Best Diwali Gifts for 2019 |

These Thoughtful Ideas Will Make the Best Diwali Gifts

We found the best gifts to give this year for the Hindu festival of lights

Posted on

14 October 2019

Last updated on 15 October 2019
Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
by Clarice Awa
These Thoughtful Ideas Will Make the Best Diwali Gifts

These top picks from Amazon will cover all your Diwali gift-giving needs

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.

Available on Amazon for AED 70

2. Pink Parrot gold and silk cushion covers

Add a touch of vibrant elegance to any room with this set of five silk cushion covers, available in a variety of colours and gold motifs.

Available on Amazon for AED 93

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.

Available on Amazon for AED 57

4. Reusable marigold decorations

With these reusable marigolds made of recycled fibres and available in various colours and styles, your Diwali flower decor will never wither.

Available on Amazon for AED 28.99

5. Crystal Brass Akhand Oil Lamp

This delicate and gorgeous crystal and brass oil lamp from Collectible India is bound to become a celebration-favourite.

Available on Amazon from AED 77

For gentlemen

You can't go wrong with these Diwali gifts for men...

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.

Available on Amazon for AED 29.90

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!

Available on Amazon for AED 199

8. Red chain brooch

Get him this wine red and gold chain brooch that will look excellent with any kurtas, sherwanis, pathanis, and Nehru jackets.

Available on Amazon for AED 68.86

General presents

We've handpicked the best Diwali presents that everyone from your aunties to the nieces will actually love...

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.

Available on Amazon for AED 33.33

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!

Available on Amazon for AED 48

11. Ready-to-draw rangoli kit

A great set for anyone who's passionate about making rangoli. The Odishabazaar kit comes with vibrant colours, stencils, and a special pen for designing.

Available on Amazon for AED 67

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.

All products featured in this article are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are accurate at the time of publishing.



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