You know what the festival of lights really means, right? Sweets – in every shape, size and flavour. We’ve rounded up a few home bakers who have interesting offerings for the adventurous gift-giver and the experimental gift recipient. Binge the festive season away!

Chockriti

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Photo source: Chockriti

Chockriti’s festive collection of sweet treats is full of interesting gifting options. Trade in your go-to box of kaju katli and, instead, order their Diwali special mithai truffles – available in gulab jamun, kesar pista and bakhalava flavours. Don’t feel too guilty about popping truffle after truffle because they’re made with natural sugar, the finest European cacao and pure extracts of organic flowers, teas, herbs, spices and dry fruit {they also do a vegan version}.

 They do festive packaging {as per the occasion} too.

The Rolling Pin Bakery

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Photo source: The Rolling Pin Bakery

Create the perfect Diwali gift with The Rolling Pin Bakery’s boxes. Totally customisable, these include a bottle of wine, lots of chewy cookies, a scented candle and fudge brownies. Speak to them and, if you’d like lemon cake instead, they’re happy to make your hamper as special as possible.

The Hot Pink Cake Studio by Ipshita

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Photo courtesy: The Hot Pink Cake Studio by Ipshita

All of Ipshita’s cakes are unique, in their flavour and in their presentation; your cakes and cookies will look almost too good to eat. For Diwali, order their beautiful baskets full of goodies – chocolate cinnamon bites, chai flavoured tea cakes and crunchy muesli cookies.

BakeAru

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Photo source: BakeAru

This year, for Diwali, BakeAru has created three different kinds of hampers. First, they have a box of assorted sugar cookies that look too pretty to eat, you can order a box of 6 or 12. Alternatively, they’re debuting their homemade chocolates, available in coffee, orange, mint, caramel or strawberry flavours.

If cupcakes are more your jam, they’ve got some that are customised for the festivities.

All Things Yummy

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Photo source: All Things Yummy

There’s a certain charm to a cake in a jar isn’t there? Makes for an appropriate gifting option and All Things Yummy know how to do ‘em right. They have special Diwali hampers this year, available in different sizes and at different prices, so get calling. Check out their menu here.

Georgia Dakota

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Photo source: Georgia Dakota

With quality ingredients, unexpected flavours and the promise of great service, Georgia Dakota has the softest, most well-made treats we’ve had in a while. You won’t be disappointed no matter what you order, we promise. We recommend the Wholesome American granola, Flourless Spiced Chocolate Cake and soft, chewy cookies {in all sorts of flavours}. If you’re looking for gifting options, we’d be quite happy to receive their Ultimate Cookie Box this Diwali.

Smitten Bakery

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Photo source: Smitten Bakery

You’ll have plenty to choose from here. Their bestseller is artisanal chocolates, in delightful packaging. This year, their boxes of yumminess contain hazelnut praline bars, Boozy Chocolate Cake, Almond and Orange Rochers as well as chocolate sable cookies.  You could also try their lemon-based desserts, salted caramel desserts and breads.

Sugarama

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Photo courtesy: Sugarama

With extravagant designs and truly melt in your mouth goodness, Sugarama gets its Signature Belgian Chocolates right every time. So, when stuck for delicious Diwali gifting options, look no further than their Truffle Boxes. Packed in bright, happy festive boxes, Sugarama can help you with their brownies, biscotti, loaf cakes and salted caramel spread.

Alternatively, order their mini macaroon jars that are equal parts delicious and adorable.

Featured photo courtesy: Georgia Dakota