BOSS / BUSINESS ASSOCIATES
Impress your boss by making your own gift hamper. Hit gourmet grocery stores for some smoked Gouda or smoked scarmoza cheese, aromatic tea (jasmine), lavash, jam (apricot is divine), dry fruit (walnuts are healthy), wine (we tried and liked Chateau d’Ori Cabernet Syrah). Visit Nature’s Basket (see picture), Indigo Deli and Gourmet City in Mumbai; Spar Hypermarket and Foodworld Gourmet in Bangalore; and Gourmet Food Bazaar and Spencer in New Delhi.
Cheese per kilo Rs200-1,500
Chateau d’Ori Cabernet Syrah Rs650
Cerana Imports Pvt. Ltd has put together beer hampers with brews from Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. A sampler: ‘Around the World in 8 Bottles’ (Rs2,400) is a happy melange of Trappist and Farmhouse Ales, Belgian Blonde Ales and Wheat Beer, including a bottle each of brands such as Trappist Rochefort 8, Schneider Weisse, Saison, Dupont, Winterkoninske, and Guldenberg. You also get two beer glasses with brewery logos imprinted on them. Only in New Delhi, contact 011-4653 6793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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PARENTS / IN-LAWS
Have a family portrait or a picture of the kids which the folks just love? Get it printed and slip it into this jewelled photo frame before gifting it. It will probably take pride of place in their home. At Address Home, Raghuvanshi Mills, Mumbai and Khan Market and Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi. Rs1,900
Bombay Dyeing’s collection of bed linen includes every kid’s favourite cartoon characters, such as Nemo, Cars, Spiderman and Iron Man. The range includes bedsheets, pillow covers, comforters, duvet covers, towels and bathrobes. Available as a single bedsheet and pillow cover at Bombay Dyeing stores. Rs1,899
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Shiny new MP3 players always make good gifts but make this one even more special. Buy the latest Apple iPod Nano, the best for casual music listeners, and stuff it to the gills with his/her favourite music and maybe a few videos as well. Nothing says you care like hardware and software. At select electronics stores and Apple outlets.
Rs9,700 for 8GB
Rs12,500 for 16GB
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