Diwali celebrations begin with the festival of Dhanterus, which is the combination of two words ‘Dhan (money)’ + Terus (13th day). As the name suggests Dhanterus this is the day when people purchase new household items for their homes. It is a tradition to buy new utensils, gold and silver jewelery on this day as it is believed that it brings more wealth to the homes. Diwali 2012 will see a shift to more practical gift items just like Christmas Gifts.
These items include electronic gadgets, holidays, weekend getaways, original crystals etc. Each year as the days of Diwali get nearer the demands for these items also increase. Some of the very popular items that are in demand for Diwali 2012 are:
Laptops: In today’s world they’re more of a necessity than an accessory. If anybody in your family is tech savvy then a new laptop with the latest software will make an ideal gift. You can even include some stylish laptop covers, which are the rage nowadays.
USB Pen drives and portable hard drives: With so much data to handle nowadays, storage devices such as USB drives and portable hard drives also make great gifts.
Spa holidays and weekend getaways: Everybody loves a break now and then and if it comes in the form of a gift then it increases the pleasure even more. Make sure that when you are gifting holidays the dates are flexible and the recipient can use them at the dates that are most convenient to them.
Electronic accessories: Mobile accessories, stylish speakers, 3-D finger mouse, laptop sleeves, carry bags, cooling pads, mobile stands, mobile covers etc. can be used as gifts to compliment an electronic item.
Electronic kitchen appliances: Microwave ovens, food processors, toaster/grill, blenders, induction cooker etc. are utility items used in kitchens and they make working in the kitchen easier and faster. A trendy toaster with two or four slice option will make preparing those rushed breakfasts a lot easier.
Latest watches: Watches nowadays come packed with all the different kinds of features such as waterproofing, silicone straps, illuminating dials, world clocks, timers etc. and are available in attractive colors that are difficult to resist.
If your Diwali calendar is already filled with the list of things to do in preparation for Diwali 2012, you can easily shop for the gifts online from various sites. You will also find many great discounts online and will not have to worry about their delivery.