Be it an event celebrating the union of two people, an addition to the family in the form of a new born, a baat pakki or engagement, or even the widely celebrated Valentine’s Day, gift boxes, carefully crafted and customised according to personal style and taste, are becoming increasingly popular on this side of the globe. In different shapes, designs and sizes, these ‘celebration boxes’ are increasingly replacing the conventional mithai kay dabbay that have been used in our society.
Gold, which symbolises wealth and good health, is the perfect colour to begin a new relationship with.
Sweet child of mine:
Whether it is a boy, or a girl, a newborn is always a star in the parents’ eyes.
You can never go wrong with black and this little box is elegant and classy.
What are little girls made of? They’re made of ribbons and butterfly kisses and a heap of giggles and wiggles.
Raise a glass:
Creativity in gifts always pays off; not only can the goblet be used later, the gift will also be remembered by your friends and family for a long time.
Shaadi shenanigans: Jamawar and gold mbroidery somehow creep in to everything, and what is a Pakistani shaadi without them anyway.
Old is gold:
Taking inspiration from your nani’s jewellery box will never backfire.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2012.