200+ Indian Brands: The Ultimate Homegrown Diwali Gifting Guide

The Homegrown Diwali Gifting Guide
The Homegrown Diwali Gifting GuideL: INDRI R: Yauatcha Mumbai x LoveChild by Masaba

Gone are the days when a generic Soan Papdi box or a Christmas cake would be passed around from hand to hand until it reached the first person in the link herself. People and their methods of life are gradually becoming more and more intentional and they are realising that every purchase has a larger consequence. Gifts can either become objects of awe and inspiration or can be long remembered or forgotten – for their own reasons. All said and done, the bottom line is that it is necessary to find something that says the right thing and above all, is genuinely meaningful and useful. The quest for the perfect gift – the shining box with just the right bow, just the right packaging, and just the most useful, intentional, sustainable, fashionable, affordable, and loveable item inside – is still on and by the looks of it, with the innumerable permutations and combinations we have to choose from, it's going to be on for a little while longer.

Right at this moment, however, allow us to help you pick just the right gift and present to you the country's biggest gifting guide.

From artisanal alcohol to upcycled fashion, this intentionally curated list of over 200 homegrown brands features the best of all worlds.

Cool Collaborations


Yauatcha x LoveChild by Masaba

After collaborating successfully in the past with designers like Papa Don’t Preach and Manish Malhotra, the dessert brand Yauatcha Mumbai is collaborating with Masaba Gupta to create a sensory journey of its own kind. Each different variant of desserts from this collection is inspired by a different makeup product from Masaba Gupta’s beauty brand Lovechild. From a petit gateau spritzed with a dessert perfume to Macarons inspired by the Lovechild’s Bullet Lipsticks and Bonbons inspired by the Liquid Lipstick, there are many options that the collaboration has made possible. 

Learn more about this collaboration here. 

Svami X Superkicks Vanilla Cola 

A drink from Svami that simplifies the situation and takes one back to a nostalgic time of when fashion meant jeans and a t- shirt, and a drink meant  having a cola. The Svami X Superkicks ‘Vanilla Cola’ will be available at all Superkicks store locations - Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, and on svamidrinks.com & amazon.in

Check it out here.

Gunam Beauty X Paul and Mike Chocolate 

Gunam Beauty - an Indian made, french formulated beauty brand with origins in Kerala has collaborated with another premium brand from the state - Paul and Mike Chocolates. For this Diwali, they’ve created a bundle that features Gunam Gentle Foam Cleanser, Balance Face Cream as well as Paul and Mike’s Submarino sticks in both Caramel and Dark chocolate flavours. 

You can discover the bundle here.

La Folie Chocolate X Giggling Monkey

Artisanal brand La Folie collaborated with Branding Agency Giggling Monkey to create the Festive Special Starlight Bloom hamper. Chef Sanjana Patel and Mehek Malhotra aim to infuse the collection with warmth and light, symbolising each person's ability to radiate positivity. The handcrafted boxes, curated by Chef Sanjana, feature artisanal cremino fingers and limited edition bonbons, spray-painted and packed meticulously. The collaboration extends beyond boxes, creating experiences that blend mystery and luminosity, emphasising personal radiance. 

They are available for delivery across Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata, and Bengaluru.

Explore the Festive Gift Boxes here. 

Studio Kuumba X Patachithra Chitrakars BAAG Gift Box

Unveil the festive spirit with a handcrafted gift box by Patachitra Chitrakars, celebrating the unique artistry of the Bengali Patachitra community. Crafted with vibrant Pattachitra-style cloth paintings, the Baag gift box showcases lively depictions of Sundarbans animals and jungle scenes. Inside, discover a playful ensemble including a playing card deck, an eco-friendly Bemberg Satin scarf, all enclosed in a reusable gift box adorned with the distinctive Patachitra pattern. Immerse yourself in the joyous essence of this folk art form while cherishing the eco-friendly treasures within. Now available on studiokuumba.com, this limited edition captures the cultural roots and festive cheer.

See Studio Kuumba’s Festive Boxes here.

Adidas X Extra Butter Cricket Collection 

If you’ve got a passionate cricket lover in your group (and we’re Indians, we’ve all got one of those), the pieces from the latest Adidas and Extra Butter Capsule Collection is a great gift. From the exclusive Sneaker to the themed cable knit attire and even the caps inspired by the finesse and sportsmanship of Cricket, there is something for everyone who loves Cricket in this new drop. 

Learn more about the collection. 

Food & Beverages

Diaspora Co.

Venturing at the crossroads of culinary traditions and cultural narratives, Sana Javeri Kadri, the founder of Diaspora Co. discerned the stagnant state of our spice markets since colonial times and decided to take a truly Indian Spice brand to the world. Witnessing farmers' struggles and the degradation of spice quality through numerous exchanges, she envisioned a transformative shift. Sbe founded Diaspora Co. with a mission to revolutionise the spice trade, fostering equity and sustainability. By establishing direct ties with farmers and prioritising soil regeneration, the brand pioneers a climate-resilient, culturally rooted food system. The brand, driven by South Asian leadership, embraces a narrative of freedom, struggle, and diaspora through its diverse spice collection for an international audience. 

Explore their range here.


Tulua Foods 

Born out of a passion for regional Indian cuisine and a desire to simplify heirloom recipes, Tulua Food proudly stands as a beacon of culinary innovation. Their mission is to reinvent the cooking experience, making it accessible and enjoyable to most people. Committed to a 100% clean label, each recipe draws inspiration from the cherished traditions of home-cooked meals. Tulua ensures purity with no added colours, flavours, preservatives, or adulteration—just clean, pure ingredients. With a dedication to embracing the goodness of food and preserving tradition, Tulua invites you to join their community, celebrating the joy of cooking and a healthier lifestyle.

Explore their range of ready to use pastes and spices here.

Podi Spices
A family venture founded by Alak Nanda and her mother, Vasavi, Podi Life is dedicated to bringing the rich heritage and high-quality South Indian pantry staples to the world. Based in Atlanta, Podi Life delivers its unique spice blends, known as Podis, pan India. These dry-sauces in powder form serve as ready-to-eat seasonings, elevating dishes with a burst of authentic South Indian flavour. Bestsellers like Spicy Coconut Podi, Crunchy Peanut Podi, and Mint and Curry Leaf Podis showcase the brand's commitment to indigenous ingredients, reflecting the region's culinary culture. Podi Life celebrates Podi as an equalising condiment loved by all, embodying South Indian culinary nostalgia for Indians.

Explore their range of Podis here.

Pickle Shickle

Yet another family affair, Pickle Shickle founded by sisters Prerna and Preetika Chawla, is a Mumbai-based brand renowned for its diverse range of homemade pickles. Originating from their mother's cherished recipes, the brand started as a small venture, initially producing batches whenever their mother visited Mumbai. The founders, along with their father's involvement, transformed it into a true venture, creating unique pickles from high-quality seasonal produce. Drawing inspiration from their multicultural lineage, including Indian and Burmese influences, the recipes reflect a contemporary twist. With offerings like Burmese Shrimp Pickle and Bacon Jam, each pickle boasts a distinctive flavour, forming a community-driven culinary exploration.

Learn more about the brand and get your own pickle here.

Good Graze 

Rooted in the verdant landscapes of Sindhudurg, Good Graze founded by Ruta Kamat draws its essence from the sacred harmony of plants, birds, and animals that coexist in this rich ecosystem. Located 500 km from Mumbai, Sindhudurg serves as the central port for their meticulously coconut based products that is now available across the Indian subcontinent. These goods originate from the family-owned ancestral plantations, now in their 5th generation, surrounded by a diverse array of over 15,000 plants. Good Graze's coconuts, nurtured by natural spring water, showcase the brand's commitment to sustainable and traditional practices deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of Sindhudurg. Their range includes everything from extra virging coconut oil to vegan coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, jaggery, even instant coconut chutney powders and snackable coconut chips. 

Explore their Coconutty collection here.

Jaypore Olives

Jaypore Olives, rooted in the arid lands of Rajasthan since 2006, defies the conventional belief that the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil originates only from Spain, Italy, or Greece. Founded by Rajasthan Olive Cultivation Limited, Jaypore Olives emerged as a testament to the dream of creating a distinctive Indian olive oil brand at par with global standards. Adopting an artisanal approach, the brand prioritises flavour nuances, promoting local olive cultivation, and elevating Indian Olive Oil to international acclaim. With meticulous attention to farming practices and sustainable methods, Jaypore Olives produces a range of products, including Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Honey, and Olive Leaf Tea, each capturing the essence of Rajasthan's olive groves.

Explore the entire collection from Jaypore Olives here.

Aazol 

A venture spearheaded by Mumbai-based mother-son duo Apurva and Siddharth Purohit, Aazol is a movement to empower women-led self-help groups and preserve the rich culinary heritage of Maharashtrian cuisine. Inspired by the exceptional quality of products crafted by these groups, Aazol aims to bridge the gap, providing a marketplace and supply chain for their handmade, small-batch offerings. Apurva's corporate expertise and Siddharth's management acumen converge in this venture, where traditional ingredients and flavours are contemporized for a broader audience. From Soft Coconut Jaggery Chikki to Malvani Chicken Masala, Aazol champions authenticity, transparency, and fair trade, partnering with 17 self-help groups to empower women and promote sustainable, traditional culinary practices.

Learn more about the brand and explore their products here.


Ether Atelier

As a Mumbai-based luxury chocolaterie, Ether Atelier transcends chocolate into an artistic medium, redefining the modern chocolaterie experience. As a bespoke brand, Ether exhibits disciplined attention to detail, offering chocolates as an art of living under the talented eyes of chef chocolatier Prateek Bakhtiani. With a Diwali 2023 collection named "Flames of the Forest," inspired by forest fireflies, each box features a signature illustration depicting native Indian flora. The jewelled spots represent the forest ablaze with fireflies, resembling Diwali lanterns. This festive gifting collection showcases Ether's commitment to craftsmanship, aesthetics, and the joy of indulgence.

Learn more about the brand and explore their bespoke collections here. 

Indri Whiskey

Indri Diwali Collector’s Edition 2023 Whiskey, from the renowned Indian single malt brand Indri, is a limited-edition masterpiece designed in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Krsnaa Mehta. This award-winning alcohol celebrates Indian craftsmanship and innovation. Encased in an intricately adorned bottle featuring motifs inspired by India’s cultural heritage, it offers exclusivity and refined taste, appealing to discerning collectors. Krsnaa Mehta's signature style blends traditional elements with western sensibilities, creating a visual masterpiece that reflects the essence of Indri. Awarded Best in Show, Double Gold at Whiskies of the World Awards, this collector's edition is a testament to the quality and popularity of Indian single malts globally.

Learn more about the collectible drink here.

