A Sparkling Season

Usher in the Vikram Samvat 2078 during this auspicious month of Diwali with these splendid gifts that are sure to leave your loved ones impressed! From glittering bijoux and au courant timepieces, to delightful hampers of food and skincare, we’ve got something for everyone.

Baguette from the Stone Drop Collection by Aranyani

Stone Drop Gorgeous

Did someone say ‘Jewels’? May we suggest a clutch from the Stone Drop Collection by Aranyani! The collection’s jewel-like detailing accents the solid colours of the leather. The rim of the Stone Drop design holds 50 carats of the precious stones, like yellow quartz, azurite stone, banded jasper, dendrite opal, and hematite.

Mini Top Handle from the Kesuda collection by Aranyani

Bring in the Festival Of Lights with the Kesuda collection – an homage to the blooming petals of the Flame of the Forest. Each Kesuda motif is hand-embroidered by one craftsman and holds 3,500 stitches! Price on request.

L'Occitane Diwali Gift set

Festive Scents

Set off on a true sensorial experience with L’Occitane’s pampering best-selling Festive Gift Set, made with the finest ingredients. Pamper your loved ones and yourself with their thoughtfully crafted and indulgent treasures, the perfect way to spread joy and celebrate the festivities. L'Occitane offers brand new gift boxes with limited edition India-inspired products. An exciting variety to choose from, for men and women, these luxurious and budget friendly gift boxes will leave an impression to last. From face, hair and body care or even some of the finest fragrances, one can choose between the Osmanthus Range, Almond Ritual or the Reset Ritual and more. Price: INR 1,500 onwards.

Needledust Noore INR 3,690

Happy Feet

In time for the festive season, Needledust has launched their festive collection. Introducing intricately crafted juttis finished with exquisitely handcrafted metallic embellishments and sparkling sequins, add a refreshing and glamorous touch to the upcoming season.

Needledust Ziba, INR 3,290

Bringing back the nostalgia of a vibrant India with a modern narration, with sparkles of gold fireworks in sequin, beads, details of gota, and the classic dabka work this collection is surely going to get you in the festive mood. These pairs are in bright hues of red fuschia. The collection is available across NeedleDust as well as online on NeedleDust.com. Price: INR 3,290 onwards.

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream

Ginseng Magic

The Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream is a groundbreaking anti-ageing cream with a silky-smooth texture that features an innovative complex of Korean red ginseng and retinol to give antioxidant benefits and firmer complexion, and give skin an incredibly dewy glow. All products are available on: www.nykaa.com. Price: INR 3,000 (for 10 ml); INR 17,000 (for 60 ml).

Napoleon Green Gift box by Laduree India

Parisian Indulgence

Exchanging gifts is an integral part of Diwali celebrations and you don’t want to be the person recycling the same old biscuit tin that has been making the rounds for centuries. Get your hands on the inimitable and opulent Gift Hamper Boxes at Ladurée India that has been curated exclusively this festive season for the gourmands that appreciate the finer things in life. As an elegant addition to a gift hamper for Diwali, these hampers have been prepared by experts, with the finest ingredients, inspired by the authentic French recipe. True to the multi-hued spirit of Diwali, these macarons are a celebration of flavours. The Napoleon Green Gift Box contains: 8 Pcs Macarons gift Box, French Tea Box (20 Sachets), Lemon Tea Cake Loaf, Assorted Sable Biscuit Box, Pistachio Meringue Box . Price: INR 9,999.

NYKAA EXCLUSIVE - MAC Cosmetics X Shreya Jain - Pink Bae, INR 2,600

Beauty Call

M.A.C Cosmetics India is back again to add spark and colour to the festive season with three limited-edition kits in collaboration with celebrated beauty influencer and expert, Shreya Jain. Shreya Jain and M.A.C Cosmetics India have selected an assortment of the bestsellers to provide the ultimate kit curated for the festive season.

