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THE GIFT GUIDE







                                                                                                                                                                           In association with
                                                                                                                                            Nandini


                                                                                                                                              Bhalla



                                                                                                                                              Editor Cosmopolitan













                                                                                                                          All products on the cover are from Anyque-The Gifting Co.; T&C: Product availability is dependent on stocks; Product price is subject to change; Taxes may apply















                                                                                                                                                                                 remembered for years to come; and one that sits in a crammed
                                                                                                                                                                                 cupboard, languishing.
                                                                                                                                                                                   It can also be a daunting experience. What do you get someone
                                                                                                                                 Many years ago, I read a book called The Five Love Languages,   you don’t know too well? Or someone who seems to have
                                                                                                                                 which talks about the different ways people give, receive, and
                                                                                                                                 express love. One of these expressions of love—amongst quality   everything (aka, the toughest people to shop for).
                                                                                                                                                                                   Luckily, help is at hand—the Cosmopolitan India team spent
                                                                                                                                 time, acts of service, physical touch, and words of affirmation—is   days at Select CITYWALK, scouring the stores to help you find
                                                                                                                                 the receiving of gifts. Or, to be more specific, that feeling of love   the perfect presents for everyone on your list. We have looked at
                                                                                                                                 and being cared for that comes with receiving a thoughtful present.   thousands of items, and shortlisted the most covetable from the
                                                                                                                                 We’ve all been there. We know the feeling.      lot. In the pages that follow, you will find gift ideas for the different
                                                                                                                                   As a giver and receiver of many presents over the years, I can   people—and personalities—in your life. From beautiful crockery for
                                                                                                                                 vouch for the joy that either party feels. Me? I particularly enjoy the   the house-proud couple to a gourmet chocolate selection for the
                                                                                                                                 ‘giving’ part. I’ll often surprise friends and family with little tokens   foodie and adorable toys for little ones. This Ultimate Gift Guide is
                                                                                                                                 of love for no reason, and put a lot of time and thought into finding   a selection of the most tasteful, most memorable items money can
                                                                                                                                 the perfect present for big occasions like birthday and festivals. It’s   buy, all available at stores in Select CITYWALK.
                                                                                                                                 my way of telling someone I care, and I usually make the effort to   You’ll know you’ve done it right when you see the joy on the
                                                                                                                                 add a personalised card or special wrapping to make things more   receiver’s face, as they unwrap your present...and it feels like you
                                                                                                                                 special. Oh, and did you know there are two kinds of presents in   are the one who is being spoiled.
                                                                                                                                 the world? One is the practical kind that someone needs, and the   Have a wonderful festive season,
                                                                                                                                 other is the extravagant kind that someone wants, but may feel
                                                                                                                                 guilty buying for themselves. My favourite is the latter, and I usually
                                                                                                                                 treat loved ones to something that will add a touch of luxe or
                                                                                                                                 delight to their lives. There is no right or wrong, of course...it really
                                                                                                                                 is the thought that counts.
                                                                                                                                   The truth of the matter is that the art of gifting is, well, an art. It
                                                                                                                                 is what marks the difference between an item that is cherished and
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