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10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Festive Season

If you have been procrastinating and left all your shopping till the end, then do not worry! Here are some suggestions that will take the pressure off you of deciding on a prezzie

Homeware from Dazzle Living: If it’s a couple you are paying a visit or a friend who has set up a new house, check out Dazzle Living for some chic options. From elegant dinner sets to dainty tea sets, pretty vases and decor accents. The brand has fatefully curated decor options from across the globe. Prices start from Rs 800 onwards Available at: Dazzle Living Store, Ground, A3/180 Lower, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi

Timewear from Benetton: Italian fashion brand Benetton and watchmakers Timex India have unveiled the ‘Benetton Timewear’ collection of watches exclusive to the Indian market. An amalgamation of the prolific legacy and immaculate craftsmanship of two iconic brands, the Benetton Timewear collection offers styles in contemporary designs, sustainable options and more across four pillars: Social, Signature, Sport, and Iconic. Price – INR 2995 – 7995. Availability - On Flipkart exclusively and at select Timex world and modern retail stores.

Festive eyewear by Michael Kors Michael Kors’ special eyewear collection is designed to celebrate the annual Indian festive season. The collection consists of one pair of sunglasses and one optical model. You can choose from the available options that offer fresh takes on iconic styles. Designed to fit all, these styles offer a flattering, comfortable fit for a diverse range of faces. Availability - The exclusive Festive Collection styles will be available at select stores across India, including Sunglass Hut. They will also be sold online at TataCliq Luxury, Ajio Luxe and Michael Kors boutiques.

Food hampers from L’OPERA The French patisserie L’Opéra has used the last several months to create a unique collection of gift boxes and hampers to overcome the ambient gloom and to usher in a period of hope and light. Hampers in different sizes have been designed to combine the chic of France with the traditions of India, in several pastel colours. You can choose from their varieties of chocolates, teacakes and biscuits to fill in these elegant gift boxes. Price: Rs. 600 onwards. L’Opéra hampers can be pre-ordered through phone at +918800097255 or online at  https://loperaindia.com/shop/

Tea Hampers from VAHDAM: If you are looking at gifting something that is organic healthy to the party hosts, VAHDAM India, the homegrown tea brand has you covered. VAHDAM India has an incredible range of wellness based gift collections with high quality and fresh teas and superfoods, unmatched flavours, and beautiful packaging. Choose to show some love with VAHDAM’s impressive selection of exquisite gifts and assortments such as the classic sampler, an assortment of 40 of the best-selling green teas, black teas, oolong teas, white teas and chai teas. Glow Gift Set, an assortment of 6 bountiful signature blends in a luxurious gift set and many more. Availability: All VAHDAM Teas can be bought online on www.vahdamteas.in or on Amazon India for delivery pan-India.

Swatch timepieces: The latest 1984 Reloaded collection from Swatch makes for a trendy gifting option. The collections looks to its roots for inspiration and combines a set of its original and most coveted 1984 designs with bioceramic, a new achievement in responsible materials. The unique mix of ceramic and bio-sourced plastic derived from castor oil delivers a robust, lightweight material offering scratch resistance and a tactile ‘soft touch’ finish.  Price: INR 4700 onwards Availability: https://www.myntra.com/swatch-watches

Beauty hamper from Bodyshop: Grab one of Body Shop’s pre- packed gift sets which come with just the right combination of body-loving treats or go a step further and create-your-own bundle by picking products across various categories. Each product is not only skin friendly but environmental friendly as well. Price Range: Gift range starts from INR 695 onwards Available at https://www.thebodyshop.in/ and across all outlets pan India

Quirky decor accents from Bent Chair: The premium home decor and furniture brand Bent Chair gives a modern take to home decor conceptsIts collections include a line of Greek series and outdoor decor to its collaborations with designers such as Rocky Star, Shivan & Narresh, and Leo. You could pick from quirky show pieces, outdoor planters, hand knitted and tufted carpets and more. Price: Balancing ball (picture above)  Price: INR 5734 Availability: At Bent Chair Stores and bentchair.com

Lights from The Decor Kart Lighting contributes a great deal to the atmosphere of a room. Building on that belief – The Décor Kart brings to you a selection of lamps, candle stands & lightings that are focused on finding the right illumination for any home. The Décor Kart brings a range of finest handcraft pieces with artistic flair and modern appeal. Price: INR 1580 onwards. Available at thedecorkart.com

Gift glowing skin courtesy Azafran Azafran, a homegrown 100% natural and vegan personal care brand has come out with an exclusive glow kit, a customised variety of nourishing body care products. The kit includes festive fragrance, floral water, a skin brightening face wash, a hydrating body wash and a skin firming cream. Availability: azafran.in

Cocodate is a one-of-a-kind patisserie offering a fine selection of desserts. By using natural and healthier alternatives to traditional baking ingredients such as butter, refined sugar, cream and refined flour, Cocodate aims to change the way people indulge their sweet tooth and focus on healthy and mindful consumption. Some of the ingredients used in Cocodate recipes are almond flour, tapioca flour, sorghum flour, organic maple syrup, organic coconut oil, coconut sugar, dates, jaggery, raw khandsari sugar, coconut four, oat flour, nut butters, premium nuts and seeds, ragi flour, nut milks, high quality couverture chocolate and so on. Gifting hampers at Cocodate includes flavorsome cookies to decadent tarts and cakes; patrons can indulge in a thoughtfully curated menu of healthy desserts crafted using the choicest seasonal & freshest ingredients. Price Rs 2799 onwards Availability: Orders can be placed on phone: 9319274013 or through the brand's Instagram page.