Gifts for International Women’s Day don’t have to be pricey or luxe. It’s about surprising your favourite ladies and letting them know you’re happy to have them in your life. Here are a few options.
Let the Bugs and Beetles Bedazzle her
If the woman in your life is an animal lover, the Bug’s Life Collection will really make her proud. These fashionable one-of-a-kind pieces are made from reclaimed materials and ooze with style and élan. The collection is playful and inspired by nature with symbolic motifs of bees and beetles set in coloured exquisite Swarovski crystals. The products in this range include stackable bangles, dangler earrings, statement cuffs and rings.
Price: On Request
Availability: 101-18 A Landmark Building, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai.
Shop No 27, The Bohemian Shop,The New Oberoi Shopping Centre, Nariman Point.
Call: 022-22880981 / 9819056604
Gift a food subscription from SpiceBox
What can be a better gift to a woman than sending her yummy food each day of the month? A new meal each day for 30 days! No, we don’t mean cooking for her (though she’d love it) but gifting her a tiffin subscription from India’s leading tiffin service. The meals are deliciously homey with minimal oil and masalas. Plus she will love the variety as no dish is repeated all month. They even have a vegan meal option in the Indian menu.
Price: Rs 85-105 for a single meal
Availability: www.spicebox.in or order on Zomato
Gift her some ‘Mist’ical Magic
A woman can never have enough personal hygiene products. And definitely not when it comes to body mists. The Nyassa Velvet Touch Body Mist is filled with the goodness of black roses and Middle Eastern Oudh. Lighter than a perfume, she can carry it in her purse and freshen up with just one single spray any time. The fragrance is earthy and will inspire her you to stay active all throughout the day.
Price: Rs 800 for 150 ml
Coffee on her face
Coffee junkies will love this ‘brewtiful’ gift that marries the goodness of cocoa powder with caffeine. MCaffeine Choco Caffeine Glow Face pack is India’s first caffeine infused personal care product. Yes, it has real cocoa, just like your favourite premium chocolate plus caffeine which helps battle pollution, UV rays, ageing and stress that damage the skin. So your ladylove can now bask in the aroma of chocolates while cocoa and caffeine do their magic on her face.
Price: Rs 599 for 50ml
Availability: on MCaffeine.com and over 30 ecommerce websites including Flipkart, Amazon, Nykaa amongst others.
India Inspired fashion
When it comes to gift ideas for women, no one is more fun to shop for than the ladies who know a thing or two about accessories. These timelessly elegant range of earrings, necklace, rings and nose pins carefully maintain the harmony between classic styles and contemporary motifs. Beautiful enamel fillings compliment the modern motifs. She will also love the fact that you are contributing your two bits towards reviving the lost art of glorious handcrafted Indian jewelry.
Price: Rs 899-2000
Available at: www.toniq.in, Myntra, Jabong, Nykaa, and is also present at 50 Lifestyle stores.
Chocolate coated seeds for the health conscious
When in doubt, stick to chocolate. Young or old, everybody loves a taste of the sweet stuff. But this is special as it’s an innovative, healthy snack. All Heart's Chocolate Seeded Crackers are powered with oats, chia and pumpkin seeds and then coated with delicious dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt. The tad bit of chocolate-y goodness makes it the perfect mid-meal snack for absolutely anyone.
Price: Rs 145
Sweep her off her feet with a magnificent meal at Masala Library
Mind you…this is no ordinary meal. It’s the culinary laboratory of the czar of Indian cooking, Jiggs Kalra. The sheer unusualness of the dishes here will be a great conversation starter (just in case you are tongue tied). The understated brown interiors with elegant wood work and rock walls will keep the focus where it should be – the woman. Go for the peppered prawns on a bed of curd rice. The Braised mutton chaap is streaked with maple syrup and kokum glaze. The Bhindi Jaipuri on a bed of Rajasthani churma and roasted papad is a great vegetarian option, even for carnivores. The vessels that ferry the dishes are no less magnificent - real oyster shells, dimpled white plates, star fish shaped cutlery, etc. The desserts will take her breath away. The humble jalebi comes as tiny pearls luxuriating in rabdi in a star fish shaped bowl.
Price: Rs 5000 for two
Where: Masala Library, ground floor, First International Financial Centre, G block, Bandra Kurla Complex. Tel: 022 66 424 142
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