Diwali is one of the most joyous times of the year, and the excitement is amplified by the anticipation of getting a gift from a family member, friend, or relatives.
But how does it feels when you unwrap a Diwali gift only to burst your great excitement bubble when you discover it’s another kitchenware set or a coffee mug?
We understand that gift-giving is all about the warmth of a relationship but it won’t hurt to stand out from the generic gift-givers. So, this Diwali let’s find out some of the most exciting gifts for your friends, family, and relatives that they will actually cherish rather than shoving them away. We have taken every relationship into account because let’s face it, the best Diwali gifts for family are not the same as our Diwali gift ideas for friends.
GreatBuyz team got into a gift hunting frenzy and picked the best of the best Diwali gifts just so that you can make your loved ones feel important.
Top 15 unique Diwali Gift Ideas
1. Laxmi Ganesha Saraswati Silver Idol
Some Diwali gifts are a tradition like this silverplated idol of three lords-Ganesha, Laxmi and Saraswati. It makes one of the best gifts for family and friends for obvious reasons. Diwali celebrations begin with worshipping these three lords to bring prosperity, fortune, and wisdom to the devotees.
We picked this product because it is made from premium quality aluminum and coated with sliver. You get a 2-year warranty on silver polishing. Furthermore, it comes in a velvet box that is apt for gifting. It is priced under INR 1000, which is even more impressive given the quality of the product.
2. Laxmi Gold Coin with Silver Flower Diya
If you find the auspicious idols too mainstream to gift, this exclusive Diwali hampers of a Laxmi gold coin with the distinctive silver flower Diya will put your mind at rest. It is one of the best Diwali gifts for family especially your close ones.
The gold coin is a 22k embossed Goddess Lakshmi coin and the elegant flower-shaped Diya is made from pure silver. It is a gift that will be appreciated especially by elderly relatives who believe more in prosperity and luck gold and silver bring on Diwali.
3. Diwali Pooja Thali
For the devotee lot, you can pick this Diwali gift without thinking twice. A silver-plated thali with an embossed Om pooja thali, it comes with additional 7 accessories – a Diya burner, a bell, incense stick holder, kumkum Katori, and a panchamrut set with a spoon.
It is a gift that sets the receiver in the true Diwali spirit mood. Furthermore, it comes in a fancy red box, which makes it even more attractive.
4. Metal Toran
Diwali decorations are not complete without a toran for the main entrance. Traditionally made from mango leaves and flowers, a toran serves as a guard against evil and negative energies.
This exquisitely designed metal toran is one of the best Diwali gifts for your family. With a lot longer lifespan than a floral toran, gift it to anyone without thinking twice.
5. Awesome Diwali Platter Cupcakes
If your friends got a sweet tooth, then these incredible Diwali platter cupcakes will make them drool. Instead of traditional sweets, amaze your friends with these fluffy, scrumptious cupcakes.
These delicacies are decorated with quintessential Diwali themes, ranging from red velvet to plain vanilla & you can choose from 6 flavors. Your friends will love their uniqueness and might be moved to gift you something special as well (just a thought!).
6. Glee of Exotic Gourmet
Choosing Diwali gifts can be especially tricky if it’s a large family. However, Ferns N Petals has prepared a huge gift hamper for such families and named it the Glee of Exotic Gourmet.
It comes with a wide variety of gourmet food items all packed in such delightful packaging that will make even the most discerning of your relatives smile. Packed inside the gift basket are chocolates with an eclectic blend of savory snacks, chocolate cookies, and five non-alcoholic beverages. You can order it online and even get it delivered to your relatives from fnp.com.
7. Chaayos Green Tea Gift Box
If you are running out of Diwali gift ideas for friends, why not try the Chaayos Green Tea Gift Box. Exclusively created for Diwali, it is truly a unique gifting option for your family and friends. If you have a tea enthusiast in your social or friends circle, this gift hamper will seal their love for you.
This hamper contains Cinnamon Greet Tea and Lemongrass Green Tea both of which are a very healthy alternative to regular tea and coffee.
