Diwali is just around the corner and preparations for the festival have begun in full swing. It is that time of the year when houses are decorated with bright rangolis and lamps light up even the darkest of alleys. During the five-day festivities, friends and family members come together and indulge in sumptuous meals and exchange gifts. And while it is a common practice to buy new clothes during this time, there are high chances that it can deplete your funds. But the good news is it has been raining offers and all you need to do is look around and en cash on the opportunity. Several e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, among others, have started various Diwali sales from October 14 onwards. And, in case you are confused, do not worry, we are here to help. Here’s a helpful list of how to go about things as you pick up your virtual shopping bag.
Jewellery and accessories
Women may go sans jewellery all the year round, but during festivals they tend to wear some and even better buy few. Although gold and silver jewellery is often considered a passé, there are some gorgeous accessories and junk jewellery available online. From funky brooches to traditional earrings, there is a wide range of options you can choose from. At Flipkart, there is as much as 80 per cent discount on gold plated earrings, and gold plated brooches studded with stones are available from Rs 299.
The pair of kundan pearl jhumka earrings is available for Rs 279 on Flipkart and you can buy the pink brooch label pin for Rs 299 from Amazon.
In case you want to buy some anklets or bangles, Craftsvilla is offering minimum 65 per cent discount on them. There are also some gorgeous potli available online that will go extremely well with saris.
The gold plated kundan anklet is available for Rs 1125 at Craftsvilla and the red embroidered potli bag is available for Rs 289 at Amazon.
While women have their anklets and earrings, there is a wide variety of accessories available for men as well. Flipkart is offering 60 per cent discount on belts and there is almost 70 per cent off on men’s wallets in Amazon.
The leather belt is available in Flipkart for Rs 268 and the wallet is available in Amazon for Rs 419.
In case you want to restock your kitchen with mixers and blenders, this is the right time to do that. Flipkart is offering 50 per cent discount on mixer grinders and 30 per cent off microwaves. And if you want to replace the bottles or buy container sets, there are discounts on them in Amazon.
The juicer mixer grinder is available at Flipkart for Rs 1,599 and the set of airtight containers are available in Amazon for Rs 111.
It is common practice for people to give and exchange dry fruits during Diwali. And to make matters even more convenient packages, containing different dry fruits are also available online. Dry fruit trays in Amazon are available for as low as Rs 400, depending on the size. In Flipkart, Diwali dry fruit hampers are available at Rs 880.
The Diwali gift hamper on the left is available in Flipkart for Rs 880 and the one on the right is available in Amazon for Rs 989.
Gold and silver coins
The celebrations of Diwali begin with Dhanteras and on this occasion it is considered auspicious to invest in gold and silver. People stand in long queues to buy some silver or gold jewellery and some even buy gold and silver coins. Silver and gold coins are easily available online and different festive offers are also available on them.
The 2g gold coin is available for Rs 6,656 in Flipkart and the silver coin is available for Rs 945 in Amazon.
Festivals and fashion go hand in hand and while we may wear our jeans and t shirt the whole year around, during any festival we always tend to fall back on our ethnic clothes. While men choose kurta, pajamas and even sherwanis, women stick to their saris and suits. Here are some great sale offers available online.
There is a wide range of clothes available for women online, and there are extremely lucrative deals available on them. You can buy comfortable cotton kurtis for morning and also gorgeous saris. In Myntra, there is a minimum 60 per cent discount available on kurtis and the trousers. At Flipkart prices of saris begin from as low as Rs 320 and discounts up to 88 per cent are available. And if you are in the mood to wear some dramatic anarkali, there are huge discounts available on them at Amazon and Flipkart.
The black anarkali is available for Rs 678 at Myntra while the white and red sari will cost you Rs 899 rupees from Amazon. The blue straight kurti is available for Rs 329 in Flipkart.
It is not only women who up their fashion game during festivals. Men too indulge in the wide range of apparels available online. There is something for everyone and all one needs to do is look around. If you want to go understated, you can always buy the classy Nehru jackets or waistcoats. Amazon. Flipkart and Myntra are offering as much as 70 per cent on these festive wears. And if you are in the mood to splurge, you can always buy a timeless sherwani.
The blue waist coat is available for Rs 1,395 in Flipkart and you can buy the red and golden sherwani from Myntra for Rs 4399.