Pistola Agave

A trailblazing Indian Agave spirit by PassCode Spirits Co., Pistola offers a unique and additive-free experience. Crafted from Wild Agave Americano thriving in India’s Deccan Plateau, the 100% Agave spirit is distilled in Chittoor, aged, bottled, and blended in Goa. The brainchild of Rakshay and Radhika Dhariwal, Pistola represents justice and authenticity. The Reposado, Joven, Añejo, and Rosa expressions showcase exceptional craftsmanship and ageing techniques. With well-designed packaging, Maya Pistola embraces tradition and innovation. Its latest addition, the Pistola Nip - variants of their signature drinks - in 180mls, adds a playful twist to the collection, perfect for on-the-go indulgence, but is only currently available in Goa.

Explore Pistola’s Collections here.

Tamras Gin

Founded by Adventurist Distilleries, Tāmras Gin, stands out as an authentic Indian gin with global appeal. Distilled in Punjab from export-quality basmati rice, its distinctive base spirit sets it apart from wheat-based global gins. The botanicals, including cardamom, pepper, fennel seeds, and Indian citrus, showcase the richness of Indian flavors. Rooted in Sanskrit, Tāmras embraces its Indian identity while captivating a global audience. The brand, illustrating Indian epics, combines a strong local essence with global allure. Devika Bhagat, an integral driver of India's gin revolution, sees limitless possibilities for innovation in the versatile and ever-evolving gin market.

Learn more about Tamras here.

Goenchi Feni

Goenchi, a homegrown Feni brand, unfolds the legacy of the Goan liquor Feni, rooted in a 16th-century tradition of crafting it from Cashew Fruit or Coconut Nectar. The brand, meaning "of/from Goa" in Konkani, emerges as a modern iteration of Feni, celebrating its rich heritage. Founded by sibling duo Yash and Tulika Sawardekar, Goenchi encapsulates the spirit of Goa, employing traditional Feni experts to create the products- following their distillation techniques but with a contemporary brand vision and marketing perspective. With hand-drawn illustrations and a design-driven approach, it aims to contemporize and globalise Feni. Presently, producing small batches, Goenchi envisions a future where artisanal Feni gains recognition beyond Goa, resonating with global spirits' success stories.

Read more about them here.

Stay tuned to Goenchi Feni on their website here.

Aramse

SOFI from Aramse is a revolutionary filter coffee maker that is both affordable and engineered down to the last groove, to help coffee lovers get the best filter coffee experience at home, from the get-go. Coffee connoisseurs, educators and innovators, the founders of Aramse found a gap in the market for a standardised filter coffee maker that comes with a guide on how to get the most out of it from the first use, as most others in the market vary with a lot of aspects. 

Buy your own SOFI or gift one today here.

Araku Coffee

For your coffeeholic friends and family, Araku has a range of different types of homegrown coffee as well as everything you could possibly need to make it to perfection – get their festive boxes for an extra special treat.

Take your coffee pick here.

Bombay Sweet Shop

Everything in India is incomplete without lots of mithai. Send away or bring home some much-needed sweetness with Bombay Sweet Shop’s specially curated assorted sweet boxes.

#HGLoves Bombay Sweet Shops’s Diwali Collection.

Take your sweet tooth here or order via Zomato and Swiggy.

Brio Art House & Cafe

Brio Art House & Cafe, founded by Ankita Jaiswal, showcases an exclusive collection of handmade, hand-painted and nature-inspired art-pieces, along with a curated range of home linen, decor, kitchenware and furniture, both online and offline.

#HGLoves their Bamboo Planter and Beeswax Candle Stand.

Check out their website for innovative gifting ideas.

Check out their Instagram here.

Greater Than

Living up to the statement ‘We didn’t invent Gin. We just made it Greater!’, Greater Than Gin is sure to up your gin game. As a contributing organisation to India’s gin revolution, Greater Than makes for a superb addition to your cocktail parties.

Visit their website here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Grover Zampa’s Mulled Wine

Mulled wines and Christmas make for the perfect pair. With a blend of ingredients like Star Anise, Parsley, Fennel, Cumin Seeds, Orange Peel, Kepok Buds, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Cloves, Tulsi, Ginger, Cardamom, and Lemon, Grover Zampa’s garnet red coloured wine made with Shiraz grapes is the perfect gift for these cold winter days.

Get your hands on the mulled wine here.

House of Tea

We all have friends or family members who absolutely can’t stay without their daily cup of tea. Gift them House of Tea’s versatile range of handpicked luxury tea range.

Check out the different varieties of tea here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Lavonne Cafe

Lavonne’s award-winning cafés across Bengaluru deliver the best range of holiday pastries, viennoiseries alongside a wide-range of European savoury delectables. Available on pre-order and for takeaway, Lavonne’s elegant holiday hampers are proof that the holiday spirit can arrive in small, irresistible packages.

Look through their delicious treats here.

Mag St. Bread Co

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that can only mean that it’s time to indulge in some guilty pleasures, mainly handcrafted bakery & gourmet food from Mag St. Bread Co who have a wide range of breads ranging from sourdough to croissants and an even better selection of cakes and the Christmas essential gingerbread man. It makes for a great gift for those who love gourmet bakery items and even for your own Christmas spread.

Visit them on Instagram here.

Mason & Co

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate? Organic, Vegan and Farmer Direct – Mason & Co’s Bean To Bar Chocolate Range is the perfect gift to give your friends who love everything chocolate.

Order your box of chocolates here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Maverick & Farmer Coffee

One of India’s few farm to cup coffee brands, Maverick & Farmer’s coffee selection will have you perplexed - if you are a coffee lover, this is the range to pick from. Even better, surprise your coffee-obsessed friend with their brewing equipment along with some delicious coffee, and rest assured, the gift will be most appreciated.

Find Maverick & Farmer here.

You can also visit their Instagram page here.

Meemee’s

Mumbai’s homegrown ice-cream brand Meemee’s recreates childhood nostalgia through its iconic ice-cream sandwiches. Their range of festival hampers offer their classic toasties (sandwiches), an ice-cream cake of your choice and DIY waffle-cone kit.

Find Meemee’s on Instagram here.

Monsoon Harvest

Perfectly blending taste and health, Monsoon Harvest provides you with a range of trail mixes, cereal, granola, coffee, and more. Mix and match your preferences for the perfect gift, or pick from their Gifting range.

Find their website here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

Naagin Hot Sauce

Throughout and thoroughly homegrown, Naagin hot sauce is the perfect gift for someone who loves their extra spice.

#HGLoves Naagin Bhoot, the extra hot variant of the sauce that is made with Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper) from Assam.

If you would like to know more about where to get your hands on the sauce, you can read about it in our story on Naagin Sauce.

Check out their website for some extra heat.

Not Just Hot

Not Just Hot has created a gourmet collection of homemade artisanal hot sauces, spice mixes, marinades and oils inspired by travel across continents while being rooted in the land of its origin. Their vision is to bring memories from your travel to these lands and the flavours back to your table at home; for you to enjoy making new memories with your loved ones across a table full of good food, laughter and loving. Their dipping sauces like Nam Jim and Thai Roasted Chilli sauce along with their European and vegan wok sauces would be a delicious gift for Food lovers.

Find them here.

Natch Snacks
One who likes to keep snacking simple would never let go of packets of Natch Snacks, thanks to their reminiscent as well as never-heard-before flavours that are offered in the healthiest manner possible.
Mix and match your snack basket here.

Check out their Instagram here.

No. 3 Clive Road

Gift No. 3 Clive Road’s Diwali Blend’s luxury hand-blended tea that is local, ethical, and herbal and is the perfect gift for those who love to indulge in a good cup of tea.

You can order your cuppa here. Their curated or bespoke gift boxes will have you dazed.

Check out their Instagram here.

Ōtaṇē

Gift your loved ones the wholesome experience of consuming alcohol with Ōtaṇē with their special infusion kits. These curated kits are oh-so-suitable for the Indian palette and make utmost use of locally sourced ingredients.

Plume Delicacies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year that calls for merry gifting and holiday cheer. Ring in the christmas spirit by gifting your loved ones exclusive christmas hampers by Plume Delicacies. Available on pre-order, these exciting hampers an assortment of cookies, jams and meringues to appease your taste buds.

Grab their goodies here.

Soklet

For that chocolate-addicted friend of yours, Soklet’s tee-to-bar chocolates, hot cocoa, and chocolate-hazelnut spreads are more than enough. You might even have to hold them or yourself back once they dive into the goodies!

Get your Soklet fix here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Subko Coffee Roasters

Every coffee-lovers’ wonderland, Subko Coffee gives you a coffee tour of India and lets you choose from the country’s different flavourful roasts.

Discover some more born-in-the-pandemic companies here.

Fulfil your Subko coffee cravings here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Terai Gin

A ‘grain-to-glass’ Indian craft gin made in Rajasthan in the style of a London Dry Gin, Terai is the chicest kid on the block. Choose it for its eclectic taste and its aesthetically vibrant design which draws on Indian temple architecture, numismatics, and handicrafts.

Find Terai on Instagram here or log on to their website here.

The Spotted Cow Fromagerie

It’s always a Brie good idea to get together and share some warmth and love. The Spotted Cow Fromagerie curates special artisanal premium quality cheese boxes to gift you the perfect festive experience.

#HGLoves The Gather & Graze Box with Brie, Tomme De Bombai, and loads of accompaniments you can nibble on while chatting away with your friends and family.

Indulge in them here and check them out on Instagram here.

Thirsty Fox

Born in America but raised in India, Thirsty Fox brings to you a range of small batch craft cider Currently available only in Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Thane, and Pune, their flavours Izzy, Reed and Kipp will wish you had a bottle in your hand right this moment.

Place your order here.

Find them on Instagram here.

TEAXPRESS

For all your cuppa-loving friends, TEAXPRESS brings prolific curations of premium quality teas imported fresh each season, direct from tea gardens around the world.

#HGLoves TEAXPRESS’s Midnight Cravings Gift Box which includes round-the-clock tea blends, each with a unique trait.

Order your warm cuppa during the winter months, here.

Bhawan

4700BC Popcorn

We know you would much rather have this delicious snack even outside the movie theatre, so, get your fix of uniquely flavoured popcorn from 4700BC, especially their sour cream and wasabi cheese (and make sure to keep some aside for yourself before you share!).

Indulge in a range of lip-smacking flavours here, and check out their Instagram here.

Bhawan India

Bhawan is a regional-Indian gifting and catering brand that pays homage to the widely loved street food culture of India with a focus on chaat, snacks and mithai. What makes their creations unique is their contemporary spin on traditional offerings while maintaining authenticity. The gifting sets will remind one of home and the many small streets of India with a nostalgic taste and old-school packaging.