These kits feature Shreya Jain’s picks to the iconic M.A.C Cosmetics to celebrate festivities in style. Adding shine to the special offerings this year and honouring the country’s cultural diversity, the limited-edition value kits are a perfect gift for you and your loved ones. The Pink Bae (a Nykaa Exclusive kit, only available on Nykaa.com) includes the perfect duo to get the festive look: Prep+ Prime Fix+ and matte lipstick in Mehr. Price: INR 2,600.

Estee Lauder, Modern Muse. INR 7,400

Muse of a Modern Woman

Modern Muse by Estée Lauder was inspired by the complexity of a modern woman, with the same dynamic contrasts as her life and her personality. Her creative energy and magnetic femininity are captured by its multifaceted, sparkling floral fumes. Her sleek style, strength and sensuality by its sleek woods. Who is a Modern Muse? She's confident and independent, soft and strong, feminine yet dynamic. Stylish and original, she inspires everyone she meets – without saying a word. Price: INR 5,500.

The Grand Diwali Hamper 2021

Treats in a Trunk

Celebration season is upon us, which means it’s time to plan for the perfect gifts, which thankfully, The Gift Studio (a venture by RP Sanjiv Goenka Group) already has done for us!

The brand makes bespoke gifting a breeze with everything from budget hampers to exquisite luxury indulgences. The Grand Diwali Hamper is sure to spread Diwali cheer all around. Packed with nutty goodness, chocolate nibs, the all-time kaju katli, and the snack crunch. All of this comes to you in a 18 x 11 inch bespoke matte cream leather trunk. Price: INR 9,949.

Haircare Trio Pack from Faith and Patience

Lustrous Locks

Miniature hair care gift boxes from Faith and Patience are all you need to pamper your loved ones this festive season for those lustrous and shiny locks. This miniature kit is specially curated not just as a great gifting hamper but also for the most important thing – self-indulgence! The box contains: Royal Camel: Shampoo, Camel in Tahiti: Deep hair conditioner, Hair Oil: Hair Grow therapy. Price: INR 650.

Vi Bake House by Vikali Zhimo

Baked Bounty

Treat Your family with Vi Bake House by Vikali Zhimo this festive season. Treat your family and loved ones with the best handmade cakes and cupcakes from Vi Bake House – an enterprise that aims to provide home-based customized cakes, cupcakes, desserts and cookies. Vi Bake House is backed by Her&Now-Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, implemented by GIZ, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and in partnership with the Government of India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE). Instagram: @vi_bakehouse

The ES5109 Fossil Stella Sport Traditional Watch for Women, INR 11,995

Watch Out

Stella Sport Multifunction by Fossil is a rose gold timepiece that stands out from the masses with its rich array of rose gold shades. Fossil’s Stella Sport features a brown sunray dial along with multifunction movement and rose gold-tone stainless steel bracelet. Gift this glamorous piece to a jewellery lover who’d love the delicate design of this chic wrist watch. Price: INR 11,995.

'Periwinkle' Ornamental Decorative Vase from The Decor Kart, INR 9,600

Vivacious Vase

The ‘Periwinkle' Ornamental Decorative Vase from The Décor Kart is magnificent as a centerpiece for your entrance console or dining room table. With its English transfer-ware accents, it has a timeless floral design. Transfer-ware was developed in England as a method of decorating pottery using an engraved copper or steel plate from which a print on paper is taken and transferred by pressing onto the resin piece. Available instore and on www.thedecorkart.com Price: INR 9,600.

Cosmos Temple Jar from The Decor Kart, Large, INR 8,800

Cosmic Vessel

Add charismatic flair to your tabletops with this large Cosmos Temple Jar from The Décor Kart’s awe-inspiring range of decorative lidded jars. As decorative accessories, the piece brings style and colour to your home and adds unprecedented visual interest to a neutral colour palette. Available instore and on www.thedecorkart.com Price: INR 8,800.

