Diwali gifts for the late Lateef
With just a few days to go before Diwali, do you find that you’ve dispatched gifts to your buyers and suppliers and dozens of corporate clients, but don’t have a clue what to get for your nearest and dearest? If so, stall the stress bout and read on. Here are five quick-fix gift ideas that are guaranteed not to fail...
For your lady love: Diamonds. They don’t call them a girl’s best friend for nothing. If you have a regular jeweller, don’t rock the boat or attempt any last minute experiments — just buy something that fits your budget from your tried-and-tested trader. However, should you need direction, we’d recommend Anmol Jewellers in Mumbai and Gurgaon; Shobha Asar in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbai and Tanishq stores across the country (or, if all else fails, online).
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For your family: A vacation. Pretty much every luxury and budget hotel is already booked out over Diwali weekend. Since you’ve failed to plan ahead, take the time now to gift your family tickets for a stunning Christmas vacation. The Taj has a sublime Vivanta property in Bekal (Kerala) and an equally memorable property in Bentota (Sri Lanka) that we’d recommend highly. If you are looking to travel even further, England is exquisite over Christmas — just be prepared to return with excess baggage after shopping at their year-end sales!
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For your parents: An annual membership to a local day-spa or a handful of day-spa vouchers. For those who’ve spent their youth pampering you, dig deep and dish out on a gift that will pamper them perfectly in return. Keep the services flexible, so they can choose from all available packages and enjoy seasonal offers as well.
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For your best buddy: An upgrade! If he or she has been eyeing a better phone or a better watch, that’s a quick buy that will win you brownie points until the next upgrade. If that’s too pricey (given how much you’ve spent on all your other gifts already), settle for a voucher that will ease the pressure when they decide to make their own purchase.
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For your favourite aunt: Flowers. It may sound dull, but we’re upping the ante. Don’t just send her a single bouquet; ask your neighbourhood florist for a package deal that will ensure fresh cut flowers fill her home on a weekly basis all year round. Might we suggest oriental lilies? They stay fresh for at least a week and have a mild but wonderful fragrance.
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Post by - Sonali Velinker Kamat