What to buy: Diwali gifts

I’ve teamed up with some brilliant small businesses to bring some much needed joy! There’s also some special discounts – but be quick if you are buying Diwali gifts this weekend as Royal Mail delivery is taking longer than normal.

Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, takes place on Saturday 14 November. And even if you don’t normally celebrate, this might be the year you do light some candles, or buy a special Diwali gift for friends and family because let’s face it, it’s been a crap week/month/year!

In England, we’ve just entered our second lockdown. The days are getting shorter (sob!); it’s cold; and, my nerves really can’t take any more bad news (US election). So now, more than ever, we all need some FUN.

Light a candle

The Hindu festival Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil – and feels like just the tonic we all need now. Diwali usually means family gatherings, mountains of food, fireworks, and gifts. This year, we will be celebrating via video calls, lighting lots of candles, sparklers and sending Diwali gifts. Oh, and cooking loads of food – or treating ourselves to takeaway ;-).

I’ve teamed up with some brilliant small businesses to inspire you if you are shopping for Diwali gifts this weekend. Some have kindly offered discounts, but be quick as Royal Mail is experiencing delays.

Diwali Gift Guide

Craft and Crumb Diwali Biscuit Kit (£12.99). This letterbox kit will keep the kids entertained and comes with everything you need to make these colourful firework biscuits. Get 10% off your first order by subscribing to Craft and Crumb’s newsletter. Delivery is also free for orders over £50.

Beauty and the Button Flower Candles (£12.99). These gorgeous handmade candles feature flowers, butterflies and birds. They are almost too pretty to burn, but if the first lockdown taught us anything – light them! Candles are the perfect way to celebrate Diwali – and these ones will also make a lovely gift.

Sonality First Diwali Personality T-Shirt (£13.99). Sonality specialises in personalised clothing and gifts and is run by husband and wife team, Dipe and Neha. They’ve got so many lovely things that can be personalised, and lots of inspiration for gifts. Use code MAMAJOURNAL20 to receive 20% off your purchases. Offer code valid until Monday 09 November 2020.

The Jai Jais Diwali Book (£6.99). These books are brilliant for little ones to help them understand the myriad of Hindu gods and festivals. Lovely Sunita is giving The Mama Journal readers 10% off all purchases. Use code TMJ10 at the checkout.

The Henna Peacock Diwali Henna and Candle Gift Set (£10). The smell of henna always reminds me of weddings and joyous occasions. This lovely gift set comes with two henna cones to try out your skills! Use the above link to get 10% off when you spend £5 (expires 01 December).

Happy Diwali mini bunting (£6.50). How sweet is this mini bunting set? It comes in a little matchbox and can be used for years to come. The above link will give you 10% off your order (valid until Sunday 08 November 2020).

How will you be celebrating Diwali this year? Let me know!

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