Diwali is the time of the year all of us look forward to. The festive vibes, the beautiful clothes, celebrations, amazing food and gifts for everyone- we all love it, don’t we?
The festival of lights actually starts from Dhanteras and goes on till Bhai Duj. The food and gifts keep continuing during the most celebrated festival of the country.
So what’s the story behind Diwali? As per the Hindu epic Ramayana, it is a day when Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in forests.
Apart from it, it is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on Diwali during the churning of the cosmic ocean (Samudra Manthan). Thus, Goddess Lakshmi is the most significant deity during Diwali Puja.
This adds a huge cultural background to the festival and makes it among the most revered celebrations in India. While the festival itself is celebrated in a wide variety of ways across the country, the common thread that connects people during this festival is gifting.
And while there is a huge variety of gifts available, probably the best gifting option is sustainable gifting. Eco-friendly gifts and gifts that are good for the environment have become very popular across the globe; this has been caused due to the rapid understanding of climate change and how sustainable living can play a big role in trying to slow down climate change.
There are also various brands in India that have taken up the mantle and are providing people with eco-friendly options for gifting- these can be found easily online and in the form of physical stores. So how do you make sure you are giving a sustainable gift?
Whatever you gift, it should have a minimal impact on the planet, should be easily biodegradable and its manufacturing should be ethical and cause low carbon footprint. Some wonderful examples are:
Eco-friendly bathroom products
These are just a few options but there is a whole range of gifts you can choose from. You can see a wide array of Diwali gifting options here.
So, this Diwali give the gift of sustainability and be a hero for the planet and for your loved ones. Happy Diwali to you!