This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 12, giving Indians the perfect opportunity to showcase love through gifts of food. If you are looking for perfectly curated Diwali gifting options loaded with a blend of traditional and trendy goodies, then check out this list of Diwali-special gift hampers.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important festivals for Indians, especially in the second half of the year. Celebrated across the nation in different ways, Diwali 2023 is all about lighting up the world and spreading festive joy with togetherness and food. This year, Diwali will be celebrated across the nation and beyond on November 12, 2023. This is the perfect occasion for celebrations centred around food, and what better way to do that than with festive gift hampers loaded with sweet and savoury goodies?
What makes thoughtfully curated hampers the best Diwali gift is the fact that not only do they highlight special ingredients, sweets, snacks and more that your loved ones may not access throughout the year, but they also showcase that you care enough to go beyond the standard collection of Soan Papdi, Kaju Katli and dry fruits. For those who love food, nothing feels better than getting that perfectly curated and thoughtful hamper consisting of many goodies.
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So, if you are looking for the perfect Diwali gift hampers loaded with handpicked goodies to share with Delhi-based friends and loved ones, here are some of the best options you can go with.
1. World of Hyatt
If you are looking for perfectly curated, luxurious gift hampers for Diwali, then this one by Andaz Delhi, Hyatt’s finest luxury hotel, is a must-have. Packed with handpicked homegrown products, World of Hyatt is offering a range of hampers. Their Classic Box (Rs 950) contains millet pops and varieties of festive-inspired goodies, while their Thoughtful Celebration Box (Rs 1,500) has assorted, handcrafted chocolates. You can also try their Elegant Treat Box (Rs 2,000), Allure Assorted Box (Rs 4,500) and Exotic Assorted Box (Rs 8,500) if you want a high-end gifting option.
2. Roseate Hotels & Resorts
A medley of everything from handpicked treats to premium incenses, Roseate Hotels & Resorts offers up a truly delightful range of Diwali-special hampers loaded with mithai, artisanal chocolates, gourmet cookies and more. Apart from their handcrafted chocolates, signature tea, mithais, plum cakes, macaroons, incense sticks and nuts, you can also pick and choose from a wide range of premium dry fruits. The Roseate hampers are available in two options, with the small one priced at Rs 4,000 and the large one for Rs 6,000 (plus taxes).
3. Choko La
Forget all about the same old traditional mithai and indulge in the sheer decadence of Choko La’s hampers loaded with a select range of chocolatey cookies, artisanal bars and more. Their Chocolate Drink Pack of 4 (Rs 625) offers rich, dark and velvety chocolate-based drinks, while the Choko La Bliss Chocolate (Rs 4,300) hamper is loaded with everything from bon-bons to pralines and bars. Choko La’s Treasure (Rs 2,995), Signature (Rs 1,350), Regalia (Rs 2,650) and Cosmos (Rs 1,675) hampers offer varieties of chocolate products everyone will simply love this Diwali
4. CAARA x 1 Magnolia Lane
If you are looking for the perfect blend of food and florals to gift your loved ones this Diwali, then this pairing of CAARA and 1 Magnoli Lane is just what you need. While CAARA adds delicious chemical-free vegetables, fruits and herbs from their farms in Delhi and Haryana, 1 Magnolia Lane showcases seasonal flowers and exotic blossoms. Together, their gift boxes and hampers offer up everything from artisanal bread and cheese platters to gluten-free cake and chocolate boxes—all perfectly curated with scented candles and more.
5. The Laddoo Wala
This Delhi-based luxury sweet brand started by a mother-daughter duo has been creating delicious sweets for years now, and their Diwali-special offerings are tailormade for mithai connoisseurs. Based around the concept of Dharohar or heritage, The Laddoo Wala is offering a range of curated signature laddoos from besan, pista, rose, coconut as well as unique mithais like Chana Barfi, Dates & Nuts Barfi, Kaju Crunch Barfi and more. Their Grand Hampers offer more elaborate spreads that include Methi Mathi, Namak Pare, Atta Panjiri and infused candles too.
