The moment one mentions Holi, a burst of many colours comes to mind. And also a plethora of sweets, along with special holi gifts for family and friends. But there is much more to it than just colors and sweets. Different parts of India have different traditions and rituals that have been followed for centuries and are specific and unique to certain regions.
Lathmar Holi is celebrated in Barsana & Nandgaon. The distinct ritual followed in this one is that the women throw sticks at men or beat the men with sticks as part of the celebration. While some men take on the gentle blows valiantly, some take a protective shield just in case.
Another celebration type goes on for a whole week in the North Eastern. While colors are an integral part of Holi, what sets it apart is the beautiful blend of indigenous rituals. Thabal Chongba is a traditional Manipuri dance that is famous during this festival.
In Punjab Holi is known as Holla Mohalla and is more about commemorating brave Sikh warriors. Langars, music competitions and mock battles are a part of this tradition.
Phoolon ki Holi is celebrated in many parts of India. Some highlights are the re-enactment of the Raas Leela and the usage of flowers along with colors as it is believed that Lord Krishna and Radha had first played Holi with flowers.
Be a part of different Holi celebrations by visiting these places and immerse yourself in the different spirits of Holi along with colours.
Women’s Day is on 8th March, the perfect time to celebrate womankind. Shower your favourite women with loving gifts and symbols of woman power and make it the special day it is.
A sweet pink mug with a matching chocolate with a pink wrapper, and both say Happy Women’s Day! You can also add your personalised message on the gift.
The Women’s Day Snow Globe, a lovely frame to decorate the house meaningfully.
Special chocolate boxes just for the occasion.
Gift this cute Teddy with your personalised message to the best woman ever!
For the Superwoman in your life, a personalised keychain and fridge magnet with a beautiful pic on them.
The Perfect Woman gift cards for the perfect woman in your life.
Be it your Grandmom, Mom, wife, sister, girlfriend or a friend who is a girl, it’s time to cherish them all. And there is a sweet gift for every one of them that will express your love and respect, so go ahead and shower them with gifts on Women’s Day!
For those who love to cook, just being in the kitchen, surrounded by spices and delectable aromas is enough to keep them going. On the other hand, some of us need a helping hand to survive in the kitchen and make cooking a fun activity.
Here are some cool gift ideas for those who love cooking and also those who struggle, to make the experience more fun and enjoyable.
A personalised classy chopping board that has a message engraved on it from you is a sweet and thoughtful gift for wife or husband, depending on who takes over the kitchen.
Aprons with your names on them are also a cool gift for couples, one for the husband and one for the wife, for those weekends when you bond while cooking together.
And you have a bunch of adorable kids, get one for them, exclusively for them with their name on it. Kids love named gifts and it will encourage them to lend a helping hand and learn with you.
A framed memento proclaiming him or her the best cook in the world is a must have for any kitchen wall. This cool kitchen gift item expresses your appreciation for their cooking.
A unique gift idea is this rolling pin that has the name on it. Rarely would one see something like this in the kitchen on a mandatory item in every Indian kitchen. Couple it with a personalised chef hat and you’re set.
Personalised oven gloves for those who love to bake make a great birthday gift. The secret ingredient of any food item being love.
Get an offbeat gift for your husband or wife on their birthday or as an anniversary gift. Especially for those who love cooking, make the kitchen the special place it deserves to be with a happy cook in it.
Like any other festival from across the world, Christmas is steeped in traditions. A time spent with family, there are some rituals and festivities that are associated with Xmas without which the festival would feel incomplete.
The foremost essential at a Christmas gathering would surely be the Xmas tree. Decorated with beautiful and colorful ornaments, the tree takes centrestage. Most popular ornaments being Santa Claus, fairies and stars, especially the big bright one right at the top of the tree.
Christmas carolling or sing alongs at home are another endearing tradition. From O Holy Night to In The Bleak Midwinter, young and old, all join in to the melodious tunes. While some of the singing happens in church and some at home, carol singing groups that go door to door are also a frequent sight to be seen during these days. The neighbourhood rings with the music and melody.
No festival is complete without the traditional food on the menu. Roasted turkey or goose with glazed ham sets the table. Sumptuous stir fried vegetables and home made breads serve as accompaniments. Other baked goodies like fruit cakes and chocolate muffins light up the table but is incomplete without the Yule Log.
And last but not least, something the children will never accept Christmas without and even though they may not admit it, even the adults want this too, the Christmas presents in those colorful red and green Christmas stocking hanging over the fireplace or under the xmas tree. There is surely at least one gift for everyone on Christmas, if not more. The joy of sitting with loved one, opening your gifts on a white Christmas morning is one the best feelings on such a festive occasion.
Although the end of the year brings a certain amount of sadness at the year passing by, it is also a time of cheer. People look forward to welcoming the new year with the hope that it will be better than the previous one.
New Year celebrations are incomplete without the party where we all shout out Happy New Year at the stroke of midnight. Another great way to ring in the next year is to share gifts with loved ones.
1 Photo Band Bracelet
A beautiful personalised jewelry item. Wear your favourite pic around your wrist with this lovely bracelet. A great gift for girlfriends or as an anniversary gift for your partner.
2 Drive Safe Keychain
Give this to the loved ones whom you want to stay safe. This sweet and thoughtful keychain gift will remind them to take care of themselves.
3 Personalised Date T shirts
A cool gift for NY, get the year printed on t shirts for everyone. This is also a great birthday or reunion gift idea.
