Diwali is one of the popular festivals of India. It marks the victory of good over evil- and this year, amidst the pandemic, we are rooting for the good to prevail, like always! Since most Indian Expats will not be able to go home for Diwali, we have put together the most comprehensive guide for Diwali Shopping . There would be practically be no large size exhibitions for Diwali so most of the Diwali Shopping in Singapore has to be done online.

Diwali is on November 4, 2021 and it is a holiday in Singapore on the same day.

Diwali is celebrated by Hindus with great enthusiasm in every corner of the country and outside India. Though, they say, Diwali is a Hindu festival, yet in India people across all religions and races come together to celebrate the abundance of prosperity and happiness every year. It is believed that on Diwali day, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, blesses you in the form of money, gold, gifts, etc. Therefore, shopping during this season is inevitable and considered auspicious too.

Diwali will knock on our doors on November 4th this year and the festive preparations have already started. There was a time when most Indian expats visited India for Diwali. It was a yearly tradition for some families but because of the pandemic most families haven’t been able to visit India! This is the reason we thought of putting tigether a shopping guide for everyone celebrating Deepavali in Singapore.

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If you feel we have missed something, feel free to reach out to us to include it within the most comprehensive diwali shopping guide. You’ll definitely get a mention and link back for helping us better our shopping guide.

Start by looking for some ideas before you create a shopping list. Also, it’s a good idea to have a budget for Diwali. Without a budget, it’s difficult to navigate through this online shopping world.

Diwali Decoration Ideas

Everything is Internet – worthy nowadays, most of you might be looking for more creative and enlightening ways to make this Diwali- pure bliss. Online Shopping For Diwali is not a chore but a fun way to be part of the festivities.

Lighting Diyas, making Rangoli designs, lighting up lanterns in the evenings are some of the usual ways of tuning into the celebratory aura.  You can always mix two or three ideas together and come up with something excitingly unique. Let’s tune into the festive vibes, and start decorating!

Diyas & Candles

Earthen Diyas are the basics for Diwali – they look simple yet so classic and can spruce up your space within minutes. If you can arrange these in unique patterns before lightening them up, then that is lit. Also, electric diyas are a good substitute if you are living in a breezy environment. Don’t worry, if you think Diyas are traditional for you- we have got candles for you that are equally versatile and can blend in with every vibe. Candles being available in various shapes, sizes, aroma, and materials bring a beautiful aura to the surrounding with their light. Indeed, you can pick the perfect type that will suit your decor need. Also, do give floating candles a try this year, as they give a distinctive touch to the decor.

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Rangolis

Rangolis at the doorstep really completes your Diwali décor and provides the glam feeling. You can use vibrant colors and a bunch of flowers to create various patterns. Of course, intricate patterns might not be suitable for everyone, then you can turn to patterned sieves available in the market, to make the process way easier.

Lights & Lanterns

Diwali is the “Festival of Lights” so lanterns or fairy lights are always in the line to enhance the decor and brighten your home. Fairy lights look astonishing too, and you just pick a spot and light up. They will even look good in a leftover glass bottle. Lanterns, on the other hand, add beauty to the festive and more traditional touch to your decor. You can purchase them ready-made or create your own.

Wall Hangings

Torans, also known as Bandanwar are wall hanging that add a different essence to the decor. They are also considered as an auspicious decor element for Diwali. These are usually decorated with mango leaves and marigold flowers. Hang them outside your main entrance along with lights, and let it spread the festive vibrant.

Flower hangings add a special level of culture to your home during Diwali. While a variety of flowers are available in the market, it is the marigold flower that signifies this occasion. You can either pick fresh ones from the market or use the artificial ones, both tend to do justice to the decor. These can hang at your entrance with the Torans or be used as a backdrop at home. If you are not a fan of garlands, loose flowers can be used to enhance your Rangoli decor, or can just be plucked and put in water, giving a floating effect.

You can find some great home decor products in these stores

Justfab

 

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Homeware

Meraki Lily

Meraki Lily offers a curated selection of home decor and lifestyle products. Each item has been selected for its uniqueness.

 

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Honeypeach Singapore

Honey Peach SG has beautiful handloom table mats and napkins with intricate block printing.

 

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Table Matters Singapore

 

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The Curious Kursi

Check out The Curious Kursi, an up and coming brand that offers an eclectic range of accent chairs, ranging from refurbished pieces to brand new teak loungers. They will even customize for you in some fun colors and ethnic textiles.

 

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Diwali Clothing Singapore

Deciding who is going to wear requires some planning. While buying new clothes for Diwali is almost a custom in most households, you can look at styling existing clothes for all the dinner parties and family get togethers. Like mentioned earlier, it all depends on your budget.

