All Good Scents: So Couples Can Smell Like Jasmine & Vetiver
If you need a Christmas gift idea, let Rajiv Sheth give you his two scents. Literally. Founder of All Good Scents, India’s first contemporary fragrance label, Rajiv and team are doing gift hampers for the season featuring their signature fragrances created in France. Gift hampers include The Eternal Garden Rose and Musk Couple’s Gift Set; The Eternal Garden Jasmine and Vetiver Couple’s Gift Set; Essential Gift Sets for Couples; Miss Diva Covergirl Gift Set; Miss Diva Showstopper Gift Set; and the Miss Diva Fashionista Gift Set.
A Saluti: Put A Bow On A Full Turkey
If birds of a feather flock together, your BFF deserves this home delivery: a fat holiday turkey flown in from America, available at this Bandra gourmet store. The bird is also a great addition to your own Christmas party menu.
Shop no 1, Shahina Apts, Pala Naka, Bandra (W), call 40425550, Rs 1,900 per kg.
Clove: For Cookies & Crockery To Serve Them In
The Christmas edit at Clove, Colaba’s sexy new concept store features everything you’ll need this season, short of hot chocolate. Walk around the store, preferably in their soft, Dandelion pyjama sets, and fill your personalised stocking (that’s right!) with brass tree ornaments, sparkly baubles, candy-striped crockery, frosted candles, gingerbread cookies, Xmas-themed bunting and gift bags, and greeting cards collected by manor mistress Samyukta Nair during her travels. We know Yule love this!
At 2 Churchill Chambers, Allana Road, Colaba, call 8291312522, follow them on Instagram @clovethestore, Rs 225 for a glitter bauble.
Do-Gooding Ornaments: Pick And Donate
Buy a Christmas ornament off the trees (put together by Contemporary Arts and Crafts) at The Bombay Canteen or O Pedro restaurants and the amount will be donated to the Miracle Foundation, which helps children without parents.
Trees put up at The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel; and O Pedro, BKC, follow them on Instagram at @opedromumbai, approximately Rs 50 for an ornament.
Goodearth: Colouring Books & Coconut Virgin Oil
Their Countdown To Christmas edit has enough gifting ideas to cover your entire friend list, no matter how varied. There are cake stands and lanterns, bottles of rose mist and blush-coloured glasses, virgin coconut bath oil (our pick!) and colouring books for grown ups.
Eina Ahluwalia: To Stay Woke
If you’re going to stay up for Santa, may we suggest a different kind of 'Awake' this Christmas. Conceptual jewellery artist Eina Ahluwalia’s new collection Awake, uses garnets, moonstones, amethysts, citrines and other semi-precious stones to create ethereal cuffs, necklaces, rings and earrings. These might be the prettiest stocking stuffers you buy: London Topaz necklace and a herringbone charm bangle. From her old pieces, get a sterling silver necklace, which can be personalised with your giftee’s name written in Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali and English. En-Titled?
Iktaara’s Hand Illustrated Stationery: Calendars For New Year Feels
Kanika Jain Gupta covers stationery and colouring book pages, gift cards, diaries and keepsakes with her whimsical illustrations, so you can have a merry time giving this season. Our picks: bright boxes festooned with Xmas doodles, personalised envelopes and a calendar with ‘Growing Up’ rules for the New Year that’s just turning 18.
India Circus: Wallpaper Rolls & Champagne Flutes
Whether you’re being naughty or nice, Krsna Mehta is the person to write to this year, for any Christmas needs. He’ll write back with a long list of décor accessories that will add a festive touch to your home. Think scarlet bed runners, champagne flutes, floral wallpapers, cherry coloured shot glasses, pink lotus-shaped cushions and more. Kamal over this.
Love and Cheesecake: Yule Logs & Rum-Soaked Cakes
You probably shouldn’t stuff cheesecake into a stocking, but put a bow around these festive treats, and you’ve got yourself an X-mas gift that’s as delicious as you in candy-striped stockings. Until December 31, Love & Cheesecake is selling holiday hampers featuring Christmas chocolate truffles and boxes of marzipan; a croquembouche tower Christmas tree (so Instagram worthy!), French Yule logs, Santa’s strawberry cheesecake, and traditional “fruit-crammed” Christmas cakes soaked months before, that can be ordered by the kilo. Merry Christmas, indeed!
Available at their Kamala Mills, Bandra, Juhu, Lokhandwala and Powai stores; shop online on goo.gl/FKZWe5 or call 9819935135 to place an order, follow them on Instagram at @loveandcheesecake. They deliver across Mumbai for a minimum order value of Rs.1500, Rs 900 for a box of truffles.
Nappa Dori: For The Shiniest Scissors You’ve Seen
It’s strange to think of a pair of scissors as a gift idea, but the brass pair at Nappa Dori makes the cut. It fits in a stocking too! You could also buy it pour vous, and add a shiny new member to your Holiday gift wrapping crew. You know you have one! Wallets, macaron measure tapes, paperweights and sexy umbrellas are other fun present options at Nappa Dori.
Rubberband: For Memo Notes That Evoke The Sky
Rubberband is here to organise your chaos and catapult you into 2018, with all your thoughts penned down in beautiful planners. The online stationery store’s emerald green pencils, sky blue memos and tomato red note books make for great stocking stuffers, but are also pretty (useful) all year round. bpb loves: Rubberband X Jean Jullien's illustrated artist series.
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