Diwali or Deepavali happens to be one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals across India. Interestingly, Diwali happens to be a holiday in a few other countries like Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Nepal, Singapore and Sri Lanka. The festival gets its name from the ritual of lighting lamps during this festival, so, it actually is a festival of lights. Through the year, people prepare for Diwali and it is one of the most awaited festivals in the country. Diwali signifies funs, laughter, family, get-togethers, poojas, rituals, lamps, decorations, sweets, good food, the bursting of crackers and last but not the least, gifting.
People gift each other during this festival to keep the spirit of Diwali going through the year. Many people wait for Diwali offers to do their major home shopping. The Dhanteras which preludes Diwali is said to be highly auspicious for making gold, silver or utensil purchases. Wearing new clothes and taking part in religious activities like visiting temples and conducting poojas at home is widely prevalent during Diwali festival.
Diwali is more attractive for kids as they wait to get their gifts from their parents or grandparents. At times, the requests for specific gifts would have already poured in. At others, they get surprise gifts. Diwali is a great time for bonding with the grandchildren for the seniors. They get to spend time with their grandkids, enjoy and also share happiness all round by gifting their grandkids.
Diwali gifts can be clothes, jewellery, devices, books, personalized items, chocolates, toys, puzzles, and games etc. The gift depends on the age, gender and the preferences of the kids. As grandparents, you know better what the kids like, so you can plan to purchase gifts accordingly. The best part is that if are unable to step out to buy the gifts, you can now do it from the convenience of your home. Just check out the options on any of the popular online shopping sites like Amazon or Flipkart. Take the help of the grandkids and ask them to choose what they like, within your budget. This way they will also be happy.
Gift Ideas for Grandkids
The generic gift ideas with which you will never go wrong are:
Jewellery for the girls: Grandma gifted jewellery is a favorite among the girls. They treasure it for life. So, if your budget permits, you can get them some stunning neckpieces or bracelets to go with their traditional attires. The other options in jewellery are ear drops, studs, rings, anklets etc.
Toys for boys: Boys never lose their fascination for their toys. It’s only that the kind of toys that they like, keeps changing as they grow older. So, if you have small boys as grandchildren, you can gift them puzzles, blocks, pull alongs, board games, football or cricket sets, video games etc. You may even consider gifting cycles as appropriate to the age.
Clothes: Clothes never go out of fashion as Diwali gifts. Gift some traditional stuff of trendy attire as may be the preference. They will just love you for it and flaunt it among their friends.
Books: There is no better gift than books. Books help children to develop their knowledge and language skills apart from sharpening their imagination skills too. You may consider gifting books as these can be a long time keepsake for the kids.
Personalized gifts: It is the age of personalization. You get personalized T-shirts, mugs, phone covers and many other such things. You can place an order for something that you feel your grandkids will really love. Their favorite hero on their tees, or their own name and photo on a coffee mug etc. can bring smiles to their faces.
Choose whatever gift you feel is appropriate. Remember that kids usually do not look at a gift horse in the mouth. They value the thoughts and the love behind the gesture. So, it does not really matter, whether it’s small or big, or expensive or cheap. You can go in for purely healthy options too. What matters is the fact that they got a Diwali gift from their grandparents. That feeling is going to remain with them for a lifetime and their smiles can light up your day better than the diyas that you light in the evening.
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