Simply Nam Ultra-Soft Comfort Wear Matte Lipsticks

Luscious Lippers

Here is a makeup brand that you’ll love, quite simply because it’s been created by a makeup expert who knows what works best for Indian skin! Simply Nam crafted from conceptualization to production by makeup guru Namrata Soni, is an innovative beauty and cosmetic brand, that has recently expanded from skincare into makeup with the launch of the Simply Nam Ultra-Soft Comfort Wear Matte Lipsticks.

Simply Nam Ultra-Soft Comfort Wear Matte Liquid Lipstick, INR 2,999 (Set of 3)

Comfortable, hydrating, and weightless, this collection will bring to everyone the perfect everyday lip colour. It has been formulated keeping in mind Indian skin tones, climate, long working hours, and a social lifestyle, combined with the extensive feedback and inputs from focus groups comprising of the everyday Indian woman in an exclusive research project.

Simply Nam Ultra-Soft Comfort Wear Matte Lipstick, Mamta (Warm Red), INR 1299

Available in two shades each of pinks, reds, and nudes – the lipsticks are designed to perfection by Namrata Soni to help each person identify the one they resonate most with. Inspired by and dedicated to the women in Namrata’s life who have supported and been her pillars on her journey so far, each lipstick in the collection is named after one such woman – adding a personal touch to her entire range: Mamta (Warm Red); Poonam (Cool Red); Madhu (Caramel Brown); Anuradha (Natural Nude); Priyanka (Peach Pink); Shwetambari (Rani Pink). SimplyNam.com. Price: INR 1,299.

Saundh, Gond Multi Hued Lehenga, INR 12,995

Boho Beauties

A fiber-to-fashion, everyday luxury wear label for women, Saundh is known for its great aesthetic sense, blending contemporary and modern trends and therefore, appealing to the modern Indian woman of today who has numerous roles to play. Functionality and comfort are at the core of the design. Saundh as a brand stems from its love for fabrics and prints and the vision to create a global label inspired by India.

Saundh, Gond Off-shoulder Printed Tunic, INR 5995

Donning a classic bohemian look is the easiest way to look chic and stylish! Pair this Gond multi-hued lehenga or off-shoulder tunic in colourful gypsy prints with some chunky jewellery, an easy hairdo and you are ready for an upcoming festive party or an intimate gathering and small function. Saundh.in. Price on request.

L'Occitane Nourishment Body Essential Set, INR 14,370

Nourished Bod

Spoil your loved one with L’Occitane Nourishment Body Essential Gift Set. It includes Almond Shower Oil, Almond Shower Scrub, Almond Supple Skin Oil, Almond Milk Concentrate, Almond Shampoo, and Almond Conditioner. Available exclusively on Tata CLiQ Luxury. Price: INR 14,370.

Swarovski Triangle White Rhodium Plated Millenia Necklace, INR 43,900

Glam it Up

This timeless necklace from Swarovski will make a glamorous addition to your

wardrobe this festive season. The Triangle White Rhodium Plated Millenia Necklace features oversized trillion-cut crystals in a sleek rhodium-plated setting, and is a shining example of bold simplicity. You can wear it to elevate a shirt collar by day or sleek suiting at night. This necklace is part of the Millenia family, designed by Creative Director Giovanna Engel Bert for Collection I. Available on Tata CLiQ Luxury. Price: INR 43,900.

The Cocktail Hour Box, INR 11,000

Cocktail Hour

The greatest gifts are wrapped in love and are given from the heart. This Cocktail Hour Box includes Nappa Dori’s sleek, functional and easy-to-carry five-piece barware set in a celebratory shade of matte gold. It’s matched with lantern-shaped stemless flutes from Glass Forest and a selection of spicy roasted cashews from Nutmakers. Available on Indiluxe by Tata CLiQ Luxury. Price: INR 11,000.

