Looking to gift something exciting this Diwali? You can consider these

The Asian Age With Agency Inputs

Technology, Gadgets

Here is a list ranging from exciting smartphones to home appliances.

Fitness bands, earphones and smart power banks, are at the lower end of your budget, while flagship smartphones and gaming consoles are also some other ideas for the affluent.

Diwali, touted as one of the biggest festivals in India, is around the corner and preparations for it have begun in full swing. It is during this time when houses are decorated with colourful rangolis. Millions of light shine on housetops, around temples and even the darkest of alleys. During the festivities, friends and family come together and indulge in family feast and exchange gifts. During this period, Deepavali marks a major shopping period so there are high chances that it can drain out your funds. But the good news is that the customers are presented with a flurry of offers and all you need to do is look around and encash on the right opportunity.

If you are looking for upgraded technology and lower cost, here we are listing some of the products that might work for such buyers. It's definitely better than going to your local grey market and looking for deals.

Here’s a list of how to go about things as you pick up your virtual shopping list.

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi’s latest addition, Mi A1 comes in full-metal body design with dual camera and optical zoom that allows you to click good portrait shots. The smartphone is built around a Snapdragon 625 along with 4GB RAM clubbed with 64GB storage and runs stock Android 7.1 Nougat. This smartphone is available at a price of Rs 14,999 making it one of the most value for money Android smartphone.

Xbox One S

Microsoft has rolled out Xbox One S which delivers a new quality of console games in India. The Xbox One S is a device for a complete gaming and entertainment experience. The Xbox One S 500GB variant is available at Rs 29,990 and the Xbox One S 1TB variant at Rs 34,990. Xbox is also giving a 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold.

Philips SBM 130 1 Channel Speaker

This is an apt gift for all your party animal friends and relatives. It is a product that is both stylish and utilitarian. So go out there and gift this to let your friend’s party hard. The cost of this portable speaker is Rs 2,495/-.

Haier Microwaves

The Haier HIL2001 CSPH and HIL2810EGCF microwaves are two latest introductions. The two microwaves come with a price tag of Rs 14,190 — Haier Microwave Oven HIL2810EGCF and Rs 8,790 — Haier Microwave HIL2001 CSPH.

Panasonic StainMaster Washing Machine

Festivals come with stubborn stains such as curry, rangoli colours and oil stains. What’s best is to get your loved ones a washing machine upgrade.  Available for Rs 21,990, you can help them relax with fun while the machine can take care of the ‘dirty’ chores in the last room. It is programmed to get rid of 23 stains, the most common and persistent stains, including sweat, curry, sauce, oil, lipstick, coffee, oil and wine.

ZOOOK ZB-ROCKER Torpedo Bluetooth Speaker

The ROCKER TORPEDO is an outdoor water-resistant Bluetooth speaker. Packing massive 25W x 2 speakers, the TORPEDO will literally have you asking for an encore! This device comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999.

OnePlus has lately rolled out a flat discount up to Rs 5,000 on OnePlus 3T Soft Gold and Rs 4,000 on OnePlus 3T Gunmetal Grey and up to Rs 4,000 additional off on an exchange. Apart from this, several e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, among others are also offering several discounts on a variety of products over the course of the festival period this year.