Kanjak festival is the popular name of Ashtami/Navami Pujan in north India. Little girls are worshipped as ‘Kanjak‘ avatar of goddess Durga. Along with Prasad of Poori, Halwa and choley these little Kanjaks get money and gifts from family and neighbors. Are you sick of gifting China made plastic molded lunch boxes, pencil boxes and hair clips to your Kanjaks? Try something different this time. Here’s a list of five cute gift items that you can buy under Rs 100/- this Kanjak.
Uber cool keychains
Take a round of Dilli Haat, INA and you will see kitschy fancy keytags available in all sort of funky designs and bright colours. The bicycle key chain made of spiral wire is our favourite gift for kids.
Price: Rs 15-30 Where: Delhi Haat: INA
Pencils with hand made puppets
We spotted these on our trip to Mount Abu. These are so beautiful and flaunt worthy you never want to use it. If you manage to find these in Delhi and gift it on Kanjak you win the “best aunty in the neighbourhood” award hands down.
Price: Rs 35 Where: You may find it at Delhi haat or Janpath
Rajasthan style hand mirrors
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful one of all?? Isn’t that what all girls like? To look at themselves in the mirror all day long. This Kanjak, gift small hand mirrors with beautiful Rajasthani painted frames with mirror work to the little princesses. They will thank you for this.
Price: Rs 75 Where: Dilli Haat, Janak Puri
It’s the flavour of the season. Popular with little girls as well as the teenagers, any girl with tiara on her head is a head turner. Go for it before it goes out of trend.
Price: Rs 75 Where: Cosmetic shops in CP, Sarojini Nagar, Karol Bagh. Also available at Delhi Haat INA
We can’t help but notice these little purses made with faux leather in almost all craft bazaars. From Dilli Haat to Surajkund, they are available in many fancy designs. We love the owl face the most. Quite handy for girls to collect their Kanjak money.
Price: Rs 50 Where: Kissan Haat, Chattarpur