Great Diwali Gifts Ideas In BangaloreFrom City Five Star Hotels
Their glitterati must-haves are a thing of beauty - Diwali hampers full of goodies. They include: a box of chocolates, Single Estate Darjeeling Tea, a bottle of champagne, idol of lord Ganesha (we could not establish the mythological connection between this deity and this festival... but we see the insurance value) , a bottle of red wine, a box of Indian sweets mithai, indulgence from Forest Essentials (the sweet smelling variety), a bottle of scotch (the hotel’s press release called it “imported scotch”), an assortment of premium nuts, handcrafted toran and we hear there’s more. Their hamper range from Their hampers range from Rs 4,500 to a Rs 15,000 hamper secularly named “Feroza”. Call for more information on +91 80 6660 5660.
Yeshwanthpur: All things delicious lie in wait. There are three types of hampers on offer like the Chef Special hamper, Executive hamper, and Premium hamper and they feature items like macaroons, chocolates, Osmania cookies, dry fruits, diyas and candles, crackers, a Ganesh idol, chocolate moulded box, bottle of sparkling wine and kaju and badam katlis among other items. Select Indian sweets as well as western desserts like baklava are also available as individual gifting options. The price range for the hampers range from Rs 1750 to Rs 6500. For more call +91 80-66900111.
MG Road: Their gift hampers include homemade mithai with festive decorations and deepas. The hampers range from Rs 2500 to Rs 9500, with boxes of mithais, dry fruits and cookies as options. “These hampers have been specially handcrafted with the best of the ingredients, keeping in mind the varied favourable choices of our guests," Ramasamy Selvaraju, Executive Chef, Vivanta by Taj told Explocity, "we believe these gift hampers will light up your Diwali experience and are a perfect way to share happiness with one another, and rejoice in the festive spirit of Diwali in true sense.” Call: +91 80 6660 4444
Whitefield: A wide range of hampers priced between an affordable Rs 450 to INR 6500. Contained inside are Almond stuffed olives, Californian prunes, miniature art pieces, dryfruits, house wine and chocolates. Hampers are customisable. Call +91 80 6693 3333.
A choice of four hampers to choose from range Rs 4,000 to INR 15,000. These hampers are named Frangipani, Jasmine, Marigold and Hibiscus. They include gifting items like white chocolate and cardamom cake, hand rolled chocolate trues, homemade Indian sweets, stack of homemade cookies, homemade rose-flavoured biscotti, orange marmalade, fruit seasoning and a grinder, Forest Essentials lotion and bath gel, handmade toran, Indian red wine as well as imported wine, Dolce vita pure olive oil and balsamic vinegar, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, green cardamom from Idduki, artisanal sugar with vanilla beans, a pink salt grinder and Sprig green tea powder matcha. Whew.
Also available is a range of hand-rolled chocolates which can be used to customize your hamper or ordered individually. Call Vivek Bhatt on +919886554154 / email@example.com
A chocoholic's dream come true, their Diwali hampers feature a whole lot of chocolate boxes from their own brand, Fabelle in six packages There’s also a range of Fabelle creations including Gianduja (small), Fabelle Elements pralines, Fabelle Single Origin Cacaos, a Fabelle Fondue set including Dipping Chocolate and Fabelle Callets, ranging from Rs 2400 to Rs 25,000. Call Fabelle, ITC Gardenia +91 80 66825270 and Fabelle, ITC Windsor +91 880 61401111.
Their plastic-free green Deepavali features eco-friendly hampers made of jute and inside them are dark nutty chocolates, white nutty chocolates, tutti fruity cake, oats and banana cookies, choco chip cookies, roasted salted almonds and cashews, Assam tea from Kolkata, bhakrwadi and mini kachori and a whole range Indian sweets. Some of these offerings are from Lalit hotels across the country. Prices range from Rs 3500 to Rs 6000.
The hotel calls it an East meets West hamper. Packaged in citrus and tan coloured leatherette boxes, the hampers include macarons, “homemade” chocolates, chocolate nutties, almond biscuits, fig and dates cakes, dry fruits, cheese and olives, sundried tomatoes, guacamole dip, Walkers shortbread, Davidoff coffee and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. The offering - though a dessert junkie’s dream - is clearly not hampered by a lack of west… here in the south. Prices range from Rs 4,000 - Rs 10,000.