BANGALORE: Festive gifting was never so easy or so difficult. Easy because online portals now bring an abundance of innovative gift hampers to your doorsteps. Difficult because the choices are befuddling. We simplify the process by choosing five portals with interesting gifting ideas.
Pipabella - Build your own hamper
Pipabella.com has a Diwali Gift Builder that allow the shopper to pick a necklace, a ring or a pair of earrings, a scarf, a decorative notebook, a candle from an assortment of choices available. The collection will then be shipped to the receiver, for just under `2,100.
Tjori - Silver polished goodies
At tjori.com, there is a huge spread of designs from independent designers, weavers, craftsmen and artisans from across the globe. For Diwali, the store is curating a collection of exquisite silver bar accessories, table ware and serve-ware. The price of each set varies from `700 to over `11,000.
Giftease - An array of choices
From designer lamps and lanterns to clocks to glassware and shotglasses, giftease.com has sweet nothings and useful somethings for gift shoppers. Prices range from a few hundreds to a few thousands. The site is also offering discounts on selected products, free shipping and gift wrapping.
Thehomelabel - Celebrity tips
Thehomelabel.com has celebrity designer Susanne Khan as its brand ambassador and offers a Diwali Gifting Guide featuring interesting picks like a rustic chopping board, wire baskets, crackle glass tumblers, cloches, pitchers, bowls, wall stickers, handcrafted coasters and more at reasonable prices.
Designdeal - Designer picks
Designdeal.com has some really quirky gifting options that range from antique filament light bulbs, Fujihori enamel cookware, award winning products from Vadhera Art Gallery, printed dust bins, poufs, even limited edition serigraphs by S H Reza. The prices are not for the faint-hearted, but the exclusive products culled from design resources around the world, can be browsed and bought at the click of a mouse.