For us, festivals mean good food (for a month straight) and we know you agree. This Diwali, bring joy to the homes of all your loved ones by picking any one of the many food-related gift ideas we have curated for you. There's something for the tea lover, baker, wine connoisseur and even, for the snacker in your life. Check it out.
Laduree You must have heard about this French cafe's foray into India but did you know that they are offering opulent gift hampers for Diwali? With macarons, tea sachets and meringues all in one box, this is for the friend that appreciates the finer things in life. To order: call on 08988888811 or visit the store Cost: starts at Rs 4500
Provenance A boutique that is dedicated to curating thoughtful hampers, you can trust Provenance for all your gifting needs. With an indulgent collection that celebrates the colours and festivities of the season, these include offerings of chocolates, pantry staples and cakes. To order: visit provenancegifts.com (they deliver pan-India) Cost: starts at Rs 395
Got a baking novice or a baking aficionado in your life? Our sister brand Start2bake offers virtual baking workshops with top chefs from across India that make for sweet gifts (for a friend or even for yourself) Some upcoming classes include vegan festive baking and another one on savoury bread-making. To register: visit www.start2bake.in/course/ Cost: starts at Rs 1450
An Ode To Gaia
If you're looking for goodies that are delicious, healthy and sustainable, An Ode to Gaia has you covered. Pick from a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free options like truffles, tea cakes and even a mango shrikhand cheesecake. To order: whatsapp them at +91 9321569632 Cost: starts at Rs 1400
Sage and Saffron
Delight your loved ones' tastebuds with Sage and Saffron's Diwali special menu, which includes treats like malgapodi-spiced nuts, jaggery payasam with cranberry rabdi and sesame and pistachio roll ups. And after the goodies are over you can repurpose the container as a vase which adds a nice touch to the gift. To order: call 09136012030 Cost: starts at Rs 2000
This one is for your chai-loving dost. From a tie-dyed box option to a Navratna box that includes nine unique and natural tea blends to even a build-your-own-gift option, this brand has simplified the process of choosing. And anyway, what's better than gifting the best treasures of India's tea and herb gardens to a loved one? To order: visit teatrunk.in/collections/festiveteas Cost: starts at Rs 719
Perch Wine & Coffee Bar
The festive season calls for get-togethers and that calls for good wine. But if you're fretting about which one makes for a good gift, Perch has got you covered. Their hamper neatly packs a bottle of double-barrel Shiraz by Jacob's Creek alongside cheese from Eleftheria and other savoury bites from Darima Farms. A package that can bring so much joy to a night-in. To order: call +9198208 93375 Cost: Rs 5500
Wonder Foods and Farms
This one is the friend who loves to snack aka you, me, anyone! In collaboration with Karishma Sakhrani this brand has whipped out a hamper containing four gourmet sauces like toum and smoked chilli oil. Your friend can dunk chips, breadsticks or crackers in these or serve them on a cheese platter the next time you visit. To order: call +919967660179 Cost: Rs Rs 2000
If you've ever had a macaron at Le 15, you know that it would make for an ideal gift. Pooja Dhingra's Le 15 is offering boxes of six and twelve and if you're looking for something different, you can also gift their classic dipkies and hot chocolate mix that comes in the cutest packaging. And for the baker friend, her new book Coming Home will also make for a real special gift. To order: visit le15.com/collections/shop-all-diwali-curations Cost: starts at Rs 250
Mason and Co.
Please be sure that we will be supporting Indian chocolatiers this festive season, and Mason and Co has specially designed Diwali packs that will make your chocolate-loving gals go gaga. If an 85% dark chocolate is not your thing, perhaps a sourdough and sea salt dark chocolate will do? Or a crunchy peanut butter dark chocolate? Take your pick. To order: visit masonchocolate.com/product-category/gift-sets/ Cost: Rs 960
After graduating from USC and making the most of LA's food scene, Samika is now back in India and ready to explore the food in her own country. A culinary enthusiast, she spends a lot of time brainstorming dinner ideas, looking up new restaurants, listening to podcasts and has a special knack for churning her own ice cream.