Binny’s Diwali Gift Guide


Diwali is such a special time to spend with family and friends and it is my favourite festival. It is also such fun to gift loved ones with special, thoughtful presents. I have compiled some fabulous products which would make fantastic gifts. I hope these inspire you! 

Diwali Cards and Printables

Printables

Be right on trend with the craze on colouring by using these printables available from £0.75.


Diwali Greeting Cards – Pack Of 5

– Pack includes 5 Diwali greeting cards of various designs.
– Cards measure 150mm x 105mm.
– Printed on 300gsm Invercote paper stock with a slight gloss finish.
– This card is blank inside.
– A white envelope is provided.
– Packaged with care in a clear protective sleeve.

Available to buy from http://www.theplayfulindian.com/

For a minimum order of £2.24 you can enjoy 10% off with the code BINNYS.


For the tea lover

Jing Tea Master

 Ancient in spirit, but young at heart, the JING Tea Master draws on thousands of years of Chinese tea culture to bring the gong fu tea ceremony to life today. Savour the best of your tea over quick, multiple infusions.

This is a spectacular tea set and is available in different variations:

JING Tea Master 1 x Porcelain Tea Master only £36.00
JING Tea Master Set 1 x Porcelain Tea Master and 1 x Porcelain Cup £48.00
JING Tea Master Sharing Set  1 x Porcelain Tea Master and 2 x Small Tasting Cups £48.00
Complete JING Tea Master Set 1 x Porcelain Tea Master, 1 x Porcelain Cup and 1 Small Uplift Tray £70.00
Complete JING Tea Master Sharing Set 1 x Porcelain Tea Master, 2 x Small Tasting Cups and 1 x Small Uplift Tray £70.00

The tea sets are available to buy from:

https://jingtea.com/teaware/teapots/tea-master#

You can pair it with the whole rosebuds tea.

Small but perfectly formed, these intensely fragrant and beautiful rosebuds release an almost euphoric aroma and flavour. When made in a glass tea pot, even the sight of the infusion is enough to calm a tired mind.

These whole rosebuds are hand-picked in Iran and retail from £2.40. You can buy them from:

https://jingtea.com/tea/type/herbal/whole-rosebuds#

 Holy Lama Spice Drops Tea Lover’s Kit

Do you love to experiment with your tea? Spice it up with Holy Lama’s Tea lover’s spice drops kit.

Spice Drops® are highly concentrated extracts of herbs and spices to enliven your food and drink. They retain all the natural goodness of the herbs and spices.

Can be used in cooking, baking, beverages. Use to enhance flavour and aroma of savoury and sweet dishes especially curries, gravies and sauces. More convenient than dry spices. You can flavour, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or even add the drops to hot water to enjoy a bag-less, caffeine-free tea.

1 drop for 200ml or more for a stronger flavour. For best results use in the final stages of preparation or just before serving. For drinks add the drop(s) in the container and pour the drink on top. Shake well before use.

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The large kit (pictured) costs £20 and contains the following:
Cardamom Extract – Winner of 2 Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2015
Ginger Extract
Cinnamon Extract – Winner of 2 Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2015
Peppermint Extract
Tea Masala-(Chai)
Lemongrass Extract – Winner of 2 Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2015

Available to buy from http://www.holylama.co.uk/spice-drops/

A Hamper full of fabulous products for a foodie

This has honestly got to be the best hamper ever for the foodie in your life. It is packed full of amazing treats and foodie gifts. At an amazing price of £89 it is fantastic value as each item bought together individually would cost you £106.

The contents are as follows:

  • Easy Indian Cookbook by Manju Malhi (£12.99)
  • Spice Prince Mild Chevda (£1.99)
  • Holy Lama Spice Drops Lemongrass Extract (£3.50)
  • Holy Lama Spice Drops Cinnamon Extract (£3.50)
  • Duke of Delhi Dark Chocolate Delhi Mix Bar (£4)
  • Dips Lemon Chutney (£5.50)
  • That Hungry Chef Mojo Risin Green Chilli Relish (£3.50)
  • Cheeky Food Co Smelly Garlic Pickle (£4.50)
  • Cheeky Food Co Pecky Peanut Sprinkle (£2.25)
  • Spice Kitchen Indian Spice Tin with Silk Cover (£25.95)
  • Spice Kitchen Mulled Wine & Cider Spices (£4.99)
  • Hammered Copper Karai Serving Dish (£14.99)
  • 14 inch Luxury Wicker Hamper (£20)

 

For those with a sweet tooth

 

Duke of Delhi Chocolates

Amazing flavours and a very unusual chocolate bar. Perfect for someone who loves chocolate and likes something unique.

