Diwali is not just a month away and people are gearing up for this festival of lights. This one is celebrated almost in every corners of India where all the houses are lighted with diyas, candles and electric lights. At the same time people celebrate with their family and friends by bursting crackers and sharing sweets. Many people also offer pujas to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi as both of them are the deities of prosperity and wealth.
Diwali also means diwali parties and lots of good food and crackers. People give gifts to each other in this occasion as a token of their greetings and wishing their well being. This Diwali why not gift them some handmade unique items which they will cherish? Handmade things always have a personal touch which reaches directly to the heart. That is why; if you are thinking of gifting something to your near and dear ones make them at home. Handmade gifts for Diwali is the new trend.
Here are few things that you can think about as gifts.
Whenever you think of a Diwali party or a puja, sweets are mandatory. It brings sweetness and happiness along with good wishes. In spite of picking up some delicious sweets from some famous shop why not try and make them at home? They might not be that much delicious as available in the market but they will have a touch of love and happiness. Take help from a cook book or an online cooking website. Choose the recipe which seems easy to make by you. Gather the ingredients and then add your personal touch to the recipe. Homemade sweets have a special place in everyone’s heart.
Candles are a must as they are lighted in the houses during this festival. Diyas are also in fashion. One can get to see a lot of decorated and painted diyas in the shop shelves. They are not very difficult to make though. You can buy some clay diyas and use oil or acrylic paints to colour them or draw designs on them. You can also make scented candles at home. When lighted they spread a sweet smell throughout the house. This Diwali, do not buy them from a shop. Instead, make them at home and send them as a gift to your near and dear ones. This will make them immensely happy.
You can also gift some home decors to your friends or family members on the occasion of Diwali. It can be a painting or a wall hanging. If you really love to paint, then make one of your own and then frame it. Gift this to your closed ones in the festival and they will really appreciate your hard work. If painting is not for you, then you can make some nice coasters or hand woven baskets and send them as a gift. Anything which decors the room can be a very nice gift.