5 Kanjak Gifts Better Than Plastic Molded Lunch Boxes

Apr 9, 2016 | Festivals

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.

Top 5 Kanjak gifts

Uber cool keychains – Kanjak gift for girls & boys


Take a round of Dilli Haat, INA and you will see kitschy fancy key tags available in all sorts 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 – Indian handicraft Kanjak Gifts


We spotted these on our trip to Mount Abu. These are so beautiful and flaunt-worthy you never want to use them. If you manage to find these in Delhi and gift it on Kanjak you win the “best aunty in the neighborhood” award hands down.
Price: Rs 35  Where: You may find it at Delhi Haat or Janpath

Rajasthan style hand mirrors – Bright and festive Kanjak gifts


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

Tiaras – Every girl child’s favorite Kanjak gift


It’s the flavor of the season. Popular with little girls as well as teenagers, any girl with a 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

Coin purses – Useful Kanjak Gift


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

Also Read: The Difference Between Durga Puja and Navratri Festival in India


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  1. Les Rodrigues

    Nice post – is this part of diwali fest?

  2. Subhashish Mandal

    This is so relevant now and also bringing in the vocal for local impact in the conversation. And such story telling of crafts with each of them

  3. Hansa Kajaria

    These are some good ideas that you have shared. I too prefer to give something different and useful rather den plastic tiffins. .

  4. Amritha Srinath

    These kanjak gifts are so unique and useful. Personally, i love the rajasthani mirror and coin purses. Its better to be vocal for the local by using local produce or aetworks for gifting and utility purposes.

  5. Aritro Chattopadhyay

    Pencil with hand puppets look the most creative. These ideas are much better and sustainable than plastic.

  6. Rahul Prabhakar

    My daughter would absolutely love the bicycle key chain made of spiral wire and coin purse. Wonder why didn’t I think of such cool gifting ideas this kanjak!


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