Top Diwali Gift Ideas

Good Guide to Gifting for Diwali

Diwali is the most important festival for the Hindus. Don’t miss this last-minute Guide to Good Gifting for Diwali! You have various options to choose - from Lakshmi & Ganesha statues to candle holders and puja thalis; from saris and tees to Barbie and books...

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Lakshmi Statues & Figurines

Cousins lying on courtyard and holding candle during diwali festival
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During Diwali, Hindus worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and beauty. Hence, gifting a statue of Lakshmi during Diwali is considered auspicious. Here's a selection of various Lakshmi statues and figurines sculpted in brass and other materials, which can not only be a great addition to a Puja / prayer room, but can also beautiful adorn any drawing room.

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Ganesha Statues & Figurines

Ganesha is worshipped along with Lakshmi during Diwali. Gifting a Ganesh, the lord of success and remover of obstacles, is always considered lucky and auspicious, and especially so before Diwali. This selection of light metal Ganeshas is perfect for the both your home and office and also makes a great housewarming or wedding gift because of its value as a beautiful home décor.

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Diwali Books for Kids

Looking for an ideal Diwali gift for children? Here's a selection of some colorful books for kids on Diwali - the greatest festival of the Hindus. No gift is bigger than the gift of knowledge, they say, and these books, with its beautiful illustrations, do a great job in putting Indian culture into perspective, especially for children growing up in foreign lands.

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Diwali Candles

The tradition of lighting oil lamps or ‘diyas’ and candles is central to the celebration of Diwali, wherever you are. So, these beautiful Diwali candles are most appropriate for the ‘Festival of Lights.’ These are available in assorted colors that will add beauty to your decor.

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Lakshmi Business Card Wallet

Let Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, abundance and prosperity inspire you every day in your pursuit of wealth creation, with this unique business card wallet created by artist, Yogini and entrepreneur Jamila Tazewell. This chic alternative to a bulky wallet or purse for your business cards and some cash measures 2.75" x 3" when closed and holds up to 20 cards in the clear inside pockets. Made from a durable paper-plastic laminate combination and hand sewn with cotton thread, this card case is a practical present for Diwali.

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South Indian Silk Sari for Party and Festivals

It is said, when a woman wears a sari, she not only adorns her body but also her soul. This Diwali, gift a sari to a woman and let her rediscover the essence of womanhood. From simple georgette to Bollywood-style rich silks with lavish embellishments, this collection is perfect for casual, formal and party wear. The elegance and simplicity of a sari never go out of style! Chic and sophisticated, it makes for great evening wear, especially during the festive season of Diwali.

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Puja Thali or Plaque

A perfect Diwali gift, this Puja Thali or platter, is a useful item for any home temple/Puja or prayer room. It is a plate, usually made out of copper, steel, gold, silver or brass that is used to keep all those accessories that are required during rituals. A must have during the festival of Diwali, this copper Puja Thali is 10.5” in diameter.

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Diwali Barbie Doll

Now, even your favorite Barbie can join the celebrations of Diwali wearing a traditional teal sari with golden detailing, a lovely pink ‘dupatta’ or shawl wrap, and beautiful jewelry. This vibrant Barbie doll, ​specially designed for Diwali also wears a Bindi – the forehead decoration worn in India and South Asia. If you’re looking for a cute Diwali present for the young girls in your family, this Barbie is a perfect choice!

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Aum or Om T-Shirt

Aum or Om is the sacred Hindu symbol. This black Om Tie-Dye Tee is colorfully cool for both indoor and outdoor use. This groovy unisex 100% cotton preshrunk T-shirt will make you stand out from the crowd during Diwali!

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Silk Sari Wrap Skirts

Sometimes, wrapping a sari could be a daunting task for the uninitiated. This Diwali, if you have to settle for a simpler alternative, look no further than these sari skirts with reversible patchwork silk panels - approximately 48 inches wide, and 28-30” inches long. Made from vintage Indian silk sari fabric, every piece is one of a kind, and available in assorted colors and prints. A great fusion of the traditional and trendy, the sari skirt is a nice gift idea for Diwali!