Diwali gift for Employees [ 20 unique ideas ]

Diwali means lightning, happiness, smiles, sweets, new clothes and for techie like us new gadgets. So, for all those smiles of your loved ones and employess, you have to do something. A folder with money in it is old-fashioned as a Gift. For some people, surviving another “Race 3” movie is much easier than choosing gifts. But don’t worry, we got your back. Here are some ideas for Diwali gift for employees to make them happy!

The topics covered in this post are:

  • How to choose Diwali gifts?
  • Online Diwali gifts
  • Personalized and Customised Diwali gifts
  • Diwali gift for employees

How to Choose Diwali Gifts?

Many people think that they should gift things that will be “useful” to people. But, if that is so much useful to them, why didn’t they already bought it? People can buy things which are useful to them. So, gift things which will make them happy. However, you should keep age, occasion and gender in mind while buying a gift also personality and hobbies should not be overlooked. But if you are buying general gifts like décor items, then think about their home. What would look good in their home? Just gift something they would not buy for themselves.

Also, in India, people just pass gifts. So, make sure you gift something really amazing and valuable so that they don’t play “passing” games with your gift, or it will get back to you.

Online Diwali Gifts

Scented Candles

The more you give them, the less it is. Who don’t love scented candles? I mean, if you don’t like, then you can send it to me. Scented candles are the best gift for Diwali as it is the festival of light. Just don’t forget to gift a good looking electric lighter along with the candles. (for god’s sake, don’t give cigarette lighter.)

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Scented candle as diwali gift 


Again, this is the festival of light. So, you can give a good looking room lamp. But only “room lamp”, don’t gift study lamps. Go some creative and get a modern looking colorful lamp like this.

Room lamp as diwali gift 

Wall Clocks

No one likes to go and buy a wall clock. So, buy a good looking wall clock. Do not get an old style clock with a pendulum. Try getting a round-shaped clock with minimal graphics in it or go for a colorful one if the receiver’s personality and home suits so. Moreover, you can also gift a clock like below one as they are not very expensive to be gifted. And people will always remember you for this.

Wall clocks as diwali gift 

Air Purifier

It might be an expensive one, but they will need it on Diwali. As we all know, we are not going to get an eco-friendly Diwali, at least not this year, so gifting an air purifier is a good idea. However, you might not gift it to everyone, but you can gift it to your loved ones and your clients too. There are many mini air purifiers available under Rs. 10,000. Also, this is the Diwali, man! You will definitely get a good discount on appliances.

Air purifier as Diwali gift 

Natural Air Purifier

Just in case you have to give the same gift to everyone, this natural air purifier would be a great one. This is a pouch which contains some ingredient including charcoal. They absorb the air pollutants and keep your room, or in this case, the gift receiver’s room, always fresh. They are affordable so you can easily gift them. Moreover, they will be a very unique gift as not everyone knows about them and people can use them wherever they want. Give at least 4 or 5 of them in the gift.

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Natural air purifier as Diwali gift 

Book Set

Yes, I know you guys are not going to read books on Diwali evening, but they would still be a good gift for some people especially your geeky and avid reader friends. Make sure the person you are gifting it to, read books. They will curse you on the day of a festival if they hate reading. Make a set of the books you think are good and will be helpful for them, If possible alto try to know their interest and what have they already read. Don’t gift your used books, by the way.

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Book set as Diwali Gift 

Gift Voucher

You can’t read people’s mind. So, it really sucks when you buy a gift after deep research and they say “I’m allergic to this”. You can’t say anything except “oh!” (Awkward silence). Therefore, to avoid that awkward conversation and save time, just give a gift voucher for a website or some fashion stores. No one can refuse to take a gift voucher.

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Gift voucher as Diwali Gift 

Personalised and customised Diwali Gifts

If you are still not satisfied and want to go more personal, then you can get these personalized items for a gift.

Personalized bottle shaped lamp

This could really be cool as a gift. You can also personalize it with a quote or any tagline your friend loves.

Personalised bottle shape lamp as Diwali Gift 

Personalized Diary

You can gift a personalized diary to the person who loves writing.

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Personalised diary as Diwali Gift 

Laptop Sleeves

Do you know any computer geek? This could be a great gift for him or her. Include a diary, pen and some other stuff with the gift.

Laptop sleeves for Diwali gift

Set Of Cookies Jar

I don’t know why, but Indian ladies love Jars. So, you can gift them with some personalized message or just their name. Don’t forget to put some candies or dry fruits in them.

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Cookie jar as diwali gift 

Personalized Glasses

You can make the Diwali eve a classic one. Moreover, they would really help you to overcome your fear or crackers if you know what I mean ;).

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Personalised glassses for Diwali gift 

There are many other personalized gifts you can go for. But these were some of our pick for this Diwali.

Green Gifting

You can make diwali and the rest of the year green by gifitng your loved ones some indooe plants. It will also include branding and customization.

Diwali Gifts for your Employees

Your company is your another family. So you have to take care of them too. Here are some Diwali gifts you can give to your team.

Woobly Boobly Head

Buy some personalized woobly boobly heads for your team. They will really be happy to have them. And when they will look at it for the first time, they will definitely smile. And that is what life is for.

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Woobly boobly head as diwali gift for employee

Power Bank

Don’t just charge up your team, charge up their phones too. Power banks are a great gift as it doesn’t matter how many you have, you will still need all of them one day.

Philips 11000 mAh Power Bank (DLP6006N)
Power bank as diwali gift for employee


Just like power banks, pen drives are also collectible. They will never feel it as a burden. You can also copy some photos of office trips or any other occasion in the pen drive before giving them.

Pendrive as diwali gift for employee

Headphones & Speakers

Who doesn’t love music? And they will be the best for relaxation after their stressful day in the office. You can decide whether to give headphone or speaker. It would be so stupid to give of them.

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Speaker as Diwali gift for employee

Smart Band

Give them a reason to be healthy. Gift them a good smart band.

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Smart band as diwali gift for employee

Greeting Card

Don’t just greet them in the message of Happy Diwali, but let them know how valuable they are to the company. You can also include some memorable office moments. And don’t include the company’s logo in the card, if you do so, it will not touch their hearts.

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Greeting card as diwali gift for employee

Sweets & Namkeen

Diwali is not Diwali when there is no sweets and namkeen. Give some good quality namkeen and sweets with some dry fruits. If you like this post, then you can send some to me also ☺.

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Sweets and namkeen as Diwali gift for employee

Please include at least 4 item to give to your employees. They work their butts off in your office, it's worth making happy at least on Diwali. Make a pack of all those gifts and give them personally if you have a small or medium team. If you have more than 100 employees working under you, then go and meet them before Diwali.


Diwali is not only about sweets and namkeen (Although, it is) but it is about emotions. If you want to gift something to someone on Diwali, then give them your time. Spend your whole day with your family. They will be more than happy when you will help them in the shopping, decorating, etc.

Also, please don’t use crackers. They are just harming our environment and ultimately they are harming us. Diwali does not mean crackers and bombs. If you really want to celebrate it, then celebrate it with spending time with your neighbors, family, friends, eating some sweets and wishing others. And please let go of your past and ego and wish your, so-called enemies a happy Diwali. Don’t talk to them again if you don’t want to, but please make them happy on this particular day.

Share these Diwali gifts with all your friends and family. Comment what you are going to gift for your loved ones. Thank you for visiting and reading this post on StartupTalky.

This is the StartupTalky team and we wish you a very wonderful and amazing Diwali.

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