Every year when the festive season rolls around, our homes get flooded with a barrage of gifts, hampers, and sweet boxes. More often than not, it’s the same old ladoos or the infamous soan papdi that we end up getting, which are then passed onto another unsuspecting family. This Diwali, ditch the cliché mithai boxes and go the savoury route instead. Be it cheese and cracker grazing boxes, tea blends, on-the-go coffee kits or global condiment and dips, there’s an interesting (and delicious) world out there. Ahead, we’ve curated a list of some of our favourites.
Little Food Co., ₹3,950
Their non-vegetarian grazing box has a togarashi and nori cheese dome, salmon truffle cream profiteroles, and cold cuts. Add to it an orzo salad with pesto dressing, mini thecha Korean buns, scallion and roast garlic dip, hummus, Mexican bean dip along with fresh fruits, nuts, olives, and crackers plus lavash to scoop it all up. For a sweet note, there’s hazelnut cookies and dark chocolate coffee cake.
Araku Coffee, ₹ 4,350
If you have a coffee fiend in the family, they’ll love this ‘Coffee On-The-Move’ box that has 20 pocket brew sachets and a special Fellow Carter mug.
Leela Gurgaon, ₹8,000
The Aujasya signature hamper that is focused on wellness has snacks such as salted pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts, Shunya black turmeric latte, Shunya detox cleanser, Shunya damask rose, Mellisaé honey, Organic T-Tales Wellness tea, and hemp seed oil, along with Diwali decorations.
Bombay Sweet Shop, ₹3,425
Though the Diwali Party Treats Box also contains their signature fusion mithai and chocolate bars, we love the savoury stars like the Bombay Bhel Chikki, Super Crunch Chikki, Chilli Cheese Bhujia, Peri Peri Potato Salli, Peri Peri Cashews, and Smoked Almonds.
Their Diwali Snacks Gift Box contains nuts mix by Genda Phool, two Provenance nuts, Prime Food crackers, Sorrentina parmesan straws, and Torres black truffle potato chips.
Boxes of Goodness, ₹5,350
The ‘Love & Light’ Diwali Box has Kashmiri kesar, orange cinnamon honey, fig barfi, baked nolen matthi, along with other assorted knick-knacks like up-cycled metal diffuser, wax melts, and incense cones.
Andaz Delhi, ₹8,500
Whoever receives this box is in for a treat. It includes a basil-flavoured olive oil, dried mushrooms, potato gnocchi, gluten-free pasta, basil pasta sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, and sea salt crackers along with a few sweet bites like trail mix, handcrafted chocolates, granola, hazelnut and cocoa spreads, and kaju katli. There’s also an assorted tea collection and vanilla-scented candles included in the hamper.
Krishi Cress, ₹2,999
The Krishi Cress Signature Gift Box contains two of their signature kombuchas, honey mustard dressing, basil pesto, red pepper chilli jam, kimchi, raw multi-floral honey, and lavash, along with cookies and fudge by The Cinnamon Kitchen.
Burma Burma Pantry, ₹1,499
The Burmese Delight Collection Gift Box has four condiments and snacks—balachaung, a topping mix made with fried onion, garlic, and peanuts; the Maungs chilli garlic paste; the Malar stir-fry sauce, and a crunchy nuts mix.
Caara, price on request
The brand has various hampers this season, and if you’re hosting or attending a festive brunch, their cheese and dip grazing box is perfect for the occasion.
With its elegant packaging and a rich assortment of aromatic teas, Isvara's Diwali box is poised to be the perfect embodiment of sophistication and warmth, making it an ideal gifting choice for connoisseurs and tea enthusiasts alike, seeking to elevate their festive moments with a touch of opulence.
Crackers, crostini, and grissini paired with Italian-style hummus and pesto makes for a delicious gift box.
While the brand is known for their Indian sweets, their savoury offerings are not to be missed. Enjoy their snack box that includes assorted nuts, masala mathri, shakkar para, namak para, spiced cashews, mint cashews, mini kachoris, and trikoni mathri.
Hilton Mumbai International Airport, ₹3,500
Enjoy their ‘royal basket of joy’ hamper that contains beetroot crisps box, Go Nuts almond and pistachio, olive oil, millet pops, date sugar, roasted jalapeno peanuts, sparkling wine, chocolates, along with diyas and a leather bag.
Vahdam India’s Bloom Festive Box, which includes 12 of their premium tea flavours, is perfect to gift a tea lover.
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, ₹5,000
Their Evergreen hamper has a mix of savoury and sweet treats—home-made granola bar, chocolate bar, and almond Florentine along with wafer sticks, nut mix, Epiphany almond vanilla, millet mix, and chikki by Bombay Sweet Shop. The box also comes with a scented candle, diya, and toran.