Check out their contemporary mithai here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Beauty

Juicy Chemistry

Known for their ingredient focused skincare that draws from ancient ayurveda and modern skincare science, Juicy Chemistry has become a staple in the Indian Skincare Industry. For those who are yet to try out their products, the organic gift box that they have curated - ‘Glow With Saffron Gift Box’ is the perfect starter kit. It would make for a great gift, since it features few of the brand’s best products. It includes their Bulgarian Rose Water, Saffron, Rose and Australian Sandalwood Face Scrub, Saffron, Marula and Ylang Ylang Face Wash, Damask Rose, Geranium and Saffron Soap and Saffron and Red Raspberry Facial Oil.

You can know more about the Gift Box here.

Diam Beauty
A shade-inclusive Homegrown Makeup brand that creates products that are crafted with the Indian weather in mind, Diam is best known for its well-pigmented, high-shine lip balm pen that the brand claims to combine the benefits of a lip balm, plumper, and gloss all in one. While the Festive Treat box doesn’t include this iconic product, it features a selection of their other products that are just as mindfully created - the Cheeky Affair Liquid Blush, the Matte-nificent Liquid Lipstick, and the Wet Lip Glaze. One can customise their look by choosing their preferred shades to be featured in the Festive Treat box.

You can know more about the Festive Treat Box here.

FAE Beauty 

From glitzy packaging with holographic text to a custom branded candle as freebie in addition to the best products that the brand has to offer, the Diwali Pataka is a great treat for the festive season. Whether you’re shopping yourself or a beauty loving friend, FAE has four variants of the Diwali Pataka kit that ranges from the Full Pataka Kit with the best of skincare and makeup to a Rest & Reset Kit to give your skin a post celebration TLC.

Know more about the Diwali Pataka here.

Nuqina 

A carefully crafted, plant powered brand that has recently entered the market with a single product - Nuqin’s Earth Grace is a wonderful Botanical serum. The smooth blend of potential natural extracts that include everything from Bakuchiol, Patchouli, Ginger Oil, Vitamin-C, Plant-based Hyaluronic Acid, and more, makes for a great product to treat yourself to, or to gift a friend who loves to try out new skincare products. 

Know more about the product here.

Suhi and Sego 

Suhi & Sego, founded by New Delhi-based siblings Sejal and Ishaani Goyal, redefines personalised skincare with a nod to family heritage. Inspired by their trailblazing grandmother, the brand encapsulates her holistic naturopathic approach. Personalization is at the core of the brand, tailoring products to individual skin profiles, lifestyles, and environments. The commitment to 95% naturally derived ingredients aligns with nature's efficacy and their age-specific formulations and consideration for environmental factors exemplify their brand approach. The labour of love spans meticulous planning, in-house R&D, consumer testing, and design, resulting in products resonating with the brand's vision. Suhi & Sego’s Fresh Reset Body Duo has quickly become a beloved skincare product and would make for a great gift for those that love beauty products that can truly make a difference. 

Know more about Suhi and Sego here.

Explore the brand’s collections here.

Type Beauty

With the intent to elevate your makeup experience with beauty that needs no compromise, Type Beauty has merged science and smart decisions to create makeup that's effortlessly clean and rooted in dermatological science. Founded by a Chemistry graduate Ananya Kapur, the brand’s cruelty-free, expertly formulated, and vegan products are a harmonious blend of healing and feeling good. They basically did the maths and formulations so you don't have to choose between synthetic or natural, lab-made or handmade. Their products are a balancing act, providing long-term benefits while looking and feeling fantastic.They keep it simple, infusing makeup with skincare goodness for a stress-free, simple beauty routine.The brand is also shade inclusive and offers a sample set with three varying shades of foundations to try out at home, to find your perfect shade before investing a full-size product. 

Explore their brand’s collection here.

Aparna Wadhiwa Apothecary

After facing disappointment by skincare purchases online, Aparna Wadhiwa went out on a limb and took aromatherapy courses to come to a blend that would be safe and healthy for her skin. This is how AW Apothecary began – now you too can experience her hand-poured skin care line.

Find Aparna here.

Asa Beauty

With respect and admiration toward our planet, asa’s festive edition contains green and sustainable gifts. With ‘Clean Awakening’ at their core, their products are not only suited for you, but also healthy for the environment.

Get the asa Festive Edit gift box here.

Bare Necessities

From dental care to food wraps and cutlery, Bare Necessities has an alternative eco-friendly option for every plastic-based everyday item. Their Gift Bundles make for a great selection to choose from.

#HGLoves The Ultimate Zero Waste Starter kit for a friend seeking to live life more consciously.

Shop Bare Necessities here.

You can check them out on Instagram here.

Disguise Cosmetics

As India’s first indie cosmetic brand, Disguise outdoes itself with each new product.

#HGLoves their range of vegan lip shades. Head to their Super Saver section for some great deals.

Check them out here.

Check them out on Instagram here.

Hibiscus Monkey

Packing in the wisdom of your Nani’s age-old secrets in their chemical-free and vegan self-care line of hair oils and spray on oil, Hibiscus Monkey packs in this goodness with their 100 per cent natural products. Make sure to get your hands on The Selfcare Bundle.

Get their range of skin care products here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Ilana Organics

Offering specific products for specific skin-type, Ilana’s range of vegan and cruelty-free products find the perfect balance between natural sources and modern ethics.

#HGLoves the gorgeous all-natural water-based beetroot lip and cheek tint.

Find the limited edition Glam Up Diwali hamper on their website and check out their Instagram.

Juicy Chemistry

Harnessing the power of nature, Juicy Chemistry brings to you the goodness of nature and traditional cosmetic knowledge in its chemical-free luxurious offerings.

To know more about the brand, head over to their website or stay tuned to their Instagram.

Kiro

Vegan, cruelty-free, skin-friendly, and specially designed for Indian skin, look no further to present the perfect festive look to your friends or amp up your own glam.

Check Kiro out here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Neemli Naturals

Allowing you to gift handmade, vegan and cruelty-free products, Neemli makes for a marvellous all-around skincare package. Find more of HG’s suggested organic bath and body products here.

Check out Neemli’s collection here.

Pahadi Local

Packed with the goodness and freshness of the Himalayas, Pahadi Local’s skin and hair care products are the perfect self-care gifts. Enjoy their all-natural products as you give back to the Himalayan people. Find more organic skincare here.


Fulfil your Pahadi needs here.

Check out their Instagram here.

The Bare Bar

The Bare Bar is an eco and health-friendly skincare brand that aims to nourish your wellness as a whole. With no synthetic fragrances, colours, parabens and more, founders Radhika and Midula wish to push people to a more sustainable lifestyle.

#HGLoves their Navratna Gift Pack. You can also choose from their Diwali Gift Pack range.

Visit their website here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

Fashion & Accessories

Same Sisters

A brand that refers to itself is a meditation of change with regard to time, both on a personal and societal note. Sachi Raval’s label Same Sisters is her attempt to constantly innovate and in her own words, “explore one's changing personality through the little details that we add and leave out in our pieces.” The collection ‘Love All’ from the brand is an especially great collection that upcycled vintage sarees into modern athleisure whose silhouettes draw from retro designs. 

Learn more about them here.

You can follow them here.

Preach Crochet
Founded by designer Priyanka Toprani, Preach creates crocheted fashion pieces that include everything from pullovers to bikini-skirt sets. But we are especially fans of their Chunky Mini Bag, that is reminiscent of the iconic Bottega Veneta Mini Jodie Leather bag, albeit a more accessible version

Check out the bag here.


House of Tuhina
Bringing together the work of Indian craftspeople and drawing from the varied design approaches of Indian origin, House of Tuhina creates elegant, timeless jewellery that ranges from earrings  and necklaces to belts and brooches. Founded by Tuhina Goyal, House of Tuhina is a brand that seeks to create timeless pieces of jewellery that preserve traditional Indian craft, while appealing to the modern customer. 

Check them out here. 

Diaries of Nomads

For those that love vintage silhouettes and designs, and seek to add an air of nostalgia whenever they dress up in traditional wear, Diaries of Nomads is a great choice. The fashion label creates vintage-inspired clothes - from elegant salwar suits to ornate dupattas. Their collection of jewellery includes gold, silver and even flower jewellery.

Shop their collections here. 

Fizzy Goblet 

A brand that is known for its bedazzled jhootis and shoes, Fizzy Goblet recently launched a new product that is perfect for Diwali and all your other festive accessory needs. The recently launched microbags from Fizzy Goblet are embellished, elegant pieces that can help dress up or down any of your attire, or even add a flair of Indian craftsmanship to an otherwise plain outfit. 

Explore their collection here.


Injiri

Founded by Chinar Farooqui, Injiri is a Rajastan based label that blends traditional Indian craft with modern design sensibilities. With a commitment to preserving heritage textile techniques, the brand works with weavers, dyers and craftspeople across Indian to create their handcrafted pieces. From cotton dresses to sarees and elegant separates, Injiri’s fashion collection features classic designs that honour the textile. The brand also creates home textiles - from cushion covers to curtains and throws, with each collection working intently with traditional techniques to create authentic yet appealing pieces for their customer base. Whether it is fashion or home furnishing, each piece from Injiri is a labour of love, with hours of meticulous work invested in every detail.

Read more about the brand here.

Explore their range here.

YAMIN

Founded by sibling duo Huma and Vikram Hazarika, this homegrown Jewellery brand is an ode to their mother Yamin Hazarika - a celebrated police officer who did remarkable social justice work during her time. Named after her, and drawing from her love for minimal gold jewellery, YAMIN launched with their first collection ‘Good Juju’. While some of the pieces like the chains are simple and elegant, others are more avant garde takes inspired by the collection’s theme. This includes many markers of good fortune - from the scarab and ankh to the lionshead.

Read more about the brand here.

Explore YAMIN’s collection here.

Mapcha

Drawing from the brand’s Himalayan influences and motifs, Mapcha is a lifestyle brand based out of the Tibetan enclave of Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi. Founded by Lhanzey Palden and Tenzin Thardoe who are of Himalayan origin,  Mapcha curates lifestyle products that contextualise Himalayan culture and motifs for modern times. This means their collection ranges from jewellery designed after traditional food like momos to shirts and jackets inspired by Himalayan attire and even notebooks with the iconic Tibetan Cloud motifs. With the idea of ‘bringing a bit of the mountain to homes everywhere’, the brand collaborates with creatives of Himalayan origin to sell art prints and even organise event sthat celebrate Tibetan and Himalayan culture in many ways - contextualising traditional Tibetian and Himalayan aesthetics for the modern global audience. 

Read more about the brand here.

You can see the varied range across Mapcha's collections here. 

