15 Gifts For People Obsessed With India

Spices Of India| Place of Origin
Spices Of India| Place of Origin
Photo of Sridevi Nambiar
9 February 2017

Whether it’s for a friend passionate about Indian cuisine, someone curious about the country’s history, or a loved one enamored by Indian culture, we’ve done the research for you. From coffee table books, Bollywood classics and traditional attire to jewelry, spices and sweets, we’ve compiled a list of the most fabulous gift ideas for that India-obsessed person in your life.

Lord Ganesh Figurine

Ganesh statues are excellent gift ideas for India-lovers worldwide. The elephant-headed god is worshiped for good luck and success, and often adorns spaces in Indian homes and offices. Featuring intricate handwork on solid metal brass, this Ganesh figure is perfect as a gift or stocking stuffer. Find it for Rs 2,000.

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Ganesha | RoyaltyLane/Amazon


You can’t go wrong with gifting tea to anyone, let alone someone passionate about India! Goodwyn Tea, based in Assam, focuses on ensuring the sustainability of their 9,000-acre estate and 6,000 tea-makers, while bringing authentic teas to customers. Order delicious, customized gift tea boxes from Rs. 500 and upwards – you are sure to find something special.

Tea plantation | Via Pixabay

Handcrafted Incense Holder

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Incense Holder | Windrose Trading Company/Amazon


A pair of traditional jhumka earrings is guaranteed to bring a smile to your friend’s face. Get these handcrafted jhumkas adorned with beads from Fabindia for just Rs. 490.

Metal Anusuya Jhumka Earrings | Fabindia


There’s no Indian cooking without spices, and a box of fresh and fine handpicked Indian spices is a gift you will certainly be appreciated for. For Rs. 380, it’s guaranteed to spice up any kitchen!

Spices Of India | Place of Origin

Vegetarian India Cookbook

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Vegetarian India By Madhur Jaffrey | Knopf

Handcrafted Wall Hanging

Wall Hanging | Royal Kraft

Mithai Box

A mithai, or sweets box, is a great gift for friends, family and colleagues, regardless of how well-versed they may be in India cuisine. This Haldiram box features a collection of popular sweets made from 100% vegetarian ingredients. Find it for Rs. 727 online.

Mithai Box | Haldiram

Mughal-E-Azam Movie

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Still from the opening credits of Mughal-E-Azam | YouTube


The oldest form of garment still in existence, the 5,000-year old saree is India’s favorite attire. With a selection of beautiful designs and fabrics, this silk maroon designer Banarasi saree, priced at Rs. 1,049, is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Indian saree | Via Pixabay

Ayurvedic Facial Gift Box

Help a friend detox and glow with this cleansing and correcting set of three Ayurvedic face care products. With 100% natural ingredients and following centuries-old recipes and traditions of Ayurveda, this gift box is so tempting that you may want to order one for yourself as well. Find it for Rs. 1,370.

Ayurvedic Facial Gift Box | Kama Ayurveda

Invisible City: The Hidden Monuments of Delhi Coffee Table Book

An 1858 illustration of Old Delhi in India, the capital city of the Mughal Empire | WikiCommons

Yoga Tote

This beautiful handcrafted yoga tote bag is vibrantly adorned with Indian colors and designs, and is the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life. Pair it with a brand new yoga mat to truly make their day! Find it for Rs. 545.

Yoga Tote | Rajrang Handicrafts

Tanjore Paintings

Tanjore Painting | ArtnIndia/Amazon

India After Gandhi

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India After Gandhi By Ramachandra Guha | Picador