Whether you are looking for the perfect gourmet gift or hosting a gathering of foodies, Sorrentina’s gift hampers will wow you with their range. Sorrentina’s Taste of Italy gift hampers (priced at Rs 2,100 and Rs 3,100) includes all the elements for an exquisite Italian soiree like truffle chips, pasta, crostini and more. Their Chip and Dip box (priced at Rs 1,400) has a selection of crackers, crostini and grissini paired with Italian-style pestos and more. This is perhaps the best way to give your Diwali some Italian flavours.
7. The Baker's Dozen
Love baked goodies and would like it even more to gift some to your loved ones? This special Diwali hamper by The Baker’s Dozen is the perfect choice for you. Packed to the brim with mouthwatering treats like Butter Garlic Toast, Banana Bread and a range of cookies and cakes infused with flavours of chocolate, vanilla, orange, coconut and peanut butter, this incredible Diwali hamper is also centred around the concept of sustainability and promotes the Indian Kalamkari art form. A thoughtful gift for Diwali, this one is priced at Rs 549.
8. Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Renowned for their impeccable hospitality, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity has curated a range of Diwali-special hampers especially for those who want to explore global flavours and treats. From the sweet and exotic flavors of Middle Eastern baklava’s, rich and indulgent German chocolates, aromatic imported coffee, delightful honey and almond cookies to the premium dry fruits that exude tradition, these hampers truly offer pure indulgence. Starting at Rs 1,000 (plus taxes), these Diwali gift hampers also include scented candles and DIY Tulsi-growing kits and plantable calendars.
9. The Westin Gurgaon
From festive gift baskets to curated hampers, The Westin Gurgaon has created a range of bespoke gifting options for your Diwali celebrations. Starting at Rs 1,500, The Westin Gurgaon’s wide range of hampers include fuschia-coloured boxes of Traditional & Temptation boxes with hand-rolled pralines and mithai, Artisanal & Decadence boxes with a range of sweets, cookies and more for family celebrations and the Grandeur box of macarons, brownies, luxury coffee, kahwa and more. As for the gift baskets, you can handpick and customise it as per your own wishes!
10. DoubleTree by Hilton Gurugram Baani Square
With an exquisite range of luxury Diwali gift hampers, DoubleTree by Hilton Gurugram Baani Square is bound to elevate your festive experience. From their Premium Khushiyan Mithai Box (Rs 675) to their Treasure Trunk of Joy (Rs 6,500), DoubleTree by Hilton Gurugram Baani Square has curated gift hampers suited to each and every budget this Diwali. You can pick and choose from their eight hamper options based on your gifting preferences to create the ultimate Diwali food experience with traditional sweets like Khajuri Doda to Western-inspired treats like Hazelnut & Chocolate Balls, not to mention a selection of marmalades, granola and mixes.
This festive season, Varque has crafted a few special boxes, personalised gifts, mithai offerings, exquisite hampers and assortments that have been meticulously handcrafted to include a wide range of their sweet delights. Starting at Rs 1,000 (plus taxes), Varque’s exquisite festive gifting options are available at their retail outlets in Punjabi Bagh and Lok Vihar. What better way to make your Diwali celebrations sweeter?
12. Hyatt Regency Delhi
With their meticulously crafted gift boxes, Hyatt Regency Delhi is offering gifting options prepared by their talented chefs. Labelled as Gifts of Love to exude warmth and happiness, these festive gift boxes come in a whole range of assortments. For example, the Amber gourmet box includes five select items, while the Citrine gourmet box includes 12. From picking up combinations of your choice to tailoring baskets as per your needs, you can do a lot with these and their price starts at Rs 2,850 (plus taxes).
Keeping the spirit of Diwali in mind, L’Opera has created a handpicked selection of gift hampers that feature a wide range of teacakes, biscuits, pralines, preserves, teas, macarons, dry fruits and more. Starting at Rs 650 onwards, these hampers are loaded with goodies your loved ones will love. L’Opera hampers are available at their store outlets at Green Park, Bikaner House, Nehru Place, Defence Colony and more.