Glass Diwali Gift Guide 2022

THE Hindu festival of light, Diwali is just around the corner. Spruce up your festival season this year with our variety of unique independent gifts. Whether you’re treating yourself to a gift or buying something special for someone else, these options are great for family, friends and colleagues. 

The Amala Chai kit

Amala Chai Kit

Masala chai is a staple for the Autumn season, and this kit from Amala Chai makes it even easier to make a spiced brew at home without the fuss. The two-ingredient kit consists of an organic spice blend from Kerela and black tea from Assam. Simply mix the two together with some milk and water and you’re good to go!

Amala Chai Kit retails at £10 a kit, and can be purchased here

The blue tie dye set from Tula + Tye

Tula + Tye lounge set

Sustainable clothing is vital in today’s climate, and Tula + Tye is one of the most exciting brands around. British-Indian founder, Krisha Kotak started the ethical loungewear brand over lockdown and has since become an important figurehead in the sustainable fashion world. This lounge set is stylish, timeless and perfect for the upcoming colder season. It is made using Three-Mile Threads™; a brand-new, hyperlocal production process where all clothing is made from scratch within three-square miles in Leicester, UK. It ensures an ethical supply chain with a low carbon footprint. 

A full tie-dye set retails at £96, and can be bought here

Diwali children’s book from Penguin

Ladybird Baby Touch Happy Diwali! 

This kids Diwali book is part of Penguin’s Baby Touch series which touches on different topics in life. It’s great for teaching young children the history and culture around Diwali, and it comes with a simple text which is accompanied by bright illustrations and interactive touch-and-feel sections on each page. 

The book retails at £5.99 and can be purchased on the Penguin website here

Diwali biscuits

Honeywell Bakes Henna Inspired Biscuit Gift

This letterbox-delivered biscuit set is the perfect Diwali gift if you aren’t able to deliver something in person. The biscuits are decorated with colourful henna-inspired designs, and they come packed in a recycled gift box which is fully compostable. The set comes with a gift note and can be gift-wrapped upon request.

The biscuit gift set retails at £28 and can be bought here

The Moisture Balancing Jewels set

Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Jewels

Philip Kingsley was once dubbed as the “hair guru” by the New York Times, and his haircare range is iconic. He treated the hair of many celebrities and well-known figures during his career, and this brilliant gift set includes a treatment that he once personally developed for none other than Audrey Hepburn. This haircare kit focuses on moisture and promises an injection of moisture into your hair. It comes with a shampoo, conditioner, deep-conditioning treatment and polishing serum. 

The gift set is currently 40% and can be purchased for £49.50 here

The onyx tea light holder

Onyx stone tea light holder

Sometimes candles don’t fit the aesthetic of a home, and if they do, it’s always a sad moment when the candle burns to the bottom and you have to throw the jar away. This onyx stone candle holder is the ideal purchase for candle lovers as it offers a stylish and sustainable homeware solution to burning candles in style. It comes with six lavender & bitter orange scented candles that slot into the top meaning all you have to do is replace them every now and then. 

The set retails at £20 and can be purchased here

The DELHI Toorak Candle.

DELHI Natural Wax Candle, Toorak Candle Co.

Toorak Candle Co is a South Asian female-owned candle brand which uses plant-based coconut wax. They offer a selection of scents however, this new DELHI candle is the perfect Diwali gift as it captures the earthy fragrances of India. Expect notes of rose petals, sandalwood, amber, guava and more.

Purchase the DELHI candle here for £24.

Fable & Mane Scalp Heroes set.

Fable & Mane Healthy Hair and Scalp Heroes

Hair and scalp oiling is a practice that has been a huge part of South Asian culture for centuries, and this hair oil duo is perfect for moisturising, repairing and maintaining healthy hair. It comes with a pre-wash hair oil which can be easily applied to the roots and washed out, along with an Amla soothing serum. Amla is famed for being a super ingredient for hair care, and Fable & Mane’s serum uses high-quality, silicone-free ingredients that exclude the heavy fragrances used in other brands. 

Buy the hair oil set for £42 here

Papier recipe journal

Papier Palazzo recipe journal

This stylish recipe journal is great for those who are always trying and testing new recipes as it lets you jot down ingredients and notes with its easy layout. Papier is known for producing stylish stationary and notebooks and this recipe journal is no exception. The front cover features vibrant artwork that would stand out on any shelf it was placed on.

The recipe journal retails at £26 and can be purchased here

Meera’s Indian sweet box

Mixed Mithai Diwali Gift

Mithai (Indian sweets) are a Diwali must, and these handmade ones are far healthier than the ones you can buy from the shops. They are free of refined sugar, gluten and dairy which means it’s a great option for those with dietary requirements, allergies or health-conscious folk. This mixed sweet box comes packaged in recyclable materials and includes traditional staples such as almond and cashew peda, date and nut rolls, pink pitaya barfi and more!

The box retails at £15 and can be purchased here.

by Katrina Mirpuri

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