India has numerous festivals. One of them is Janmashtami. It is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. This year, it will be celebrated on 5th of September. Many events are organized throughout the country in almost every temple in the form of plays and worships. Markets are very crowded as people are buying decorative items and other important stuff. Some people also exchange gifts with their loved ones. If you want to do the same, you need to come up with the best Janmashtami gift ideas to make everyone happy. A good gift is related to the occasion and is somehow connected to the person you are giving it to. Finding such a thing can be extremely difficult to find. To help you out, some usual and unusual gift suggestions are given below. Take a look at all of them and decide which one should be given to whom. And hurry up, there is not much time left.
1. Janmashtami defender case for iPad Air: This is a back cover for the latest Apple iPad Air. It has a very clear picture of Lord Krishna on it. The built is very strong as it is primarily made to protect the device from any damage. It can handle a fall from a normal height. It will also protect the back of the device from any scratches. You can buy it from Amazon. It is reasonably priced and suitable for anyone who has an iPad Air.
2. Janmashtami gift cards: You can find amazing gift cards at Amazon especially for the occasion of Janmashtami. You can spend ten rupees to ten thousand rupees on it. This card can be given to anyone and then that person will be able to shop on Amazon for that amount of money. It would be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can select from several different card designs and different Indian languages. The card will be valid for all the products available on Amazon.
3. Janmashtami complete puja set: It is a kit that contains everything you need for worshipping on the day of this festival. You can just take this kit to the temple and you will not have to buy anything else. It can also be used at your home. Everything in this kit is of high quality and is neatly packed in a plastic bag. The ingredients can be easily taken out and packed again if needed. It is ideal for elders who have to buy all these things separately.
4. Lord Krishna’s wall tapestry: Decorating home with religious items is a hobby of almost every person in the country. Hence, a wall tapestry of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha is a great choice. You can get it in different sizes, colors and prices at Amazon. You should select these things according to the person you are gifting it to. Make sure it matches the color of the walls and consider other such things before placing the order.
5. Lord Krishna’s Idol: There can never be enough idols in the worship area of an Indian home. This makes gifting an idol one of the best Janmashtami gifts. These idols come in many sizes, materials, colors, etc. You can select the one that suits your budget and the style of the person you are gifting it to. These idols are easily available in any corner of the country. You can find one at a reasonable price on Amazon, if you are unable to find it anywhere else.
6. Books related to Lord Krishna: There are hundreds of books that describe Lord Krishna and his life in great detail. A true follower can never have enough of this information. So gifting a good book to such person always turns out to be great. But you should make sure that you select a book that they do not already have bought or read. Finding such a book should not be difficult. These religious book shops are situated near almost every popular temple. You can otherwise buy them online at Amazon.
7. Shrimad BhagawadGita: This is a holy book that describes the greatest events of Lord Krishna’s life. During a war, he gave the knowledge of truth to his greatest follower. Everything written in it is said to be the words of the Lord. This book has a great importance in Hindu religion. So there is a great chance that the person you are thinking of gifting it to may already have it. In that case, you can find a unique edition, like the one made for traveling.
8. Lord Krishna’s jewelry: Indian markets are full of pendants, wrist bands and lockets that are linked to Lord Krishna or other Gods and Goddesses. It will be a hit if you are gifting them to any elder female. You can select from gold, silver or artificial jewelry, based on your budget. If you are unable to find something good in the local market, you can shop online too. You can even have a custom piece made.
9. Movies or video games: Majority of the young generation is not connected to the culture and religious beliefs of India. If you are trying to find a gift for teenagers or kids, you can gift them movies or video games based on the life of Lord Krishna. This will help them know more about the Lord in a fun way. The traditional ways, like religious songs and books, are not very effective for this generation. There are many latest movies based on these events that might interest them.
10. Printed clothes of Lord Krishna: You can very easily find clothes with prints of Lord Krishna for people of both genders and all ages. There are western wears and also ethnic clothes with such prints. This means that, this gift is suitable for almost everyone. Good quality clothes with such prints are available online as well as in local stores.