A New Year is on the horizon. We have almost reached the finishing line of this year marred by a pandemic .
Although it is risky to throw or attend parties to bid adieu to 2020, we can surely give our loved ones some gifts to show gratitude and courage and greet the upcoming 2021.
Gift buying can be tough, and getting the right gift can be tougher, especially during this trying time of pandemic.
If you need help in finding the perfect gift for New Year, The Business Standard has got your back.
We have rounded up some online stores from where you can buy unique gifts with a personal touch to show your loved ones how much they mean to you.
You can also send the gifts to their doorsteps through home delivery.
Your friends or your family members will love your gift best if it is simple and reflects a part of you.
Here is a list of 10 gifts you can buy online for New Year:
Customised mugs or flasks
Place to find: BD Mugs
Price: Tk49 to Tk1,190
Let your loved ones start their new year's day with a refreshing sip of coffee or tea in a brand new customised mug or flask.
Though there are many online stores who sell customised mugs and flasks, BD Mugs is most popular for their quality, product variety and reasonable price range.
There is a huge collection of pre-designed items from which you can choose your favourite ones for your favourite people.
You can also customise the products with photos, quotes or messages to show how special they are.
The mugs cost between Tk222 and Tk450. Customised mugs cost Tk350. The flasks cost between Tk49 and Tk1,190.
Place to find: Zest Candle Co.
Wish your close ones a fragrant new year with scented candles from Zest Candle Co.
This page has a luxury line of delicately scented candles and they are heavily recommended for maintaining uniqueness and premium quality.
The hazy, smooth, bright, dark, hot and icy scents of their candles not only help to calm your mind but also give a feeling of a wonderful environment.
All of their candles cost Tk1,250 per piece but right now they are offering a 28 percent discount on all of their products as a year end sale, which means you can get the candles for Tk900 only.
Mason jar lamps
Place to find: Florus Aurum
Price: Tk595 to Tk2,500
Light up your loved one's life with a beautiful mason jar lamp. You can find a huge collection of beautiful mason jar lamps at Florus Aurum.
The lamps, which come in different shapes, designs, colours and themes, cost between Tk595 and Tk1,000.
They have some special bundle packs which cost between Tk2,100 and Tk2,500. Right now, they are having a 15 percent discount on some of their products.
Place to find: Bookworm
Price: Tk150 to Tk7,000
Perhaps one of the best gifts to give someone is a book.
Bookworm is one of the leading English bookstores of Dhaka which has been running since 1994. It has withstood the test of time with its loyal clientele and diverse collection.
And as they now also operate online, they are popular among netizens too.
They have a large collection which comes with different price ranges. The minimum price of their books starts from Tk150 and available books upto Tk7,000.
Currently, it is offering 15-60 percent discount on different books. And, gift vouchers are also available from Tk1,000 so that one can get the best books as per their choices.
You can find all kinds of latest, classic, as well as old books here which can be wonderful gifts for New Year.
Place to find: Keepsake
Price: Tk295 to Tk4,00,000
If you want to give something a little expensive, you should definitely check out the page Keepsake. They have a huge collection of decorative pieces.
From chandeliers to chess sets to pens; every piece from this store has a one of a kind look which can become a wonderful gift.
If you look at them, you would understand why they are worth the price.
Their beautiful chandeliers with vibrant colours and unique designs are things everyone would want to have in their home. They cost between Tk295 and Tk4,00,000.
Bags and jewellery
Place to find: Prokritee
Price: Tk100 to 1,800
Want to give a pretty bag or a little trinket as a news year's gift? Then Prokritee is the store you must visit online.
They have a wonderful collection of jute handicrafts and bags. Their jewellery and jewellery boxes are unique and perfect representations of our country's culture.
Prokritee is a fair trade organisation so when you buy from them, you are not only sending love to your dear ones, you are also buying them at a fair price and helping many underrated artists.
The price of their jewellery starts from Tk100 and available within Tk450 range. Their classy yet comfortable bags' price range is Tk375 to Tk1,800.
Sunglasses and phone covers
Place to find: Biskut Factory
Price: Tk600 to Tk3,000
If you want to buy absolutely different gifts in eye popping colours, then Biskut Factory is the right online store for you.
They have the most unique collection of sunglasses and phone covers.
You can also customise your phone covers and add a personal touch.
Biskut Factory tells a story of life, love, peace and people with each of their products.
Their hand-painted sunglasses and phone covers are not only trendy and fashionable but also long-lasting. The colours do not fade away easily.
The sunglasses cost between Tk600 and Tk1,000 and the phone covers cost between Tk1,500 and Tk3,000.
Place to find: Bashonwala
Price: Tk1,200 to Tk7,500
Looking for the perfect gift for a married couple? Bashonwala has the solution. They have a huge range of remarkable ceramic tableware.
The dinner sets cost between Tk3,800 and Tk7,500. They also have some funky and thematic dinnerware which can be perfect for your trendy friends.
Their Batman and Superman-themed sets can be a wonderful gift for any youngster. The thematic plate, bowl and mug sets cost Tk1,200.
Place to find: Toy World Bangladesh
Price: Tk540 to Tk17,000
We cannot forget children when it comes to giving gifts. And what can be better than a Hot Wheels car, Lego set or a Barbie doll as gifts for the youngest members of the family?
Toy World Bangladesh has a very rich collection of toys.
It has 30 to 40 different kinds of Barbie play sets, which cost between Tk650 and Tk17,000.
The Hot Wheels cars and sets cost between Tk540 and Tk11,830. Their Lego sets cost between Tk1,250 and Tk14,300.
Planners and notebooks
Place to find: DIYer
Price: Tk100 to Tk620
Make your loved one's life more organised with customised and handmade planners and notebooks.
They have unique hand-painted designs on them and look simply adorable.
You can put names, photos and quotes of your preference on the covers as well as on the pages.
They have both hardcover and paperback notebooks. A5 hardcover with designed pages cost Tk620 and A5 hardcover with blank pages costTk 480.
You can add pictures and texts with an extra charge of Tk100.