20 Best Diwali Gift Ideas for Family and Friends

Spread the light and love with these thoughtful Diwali gift boxes, golden utensils, candles, rangoli kids' crafts and more.

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October 06, 2022

Diwali is almost here, and we're really looking forward to such a bright spot in the middle of autumn. The five-day festival of lights — which begins on October 24 this year — is a major holiday in India and recognizes the triumph of good over evil. All around the world, people will celebrate by cleaning their homes, lighting diyas (an oil lamp usually made of clay), and exchanging sweets and gifts with loved ones.

If you've already decorated your space and prepped your diyas for the occasion, then the next step is to find something special for your family and friends. Here are 20 Diwali gift ideas that are perfect for parents, siblings, partners, kids and more.

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During the nights leading up to the Diwali celebration, a common activity is putting together mithai boxes filled with sweet treats for loved ones. This festive Diwali box is ready to gift and contains your choice of 14 or 23 artisan-crafted confections, with flavors that range from chocolatey to fruity and nutty. Plus, every bite is gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly.

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Please the host and wish them a prosperous new year with gold utensils for their table. These salad servers feature ultra-slender handles, shallow bowls and striking cutouts that exude visual interest. Just let the recipient know that they're handwash only.

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Get your child in on the fun by gifting them a special Diwali outfit for their favorite doll. This adorable celebration set includes a brocade choli top, a floor-length brocade lehenga skirt, a mesh dupatta, a bindi sticker, gold jewelry, strappy sandals and a miniature diya. The outfit also comes with a booklet highlighting five different cultural celebrations.

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Gold jewelry is always a good idea. Surprise your mother, wife or sister with a pair of these gorgeous circle chandelier earrings. The hammered discs will just graze her neck and add the perfect finishing touch to her Diwali outfit.

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New socks make great Diwali gifts, especially if they're from a brand he wouldn't normally buy for himself. Spoil your father, brother or husband with this six-pack from Ralph Lauren. He'll love the comfortable quarter-length fit and variety of colors in the set.

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When in doubt, delight your loved ones with a box of traditional laddoos. These spherical sweets are handmade to order in San Diego and come in a variety of flavors like almond, pistachio cashew and rasmalai. You can ship the Diwali gift hamper straight to their door or deliver it in person.

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Spread the light and love with this personalized Diwali candleholder. The base is made from zinc alloy in a stunning silver finish and lined with soft velveteen to protect wood surfaces. You can even engrave the front with their family name for no additional fee.

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Add a hint of shimmer to Mom's wardrobe with this delicate lotus flower necklace. Each piece is made by hand in Toronto using ethically sourced raw materials and is available in a 14-karat gold fill or sterling silver finish.

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Give Dad a proper place for his wristwatches with this lacquered lockbox. The sleek container is made from sustainably sourced wood and features a brass diamond on top for engraving his initials. And inside? He'll find five cushioned slots for his favorite pieces.

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$59 (Set of 4)

Help them set one glamorous Diwali table with these shimmering gold salad plates. Each piece is crafted from stoneware and features a gilded border inspired by traditional rangoli patterns. You could even go above and beyond by pairing the plates with crimson or marigold napkins.

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Excuse us while we swoon over this beautiful picture book. Start a new tradition and share Binny's Diwali with your children. The heartwarming tale follows young Binny as she gets ready for school and prepares to tell her classmates all about Diwali, from the fireworks to the delicious pedas and jalebis.

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$78.40 (Set of 6)

For the guy who loves to gamble the week before Diwali, we suggest these glittering "Roll the Ice" coasters. Each stack comes with six heavy-duty squares, and each square is adorned with white resin dots. Suffice it to say, the golden coasters will make a handsome addition to his office or study.

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Upgrade your mother, auntie or sister's stove with this do-it-all pan. The best-selling piece is crafted from sturdy aluminum with a nonstick ceramic coating, and it features a nesting steamer basket, colander, wood spatula and built-in spoon rest. (Just to name a few details.) She can use the pan to braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté and more.

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Bring a smile to your little one's face and celebrate their first Diwali with this sweet Baby Ganesh plush toy. The doll is six inches tall and includes Velcro straps, so you can hang him from your child's play gym or stroller. And here's the best part: Baby Ganesh also sings three popular Ganapati mantras.

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$46.95 (Set of 4)

If you're looking for something pretty and practical, try a set of golden measuring cups. We love this quartet (and so will they) because each piece shines like liquid gold and boasts an easy-to-read capacity and a comfortable handle. Best of all? The cups are dishwasher safe and nest within each other for quick and convenient storage.

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Incorporate dried fruit and nuts into their Diwali gift with this handsome snack tray. The package arrives in a wooden box and contains chocolate-covered almonds, cashews, mendiant discs, apricots, kiwi, pineapple and other delicious morsels.

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Keep those little hands busy and build even more excitement for the Festival of Lights with this Paint Your Own Rangoli Kit. Inside the box, you'll find four engraved coasters, a set of paint and two brushes that kiddos can enjoy while the adults cook or clean.

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Only siblings could appreciate a gift like this. Celebrate Bhai Dooj and your unbreakable bond by handing your sister this cheeky candle. You can choose from a variety of scents and shop the jar in three different sizes.

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Consider this the perfect Diwali gift for chocolate lovers. The artisan assortment features 16 chocolate ganache truffles infused with flavors from around the globe, like toasted curry masala, dulce de leche, pasilla chiles, candied violets and more. And as if that's not enough, the sweets even arrive in a jewel-toned box.

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For the host with candles to spare, we highly recommend these golden tealight holders. The set is sized for votives and includes delicate finger rings and coup silhouettes, like heirloom teacups. They're as thoughtful as they are beautiful.

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