Diwali holidays are just around the corner and the festive feeling has started making its presence felt. Every household is busy with their list of things they will need for Diwali. The shopping sales in malls and street stores are in full swing. Diwali wishes have started arriving and its time that you also started planning for the decorations, sweets and other elements of the Diwali holidays.
Diwali gift ideas are a great way convey your Diwali wishes with a real personal touch. Here is how you can add your own twist to the traditional gift ideas for Diwali;
Sweet packs: Sweets say “Happy Diwali” in the same way flowers say “I love you”. The gift boxes available in the market are traditional. Whilst they convey to the receiver that you have put ‘some’ thought into the gift it may not say as much as you’d hoped. If you’re looking to be more personal and if you have some time during the Diwali holidays, then take the time to make your gift special. Mix the sweets in a box and arrange them in an interesting pattern such as flowers or in the shape of lanterns.
Gift Ideas To Make Diwali Wishes Special
You can also arrange the sweets on flower cutouts and pack them with colourful transparent paper. Then decorate with bows and laces. Sweet packs make for great corporate gifts as well.
Clothes and Jewellery: New clothes and jewellery are considered auspicious on Diwali. Keep in mind the receivers preferences in terms of their style, colour and cut.
Gold and silver are the popular metal choices for gifting jewellery at Diwali. Gold bars, sliver notes etc. can also be gifted if you do not want to be too specific.
You can convey Diwali wishes to your entire staff or co-workers with tastefully decorated sweet packs and other gift items.
Many stores, both online and local, offer a huge number of corporate Diwali gift ideas, which you can order quite easily. You can also order personalised coffee mugs and photo frames for office gifting purposes.
Many big brands use promotional Diwali gifts as a means to convey their Diwali wishes to their loyal customers. These gifts include freebies on purchase like cash back offers, cash prizes, lucky draws, exchange offers, free servicing camps, extended guarantees and warranties, utility items such as utensils, purses, bags and even family holidays.
A little extra thought in your Diwali gift will get you a big and heartfelt ‘thank-you’ that will make your Diwali in 2011 very special.
Anukriti Parsai is a contributing member of the Diwali 2011 [http://www.diwali.net.au/diwali-2011] Network which provides event news, media, articles and Blogs for the community who celebrate Deepavali annually.
Anukriti loves every aspect of the Diwali holidays and looks forward to the preparations as well as the event every year.
Spirit Of Diwali and Indian Economy
Diwali is considered to be the festival of lights. The mythical back ground may drive certain community to worship goddess Lakshmi where as in certain communities’ goddess Kali. No matter whatever the root cause of the celebration may be, the crackers unite the mass of Indian spirit. It is irony in terms of unity in diversity where we have experienced gifts from Muslim community to the Hindus and vice versa in the occasion of Diwali.
The festival of lights not only unites the common man, it is also an occasion where the spirit of the celebration keeps the economy afloat. Throughout the world, the salient factor of the economic growth is attributed to the consumer sentiment. Prior to the liberalization, the Indian economy was free from effects of the global economy. Although the world economy is showing signs of double dip recession, Indian economy is showing signs of recovery. The festival mood adds icing on the cake for the great Indian spirit.
The transformation was not possible without the globalization of the Indian economy. When I was small my father told me not to burn money by lighting crackers in Diwali. Today, I get the crackers for my son who is afraid to burst them. Although the Indian economy is not free from the effects of the global economy, emerging as one of the future super power was not possible without the liberalization. The unity in diversity also complemented the economic growth.
Not only Diwali represents the victory of good over evil or Light over Darkness but, in the modern world it represents a healthy Break. A break which unities friends, family members and binds the threads of relationship even stronger. Diwali slowly has ceased to be just an Indian celebration and now it has gone Global with millions around the world join and cherish the Festival of Lights.
This occasion also marks a time of remembrance of your near and dear ones. A time to show ones love and affection and this is increasingly done in modern times by gifts. Many Indians who have settled abroad or who are not able to join their families and friends express their love via gifts. Gifts especially Diwali customized gifts act as token of love for millions. Numerous online shopping portals are making this bonding happen by providing numerous options in gifting and passing on the Diwali Wishes. This trend of expression of love via gifts will grow as more and more Indians move out of country or hometown. The expression of love and affection will remain but, slowly taking a different form.
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