This Diwali, try a different gift

Published: Nov 08, 2012, 07:35 IST | Swapnal Tilekar |

Swapnal Tilekar selects a few out-of-the-ordinary products that one could buy for their loved ones, this festive season

Traditionally, sweets and a beautiful bouquet could be the best options to express your gratitude to your dear ones, but these days, everyone wants more. So, why not move on from the greeting card and roses and look for something extraordinary?

Cookies at Cookie Man

Cookies from Cookie Man:
From traditional, crunchy cookies to cream-filled cookies, and exotic chocolate dipped indulgences, these guarantee delight for your loved ones. For the health conscious, they also have a range of no-added-sugar-cookies that are highly recommended, in case you are watching your calories.
At Camp Cantonment and Wadgaon.
Cost Rs 200 onwards

Organic gift hampers at MoMo2Go

Organic gift hampers at MoMo2Go
If your receiver is a fan of the tea or coffee, MoMo2Go is the place to be. The restaurant is offering a range of organic gift and wellness hampers. They have also special goodies hamper pack for children.
Till November 15, 10 am to 10 pm
At MoMo2Go, Courtyard by Marriott, City Centre, Bund Garden Road.
Call 67248250/67248181

Montblanc’s leather bags for women

Accessories it is
From leather bags for women to accessories like pens and cufflinks for women, Montblanc’s has got accessories for both. The Red Gold collection of pens and its Classic cufflinks made of stainless steel with red gold coloured and black titanium are just the things made for men.
At Montblanc Exclusive Boutique, Choice Apartment, Shop no. 4-6C, Dhole Patil Road
Call 40026551, 40026552
Cost Rs 7,000 onwards

Online sites
Online shopping not only makes it easier for you to send gifts, but also saves you from the trouble of strolling around the city looking for that perfect gift. They offer a huge catalogue of gifts to choose from, and most of them deliver throughout the country. Besides, there’s always a special offer going on. There are plenty of websites you can log in to:,,,, and among others.

Trip to an exotic location
Diwali is all about expressing your thankfulness to your loved ones; what else could be a better way to show it that than a trip to an exotic location. It's expensive but an exotic travel package could easily help them relax the mind and enjoy the holiday at a pristine island destination.

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