We’re making gift giving effortless this festive season with a thoughtfully curated gift guide for all the loved ones in your life. From fine fragrances and refined décor objects to luxury tableware and traditional buys, our extensive tastemaker-approved gifts will inspire the joy of giving – and receiving – this Diwali.

OUR TASTEMAKERS SHARE WHAT’S ON THEIR DIWALI WISHLIST

This festive season, we got to chat with our design trailblazers about their Diwali wish lists. An assemblage of festive recommendations guest curated by their creative geniuses, handpicked for every mood and personality. Discover their carefully curated edits below.

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ASHIESH SHAH

Architect, Interior Designer, and Founder, Ashiesh Shah Architecture + Design

For the Minimalist

Lauded for bringing a wabi-sabi aesthetic and a liveable luxury to all his spaces and designs, celebrated architect Ashiesh Shah recommends picks with storied charm and modern sensibilities, ideal for the Minimalist. A synergist beauty exists in these recommendations – shop them below.

“An everyday item used throughout India, this ubiquitous piece is a classic yet quirky present.”

“Love the fact that this beautifully formed decanter is inspired by the beauty and elegance of yesteryear actress Madhubala.”

“A subtle, organic, and naturally imperfect connotation expresses the design aesthetic of this cushion cover - ideal gift for the lover of all things minimal.”

“Alternating as coffee table decor, this unusual piece can also be used to serve appetizers to guests.”

“ A beautiful present for someone who reveres this venerated art form.”

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GOWRI ADAPPA

Architect, Interior Designer, and Co-Founder, A Design Co.

For the Antiquarian

Award-winning architect and designer Gowri Adappa has handpicked a selection of bespoke objects that reflect her design aesthetic – simple, chic, and organic. Made by master craftsmen, these curiosities represent a perfect harmony of the old and the new. Timeless Diwali gift picks for those who are modern with a traditional heart.

“This skilfully crafted functional sculpture is revered symbolically as an emblem of auspiciousness, couldn’t think of anything more perfect than this for Diwali!”

“An unusual yet familiar choice for a decorative accent, this hand-blown glass sculpture in vibrant colours will brighten your existing decor this festive season.”

“Sumptuously illustrated and written, this book will prove a perennial favourite of modern collectors and designers.”

“Handcrafted and hand-poured, this lovely fragrance is further infused with crystals that channel energies and emotions - a keepsake if I ever saw one!”

“A luxe vessel perfect for aerating liquids, this carafe is accented with a fine turned wood stopper - ideal for someone who loves classic simplicity.”

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RAVI VAZIRANI

Founder, Creative head, Ravi Vazirani Design Studio

For the Design Aesthete

Winner of AD 50 Most Influential Designers Award, 2015, interior designer Ravi Vazirani finds inspiration from everything he encounters. Showcasing expert workmanship and flair, Ravi’s festive picks are elegant, collected, and impactful, much like his work. Shop the recommendations below.

“This charming cabinet is such an ideal gift for the new parent for their little one’s nursery.”

“ A beautiful statement-maker, this lavishly detailed stool is designed for gracious living - so apt as a Diwali gift!”

“ Luxe and industrial, I’d love to give this to someone who appreciates a luxurious expression in life.”

“An ideal choice for luxe tabletops, this gorgeous lamp is a bold blend of white and black marble.”

“Capturing the sinuous movement of a snake, this playful light would be an ideal gift for the eccentric aesthete at heart.”

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KAVYA SHETH

Designer & Founder, Studio Ruh

For the Naturalist

Drawn to spaces and objects that bear stories of their craft, designer Kavya Sheth has picked out a selection that spell the festivities with their handcraft, design and indigenous details. Crafted with ingenious nuances and organic materials, these recommendations are perfect for the lover of all things au naturel.

“The colours, form, patterns, and packaging of this beautiful hamper makes for a perfect festive present!”

“This stunning set of 3 tea light holders - to add the glam to your festivities this year!”

“Handcrafted in brass, this Mukhwas Box is finished so beautifully and packaged to impress!”

“Gift a lingering fragrance of love this festive season with these gorgeous candle jars from Artisan Lab - perfect to spread calm and serenity!”

“All your festive puja needs have come together so beautifully in this one box…”

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NUR KAOUKJI

Creative Director & Designer, Ecru

For the Modern Nomad

Artful curator, lover of all things travel, and Lebanese design maven, Nur Kaoukji curates these effervescent picks that are perfect to gift the modern nomad. Exotic, sensual, and fabled, these recommendations juxtapose traditional handcraft with contemporary soul, making them ideal Diwali gifts for someone who loves to infuse global touches in their home.

“I would fill this vase with candles for someone and give it as a Diwali present.”

“This brass mouse sculpture with the Green Arabesque Tray by Ecru and a good selection of cheeses would be such an ideal gift for the hosts at a Diwali party.”

“This brass mouse sculpture with the Green Arabesque Tray by Ecru and a good selection of cheeses would be such an ideal gift for the hosts at a Diwali party.”

“I love scented candles. I use them all over my house and I think they’re the nicest gifts.”

“Books are a timeless gift. Paired with a wonderful bathrobe, I couldn’t think of anything better to receive in order to recover from all the festivities.”