Wooden House Fairy Lights
Giving Chinese products a run for their money are these wooden house fairy lights with LED bulbs by thesilvermist.com. The brainchild of two Mumbai-based youngsters — 23-year-old Akshay Jaitpal and 20-year-old Pooja Nagarkar — this gifting site is just a few months old. “We started the site in January and added this product in August. Till now, we have sold almost 1,000 pieces. These are made of veneer wood and can be cleaned with a cloth. Besides Diwali, these can be used as home décor and for parties,” says Jaitpal. The lights are long enough to hung over a window easily.
As his grandfather owns a saw mill, Jaitpal specialises in gifts made of wood. “Initially, we thought of making it a corporate gifting site, but after studying the market, we decided to make it more personalised and unique,” he states. Browse through the site and you will find wooden cards, jewellery boxes, personalised candle holders, frames, coasters and even photos engraved on wood. TheSilvermist products can’t be found be in any brick-and-mortar store but are available online and are marketed on Instagram as well. As Jaitpal is a developer, the site has been designed and developed by him. Price: Rs 300 onwards