Designer Ritu Pande

 

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Women

What you wear brings out your personality, and who you are on the inside! Your perfect Diwali outfit reflects your style, beauty, and happiness quotient. Most women choose traditional ethnic wear for the occasion which syncs with the spirit of the festival. Decked up in salwar suits, chanya cholis, ghagras and shararas, flamboyant skirts, or majestic sarees. These are some quick picks but there is a lot more waiting for you to explore. Keep scrolling

Sarees For Diwali

Sarees are evergreen. Diwali is that time of the year when even non saree lovers (there would be very few) would give this attire a chance. There are new trends that come every year and if you are too lazy to track those trends, we’ve done the job for you. Right from finding all the designer saree that are trending and can be worn for a party to tips on how to style them, we have created the most exhaustive guide. Since none of our articles are complete without finding you our top picks (in consultation with experts), we’ve added many pocket friendly options from Amazon and last but not the least we have given the top websites from where you can make the purchases.

Suits, Lehengas And Fusion Ethnic Wear For Diwali

Diwali is not just a one day affair. Before the D day, there are lots of dinner and lunch parties to attend and hence stocking latest trends in ethnic wear makes a wise choice. Needless to say, we have curated a lot of affordable choices in our exhaustive Ethnic Wear for Women Guide. We believe affordable fashion is the way to go.

Men

When it comes to flaunting your fashion statement, it is not restricted to traditional anymore – especially in menswear. Style pointers range from short kurtas, Nehru jackets, bandis, bandhalas, and many more.

FabIndia Singapore

Here’s a brand that’s familiar to most Indians. They’ve got some great collection of ethnic wear for men (and women too).

Children

While adults love to flaunt their best outfit during Diwali, they also want their Lil’ ones to look trendsetting and stylish.

Nimbu

Here’s a Singapore based brand that is synonymous with sustainable kids ethnic wear. They’ve got stunning yet comfortable collection of ethnic wear for Kids. Check out their latest collection

 

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Little Muffet

Here’s a brand that is synonymous to kids ethnic wear. They’ve got an adorable collection for boys and girls.

 

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Diwali Accessories (Footwear, Jewelry & Other)

As important it is to pick out a perfect ethnic outfit for Diwali it is equally necessary to match the perfect accessories with it. From footwear to a nose ring, your attire is not complete without adding these perky little items. We are here with the selective list of props that you will love to try and these will definitely win your hearts.

Jewelry

IndoLindo

Mahua Ethnico

Mahua Ethnico is a Singapore based brand created out of a love for all things handmade. In a world of mass produced goods, they aim to retain the appreciation for handmade products and heritage skills. Their jewellery takes inspiration from traditional motifs but is designed to be versatile and trendy. All their jewellery is sourced from NGO’s and small independent businesses

Chevy Collectives

You could also adorn these handmade clay earings

 

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Bag/Potli

Heirloom Threads

Footwear

Hair Accessory

WowWhatWear

 

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Diwali Gifts Singapore

Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. Online Shopping For Diwali is incomplete without Diwali gifts. From younger to older, everybody loves the festival of lights, sweets, and gifts. This also means showing your love and appreciation towards your near and dear ones by giving away gifts. We all know, it is a tedious task and we have thus put together a huge list of options for you. This also includes gifts for employees, best gifts from Instagram and much more. You will make a much more informed decision about gifting this Diwali after you check this list out.

You need to plan gifts for Friends, Family, Employees/Colleagues, Clients, Helping Staff etc.

Gift Ideas for Friends & Family

IndianSpiceBox

 

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Lovely Fleur Shop

Lovely Fleur focuses towards sending affordable, practical floral gifts to rekindle love and friendship. They give flexibility to choose based on the preference of the receiver.

Apart from the Diwali gift basket filled with festive goodies and a bottle of wine, another perfect perennial gift selection to send festive cheers is a pot of Elegant Phalaenopsis. It is live & fresh! 🤭 Visit their Instagram page to check the lovely range

 

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InTheEvents SG

InTheEvents SG provides cheeseboards in sparkling seasonal themes. They’ve come out with Diwali cheeseboards featuring rangoli decorated Brie cheese and spicy chilli Cheddar and Stilton diyas! Perfect for an ethnic-tweaked wine and cheese Diwali evening!

 

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Great Gift For Employees/Colleagues

 

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Amaaya Wellness

For this Diwali, Amaaya Wellness brings you these beautiful limited edition gift hampers. Each of these hampers contain 2 candles and 2 scented wax tablets/2 natural handcrafted soaps. You can choose our candles and scented wax tablets from our 3 fragrances: “ In The Moment” – Lavender and Lemongrass, “Summer Fling” – Floral and fruity and “ Wanderlust “ – Coconut and Citrus. For the soaps, choose from Honey and Oatmeal and Lavender and Blue Pea .

And keeping true to their sustainable nature, all the items are reusable including the candle jars and the stylish and sturdy baskets that are made from the Atah plant. Limited stocks only. Order early to avoid disappointment.