8. Aroma diffusers
What can be more alluring than a nice-smelling home?
Not only inhabitants, but guests also appreciate indoors that smell fresh. Aroma diffusers make an excellent Diwali gift for relatives and even friends. With diffusers you no longer have to rely on artificial room sprays, rather you can use natural oils such as jasmine, chamomile, and citronella to have an earthly element fragrance that will please most olfactory senses.
Allin Exporters DT-1618 Aromatherapy Diffuser is what will make your relatives feel important.
First, it’s not a cheap run-of-the-mill Diwali gift. You have to shell out over INR 3900 for this diffuser, but it is worth every penny. It is not just a diffuser, it’s also an air purifier, humidifier, and ionizer.
9. Aroma Oil Burner Lamp
If you are planning to gift a diffuser to someone not too tech-savvy, you can pick an aroma oil burner lamp instead. We count it among the best Diwali gifts for the family because even the eldest members can use it.
Aatiutik White Ceramic Buddha Head Aroma Diffuser acts as a centerpiece too, due to its elegant design and make. It works the old way, there is an oil burner over which you put a few drops of aroma oil and beneath there is a cavity to place tealight. This aroma oil burner lamp is an ideal gift as it is a room decor item that also brings in positive energy, thanks to its Buddha head design.
10. Potted plants
Indoor potted plants make truly unique gifts. How often do the indoor plants get your attention at any venue? Almost every time. This festive season, go beyond the materialistic means and pick a plant. We assure you that it will make one of the best Diwali gifts for friends or family. The best plants to pick as a Diwali gift are the ones that are gorgeous yet require minimal maintenance. We recommend flowering amaryllis, a hardy succulent, or this amazing Aralia Variegated Mini Plant.
11. Unique illuminators
Diwali is called the festival of lights for a reason, and what can be better than some unique illuminators. Instead of the usual table and floor lamps go for the SUKAU Color Changing LED Mushroom Night Light. These little illuminators are going to entice with their unique brightness factor and design. Your family, friends, and relatives can use this Mushroom night light in the room, patios, garden, and even balconies.
12. Pet accessories
If your relative or a friend is also a pet parent, nothing can win over their heart as much as a sensibly chosen gift for their pets. People love spoiling their canine or feline, so you can never go wrong choosing a present for their dogs or cats. There is no lack of options, from automatic pet feeders to ‘pet furniture that easily blends into the décor of the home, the variety is huge. The AmazonBasics Extra Small Elevated Cooling Pet Dog Cot Bed is an excellent gift for pet owners.
13. Smart Wearables
Another niche that tops the Diwali gift ideas for friends list is smart wearables. A fitness tracker can be a great gifting idea. Modern fitness trackers come with important sensors to track several health parameters in real-time.
You can pick the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 for your friends. It is one of the highest-selling fitness trackers in India right now. Offered at INR 2,299, this fitness tracker outnumbers most competitors in terms of features. It has an AMOLED display with adjustable brightness, 5ATM water resistance, swim detection, and health and wellness tracking.
14. Posh bed linen
There is no harm in going a bit soft literally, especially if you are buying a Diwali gift for a homemaker. Good quality, soft and posh bed linen is one of the highly sought items across all online stores.
While gifting someone a high-thread-count Egyptian cotton bedsheet might derail your budget, why not buy something like a 100% cotton or linen bed sheet that can go with any colour palette and matches any decor style.
15. Gift Cards
If none of the above options convinces you, then you can always go back to the beloved tradition of gifting money. Just don’t put money in an envelope, rather delight your loved ones with gift cards from some of the biggest online retailers.
Amazon has some amazing gift card options created especially for Diwali. A gift card will allow your family member, relative, or friend to buy anything of their own choice. This especially works when you have little idea about the likes and dislikes of a person.
Diwali is one of the yearly occasions when extended families and friends come together to celebrate. The right gift can make your festive memories even more fun and memorable, and we hope our Diwali gift ideas are unique enough that your gifts will stand out.