Aapro

Aapro, a label known for its easy, elegant, and chic style, is embraced by many leading celebs and is deeply rooted in its Indian textile heritage. The brand emphasises creative freedom and personal expression. Aapro blends heritage with modernity, infusing life into folk textiles.Their seasonal collections showcase their mastery, bridging traditional handwork with contemporary street style. The brand's commitment to individual identity and cultural heritage shines through collaborations with master artisans, making each piece a unique statement beyond aesthetics.

Read more about them here.

Explore their collection here.

NO.NA.MÉ

Crafting bold, gender-neutral jewellery, NO.NA.MÉ, aka No Name Makings is inspired by basic geometry and clean lines. Founded by Smruti Mathisekaran, a civil engineer turned designer, the pieces are modular and open to interpretation. Smruti's background in engineering influences the machine-built, contemporary designs. Unlike traditional jewellery, NO.NA.MÉ's pieces are as much about engineering as it is about crafting, reflecting Smruti's approach. The jewellery's multi-configurable nature allows for personalization, a unique feature in the world of wearable designs. It's not just jewellery; it's engineered self-expression that speaks for itself.

Read more about the brand here.

Explore NO.NA.ME’s entire collection here. 

Comet Sneakers

Comet, an Indian sneaker brand founded by Utkarsh Gupta and Dishant Daryani, disrupts monotony with a space-age aesthetic and vibrant colour palette inspired by the celestial universe. Their mission to encourage nonconformity is reflected in each sneaker's ingenuitive design. Embracing a philosophy of 'never shy, never sorry,' Comet creates high-quality, authentic sneakers rooted in Indian identity. The brand's innovative releases, showcase their wide ranging inspirations as well as those closer-to-home, from fireflies to mangoes. In 2023, Comet has made a mark on the sneaker landscape, offering fashion lovers a chance to embrace individuality and experience life's wonders.

Read more about the brand. 

Explore Comet’s Collection here.

Bhavya Ramesh 

Bhavya Ramesh's eponymous conscious jewellery brand epitomises a deep belief in self-expression. Crafted from sterling silver, each piece showcases otherworldly designs that captivate admiration. Beyond fashion, it's a commitment to fostering love, oneness, and creating a fluid community that wholeheartedly expresses itself. The founder's vision resonates with those who appreciate not just the artistry in their handcrafted pieces but also the ethos of unity and self-expression. It's more than adornment; it's a declaration of individuality and a celebration of the interconnected beauty within a community.

Explore the brand’s collection here.

Roma Narsinghani
Roma Narasinghani's artisanal creations achieve a captivating equilibrium between style and utility, often drawing inspiration from Mumbai's rich Art Deco legacy. Her pieces cater to the sophisticated and bold Roma Narsinghani customer, who fearlessly expresses refined taste. Meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, each piece is a dedication to showcasing the wearer's individuality. Roma's journey from fashion intern to conceptual jewellery designer mirrors her love for structural elements. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, she honed her skills under Manish Arora before pursuing a Master's degree in Fashion & Luxury in Milano. From a serendipitous encounter recreating her mother's hair bun cage, Roma's designs have evolved into a history-making collection.

Explore her collections here.

Cord Clothing 

A homegrown brand reshaping the fashion industry with season-less, vintage-inspired clothing, that focuses on quality and classic designs, Cord narrates poetic stories through their designs, working closely with Indian artisans. Upholding local craft clusters, the brand promotes sustainability in production, recognizing India's rich cultural heritage. Cord's devotion to authenticity and nostalgia sets it apart in a world of fast fashion, with only two collections per year, reducing fabric waste. Inspired by nature, their comfortable, durable clothing creates a synergy between the wearer and the environment.

Explore their collections here.

Misnomer

Misnomer is a homegrown label at the intersection of gender inclusion and sustainability, pioneers conscious streetwear in India's expanding market. Their deconstructed silhouettes and futuristic hues offer a sustainable alternative to mass-produced wardrobes, resonating with a younger, experimental audience. Rejecting gender binaries, Misnomer crafts inclusive pieces that defy societal norms. Committed to a low environmental impact, the brand uses sustainable materials, upcycles scraps, and ensures thoughtful construction to create everything from outerwear, bottoms, totes and beyond. By combining timeless design with conscious choices, Misnomer envisions a genderless future in fashion, creating a space for individualistic expressions and a sustainable, inclusive ethos that transcends boundaries.

Explore Misnomer’s recent collection here.

Nappa dori 

Nappa Dori has become a leading contemporary design brand from India, captivating the global scene with its carefully curated aesthetic and craftsmanship. Founded by Gautam Sinha, the brand seamlessly blends Indian heritage with internationally aspirational aesthetics. From a single store in HauzKhas Village to over 20 countries, Nappa Dori's journey reflects a new generation of Indian designers. Inspired by minimalism and meticulous craftsmanship, Nappa Dori is a rising creative force globally crafting the best of luggage and bags to accessories and travel essentials. With flagship stores in India and the UK, Nappa Dori embodies world-class quality and design, reaching design enthusiasts globally.

Explore Nappa Dori’s range of products on their website here.

Mainstreet

As India's premier streetwear fashion hub, Mainstreet elevates the sneaker culture in India by offering exclusive kicks from Yeezys, Jordans, Anti Social Social Club, Adidas, Nike, and more -  the perfect place to shop for the Streetwear lovers in your life. Specialising in premium luxury apparel, the website caters to the burgeoning market of sneakerheads, making many coveted sneaker and clothing drops accessible. Redefining fashion with a focus on streetwear, Mainstreet Marketplace is a destination for those seeking top-tier, limited-edition sneakers and streetwear pieces, transforming the landscape of sneaker culture in India.

Explore all that Mainstreeet Sneakers have to offer here.

Spill The Teal

Spill The Teal is a handmade resin jewellery brand based in Bangalore. Their creators believe in sustainability and make lovely pendants, earrings and charms using used organically sourced botanical elements. They started with capturing flowers and petals in resin and expanded to make Van Gogh’s paintings in a wearable form. Spill The Teal is your go-to stop for nature-inspired jewellery that emanates the 60’s hippie aesthetic with elegance. Their cherry danglers, floral gumdrops, and crystal butterfly neckpieces would make stunning gifts for your friends and family.

Check out their collection here.

Curated Curiosities

Curated Curiosities

Curated Curiosities is a contemporary up-cycle jewellery brand based in Mumbai. Their handcrafted, holiday-inspired pieces are vibrant and exotic and come in high-value, saturated colours. Pieces like Abstract Mess, Beach Riot and Crinkled Love have sophisticated and eccentric patterns. The collection ‘Summer Nostalgia’ is vacation-themed; introducing beach-inspired motifs and their latest series ‘Art Nouveau’ even takes inspiration from architectural ensembles. Their jewellery is fun and flirty and is statement wear that would make a spectacular gift.

Find them here.

Aimee Loved

Look through Aimee Loved’s vintage thrifted collection to find the perfect fit for you - we guarantee, you will definitely find one. With some of the most impressive thrifted collections we have seen, Aimee Loved makes for a top pick this festive season.

Shop from them here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Alankaara

Beautiful keepsakes that remind one of the wonderful cycle of life, Alankaara’s fossilised jewellery and home decor made with real botanicals sourced from around the world, make for the perfect gift.

Buy their jewelleries here.

Unearth their treasures here.

Annahmol

Inspired by the serenity of Kerala and the rawness of vintage textiles and semi-precious stones, designer Annah Chakola’s Annahmol brings exceptional curations of handcrafted jewellery, clothing, bags & accessories to make for a perfect little present.

#HGLoves Their Unity Pendant.

Find out more on their website and check out their Instagram here.

Shyle

Shyle is an ethnic jewellery store that started with a vision of creating a Platform offering easy & affordable access to the accessories which make Jaipur an International charm. They have a wide range of earrings, necklaces, rings, toe rings, kamarbandhs and anklets all designed in Jaipuri style. They come in oxidized silver and are luxurious with an earthy essence and make lovely gifts for the festive season.

Check out their collection here.

Bhavya Ramesh

Bhavya Ramesh’s jewellery is a bohemian collective of handcrafted silver jewellery carefully designed to embrace gypsy souls and free spirits.

#HG loves their Earrings and Nose Pins.

Shop for their jewelleries here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Capsul

For streetwear that keeps up with the times, Capsul is your go-to. As a multi-brand streetwear store that curates a range of products that are conversation starters, they give the Indian consumer access to some of the best streetwear in the world.

Find more HG-suggested streetwear labels here.

Shop their products here.

Peep into their Instagram here.

Dandelion

What’s better for a gift than the perennial uniform – nightwear? Gift your friends and family the cutest PJs from Dandelion. Also, find their impeccably curated gift sets for all your homely cravings here.

If you would like to know more about the brand, head over to their website.

Check out their latest sleepwear on Instagram.

Darwaza

Positioning themselves as an “Ode to nature”, Darwaza is a homegrown label that creates a range of unique, unisex garments that are ethically sourced. For their Diwali 2021 collection, Darwaza has created a collection of upcycled & restored Indian garments that celebrate “Indian nostalgia”. This includes sarees that are repurposed to create garments that fit the modern Indian consumer.

Shop their products here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Dhora

Bringing together the traditional beauty of Rajasthan and modernity of Italy, Dhora produces accessories that not only elude style, but also complete any look. Find more contemporary jewellery companies here.

Explore Dhora’s collection here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Delhiwear

With a collection that takes pride in Indian culture, Delhiwear’s work from home wear, business casual wear and t-shirts are perfect for the Indian youth. Here’s their complete story!

Shop their looks here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Delhiwear

Glean Studios

If you’re going for a green & eco-friendly festive season, glean studio offers a wide range of sustainable and ethical outfits that could spruce up your wardrobe. Glean also guarantees to plant a tree for every purchase, making this festive season as sustainable and circular as possible.

Visit their website here.

Visit their Instagram here.

Malai

The word ‘Malai’ refers directly to the creamy flesh of the coconut. And that’s the material this brand uses to create its biodegradable and vegan leather. The team at Malai also offers sheets of leather for sale that come in a distinctive colour palette (natural, dusty pink, cumin yellow, cutch brown, light indigo, dark indigo, leafy green, madder red and dark grey) created using only natural dyes. This revolutionary, eco-friendly Brand from Kerala has created the most elegant wallets, hand pouches, handbags, fanny packs, and backpacks for you to choose from. Their products would also make a really thoughtful and sustainable gift for your family and friends.

Check out their collection here.

Huemn

Known for their narrative-driven curation and unwavering consistency in visual-composition, HUEMN’s swiftly-switching silhouettes are a treat to own, wear or even flaunt.

Read more about their Charles Bukowski collection here.

#HGLoves their new collection, Dreamer.

If you haven’t already, stalk them on Instagram here.

JODI

If it’s conscious luxury fashion, it has to be JODI. Working with natural Indian textiles, hand block printing, and modern designs, the brand has made a place for itself in the Indian fashion world.

