Diwali (or Deepavali) is the five-day festival of lights from India, celebrated by over a billion people all over the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. As Diwali, like many festivals in the East, is tied to the lunar calendar, it takes place on a different date every year. This year it is taking place on the 27th of October.
Just like Christmas, many gifts are exchanged between family and friends leading up to Diwali. And though we advocate a life of minimalism, we understand that there are some formalities and traditions which can just be unavoidable. We have therefore prepared a small list of our favourite eco-friendly gifts! And yes, these are plastic-free!
6. Copper Water Bottle: The copper bottle is actually hammered by hand to create a beautiful aesthetic. Drinking water from a copper vessel has many health benefits - a practice that has been carried on in India for millennia. These bottles make greats gifts. And guess what? They're all made in India!
Do you have any other plastic free or zero waste gift ideas for Diwali? Please share with us below - we would love to know.