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Pongal Gift Ideas

There is a strong tradition in South India to greet Pongal with an exchange of gifts. The tradition helps to develop stronger relationships with loved ones and to add more joy to Pongal celebrations. However, dilemma that most people face is to select that perfect Pongal gift. To ease that problem a little here are some awesome Pongal Gift Ideas.

Lord Sun Sculptures

The second day of Pongal, called Surya Pongal is dedicated to Sun God and therefore it is considered extremely auspicious to gift Lord Sun Sculptures on the occasion. Sculptures and wall hangings of Sun God come in various artistic designs and in a variety of materials like brass, white metal and silver.


Traditionally, on the first day of Pongal called Bhogi, people discard unwanted things and re- decorate their house with new and artistic decorative. Getting new vessels in kitchen is also a norm in South India. Wooden handicraft, table decorative, kitchen and household goods are hence considered to be appropriate Pongal Gift.

Fresh Flowers and Good Luck Plants

Flowers are regarded as the most beautiful medium of expressing good wishes and love on any occasion. For special ones, flowers could be accompanied by a cute gift to make a lasting impression. Sending Good Luck Plants is another great Pongal Gift Idea. For a wide and beautiful variety one can browse through Pongal gift shopping site.

Pooja Accessories

Pongal Gifts IdeasPooja Thalis and accessories are the trendiest Pongal gift. Puja Thalis comes with attached accessories like catories, incense sticks stand, diya stand and bell. One can select brass, steel or silver Puja Thalis. Accessories like book stand, bells, idols can also be considered as Pongal gift.

Calendar -Diary

As the festival falls in the beginning of the New Year, Calendar and Diaries are another popular Pongal Gift. One can choose from a wide variety of artistic hanging or tabletop calendars. The range of diaries available in market is immense. Depending on the utility value for the recipient one can choose from slip pads, telephone index diary, organizer or daily record diary. Diaries adorned with gemstone paintings can be considered for the discerning ones.

Toys & Games

Ideal Pongal Gift for little friends would be toys and games. Balls, cricket sets, tennis sets or Games CD, the choice is immense. Stuff toys and animals can be considered for girls and little boys

Sweets and Mithai Hampers

Exchange of gifts is considered a must on every Indian festival, as it is believed that mithais help to sweeten and strengthen relationships. For greater impact the choice of the recipient should be kept in mind before selection of sweets and special emphasis should be given to gift packing. For special ones, sweet box should ideally be accompanied by a thoughtful and memorable gift.

Dry-Fruit Hampers

Trend of gifting dry fruits can never go old in India. These are forever appreciated for their delectable taste and longer shelf life. Dry Fruits boxes and dry fruits hamper come in superb packaging making them an instant favorite. Dry Fruits are preferred over mithais when one has to send a gift at a long distance or where delivery takes a considerable time.

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