33 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 17, 2023

Diwali is almost here, and we're really looking forward to such a bright spot towards the end of autumn. The five-day festival of lights — which begins on Sunday, November 12 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 the 33 best Diwali gift ideas for parents, siblings, partners, kids and more.

$39.95
Williams Sonoma

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

$29.95
Crate & Barrel

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 for maximum visual interest. Let the recipient know that they're hand-wash only.

$48
American Girl

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.

$70
Urbanstems

When in doubt, brighten their home with fresh flowers. Marigolds are the traditional choice for Diwali and are often used to decorate buildings and offerings, but you can achieve an equally vibrant look in a pinch with this aptly named "Firecracker Bouquet." The combination of orange roses and golden Craspedias is sure to spark joy this season.

$38
Anthropologie

Gold jewelry is always a good idea for Diwali. Surprise your mother, wife or sister with a pair of these timeless Croissant Huggie Earrings. The bold shape and lustrous finish will elevate any outfit and ensure that she looks and feels her best during the holiday.

$28.98 (Set of 6)
Amazon

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 pack of six from Ralph Lauren. He'll love the comfortable quarter-length fit and variety of colors in the set.

$150
Our Place

Upgrade your mother, auntie or sister's stove with this do-it-all pan. The bestselling piece is made 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.

$33
Modi Toys

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 it from your child's play gym or stroller. And here's the best part: Baby Ganesh also sings three popular Ganapati mantras.

$39
indē wild

Pull out all the stops and pamper your loved one with the Champ Aroma Gift Set from indē wild. This lovely tin box contains everything she needs for an evening of self-care, from their award-winning Champi Hair Oil to hibiscus flower-shaped hair clips and jasmine incense cones.

$36.95
Williams Sonoma

Consider this the perfect Diwali gift for chocolate lovers. The artisan assortment features 12 chocolate truffles that have been meticulously decorated like works of art. And if that's not enough, the sweets even arrive in a ruby red box.

$14.99
Amazon

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.

$139 $119
Mark & Graham
15% Off!

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

$57.43 $45.94
Etsy | Valay
20% Off!

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.

$46.95
Williams Sonoma

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.

$27.99
Harry & David

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.

From $13
Williams Sonoma

Help them set one glamorous Diwali table with these shimmering gold placemats. Each piece is crafted from Chilewich yarn in a metallic finish, with overlapping cutouts to achieve the look of flower petals. They'll pair just beautifully with crimson, magenta and marigold glassware and table linens.

$12.99
Target

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.

$89.99
Harry & David

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.

$59
Urban Outfitters

For the guy who loves to dress to the nines for Diwali, we suggest this gold dermaplaner shaving kit. He can use the sleek, on-color-scheme tool to trim his facial hair and exfoliate his skin ahead of the festivities. Plus, it will make a handsome addition to his bathroom.

$18 $12.6
Etsy | WaxOnFire
30% Off!

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.

$59 (Set of 4)
Pottery Barn

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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