This Diwali takes place in the middle of the week leaving very little time to select gifts for the loved ones. We believe that an ideal gift would make it usable by anyone in the family — from kids to grandparents. It should benefit the family as a whole. That’s why we put in more than the usual thought in compiling the list.
While most items would appeal more to the grown-ups, some of them are incredibly user friendly. The idea is not to overwhelm someone with a gadget that requires too much tinkering just to get it working. Hence, the selection consists of the most popular products that can be used by people of any age. Well, not toddlers for sure.
Saregama Carvaan Portable Digital Music Player
Price: Rs 5,707
The retro-looking music player comes loaded with about 5,000 hit songs from evergreen singers such as Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and more. Got a personal collection and a digital subscription to Gaana or Saavn? You can play them as well over Bluetooth or USB on the Carvaan.
Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot
Price: Rs 4,499
Link: http://bit.ly/BGRDWLI2 (Echo Dot); http://bit.ly/BGRDWLI3 (Home Mini)
Bring home a smart speaker that is capable of helping you with recipes in the kitchen, entertain kids with games or factoids, book a cab or a movie ticket and much more. Google Home Mini works well with Google’s eco-system of services as well as others. Amazon’s Echo Dot is more entertainment and smart services driven along with an AUX port and four powerful mics.
UE Roll 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless speaker
Price: Rs 4,995
UE Roll 2 Bluetooth speaker is the ultimate accessory for a house that loves music and enjoys conversing over the speaker together. Bedroom or bathroom, the UE Roll 2 is a capable companion on late night drives and blast music during a family gathering.
Sony MDR-XB510AS Sports Earphones
Price: Rs 2,176 (Black)
Sony‘s MDR-XB510AS sports earphone pair is the perfect gift for anyone looking to shed some pounds after gorging down sweets and snacks during Diwali. The earphones are IPX5/7-rated, which make them tough enough for any weather, even the unexpected rain.
Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Price: Rs 1,999
When you mention fitness, use the Mi Band 3 to set goals and track your progress daily. You can buy more than one for those family members who commit to a healthier lifestyle after relishing the delicacies, desserts, and other snacks through the festivities. Measurable progress viewable on phones can be a great motivator.
Price: Rs 8,999 (Purifier 2S); Rs 15,999 (Touch i8)
Link: http://bit.ly/BGRDWLI7 (Purifier 2S); http://bit.ly/BGRDLWI8 (Touch i8)
While you and your family may hang out indoors, the pollution due to the bursting of crackers and other particles are going to make breathing difficult. A HEPA air purifier starting from the affordable Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S to the Honeywell Air Touch i8 model would be the perfect gift for the entire family.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Price: Rs 5,999
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is the perfect gift to anyone who loves watching TV shows and movies without any ads. You can stream content from Prime Video, Netflix, Sony, and many other sources. On top of that, you can also watch live football and cricket matches over the Sony app. Alternatively, you can pick Google Chromecast 3 which casts up to 1080p content.
Stuffcool Type-C Power Bank
Price: Rs 2,999
A good power bank will save anyone’s day and time to juice up the phone while celebrating or partying. A lot of folks swear by Xiaomi’s power banks, and a select few with Type-C devices praise the Stuffcool’s power bank Aluminum body. Power Delivery support for USB Type C devices is an excellent add-on for those who own compatible phones and products.
All-new Kindle Paperwhite
Price: Rs 12,999
Folks who love reading books and ebooks deserve the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader. It packs 8GB storage, which is good enough to store thousands of ebooks from Amazons or your PDF files. The best thing about the Paperwhite is its battery which lasts weeks on a single charge.