Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the biggest festivals in India. It’s also known as the festival that marks the victory of light over darkness, signifying good’s victory over evil. Diwali is also celebrated, as this is the day when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya from his 14-year-long exile. As a celebration of the Lord’s return and his victory in battle against Ravana, many households in India light up each corner of their home with candles and diyas to celebrate this massive occasion.
Since Diwali is one of the eminent festivals of India, people also do a lot of shopping for this occasion. They must buy new clothes for the festival, puja items, gifts and much more. The shopping list for Diwali is huge, and there may be some items that may slip out of your mind. But worry not, as Giftalove is here to help you out! We have prepared a Diwali shopping checklist, mentioning all the significant items you must purchase for this festival. Whenever you feel you have missed something, you can recheck this page! Read on:
One of the main reasons why people deep clean and decorate their home for Diwali is because it is believed that Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi visits only those houses on this auspicious day.
1. Diwali home decor items
And, so, remember to gather all the Diwali decoration items. You can buy new fairy lights, one for your puja room, one for the balcony, and the home entrance. You can also buy designer diyas, lamps, god idols for the living room, etc. Besides that, you can also make DIY torans, diyas, and other decorations to spruce up your home.
Rangoli making is a must, especially on Diwali. It’s made at the entrance of a home to welcome all the positive energies and Goddess Lakshmi. If you are also planning on making rangolis this year, add rangoli and its tools to your Diwali items list, such as chalk, flowers, color powders, stencils, etc.
3. House paint and wallpaper for Diwali
Diwali is a great time to give your house a new look and feel. You can paint your home with new and trending colors, from something vibrant, soothing, or contrasting. You can also choose wallpapers which have become very popular these days. Wallpapers come in many designs and take less time than painting to be applied to your walls. Besides new paint and wallpaper, you can look for many other Diwali home decoration ideas to beautify your home during this festive month.
You can also enhance the overall look and feel of your home by adding new curtains to different rooms. Pick the colors in contrast or match with the paint or wallpapers, but ensure that everything goes well with each other and also matches the festive vibe of Diwali.
Besides curtains, you can also add sofa covers, table mats, etc., to your Diwali essentials shopping list.
5. Diwali appliances
Diwali is also the best time to buy any new home appliance that you have been thinking of but kept postponing throughout this year. Many online and offline stores during this festive season offer huge discounts, cashback, and offers on many appliances, electronics, and clothes.
So, it’s a great time to replace your old refrigerator, air conditioner, etc., or invest in a new appliance like a dishwasher, air cleaner, or any new-age energy-efficient appliances.
6. New clothes for Diwali
Your Diwali celebration is only complete when you have something new and sparkling to wear that matches the vibes and mood of this festival. It’s an age-old tradition to wear something new on this occasion that still exists, as who doesn’t love to wear new outfits on such important occasions?
So, take some time to start your Diwali shopping. Select your favorite salwar suit, legenga, gown, indo-western, or any outfit, and look your best at this festival.
Diwali is an auspicious time to buy gold. Many people buy gold ornaments as buying gold symbolizes the blessings of Maa Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. So, be sure to add buying gold to your Diwali to-do list.
When buying something gold, it can be anything, from a heavy necklace set to a pendant or even a gold coin, just for the occasion’s sake. Doing so is considered to be very promising and said to shower you with the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi’s blessings.
8. Diwali Gifts
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals that also bring us closer. On the evening of the festival, people visit their neighbors, friends, family, and loved ones to give each other wishes and blessings. People also exchange gifts as a token of their love and affection for each other.
You must also add gifts to your Diwali essentials list. You can give several items as Diwali gifts to your loved ones. It can be god idols, smoke fountains, personalized mugs or cushions, gourmet gift hampers, and more. Many online gift stores offer a huge collection of Diwali gifts at discounted prices and even free delivery.
9. Sweets for Diwali
No festival or any happy moment in India is celebrated without having sweets. Having sweets is considered a sign of happiness, and that’s why sweets are an integral part of celebrations, whether big or small.
You will need lots of Diwali sweets, some for the Diwali puja and some as gifts to your loved ones. You can also opt for making sweets this Diwali at your home. But make sure to write down a separate shopping list of all the ingredients you will need for cooking.
10. Items for Diwali puja
Every region in India follows different rituals for Diwali. On this festival, many people worship Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles and the symbol of good luck and happiness, and Maa Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
If this is not your first time doing the Diwali puja, then you are already familiar with the items needed for the puja. If this is your first time, ask your elders for all the essentials you will need for your Diwali puja. Ghee, Diwali puja thali, diyas, roli, new Lakshmi Ganesha idols, dhoop, chandan, etc., are some of the essentials for Diwali puja.
Having a Diwali shopping list will be very useful for you as this will help you do your shopping before the festival and also avoid any impulse buy. Usually, people start shopping for Diwali at the last minute and often forget the crucial items. We hope this blog has been helpful to you, and we wish you all a fabulous, fun-filled, and sparkling Diwali!
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