Sweets, namkeens, snacks, and lots more—eateries make it to the top of everyone’s wish list Diwali. In turn, beautiful platters and saucers become quintessential to perk up the table decor in front of guests. And then, the modern Indian wants everything that’s slightly class apart and not run of the mill. That’s why, we have curated a list of three ceramics at three different price points for this Diwali. Let’s take a look:
Curators of Clay Dinner Plate | Buy Now
Curators of Clay—isn’t that a super cool brand name? At least,wWe think so! They release products in small edits and the dinner plate we like is from their September issue. It’s a slightly deep, wide plate for having hearty meals. The rims make it perfect for Indians who love eating with hands. The plate has a gorgeous green glaze and dark rims.
Price- Rs. 1,350
White Hill Studio Platter | Buy Now
This Diwali ceramic list would be incomplete without a snack plate, isn’t it? Whether you wish to serve snacks and finger food or display an assortment of scented candles, the Homecoming Deodar Platter is a sight to behold. The platter is handpainted with an image of tall Deodars reminiscent of the forest and mountains. So, this Diwali, if you can’t be in the mountains, why not bring them to you? You must go through White Hill Studio’s entire range as they have an extensive range of options for you!
Price- Rs. 1,450
Mudslingers Ramen Bowl | Buy Now
Calling friends over for dinner and making ramen or pasta? If yes, then we have the perfect thing for you. Megha Rawat at Mudslingers is a young potter who makes these uber cool pieces. While she has some amazing mugs, plates, and trays to offer, this ramen bowl clearly stood out among the rest. It’s so cute and peaceful looking with those heartwarming eyes.
Price- Rs. 1,600
All of these wares are pretty affordable and value for money keeping in mind that they are all skilfully made by hand. Let us know which of these you like in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
We have already talked about gifts for your friends and family members but now it is time to graduate to the most important gifts, i.e., gifts for yourself! While we definitely suggest treating yourselves to a lot of edibles this Diwali, we thought why not also look at a few things that are more long lasting than food items. Let’s zip through our curation of gift items just for you!
Mud and Moon Banaras Soap | Shop Now
Mud and Moon has launched an entire collection of plant-based soaps for Diwali retailing for Rs. 1500. It has four distinct soap bars with unique composition but we have a favourite and that is the Banaras Stripe! It has layers of beautiful rose clay, french red clay, indigo, multani mitti, turmeric, charcoal, and chocolate clay. Add to that, it is infused with essential oils of eucalyptus, cedar, pine wood, and lemongrass. Bathe with Banaras Stripe on the D-day and emit the most Indian earthy scent! Mud and Moon does not have a website yet so you will have to DM them on Instagram to place an order.
Anavila Dhanak Tunic Set | Shop Now
A yellow flowy kurta in matka silk is right out of our Diwali dreams. It belongs to Anavila’s latest collection of festive suits and sarees called Dhanak. Thankfully, the set consists of a matching top and bottom otherwise finding matching pieces to complete a pair can become a nightmare sometimes. The best part about this tunic set is that it goes well beyond the festive season and can be worn with or without layers according to the season.
Krithaa 10 Paise Cufflinks | Shop Now
Men often struggle to find something beyond regular shirts and khakis for themselves every festive season but we have found a perfectly interesting gift for all the daring men out there. It’s a pair of cufflinks from Krithaa, a homegrown jewelry brand. The 10 paise coin is made out of brass with an oxidised finish and can be easily tucked on to your full sleeves shirt for an elevated look.
Burnt Soul Ikigai Saree & Blouse | Shop Now
If you are committed to wearing sarees on festive occasions, then this one’s for you. It’s a vibrant saree in coral colour with intricate dabka work and sequins. The Ikigai blouse complements it the best for a day look and you can find it here. But if you are looking to make a glittery statement, then you can go for a shimmery blouse in silver sequins to amp up your look.
Brass Tea Strainer | Shop Now
Are you a simple soul who would rather be wearing something simple and sipping a cup of tea this Diwali? Then, we have just the right thing for you. It’s a brass tea strainer worth Rs. 499 only. But don’t judge the gift by its price, the golden coloured strainer will add the right amount of twinkle to your peaceful evening.
