Welcoming guests wholeheartedly, keeping them happy and showering them with gifts is a common sentiment in any Indian wedding, irrespective of class, caste or region. The gifts and favors for every function are carefully picked out and packaged stylishly. The mehndi is a colorful and lively function with lots of ladies and children attending it. Therefore the gifts or favors for the mehndi function are directed more towards ladies.
The gifts for mehndi can be as small as a bunch of bangles to something like a pure silk saree. Cute pouches filled with goodies like bangles, bindis, kajal, studded mirrors are ideal gifts as these are used by ladies in all age groups. You can also opt for a set of jewelry or individual pieces of jewelry like a chic bracelets, anklets and earrings. The latest trends in Indian favors seem to be pure Indian textiles and fabrics like bandhini and lehriya dupattas, Ikat print sarees, banarasi brocade and pashmina shawls. Apart from jewelry, you can also give a pack of scented candles or fragrant incense sets, which are commonly used in every Indian household for prayers. A set of colorful and fragrant tea lights or personalized jar candles also are a good option.