Delhi mix bars are available in:

Milk Chocolate Cardamom & Vanilla

Dark Chocolate

Milk Chocolate & Indian Cinnamon

Milk Chocolate & Orange

Dark Chocolate & Lime

Dark Chocolate & Toasted Coconut

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Available to buy from:

http://www.dukeofdelhi.com/

Duke of Delhi –  Delhi Mix

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The Delhi mix is inspired by the Indian street snack “Chevdo”, sold in special places such as New Delhi train station, where the incoming Rajdhani express train sees hundreds of commuters run off to buy this tasty snack before their train leaves without them. The range uses only authentic Indian ingredients & flavours, infused with a zing of the British spirit. Chocolate in a Bombay Mix? Honeycomb? Orange and Nut?

Available to buy from:

http://www.dukeofdelhi.com/

Designer bakes by Little Cedars Bake house
If you are looking for a bespoke designer bake for Diwali, Little Cedars Bakehouse is the perfect match.
The attention to detail is amazing, the cakes taste moist, delicious and look beautiful. They definitely have a wow factor.
Some examples of cakes by Little Cedars Bakehouse are pictured below. You can order cakes or cupcakes.
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To have a look at more designs have a look at the Facebook page or Instagram account detailed below.
Follow her on Instagram: @LittleCedarsBakeHouse
For any enquiries on orders please email info_nishishah@yahoo.com
Indian inspired cakes

Chinskitchen has brought together the flavours of traditional Indian desserts and transformed them into modern cakes.

  • Cardamom, Rose and Pistachio : A light sponge delicately infused with natural rose and warm cardamom, covered in whipped rose butter cream and garnished with vibrant pistachios and fragrant dried rose petals. Available in an eggless version as well.
  • Lime, coconut and white chocolate: A coconut and cardamom sponge lightly soaked with zesty lime syrup. Dressed in white chocolate buttercream and finished with delicate coconut chips.
  • Indian spiced Carrot Cake with Salted Caramel: Delicately spiced carrot cake with hint of orange zest, covered in saffron butter cream and laced in a rich sweet and salty caramel sauce finished with roasted pistachios, almonds and edible flowers.
  • Spiced Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cake: Pure cocoa enriched chocolate sponge bursting with juicy, dark sweet cherries balanced with cardamom, covered in a creamy chocolate ganache.Available in an eggless version as well
  • Spiced Vanilla and Chocolate cake : Soft milk vanilla sponge infused with a touch of warm spice, covered in chocolate ganache. Hand finished with almonds and pistachios. Available in an eggless version as well
  • Coconut, Orange and Pistachio Cake: A nutty combination of pistachio and coconut sponge, lightly spiced and covered with orange infused white chocolate buttercream Finished with roasted pistachios and orange zest. Available in an eggless version as well.
  • Spiced Coffee and Chocolate Cake: An indulging combination of spiced coffee and dark chocolate sponge covered in chocolate buttercream. Finished with pistachios/Almonds and blueberries.

  


  

To place an order or stock Indian Inspired cakes including Nankhatai (Indian shortbread) please contact:

Chintal Kakaya– 07852143734

Email: chintalkakaya@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.chinskitchen.co.uk

Chutneys

Cheeky Chutneys

Need absolutely no introduction as by now you know my love for Cheeky Chutneys products. They have beautiful Diwali hampers available.

Diwali Hamper 1

Selection of three Cheeky Food Co. products – Pecky Peanut Sprinkle, Nutter Coconut Sprinkle & Messy Mango Pickle. Perfect for those who love their spice and want to add a little extra zing to everyday meals like soups, salads and stir-frys. Complete with a ready to give jute bag and recipe cards using the products.

RRP – £13.50

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 Diwali Gift Hamper 2

Selection of three Cheeky Food Co. products – Tickly Tamarind Chutney, Silly Sesame Sprinkle and Smelly Garlic Pickle. Perfect for those who love their spice and want to add a little extra zing to everyday meals like soups, salads and stir-frys. Complete with a ready to give jute bag and recipe cards using the products.

