Out of the BOX!

DECCAN CHRONICLE | NAMITA GUPTA
Published Nov 8, 2015, 7:47 am IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
Add a touch of quirk and innovation as you pick unconventional yet thoughtful gifts this Diwali
Wide eyed Owl platter from Chumbak at Rs 995.
 Wide eyed Owl platter from Chumbak at Rs 995.
Quirky, kitsch and eccentric gifts are in vogue this festive season. Forget the hoards of mithai, chocolates, dry fruits, clocks and mugs for gifting this Diwali. Gift a little quirk to your loved ones with personalised products and see them smile. How about their photographs on playing cards, or something offbeat like an owl plate. Or better still, a clone of yourself for Diwali? The best part is that these won’t even burn a hole in your pocket, as we’ve picked up gifts under Rs 1,000.  
 
Not everyone can have their own twin, but what you can have this Diwali is your own clone.  Clone Me makes you feel special by helping you freeze a personal moment in 3D and gift them a lifelike image of your personal favourite moment with them! Invite “double trouble” home this Diwali and make some noise by capturing all the crazy moments with loved ones with a 3D selfie. Siddharth Rathod, founder, CloneMe, says, “This Diwali, a lot of people are searching for gifts that are unique yet personal. A regular bowl or mug does not cut it anymore. The quirkier or wackier the gift, the more memorable and fun it is!” 
 
These are little things that can bring an instant smile. The Little Things fridge magnets, badges, cards, name frames, personalised playing cards and clocks start at Rs 100. Prachita Chopra says, “The fun tag lines that are customised on the gifts are cute. The trend this year has taken a whole new meaning, from the routine sweet gifting to quirky gifting; from the monotonous diyas to fancy lamp shades, today, everyone wants to gift something out of the box that is personalised.” Shubhra Chadda, co-founder, Chumbak adds, “Since I was a child till today, even the joy around gifting hasn’t changed and everyone still loves to give and receive gifts. Although the sentiments remain the same, the trend is drifting from the run of the mill gift ideas to offbeat, edgy and quirky ones.”
 

 

 

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