Navratri is upon us, from Monday, September 26 to Wednesday, October 5th. In the midst of the garbas, family events, and pujas, finding gifts for everyone in the family can be quite a hassle. Here are our favorite recommendations for gifts for Navratri from South Asian-owned small businesses.
For the skin care obsessed
This skin care set suits all skin types, making it a great choice for practically anyone. The organic, powder face mask formula renews your cells with antioxidants and important nutrients leaving a beautiful glowing texture. Ammu Beauty’s carefully developed products are perfect for gifts for this Navratri season.
For the chai lovers
The scent of cardamom and ginger, and the sight of the classic Parle-G tea biscuits- what else could one want for the holiday season. The Chai Box truly brings a taste of home to everyone with their Chai Care Package. The package includes two blends of chai, Parle-G biscuits, NICE Coconut biscuits, and a stainless steel steeper to brew the tea with.
For the sweet tooths
Madhu Chocolate produces some of the best vegan chocolate you have ever tasted. This Vegan Chocolate Bar Collection features five of their most popular bars- Rose Pistachio Dark, Cardamom Dark, Vanilla Fennel, Lemon Coriander, and Coconut Milk Cashew. Note that this gift does contain nuts, so for those who are allergic, maybe go with a different chocolate bar choice from Madhu Chocolate’s wide variety of options.
For the fashionable
If you’re buying a gift for someone who enjoys high-end fashion, Gunas New York has the perfect gift options for you. This particular handbag was actually featured in ‘The Series of Unfortunate Events’ on Netflix and is dedicated to the New England Cottontail Rabbit, which is now near extinction. Through using vegan and recycled materials, Gunas produces high quality sustainable fashion that anyone will love.
For the ones with children
If you’re gifting to kids or family or friends who have kids, this floor puzzle is perfect for them. At a price just over $30, this gift is not just feasible to purchase, but also makes for a great activity for the parents and the kids to complete together and participate in this popular Indian tradition. It also features a gorgeous design that you can put on display after completing the puzzle.
For the traditional ones
If you have friends or family who love lighting diyas for holidays, such as Navratri, these brass diyas from Arjuna Design Studio are the ultimate gift. The stunning design and powerfully-shaped smooth matte finish create a sleek look for these diyas.
For the gourmet chocolate lovers
You can never get enough chocolate. One of our favorite South Asian-owned brands, Elements Truffles, produces this beautiful box of gourmet exotic chocolates. This gift box consists of the classic most popular flavors from their wide assortment of chocolates.
For the mothers
Not only is this a great gift for mothers who love putting their drinks on coasters, but it’s also perfect for those who need a fun activity for the night. These DIY rangoli coasters can be colored in with paint pens, and come in a set of four intricate unique designs.