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    From digestive teas to single origin chocolate, macaroons and nuts — send your loved ones a basket of goodies this Diwali

    Marigold hamper @ Tea trunk
    If it’s tea you seek, brands like Jugmug Thela and Chai Diaries have offerings ranging from a selection of chai-masalas to organic jasmine and blends that claim to calm you in times of stress. But given all the feasting that lies ahead, we suggest going for the humble marigold hamper by Tea Trunk. Said to be great for digestion, this tea comes paired with a candle in a teacup. Rs 900 each. Details: teatrunk.com

    Luxury
    hamper @ Taj Coromandel
    Looking for ‘top of the line’?
    Consider this. The offerings at Taj Coromandel include champagne, single malt, aged Jamaican rum, a gold coin, a Rolex and a whole lot of chocolates, cookies and the like.  Rs 10,00,000 for the basket with everything. Details: 66002827

    Sweet treats
    @ ITC Grand Chola
    The Diwali hamper at Nutmeg, ITC Grand Chola’s pastry shop, offers both pastries and Indian sweets. A special cake called Sweet Symphony, their signature praline chocolates, macaroons, motichoor ladoos, pista barfi and more are part of their smart baskets. At Rs 4,500 plus tax. Details: 22200000

    Handmade chocolate
    @ Smitten Bakery Gurgaon
    Offerings like almond, currant and sea salt, pumpkin seed and candied chilli and a red rice crackle that uses rice from Tamil Nadu, make sourcing the Diwali gift box from Gurgaon-based Smitten Bakery & Patisserie, well worth the effort. Television journalist-turned-home baker, Mandakini Gupta uses Belgian Callebaut and French Cacao Barry to make the chocolate. Rs 800 per box. Details: 09810010735. Closer home, Mason & Co’s organic offerings like bittersweet dark chocolate and zesty orange dark chocolate are priced from  approximately Rs 300 onwards. Details: masonchocolate.com

    From Arabian sweets like osh e bulbul in Park Hyatt’s gift boxes to Indian mithai and jellies on offer at Hilton, there’s a lot going into gift hampers across the city. If you really wish to stand out, we suggest taking your pick from websites like GourmetCo and getting your hamper created by Plums, a city-based outfit that specialises in gifting solutions (9940033310). Or, borrow our list:

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