Speaking from personal experience, and on behalf of everyone who loves gifts (which is well, everyone), opening a present is one of the most exciting feelings ever. But how often do you receive something you can actually put to use? Yeah, no we aren't talking about the expensive china that sits in your showcase gathering dust.
Now that we've brought you to realisation, here's how you can rid yourself of meaningless gifts/gifting. Tell your friends and family about Kitster! This small women-led company from Namma Bengaluru is putting the spotlight on functional gifts through its kits curated just for you. What's more? They work with local brands from across the country to source every product that makes it into these kits.
We love this refreshing concept that steers away from what we're used to: gilded, luxurious gifts or gift boxes that in our opinion are no match to something handmade, natural, rustic and functional. Besides, Kitster is great for if you want to try out something new or build a habit. Like, we totes want to get The Sustainable Living kit with bamboo brushes, cutlery, even reusable beeswax wraps. Full marks for convenience!
Craft/DIY and Stationery and Self-care kits are other finds on Kitster's website. The planter painting kit sounds so fun (plus you get decorating instructions and planting tips) while the Spa Kit comes with sheet masks, scented candles, chamomile tea, et al. Kitster's products and packaging is conscious too. You will only find natural skin care, seed pencils, and plastic free wrapping.