Diwali 2022 Gift Guide: 30 Presents That Are Perfect for the Festival of Lights
It’s that time of the year again! Just before Halloween, Christmas and New Year comes Diwali, the Indian festival of lights that sees homes around the world light up to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. If you celebrate the occasion, it’s likely that you’re planning to host a get-together over the coming days, or are seeing your calendar quickly fill up with Diwali outings at the homes of your closest friends and family. And no Diwali is truly complete without a few good gift exchanges.
Before we get started with this year’s gift guide, however, an important note for all who celebrate Diwali: With environmental concerns only growing stronger year on year, it’s important for all to approach the festival of lights more thoughtfully, using the occasion to reconnect with loved ones and make memories without fireworks and crackers, which are extremely harmful to the ozone layer, dangerous to humans, traumatic for animals, and major contributors of noise pollution.
Now let’s dive in! Household pieces are always a winning choice when it comes to Diwali gifting—why not treat your favorite hosts to ikat print glasses, a paisley print throw, or Versace cake stand? Other must-haves include La DoubleJ’s vibrant dessert plates, party-ready pearl-detailed napkin rings by Completedworks, and beaten gold trays by Tom Dixon, which can easily be decorated with fresh marigold blooms for an authentic festive finish.
For the hosts who love throwing card parties during Diwali, there’s no going wrong with a pristine Alexandra Llewellyn cards set, which comes in rich wooden casing, or even a travel-friendly set by Aerin. A scented Jo Malone candle makes a great pick for those who like to brighten up ever corner, as are Trudon’s earthy candle holders and Ginori’s incense burners.
Coming to fashion, Diwali is a wonderful time to invest in festive wear, and young Indian designers like Saaksha & Kinni and Arpita Mehta are offering up an array of ensembles that perfectly blend traditional elements with modern silhouettes. As for beauty, Miss Dior’s hair oil is as apt a choice as Saanté Selfcare’s collection of facial elixirs and hair potions, all made using ancient Indian remedies rooted in Aromatherapy, Reiki and Ayurveda. For makeup enthusiasts, Makeup by Mario’s jewel-toned eyeshadow palette is a festive must-have.
Below, check out Vogue Arabia’s edit of the best Diwali 2022 gifts.
Beyond Extravagance, Assouline. AED 1,824
Birdcage scented candle, L’objet. AED 777
Blanket, Alanui. AED 8,669
Born In Roma, Valentino. AED 425
Cake stand, Versace. AED 2,132
Candle holder, Trudon. AED 1,506
Cape set, Arpita Mehta. AED 1,385
Crystal bowl, Reflections Copenhagen. AED 2,056
Dessert plates, La DoubleJ. AED 942
English Pear & Freesia and Lime Basil & Mandarin candle, Jo Malone London. AED 701
Hair oil, face elixir and pillow spray, Saanté Selfcare
Heels, Malone Souliers
Ikat dress, Rianna + Nina. AED 8,945
Ikat print glasses, Les Ottomans. AED 500
Incense burner, Ginori 1735. AED 1,000
Kaftan, Sea. AED 1,703
Kurta and trousers, Saaksha & Kinni. AED 1,225
Linen napkins, Cabana. AED 660
Master Metallics Palette, Makeup by Mario. AED 186
Miss Dior Hair Oil, AED 222
Napkin rings, Completedworks. AED 1,146
Place mat, Sea. AED 351
Playing cards set, Alexandra Llewellyn. AED 20,415
Silver bowl, Buccellati. AED 1,483
Snack server, L’objet. AED 2,746
Sugar bowl, Dolce & Gabbana. AED 1,400
Tea light holder, Tom Dixon. AED 246
Travel cards set, Aerin. AED 2,072
Tray, Suzanne Kalan. AED 1,224
Tray, Tom Dixon. AED 1,348