Ask The Expert: Best Wedding Gift Ideas

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Dimple Nahar, founder and owner of 2DIVINE – The Lifestyle Temple answers questions on wedding gift etiquettes and top wedding gift ideas.

  •  What are the trends in Indian wedding gifting?

Silver plated collectibles, traditional gold items, home decor merchandise by creating set in one design   -dinner sets, diamond jewellery- solitaires are an all time favourite.

  •   What tips do you have for the reluctant or unsure gift giver?
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Gifting is a joyous process and an unsure gift giver can opt for gift vouchers from a multi- retail store to give the recipient various options.  2 divine gift voucher are  attractive in terms of their utility, they are  value for money and available in various denominations of Rs 500, Rs 1000, Rs 5,000 – and they can be used to buy anything rangig from costume jewellery, gift packs, home decor items, silver and gold plated gifts.
  •     If I am invited to a wedding, but am not attending, do I still give a gift? unnamed (3)
Yes, by sending a  gift that is personal and will show gratitude towards the person receiving them.
  •  Some wedding hosts specify they are not accepting gifts? Should we still gift them?
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In such cases it is good to gift the couple an auspicious gift that marks a new beginning which is not too extravagant
  •   What etiquette needs to be followed when gifting money?
Money is one of the best wedding gift ideas but it should be gifted carefully so as to not overwhelm the receiver. It can be put in an elegant silver plated money box or money cover, along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
  •   Wedding seasons in India mean a deluge in giving gifts. Sometimes one cannot afford them. What tips do you have for such shoppers?
A Wedding season can take a toll and dig a hole in the pocket, it is always best to set a realistic budget. The myth that expensive is the only way needs to be busted, at my store we customize wedding gifts for various price ranges starting from from Rs. 700 onwards .
We recommend the shoppers to:
  1. Set a realistic budget for different weddings.
  2. Consider various options and get updated on latest trends.
  3. Choose the best wedding gift ideas that can be elegant as well as useful; a newly wed couple if moving into their new home will appreciate gifts such as crockery, cutlery set, show pieces, beautiful candles etc, 

About Dimple Nahar and 2Divine: 

Dimple Nahar is a multifaceted designer who launched her label and eponymous store 2DIVINE. She is proficient in jewellery, fashion and interior with a sound professional training and several years of experience. The designer is also a reiki practitioner and a numerologist  with keen interest in occult studies. The jewellery designed by Dimple Nahar under the label of 2DIVINE is exquisite with delicate trendy motifs and unique designs available in precious and semi precious stones along with some funky costume jewellery. It can be personalised for the client as per their needs.
Located in the upbeat South Mumbai 2DIVINE offers designer merchandise selected by Dimple Nahar. With a wide range of stylish products ranging from fashion to accessories from labels such as Neeta Lulla, Nandita Mahtani, Surily Goel, Nupur Kanoi, TaranaMasand, Trishna Bajaj, Deepti Pruthi and Mayyur Girotra.
The store is a luxury haven with  transparency of the glass (mirror-like) partitions, sequinned curtains, golden peacock feathers hand-painted on the wall that make for a delightful shopping experience.

2 DIVINE – The Luxury Temple is located at:

 Dongarsi Road, Off Teen Batti
Mumbai – 400 006

Tel No: 00 91 22 23672948/49




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