong, Homeshop18 and Shopclues, it has some really cool offers for you!
What’s more, with a Browse and Compare feature, you can now get best prices. The part which I loved the most is this – this festival will offer cashback over discounted prices! Yes, this means for every Rs. 1000 spent on Amazon via UC Browser, you’ll get Rs. 150 cashback immediately.
Also, customers shopping on this Diwali Shopping Festival get a chance to win gift cards and physical prizes including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Huawei Honor 6 and other gadgets. Customers who manage to collect all 5 badges will get items worth Rs. 100000 free. Could you possibly ask for anything more? Trust me, after shopping from UC Browser, you’ll be seen doing this for sure :D
So what are you waiting for? Start shopping. Do let us know in the comments section below how do you tackle your last minute shopping for Diwali!