Indian Arts and Culture Hinduism Top Diwali Gift Ideas Share Flipboard Email Print ImagesBazaar / Getty Images Hinduism Indian Arts and Culture India Past and Present Important Texts Temples and Organizations Hindu Gods Hindu Gurus and Saints By Subhamoy Das M.A., English Literature, University of North Bengal Subhamoy Das is the co-author of "Applied Hinduism: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World." He has written several books about Hinduism for children and young adults. our editorial process Subhamoy Das Updated June 25, 2019 Diwali is the most important festival for Hindus, and exchanging gifts is one of the festival's traditions. From Lakshmi and Ganesha statues to saris and puja thalis, these ideas will help you find the right gifts. 01 of 08 Lakshmi Statues and Figurines During Diwali, Hindus worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and beauty. Hence, gifting a statue of Lakshmi during Diwali is considered auspicious. Here's a selection of various Lakshmi statues and figurines sculpted in brass and other materials, which can not only be a great addition to a Puja / prayer room, but can also beautiful adorn any drawing room. 02 of 08 Ganesha Statues and Figurines Ganesha is worshipped along with Lakshmi during Diwali. Gifting a Ganesh, the lord of success and remover of obstacles, is always considered lucky and auspicious, and especially so before Diwali. This selection of light metal Ganeshas is perfect for the both your home and office and also makes a great housewarming or wedding gift because of its value as a beautiful home décor. 03 of 08 Diwali Books for Kids Looking for an ideal Diwali gift for children? Here's a selection of some colorful books for kids on Diwali - the greatest festival of the Hindus. No gift is bigger than the gift of knowledge, they say, and these books, with its beautiful illustrations, do a great job in putting Indian culture into perspective, especially for children growing up in foreign lands. 04 of 08 Diwali Candles The tradition of lighting oil lamps or ‘diyas’ and candles is central to the celebration of Diwali, wherever you are. Beautiful Diwali candles are most appropriate for the ‘Festival of Lights.’ They are available in assorted colors that will add beauty to your decor. 05 of 08 Silk Sari for Party and Festivals It is said, when a woman wears a sari, she not only adorns her body but also her soul. This Diwali, gift a sari to a woman and let her rediscover the essence of womanhood. From simple georgette to Bollywood-style rich silks with lavish embellishments, saris are perfect for casual, formal and party wear. The elegance and simplicity of a sari never goes out of style! Chic and sophisticated, it makes for great evening wear, especially during the festive season of Diwali. 06 of 08 Puja Thali or Plaque A perfect Diwali gift, a Puja Thali or platter is a useful item for any home temple/Puja or prayer room. It is a plate, usually made out of copper, steel, gold, silver or brass that is used to keep all those accessories that are required during rituals. 07 of 08 Diwali Barbie Doll Now, even your favorite Barbie can join the celebrations of Diwali wearing a traditional teal sari with golden detailing, a lovely pink ‘dupatta’ or shawl wrap, and beautiful jewelry. This vibrant Barbie doll, specially designed for Diwali also wears a Bindi – the forehead decoration worn in India and South Asia. If you’re looking for a cute Diwali present for the young girls in your family, this Barbie is a perfect choice! 08 of 08 Silk Sari Wrap Skirts Sometimes, wrapping a sari could be a daunting task for the uninitiated. This Diwali, if you have to settle for a simpler alternative, look no further than sari skirts. A great fusion of the traditional and trendy, the sari skirt is a nice gift idea for Diwali.