Diwali celebrations are special, on many levels. The festival of lights brings in brightness into our lives and you start thinking more about the family. One of the special occasions during this festival is of Bhau-bheej or Bhai Dooj, wherein we celebrate the special relationship between a brother and a sister. While gifts are the much-awaited norm for sisters, these days, things have changed and even sisters love to gift their brothers. With many ideas going through your mind, we prefer providing you with some usually unusual options which might work for you, this festive season.
Very popular for anything quirky and interesting is how you would describe this store. Right from quirky mugs, magnets, bags, and other such accessories to interesting clothes, you name it and it is there at Either Or. While these products are the favourites to be given to your siblings, we might also suggest you to check out their special Diwali hampers which are unusual. Customising your gift hampers is a possibility here. Apart from getting your usual stuff for Diwali like diyas, rangolis, beaded torans and so on, you have stationery sets, crockery, spa treatment items like aromatherapy oils and scrubs, and so on. Choose your gift.
Price: Depends on products
Venue: 24, Sohrab Hall, 21, Sassoon Road, Opp. Jehangir Hospital; Call 26057225, 26057228, 60607666
THE LITTLE QUIRKSHOP
A new entrant in the market, this shop too serves your quirky items need at a very reasonable price. You name the quirky item and it is here, except clothes. And for Diwali, they want shoppers to get their favourite items without shelling out thousands. So you can have new stationaries like notebooks for your creative mind, kitchen magnets (collecting them is a hobby for a few), photo frames, laptop sleeves and clutches, passport holders, bags, mugs and so on. Budget shoppers, this is place for you to shower presents on your siblings.
Price: Upto Rs 500
Venue: Shop No 12, 61/2 Cristal Castle, Salunkhe Vihar, Wanawadi; Call 099 23 810007; Thursday closed
GODREJ’S NATURE BASKET
One of the city’s most dependable gourmet place, this chain has something neat to offer in terms of food, for those who want to experiment. So for this festive season, you can check out the exotic gourmet hampers which they have brought out. They are different and yet proper for the occasion. So there is a tea or coffee hamper, festival carnival hamper, the usual dry fruit hamper, sweet hamper and even an organic hamper for the healthy ones. Plus, you can custom make your own hamper, as per your wishes to gift it to your sibling.
Price: Rs 1500 onwards
Where: All Godrej Nature’s Basket outlet or www.naturesbasket.co.in
Sometimes, going down the usual path works wonders for people and relationship. If time is less and your sibling has a chocolate tooth, going for hampers and special offer from this brand is a must. These special treat consisting of hazelnut and chocolate are quite popular and they have come out special hampers. Choose the ones according to your preference, right from a set of five pieces to 16 pieces and 24 pieces. Yummy!
Price: Rs 110 (for 5 pieces), Rs 335 (for 16 pieces) and Rs 625 (for 24 pieces)
Where: Available at all stores
Online shopping is a big thing, these days and you have a lot of option to present your sibling, however near or far off they are. This website is quite neat in allowing you to choose special Diwali gifts as well as choosing from the general lot. There are gifts for him, her, kids, flowers and chocolates for the special occasions. For normal gifting too, the variety looks endless.
Price: As per your budget