Boss Lady Cosmetic Play Stix

Be a Boss Lady

It’s the excitement of the gifting season! Boss Lady Cosmetic, India's first-ever vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable makeup brand has introduced their Play Stix collection to give that vibrant festive feeling each time you are with your family, friends and colleagues. Boss Lady Cosmetic houses a diverse and dynamic range of 20 vegan and cruelty-free shades supported with matte and metallic pay-offs that multiway into your vanities, enabling you to use them anywhere on your eyes, lips, face, and body. These products are non-chunky, creamy, highly pigmented yet smooth, the kind that will make you fall in love and addicted to makeup all over again. With these PlayStix, you can just play with it your way. All you need to do is pout pretty! Available online on www.bossladycosmetic.com, and on TataCLiQ and PaavoIndia. Price: INR 725 onwards.

Ray-Ban sunglasses

Ray of Light

Lighter, stronger and clearer than ever, the distinctive style of the Ray-Ban Aviator, Ray-Ban Caravan and Ray-Ban Round are reborn in ultra-light Made in Japan titanium (as Luxottica celebrates its acquisition of Fukui Megane – est. 1969, a Japanese producer of titanium and solid gold eyewear) with meticulously crafted, filigree engraving with premium anti-reflective lens options for an ultra-quality finish and superior vision comfort. Made for discerning individuals who never compromise on quality or style, the refined colour selection offers subtle brushed metal tones of white gold with green lenses, antique gold with grey lenses, pewter with blue lenses and shiny white gold with crystal green polar lenses, for looks that go from effortless style to total icon in an instant. Ray-Ban and Fukui Megane combined, have recreated some of the most iconic Ray-Ban models using titanium. Available at top optical stores, and online at rayban.com/India. Price: INR 25,490.

Marvel Ironman Brushstrokes Decibel Wireless Headphones - INR 1,999 available at shopDisney.in

Marvel-ous Music

With the festive season in full swing, how about this set of Marvel Ironman Brushstrokes - Decibel Wireless Headphones, from shopDisney.in for your child? Available on ShopDisney.in. Price: INR 1,999.

Men's DARK CLASSIC TRUCKER WITH HOOD, from American Eagle, INR 7,999 Men's ORIGINAL STRAIGHT JEANS from American Eagle, INR 3,999 Women's LACE UP CROPPED TOP from American Eagle, INR 2,499 Women's TIERED MAXI SKIRT from American Eagle, INR 3,499

Keep on Truckin’

With the festive season in full swing, American Eagle offers a wide range of gifting options for your loved ones. The collection includes an array of T-shirts, collared shirts, boxers, belts and classic denims in 90s washes for men while it has printed midi skirts, tops and classic denims in various cuts and washes for women that would make for ideal gifting options for your friends and family depending on their unique style preferences. Available on aeo.in. Price: INR 7,999 (Men’s Trucker hooded jacket); INR 2,499 (Women’s lace up crop top); INR 3,999 (Men’s straight jeans); INR 3,499 (Women’s tiered maxi skirt).


Callin’ All Ye Faithful!

YEEZY 500 Clay Brown – a collab between adidas and Kanye West, now known as Ye – features an upper composed of suede, premium leather and mesh with nubuck accents. A rubber wrap along the midsole of the foot provides support and abrasion resistance with reflective piping details around the lace eyelets that add visibility in low-light conditions. The adiPRENE+ cushioning absorbs impact and optimizes rebound while a rubber outsole provides traction. Available at Promenade (Delhi), Select Citywalk (Delhi), CP Flagship store (Delhi), Linking Road (Mumbai), and online at shop.adidas.co.in, vegnonveg.com, superkicks.in. Price: INR 17,999.


Your Future’s So Bright…

…You Gotta Wear Shades. Emporio Armani’s latest festive eyewear collection has been made exclusively for India. The special collection features three distinct eyewear styles in metal: two sunglasses and one optical frame.