 

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Mira – Artisan Soaps & Gifts

Moka.TheBrand

Here’s another exclusive handmade card & art accessories brand Moka By Arti that we came across. Checkout the brilliant packaging

 

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Diwali Gadgets & Home Appliances

Diwali means not just making your abode beautiful but upgrading your gadgets and home appliances too. These gadgets and home appliances also make a great gifting option. Finding the right product and offer may not be as easy as you think and this is the reason we have the put together the most exhaustive guide that will help you shop for gadgets and appliances online without having to step put anytime.

Diwali Sweets Singapore

It is that time of the year when no one follows a diet and sweet binging is common across all parts of the country. Infact it is believed there is goodness in mithai aka sweets. Don’t believe us? Checkout India’s Top Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar talk about the goodness of sweets and how to prepare your body for the Diwali Season.

Sweets have evolved over the years. While some households still continue to make sweets at home, younger generation prefers ordering sweets from outside. We spoke to sweet lovers and connoisseur to put together a guide that can help you get the best sweets to you at the click of a button. This can ofcourse be used for gifting too. Some of the packaging is to die for. Don’t forget to check this curated collection for of Diwali Sweets.

Adda Singapore

Celebrate DIWALI; the festival of lights with an exclusive range of Limited Edition Artisan Sweets hand-crafted by Michelin Starred Chef Mural. They have some very innovative flavors like paan & pistachio, litchi & gulkand, blueberry & almond, mango & lotus, saffron, melon seeds & lentils and an exquisite combination of figs, dates, mulbery & nuts.

That’s not all, they have a very exclusive range of packaging available in 3 sizes – Delight, Premium and Executive Box.

 

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Jo Takes The Cake

 

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SweetNuThings

SweetNUThings makes a wide variety of indulgent traditional Indian sweets. They have a very special menu for this year too. Pistachio, Butter Pecan, Orange, Rose, Funfetti, Coconut Ladoos, Black Forest Sundae, Mango & Passion Fruit. We had a sneak peak into their magnetic emerald floral box and it’s stunning. Do check them out.

 

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Yantra Singapore

This year Yantra comes back with a brand new range of barfis and pedas along with the evergreen classics.
Kaju Katli, Besan Laddoo, Valrhona Chocolate and Candied Orange Barfi, Anjeer and Akrot Barfi ( fig and walnut ) and Saffron Peda (using Iranian saffron)

 

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Sucre And Co

 

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Sugar Layers

Diwali Real Gold Jewelry

Diwali is a perfect reason to add that exquisite jewelry to your jewelry collection. Years later when you go through this collection, it’ll remind you of each Diwali. Even if it means something really small, pamper yourself and your loved ones with real gold jewelry.  Buying jewelry online can be tricky but our exhaustive guide ensures that you know everything about what you are buying, helps you pick some great trendy styles according to experts. You will certainly be more informed about buying gold jewelry online. But if you are still not satisfied, make that trip to your favorite jeweler but don’t forget your face mask. Prepare well and buy in advance so that you can end up wearing what you’ve bought to Diwali parties.

Manjrie Fine Jewelry

 

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AJS Abiraame

 

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Diwali Puja Singapore

Diwali day is all about Diwali Puja, decorating the house, making rangoli and lighting lamps to welcome goddess lakshmi.  It is believed that Lakshmi Ji would come to each house to bless. Thus Diwali Puja has to be done right. Check here on how to do Diwali Puja.  We spoke to Pandit Ji to know exactly what all is required for the Diwali Puja. We definitely want to get this right.

Checkout some Puja Thalis

We will keep updating this “Diwali Shopping Guide”. So now that you know Diwali kab hai.. start shopping and soak yourself in this festival of lights.

Diwali is incomplete without a visit to Little India. Avoid weekends as it would be very crowded. Set an agenda before you set out to Little India as you can easily get distracted by the beautiful articrafts and glitz of the Campbell Road.

Diwali Get Togethers

Betrayed Etc

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Order Cutlery

Buyshop 24

 

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Masalaa Bar

If you love getting tipsy on shots, start with Gol Gappa shots from Masala Bar. So this Diwali is especially festive for Masalaa Bar since they’re completing one successful year! To commemorate this splendid occasion, Chef Milind Sovani is
curating a new and exclusive Diwali cum Anniversary special that will be featuring out-of-the-box delicacies that will enamor Singaporeans! Since Chef Milind started the tradition of Diwali mithai boxes in Singapore in 2002, he will also be coming up with some phenomenal sweets too!

 

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Bombay Kulfi

Your get together might be incomplete without these paan kulfis.

Their Kulfis and Natural Ice Creams are made from A2 milk and have no added preservatives. They will be launching their new 500ml tubs in a wide variety of flavors this October. For Diwali, they will be taking pre-orders for tubs of Laddoo, Jalebi and Gulaab Jamun flavored ice creams. Mouthwatering. Isn’t it? Add more flavors to your Diwali gifting with their unique ice creams with actual chunks of your favorite mithai!!

Don’t wait till the last minute. Also, do bring in cheer and happiness at your place but remember there are many others who may not be as fortunate. Don’t forget to bring a smile on their faces.

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