Technological influences and phenomena such as globalization have made a huge impact on the whole world. Lifestyles of many Indians have also changed significantly over the years due to the same reasons. However, there are few aspects of our Indian culture, which still continue to remind us of our identity. One such special occasion which keeps us attached to our roots, is Diwali. This special occasion, also known as ‘The festival of lights’, usually falls in the last quarter of every year. Gifting is an important aspect of Diwali celebrations. Though presents of Gold and crackers are very common during the festive season, these are other gifting options which can be considered for your family, friends, and relatives.
Dry Fruit Hampers
At least 4 dry fruit varieties, usually a combination of Almonds, Raisins, Apricots and Cashews are packed together in boxes and presented as Diwali gifts. This gift has been really popular for many years now. These dry fruits are usually packed in enclosures made up of different materials such as wooden, plastic and metal boxes made up of Silver or Gold. These enclosures, especially the metal ones also come in different shapes such as rectangular, circular and even heart shaped. Many of these metal boxes have exotic designs made of mirror and crystals, and are easily available in the market.
Sweet or ‘Mithai’ Hampers
Another reason which Diwali is known for, other than the use of crackers and ‘Lakshmi Puja’, are the mouth-watering sweets and savories prepared during this time. These sweets are usually rich in milk and ghee. Some of these sweets even consist of dry fruits. These days sweets are not just exchanged amongst members of family and friends, but also business partners, and corporate firms and their clients, as a goodwill gesture.