The idea behind carrying gifts when visiting our loved ones abroad is that they should be authentic and aesthetically appropriate. And just like a shopaholic’s dream come true, India fits the bill perfectly. Organic and handwoven Indian products reflect the culture and skills of the local artisans. Therefore, we have curated a list of the best souvenirs from India that will make excellent gifts for your friends and family. These products are beautiful, luxe and will be cherished by everyone.
1. Ayurvedic products
How can you visit India and not buy Ayurvedic products? India is known for its highly beneficial and organic Ayurvedic products. This wellness box is the perfect gift with nourishing treatments for the whole body. One of the best Indian gifts you can give to your family and friends abroad.
Ayurvedic Wellness Gift Box from Kama Ayurveda
2. Potli bags
Potli bags are the essence of an Indian wardrobe. Colourful, pretty and totally Indian, these will make anyone smile instantly. This potli bag from Rani Pink gifts is the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you’re travelling to attend a wedding, potli bags for the whole family make for wonderful Indian wedding gifts. Add a touch of India, and make your presence felt.
Potli bag from Rani Pink Gifts
3. Handwoven Silk Carpet
Handwoven silk carpets are made by local artisans who have mastered the art of oriental weaving through generations. They are made from fine, raw and authentic Indian textiles and are one of the best gifts to take from India. One of the most beautiful Indian gifts for a housewarming!
Carpet by Carpets of Kashmir
4. Chikankari Suit
Chikankari work, one of the best examples of textile work from Lucknow, represents old school elegance and grace. Fine, intricate handwork is a part of Indian culture since the Mughal era. Outfit like these give a rich Indian look at any traditional function or a formal party.
Chikankari suit from Bunaai
5. Precious Stone Jewellery
Stone jewellery is one of the most precious and elegant souvenirs in India. And it also counts as a very thoughtful and meaningful gift for your loved ones. This is a gift that will be treasured forever.
Earrings by Khanna Jewellers
6. Pashmina Shawls
Pashmina shawls have been worn by royal families in India for centuries. These soft and warm shawls are handwoven from the finest fabric by expert craftsmen. They are a piece of India’s cultural heritage and are exquisite souvenirs from India.
Embroidered Pashmina shawl from Kashmir Box
7. Banarasi Saree
Usually worn for festivals or special occasions, Banarasi sarees are a touch of royalty. Made from the finest textiles like silk, brocade, and zari, with intricate embroidery or handwork, these are one of the most elegant gifts to give to a close friend or relative. Even though Banarasi sarees are treasured for years on end, they can get damaged with regular use or improper storage. Click here to know how Banarasi sarees can be repurposed so that you never lose this beautiful work of art.
Saree from Ekaya
8. Madhubani Painting
Madhubani paintings show the exceptional craftsmanship of the folk artists of India. They are made using traditional and age-old methods of painting to retain the core of this artform. And they also make for beautiful home decor gifts.
Painting by Jaypore
9. Darjeeling Tea
There is no better gift for a tea lover than a box of special teas from India. Capture and experience the essence of Darjeeling with some of the finest teas from the area. They are organic, healthy and totally refreshing. Take a look at this gift box with the finest teas of Darjeeling. This is also one of the most unique Indian gifts for couples.
Odyssey tea set from Teabox
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