We Got Your Back: Last Minute Gifting Options For The Lazy You

Sarjana posted on 21 August


Life is busy in the city, so we don’t blame you if you forgot about getting a present for you friends. But the good news is, it’s not too late. We are here to rescue you with these amazing options that perfect for buying a unique gift…last minute!

Cheap Jack, Bandra West

If you live in or around Bandra, Cheap Jack is your quintessential store to pick a nice gift. Whether it’s wind chimes (starting INR 150), incense sticks (INR 100), bulb-shaped glasses (INR 80 each), colourful water bottles (INR 150 each), a lace-clad mason jar (INR 250) or a set of wine glasses (INR 1,100) – they have everything stacked in racks under one roof.

Read more about it here.

Gift Shops

63, Hill Road, Near St. Peter Church, Bandra West, Mumbai

The CultR Story, Versova

The CultR Story has been started off by Reza Shariffi (famed Bollywood costume designer) and his partner, Chirag. It’s a store selling all things beautiful and Pinterest-y, straight out of Brooklyn streets where vintage stuff is the norm.

Read more about it here.

Handicrafts Stores

Amarnath Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Title Waves, Bandra West

If you BFF is a sucker for books, then they are going to love Title Waves, which in our opinion is one of the finest independent bookstores in the city. They also have a dedicated shelf for poetry and comic books which is super amazing. The collection of books is pretty good- you can get your hands on almost all Haruki Murakami and Milan Kundera books (#FTW).

Read more about it here.

Book Stores

St. Pauls Media Complex, 24th Road, Off Turner Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Audio Electronics (For Vintage Typewriters), Chor Bazaar

Readers and writers know how precious a vintage typewriter is. They have a special place in our hearts. You can find amazing vintage typewriters in working condition at Audio Electronics in Chor Bazaar for INR 2,000 - INR 3,000. If your friend is into all things rustic and old-school, this is going to be the gift ever.

Read more about it here.

Freedom Tree, Bandra West

Freedom Tree is a standalone store in Bandra West run by Latika Khosla, along with a collective of designers. The quirky colour-led lifestyle brand has everything designed and made in-house… from ceramics and textiles to lighting and furniture. There are rugs in bright colours, sober colours and prints that’ll leave you spellbound, all starting at INR 1,100. Lamp shades are sold separately and the one we liked was priced at INR 1,950.

Read more about it here.

Home Décor Stores

Bandra Breeze, Plot 57-A, 23-28, 28th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

Maati Crafts, Powai

Maati makes hand-crafted and hand-woven products for women, and their designs are an eclectic mix of traditional styling with Mughal-inspired anarkalis and long kurtas. Their store in Powai Plaza has a range of Mughal-style kurtis (INR 2,000), dresses (INR 1,600) and shoes (INR 1,500). We found their terracotta jewellery (INR 1,500) to be mesmerising and silver jewellery, soothing.

Read more about it here.

Clothing Stores

Shop 155, 1st Floor, Powai Plaza, Opp. Pizza Hut, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai

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Vintage Watches, Chor Bazaar

If your friends love watches, then this is the best gift you can give them. Run by Mr.Raja since 50 years, the shop has a fantastic collection of brands like Seiko, Rolex, Rado, Favre-Leuba, Omega etc. The shop collects a wide variety of vintage watches from all around the world and repairs them to sell them again. Along with wrist watches, the shop also has an impressive collection of Swiss and London pocket watches from Mahatma Gandhi’s era.

Read more about it here.


Chor Bazar, Shop 98, Mutton Street, Bhendi Bazaar, Kumbharwada, Mumbai

Galleria, Powai

Galleria is huge and the variety of shops lets you be at ease because you don’t need to hop markets to buy different things. Everything is contained under this palatial and architecturally beautiful marvel. There are apparel shops like Supreme Addy which houses everything from tops (INR 550 upward), trousers/jeans/dresses (INR 1,000 upward) for women and t-shirts (INR 250 upward), casual and formal shirts (INR 600 upward) and jeans (INR 1,000 upward) for men.

Read more about it here.


Central Avenue, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai, Mumbai

    Nirmitee, Dadar

    Nirmitee in Dadar is a beautiful shop and art gallery which stocks and displays beautiful Indian handicrafts items from across the country. The patrons can expect all sorts of traditional or even folk art like the Warli paintings at display or Madhubani from Bihar, papier mache shikaara and bells from Kashmir, and Kalamkari artefacts from Andhra Pradesh.

    Read more about it here.

    Art Galleries

    4/5, Khosravi Estate, S.K. Bole Road, Dadar West, Mumbai

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