With New Year and Christmas around the corner, everyone wants to go beyond the usual gifting options of sweets and chocolates. A bunch of flowers that’ll wither by night or decorative pieces that can never be touched is so common that they longer hold the same value. Instead personalised gifts according to one’s tastes and wishes have become the norm.
For all those who enjoy nature, gifting plants is a good option as it’s among those gifts which neither perishes nor loses its value. And Paudhe Se Yaari at Film Nagar lets you do just that. Gunjan Domingo, founder says, “Everything we have in our store are low-maintenance plants. They are mostly handcrafted which makes gifting even more special. We have unique succulents that one can’t find in the city and cactus which are easy to maintain. For this Christmas, we have come up with more options where one can choose from a wide range of handicrafts such as wooden and miniature pottery planters, pebbles and wine glasses painted by artists and vertical panels that you can place at the entrance of your house.”
From indoor and bonsai plants to kitchen garden and miniature garden plants, one can find all kinds of plants for one’s near and dear ones. The price range starts from Rs 100 going up till Rs 20,000.
While plants do make for a thoughtful gift, for those who want to go the luxurious way, there are entrepreneurs who create customised soaps which will leave you feeling like royalty. For all those who can’t make time for a pampering session, homemade soaps are the best solution.
Pavani Peracharla takes your regular body soap and turns it into something special using ingredients ranging from shea butter, charcoal, glycerine, honey, multani mitti and aloe vera. The power packed combos ensure any skin issue is taken care of in no time.
“You can use coffee powder combined with goat milk as a scrubber in winter, charcoal with neem for acne reduction, glycerine with oats for exfoliating, honey with aloe vera for smoothening and glycerine with multani mitti for skin brightening,” explains Pavani.
She also takes it a step further by letting one choose their combinations and makes personalised soaps for one’s loved ones. The soaps come in different sizes and shapes with respect to age and gender like cradle, feet, pacifier, cars, florals and cubes to name a few. “For children, everything is natural, from the essence to the base. I use herbal bath powder as an ingredient and goat milk as base for kids,” says Pavani who is mother to a 2-year-old. The price of the soaps ranges from Rs 70 to Rs 120 per 100 gms depending on the base and ingredients.
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