Something In Silver
Silver items make cherished festive gifts. Traditionally, elders in a family have been presenting silver coins to their younger ones. Coins with image of Lord Ganesha or Goddess Lakshmi, religious items like the Puja Thalis, are the most popular presents for religious occasions. They are held to be auspicious gifts and it's considered that the gift will add to the pool of wishes and blessings and bring prosperity and wealth in one's life.
This idea is a bit on the pricey side. Ornaments for women can be great festival gifts. If your budget allows, buying jewellery for the ladies is undoubtedly a good idea. Many jewellery houses bring out special range of jewellery in festive seasons, with great discounts on them. You can even go with a special design, made-to-order in gold or silver, or may be elegant fashion jewellery embellished with precious stones. Since Onam is the festival of prosperity and abundance, presenting jewellery on this joyous occasion sounds like an interesting gift idea. Doesn't it?
Ferns And Petals
Flowers are simple yet expressive presents that add warmth to your relationship with near and dear ones. Considering the fact that flowers can be used to make lovely and colourful Pookalam (a special flower carpet created during Onam), they can be a useful Onam present. If you are not sure about the tastes of your recipient, you can buy a bouquet of flowers or a basket of fresh roses, or may be a bunch of carnations arranged with green fillers in a basket decorated with ribbons and streamers. No other gift seems beautiful and better than flowers.
For teenagers, what's better than a mobile, or a play station or an iPod as a gift? They are really fond of such gifts. Presenting these exciting latest gadgets can definitely bring a huge grin on the faces of the young members of your family.
As per the tradition of Onakkodi, the elders of the family buy new clothes for their family. How about getting some traditional clothes for them, teamed up with accessories that they can wear during Onam? Present the close ones with clothes, keeping in mind their comfort and choice. Be sure, gifts have value only if they are liked by the recipient.
Hindu festivals can't really be thought of without the mention of sweets. These sugary delights are the integral part of the Hindu festivities. Presenting a mixed pack of sweets packed beautifully can be an option, or home-made sweets can be considered too as gifts, as things with personal touch make ideal gifts. In case you are not able to zero down on what should be presented, go with assorted chocolates or dry fruits as gifts. Chocolates are not only loved by children, but by the elders of the family too. They last long as compared to any other sweet delicacy and undoubtedly make a perfect festival gift.
Home Decor Items
Indeed a popular Onam gift idea is to present the close ones with the home decor items. People love decorating their homes on festivals. A well-liked Onam gift includes wall-hanging adorning pretty embroidery work and vibrant colours. It enhances the joyous mood of the festival. Moreover, handicraft items and torans beautified with sea shells and beads make lovable Onam presents.
Basket Of Joy
One of the most exciting gifts for Onam is the combo pack full of multiple items of choice of recipient. A basket with perfumes, CD of their favourite music band, toys and chocolates, is loved by kids. Apart from that, a fruit basket and flowers are appreciated by the elders of the family. However, you can also consider presenting a pack of chocolates, a bunch of fresh roses and a stuff bear to your loved ones. Such combo baskets are the best medium to convey your warm wishes to your dear ones during Onam.
Consider presenting a gift certificate to your loved ones on his merry festival. There's no denying to the fact that each individual has different preferences. They will appreciate a gift like this, as it allows them to choose the item of their choice.
These gift ideas for Onam will certainly bring a smile on the face of your loved ones. You can also offer a greeting card along to convey your special wishes on this auspicious occasion.