Coming up with the perfect gift for someone can be quite tough, TBH. And during Diwali, it becomes tougher, when there’s a whole bunch of friends and family to shop for. What do you gift the one who only eats artisanal cheese? Or the one who takes their coffee very seriously? Or the one who already has everything they need? Cosmo’s last-minute Diwali gift guide is here to save the day and will make sure you earn the award of best present-giver, ever. Promise.
For the beauty blogger
Anastasia Beverly Hills eye shadow palette
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Rose Metals Palette comes with versatile shades and creamy formulas so your beauty-obsessed BFF will get endless day-to-night looks out of one product. Sweet!
For the wellness aficionado
Wellbeing Nutrition kit
The brand’s wide range of fizzy effervescent tablets, delicious melts, oral thin strips for both adults and kids, pure collagen, and more deliver all the essential vitamins your body needs. Safe to say, it’s perfect for that relative who’s going through a wellness phase. Plus, you can even curate your gift box for a personal touch!
For the self-care advocate
The Body Shop Berry Duo Gift Set
For that friend who takes their me-time quite seriously, The Body Shop’s gift set has a luxurious body yoghurt, a berry bath blend and a bath accessory so they can indulge themselves.
For the ceramics enthusiast
Thevasa plates and cups
Who doesn’t love ceramics? Watch your friends and fam squeal with joy when they receive the stunningly crafted bowls, plates, and cups in pretty pastel shades.
For the jewellery obsessive
You can never go wrong with jewellery, and Aulerth’s edit of earrings and necklaces from India’s top couturiers like Shivan & Narresh, Suneet Varma, and JJ Valaya will be the perfect addition to your friend’s jewellery collection. Fact.
For the chai connoisseur
Vahdam herbal teas
If your friends can never say no to a steaming cup of tea, then Vahdam’s festive edit of organic and healthy herbal teas will make for the ideal gift. All of the teas have their own unique health benefits—from boosting immunity to relieving stress.
For the one who goes nuts for dry fruits
Drive You Nutss hamper
We know, dry fruits are the done-to-death gift, but they’re popular for a reason! Plus, if someone in your family loves all things crunchy, then Drive You Nutss Diwali hamper with over 15 products like salted caramel almonds and peri peri cashews will hit the spot.
For the chocolate fan
Artisante gift box
Chocolate lover or not, the beautifully packaged gift box by Artisanté's featuring 6 signature chocolates will quickly become everyone’s favourite. With flavours like milk chocolate with royal chai and milk chocolate laced with saffron threads and roasted pistachios, we don’t see why not!
For the coffee lover
ARAKU coffee kit
Take your friend’s cuppa joe to the next level with Araku’s Coffee Reflections kit, which pairs two bright green cappuccino cups designed by Anderssen & Voll with the Grand Reserve ARAKU coffee.
For the style icon
Kaftans by Arpita Mehta
Fluid, non-conforming silhouettes are in this festive season, so these colourful kaftans by Arpita Mehta will fit right into your fashion-forward friend’s wardrobe.
For the self-proclaimed accessories collector
Brune & Bareskin wallets and bags
One can never have enough accessories, and these Brune & Bareskin beauties make a compelling case for this statement. Choose from trendy wallets, phone cases, and more to gift your loved ones and become your family’s favourite.
For the one who has a sweet tooth
ITC Maratha Deluxe Selection hamper
From delicacies like the classic besan laddoo, and brownies, to cake and handcrafted pralines by Fabelle, this curated hamper by ITC Maratha will go down a treat.
For the one who can’t say no to a new pair of shoes
Sneakerheads in your life will love Fila’s uber-cool collection—gift them a pair of the popular 110 Year Collection the LNX-100, or the classic Disruptors and you’re good to go!
For the one who loves fancy candles
Dots & Doodles scented candles
Candles and Diwali go hand-in-hand, and these striking ones by Dots & Doodles will stand out from the run-of-the-mill home décor presents with their cute packaging and vibrant prints. Ordering these for ourselves too, BRB!
For the skincare nerd
Mary Cohr beauty kits
For that self-proclaimed skincare geek, get them Mary Cohr’s skincare hamper that includes a mild exfoliator and an indulgent mask, and will leave their skin soft and supple. Cute!
For the cheese fiend
For all the cheesy people in your life (pun intended!) who obsess over artisanal cheese, Cremeitalia has a gift hamper with a fun variety—from burrata to mascarpone. Creamy and cheesy goodness—now that’s a good Diwali gift!
For the one who loves ethnic wear
Ethnic wear never goes out of style, and these contemporary kurtas by Ancestry prove it. Inspired by Mughal floral miniature art, they have delicate embroidery and come in festive shades like red and teal.
For the one who makes a mean cocktail
Sober & Co. mixers
Have that one friend who always comes up with the most amazing cocktails at house parties? Now you know what to get them this Diwali—Sober & Co.’s unique mixers. From spicy to refreshing, they have a wide range that will go with any drink that your friend concocts.
For the one who always has the perfect hairdo
Make your friend’s wish list come true with Dyson’s limited-edition Air wrap in Vinca Blue and Rosé colourway, which has been launched exclusively for the 2022 festive gifting season. Talk about a special gift!
For the avid baker
Orvi cake stand
For the one who can’t go without baking for more than a few days, nothing would make a better gift than Orvi’s gorgeous marble-topped cake stand with an intricate brass inlay. They’ll love to show off their baked goods on this beauty!