Dried fruits, mithai or luxury chocolates – our “cracker” of a Diwali basket list this year has them all. Choose from pre-organized packages or bespoke options with an assortment of sweet, savory and ornamental decorations for the holiday season.
Hyatt Regency Chennai offers an organized box of bespoke Diwali treats that can be personalized to your preference. Expect handmade chocolates, exotic dried fruits, assorted macaroons, and an earthen lamp for a touch of tradition. Available in the lobby lounge. From 799 ++ INR (excluding taxes). Until November 4.
Crazy about you
The Royal Celebration basket by Taj Coromandel promises the ultimate in luxury. Look for an assortment of festive treats with Shahi Taj mithai, a sumptuous chocolate fudge bar, a hazelnut brownie, savory South Indian snacks and a box of marzipan. It’s alongside ready-to-use products like a healthy Multi Millet Upma, himalayan Ragi Pancake dough, Jaggery Sachet of powder, Himalayan Sunshine chamomile, a duo of teas (with timer) and bottles of roasted cashews, almonds and pistachios. Decorative items like a toran decoration and a Whitewood Ganesha idol by Taj Khazana, as well as an elegant tie and cufflinks set and silk stoles are also part of the basket. 45,000 INR all inclusive. Until November 4.
Mithai and mix
From in-store gift options to sumptuous gourmet treats, the Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park has brought together six varieties of baskets for you to choose from. Sweet selections include Ajmer Dried Fruit Cake, Kaju Anjeer Roller, Rajkamal, Badusha, Mysore Package, Tirunelveli Halwa, Munthri Cake and Nellikai Mithai. The flavors of Mami’s cuisine will be homemade podi and pickles, Mylapore mix, Ellu Urundai, Cashew nuts Pakoda, Thattu Vadai and other popular snacks. You can also opt for a DIY option to make your own Diwali basket with a choice of 38 items ranging from artisan cheese, choice drinks, homemade chocolates and traditional sweets paired with personalized gift cards and native souvenirs. . 850 INR to 6,450 INR all inclusive. Until November 4.
The chefs of the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort have a bouquet of two festive baskets up for grabs. Gold Dust contains a great selection of Indian flavors, artisan macaroons, gourmet Indian cuisine mithai range and a bottle of sparkling wine, accompanied by a beautiful terracotta diya. 2500 INR. The other basket, Platinum Sage, is a customizable basket that can be organized with matching boxes ready to give – including options like traditional Indian mithais such as kaju katli khas Rollers, mawa dried fruits and ladoos motichoor. 1000 INR. Until November 4.
Crispy and cookies
Smoor unrolls three homemade boxes of sweets for the holiday season. The Truly Gifted Box includes decadent options such as Center Cookies, Stir-It-Up, Chocolate on a Stick; a five-pack of Almond Sensation Chocolates and Chocolate Buttons. 2,600 INR. Meanwhile, their keepsake box is neatly packed with nostalgic treats like chocolate coated nuts, pebbles, paprika cheese chili. Sable and luxury couverture chocolates with cocoa ranging from 40 to 70 percent. 2,600 INR. The Festive Fiesta Mega Basket comes with a wooden tray and wrappers of gluten-free crackers, exotic Mayan chocolate, and herbal infused feel-good peels. 5,300 INR. Order in store or online. Until November 4.
Adhirasam, badusha and Mysore Pak … relive your childhood memories with homemade Diwali sweets and snacks from Sweet Karam Coffee cuisine. Choose from a Sweet Combo Bag, a Snack Combo Bag (with Madras Mix, Butter murukku and Karasev) and festive gift boxes with a combination of the two. We also love their special Diwali Cracker Chocolate Box! INR 749 upwards. Available pan India. Until November 3.
Give yourself a day of cheating and indulge in some utterly delicious desserts in light of this holiday season. Truly Scrumptious features a variety of festive gift baskets accompanied by a divine assortment of pastries including delicious brownies, marzipan, nut butter, dessert jars, hazelnut fudge and dark chocolate fudge. From 500 INR. Available for delivery. +919840958082. really delicious.
Treat your loved ones to these candy baskets specially designed for Diwali. Leela Palace Chennai offers gourmet boxes that include artisanal chocolate pralines, cookies, Indian sweets and savors, scented candles, Lord Ganesha idols and even red wine! You can also personalize your own basket with the sweets and savors of your choice. From INR 1,099. +919833475458. theleela.com
This Diwali basket from Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort and Spa is the perfect gift option with a choice of a variety of classics like Mysore pak and mohan thal; to international specialties like baklava, white chocolate candies and healthy granola bars. From small boxes to family baskets, everything is customizable and also available in sugar-free options! From INR 599. Call +917824010225.
Healthy berry berries
Fudged by Novotel Chennai presents a delicious selection of guilt-free desserts like a Vegan Drynuts Barfi, an eight grain granola bar and oats and coconut Ladoo. Also expect to find handmade fudge cookies, chocolate candies, chocolate truffles, fudge pies, and cakes, all in boxes designed to meet a wide range of gifting needs. INR 349 ++ to INR 1399 ++. Until mid-November.
* With contributions from Praveena Parthiban