Diwali is right around the corner and among the preparations like cleaning, decoration, shopping we have to think of the gifts. And what do we gift each other on Diwali?
A sweet box or dry fruits! How trite! And the good old boxes are passed around without ever being unpacked or the receiver giving them a second look!
So, to break the monotony we have fashioned a list of our favourite bakery hampers that you can gift rather than the passé sweet box.
The Cherry Tree
A quaint bakery/cafe, The Cherry Tree one of our favourite places to find a gift or just grab a bite to eat. TCT is known for its beautiful presentation of the hampers which include the melt-in the mouth delicacies such as chocolate covered roasted nuts, home-made delicious cookies, chocolates, brownies, fudges or cup-cakes .
Lucknow’s favourite bakery, Buttercup Bungalow is another great place to buy a Diwali hamper. And the hampers come with its varying range of items like the gorgeous looking jars of cookies, tins of hot fudge, fresh macaron, the cutesy individually wrapped chocolates and additional throws like the golden cage cum tea-light holder and the candles. Now you can pick something for everyone!
Mr. Brown, Lucknow’s biggest chain of bakeries has decided to bring forth health to the gifting zone with their new slogan ‘Apne hi rakhte hain apno ka khayaal’. They have a humongous range of products that are not only tasty but also extremely healthy. The healthy products are baked and not fried, low on sugar. So go ahead grab a hamper with baklava, gujhiya, ton of crumby cookies and their homemade dark chocolate and make everyone smile!
With the elegant box coloured in pastel pink blue and green, Macaron Patisserie’s hampers are not only tasty but also aesthetically pleasing. Emerging as a new-age bakery Macaron Patisserie’s unique twist to fudges, brownies and macrons make it stand out from the crowd of bakeries. The brownies especially will win the hearts of all the little ones.
Cake 'o Clock
Giving big bakeries and huge chains a run for their money, is the home baker Shriya Mahendru who operates Cake ‘o Clock. Cake ‘o Clock accepts small orders and runs on huge amount of love and innovation. Their unique range of products include rasmalai chocolate bar, oreo coffee tea cakes and butter sand tea cakes apart from the classic such as muffins, cupcakes and brownies.
Give the bakery a call and order some never-heard of-before amazing things that’ll make the receivers of the gift go gaga.
Pat a Cake
Pat a Cake is one of those bakeries that instantly transports you to food heaven and there is nothing more sinful than their luscious chocolate cake. With naankhatai, sesame covered cookies and rugged looking chocolate bars, their dainty Diwali hampers are not only original but also extremely delicious.
Silver Spoon is one of the most fun places to pick a hamper or a gift from this Diwali. Their Diwali special gifting range includes molded chocolate and candies like black current dragees, strawberry almond dragees, pineapple dragees, gummy bears, special exotic chocolate hampers, tea sets, cookies, drinks and wafers
So, what are you waiting for? Head to any of these bakeries and find the most amazing Diwali gifts that will give your guests and relatives, a respite from the age-old mithaiyan. Do let us know if we missed your favourite hampers in the comments section below.