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New-age Diwali guide: Gender-neutral, environment-friendly, AI-driven products

New-age diwali gifting guide

New-age Diwali guide: Gender-neutral, environment-friendly, AI-driven products

The glimmering lights, aroma of delicious sweets wafting through houses, and the buzz of festivities filling the air — it is that time of the year again! To take the excitement of this year’s Diwali celebration and gifting (after two years of low-key festivities because of the Covid-19 pandemic) a notch higher, let’s bid adieu to the same, old and cliched gifting of dinner sets or vases and Ganesha idols and truly think out of the box.

So how about getting specially curated, new-age gifts to your beloved ones? Hampers that are gender neutral, environmentally and socially conscious, vegan and AI-driven are adding a modern twist to the good, old traditional gifts.

Here is our specially curated gender-neutral, conscious and AI-driven Diwali gifting guide, very Ivorystation style.

Break the binary barriers

Foret

FOReT’s world of sustainable accessories is blurring the lines between menswear and womenswear in the form of gender-free jewelry. 

Their exclusive collection has jewelry handmade from genuine cork bark and other sustainable materials like stainless steel, earth-friendly metal alloys and porcelain ceramic stones. 

 

How much: Starting from Rs 2000

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Pot Plant

No labels that identify with specific genders. Pot Plant is a luxury apparel brand that brings traditional textiles in gender-free forms. 

For the festive season, they have Bandhanis adorned over silk tops, drapes, blazers, overlays, jumpsuits and more.

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How much: From Rs 11,000 onwards

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Swarovski

As gifts, Swarovski brings eye-catching crystals that become everyday keepsakes. Meant for people across genders, they are an intimate celebration of self-expression and can be gifted to oneself. Their festive collection called Collection II has new pieces in a bold assertion of self-love and appreciation during this significant celebration of light.

How much: From Rs 12,000

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Shop for a cause

Forest Essentials

This luxury, sustainable brand has launched a Diwali gift box of skincare, laden with cold pressed oils, lotions, ubtans and more. The miniature paintings of dancers on the packaging gives a traditional feel to the set. While all of their herbs and quality plant ingredients are sourced from local farmers, all of their products are made in factories set up in rural areas, providing employment opportunities to village women. 

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The Body Shop

Bringing body-loving treats, The Body Shop has a wide range of gift hampers. Ranging from hydration kits, fruity and floral treats, shaving kits, glow sets and many more, they are bound to make your Diwali fresh. Currently, the brand is raising funds for providing education and healthcare to children affected by the pandemic by directing their sales proceeds for the cause. So while you brighten your Diwali, why not spread rays of hope in others’ lives!

How much: From Rs 650

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Kitschy is the way forward for cultural goodies

Pinklay

Inspired by the moonlight, sparkle of the stars and glimmer of the fireflies against the dark sky, Pinklay has launched a new collection Chaand. The kurtis and tunics are made with pure fluid fabrics that can be worn across occasions. Their home and tablewares with a pop of colour is all set for a lavish Diwali decor, enhancing the look and feel of your homes. 

How much: From Rs 2,500 onwards. 

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Tribe Amrapali

Being a handcrafted jewellery brand, Tribe Amrapali has silver and gold-plated danglers, ear studs, rings, bangles and much more to flaunt this season!

How much: from Rs 2,700 onwards

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AI-driven, vegan skincare

Neemli

Amidst the joy and festivities, it’s important to not forget to express our love and gratitude via gifts. Neemli’s indulgent skincare range can be chosen as per your skin type with their 60-second quiz. And what more can be the perfect gift to keep your beloved ones fresh and glowing! Their festive hamper has Argan and Rose Day Cream, a blend of all-natural, vitamin-rich ingredients, Rose & Patchouli Pore Tightening Facial Toner,
hand-pounded Four Clay Gentle Face Mask enriched with four mineral-rich clays that cleanse and clarify pores. Their gift boxes customisable depending on your skin type and can fit as many products for you. Be festive-ready inside out!

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Skincraft

SkinKraft Laboratories is India’s largest AI-driven, dermatologically approved customised beauty and personal care brand. Their month-long ‘SkinKraft Festive Carnival’ is here. To share beautiful gift hampers this Diwali, they have 2 limited edition gift boxes: 

SkinKraft’s Indulgence Body Kit which includes 7 piece set of Restorative fresh water body wash, Skin Energize Avocado Body Massage Oil, Sound Sleep Calming Pillow Mist , Deep Moisturizing Hand Butter, Buff & De-Tan Exfoliating Body Scrub , Floral Island Refreshing Body Mist, Elevated Hydration & Skin Renewing Body Lotion.

SkinKraft’s Essential Face Kit which includes a 5-piece set of Soft Bounce Daily Facial Cleanser, Grime-off Walnut Face Scrub, Niacin and Witch Hazel Pure Polish Toner, Hyaluronic Skin Drench Night Serum, Hydrating UV Protect Lip Balm.

Could you have curated this better?

How much: From Rs 999 

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Aminu

Shunning away the synthetic chemicals that usually dominate skincare products, 

Aminu is a vegan brand that uses the power of peptides, minerals including Copper, sustainable marine actives, pure seed, and essential oils, botanical extracts, and natural gums. Oil-based products are further infused with a proprietary phytonutrient oil (infused with 16 herbs for more than 60 days for it to gain the full potency). 

For the festive hamper, they have a specially curated box called The Healer, which contains Body Cleanser (150ml) + Nordid Mud Mask (50gm) + Vit B Body Lotion (100ml); and The Illuminator  with AHA Power Peel (50gm) + Radiance Oil (30ml) + Vit C Body Oil (100ml). 

Starting from Rs 4,000. 
By Aishwarya Iyer
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