We are excited to know which of these gifts appeal the most to your senses. Let us know in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
For so many of us, celebrations are incomplete without drinks (of various kinds). So we’ve rounded up for you a list of 3 glasses at 3 different price points to decorate your festive season even further. Cast a spell with the right ones for this Diwali or Bhai Dooj! Read on:
Nicobar’s Old Fashioned Glass | Buy Now
This Mediterranean style old fashioned glass is sweet for cocktails as well water. It has a natural green tint which looks oh so gorgeous! The look of this glass will add to the freshness of your drink. What’s best is that it is made from glass recycled in Spain! You can complement this old fashioned glass with a decanter made from recycled glass as well. Find it here.
Price- Rs. 650
Kavi The Poetry Art Project Glass Set | Buy Now
If you are a vodka fan, then this one's for you. It’s visibly made from recycled Absolut vodka bottles. The set comes with 2 glasses and 1 tall glass with Absolut’s logo. These are sturdy, safe, and hygienic to be used as well as gifted.
Price- Rs. 699
Ellementry Neve Sage Cup Set | Buy Now
If you are not the wine and beer drinker and your celebrations are incomplete without tea/coffee, then we have got the perfect set of mugs for you. The 4 cups in the set come with a lid and are made of ceramic. The lids can be used as coasters as well. The set comprises of two beautiful designs. Moreover, the set comes in a reusable wooden box that’s stunning in its own right!
Price- Rs. 1,790
Indulge guilt-free in these eco-friendly and mindfully packed purchases and let us know which of these suits your needs the best? Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
Many of us have tried a shampoo bar at least once in our lives and boy! has it left us disappointed. It leaves the hair rough or dry and the scalp scratchy. And so we’ve been in search of a perfect shampoo bar but had been quite unlucky until we chanced upon The Switch Fix. More good news? They have so many different varieties of shampoo bars for various hair types. Let’s take a look at what we found:
Play It Coal Shampoo Bar | Shop Now
Play It Coal is such a witty name for a shampoo bar. We are suspicious that men will love this one as so many charcoal products are especially targeted at them. Though, be wary and go for this only if you have an oily scalp. It lasts for 25-30 washes and weighs 85 grams. It’s the perfect thing to make your scalp cool as the charcoal in there takes all the toxins out.
Viva La Sativa Hair Care Bundle | Shop Now
Those with dry or damaged hair don’t need to feel left out, we have got something for you too. Hemp seed oil is here to the rescue in the form of this nourishing and restorative bundle consisting of a shampoo bar, a hair oil, and a deep conditioner. It’s full of omega fatty acids and antioxidants that restore the moisture and lustre of your hair from within.
Blue-Tea-Ful Hair Care Bundle | Shop Now
If you have a neutral scalp leaning towards slightly oily, then the Blue-Tea-Ful Hair Care Bundle is good for you. The deep conditioner contains blue tea and chamomile whereas the before bath hair oil is made of almond goodness. It gently cleanses, strengthens and detangles your hair like never before.
If you do try any of these, let us know about your experience. We’d love to know. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
The word Kassa means ‘home to two’ and the brand is aptly named so as it is founded by two highly skilled founders. Today, we are going to talk about their eco-friendly gifting options as a part of our continued series on gifting options for a better environment and a happier you. Let’s get started:
Wafer ARC Sling | Buy Now
Wafer is Kassa’s latest eco-friendly range of accessories. While it looks like it's made of paper and might tear easily but you would be surprised by its tensile strength. Made of a hybrid material, the Wafer ARC Sling is a beautiful bag option for gifting women. Moreover, it is 100% recyclable and waterproof.
Eco Planter | Buy Now
The Eco Planter is a masterpiece of Kassa’s recycling and upcycling techniques. It’s a good fit for a large sized plant and holds up water without any leakage. It’s a breathable material as it allows air to pass through.
Desktop Marble | Buy Now
If you have a friend or family member who always has a messy table, then it’s time to get them organised with this Desktop Marble by Kassa. It is a wire holder, pin holder, and a tape dispenser all in one! It’s made with white marble so you can use it as a paper weight too.
