The festive season is upon us and we are starting to plan Diwali gifts for our loved ones. One things all the Diwali memes have taught us is that gifting Soan Papdi is as bad as sharing Soan Papdi memes.
But we get the challenge. Finding interesting and meaningful Diwali gifts for friends and family can be tricky. To save you from the embarrassment of becoming a Soan Papdi gift-er, we went out and found unique festive themed products from awesome Indian brands you can buy for yourself and your loved ones this season.
#1 Araku Coffee
Araku coffee brings single-origin pure Arabica coffee grown by a collective of local farmers in the unique geography of north eastern Andhra Pradesh. The award winning Araku team has a rich culture of sustainable farming, growing business through cooperatives and product innovation.
Try their Signature Blend for a coffee which everyone will like or go with Araku Selection if you are in the mood for a hot cappuccino on a cold evening.
#2 Naagin Sauce
Replace your childhood Diwali memories of burning the snake cracker with memories of enjoying Naagin Hot Sauce.
One of India’s first hot sauce companies, it was started with the aim of giving Indian chilies their rightful place on our plates. They have specially designed dips, sauces, chili oils, all created for the Indian palate to help you upgrade your food. Check out the Bhoot Jholakia Hot Sauce if you are in a particularly courageous mood or go for the versatile “The Original” which pairs well with everything.
Pick up sustainable décor items to spruce up the home for the festive season. Sirohi is a collective helping women from low income backgrounds in rural Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to connect with buyers for their unique handwoven décor and furniture products. Check out the Gauhar Dhoop Box Combo or the Pinot wine box. Bring some elegance into your annual pooja ritual.
#4 Oorjaa Lights
Lights are what brings out the spirit of Diwali and Oorjaa has beautiful designs made from sustainable materials such as paper, jute, mesh and concrete. Oorjaa is a paper studio started with the mission of making spaces glow. Each light they create is made by an artisan and is as unique as a fingerprint.
#5 Beco Cleaning Products
Diwali is the traditional Indian spring cleaning time.\
You can make your annual Swachh Bharat drive into a sustainable activity by using products from Beco. The cleaning products are affordable, plant based and eco-friendly, with no use of plastic in their packaging.
Try the Diwali essential hamper which will cover all your deep cleaning needs or check out their grooming essentials hamper which would make for a great gift.
Hope you found interesting Diwali gifts to send it your friends and family. Wishing you a Soan-Papdi-Free Diwali!