Diwali 2016: Gifts for the special woman in your life

These unique gifts will make her marvel at the things technology can do and perhaps even motivate her to create some gadgets of her own.

By Anusha Sinha

This festive season, we will help you impress your daughter, girlfriend, mother or sister with a range of gifts that will light up her world (Yes, the list includes a lamp). These unique gifts will make her marvel at the things technology can do and perhaps even motivate her to create some gadgets of her own.

Course on the science of gastronomy: Learn the science behind the dosa (Free)

There’s a great chance your mother has spent hours dedicated to providing your family healthy, delicious food. Now, she can even look at the science behind the food that she cooks. You can go through this online course on the science of gastronomy by Harvard University with her. During each week of the course, she will first watch chefs reveal the secrets behind their most famous culinary creations and then understand the phenomenon behind them in a simplified way.

Cards Against Humanity: For the rude (Rs 2,699)

This game is about being as offensively hilarious as possible. Hugely popular across the world, the game essentially asks the players to pick cards to be as rude as possible. One player gets to judge who wins. This is a refreshing, offline game to play in today’s day and age, though it does not bring out the best in the players.

Dungeons & Dragons: For the adventurer in her (Rs 4,184)

A classic tabletop RPG, Dungeons & Dragons is a required staple for game nights. The players of the game create their very own characters and embark on epic adventures, guided by the Dungeon Master and a few dice. This can be the ideal game to play with your entire family for some quality time together.

Raspberry Pi Kit: A mini computer that you can modify (Rs 3,899)

The Raspberry Pi Kit will allow your loved one to build her very own computer to function as a torrent machine, a IoT hub or anything else she can think of. Gift this to her and encourage her to be innovative!

Headphones: Just a really good pair of headphones (Rs 1,999)

Gift her this pair of headphones which will enhance her music-listening experience and take it to another level. This pair is bulky but comfortable and is also compact when folded up, making it the perfect travel companion.

Smart Pendant: Shiny futuristic locator device (Rs 2,499)

This stylish pendant also serves as a tracker and allows the wearer to keep in touch with their family at all times. It can be used to send the location of the wearer to concerned loved ones and it even has a provision for taking selfies. (If there weren’t already enough reasons for buying this)

Moov Now: Wearable gym trainer (Rs 3,490)

This fitness tracker not only measures but also coaches you. It has more than twelve scientific guided workouts. It has sport specific metrics as well and comes with two different sizes of bands. The band also allows you to connect to and compete with your friends.

Projector: For a sky full of stars (Rs 2,257)


This projector will turn any room into a galaxy by projecting stars on the ceiling and walls. There is a colourful mode for when you are in a party mood and one with just white light. The latter will transform your room, making your bed the perfect place to do some stargazing.

Hard Drive: So she never runs out of storage (Rs 4,398)

Give her some reliable storage for her movie, book and game collections with this 1TB hard drive that also comes with 200GB of cloud storage and mobile device backup. All her photos will remain properly organised as the companion desktop app will allow her to backup even the ones she has shared on Facebook. 200GB of free OneDrive storage for two years is included with the Backup Plus device, so her documents will also remain easily available.

Lean In: To build a brilliant career (Rs 389)

This book is a must-read for any woman who wants to build a glorious career for herself. Filled with practical tips and personal experiences, Lean In provides some valuable advice on finding a balance between professional and personal lives. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, brightens her book with hilarious accounts of what it means to be a career-loving parent.

Thing Explainer: Cartoons which will make you smarter (Rs 450)

This delightful book by Randall Munroe, the artist and author, explains complicated concepts in science and technology using only the simplest words. The book was so well received that comics from the book were included in high-school level physics, chemistry and biology textbooks.

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