Fossil Studs 2 | Buy Now
For some people, only fashionable gifts cut it. Hence, we have the most fashionable gift saved for the last. This pair of earrings is a reminder of relics left behind. It is crafted in brass by artisans and the piece has been finished with close attention to detail. Gift it to someone who wants to look stunning and be one with nature at the same time.
Which of these do you have your eye on? Let us know in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
Brands are getting pretty inventive this festive season as customers demand fresher, non-cliche gifting options for their dear ones. On the top of it, for customers who are environmentally conscious and wish that their gifting choices don’t cause a negative impact for the planet also have plenty of options available. So, for those ethical buyers we’ve got 3 awesome eco-friendly gifts at 3 different price points. Let’s take a look:
21 Fool’s Beej Pathaka | Buy Now
If you have a relative who really loves bursting crackers and you want to punk them this festive season, then you have met your match. 21 Fools has made replicas of the most iconic Indian crackers with, wait for it, seeds inserted in them instead of gunpowder. The package comes with 2 coir pots, greeting cards and a whole variety of seed crackers. They are locally made by artisans of Madhya Pradesh. Buy them if you want to surprise someone or pull a prank.
Price- Rs. 699
The Whole Truth Foods Protein Bar-fi Set | Pre-order Now
This one’s for the foodies and the lovers of sweets who don’t compromise on their health even during festivities. It’s made of 40% cashews, dates, and other dry fruits. There is no artificial sugar, so you can enjoy it guilt-free. The bonus is that it comes with sparkly scented candles. You can gift this package of mithai and candles instead of Haldiram’s this year!
Price- Rs. 1,200
Suite Number Eight’s Mashallah Candle | Buy Now
The scent of oudh and lavender wafting through the air on Diwali from a gleaming ceramic evil eye candle paints a dreamy picture, doesn’t it? Enjoy the fragrance emanating from a soy wax candle that’s totally eco-friendly. Hold on to the beautiful ceramic jar. You can clear it out and create a little space for your trinkets. You would almost want to gift it to yourself rather than your loved ones.
Price- Rs. 2500
Which one best fits your budget for gifting purposes? Let us know in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
Pujo, Dussehra, Navratri, Diwali all call for celebrations; however, mild this year, celebrations call for dressing up. Through the whole festive season, one has to dress up in a saree at least once! So get ready for our curation of 3 biodegradable sarees at different price points!
Ekaya | Shop Now
If you are looking for an easy breezy saree that’s no fuss and is pocket-friendly too, then Ekaya has the answer for you. It’s digitally printed with the prettiest blue flowers on a white base. The best part is that at this price, it comes with a matching blouse piece as well!
Price- Rs. 5,975
Women Weave | Shop Now
If one colour signifies India, then it is indigo and if there's one fabric that signifies India, then it is Khadi. Women Weave has beautifully combined the two to make a stunning saree with rui flower buti. You can wear it to any occasion where you need to look smart, be it a socially distanced office party or to a relative’s place.
Price- Rs. 7,850
Anavila | Shop Now
Your search for the perfect party saree gets over here; be it for playing cards or dancing the night away. It’s a saree made fully of linen and zari. The pretty rose pink colour is named Thulian. Wear it with a lacy blouse to give it a dreamy look or an edgy glittery one to pep up your look. The choice is yours!
Price- Rs. 22,000
Which one’s your favourite and suits your needs the best? Let us know in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
Dussehra, Diwali, Durga Puja etc. all are around the corner. That’s why we have rounded up 3 spectacular eco-friendly suits for all budgets. Let’s take a look at them:
Farida Gupta Gulnaz Zoya Kurta | Buy Now
This beautiful bluish green colour will look good on any complexion with ease. The little purple flower booties make the kurta a fresh combination of hues. The lace on the sleeve makes it ever so dainty. You can even buy its matching pants and dupatta on Farida Gupta’s website!
Price- Rs. 2,150
Fabindia Cotton Silk A Line Kurta | Buy Now
If emerald is your colour then this is your kurta! It comes as a set of 3 consisting of a gleaming kurta, a flowy sharara, and a matching mask as well. It’s cut from beautiful cotton silk fabric with golden embroidery. We bet this will make you the centre of attraction at any occasion!
