Kali Puja is the other, very significant, festivals for Bengalis besides Durga Puja. Not just for the Bengalis but also in Odisha and Assam it is celebrated with equal excitement and fervour. Kali puja falls on the night of Amavasya or the new moon day in the month of Kartik according to the Hindu Lunar calendar. It is interesting to know that on the same day other devout Hindus perform Lakshmi –Ganesh puja and celebrate Diwali.
Since Kali Puja coincides with Diwali, many believe that exchanging gifts with loved ones, fastens the bond of love and friendship tighter than ever. However, if the gifts can convey your true sentiments then, the tradition of exchanging gifts becomes more special. Hence, this year when you visit someone on Kali Puja bring along a gift they are bound to like. To inspire your creative gifting ideas, here are some options.
Gifts for ethnic lovers: People who love tradition, love it to the hilt. Surprisingly, it can be a bit daunting to find the right gift for them. If you find yourself at your wit’s end, start with something simple. For instance, traditional jewellery for women sounds good anytime. Similarly, for men find a genuine antique piece
Gifts for trend-setters: One can never go wrong with leather products or that matter, accessories which make a bold statement. As it is, genuine leather symbolizes class and elegance while unique fashion stuff such as, envelope clutches and trendy laptop bags sets you apart from others. There are also a variety of fragrances from brands like Hugo Boss, Lacoste which are apt gifts for any occasion.
Gifts for Gadget Gurus: These days life seems incomplete without gadgets. Moreover, unlike a certain time ago, the love for gadgets is not limited to men anymore. As a result, gadgets prove to be great gifts for women as well. There are laptops, mobile, tabs, e-readers, cameras etc.; rom high end brands like, Samsung, Lenovo, Nikon, Apple for you to pick.
Gifts for Avid Readers: The best thing about buying gifts for someone who loves to read is that, you get to spend some time with all kinds of books. But the worst thing is, not any book will do for a book worm. Find an award winning book for them and it will suffice. But make sure that they haven’t already read it. A basketful of books will definitely excite them.
Gifts for Movie Buffs: Though a bit unconventional, a movie hamper is a great way of wishing a loved one a happy year ahead. Make a compilation of a variety of film genres to keep the movie marathon going.
Gifts for Kids: Buying gifts for the kids is as crucial as buying gifts for their parents. So, don’t forget to find them something adhering to their taste. Toys may be the best pick.
Festivals may be momentary but more than anything else, they kindle the spirit of joy and unfathomable hope in each one of us.