The EA2108 sunglasses from Emporio Armani specially made for India

This pair, the EA 2108 comes in a new gold shade, a colour that symbolizes generosity and prosperity in India. The inner temple tips of all three styles feature the words “Celebrating India” and “Special Edition”. Available at select optical stores and Sunglass Hut. Price: INR 11,990.

Aveda Botanical Repair Range

Plant Power

The future of hair repair is here, and it’s powered by plants. Transform your hair with Aveda’s NEW Botanical Repair range, a breakthrough vegan bond-building hair repair collection that instantly strengthens and repairs from the inside out while creating new hair bonds. Botanical Repair is 93 percent naturally derived, silicone-free, sulfate-cleanser free, vegan and cruelty free, manufactured using wind power. It Instantly strengthens and repairs damaged hair from the inside out with an innovative three-layer, bond-building hair repair technology. Formulated to work across all hair types and textures giving salon-style, professional results at home! Available on Nykaa & Nykaa Luxe (online and offline).

BIRKENSTOCK's Festive Edit for 2021 BIRKENSTOCK's Festive Edit

Stylish Steps

Style meets comfort this festive season: BIRKENSTOCK reveals new highlights in rich hues! This season calls for quality time with your friends and family – be it an intimate soirée or a quick getaway to escape the bustle of the city with your dear ones. For such moments, it is imperative to bring your best foot forward and always be party ready. And with BIRKENSTOCK’s all new stylish edit, get ready to power up your festive looks.

Discover the full festive collection across all BIRKENSTOCK stores or online at www.birkenstock.in. Price on request.

Ikai Asai's Festive Edit

Crazy for Craft

Ikai Asai’s capsule collection is an ode of our innate ability, as a nation, to craft deep connections with one another, revealing an inimitable atmosphere that brings together people, regions and traditions every festive season. The Festive Edit features handcrafted offerings from all across India, from soft gold kansa tableware and sleek hand-blown goblets to statement terracotta vases, tables in acacia wood, and more. This festive season, craft memorable connections with Ikai Asai by inviting diversity and creativity into your spaces.

Available on www.ikaiasai.com. Price on request.

MICHAEL KORS FESTIVE EDITION 2021 DIWALI collection sunglasses MK1101B

Gorgeous Gaze

The 2021 Michael Kors Festive Collection showcases versatile, feminine silhouettes that celebrate the brand’s heritage. The collection consists of one pair of sunglasses and one optical model. Offering fresh takes on iconic styles, these timeless frames embody power and success while adding a touch of glamour and sparkle to your festival celebrations. Designed to fit all, these styles offer a more flattering, comfortable fit for a diverse range of faces. The Festive Collection comes wrapped in specially designed packaging inspired by the free-spirited paisley design seen on MICHAEL KORS Fall 2021 ready-to-wear. Available at select stores across India, including Michael Kors boutiques, Sunglass Hut and online on TataCliq Luxury, Ajio Luxe. Price: INR 13,090 (for the MK 1101B model).

The AR11362, Emporio Armani Diver for men, INR 25,995

Diving Delight

Diver by Emporio Armani is a dive-inspired timepiece that boasts of magnificent performance, given its impressive movement distortion. Every three-hand Diver comes in a 44 mm case and rotating tachymeter bezel, beautifully complemented by the wave of two-tone aluminium. Available at select stores and online on select portals: Price: INR 25,995.

SkinKraft Festive Collection

Skin is In

SkinKraft was born to break the notion of one-size fits all. Backed by the breakthrough SkinID and HairID profiling system and dermatologically validated ingredients, the company strives to provide the best care for all skin and hair types. SkinKraft adopts a clean beauty practise and are paraben-free, animal cruelty-free.

For the festive season, SkinKraft has launched two limited edition gift boxes - the Indulgence Body Kit includes a 7-piece set of Restorative fresh water body wash, Skin Energize Avocado Body Massage Oil , Sound Sleep Calming Pillow Mist , Deep Moisturizing Hand Butter, Buff & De-Tan Exfoliating Body Scrub , Floral Island Refreshing Body Mist, Elevated Hydration & Skin Renewing Body Lotion. Price: INR 1,499.