Price- Rs. 5,990
Khara Kapas Gulbahar Sharara Set | Buy Now
The mustard screams festive with its golden gota. This suit is finely tailored for you ladies. It has such a classic design that is reminiscent of an old world charm. Go for this one and you will certainly get those twirling photos and videos in full form!
Price- Rs. 20,000
So, which of these meet your festive needs the best? Let us know in the comments below. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.
Upcycled accessories are after our hearts as in place of creating waste; they absorb it in the most beautiful manner possible. Many clothing labels have adopted the age-old technique of collecting fabric scraps and putting them together to make cool accessories. One such brand is Sui, which reduces and reuses its waste in the best way possible. Let’s have a look at some of their coolest accessories:
The Shore Sling Fanny Bag | Buy Now
This fanny bag has an adjustable sling, one front pocket, 2 main compartments, and the most adorable embroidered belt. It has plenty of room for your essentials like phone, cash, sanitiser, keys, etc. Go for it if you have been looking for a bag that’s fresh!
Palmy Laptop Sleeve | Buy Now
Eco-friendly laptop sleeves are so hard to come by as they are usually made of polyester and elastane. Sui’s Palmy Laptop Sleeve is a solution to that problem. It’s been quilted to make it soft and cushiony for your laptop’s protection. Opt for this green alternative and care for your devices!
Masks Pack of 4 | Buy Now
No accessories section of a brand is complete without a set of masks these days. It’s as if we had been looking for refreshing masks and Sui brought a beautiful offering! 3 of the masks are made from Tencel fabric and hand printed by Bagru Textiles. The fourth one is made from fabrics by Women Weave and comes in plain white. It’s our favourite set of masks we have seen so far!
Adventure Bookmark | Buy Now
A fabric bookmark is so much more interesting than its counterparts. We love the little embroidery detail on the edge. Everytime you open your favourite book, this bookmark will certainly rejuvenate your senses!
Limone Upcycled Belt | Buy Now
If you own a plain white dress and are looking for ways to jazz it up, then this belt is your answer. Embroidered with the cutest lemons, the Limone Upcycled Belt can updo your outfit in seconds. Wear it on a run to the market or the beach. It’s so subtle that it will suit all occasions perfectly.
Green Dreams Headband | Buy Now
Working on a screen in serious mode or having a bad hair day? Pull your hair back with the Green Dreams Headband and look pumped in seconds. This headband is a great adornment for both curly and straight hair.
Which of these do you need, out of the options above? Let us know in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe!
The idea of picking a thoughtful gift for your loved ones on Indian festivals is full of its pitfalls; we end up getting trapped with cliched chocolates, flowers, and sweets. What’s even more difficult is buying gifts for men on festive occasions as the first things that come to mind are perfumes, socks, and handkerchiefs. Let’s make all this a thing of the past with our curated list of sustainable gifting options:
Bombay Shirt Company’s Initials Custom Shirt | Shop Now
We agree, gifting shirts to men is a bit standard. But these shirts come with a difference. You can customize your choice of fabric, cuffs, collar, fit, size, and wait for it, you can also get their initials added to the shirt. We implore you to pick 100% cotton or linen fabrics as they are biodegradable. Now go, create your own custom shirt but not before you read the rest of the gift options!
Code Sustain’s Bamboo Bottle | Shop Now
It’s not just a water bottle, it’s a bambottle. Crafted out of north eastern bamboo grass, this bottle is a great testament to the skill of north eastern people who use this bottle in their daily life. What you will love about it most is that 10% of the proceeds are donated. You can gift it to just about anyone and they will certainly love it!
Hipsters Foldable Stool/Table | Buy Now
If you know a man who loves living an unfixed, bachelor life then this Foldable Stool/Table by Hipsters is your friend. Made from composite paper panels, this piece of furniture is foldable into a notebook and can be carried anywhere. It can bear upto 250 kg of weight!
Neemans Sock-Free Shoes | Buy Now
Wouldn’t you love a world where we can be sock and odour free? At least we would, that’s why we love Neemans- a brand that makes wool sneakers which are sturdy and durable. They come in so many amazing colours but what we are currently crushing on are the ruby red ones!
Which of these gifting options would you like to give your special one this year? Let us know in the comments. Till then, shop sustainable, stay home, and be safe.