Diwali is just round the corner and it’s the time for gifting. Here are 6 Useful Diwali Gift Ideas for people bored of the regular dry fruits platter and sweet boxes. These Diwali Gift Ideas are utilitarian and will be enjoyed by family and friends.

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When was the last time you got a platter of almonds, pistachio, raisins, cashews during Diwali and you really really loved it? If you ask me, the answer is NEVER. Getting these dry fruits and sweets for Diwali is as boring as flying New York to Delhi! When you gift someone, the receiver should have a smile on her face and not think internally – Oh no not again! These Useful Diwali Gift Ideas are not your regular gift ideas, all of them have some utility for the receiver and will be loved by them.

Useful Diwali Gift Ideas

useful diwali gift ideas

Multiple Frame Wall Painting and Wall Decal

Wall paintings and wall decals are a rage these days with everyone wanting to make at least one feature wall in their house. Gift your family and friends the perfect festive multiple frame wall painting or wall decal to jazz up their house. These come in Full HD printing which gives a vivid appearance – enough to captivate everyone with the beauty.

Price: 499/- INR for 10 x 20 inches Frame

Check it out here

Body and Lip Sugar Scrubs

useful diwali gift ideas

Everyone needs to pamper their skin, don’t they. This Diwali gift your BFFs some sugar scrubs for body and lip love. Sugar scrubs are all organic and help in exfoliating skin. You can also go the DIY way and create a batch of sugar scrubs. Here’s a quick recipe for it.

You will need

  1. Granulated Sugar – 1 cup
  2. Coconut Oil – 4 tablespoon
  3. Essential oils – lavender/ lemon/ peppermint – 10-15 drops
  4. Food coloring – 5 drops (color depending on the essential oil you are using)

How to Make DIY Sugar scrub?

Mix sugar and coconut oil in a bowl.

Add essential oil and food coloring and mix well

Transfer in small jars and cover with tight lid.

Tie a ribbon or a name tag on the jar and write the name or a Diwali Greeting.

Get cute looking jars for gifting your handmade scrub, you could also add a little handmade tag to personalize the gift.

Cost – Less than 100/- INR for the ingredients for 1 batch.

Cute Journals

useful diwali gift ideas

Do your friends have a habit of writing? Are they closet poets or doodlers? Gift them a cute journal this Diwali. Journals are a writer’s best friend. You always don’t have to gift a leather embossed journal. Get a journal with fabric cover in festive designs or motifs.

Price: 814/- INR for 8” x 5.5” journal with handmade paper

Check it out here.

Cake Stand

useful diwali gift ideas

Do you visit this friend for her lip-smacking cakes and pastries? Is she The Baker in your friend’s circle? Does she love baking cakes and cupcakes? This is one of the best Useful Diwali Gift Ideas tailor-made for your baker friend. Gift a cake stand with a server or a revolving cake turntable that they can use while decorating and serving cakes for their parties!

Cost – Cake Stand with server – 550/- INR

Revolving Cake Turn Table – 333/- INR

Tea Light Holder

useful diwali gift ideas

Diwali is a festival of lights. Keeping our Make in India in mind, more and more people are choosing handmade dias and candles for decoration over the Chinese decorative lights. Gift your friend a wall mounted tea light holder to bring that festive mood in.

Cost – 699/- INR for a set of two

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Diwali Cupcakes

useful diwali gift ideas

Move over the traditional sweets this year. Everyone will be bringing them anyone. Get Diwali cupcakes instead. Bakers across India are getting creative and making cupcakes in flavors that you have seldom come across in baking. You can find bakeries making Diwali themed cupcakes during this time with festive cupcake toppers or Indian flavors like rabdi, motichoor, kaju – pista etc.

Cost – 250/- for 6 cupcakes

Aren’t these all super cute? These 6 Useful Diwali Gift Ideas are going to make you popular this Diwali. So don’t you give it a try? Let me know.

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14 Comments on 6 Useful Diwali Gift Ideas all under Rs. 1000

  1. Snigdha Prusti
    October 16, 2017 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Ohh my all the ideas are awesome.. I like the multi frame wall painting and the journal is also cute… The DIY sugar scrub is also awesome..
    Dear I like the intro of me by you… Thank you so much…

  2. Aakash Jha
    October 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank You For the outstanding suggestions… @Tina

  3. Geeta Nair
    October 17, 2017 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

    Good suggestions. In fact some of them can be included in the New Year gifting ideas list.
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  4. Sanch @ Sanch Writes
    October 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Those are great ideas but I have a serious question — when did gift-giving on Diwali start? I left India 12 years ago and haven’t celebrated Diwali since then and back when I was there, we never exchanged gifts.
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  5. Prasanna Raghavan
    October 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm (1 year ago)

    They’re surely great ideas. For those who are thinking about what go gift on occasions, this is really helpful. Great post, Tina.

  6. Minakshi bajpai
    October 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm (1 year ago)

    You have suggested very unique ideas for diwali gifting. I rrally like all these. Specially the wall decor painting is very attractive and the best idea for gifting. Thanks for sharing

  7. Varsh
    October 23, 2017 at 8:22 am (1 year ago)

    Loved the journals and the lamps! Diwali cupcakes is a new thing. These are such great recommendations, Tina. Different from the tons of dry fruit baskets that keep getting collected at home.

  8. Anami
    October 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Awesome. I gifted multiple frame wall decal to one of my friends. It has peacock and flowers. I loved the journal. Will gift myself one. 😀

  9. Yogeeta Rane
    October 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Loved the different ideas you teamed up to complete this Diwali Feel Post. Totally loving it :). Cupcakes & lip balm jar was my favorite of all 🙂


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