Meaningful Last Minute Diwali Gifts For Your Wife This Holiday.

Looking for a gift that’ll make for the best Diwali yet? All of these on our list today will be her new favorite.

Diwali, or Deepawali is India’s biggest and most important celebration of the year. It's a major religious festival, like New Years or Christmas, in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Diwali this year is being celebrated on November 12th, but instead of it only being celebrated for that one day, festivities can last for 5 to 6 days! 

For Hindus, they worship the god Lakshmi, she’s the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and there are specific days leading up to Diwali that have significance to both the history and/or people in their mythology. But that’s just a part of Hinduism, it’s important to note that everyone has different reasons to celebrate Diwali and they can celebrate it however they want according to their beliefs. 

Because Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time to mark new beginnings and prosperity, giving gifts that reflect that time is a good start into figuring out what last minute Diwali gifts to get for your wife. Today we’re going to take a dive into some of the best gifts you can get your partner and where to get them so you can worry less about gift giving and more about celebrating!

Gold, Jewelry, and Coins

There’s a huge emphasis on gold and how it’s everlasting, so gifts that represent that are perfect.

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You can wrap your gifts in gold colored paper too if you want to go the extra mile this holiday.

We mentioned before that Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is a major thread that’s followed and celebrated during Diwali, and gold is synonymous with her and what she represents. Therefore giving gold and different variations of gold should be at the top of your idea list. 

First up we have a few pieces that will make for great additions for your home during the holiday:

1. Gold Decorations For The Home

website is on sale for $97.04 right now. The material is pure gold and is beautifully crafted.

  • If you’re looking for a more homemade touch then there’s these gorgeous handcrafted Shubh Laabh Gold Wooden Signs for $15.99 on Etsy. They’d make for a great addition to the home or a gift you can bring to her parent’s house if you’re headed over for a party.
  • If your wife does worship Lakshmi and wants to have something that honors her in your home, then this Lakshmi 22 KT Gold embossed wall plate on solid wood *Diwali special* is from Art Hues by Mrinalini and it’s for $34.12. The plate is on mango solid wood and is perfect for the holiday. 

Jewelry, for any holiday, birthday, or special occasion is a normal “go-to” gift item and for good reason, it’s a classic, and these pieces go right in line with that.

2. Jewelry That’ll Be Her New Favorite

Tanishq is a popular website that has jewelry for men, women, and children, so while you’re shopping for your wife you can see if there’s something that piques your interest, or might be cool for the kids, they have categories you can search under.

  • If you’re looking for more inexpensive options, we’d suggest going to a local Indian Jewelry store. There you might have prices more to your liking and can see what other things they have in store. Or you can shop during Dhanteras, the holiday for Lakshmi, which is two days before Diwali and that’s when a lot of sales tend to go on.

3. Gold And Silver Coins

Although gifting silver jewelry isn’t something you do on Diwali, gifting silver coins is something that is common and goes along with gifting gold coins. For this, we recommend going to your local Indian Jewelry shop, there you will find vast selections of coins with many different designs on them including some with different deities and for different religions. That way, you can get her something that’s unique to her and her beliefs. 

Sweets, Nuts, and Snacks

A favorite gift to give and something that can be enjoyed by many during the party!

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You know it’s going to be a good time when the food comes out, especially desserts like these!

Any kind of party, either a religious holiday like Diwali or a party with your coworkers celebrating a huge achievement can be improved with good food, specifically sweets and things alike. It’s been said that one of the best things about Diwali is the food, just like any other special day of the year, different kinds of foods you might not have all the time start to make an appearance again.

Plus, it’s well known that food is a great way to the heart, so here’s a few things that might make your Diwali party something special, both at the party and for later when you get to take home leftovers:

4. Specifically Sweets Part One

In this section we’re gonna discuss just sweet things, so if your wife is someone with a craving for all things sweet, then we’ve got you covered.

  • Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet that can be made in just under 10 minutes! It’s a milk dessert made with full fat milk, sugar, and cardamom powder. It’s as simple as that, but if you’d like to add nuts or splash of rose water, that wouldn’t be dismissed. This Kalakand Recipe by Indian Healthy Recipes has a great step-by-step guide. 
  • Nankhatai are shortbread cookies that are eggless and are made with flour, ghee, cardamom powder, and sugar- another simple list of ingredients. Provided by Dassana’s Veg Recipes, this Nankhatai Recipe also has a step by step guide you can follow with pictures on how to make them.   

