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The Festive Edit – Your book-buying and Diwali gifting guide

This Festive Edit is your book-buying and Diwali book gifting guide for varied age-groups. The books and products here all have a mythological theme to them. Some are specifically linked to Diwali and related celebrations. So, here goes! 

Infants and Toddlers

Look for lovely picture books, preferably board books with a touch and feel element.  They make for great Diwali gifts, that will be cherished over time! This versions by T4 Tales, Kahani Purani- The Ramayana retold in Hindi for toddlers, is just fantastic!

3-9 years 

Picture books that narrate the stories of Diwali in an easy relatable manner are best for Diwali book gifting. Also, there are a few flashcards that really resonate with this group. Look at Saffron Stories, especially, the Gods and Goddesses flashcards. You can also explore flashcards from Mihira- The Modern Gurukul. Of course, one of the best books you could gift has to do with the story of Ramayana. you may want to explore this fantastic version: Celebrate Diwali with Ramayana.


Tweens (9 onwards)

How about some enticing mythological stories that enthral these young minds? Or, colouring books that focus on mythological themes?

Teens and Adults

Adult colouring books that adhere to the themes of mythology seem to be a good gifting idea for Diwali. Pack in some lovely colouring pens and you’ve got a hamper on hand! Why not experiment with some retellings of mythological stories? There are some wonderful books in this genre, and looking at mythology from a completely different viewpoint can indeed become a very enlightening experience!

The festive season is here…and nothing beats gifting a book to young minds. With the Festive Edit we’ve got you covered for Diwali book gifting!

Dhanishta Shah

Dhanishta is a Counselling Psychologist and a freelance writer. She is the Founder of Bookedforlife.