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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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