Ten-Second Takeaway

Featuring Indian motifs in vibrant shades, Whitefield store Templetree’s collection of storage boxes, wrapping paper and personalised stationery are worth stocking up on.

Vividly Designed

Don’t we all love ourselves a beautifully-wrapped gift or even a simple, handwritten note card that goes well beyond mere words? Well, Sonali Maniar certainly does. And, that’s what led her to try her hand at making cards and gift packages for her friends, way back in 2006. Helped by her background in graphic designing, the initiative grew into a full-fledged store in Mumbai, and that’s how Templetree began. Later shifting to Bangalore, they already have four stores {includes one in Hyderabad} and hope to expand further. Almost all the products you see at the store are designed by Sonali and predominantly feature traditional motifs and patterns in contemporary, bright colours. Don’t be surprised if you come across elephant prints on many of the items here; it’s a popular pattern that’s quite in demand, we hear.

Wrapping Up

shop at templetree for wrapping paper, customized cards and storage boxes

Source: Templetree

What you must absolutely add to your basket is their wrapping paper. From elephants and paisley prints to flowers and polka dots, the patterns should be enough to convince you. Then turn your attention to their impressive collection of storage boxes be it tiny jewellery boxes, functional stool boxes and desktop organisers, there’s quite a lot to choose from. We love their array of note cards and greeting cards which come with cute envelopes. They also specialise in invitations¬†for everything from weddings to birthdays. Apart from bookmarks, danglers and colourful planters, notepads and notebooks also find a place on the¬†shelves. We love the ones with embroidered covers and matching pouches.

Crafty Buys

For your little ones, there’s craft kits which include photo frame kit, mask making kit or the mini craft pack. And, while they’re busy wowing at their new stuff, there’s tote bags, cushions and aprons for you to check out. We love that the products and prints keep changing, and they have seasonal specials, too. Think special sweet boxes during Diwali, saree boxes and covers during the wedding season and products sporting Christmas prints and colours in December. Oh, and if you’d like something customised, they’re all up for it, too.

Find a Templetree store near you here.

Price: INR 100 upwards

Timings: 10.30 – 7.30pm {differs with each store}

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to order online.