Diwali gifting made easy!

Diwali, a festival of lights, togetherness, shopping, is just around the corner. And at the last moment, it is quite difficult to scout the gifts. I have bunched up a few unique places offering adorable products in my story to make your choice easy. Take your pick people...

1. Hyatt Regency: Choose from a selection of Indian sweets & dry fruits, gourmet chocolates, authentic savory snacks along with a variety of mini gift items to create your very own customised Diwali Hamper!
Starting at Rs. 800 onwards | Ongoing till 30th October, 2016
Gourmet Avenue, Hyatt Regency Pune
For bookings call: 020 6645 1507

2. L'Orchidee Art Studio : The Studio located in Model Colony has come up with an all new collection for the upcoming festive season. Do visit their studio for astounding handmade products. You will surely be spoilt by the choices they have to offer. I am in love with all! They have amazing range of decorative gifting boxes, diwali hampers, potlis, handmade paper bags, wine bottle covers, coasters set, rangolis, candle stands, handmade diyas, stained glass ganpati, napkin holders and more! The range starts from Rs.50 - Rs.3000. Do visit their facebook page for more updates...:)

3. Sula Wines: Breaking the banality of usual gifting, moving away from sweets on to more interesting gift like a bottle of wine is a good idea this season. Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. Wines are made from grapes grown at their Nashik and Dindori estates, as well as from those sourced from local farmers operating under the guidance of Sula’s team of experts. One can select from range of collections of Red, White, Rose, Sparkling, Dessert, Grape Brandy and Grape seed oil. For general enquires, you can reach them at 0253 3027777 / 9970090010.

4. Conrad: The Conrad Signature Hamper start at INR 4400 plus taxes. The hamper includes assorted gourmet food products like bakeries, confectioneries, dry fruits, a variety of cheese and chocolates. Guests can also create their own hampers. Pune Sugar Box provides a choice of two colors for the hamper baskets.
5. Forennte: Who doesn't love chocolates? Gift some in style this diwali. Namrata at Forennte, Koregaon Park will be happy to assist you with the choicing. The Diwali gift hampers with an assortment of Gooey Fudges, Roasted Almond Rocks, the best ever Salted Caramel Sauce, Home made style Hazlenut spread and Granola in glass jars - All set to go out and bring a smile on beautiful faces! Range starts at Rs. 400 only. Forennte can be reached at 2, Princeton Flair, Lane 8, Koregaon Park, Pune.

6. Roots by Ritika: Love going organic? Try some amazing eats at Roots by Ritika..
 Granolas: 750g at Rs.899 in a cute brown paper bag.
750g at Rs.999 in a mason jar, perfect for a first time buy which you can then refill & also makes for an ideal gift. 500gm & 1 kg packs on request @ Rs 600/- and Rs.1150/- respectively
Energy bites (laddoos)
Pack of 6 - 299
Pack of 12 - 550

7. The Gateway Hotel, Hinjawadi:  Traditional to Royal! Chocolates, Dry Fruits, Wine and Spa Vouchers on the go. Pick fast, before its gone.
Hamper Joy- INR 1800
Chakali/ karnji/Shankarpali, Sweets ( Pista barfi & Kalakand), Decorative Candles and Scented Diyas, Pistachios whole without shell, Whole Almond and Walnuts.

Hamper Delight - INR 3499
Chakali/ karnji/Shankarpali, Green olives, Chocolate Pralines (Truffles), Chocolate Pralines (Nutty White Chocolate), Scented decorative Candles, Sweet box ( Kaju katli, Pista roll & Laddu), Pistachios whole without shell, Whole Almonds, Walnuts half pieces, Spanish capers, Sweet box+ Cane Basket + chocolate box and Massage Voucher for 2 (20 mins)

Hamper Decadence- INR 7500 Chakali/ karnji/Shankarpali, Green olives, Spanish capers, Chocolate Pralines (Nutty White Chocolate), Scented decorative Candles, Sweet box(Kaju katli, Pista roll & Laddu) Chocolate Pralines (Truffles), Pistachios whole without shell, Whole Almonds, Walnuts half pieces, Bottle of wine (Taj Swara) and Relax Massage Voucher for 2.(60 mins)

8. Jalak Jewels: Get more personalised this Diwali. Gift some amazing collection of customized solid silver pens at just Rs. 2000

9. Home Chef Priya Sachdeva:
A professional fashion designer, a passionate home chef who has love for chocolates and desserts, people, this is Priya for you. Staying at NIBM, Pune, the delivery is all across pune at a minimal rate or if you wish you can pick up also. Book for customised gifts or corporate offers.
Mini hamper of Rs.350: 12 chocolates, 6 cookies, 1 brownie, 1 candle or diya.
Hamper of Rs. 650: 12 chocolates, 6 cookies, 1 brownie, 1 nut jar, 1 candle or diya
Hamper of Rs.1200: 12 chocolates, 12 cookies of 2 types, 2 brownies, 1 nut jar, 1 cake jar, 1 candle or diya ( Can be custom made)
Hamper at Rs.1700: 12 chocolates 6 mendiants (exotic chocolates) 6 pcs of fudge, 6 truffles, 2 brownies.

10. Brugge: The Brugge is a saga of pure indulgence…and selflessly giving in to one of mankind’s biggest guilty pleasures - The love of Chocolate. A place designed to sweeten your mood with a selection of sinful cakes, pastries, fondues and sublime chocolate creations that keep the romance of Brugge alive! Explore the world of chocolates! Elegantly crafted chocolate bouquets or boxes of belgian chocolates, pick anything for the sole love of chocolates. Range starts from Rs. 200 to Rs. 20000. They have the outlet at Dhole Patil Road. For more details, visit their website, bruggeindia.com

11. Aardra Creations: Doctor by profession, love for crafts, made Priyanka left her job and indulge full time towards her love for crafting. You can look out for her website and facebook page with the name of Aardra Creations. The products are available to ship India wide.
The perfect gifting solution for your loved ones this Diwali - 'Handmade Stationery Set'. Lively enough to add spark to one's mundane office routine.. 
Set includes - 1) Drawer Box with business card holder; 2) 6 interchangeable motivational thoughts; 3) Post it note holder 3" * 3"; 4) Small pen; 5) Small greeting card with diwali message; 6) Bookmark Available in a few colour options. Price - Rs. 549/- with free shipping in India
Handmade post it note holders with a small pen and a personal message inside @ ₹100/- per piece , shipping extra. Aren't they pretty?

Standalone business card holders @ ₹60/- per piece (bulk quantities only) shipping extra. So cute!
Handmade greetings - ₹65/- per piece (bulk quantities only) shipping extra

12. Mithaas: Hand crafted Indian sweet shop, not like the regular ones. Located at Laxmi Road, Mithaas is one of the oldest shop. They have sweets made of Turkish apricots , oranges , coconut , chocolates , walnut , cashewnut, almond , fig, kesar , happy nut, California almonds. It is totally fresh and delish! Have you tried any sweet without mawa? Here it is, totally hygienically prepared without mawa. Cashew based incorporated with exotic fruits. Try their diffferent combinations of mithais at Rs. 1500 per kg inclusive of taxes.