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Finding the prefect presents for your loved ones isn’t always easy. We all have that one auntie who is impossible to shop for, right?

That’s why I wanted to share some of my favorite Desi brands and businesses to support. I hope it helps you check off all the special people on your list this Diwali season!

For your uncle with a sweet tooth:
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Diwali Collection from Tagmo Treats - from $32.99

Diwali Ice Cream Celebration Pack from Malai Ice Cream - $99.95

Beautifully crafted mithai (bite sized Indian sweets) handmade in small batches and delicious ice cream that highlights the nuances of South Asian cuisine.

For your cousin who could use a little spice:
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Build Your Own Pack from Diaspora Co. - starting at $67

An array of sustainability sourced spices cultivated by Indian farmers. I love the smoky, nutty Guntur Sannam Chilies!

For the nieces and nephews:
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Rangoli Mandala Puzzle from Kulture Khazana - $29.99

Perfect for the kiddos in your life! Plus, you're supporting a small business with this cute, cultural gift!

For your fashionable aunties:
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Sarees from Anita Dongre - starting at $270

Clothing and Accessories from Roopa Pemmaraju 

Perfect for your aunties who are always dressed to the nines!

For your practical paati:
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Groceries from Patel Brothers 

With over 50 stores across the nation, this is your one-stop-shop for a plethora of South Asian ingredients, spices, etc.

To adorn your adoring sister:
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Gemma Collection from Hyperbole Accessories - starting at $15

Hoops and Bangles from Shri Krishna Jewelers 

I never leave home with two things: my glasses and my gold hoops. I got my gold hoops that you see on Taste the Nation from Shri Krishna Jewelers!

For the music lover in your life:
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Roopa in Six Yards: A Carnatic Playlist by Roopa Mahadevan - $7

Albums from Brooklyn Raga Massive - $5-15

Here are some tunes I love!

For your lassi-loving brother:
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Lassi from DAH! - starting at $8 

Their lassi and dahi (yogurt) have such a rich velvety mouthfeel and are made real fruit. Mango is my favorite!

For someone who has it all:
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Donate to Shanti Bhavan

Shanti Bhavan is a school have been supporting in Tamil Nadu for years. I can think of no better way to celebrate Diwali than to give the kids there a chance to learn and thrive. 

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