Gift Ideas For A Green Diwali

Diwali DiyaDiwali is the festival of brilliance and joy. It is celebrated as the victory of light over dark and good over evil and therefore since time immemorial we have been celebrating the festival by illuminating our homes and entire neighborhood with lights, candles and by bursting fire crackers. But with the increasing level of pollution and global warming, we cannot keep harming the ecological balance in this way. The festival is the symbol of peace, prosperity and grace, so what we need is a Diwali, promising more prosperous days ahead full of good health and good environment, for which we need a “Green Diwali”.

One of the most integral part of the festival is the gift exchanging ritual, through which we share our love with our loved ones and convey our wishes to them. Sweets, crackers and artificial means of decoration have been considered as the most popular Diwali gifts so far, but we need to change this trend and start using organic and harmless objects in our Diwali celebrations so that we can contribute in the development of our Green World and help promoting a Green Diwali.

The best gift ideas to help you present to your family and friends for a Green Diwali are:

Earthen Diyas

Rather than using and gifting scented and stylish candles, which on burning produce harmful chemicals, effecting the environment, you can gift the raw earthen diyas, freshly made out of the natural clay and thereby not emitting any deadly paraffin or plastic smoke on burning. The lights of the diyas is as beautiful and bright as of the candles , but many degrees healthier too. So gift the beautifully decorated , painted and artistically created diyas to you friends and family and celebrate a Green Diwali this year.

Home made Sweets

From past many years , around the season of Diwali we have been hearing a lot of adulteration complaints, in the food items and sweets making ingredients. This is not only harming the natural substances and their quality but also harming our own healths, so go for a healthier festival and make all the sweets at home. Use natural products like milk, butter, sugar , besan flour, coconut, dry fruits and cheese. Make unadulterated and nutritious sweets and gift them to your family and friends.

Dry Fruits

Eaten as a very healthy and nutritious Diwali delicacy, various packages of dry fruits, which are natural products can be given as Diwali gifts. Almond, cashew nuts, raisins, apricots and pistachio nuts, a box full of these nuts, does not only promise a Green Diwali but also a healthy body in future to you and that too along with the spirit of the festival.

Eco Friendly Crackers

If a Diwali without cracker bursting do not sound very interesting to you, then don’t worry, because in respect to the Green and healthy Diwali, many cracker companies have stopped making harmful crackers and in lieu of them they have come up with harmless Eco friendly crackers, which are made of recycled paper and do not create any pollution. In place of harmful chemicals and ear deafening sounds, they produce colorful paper fluffers and emit brilliant light patterns of harmless substances. So say no to the booming and maddening crackers and gift these new age Eco friendly but equally entertaining crackers this Diwali.

Eco Friendly Decorations

Decorations make an important aspect of the festival of lights, and thereby demanding equal attention from us in the name of using harmless substances to decorate our houses. You can gift flowers , bouquets, decorated clay pots or bowls to your friends which they can use for decoration. Decoration can be done by filling these pots with water and allowing the light weighted diyas to float on them. You can also help your friends create beautiful rangolis at their entrances, by beautiful and colorful flowers and diyas rather than by harmful colored substances.

Harmless Souvenirs

As Diwali presents, you can gift a lot of fancy decorative items also, which have no ill bearing on the ecological balance. You can gift art works, paintings, wind chimes, vases, and many other pieces like these. One of the most widely used and traditional gift item during Diwali, which goes totally in accordance with Green Diwali are the silver coins, with engravings of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, the deities worshiped on the auspicious festival.

Clay Artifacts and Idols

One of the best gifts for a Green Diwali would be the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, made of clay and other natural ingredients including natural paints and colors. The artsy potters and statue makers offer huge collection of these art gift items which are absolutely harmless to the environment and are in absolute favor to the Green Diwali

Natural Plants

So you are totally in, for promoting a Green Diwali, then what could be a better gift than presenting beautiful plants to your family and friends. Plant more trees and encourage people to do the same, starting this Diwali. You can gift them a small seedling in a pot, or an already matured plant in a beautiful pot, if possible decorated by you, thereby increasing the value of the gift. These plants will not only keep your surroundings fresh and beautiful , infact they will fill you with a sense of responsibility that you have towards your nature.

This Diwali, keep your environment clean and absolutely pollution free. So say no to crackers and harmful smoke emitting decorations, and use or gift Eco friendly objects to your friends , and celebrate the true joy of a Green Diwali.

 

 

 

What to gift your boyfriend this Diwali?

The biggest festival of light, Diwali is round the corner and with its arrival begins the journey of greeting your relatives and friends. It is also the time to buy gifts for our loved ones. Since your boyfriend is an important person in your life you can’t miss out on gifting him something special this Diwali.

Following are some suggestions on Diwali gifts for boyfriend.

Gadgets: It is hard to find a man who doesn’t love gadgets. With a variety of stylish gadgets available in the market you can surprise your boyfriend this Diwali by gifting him his favorite one. Choose from an array of- laptops, cameras, cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, tablets etc.  One can also purchase trendy accessories for the gadgets like Bluetooth headset, Blackberry pouches, cases and covers, memory cards, headsets, pen drives, external hard disk, keyboard, cooling pad, bags, lenses, camera bags, tripods, flashes, battery chargers etc.

Clothes: Wearing new clothes is a part of Diwali tradition. You can never go wrong with this gift idea. Any man will appreciate the idea of dressing for the occasion. Gift your boyfriend stylish outfits from leading brands. Many fashion designers too have their exclusive range of men’s wear which can also make an excellent gift choice. You can check out with fashion designers like Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Satya Paul, Sabyasachi and the like.

Men’s accessories: Complementary accessories can also make excellent gift options. Right kind of accessory always helps in enhancing the look of a dress and so, their importance can’t be denied in making a dress complete. Today, the market is really overwhelmed with options with men’s accessories. You can choose from patent leather shoes and belts, wallets,  jackets,  ties, lockets, bracelets etc. Modern men are also fond of grooming. So, you can gift him grooming sets, manicure set, razors, perfumes and deodorants as Diwali gifts.

Home appliances: Modern men are not shy of doing household chores. Instead they find pleasure in doing their own work. So, home appliances will make a perfect gift option for your boyfriend. You can get him : Hand Blender, Electronic Blender, Microwave, Pop Up Toaster, Iron, Coffee Maker,  Mixer, Grinder etc

Music CDs and video games: If your boyfriend is fond of gaming, CDs of latest games is an apt choice. If you are not sure which game is creating the latest buzz in the market you can always turn to him for suggestions. He will be glad to help you out. Similarly, the latest hits of his favorite singer also make a great Diwali gift.

Books: Books make a favorite gift choice as well. If he loves books then you can always get him some. Nowadays, you can also purchase books online, which let you explore wide range of books and also offer great discounted rates. Home delivery and ‘cash on delivery’ options are also available with online bookstores making them a convenient option for shopping.

Chocolates and sweets: This festive season gift your boyfriend a pack of exotic chocolates. The attraction of chocolates and sweets is eternal. Why not team up this traditional Diwali gift with an exotic wine and add a perfect touch to your gift!

Hope these gift ideas help you choose a perfect gift for your boyfriend.