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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

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