We found the best gifts to give this year for the Hindu festival of lights
14 October 2019| Last updated on 15 October 2019
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India's "Festival of Light", otherwise known as Diwali, is a truly enchanting and colourful event. Set to take place on October 27 this year, residents across the UAE are gearing up to celebrate good conquering evil.
Diwali is celebrated by turning on lots of lights around the household because it follows the theme of good, or the light, defeating evil, the darkness. Prayers are given to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the Hindu god of luck and wisdom.
Gift-giving is another key part of the occasion - it's the perfect time to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you, but finding that perfect gift can be quite difficult. You'd want to find the right present that your friends and family will actually appreciate - gifts that won't get passed on or hid in its box for months to come.
Read on to find all the best gift ideas we actually want to give (and receive) for Diwali 2019.
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For the house
Friends and loved ones will love these gorgeous festive decors, perfect for elevating any home this Diwali.
1. Colourful tiled stickers
Available in vibrant mosaic and mandala designs, these Paper Plane Design stickers will turn any stairway, wall, or furniture ultra colourful and Diwali-ready.
3. Reusable acrylic rangolis
We love this wonderful, hassle-free design that's readily available for use. Decorate your home's floor, use it for a wedding occasion, house-warming ceremony, or any other festive season. We recommend decorating it with natural flowers for a lovely touch.
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6. Beard catcher
Just ask your dad, brother, friend, or significant other - it's annoying to clean up the mess after trimming one's beard. This Diwali, make their grooming routine a lot easier with this handy beard catcher - guaranteed to turn the clean-up process into just five seconds.
7. Xiaomi white smartwatch
Perfect for the fitness lads or those looking to start a routine - this budget smartwatch has a lightweight, durable design with top-notch features. It comes equipped with a real-time PPG heart rate sensor, and GPS chip that accurately records the user's daily movements, pace, and other key data to help with their fitness routine. You won't have to worry about charging this watch frequently, thanks to its strong battery life that can last up to 45 hours.
Beyond health and sports, it will notify the wearer regarding incoming calls, messages, app notifications, alarms, and reminders. Treat your man, your close friend, or relative this Diwali with a present that will help improve their fitness lifestyle. There's no better time, especially when the Dubai Fitness Challenge will kickstart this October!
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9. Metal drinking straws
Skip the typical cutlery and utensil gifts. For a utensil present that a receiver will genuinely appreciate, why not opt for these silver stainless steel straws. FDA approved, they're an eco-friendly addition to any drink whether you're at home or outside.
10. Organic seeds with instructions
Instead of giving flowers this Diwali, try this wonderful alternative - a pack of over 1,000 quality seeds that will let the DIY, gardening, or plant enthusiast in your life grow their own organic flower patch at home. It also comes with its own gardening instructions and tips.
It's the gift that keeps on giving!
12. Silver Lakshmi bracelet with a box of chocolates
On the auspicious day of the Festival of Lights celebration, gifting something equally auspicious and delightful is always considered ideal. That's why a combo of a gorgeous, silver Lakshmi bracelet (AED 92.80) with a box of chocolates will be an excellent Diwali gift option to think about gifting and surprising your loved one during this Diwali.
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