Always caught in a last minute gifting fix? Relatable, very relatable. We've been there a couple of hundred times. One tip on gifting that we think is foolproof though, is opting for the handmade stuff. Anything with a human touch, intricate and useful always wins! A brand that ticks it all, and one that is saving us from scampering around last minute is MishayeGifts.
Founded by Geetha as an initiative to bring arts, crafts and most importantly, Indian textile to items that one can use to surprise friends and family, Mishaye has super beautiful products in its kitty. Most of these handcrafted items are table decor and some home decor as well. To get a sense, visit their Instagram handle and you'll be staring at trays and coasters in vibrant colours. They all come in a base of Indian fabric that has embroidery detailing or hand painting. We are in awe of the hand embroidered peacock motif on mashru silk tray. Another colourful tray addition to your table can be orange and white tie dyed rayon fabric with some exquisite hand embroidered French knot and gold bead detailing.
Among the coasters, the cotton guipure lace coaster with brown wooden frame and the cotton kalamkari with floral motif in cotton skeins and silver pitta work for shine, are beautiful contrasting options. You will also find pieces displaying the Kerala mural painting art form. Also on retail are frames and fancy wall-mounted wooden bottle openers.
Prices for coasters range between INR 200 to INR 350 while trays fall anywhere between INR 600 to INR 2000, depending on intricacy of work and fabric.