4 Sex Lighter
This is a naughty gift for your partner. make them laugh or blush with this fun gift item.
5 Personalised Beer Bottle Labels
This would be the perfect beer bottle for your New Year party. jazz up the bar with these labelled bottles. Also makes for a fun gift for friends who love their beer.
6 Pocket Keychain
A sweet home gift, this personalised keychain has pictures that you cherish. A must have in your bag.
7 Personalised Hukka
Another cool gift for New Years or just as a fun addition to your new year party, this hookah is a personalised gift. The value of a gift increases when you put a name on it or personalise it in other ways. It gives a personal touch that makes it special.
Get ready to ring in the new year with lots of fun and great gifts for everyone. Make your party unique and extra special with these cool gift ideas.
Normally candles are associated with birthdays, the ones that you bow out on top of the cake. But there is much more to candles than just as a cake decoration.
You can also gift candles to the birthday boy or girl. Personalised candles are also a big hit with age, names or even pictures on them. Photo candles make a romantic gift idea for anniversaries or weddings.
Candles are also great as for festive occasions like an Xmas gift or a Diwali gift. They are a unique way to light up the house on such festivals.
Gift packs of candle sets are another interesting idea for gifting. With beautiful words printed in colorful text, these candles add a unique touch to the home decor and make for great home gifts too.
A romantic gift for your partner could be these lovely candles that express your sentiments. Decorate the room with these beautiful candles on Valentine’s Day or your anniversary or even your honeymoon.
Candles can also be used in a unique way, instead of a thank you note, one could give out Thank You candles that convey the message in a more charming way.
Think out of the box and you will see how candles can actually be gifted to anyone on any occasion. A truly evergreen gift that is fit for all ages or relationships.
As the end of the year approaches people have a lot to look forward to. With Christmas round the corner, the mood is that of love and togetherness. Spending the holidays with friends and family, exchanging gifts with loved ones and expressing gratitude for all that one has had through the year. With the New Year approaching right after that, it is also a time for reflection and self analysis.
While memories are celebrated during the Xmas festivities, New Year celebrations are more about creating new ones. No matter how the year went by one always looks to the next year as a gift of the opportunity to make things better, to improve on the past. It encourage a positive outlook to the coming year.
Christmas and New year festivities go hand in hand as one follows the other. The mood and tone of the celebrations are also similar. Both are family celebrations involving the children as well as the adults. Families get together for dinners and parties. People set aside time to be with each other. And as part of the fun they exchange gifts as well.
With the year having been taken over by worries about the pandemic, how we celebrate this year will change drastically but the spirit will remain the same. Families and friends may not be able to meet in person but the distance can be made up through video call, sending each other gifts and staying in touch as much as one can. So prepare for Christmas and New Year with the same enthusiasm but a higher level of care.
The wedding day is a big day for both the bride and the groom. It is the beginning of life together with someone you love and people celebrate that love by giving gifts to the couple to start their new life. These gifts are usually home gifts, home décor items or useful gifts for a home. The bride also enjoys special attention with wonderful and unique gifts lavished on her. While the groom may feel a bit left behind in terms of gift options available for men, these days there is a variety available to make them happy as well.
Automated Tie Rack: This motorized, sleek and useful gadget is ideal for the upwardly mobile executive, a great way to get the groom organised and ready to impress his bride.
Elegant Watch Box: A classy gift for him that can be used to store his precious watches safely, as well as other expensive items.
Vertigo Bottle Holder & Lock: Help the couple set up their bar with these cool gift items. These are stylish bar accessories that are great as party gifts too.
Photo Wallet: This personalised gift is a memorable one that will last for a long time due to the emotional value that the photo will bring to it. So make sure you choose the right pic, on that warms the couple’s heart forever.
Handsome Chef Apron: Get this funny gift and make the groom laugh, a personalised apron that deems him the most handsome of them all. This naughty gift will also help the groom make a favourable impression with the bride.
Don’t let the bride have all the fun, gift the groom with some cool items and make it equally fun for him. Weddings are an affair to remember for a lifetime and the gifts should be the same, evergreen and unforgettable!
The joy of gifting increases manifold on Christmas Day. It is pretty much the peitome of gifting. This is one celebration that brings people of all ages and gender joy, through the common occasion of Xmas.
This the day that is most looked forward to by the children, The thought of Santa Claus having left something wonderful for them under the tree is beyond compare. Even if they know that the parents got the gifts for kids, it makes no difference. From personalised mugs and water bottles to fun games and toys, the options for children’s gifts are endless.
Even the adults love opening their gifts on Christmas morning, even if they deny it. Their joy at getting a lovely Xmas gift matches the kids in every way. There are a number of things to choose from to get a gift for your husband of wife. Personalised gift items that create memories are more popular with the grown ups.
Other gift ideas for the Christmas season are home decor items. Within this category also one can get personalised lamps, photo frames, clocks, fridge magnets and other decoration items. A great gift for family or when visiting someone’s house.
Even though the emphasis is more on family, there is no stopping anyone from gifting friends with their choice of gifts as friends are as important as family.. You could gift hampers or group gifts with pictures of the gang of friends or anything that reminds you of that amazing bond you have.
The beauty of Christmas is that it transcends countries and religions. Undoubtedly a favourite with the kids thanks to the wonderful gifts they receive, it also signifies the importance of love and joy in a community. So get that glimmering Christmas tree and stack up the awesome gifts and enjoy the smiles.