Diwali is round the corner and our shelves are going to be stacked with a multitude of deep-fried and sugar-coated delectable delights leading up to the D-day.
All of this is a food coma, and we are all guilty of reveling in this until the aftermath of the festival kicks in. Once the festival is over, it leaves in its wake a feeling of guilt and regret for taking a toll on our health.
The good news is that there are myriad of healthy options available for gifting and celebrating the festival.
Here are some exciting ideas for Diwali gifts that will be a good balance of health and temptation for you and your loved ones.
There is no better way to indulge the festive spirit of your loved ones than a pampering spa session. This is an ideal gift for someone who needs a break from their hectic schedules and can use some de-stressing and relaxation. All the festive fatigue can be taken care of with a single session. So this gift idea is super relevant and your friends will thank you for it.
Visit one of the neighborhood gourmet foods shop to explore the world of exotic herbs. Lemon Verbena, Pineapple Sage, Orange Balsam Thyme are just few options to name.
Assorted Tea Hampers
There are tons of options available when it comes to tea hampers in the market; from aromatic floral tea, herbal green tea to other festive and organic blends. Tea is known to lift and rejuvenate mind, body and soul owing to its anti-oxidant qualities. You can experiment with the plethora of tea options and create an opulent tea hamper for your special Diwali gifting this year. You can accompany it with some accessories such as strainers and infusers.
Dry fruits and nuts are sure to appeal people at both ends of the spectrum. To make the gift more appealing, insert a small informational leaflet that details out the health benefits dry fruits and nuts.
Cranberries are one of the gifting options available today for giving your Diwali a healthy twist. Dried cranberries are easy to carry and store and can be a grab-and-go snack. According to Cranberry Marketing Committee, the flavonoids in cranberries reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and also offer myriad benefits to help cure UTI, stomach diseases and diabetic health. There is an array gifting options when it comes to cranberries; from fresh, frozen and dried cranberries to cranberry juice and sauce. The superfood is an excellent alternative to all the unhealthy festive food options and makes for a fine balance of taste and health.
Considering that exotic fruits are freely available in India now, it’s a good idea to gift an exotic fruit basket this festive season. Rambutan, Dragon Fruit and Mangosteen are some of the popular choices this season.