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The festival of colours is right around the corner, and we know you must be looking for gifts for your loved ones to make them feel special. Whether you want to buy something for your family members or for your loved ones – we have some wonderful options that you could choose from. Take what you can from our list, put your own spin, and make it extra special for your dearest ones.
Points to Consider While Buying Holi Gifts for Your Loved Ones
When you are buying Holi gifts for your loved ones, you should want to put some thought into it before getting them a box of random chocolates. Keep these tips in mind before you go shopping for the best Holi gifts:
- First, find out what they like and dislike.
- The ideal present would be something that your dear ones have been wanting for months.
- How much or little you spend on the gift doesn’t matter, it’s the thought that goes into buying the gift matters.
- Get creative if you don’t find anything worth gifting. You can even make a gift on your own.
- You can buy a gift online and send it directly to your loved ones if they stay far away from you.
- Shop within your budget so that you can buy gifts without feeling guilty.
15 Unique Holi Gifts for Your Loved Ones
Now, coming to the gifts. Here are 15 unique gift ideas for this Holi season:
1. Gym Membership
Gifting a gym membership to a fitness freak would be an ideal gift. If your family member or your friend is a fitness enthuse, get him a gym membership. Select a gym that you think would be good for your friend or family member. He will thank you for such a thoughtful gift.
2. A Box of Dry Fruits
Dry or dehydrated fruits are high in nutrients and calories, which makes them perfect snacks. You can show your loved one that snacking healthy is possible by gifting them a box of dry fruits. The dry fruits we would recommend in particular are raisins, dates, apricots, cashews, and almonds. There are mixed fruits packs available too these days which are equally good. So, take your pick!
3. A Video Game Console
If you want to buy gifts for your kids – think video games. Post Holi, soon your kids will have summer vacations, so buying them a video game would not be a bad idea. During the afternoon, your kids can play video games. Yes, we know you want to keep your kids away from screens, but playing video games for an hour or less won’t do any harm. Just make sure that they don’t play it continuously. A video game console is like a dream come true for kids and it is one of the best Holi gifts that you can gift to your children.
4. Chocolates and Sweets
Chocolates and sweets fall under the umbrella of traditional gifts during Holi season. The good news is that these make for the best corporate gifts. You can buy a box of chocolates or sweets for your colleagues, friends, or relatives. If you have someone in your family who doesn’t like sweets or is diabetic, you can get them sugarless sweets.
5. Tour Packages
If you want to do something special for your family members, especially for the elderly on Holi, then take them on a holiday. Gift them a tour package. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness. You can take your family members to Vrindavan, where Holi is celebrated with much fun and fervour. But if there is a place where they have always wanted to go but could not, then it’s time you take them there. If they like quiet places, plan a trip to such places. Show them how much you care about them!
6. Greeting Cards
Greeting cards make for the best handmade Holi gifts for friends and family. If you are a creative person, you can draw or doodle and make customised greeting cards for your close ones. These days online greeting card generators and editing tools are available for free where you can make a greeting card. It will be easier if you aren’t much of an artist. Design it on these tools and get them printed. Bring the tradition of giving greeting cards back this Holi.
7. Organic Colours
Holi is the festival of colours, so how about gifting organic colours to your dear ones? The colours available in the market contain chemicals and they can harm the skin. So, this Holi, gift organic colours to your dear ones and let them play without worrying about their skin. Organic colours won’t irritate the skin and are easy to wash off afterwards. These are a worthy purchase.
8. Grocery Points and Subscription
If you care about your family’s health or want your friend to eat healthier, you could gift them a membership to online grocery stores. You can also gift them grocery points or load up their e-wallet with enough credit to help them shop grocery items online for a few months. They can buy organic food, bread and cheese, lean meats, and anything and everything. This Holi, gift good health to your family members.
Clothing and apparels are a hit during the Holi season and sure to win hearts. Since the summer season is here, you can gift cotton or light clothes to your people. For women, you can buy chikan sarees, salwar kameez, and cotton kurtas. The white colour is a favourite among many, but don’t restrain your creativity – you can gift outfits with complementary colours. Before buying any apparel for your close friend or family member, think about their choices and what they would like, then buy.
10. Statues and Idols
You can even gift idols of Lord Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha, and other Gods to your loved ones. Idols of Gods can be gifted not just during Holi, but on any occasion. You can also gift statues during Holi.
11. Art and Sculpture
You can gift your loved ones beautiful paintings of Lord Krishna playing his flute, scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata richly illustrated, or sculptures of epic figures and figurines from the times of the Puranas. Yes, they would be perfect gifs for the elderly.
12. Spa and Massage Therapy Kits
Holi is filled with fun, frolic, and fervour. But what happens after these moments pass? People get tired and just want to relax. A spa kit hits the sweet spot when they are tired. Typically, spa kits contain Epsom salts, bath soaps, massage oils, and aromatic oils. Your loved ones will thank you for being so thoughtful. You can also pair a pumice stone and some loofah to make the kit complete.
13. Books and Novels
If you have friends and family members who are introverts and bookworms, gift them novels of their favourite authors. You can gift mythological books too if they are interested in mythology. Look through their collection of books to learn more about their choices, then buy. A good book or a novel is indeed a thoughtful gift.
14. A Personal Care Kit
Personal care during Holi is often one of the most neglected things on our list. But it won’t – if you buy a personal care kit for your family members or even for yourself. You can even make a customised personal care kit at home and gift it. Here’s what all you can include. The first thing to add to a personal care kit is a bottle of extra virgin coconut oil. This helps retain the moisture on the skin and prevents hair damage. Sandalwood powder is the next item that makes for a good skincare product. It reduces inflammation and cools the skin. You can also add throw in some nail paints since there are plenty available and prevent stains from accumulating. Add some scented tissues to make cleaning up hands after mealtimes easy and hassle-free.
Last but not least, add in a white plain T-shirt. Your loved ones will get drenched in colours after all and will require a change of clothes, making this a thoughtful addition to the kit.
15. Home Care Kits
When it comes to home care kits, you would really want to be thorough. Think about the things one needs to clean the house and take care of their interiors. How would you make their life easy? To create your custom home care kit, we recommend shopping for a mild handwash and a stain-free solution for cleaning the floors and removing stains. Scented towels are for the aftercare and adding a few scented candles go well to highlight the ambience. You can include candles or exotic incense sticks. These are available in aromatic variants of strawberry, muskmelon, and lemon. Finally, to wrap up your homecare kit, look for a good air freshener. Your friends and family will love receiving a home care kit!
And that wraps up our list of gift ideas for this season. Gift one of these to your loved ones and see their happy faces.