With tons of invitations flowing in, house cleaning sessions, putting up fairy lights and other preps in progress, you know Diwali is on its way!

Diwali is also synonymous with a time where you gotta look-out for the perfect gifts for the hosts of parties or stock-up your shelves for the visiting guests. Since these are mostly family events, finding an inclusive gift which is also exclusive, becomes a task!

To cap down your stress about the gift-exchanging process with your friends and family, we’ve listed down 7 places in Lucknow, from where you can pick your Diwali presents!

The Garden Bakery

Keeping in mind the festive fervour around us, The Garden Bakery has introduced Diwali hampers for you to gift or own this season. You can stock up on the dry cakes like the Nutella Fudge and the Chocolate Fudge variants and when looking for bite-size pleasures, go for their Diwali cupcakes! You can get these cupcakes customized here at the bakery and they've also introduced festive flavours of cakes and pastries, like Honey Almond and Rasmalai too.

The Garden Bakery also has Chocolate Coated Dry Fruits so when here, you can expect to see Almonds, Raisins, Cashews, Butterscotch nuts, doused in chocolate, pleading to be eaten. So if you’re looking forward to attending a couple of invitations this season, come over to The Garden Bakery to take your pick from their delicious Diwali gift options! Be it a toddler or an elderly, these treats from The Garden Bakery is sure to make everyone delighted.

Location: B 1031, Behind Bhootnath Market, Indira Nagar, Lucknow

WK Life

Whenever there is an occasion which requires thoughtful gifting, we always head over to WK Life first because this store never allows us to return empty-handed. WK Life is a life-saviour when it comes to helping us out with gifts, within a budget too and all of their products are chic, durable and oh-so-awwdorable! WK Life is famed for the everyday gadgets they manufacture and their lifestyle products strongly appeal to the youth.

This festive season, they are giving us a 50% off on selected products and you gotta snag this chance because we’re sure you have a list of things your siblings need, this Diwali!

Location: One Awadh Centre, Lucknow

The Chocolate Room

If you’re a true Lucknowite, The Chocolate Room is bound to be one of your go-to spots for a quick gift-pick session. This season, they’ve again come up with Diwali hampers because in a bid to win a person’s heart, good sweet treats are always a safe bet!

So this Diwali, come over to The Chocolate Room and select the kinda hamper you want because they have ‘em according to everyone’s budgets! Here the prices start at ₹199 and go up to ₹2599, so if you want to keep it simple or go all-in, TCR will be of great help!

Location: 32A / 33A / 34A , Pragati Bazar, Kapoorthla, Aliganj, Sahara Ganj Mall, Lucknow

Pat-A-Cake

This bakery has been serving Lucknowites with delish desserts for over 18 years now and our festivals are all incomplete, without a visit to Pat-A-Cake! Their craftily curated Diwali hampers are not only good lookin’ but delicious too. So let go of the regular mithai ka dabba and shop for these gift hampers to make a sweet appearance!

Location: 17-1A, Madan Mohan Malviya Marg, Parehta, Gokhale Vihar, Butler Colony, Lucknow

The Hazelnut Factory

Regarded as one of the best bakeries in Lucknow, The Hazelnut Factory always has something for everyone’s moods and budgets of course! When here, go for their hampers if you’re looking for gifting options this Diwali and we’re sure, that the recipients will be over the moon. The laddoos are always our first pick here and THF also offers interesting variants of this good ol’ delicacy! Choose from the French Laddoo, Cranberry Laddoo, Mango White Chocolate Laddoo or even better, just buy ‘em all!

A loaded box full of fancy treats can never go wrong and the pastel packaging is so good that it’ll find a comfortable space at the shelf for a long time to come.

Location: B-192, Ground Floor opp Ram Krishna Math, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow

Sugamour

No matter what the occasion is, Sugamour always treats Lucknow to some of the finest desserts and bakes! This year too, they’ve introduced Diwali hampers which is making us invest in 3-4 of them at a go because they all look so amazing and the taste is hitting the bulls’ eye too.

We’d definitely recommend the hampers here if you’re looking for Diwali presents and we’re sure, Sugamour will leave you spoilt for choices.

Location: Asha Apartment, 1, Ram Mohan Rai Marg, Gokhale Vihar, Hazratganj, Lucknow

Cake ‘o’clock

A home-grown brand which has been taking over the other bakeries in town, Cake 'o' Clock has been winning hearts with their stellar bakes, which look like pieces of art! This delivery-only brand supplies cakes, cupcakes, gift hampers, sweet table displays at events and so on- you name it and they’ve got it.

So this Diwali, order their customized festive box which will include home-baked focaccia bread, coffee cake ball box, banoffee jars, amidst the other treats it comes with. You’ll also find salted chocolate coated dry fruits and babka bread too and if this doesn’t make you wanna grab 2-3 of them ASAP, we don’t know what will!

Just give Shriya a call at +91 95544 44462 to place your order and watch how she'll effortlessly bake your day better!

Knock Knock

So this Diwali, ditch the boring gifts and head over to these 7 places to jazz up the festivities! These spots here in Lucknow, have something for everyone’s pockets and you’ll be having a hard time choosing because they’re all so gooooood.

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