We all love to give (and get) fancy gifts, but let's face it, we don't always have the ideal bank balance for this! So in our eternal quest to make you seem like the perfect human who gives the best presents, we have curated a list of fancy, luxury brands and labels from which we've picked their most budget friendly (OK, fine, cheapest!) products that you can happily give. You will be happy, your wallet will be happy, but honestly, most of all, these are really thoughtful, beautiful and really useful presents that your loved ones will truly appreciate. Go forth and shop!
Best (Budget!) Gifts To Buy From India's Top Brands, Designers & Labels
Manish Malhotra x Make Up
Manish Malhotra outfits are perfect, but with prices not quite gift-worthy (from our pockets at least). But when you get him to collaborate with My Glamm for makeup, then it’s worth anyone’s while! The collection comprises matte, metallic and foil finishes in a true dramatic style that the designer is known for! Shiny, glossy textures in the set will make you red-carpet ready every day. At INR 1,850 (and a few freebies) the eye shadow with eight colours is a fine option to gift. From metallic pale gold and silver to matte forest green and metallic violet, there is a colour for every day of the week and then some! Lipsticks start at INR 950, and there are eyeliners too!
Ain’t no gift like a useful gift, and in current times, you cannot go wrong with a mask. Especially if it’s a snazzy and colourful mask by the much-loved Masaba Gupta. Their crepe-cotton double-layer reusable masks come with bold prints and motifs that perfectly match the brands (and your) aesthetic. We love the Red Sultan Tiger one for the fighter in you, and the giraffe pop prints one for that added colour in your life. Ladies, there are also delicate looking ones with pink and gold combinations. You can even get them in packs of two, three and six, depending on the prints. Prices start at INR 750 for single masks with patterns, and at INR 1,000 for funky solids.
Ritu Kumar Home Decor
Nothing says elegant Indian like Ritu Kumar designs. Sure we all want the lehengas and outfits, but when you can gift (or get) the designers stunning collection of home accents and crockery, maybe you don’t need the outfit! The Ritu Kumar Home collection has plenty of candles, decor and dining options, but what we recommend are the set of three candles at INR 3,200. Perfect for gifting. There are also single candles ( we specifically love Blue Jaamevar Votive option) to gift, and at INR 2,100 that too is great. Check out the ceramic mugs that blend prettiness with functionality. Pair them with Ivory Chameli Dinner Napkin and you have an elegant present to hand out, under INR 4,000.
Fizzy Goblet x Rahul Mishra Juttis
What is better than Fizzy Goblet juttis? Fizzy Goblet and Rahul Mishra Juttis, of course! The two have come together for the former’s second capsule collection, just in time to give someone special juttis. The collection blends Fizzy Goblet founder’s, Laksheeta Govil’s contemporary and colourful aesthetic with Rahul Mishra’s eye for intricate detail and his inimitable 3D embroidery designs for this fun and feminine capsule collection. Look specifically for elements of nature and flora as it’s Rahul Mishra’s constant inspiration; you’ll find the Gulmohar and Gulistan motifs that in this collection too. See, we told you it’s perfect! Prices start at INR 3,290, at since it’s #VocalForLocal, you know you’re investing in a local artisan’s work too.
Baahubali x Tribe By Amrapali
The last Baahubali movie might have released three years ago, but it still blows us away with it's might impressive sets, costumes, action-packed scenes, and stunning visuals. You can own your piece of the movie thanks to Tribe By Amrapali's range of jewellery for women from the movie. The collection features gold-plated jewellery starting as low as INR 850 and going all the way to INR 30,000. We spotted Maangtikka similar to the one worn by Devasena as well as beautiful rings with various motifs such as lotus, sun, and domes.
Biba x Anju Modi
Ladies, festive season is back again, and we are reminding you this beautiful collab featuring designer Anju Modi and ethnic wear label Biba. The collection features ethnic salwar suits and dresses that start at INR 5,995 and goes all the way up to INR 30,000. But what you'll find is that there's a lot of good options in the INR 5,000 and INR 10,000 bracket. For instance, this Red Cotton Flax A-Line Suit for INR 7,995 and this Kurta-Palazzo Set with floral prints for INR 5,995.
Soham Dave X Good Earth
In this collaboration between designer Soham Dave and lifestyle brand Good Earth, Soham 'reimagines the Ajrakh print' for a modern look. Be it the Chanderi Stole priced at INR 2,800 or the Eco Unblock Cotton Silk Pleated Trousers for INR 5,800, you will find the collection is priced between INR 2,800 and INR 11,800. You can pick up kaftans, dresses, kimonos, and stoles from this collection.
Bent Chair Card Holders
Oh how we would love to give someone an entire room set up by Bent Chair. Alas, we currently can't, but don't let that dream die. Instead, you can give plenty of gifts under INR 2,000 from this lovely decor and furniture brand. Their funky hard holders are just INR 1,600 and come in various designs. Our favourite though is the dainty Mermaid that will brighten up your desk or the lobby of your house. If you don't have visiting cards anymore, it's also great to use for reminders, or just to leave a note. If you don't mind splurging up to INR 2,300, then these adorable ceramic birds will add quirk (or cuteness, depending on where you place it) to your space. If the person you're presenting this to, has a patio, we think it'll look perfect outdoors. Or atop a mantlepiece for a funky look. Check it out here.