Diwali holidays is just around the corner and it’s time to get your shopping bags out again and loosen your purse strings to shop for the wonderful gifts for your family, friends and co-workers. Diwali gift ideas include lights (diyas, candles, electric, lanterns etc.) sweets, new clothes for everybody, jewellery, firecrackers and diwali wishes.
The custom of exchanging gifts during Diwali is centuries old. The gifts at Diwali come with the wishes of happiness and a general wellbeing for the person, family, business that are receiving them.
The gifts of Diwali include sweets, chocolates, dry fruits, customized gift packs, perfumes, jewelry etc.
The actual shopping plans for Diwali 2012 starts a long time before the festival usually arrives.
Diwali comes after the nav-ratrirs and Dusherra (the day Lord Rama killed the evil king Ravana) hence the atmosphere is very festive around the days of Diwali.
In many cultures, the wedding season starts after Diwali and hence you can also include the shopping for the weddings you’ve been invited to.
The stalls stocking the Diwali diyas and firecrackers come out only a few days before Diwali therefore you can leave shopping for that part of the festival until the last three or four days before Diwali. However, we suggest that you start looking for other items such as clothes, jewelry and gifts as soon as the festival season starts.
Traditional clothes are the most popular and preferred for Diwali. Saris, suits and lehenga cholis (traditional long skirts and tops) are the most popular items in demand. You will see most shops displaying and advertising the latest designs and trends in traditional wear. Most of the major stores and name brands offer great discounts as well as buyer incentives for the festive season.
Wearing jewelry on Diwali is customary. New trends in gold and silver jewelry designs abound and encourage most shoppers as this is the best time to shop for new ornaments during the days of Diwali.
Be sure not to forget the gifts you’ve made note of in your shopping list for Diwali 2012. Gifts require a great deal of consideration. The amount of thought you put into your Diwali gift ideas shows how much you care. You can also try to make the gifts yourself and add a special touch to them. Lanterns, paintings, embroidered cloths or cushions, crafts etc. make excellent personal gift items. You can also order personalised gift items to be gifted in the office or club.