To know more about the brand, head over to their website or stay tuned to their Instagram.

Leah Singh

Designer and founder Leah Singh works directly with artisans in villages across India using embroidery, weaving, and printing techniques that are native to the region. Her collection features handcrafted textiles that mix traditional Indian craft techniques with unexpected color combinations, and modern, geometric forms.

#HG loves their Blah Blah pillows.

Check out their collection here.

Take a look at their Instagram too.

Love Birds

Run independently and collaboratively by Gursi Singh and Amrita Khanna, Love Birds is keen on creating clothing that is timeless, modern and playful at the same time. Effortlessly combining menswear detailing with a feminine sensibility, their relaxed tailoring is refreshing in a market obsessed with tight trendy clothing. Locally produced with craft clusters across India, their products are the perfect gifting choice for family as well as for the environment.

Check out their recent collection here.

Find them on Instagram here.

11.11

A wholesome brand, 11.11 offers its consumers an array of thoughtfully crafted products that make for the perfect gift. Their heartwarming Child Art Project allows parents to incorporate their children’s art in clothing or any other home decor products. The project will ensure a steady flow of work for the Kala Khoj artisans for the next 5-6 months and will help them meet their livelihood requirements for these months. Beyond this range the brand also sells reclaimed accessories and journals that would otherwise be mindlessly added to landfills but instead now act as beautiful creations carrying the thoughts of so many consumers.

Read more about the project here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Manjha

Intricately and carefully designed with love, Manjha lays out options of all kinds of jewellery, sarees, dresses, scarves and now even masks – the beauty of India conveyed through a complete look!

Explore their collection here.

For the latest posts and updates, follow them on Instagram.

Misho

For works of art in the name of jewellery, turn to designer Suhani Parekh’s Misho. Adding the perfect amount of ‘modern architecture’ to your festive season looks, Misho’s designs are next to unbeatable.

Find them here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

Mistry

Lending some dimension to your outfits, Mistry’s handcrafted leather bags and accessories are the perfect gifting option. Chique and complex, these accessories make for the perfect addition to one’s wardrobe.

Purchase from Mistry here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Vraj Bhoomi

Vraj Bhoomi is a concept clothing label based out of Gujarat, working with desert artisans of Kutch in transforming traditional hand block printing skills into ethical aesthetic wear. This brand creates a perfect synergy of hand block prints and immaculate tailoring with designs that suits the classic & contemporary equal. At Vraj Bhoomi, you’ll find kurtas, co-ord sets, scarves, kaftans, textile jewellery, bags, and upcycled jewellery in stunning traditional designs and prints. They also have a gifting section that you can peruse for this festive season.

Find their collection here.

Old Marigold

Handcrafted by local artisans, old marigold is a celebration of India’s native arts and their gifting products also include ethically sourced garments, home decor and stationery and masks.

Visit their website here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Olio Stories

With a collection of unique chains, pendants, and earrings among other classic jewellery, Olio Stories’ is run by entrepreneur duo Aashna Singh and Sneha Saksena. Add modern heirlooms to embrace your love for all things jewellery with Olio.

Make your purchase here.

Find them on Instagram here.

ONE LESS

Mixing eco-consciousness and style, One Less is that brand you turn to for everyday essentials, without the burden of fast fashion. Their timeless and genderless apparel is made with organic fibres and natural dyes. With ‘one less’ guilty choice for the environment, gift someone an eco-friendly wardrobe essential.

Shop their collection here.

You can also find them on Instagram here.

Op-Haneen

Cop your ultra-cool shirts and outerwear at Op-Haneen – their bold prints and modern designs do not disappoint.

Buy your Op-Haneen tees here.

Peep into their collection here.

Baka Jewellery

All the pieces at Baka are ethically sourced and made from upcycled, repurposed, recyclable and renewable materials. Some of the materials used in the collections are Silver, Gold Plated, Aluminium, Gemstones, and Bamboo. This contemporary sustainable jewellery brand believes that sustainability starts on the drawing board with good design innovation which includes making low-impact choices about materials and production while inevitably looking for creative solutions to design sustainably. Plus, the brand also ensures their jewellery is durable, slow-designed and handcrafted to keep the traditional methods alive. Best of all, the company offers customization services to create unique and collaborative designs. Their statement pieces are a splendid gifting option for this festive season.

Check out their collection here.

RIAS Jaipur

Explore the beauty of Dabu and Bagru crafts as they fuse together with modern culture to offer the best of both worlds.

#HGLoves Rias’s initiative to #SaveIndianTextile and their most recent turmeric-dyed 100% cotton face masks.

To know more about the brand, head on over to their website, or stay tuned to their updates on Instagram.

SIX5SIX
Defining streetwear for those who choose to embrace it, SIX5SIX translates Indian youth culture into fashion – a must for those who blend comfort and style. Find out here why they were our #HGDrop pick.

Cop your favourite products from their collection here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Skilled Samaritan

Skilled Samaritan is a company that focuses on waste reuse and upcycling plastic waste to transform and develop plush designer products using multilayer plastic and textile waste. Their craftsmanship revolves around the creation of charpai – a multifaceted intricately woven piece of furniture, commonly associated with siestas, conversations, social gatherings and even childbirth. Their chief motivation is centred around creating sustainable livelihoods by recycling plastic waste by skillfully keeping it within the bounds of the economy instead of the environment.

#HG loves their Sirohi x Nirmalya gift hamper.

Shop here for the most amazing goodies and hampers.

Sui

Dress up in comfort while being sustainable with Sui’s incredible range of conscious, well-crafted and thoughtful clothing.

Check them out here or find them on Instagram.

Sole Stories
Inclusive, sustainable, ethical, artisanal, conscious and fashionable – everything we want our footwear to be, and all that a thoughtful gift must be!

Pick your handcrafted footwear here.

Suta Bombay

Love sarees but want them to have a playful twist? Making age-old saree modern and fun with frills, tassels, pom pom and ruffles is Suta Bombay whose wide range of casual sarees range from soft solid mulmul to patterned jamdani.

Drool over their collections here.

Tailor & Circus

India’s first body-positive unisex underwear brand, Tailor & Circus loves you as much you love it. Customise the perfect pack of these for your chuddie-buddies here.

Read as Homegrown talks about India’s First Body-Positive, Unisex Underwear Brand Is Making Its Presence Felt.

Keep up with them on their Instagram here.

The Saree Sneakers

Deep down, we know you’re tired of putting your feet through a challenge in heels every time you wear a saree. The Saree Sneakers fixes that with comfortable, complementary and beautifully designed sneakers to complete your perfect ethnic look.

Get your hands on a pair here.

The Sole Sisters

Inspire some soul-searching and find your perfect soul with The Sole Sisters’s hand-crafted, hand-picked footwear.

To order or view their catalogue, write to them at: thesolesisters@gmail.com.

Find them on Instagram here.

The Yarn Story

At The Yarn Story, you get to choose from the finest collection of stoles, scarves, mufflers & more in 100% natural and pure fabrics. From ultra-soft cotton stoles, and rich silk printed scarves to a range of pure wool & cashmere shawls.

Check out their collection here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Wunderhaus

Kedar Maddula’s Wunderhaus that explores Indian textiles, craft and fashion does away with gender-specific clothes and ensures flattery for everyone. Find out about their journey here.

Look through their collection here.

Kedar Maddula’s Wunderhaus non-gender-specific clothes made of Indian textiles, craft and fashion
Kedar Maddula’s Wunderhaus non-gender-specific clothes made of Indian textiles, craft and fashionWunderhaus

Naaz Bijouteries

Combining fashion and art, Naaz Bijouteries embodies an eclectic spirit. Their statement pieces are wearable yet carry a dramatic flair. The wide range of products incorporate minimal aesthetics as well as heavy design elements. These pieces make for the perfect gifting opportunity for someone who seeks out unusual and diverse designs.

Find their collections here.

Smoking Things

Charaswati Heart Chillum

For those friends that love the herb, is there a better gift than a high quality, heat-resistant chillum that is heart-shaped and cute to boot? From the brand Charaswati that creates well-designed rolling papers, trays and even themed jewellery, this new addition is definitely a great Diwali gifting option. 

Get yourself or a loved one the ‘Peace Boom Pyar Chillum’ here.

Kaagazz

A paper company with a deeply rooted South-Asian influence that precedes the colonial era, Kaagazz rolling paper’s messaging draws heavily from the rich, ancient Indian past but with a vision for the boundless future. Their easy to use, eco-friendly and vegan rolling papers are of premium quality. The brand also gives back to the community by donating a considerable amount of their proceeds to NGOs that support women’s causes. 

Explore the collection from Kaagazz here. 

Smooth Mix

Say goodbye or cut down on your tobacco consumption with this herbal rolling blend. Smoothmix, originating from Gujarat, India, emerges as an alternative for rolling enthusiasts, addressing the harshness and health risks associated with smoking tobacco. With a mission to revolutionise seshes, Smoothmix introduces versatility, serving as a transformative and non-addictive experience. It offers two distinctive blends, Blue and 101, each showcasing a unique flavour profile with slow, even burns. Free of THC and additives, Smoothmix embraces pure flowers and herbs, promising fulfilling and cleaner sessions. They are even venturing further into more releasing rolling products, including their LazyBowl - an efficient mixing bowl that can add a touch of craftsmanship to the rolling experience. 

Learn more about the brand and explore their collection here.

Greyt Ashtrays
Greyt as a brand recognizes the emotional component intertwined with the habit of smoking and the ritual it can become for some. Acknowledging smoking as part of identity and rituals, they emphasise the acceptance embedded in ashtrays, which have become design elements in modern spaces. Greyt's ashtrays, hand casted in concrete by those with 20+ years of expertise, showcase neutral grey hues and faux industrial aesthetics, seamlessly fitting into various interior styles. From the Alpine Black Snow Capped Mountains to the geometric Conto ashtray, each design is a statement piece, merging style and function. The meticulous craftsmanship creates an elegant, meditative tone, enhancing the smoking experience with architectural flair.


Explore their collection here.

Games/Cards

Hum Sab Ki Diwali Puzzle Set from Panchhi  

Dive into the festive spirit with our 108-piece Diwali puzzle, capturing the essence of the Festival of Lights. Celebrate the joyous gatherings and rich traditions with this vibrant illustration showcasing the luminous spectacle of Diwali. Panchhi, a children's wear brand, by Kanupriya Tibrewala draws inspiration from the nostalgia, fun, and quirks of childhood. Rooted in the founder's memories of a masterji sewing in her childhood home, Panchhi's aesthetic reflects the cultural influences of Indian festivals and mythology. Each collection resonates with the life, dreams, and culture of the early '90s, celebrating the little things that make childhood magical.

Buy your own Puzzle Set from Pancchi here.