5. Specifically Sweets Part Two

  • Chum Chum, or Chomchom, or Cham Cham is an Indian sweet that’s pretty similar texture-wise to rasgulla and really cool looking as it can be different light pastel colors. According to the Cook With Manali website, this Chum Chum Recipe calls for whole milk, lemon juice, cornflour, sugar, water, shredded coconut, mawa (crumpled), dried figs, powdered sugar, and cardamon pods- rose water is optional again for this recipe. 
  • Speaking of Rasgulla, now we’re talking about Rasgulla! It is a popular Indian sweet that is mainly made by curdling milk. Swashthi’s Recipes for Rasgulla calls for full fat or whole milk, lemon juice, ice water, and refined white sugar and cardamom pods for the syrup- (the rose water and saffron strands are optional).

6. Dry Fruits & Nuts Gift Boxes

There’s a reason for giving dried fruits and nuts for Diwali and that’s giving good health and vision. It’s a popular gift to give and there’s so many different variations/kinds of gift boxes out there, here’s a few of the best:

  • From Sukhadia’s there’s a HUGE variety of gift boxes to peruse through and they have a bunch of really great options like the Golden Small Tray Nuts for $41.00.
  • Then there’s the Golden Mango Snacks that come in neat little container and in there there’s red and black pepper cashews, dry fruit kachori, and chakri all for $38.00.
  • For those who adore dried fruits, you’ll love this 16pc Wood Checker, Bites box that has Mewa bites with flavors like mango, orange, chocolate, rose, and dry fruits for $51.00.

7. Clothing Items for the Holiday

During Diwali, everyone wears new clothes to usher in new beginnings.

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You can wear a set of new traditional clothing to your Diwali party.

Wearing new clothes during Diwali is a must, because this time is all about new beginnings and a look to the bright future, wearing new clothes is a must. Typically gifting a shawl or a kurti, which is an Indian blouse you can wear over jeans, to an unmarried game is a good gift, but because we’re talking about last minute Diwali gifts for your wife you’d want to look to a sari.

A sari is an outer garment of women of the Indian subcontinent. Normally brightly colored in greens, blues, reds, purples, pinks, and oranges, you can buy saris at local stores or online through various shops. 

Gifts for Her and the Fun Party Ahead!

Diwali parties are big and having activities for her and everyone to enjoy is key to great time.

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Diwali is a fun and important day for everyone, and it’ll be even more special when she gets something to spread that joy!

8. Puzzles And Games For Everyone

What may seem like something that isn’t for “adults” may in fact be the exact opposite. During Diwali there’s an amazing assortment of games and puzzles to enjoy for all ages. Sometimes a gift for your wife is a gift to the whole family, a chance to enjoy the experience and have fun together. 

Modern Desi is a small business that has super affordable gifts made by desis for desis and they have a bunch of fun products for Diwali.

  • Countdown to the best day of the year with a Diwali Countdown Dry Erase board that’s super cute for $24.99.
  • This Wooden Mandala Rangoli is perfect for those who love to get a little artistic and crafty during the holiday. It’s for $37.99 and it’s reusable, so it can become an annual art project!
  • And if you want to get something that’s for the whole family, Desi Chaat on sale for $31.50 is a super fun tabletop game made for laughs and making memories during the holiday. 

9. Kits And Mugs

10. Sparklers To Light Up The Sky

It’s time to add some extra shine to the night skies with sparklers. Sparklers, along with fireworks, are really popular for Diwali. Those colorful bright lights that cause onlookers to “ooh and aah” are really special, especially during Diwali celebrations. 

You can get sparklers from Superior Celebrations that everyone will love, and it can make for some really cool picture opportunities…

11. A Bonus Gift For The Busy Bee

  • Because Diwali puts a lot of importance on the future ahead, a gift you can give that might be the cause of a future fun endeavor is a GiftYa gift card. Spend your time with your partner and the family doing something they love by getting them a gift card that they can use at their favorite place. GiftYa has thousands of locations on their website for you to browse through and pick the perfect one for her. And it takes just minutes to send through a simple text or email.

Diwali is the time for new beginnings and the bright future ahead. With these last minute Diwali gifts for your wife there are so many delicious treats to eat, decorations and games to have fun with, and moments that will make for fun memories to look back on at next year’s celebrations.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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