RRP – £13.50

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Dips Lemon Chutney

This delicious Preserved lemon Chutney from Dips is another fantastic gift idea for Diwali.

Perfect with poppadums, on a cheese board, or with bread the options are unlimited.

It takes us up to 3 months just to preserve the lemons in their secret blend of herbs and spices that adds a wonderful depth of flavour that you just won’t find anywhere else. The lemon peel in also part of the chutney you to chew on for an intense burst of flavour.

There is a lovely story behind the lemon chutney. The recipe is actually from the family’s grand mother which she created when she first moved to the UK. It has been one the family has grown up with ever since and one that you can also try for yourself. You can buy a jar for £5.50 from:

http://www.dipsltd.com

 

For the curry lover

Spice Kitchen Indian Spice Tin with Silk Cover (£25.95)

This is my favourite spice tin of choice and really recommend it purely for the amazing fresh spices and amazing cover it comes with, which is handmade.

The Spice Tin contains:

  • Cardamom (10 pieces)
  • Cloves (10 pieces)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (5 pieces)
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder (20g)
  • Cumin Seeds (20g)
  • Ground Coriander (20g)
  • Spice Kitchen Garam Masala (20g) ** Great Taste Award Winner 2015 **
  • Mustard Seeds (20g)
  • Turmeric Powder (20g)
  • Home Grown Curry leaves (2g)

 
Available from http://www.spicekitchenuk.com/products/indianspicetinwithcover

Holy Lama Curry Lover’s Spice Drops Kit

Small Kit includes:

This pack includes the following fantastic spice extracts:
Tikka Masala
Garam Masala
Cumin Seed Extract

Large kit includes:
Tikka Masala
Garam Masala
Cumin Seed Extract
Turmeric Extract
Coriander Seed Extract
Saffron Extract – 1 Gold star at the Great Taste Awards

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Small kit £10
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Large Kit £22
Available from http://www.holylamaspicedrops.com/product/curry-lovers-spice-drops-kit/

For the keen baker

Holy Lama’s Bakers Spice Drops Kit

Love baking and want those lovely spices at your finger tips? Well look no further here’s a spice drops baker’s kit just for you.
Large kit includes:
Vanilla Extract
Cinnamon Extract – 2 Gold stars at the Great Taste Awards
Cardamom Extract – 2 Gold stars at the Great Taste Awards
Ginger Extract
Nutmeg Extract
Rose Extract – 1 Gold star at the Great Taste Awards

Make a delicious cardamom sponge cake with rose cream, or bake gingerbread biscuits without the hassle. Spice Drops enable you to get a nice even mix in baking without any fuss. You can also use them in making home made truffles or Diwali sweets.

Available for £20 from http://www.holylamaspicedrops.com/product/bakers-spice-drops-kit/

Accessories for the home

Candles – Henna By Sona

Large tea light candles, hand decorated with henna inspired designs. Candles can be used to brighten up any occasion, and are perfect as gifts for loved ones. They burn for up to 9 hours, and are available in various colours and designs.

These candles are available to be purchased from https://www.etsy.com/shop/HennabySona
Prices range from £1 to £2.50 each, depending on the intricacy of the designs.

For more info or special orders, contact Sona Shah:

Telephone: 07551999529

Email: hennabysona@gmail.com

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HennabySona

  

The Playful Indian Coasters

Available individually for £3 or a set of 4 for £10, these make the perfect gift for any foodie.

You can buy them from:

http://www.theplayfulindian.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=98_93

For a minimum order of £2.24 you can enjoy 10% off with the code BINNYS.

The Playful Indian Mugs

A wonderful range of mugs from £8 with lots of different fun designs.

Available from:

http://www.theplayfulindian.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=98_108

For a minimum order of £2.24 you can enjoy 10% off with the code BINNYS.

 The Playful Indian, hand painted, lasercut Hungry Indian keyrings.

Laser cut, hand painted samosa and chutney and also a pair of ladoo keyrings made from birchwood.
Each keyring is hand-decorated with paint pens and set with a clear varnish.

Available for £2 from:

http://www.theplayfulindian.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_92&product_id=201

For a minimum order of £2.24 you can enjoy 10% off with the code BINNYS.

Photo credits to Spice Kitchen, Holy Lama Spice Drops, The Playful Indian, Duke of Delhi, Sona Shah, Little Cedars Bakehouse, UK Dips and Cheeky Food Co.

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