15 Homemade Diwali Gift Ideas

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Homemade Diwali Gift Ideas

Diwali – The Festival of Lights- is all about family, friends, and happiness/fun. But it also comes with a thought of the generous exchange of gifts. Most of us start to think about the phrase ….What to gift this time?

This particular post is a collection the ides for Diwali gift basket that you can make at home. I am gonna take you through some quick and delicious ideas for homemade Diwali gifts.

Oreo Fudge


Oreo Fudge

Beautiful and ridiculous indulgent Oreo Fudge is the recipe that can be prepared easily and quickly at home. It makes a great gift when placed in a beautiful box. Make it a part of your Diwali gift basket. It can be prepared and kept in the fridge for unexpected guest/friends and turns out very handy when served with coffee or as a dessert after dinner. Here is how to make Oreo Fudge.


Marzipan Candy



Inspired by Nordic candy … Marzipan( /ˈmɑː.zɪ.pæn/  )  is also called almond candy. (Almond lover’s dream) Basically, it’s almond paste, traditionally made with ground almonds, sugar, and egg white. But I had all the thoughts to make my Marzipan eggless, low-fat, and with less sugar, wholesome and with all the goodness of healthy almonds. See how to make it home and this Marzipan Candy at home because it can make a great impression when gifted in an elegant box. I have also introduced flavors in marzipan to give variety in the gift box.


Healthy Energy Bites

Energy Bites food styling

This was my last post and I was delighted by the feedback from you all. As the Festive season is approaching we look for guilt-free indulgences. This will make a fantastic gift for all those friends who stay away from sweet treats and unhealthy junk, this ‘good health celebration pack’ is a good gift. When made at home, they’re absurdly customisable. You will be surprised how easily and quickly these power-packed bites, can be prepared at home. Here is how to make Energy Bites at home.


Butterscotch Sauce Jar

The Flavor, smooth like silk texture, sweet vanilla aroma, with the perfect hint of salt that connects to the best/sweet food memory. This is a perfect thing you should seal in tiny jars and tie a ribbon around for friends this Diwali. Here is how to make Butterscotch at home 


Peri Peri Makhana

healthy gift ideas


I have bought this many times before this post, and now I feel so silly about it……. You will not believe how easy it is to make your own Peri Peri Makahna at home. This will definitely make an amazing addition to a healthy gift hamper if you are making one. Let me take you quickly to the recipe.

For the Peri Peri Masala
1 teaspoon black Salt
½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon Cardamon powder
½ teaspoon Powdered Sugar
½ teaspoon Ground dry Ginger
2 teaspoons Paprika
2 teaspoons ground Cayenne Pepper or Peri Peri Pepper
1 teaspoon Chilli flakes
2 teaspoons Garlic powder
2 teaspoon Oregano
Tip: You can adjust any spice amounts to suit your taste.
 Just add all the powders to a mixing bowl.
Store in airtight jars and for safety – in the fridge up to 2 months.
Once you have Peri Peri Masala ready coat some toasted and crisp Makana with it.



Nut Butter Jar

How to make Nut Butter at Home

Nut butter made from cashews, almonds, hazelnuts even seed butter or a combination of several! Something like almond butter boosted with flax, or flavored cashew butter spiked with cinnamon spices.

These Nut butter make a great alternative to common dairy butter. It is tastier, healthier. Again it can be beautiful guilt-free indulgences. This will make a fantastic gift for all those Health freak friends. See here how to make Nut Butter at home.


Fudge – Chocolate Orange flavor

Easy Fudge – Chocolate Orange flavor is another delicious treat and will make a  wonderful beautiful gift for the ones you love. I am so happy to share this recipe; Try this! Festive Season Special.

Here is an idea …. make this candied orange peel and seal in a box. This will make another addition to your gift basket. Here is how to make at home — Orange flavored Chocolate Fudge. 

Hot Chocolate Mix

How to Make Hot Chocolate Mix

Making something like a jar of Hot Chocolate Mix a part of your Diwali Gift Hamper would be loved. Cozy and comforting food options are always welcome.