Fetus Revelations of Subbarow Collectible Play Cards

Dive into the avant-garde world of 'Revelations of Subbarow,' Fetus' limited edition playing cards. From Fetus, a streetwear brand is all about blending fashion, culture, and tech. Their recently launched Play Card set unfolds an engaging folklore set in the neon-drenched planet of Subbarow, blurring the lines between humans, cyborgs, and chimaera. Meticulously crafted with holographic printed backs, gilded edges, and superior linen-pressed German white core paper, each card is a work of art. Limited to 150 decks with no restocks, 'Revelations of Subbarow' promises a unique and captivating playing experience that transcends traditional boundaries.

Get your own Fetus Play Cards here.

Piece Up Jigsaw for Adults

Piece Up, a Bangalore-based puzzle brand founded by lifelong enthusiasts, redefines the joy of jigsaw puzzles for adults. With unique 80-piece puzzles, designed for mental wellness and self-care, Piece Up aims to break the stereotype of puzzles being uninspiring or solely for kids. Sharon's commitment to supporting female artists, especially within the nation, by ensuring each puzzle is a work of art created by new and talented illustrators. The brand's high quality puzzles come in travel-friendly boxes, perfect for thoughtful gifts. The brand’s founder envisions collaborations with Indian artists, diversifying offerings, and capturing the essence of cities in the future.

Buy your own Piece Up puzzles here.

Home Decor

Soft Geometry
An Indian design studio founded in 2019 draws inspiration from nature's curves, celebrating the allure of soft, poetic expression. Their collaborative studio founded by Utharaa Zacharias & Palaash Chaudhary explores contemporary geometries, textures, and transparencies, incorporating slow, imperfect hand-worked techniques. Rooted in their rich Indian heritage, the designers merge traditional and modern creation methods, inspired by the visual culture and hand-craft traditions of their hometowns. Despite currently working between San Francisco and Kochi, their upbringing in India deeply influences their designs, offering a warm, intimate contrast to the clinical world of modern design, showcasing passion, heritage, and poetic expression.

Follow the brand here.

Claymen
Crafted by Aman Khanna, a graphic artist, sculptor, and visual storyteller, Claymen encapsulates the silent observations of the common man's dilemmas. Born from the idea that humanity is losing itself amid the things it produces, these sculptures embody existential crises while maintaining peace. Aman's quirky characters have graced international publications like Harvard Business, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. His choice of clay as a medium signifies the simplicity and universality of human experience, symbolising the cyclical nature of existence as clay, sun-dried and half-baked, eventually returns to the Earth. Claymen serve as silent witnesses to the human condition.

Explore the collection from Clay Men here.

Homiehue
With a commitment to infuse joy and sophistication, Homiehue introduces a delightful fusion of timeless aesthetics and modern vibrancy to Indian homes. The brand brings the vibrant spirit of postmodernism to India with furniture designs by Swedish architect Gustaf Westman, a whimsical soft style which has taken over all of Pinterest and Instagram. With vivid colors and elegant curves, the brand offers products with an accessible and playful aesthetic. The Luna, Iris, and Nola series feature cloud-shaped side tables, boucle-bordered curvy mirrors, and textural foam tables. Homiehue's centrepiece, the Curvy Mirror, pays homage to Ettore Sottsass's Ultrafragola, blending Scandinavian minimalism with an air of exuberance.

Follow the brand here.

Fourth Street
Crafted by visionary Rukaiya Daud, Fourth Street is a home decor brand that is a testament to the profound interplay between the commonplace and extraordinary. Named after Daud's former New York residence coordinates, it embodies her perpetual curiosity within homes and worldly ventures. The brand features meticulously curated collections that blend functionality and rarity, exploring unscripted connections. A key aspect of Fourth Street's philosophy is the harmonious juxtaposition of diverse materials, seen in the Egg Sculptures crafted by Indian artisans from brass, limestone, and solid oak. Despite opulence, the creations from the brand preserve cultural heritage, fusing tradition with contemporary design. As a luxury online emporium, Fourth Street redefines home aesthetics, encouraging appreciation for beauty in materiality, form, and cultural narrative.

Explore the collection from Fourth Street here.

Objectry

A design brand that revels in the exploration of forms and materials, Objectry crafts everyday items with an intriguing twist. Led by Aanchal Goel, the brand seamlessly merges form and material, celebrating simplicity in design. Originally focusing on lifestyle products, Objectry has expanded into furniture, driven by Aanchal's curiosity and collaboration with artisans. Geometric shapes, clean lines, and crisp curves define their furniture and decor, engaging users with child-like curiosity. Rooted in modern Indian design, Objectry showcases a diverse range of contemporary and utilitarian handmade items, proving that irregularities are nuanced touches, not imperfections.

Explore their collections here.

House of Locals

Based in Assam, House of Locals, founded by product designer Swagata Gautam, weaves sustainability, artisanal empowerment, and innovative design into modern, traditionally rooted lifestyle products. Drawing inspiration from the North-Eastern states' bamboo and cane craftsmanship, the brand embraces a circular economy model, mindfully sourcing materials like bamboo, pine needles, and water reed. Their range spans cane mirrors, baskets, lights, and woven yoga mats. With a minimalist and sustainable ethos, House of Locals collaborates with handicraft artisans, upskilling and preserving generational knowledge. As they expand nationally, they strive to bridge the gap between artisans and the market, promoting traditional craftsmanship in a machine-dominated world.

Learn more about the brand here.

Craft & Kar

Founded by Jessica Marwah, Meenu Marwah, and Akash Gulati, Craft & Kar celebrates traditional craftsmanship from Uttarakhand. Skilled artisans, initially crafting for family, now weave throw blankets and pillows with a unique aesthetic, overcoming challenges with enthusiasm. They infuse designs that challenge and empower artisans, ensuring active and evolving workshops. Specialising in throw blankets and lumbar decorative cotton cushions, the brand, rooted in the founders' textile heritage, harmoniously integrates garment manufacturing, fabric expertise, and design, aiming to contemporize ancient Indian techniques like block printing and embroidery while preserving their core essence.

Explore their collection here.


Mishcat Co
A brand founded by Ishrat Sahgal in 2013, Mishcat Co redefines the role of carpets in interior design by upcycling leftover sari scraps, ensuring sustainability and uniqueness. As a sustainable luxury brand and interior consultancy, they collaborate with local weavers and artisans, embracing the beauty of inconsistencies in handcrafted pieces. Ishrat fosters a collaborative process, allowing artisans creative freedom in experimenting with patterns and materials. The brand's eclectic colour palette reflects its design philosophy, challenging the perception of carpets as mere accessories. Ishrat's multidisciplinary approach, developed at the Rhode Island School of Design, shapes Mishcat Co's constant evolution and growth.

Check out the brand’s collection here.

Tula Home

Dedicated to elevating the everyday and imbuing mundane objects with special significance through meticulous craftsmanship and timeless design, Tula Home is a brand of its own kind. Each crafted item from them reflects a commitment to lasting aesthetics and functionality, celebrating the beauty in ordinary moments. Tula envisions its creations as a symphony of small gestures, appreciating imperfections that make each piece unique. Advocating slow consumption, Tula focuses on heirloom-quality, hand-made objects, utilizing craft techniques from the Indian Subcontinent. Their Kolkata storefront, situated in a century-old Bengali bungalow, serves as a distinctive backdrop for their collection, marrying vintage detailing with the brand's modern ethos.

Explore their range of meticulously created homeware products here.

Suit No.8 

Offering capsule collections that transport you to vibrant locations and hotels through time, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and El Fenn in Marrakech, Suite No.8 , is a truly inspired home decor brand . Each collection features elegant tableware, bold furnishings, and playful decor accents, reflecting the brand's commitment to functional yet charming design. Handmade by master artisans in India, their pieces showcase an illustrative quality, emphasising the artisan's touch and attention to detail. Proudly made in Indian craft clusters, the brand combines varying materials - from ceramics and glass, to wood, brass, and linen to create conversation-starting items for homes. Founded and designed by Bani Chawla, the brand draws inspiration from her family's rich design heritage and a deep understanding of the importance of design in creating special moments for individuals and families.

Explore Suit No.8’s inspired collection here.

Akiiko

Akiiko gives you all you need for eco-friendly daily essentials. Inspired by Japanese aesthetic sensibilities, the brand is minimal, simple yet wondrous.

#HGLoves their Circle Stripe Coasters.

Visit their website here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

Cane Concept

Giving you the sustainable home decor goodness, Cane Concept’s various lifestyle products are functional, sturdy and definitely easy on the eyes.

Check them out here, or contact them on +919612334444.

Anhad Craft

Anhad Craft is a sustainable home decor brand offering Khadi, hand spun & hand woven, hand block & screen printed, and hand stitched home textiles working with age-old techniques and talented craftsmen to create stunning pieces to drape our homes with. Their designs are traditional, where the so-called imperfections are nuances that add to the beauty. Their timeless, charming Indigo products would make a thoughtful gift and elegant addition to your family and friends’ home linen collections.

Find their products here.

Catfish

For gifts that last longer than the festive season, Catfish Blr offers a wide range of custom neon signs, music plaques and mirror plaques that immortalises memories and nostalgia. If you’re looking to create a personalised gift for a loved one, catfish blr offers some of the most flexible and customisable products.

Shop their products here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Imarim

Founded by mother-daughter duo, Riti and Maanya, Imarim is a studio that transforms old home items into beautiful pieces of decor.

#HGLoves their Lotus Pond Kettle.

You can shop on their website here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Ikai Asai

If bold yet minimal aesthetics is your pick this festive season, Ikai Asai offers a range of artisanally handcrafted tableware that make for perfect centerpieces in your home.

Visit their website here.

Visit their Instagram here.

Iki

With products that can only be described as little concrete craft pockets designed with joy, Iki creates contemporary products such as attractive coasters, adorable showpieces and minimal pen stands.

Marvel at their products here.

Junekeri

Mother-daughter duo Ayessha and Sudha create and curate handwoven textiles for the modern home. Ethically sourced and sustainably produced, this collection is perfect to spruce up your spaces. From simple to lively, Junekeri’s products a must for this festive season.

Shop Junekeri here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

Mora Taara

Founded in 2005 by Anu Kumar, Mora Taara translates to ‘my star’. They believe that our homes are ‘happiness-making machines that ask only for one thing: that you must love the things you choose to live with. Mora Taara offers Wall decor, photo frames, evil eye charms, animal figurines, organisers, planters, table lamps, serving ware and so much more. They have all kinds of beautiful home decor to surround yourself with. Have a look at their ‘Diwali Gifts’ category to select from the choicest of decor for your peers this season.

Check them out here.

Kaati Carpets

The history of Kaati Carpets dates back to 1928 – they have been designing and manufacturing handmade carpets since then. Not just a commodity of style, these carpets add a whole layer of personality to your desired space. Every purchase here supports local weavers, and also aids in keeping an age-old craft alive.

