Christmas Gifts for your man

With Christmas right here we all want to make our loved ones a little happier. You may or may not believe in Santa Claus but we all believe in gifts during Christmas and for a few days we want to believe that Santa Claus is real. With the Christmas trend setting in we also have the Secret Santa process at our workplaces and why would you not do it for your special someone.

  • Planner

A planner is an age old gift but you can still do it for 2016. You can buy a quirky planner from the various websites or create your own with a collage of your pictures and lovely messages on the cover. What is more lovable than a personalized gift for this festive season!

  • A quirky boxer

Trust me, your man loves when you do it in style for him. A quirky boxer is something that he likes and will be able to use it too. Seems better than the gifts that rest in your drawing rooms and are never opened. You will get ample of options from websites.

  • Drinking glasses

No Christmas party is complete without daru and none without beautiful glasses to pour your favorite drink. You have a wide variety to choose from tequila glasses to wine glasses and it is just a way of hinting at your favorite bottle.

  • Memories

While Facebook is showing you a list of your best memories from the past year and we can inspiration and create a collage of the best moments. Do not make picture collages but take a pen and paper and note down all the best moments spent with your special someone. Adding a dash of personal touch always makes the gift more special.

  • Christmas stationery

Christmas stationery never gets out of vogue, you can pick up from your favorite table accessories like a pen stand, mouse pad or anything else that can be used. You can always get a pretty Santa Claus cap to add to your gift.

Let us know what you finally gave and what did you receive, share your pics below

 

DIY Diwali Gifts in Style

With the Diwali smell in the air everywhere it is very difficult to keep yourself away from it. Diwali season being my favorite season and festival of all times has always encouraged me to do something. We Hindus feel it is customary to gift people something when they come to our house or the other way around, we are just genetically trained to give and take gifts during Diwali. Everyone who enters the house during this time of the festivities has something sweet in his hand and we do replicate the feeling each time which an extra ounce of sweet and kilos.

Here I have a list of DIY Diwali Gifts which you can give your near and dear ones.

  • Handmade Cards

Nothing can match up to your love for giving or getting a card on a special occasion, remember when we were still in school and making cards for our friends and teachers was something we actually cherished. I am sure most of us still have a small closet with the collection of you self made and gifted cards.

You need –

  1. Hand made paper
  2. Sketch pens, glitter pens
  3. Glitter sticks
  4. tit bits to decorate
  5. glue
  6. scissors

Procedure –

Once you have got your stuff ready all you need to do is get your imagination running, always remember there is nothing right or wrong in art, you can create whatever you like and literally the paper is your oyster.

 

 

  • Bandhanwar 

Again if you do not have too much time but still want to add a splash of color and light to a dull corner of your friend’s house, a wall hanging comes very handy. While you are thinking of wall hangings you have to be sure on exactly what you want to do and the time and money that you are willing to give it. For eg if you want to make a paper Toran or Bandhanwar it does not consume that kind of time and energy but similarly if you are looking at something which has a hard board stand and typical cut outs, you will need a carpenter’s help.

You need –

  1. Hand made paper
  2. Sketch pens, glitter pens
  3. Glitter sticks
  4. tit bits to decorate
  5. glue
  6. scissors
  7. hard board base to decorate
  8. Poster colors

Procedure

You need to get ready with your base and with the help of colors and other trinkets you can get the desired the look of the toran. Here is one with a strong base-

 

Here is another example without a hard board base –

 

  • Candle Stands

When you are still exploring for options and want to create something out of your available stuff, candle stands come very handy. Choosing something to decorate a candle won’t be very difficult. You can also pick up simple candles add a sense of your creative skills to it.

You need –

  1. old glasses which can be made into stands
  2. some decoration items
  3. old candles
  4. Paper
  5. scissors
  6. colors

Procedure

Pick up your stuff and get together with the paints and brushes and unleash your creative talents