Holiday Gifting Guide: Indian Brands

Hey Guys! Christmas is going to be upon us in no time, and the streets shopping malls are going to be buzzing with excitement. To get you into the holiday mood, we’ve put together a Holiday Gifting Guide of Indian Brands for you, so that you aren’t racking your brain all season, wondering what to buy for this one and that.


Bombay Perfumery

Based in Mumbai, Bombay Perfumery is a fragrance house that draws its inspiration from modern India. Curated for men and women as well, each of their perfumes is available in a 100ml pack. Their prices range from INR 3,900 to 4,100, and don’t they have the most delightful fragrances! From Chai Musk, to Calicut and Les Cayes, there’s a favourite for everyone!


Manish Malhotra for Chandon India

What better way to kickstart the season than with a bottle of Sparkling Wine? And even better, are the limited edition edition Manish Malhotra for Chandon bottles! They are absolutely gorgeous, adorned with gold motifs over a midnight sky background, OR pink and gold-stemmed florals. These stunning bottles would definitely make for a wonderful gift. Available at leading wine boutiques as well as hotels and restaurants, for INR 1,450.


Confluence Cufflinks

How can one not be pleased when they receive Confluence’s cufflinks as a present for Christmas? As part of the Make in India movement, Rohit Bal, Shivan and Narresh and JJ Valaya, have launched gorgeous cufflinks with Confluence to pay tribute to the age old artisans, and traditions of our country. These cufflinks are made with pearls and crystals from Swarovski, are priced around INR 3,000 – 8,000.


Achilles’ Heel

Achilles’ Heel is a luxury brand for custom crafted men’s footwear. They recently launched India’s first e-spoke studio for men’s shoes, when they realized how very particular men are about the shape and texture of their footwear. After the successful launch of their patina and DIY studio, they decided to add a shoe shine service as well. The price range for patina and extreme customization is INR 35,000 onwards and Demi Mesure 25,000 onwards at their studio. As far as gifting goes, I think anyone would be lucky to make a trip to their store and avail of their amazing services.


Kama Ayurveda

The Kama essential box is one of my personal favourites and I think that anyone would be extremely pleased to be gifted one. There are five products that comprise the essential box, they are the Himalayan Deodar Face Cleanser, Pure Vetiver Water, Mint Lip Balm, Khus Natural Soap and Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream For Men. All these are also perfect for this weather, and for all those men who like to pamper themselves once in a while.


Trunks Company

This is treat for all the single malt drinkers out there. Trunks Company Jaipur’s Mini Bar Trunk is what I think would make n amazing gift this season. It costs INR1.6 lakhs and comprises of two crystal decanters, eight whisky glasses and an ashtray. It is lined with delicate suede and superbly crafted with wood, leather and metal. One of my favourites from their array of innovative trunks.


Bombay Shaving Company

With a vast range of grooming products, Bombay Shaving Company ensures that you have everything covered. For this festive season, I suggest that the 6-part shaving regimen would make a wonderful gift. Complete with a scrub, a razor, cream, a brush, blades and a post-shave balm and towel, its definitely a season essential.


Brown Boy

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this brand, you’re missing out! Among other products, born boy has the most amazing Organic t-shirts. They are made of 100% organic cotton and are GMO free. All t-shirts are designed in-house and hand printed using eco-friendly ink. These would definitely makde a perfect present this season.



Written By Kristianne Mascarenhas


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