2 cups Confectioners Sugar

1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (good Quality)

2 cups Powdered Milk Or Instant Nonfat Dry Milk

How to: In a large bowl, sift the confectioner’s sugar, then the unsweetened cocoa, to get rid of any lumps. Stir in the powdered milk, and whisk well until everything is combined.

When you want to make hot cocoa, combine equal parts hot cocoa mix and hot water. I like to put the hot cocoa mix in the cup and add the hot liquid on top and stir, in order to not get any lumps. Enjoy!

Tip: Add mini marshmallows to the container, if desired. This can be kept in the pantry for 6 months.



Chocolate Spoons

chocolate spoons for kids


These chocolate-covered spoons make delightful gifts. They are so wonderful to have at home, too. Use them to stir a little chocolate into your coffee, or strengthen your hot chocolate. Use your creativity to decorate these beautiful chocolate-covered spoons.

To make –

Line a tray with parchment paper. Melt the compound chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave.

Pour some melted chocolate on each spoon. Sprinkle with candy decorations. Let stand about 10 minutes or until chocolate is dry.

Wrap spoons in plastic wrap or cellophane. Feel free to add the flavoring too.


White Chocolate Candy

White Chocolate Candy


White Chocolate Candy will fit the occasion. It’s quick, it’s easy and it looks sophisticated. Gifting a jar or a box full of white chocolate candy will definitely leave an impression. See how to make your own White Chocolate Candy at home.

Eggless Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Eggless Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Homemade cookies Jar will be loved as a gift 🙂 The flavors used in the recipe are espresso, chocolate, and almonds; so the cookies are bold, rich and extra flavorful. These cookies are a coffee lover & chocoholic’s dream! A perfect fit into Diwali hamper. Eggless Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Scrabble Cookies in a Jar

Scrabble Cookies


If you are planning a gift for friends who have kids, these scrabble cookies are something you should not miss. In fact forget the cookies mentioned above just go ahead with a Jar of homemade Scrabble cookies.

Egg less Mocha muffins

Egg less Mocha muffins


These gorgeous coffeecious moist and tender muffin treat can be baked in under an hours time – 25 minutes to bake and 15 minutes to prepare and get the ingredients organized.  A play of coffee and chocolate with a very soft and moist texture will win you brownie points. (Muffins can make you win brownie points now) lol

Wrap them well with crispy transparent paper and tie a ribbon on the top… your gift will be adored. Here is a recipe for Mocha Muffins 

Cocoa Marzipan Bundt Cake


food styling Cocoa Marzipan Bundt Cake

This Cocoa Marzipan Bundt Cake has an interesting texture and aroma with a Festive feel to it.  That’s what makes it special and it stands out among all other cakes. It’s an inspiration from Chef/ blogger David Lebovitz book ” The Great Book of Chocolate: The Chocolate Lover’s Guide with Recipes“. Adding marzipan to the cake batter takes the cake to another level. Thanks to Chef David. The cake was light, airy, and had a depth of flavor because of marzipan(almond paste). Cocoa Marzipan Bundt Cake brings a celebration note along and is a perfect fit for close family celebrations.

Here is the recipe Cocoa Marzipan Bundt Cake


Caramelized  Nuts

Diwali gift ideas roasted and caramelised nuts


This is my all-time favorite Diwali treat here is how to make

Place brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a non-stick skillet on medium or medium-high. Stir the mixture as it comes together until it bubbles. Add nuts and stir to coat. Continue cooking for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly until nuts turn golden brown in color and smell toasted.


After nuts are coated in sugar mixture, transfer from skillet to a parchment lined baking sheet and place in a 400*F oven. Stir occasionally (every 1-2 minutes) until golden brown and toasted.  It happens quick, so keep an eye on them! As you take the caramelized nuts out of the oven sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds. Quickly spread onto parchment paper; cool completely. Break clusters of nuts into pieces if any. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

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  1. glad you liked 🙂 thank you so much Manisha

  2. Manisha says:

    Thank you for the ideas, u made my job much easy.
    Stay blessed

  3. Thank you so much Rajeshwari 🙂 for the appreciation. Made my day and your words added so much value to my effort.

  4. Rajeshwari pathan says:

    Fantastic idea..god bless u dear..

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