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Shruti Khairnar

Aspe­cial fes­ti­val like Di­wali asks for spe­cial presents. Up your gift­ing game this fes­tive sea­son by opt­ing for quirky, unique gifts that will make this year even more mem­o­rable for you and your loved ones.

HAND­MADE SOAPS

Di­wali is the fes­ti­val dur­ing which bathing with ub­tan — a tra­di­tion­ally-made paste — makes a come­back. A lot of lux­ury and bou­tique beauty brands have now come up with hand­made and hand­crafted bath prod­ucts, and hand­crafted soaps are just one of them. With at­trac­tive pack­ag­ing to boot, these make for good gifts this fes­tive sea­son.

GYM MEM­BER­SHIP

Speak­ing of health, gift­ing a gym mem­ber­ship to your loved ones will go a long way in main­tain­ing their fit­ness. A lot of gyms come up with great fes­tive of­fers this time of the year, and gift­ing one would In the wake of the re­cently-im­ple­mented plas­tic ban, mar­kets are now in­un­dated with more eco-friendly op­tions such as cloth and pa­per bags. Gift­ing fancy bags made out of cloth would help you spread the mes­sage of go­ing green as well as keep­ing it stylish.

make for a good off­beat idea in­deed.

PLANTS

There is no bet­ter time to go green than dur­ing Di­wali. With the ris­ing air pol­lu­tion and the de­creas­ing green cover in ur­ban ar­eas, city life has taken a set­back for all. In­door air qual­ity is sup­pos­edly al­most as bad as the out­doors, if not worse. Gift an air-pu­ri­fy­ing plant this fes­tive sea­son. Plants such as gar­den mum, spi­der plant and peace lily make for great gifts.

Hand­made soaps Healthy food or a gym mem­ber­ship is a unique gift­ing idea

A house plant makes for a good gift

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