SkinKraft’s Essential Face Kit includes 5-piece set of Soft Bounce Daily Facial Cleanser, Grime-off Walnut Face Scrub, Niacin and Witchhazel Pure Polish Toner, Hyaluronic Skin Drench Night Serum, Hydrating UV Protect Lip Balm. Price: INR 999.

Every Customized regular SkinKraft Skincare Regimen until November 8 will get Free Hyaluronic Acid Drench Night Serum. Available on Skinkraft.com and popular marketplaces like Amazon, Flipkart, Purplle and Myntra.

My Dream for Her gift set by Embark

The Dream’s Alive

Embark presents the perfect gifting option this festive season. Celebrate love and make this season more memorable by presenting these specially crafted gift-sets by Embark. Fragrances are the perfect gift leaving a lasting emotion and will ring in the festive cheer! Created by some of the best perfumers, Embark Fine Fragrances are made in India and are 100 percent cruelty free. The My Dream for Her Gift set contains: 30 ml My Dream EDP, 150 ml My Dream Perfumed Deodorant Natural Spray, and 100 ml My Dream Shower Gel. Available on www.embarkperfumes.com. Price: INR 1,185.

Angelic Ring from Swarovski, INR 10,900 Tennis Deluxe Bracelet by Swarovksi, INR 10,900

Express Yourself!

Swarovski celebrates Diwali 2021 with a message of empowerment. As gifts, our eye- catching crystals become everyday keepsakes; as a present to oneself, they are an intimate celebration of self-expression. This Diwali, Swarovski encourages customers to reward themselves with wondrous new pieces from Collection II in a bold assertion of self-love and appreciation during this significant celebration of light.

For this sparkling Diwali edit, Swarovski has curated a microcosm collection of its jewellery families that epitomize festivity.

Lucent Hoop Earrings by Swarovski, INR 23,900 Millenia Cocktail Ring from Swarovski, INR 9,890

For an audacious accent, the Millenia and Lucent families indulge with dazzling rainbow full-cut crystals that steal the show, whether teamed with a classic white-T-shirt-and-jeans combination or a sensational gown.

Dulcis Pendant from Swarovski, INR 10,900

For head-turning effect, the Dulcis family is filled with Pop Art-inspired delights that juxtapose the strong with the soft, and the Dextera family offers up striking yet streamlined silhouettes that celebrate not only crystal but the metal tones that help them stand out. Available at all Swarovski stores and on swarovski.com now. (Get an exclusive gift from Kama Ayurveda on a purchase of ?12,000 or above.)

Forest Essentials Group Of Dancers Body Care Selection, INR 6,500 Forest Essentials Indian Nightingale Body care box, INR 3,575

Indian Beauties

Forest Essentials embraces the traditions of India. India’s cultural vastness and seasonal celebrations have inspired this home-grown luxury beauty brand to create gifting options that have proven to be the ideal luxury gift boxes for several occasions. Forest Essentials Indian Nightingale Body Care Box, Price: INR 3,575; Forest Essentials Indian Nightingale Body care box, Price: INR 3,575

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum

Smooth Serum

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum is a lightweight treatment packed with high-performance ingredients that absorb quickly and penetrate deeply into the skin. The serum promotes firmness and hydration of the skin while minimizing the appearance of pores resulting in overnight radiance. Available in 5 sizes. Price: INR 1,250 onwards.


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Lifestyle Insider is a kind of junction point, connecting people with diverse interests that touch on the more luxurious aspects of lifestyle – fashion, design, travel, food and spirits, art, watches and jewellery, cars, yachts, and aviation, and technology. People today don’t fit into boxes and categories. In our individual ways, we are interested in diverse themes, products, and the challenges that face our world today. You will judge how well this effort of mine caters to your passions and proclivities.

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