November 10, 2020 3 min read

The fiery fiesta of lights, colors, and loads of joy is just around the corner. When we think of Diwali, exchanging gifts is undoubtedly one of the most exciting chunks of this gala.

Well, ever heard of Soan-papdi? Haha. We’re all guilty of playing the ‘passing the parcel game’ with the soan-papdi box. So beta, what goes around, comes around. It wouldn’t be fair to give a box of Soan-papdi when you’re expecting a Kaju katli. This Diwali let’s do something hatke and add maybe a detox pack on the list!

2020 has certainly been a year of changes and transformations. So why not bring in some healthy and creative twists to Diwali gifts!

  1. Ignite the Diya of Talents and Passion

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Nothing can beat the essence of learning a skill under the guidance of an experienced tutor. If you’ve ever heard your sister or BFF muttering about a dance course or a baking class, why not gift them a subscription to their favorite course. It’ll not only make your loved one feel extra special but also give them that extra boost to finally learn what they’re passionate about. A yearly subscription to Dance with Madhuri will be an ideal gift for that dance fanatic member of your fam-jam.

  1. Herbal Health-Booster Shots

Health Shots  are another way to spruce up your gifting game this Diwali. These Shots come with various benefits - from detoxing, improving skin and hair, weight management, to vitamin supplements, and more. They’re the perfect way to get your loved ones interested in fitness and health if they aren’t already.

There are plenty of flavors and options available with Akiva. The Activated Charcoal Shots, Wheat grass with Lemon and Coriander, Amla, Honey and Ginger are all available in big bottles. Whatever flavor they like, we’re sure to have a Shot for the same, so go ahead and choose the perfect gift.

  1. Green-licious Token of Love

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Our nature is in desperate need of more plants to combat climate issues. So, why not gift an adorable sapling to your loved ones and nurture the idea of going green this Diwali?  It’s sure to bring a smile on their face every time they lay eyes on it. Moreover, a plant stands as a symbol of tranquility and joy, so this ever-lasting gift will remind them to be happy and smell all the roses in life. Ugaoo is a great brand that can help you arrange a perfect gift if you’re planning to go green.

  1. ‘Make small strong’ - Let’s Buy from our Local Vendors and Artisans this Diwali

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India is an erupting lava of talents, and we’ve got some amazing artisans who make incredible gifts. So, this Diwali, instead of buying gifts from foreign brands let’s support the local artisans in India. A small initiative from our end can truly bring a great difference to someone else’s life. How about some gorgeous handmade phulkari dupattas for your mum or eco-green Diwali kits for your entire family.

Your loved ones will surely cherish these gifts and at the same time, it’ll also ignite the diya of hope and prosperity in the houses of these small artisans.

Lastly, Akiva aims to nurture the idea of a green and safe Diwali. Air pollution can be extremely hazardous for our COVID survivors. So, for all those who’re fighting COVID-19, and for our mother nature let’s take an initiative to say no to firecrackers this year. Wishing you all a very ecstatic and responsible Diwali.