Shop from them here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Kalimann Studio

Literally translating to the phrase ‘play clay’ in Tamil, Kalimann studio is a homegrown earthenware and stoneware store that makes for the perfect handcrafted gift. From kettles to plates, glazed cutlery, mugs and more, this studio creates the most exquisite and minimal range of affordable home decor.

Purchase their products here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

Home Artisan

This home decor brand offers a wide variety of products. Every item designed by Home Artisan is inspired by global trends and can pique visual interest. They have an option for choosing your decor based on pattern alone from abstract to geometric and coastal to botanical. The brand even has a Ritu Kumar collection for you to pick from. Check out Home Artisan’s ‘Present Perfect’ section - a curated collection of festive favourite gifts for your family and friends.

Find them here.

La Lumiere

Hand-poured in Goa, La Lumiere candles are a sight to be mesmerised by. These soy candles are classy, minimal and most definitely a treat to the eye.

#HGLoves their Coffee Scent, and their Eros candles.

Find them here.

METHOD

Method candles are vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable. Their range of scented candles is not far from heavenly – something about them definitely transport you to a chilly place by the woodfire, with maybe a book or two, and of course, the scented candle by your side.

Visit their page here.

Minimal Indian

Minimal India is a concept home decor label based out of Bangalore, started by Adrita Sarkar and her husband Chintan. The label draws its inspiration from the time of simplicity and authenticity and is meant for every home that carries the nostalgia of simpler times. For the ceramics, Adrita works with studio potters in Bangalore, who prepare the bisque fired pieces. Believer and practitioner of minimal lifestyle, the label makes home textiles as well.

#HGLoves their Autumn Meadows collection.

Visit their online store here.

Check out their stuff here.

Monsoon & Chai

Drawing from the unbeatable combination of monsoon and chai, this homegrown brand creates scented candles for the soul. Giving you comfort and peace, these candles are a must-have, especially with sweater weather approaching.

#HGLoves their Coast Lines Festive Gift Box.

Visit their store here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Pulp Factory

Founded by Spriha Chokhani, Pulp Factory is a design studio that creates furniture and other home décor products out of discarded paper.

Shop from their collection here.

Check out their Instagram here.

A Tiny Mistake

A Tiny Mistake

A Tiny Mistake was founded with the objective of creating employment for local artisans. Some of their products may be tiny like the name suggests but buying none of them would be a mistake. Their pieces are not just pretty but also functional and made from earthy materials like ceramics, wood and stone. A Tiny Mistake has a dedicated team of carpenters, painters, carvers, metal workers and potters on the job, carefully hand-crafting bespoke products for your home. From organisers to bowls, trays and plant holders, they have a wide range of conversation starters and sustainable gifts for your friends and family.

Check them out here.

SAFOMASI

Safomasi creates beautiful fabrics, homewares and accessories with a soul and a story. Travelling the world to find inspiration, each collection celebrates a journey to a different region.

#HGLoves their rugs and fabrics.

You can shop for their products here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Saphed

Give your loved one a chance to spruce up their living spaces with Saphed’s… everything! With a range of duvets, sheets, tablecloths, curtains and even loungewear in store, Saphed has got you covered.

Glance at their collection here.

Spin Furniture

A subdivision of the Shark Design Studio in Delhi, this young, fresh furniture brand is capturing Nordic sensibilities with Indian identity. Their designs are catering to the modern generation that wants to declutter without compromising on luxury.

#HGLoves their Infinity Trolley.

You can shop for their products here.

Studio JIWE

Inspire or get inspired by art with a purpose as Studio JIWE brings to you timeless, earth-friendly, handcrafted stoneware products made by artisans across India.

#HGLoves their Apeksh Mugs.

Explore on Instagram here.

The Plated Project

The Plated Project does theme-based vibrant and artistic plates in collaboration with NGOs and artists in an attempt to end hunger among children. Their beautiful plates are a wonderful gift for your friends and loved ones especially those who love collecting art pieces.

Visit their website here.

Check out their Instagram page here.

Tiipoi

With equipment that is sure to spruce up your kitchen and make cooking more exciting, Tiipoi has a remarkable collection of kitchenware - their latest Masala Dabba in collaboration with Diaspora Co. is one to keep an eye out for.

Look through their remarkable products here.

Yours Concretely

Yours Concretely is a designer home décor brand by India’s first female Concrete Product Designer – ‘Poorva Ajmera’. It also brings you charming products – like wall and table clocks, planters, lamps, trays, candle holders etc to add a chic touch to your living and working spaces.

#HGLoves their Work Desk gift hamper.

Visit their website here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Terra Vida

Terra Vida

Terra Vida, from Portuguese, translates to ‘a clay life’, and that’s the ethos for the creators of this brand and the emotion their artisans evoke through their pieces. The production happens in a ceramic and pottery studio based in a quiet village from North Goa. Terra Vida’s home accessories are rustic yet modern and reflect tropical hues and Indo-Portuguese craftsmanship. They have multiple collections for different moods like ‘Endless Summer’, ‘Tropical’ and ‘Portuguese’ offering cutlery and wall decor. They also create bespoke pieces such as hand-painted nameplates in the Portuguese azulejo style. Check out their ‘Festive Edit’ collection for some stylish gifts for your family and friends.

Find them here.

White Hill Studio

Look no further than White Hill Studio to put together the perfect handcrafted curation of ceramics this year. The nature-inspired handpicked assortment of gifts are sure to add the much-needed cheer and bonding experience to your Diwali celebration.

Find their website here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

A Clay Story

A Clay Story founded by Anumita Jain brings assorted collections of lovingly handcrafted pottery for everyday use. The brand offers unique and personal mementoes as opposed to mass-produced gifting options available in the market. These sustainable offerings utilise earthy and understated palettes, organic shapes, and rustic textures that celebrate minimalism. As Anumita describes it, “...each piece is created, to bring a little more joy into the homes of others.”

Visit their website here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Dori Living

India’s foremost contemporary design brands, Dori inspires clean living with their sustainable products ranging from home accents, kitchenware, personal care, candles and assorted corporate gift sets as well. Inspired by sustainable ethics such as minimalism and detail-oriented craftsmanship, Dori maintains transparency as the brand works with small batches even at their production level. Their refined gift sets crafted with extra detail act as the perfect memento of love.

Check out their gift collection here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Indus People

Aesthetically inspired by the Indian Subcontinent, Indus People is a visual narrative capturing the beauty and essence of the region. Every product is inspired by a different aspect, and in turn, exhibits a unique story. Their gifting sets include colourful assortments while remaining modern and minimal. Appealing to modern Indian homes while continuing to be deep entrenched in the heritage.

Get your hands on their customised boxes here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Wellness

Alchemy Dose

The growing popularity of Mushrooms as a nutrition powerhouse is reshaping the wellness landscape, and Alchemy Dose is a brand that stands at its forefront, blending content and education. Founded by Irvien Khurana, the brand is driven by a passion for functional mushrooms' wellness benefits. Offering products like coffee, matcha, and dedicated mushroom extracts, Alchemy Dose emphasises nutraceutical education. Focused on four key mushrooms—Lion's Mane, Reishi, Chaga, and Cordyceps Militaris—the brand aims to revive ancient wisdom, promoting a healthy ritual for mental and physical well-being. Beyond products, Alchemy Dose crafts a magical experience, intertwining self-care and mindfulness.

Learn more about the shroom boom and the brands collection here.

Wellbeing Nutrition

As a leading Indian supplement brand, Wellbeing stands out with its commitment to holistic health. Focused on combining traditional wisdom with modern science, they offer a range of supplements catering to diverse wellness needs. From immunity boosters for kids to beauty-enhancing products gummies, Wellbeing Nutrition prioritises natural, high-quality ingredients and uses them to create solution-oriented supplements. Their dedication to transparency is evident through detailed product information on their user-friendly website. With a mission to redefine well-being, this brand has garnered trust in the health-conscious community. Embracing traditional knowledge, scientific research and global nutritional standards, Wellbeing Nutrition emerges is a great to explore for something holistic and nutrition focused.

Explore the brands products here.

Brightside Journal

A beacon of gratitude and slow living in the Indian wellness industry, Brightside is a brand that specialises in mindfully designed journals. Their matte-finish, fabric-bound journals serve as self-help companions, gently guiding users through intentional practices without overwhelming prompts. Designed for 365 days of undated journaling, it promotes self-development with thoughtful questions. Beyond the journal, Brightside's newsletters are equally intentional, providing valuable insights for mental health and wellness seekers. In the realm of self-care, Brightside Journal stands out as a mindful and supportive ally and their products make for a loving present for any occasion. 


Explore their range of journals and notebooks here.

Inde Wild

The brand currently pioneering ayurvedistry at a global level, Inde Wild is a celebration of South Asian heritage. By cherishing tradition, breaking through norms, and redefining beauty they are carving out a new space for authentic wellness products. The science backed, natural formulation offers real care to all its consumers. Their festive gift shop is crafting limited edition sets that remind one to indulge in precious moments of self-care.

Check out their unique champi set here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Paro

Paro

Inspired by Nature, enchanted by History, crafted by Hand, Paro by Good Earth is a celebration of the joy in everyday living. Reclaiming the wisdom of the Vedic civilisation, Paro’s products are a return to that ancestral knowledge. They are refreshing in terms of authentic aesthetic sensibilities, especially the gifting sets are curated with such detail.

Find the perfect gifting set for your loved ones here.
Find them on Instagram here.

For Animals

Pawpourri Pet Ear Muffs

Just like most pet parents, if you’re worried about firecrackers and loud sounds during the festive season, Pawpourri’s Pet Ear Muffs might be just what you need. Beyond noise protection, these dual-purpose muffs also keep pets warm in winter, shielding them from cold air. Crafted with super-soft teddy fleece fabric, these ear muffs offer a gentle touch on your pet's skin while providing anti-anxiety features to soothe and reassure. Available in grey and pink, they serve as a stylish and functional accessory.

Check out the product here.

Experiential

Cards for Humanity

Architects Saloni and Hiren Ganatara’s Cards for Humanity is a social game for the ‘new normal’. In translating kind deeds and introspective activities into a deck of cards, the game targets the core need of giving back in the smallest yet most rewarding ways.

Read what Homegrown has to say about them here.

Get your deck of Cards For Humanity here.

Cards vs Sanskaar

Giving you and your friends the perfect gateway to laughter and timeless memories, this card game gets everything right about Indian pop culture.

Get your pack here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Drinkswalla

Giving you the all-in-one pack of a lively party game and drinking game, Drinkswalla was created by South Asians to capture the essence of Indian identity through a not-so-serious medium. Combining humour, alcohol, and desi-ness, Drinkswalla is a must buy.

