This Diwali, gift ‘health’

New Delhi [India]: Diwali is round the corner and our shelves are going to be stacked with a multitude of deep-fried and sugar-coated delectable delights leading up to the D-day.

All of this is a food coma, and we are all guilty of reveling in this until the aftermath of the festival kicks in. Once the festival is over, it leaves in its wake a feeling of guilt and regret for taking a toll on our health.

The good news is that there are myriad of healthy options available for gifting and celebrating the festival.

Here are some exciting ideas for Diwali gifts that will be a good balance of health and temptation for you and your loved ones.


Cranberries are one of the gifting options available today for giving your Diwali a healthy twist. Dried cranberries are easy to carry and store and can be a grab-and-go snack. According to Cranberry Marketing Committee, the flavonoids in cranberries reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and also offer myriad benefits to help cure UTI, stomach diseases and diabetic health. There is an array gifting options when it comes to cranberries; from fresh, frozen and dried cranberries to cranberry juice and sauce. The superfood is an excellent alternative to all the unhealthy festive food options and makes for a fine balance of taste and health.

-Spa Sessions

There is no better way to indulge the festive spirit of your loved ones than a pampering spa session. This is an ideal gift for someone who needs a break from their hectic schedules and can use some de-stressing and relaxation. All the festive fatigue can be taken care of with a single session. So this gift idea is super relevant and your friends will thank you for it.

-Assorted Tea hampers

There are tons of options available when it comes to tea hampers in the market; from aromatic floral tea, herbal green tea to other festive and organic blends. Tea is known to lift and rejuvenate mind, body and soul owing to its anti-oxidant qualities. You can experiment with the plethora of tea options and create an opulent tea hamper for your special Diwali gifting this year. You can accompany it with some accessories such as strainers and infusers.

-Exotic Herbs

Gifting exotic herbs is ideal for someone who likes to experiment with their culinary skills or even a food enthusiast. You can hand-pick and create jars and hampers of freshly ground and blended spices and herbs such as saffron, lemon verbena, pineapple sage, orange balsam thyme and many others. (ANI)