7 Diwali Gift Ideas That Don’t Involve Sweets & Chocolates

Diwali gift ideas

Diwali is finally here! In the mayhem of the festival preparation, one of the most important aspects is the spirit of gift-giving, and choosing the perfect one for your family and friends is not a piece of cake. Assorted sweets and dry fruits make a common gift list, but there is so much more you can do with. Here are some ideas for your Diwali gifts:

DIY Memory Gifts

DIY gifts are the latest trend, considering that they don’t burn holes in your pocket and can be made from the comfort of your home. DIYs are also a lot more personal than purchased items, which add more value to your gift. One such DIY is an explosion box, full with pictures and messages addressed to whoever is receiving this gift. If you don’t know how to make one, you’ll find plenty of step-by-step tutorials online.


The festival is all about lights. There’s so much variety to choose from – not just those simple earthen diyas but diyas with beautiful designs and colours. The level of creativity is something to marvel at. These diyas can be used all round the year too, and will make for aesthetically pleasing home décor. They are easily available anywhere in the market and even online.

Spiritual Idols

It doesn’t necessarily have to be larger than life in size! Even the small, intricately handcrafted idols are a sight to behold. Spiritual gifts are very much a part of India’s long-standing Diwali traditions, and is even practiced globally.

Crockery Set

You can never go wrong with a good crockery set. Girls, you’ll definitely cherish this.

There are endless varieties of crockery sets everywhere, in varying colours, materials and brands, and you can even avail of great deals floating around during  Diwali.

Pen sets

From adolescents to the elderly, from households to offices this is used everywhere. And if you know someone who is a stationary fanatic, pen sets will definitely make the perfect gift.

Puja Thaalis

Diwali is not only about making merry and feasting. The Diwali puja is of utmost importance to the celebration of Diwali. The puja entails worshiping the deities, and an invitation to visit and bless homes. Puja thaalis and their spectacular designs are definitely a memorable gift.

Home decor

There are Home decor items like lanterns, bedsheets, fancy tapestry, wall clocks, candle stands, scented candles and much more that come in very handy for everyone, and can be used for years to come.


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