Purchase Drinkswalla here.

Visit their Instagram page here.

VAWAA

At VAWAA, you can enjoy an immersive experience. With master artists and craftsmen around the world. From learning creative writing with an award-winning writer in Hanoi, wooden toy making in Buenos Aires, film photography in Norway to cooking in Penang, there’s a VAWAA for everyone.

#HG loves their ‘Vacation with an Artist” residency workshop.

Gift a loved one VAWAA here.

You can follow VAWAA here.

Art & Design

Art & Found

A brand that seeks to uncomplicate art, Art & Found offers a way for people to find unique artwork for their all their spaces, suited to their taste and budget.

To read more about the brand, read Art & Found’s 15 For 15th: A Perfect Guide To Buying Indian Art For Your Home

Find Art & Found here.

Paper Planes

Paper Planes is a media brand with an online publication and e-commerce platform that celebrates thoughtful design and living.

Check out their online shop here.

Kulture Shop

Kulture Shop is a collective of Indian graphic artists spearheading an art movement to redefine our visual identity for the 21st century.

#HGLoves their mask collection.

Check out their website for more of their art.

Check out their Instagram here.

Origin One

Founded by New Delhi-based multi-hyphenate design and art professional, Pushkar Thakur, The Graflosi is a multi-award winning studio of design and art. The studio’s creation, Origin One, is a collection of everyday stationery and basics made for the design-loving global nomad. With a mix of artisanal and machine-made techniques, the design-led product range balances functionality, durability and fine quality with a unifying contemporary aesthetic.

#HGLoves their Artisanal Makers’ Box.

Check out their website here for innovative goodies and gift hampers.

Studio Joyeeta

Kolkata entrepreneur, Joyeeta’s art venture, Joyeeta Joyart is a beautiful fusion of doodle, artistic forms, and a bright amalgamation of vibrant yellow, red, black, solid strokes of blue and come in personalized forms on mugs, notebook covers, bags, brooches, accessories, home décor, and large wall paintings.

#HGLoves their ‘Soul Sisters’ painting.

Check out Studio Joyeeta here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Bombay Imagined Book

A self-published book by Robert Stephens, Bombay Imagined: An Illustrated History of the Unbuilt City tells the story of 200 unrealised urban visions starting from 1670. A perfect gift for city-lovers, the publication is richly illustrated with archival drawings, contemporary speculations and artistic overlays. Illuminating long-lost futures from the city’s never-before-seen past.

Buy the book here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Sustainable Gifts

Forest Post

As a sustainable lifestyle brand offering a diverse range of products such as beeswax soaps, oils, scrubs, wild food, bamboo weaves, crafts, and macrame accessories, Forest Post stands on its own. What sets them apart is their commitment to supporting forest-dependent communities, especially indigenous women's enterprises across Kerala. Founded by social entrepreneur Manju Vasudevan, the brand collaborates with these communities to add value to forest produce, creating wellness products, pickles, wild food, and crafts. By promoting sustainable practices and providing a reliable income source, Forest Post contributes to preserving tribal knowledge, empowering women, and conserving wild resources.

Learn more about the brand and explore their collection here.

A Blunt Story

A Blunt Story is a one of a kind footwear label breaking beyond the green-washed ideas of sustainability with its eclectic range of eco-friendly sandals designed to make you sustainably suave in any room you walk in.

Buy their footwear here.

Armateur

Armateur Design Studio employs men and women from marginalised communities to create earth-friendly inventive decor, candles and furniture. They use traditional craft and raw materials to create designs unique to Armatuer.

#HGLoves their Dhara collection.

Shop from their website here

Bamboo India

Bamboo India, founded by agricultural entrepreneur, Yogesh Shinde, is a company that makes bamboo-based eco-friendly products like bamboo toothbrushes, speakers, clothing pegs, desk organizers, utility stands and sky lanterns.

#HGLoves their Bamboo Desk Organiser.

Shop from their website here.

BOHECO

Helming the hemp revolution in India, BOHECO has a hemp alternative for everything. From health and nutrition to clothing, accessories, yarn, and fibers, the brand’s unique offerings will make for the perfect gift basket.

To know more about the brand, read Indian Companies Using Hemp In Ways You Wouldn’t Expect

Shop from BOHECO here.

Brown Living

It’s a marketplace for a wide range of everyday products, specially curated for a sustainable, vegan, chemical-free and zero-waste lifestyle. Each product is handpicked from ethical brands across India, after having its environmental impact evaluated. Moreover, they also stock an entirely plastic-free product range to promote a chemical-free, carbon-neutral, and plastic-free shopping experience. In a measure to promote an inclusive environment, the organisation works mostly with enterprises run by women from marginalised communities, artisans and specially-abled people.

#HGLoves their Diwali hamper.

Shop here for their festive collection.

Check out their Instagram here.

Ecoware

Founded in 2010 by Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, Ecoware is a one-stop-shop for eco-friendly products that are 100% natural, biodegradable, and easily affordable. It converts common crop waste into sustainable alternatives.

#HGLoves their Wooden Disposable Knife

Shop from their collection of sustainable wares here.

Check out their Instagram here.

For Earth’s Sake

This year, gift your loved ones a chance to better the world with eco-friendly and sustainable daily-use products by For Earth’s Sake.

Their Diwali Gift box includes vegan candles, cork diyas, a tote bag and much more.

Visit their website here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Oorjaa

Founded by lighting designer and founder of The Purple Turtles, Radeesh Shetty and Jenny Pinto, Oorjaa is a design studio that handcrafts sustainable material into beautiful lamps.

#HGLoves their Wabi Sabi collection.

You can check out more of their stuff here.

Check out their Instagram here.

PHOOL

Co-founded by Ankit Agarwal to clean the Ganga in Kanpur, PHOOL uses flowers from temples across India, and creates useful products such as rose incense cone, Phool vermicompost etc. Through this endeavour, around 11,060 metric tonnes of temple waste has been recycled till now.

#HGLoves their Phool Natural Incense Sticks – Oudh.

Check out their shop here, and their Instagram here.

Silaiwali

Providing fair employment and support to Afghani refugee women, Silaiwali up-cycles waste fabric generated from apparel scraps to create handcrafted decorations and awe-inspiring dolls. The dreams realised through these dolls and decorations make them even more special.

If you would like to know more about the brand, read how This Indian Social Enterprise is Training Refugee Women to Make Dolls From Fabric Waste

Find more here.

The Burlap People

The perfect sustainable option for a gift-set, The Burlap People’s Diwali hamper contains Mogra Tea by Ahista Tea and 3 tea samples, incense sticks collection by Phool, Ceramic Cha Khuri from Sienna, a Tiny Acre Broccoli Microgreens Grow kit, Burlap Coasters and a Bag for Life tote!

Look through more of Homegrown’s backpack suggestions here.

Find The Burlap People here.

Useless

Useless is a contemporary homegrown label started by two ad folks namely Jimmy Varghese and Hazarika Mayukh that aims to curate tees made from 100% textile waste. That’s 70% recycled cotton and 30% recycled polyester from plastic bottles. Gift your loved ones the chance to up their fashion game, all while they remain eco-friendly.

Explore their collection here.

Verth Box

‘Verth Box’ is India’s first eco-friendly and zero plastic subscription box. It is a bi-monthly delivered box, curated with five-six handpicked eco-conscious products from sustainable brands and homegrown artisans. With products ranging from daily essentials to accessories, our aim is to embed sustainable products into the lives of men and women, making it both accessible and affordable.

#HGLoves their Every Festival Box.

Check out their shop here, and their Instagram here.

21 Fools

Divyanshu’s 21Fools is India’s biggest manufacturer of plantable seed paper and seed paper products. On this Diwali, to combat the rising pollution and deforestation, they have rolled out crackers ‘Beej Patakha’ that grows into a plant. With this new offering, 21fools aims to give a new perspective to this festival. Other than this, you can also find here plantable rakhi embedded with seeds, seed paper cards, seed paper calendars etc.

#HGLoves their Beej Patakha.

You can shop from them here.

Unconventional Gifts

Bleü Condoms

Holiday season is all about love, joy and fun and it’s no fun if your partner can’t join in, in the same way. Bleü condoms are India’s first non-toxic (free of toxin chemicals and carcinogens) and vegan external (usually referred to as male) condoms. These condoms are made from ethically-derived latex from pesticide-free forests. The sole focus of the woman-owned brand is sexual wellness and to empower women and encourage autonomy. They make for the perfect gift for your partner or friends.

Explore their collection here.

Find them on Instagram here.

MyMuse

Bringing about the realisation that intimacy is most definitely a form of self care, MyMuse’s Pulse body massager, lubricants, oils, and kits make for the perfect gift not just for your loved ones, but for yourself, too. This gifting season, let MyMuse help you reiterate the importance of wholesome wellness.

Take your pick from their products here.

Explore their Instagram page here.

The Big Book Box

Introduce or re-introduce someone to the joy of turning pages and churning stories by curating special book boxes for them at the Big Book Box.

Explore how here.

Crafterina

Greeting cards bring along their very own festive charm that is hard to ignore. Crafterina creates personalised gift cards that are minimal yet exquisite in their designs and are handcrafted by designer and artist Janvi Sharma.

Visit their Instagram here.

Notcoy

Go old-fashioned and send your friends and family the perfect little pocket of love in a relatably funny, minimalist greeting card.

Find Notcoy here.

Rekha Goyal

Rekha Goyal is a ceramic artist whose studio creates a boutique range of handmade tableware in ceramics.

#HGLoves their The Silent Mood art tiles.

You can shop for their products here.

Check out their Instagram here.

Rubberband

Minimal, modern and sleek lifestyle products like stationery and some furniture designed with thought seems like the perfect addition to a household. The pop of colour is just there for a bit of life! Look through more of Homegrown’s suggested stationery stores here.

#HGLoves their 2022 planner.

Shop Rubberband’s products here.

Find them on Instagram here.

Say It With A Pin

Pop culture encapsulated in pins, earrings and cufflinks – just the gift for your ramen-craving, all-for-quirky-catchphrases and pride-loving loved one! Read here to find out how the company came to be.

Take your pin pick here.

The Thought Co.

The ‘Banish Those Blues’ Box is an emotional care package targeted to help you recognise and help yourself through your difficult feelings. An Helping you with coping mechanisms and more, the box makes for a great gift for those who you know struggle with their emotions and mental health.

Buy the box here.

Find them on Instagram here

Ugly Diwali Sweaters by Verma Apparel

Why limit the joy of ugly sweaters to Christmas? Verma Apparel designs and produces Ugly Diwali Sweaters to diversify the South Asian diaspora’s festive experience. Sport your favourite design this Diwali, and get your friends a couple of these oh-so-ugly sweaters, too.

Find Verma Apparel here.

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