13 quirky gifts inspired by the humble auto-rickshaw

The humble auto-rickshaw has inspired several artisans and designers to create beautiful products - from vintage to kitschy. We've curated everything that's out there and showcase the best dozen or so ideas in this post.

The humble auto-rickshaw has inspired several artisans and designers to create beautiful products – from vintage to kitschy. We’ve curated everything that’s out there and showcase the best dozen or so ideas in this post.

1. DIY Paper Toys by Skygoodies

SkyGoodies is one of our favourite shops on Engrave. Run by Mumbai-based designer, Misha Gudibanda, they sell ‘delicious paper products.’ We’ve bought and made both their autorickshaw-inspired DIY kits. You should do that too.

What’s the Damage: Rs.99

Where to Buy: DIY Auto Rickshaw – PINK – Engrave | DIY Auto Rickshaw – GREEN – Engrave

2. Ceramic Decorative Model by Kuprkabi

This gorgeous piece designed by Kuprkabi, one of Mumbai’s best ceramic design studios, got featured in the movie Wake Up Sid. We’ve picked up one lot of these miniatures and are retailing it at Engrave. Won’t be long before they’re sold out.

What’s the Damage: Rs.1200

Where to Buy: Mumbaiwala Autorickshaw – Engrave | Dilliwala Autorickshaw – Engrave

3. Solid Brass Decorative Auto by Anand Prakash

If you’re one for vintage, then you absolutely must have this in your collection.

What’s the Damage: Rs.6500

Where to Buy: Anand Prakash

4. Meter Down Photo Frame by Engrave

This is the perfect environment for pictures that remind you of “the most fun you have ever had”. Seriously, this one comes with a “No glum faces allowed” disclaimer.

What’s the Damage: Rs.600

Where to Buy: Engrave

5. Redbug DIY Fridge Magnet Set

A fun activity kit where you need to paint the charming terra-cotta auto-rickshaw magnet piece.

What’s the Damage: Rs.200

Where to Buy: Flipkart

6. Angry Autos Shot Glass by Happily Unmarried

The Happily Unmarried team give yet another quirky spin to the auto-rickshaw with the Angry Auto line-up of products. We quite like the idea of an auto ride after a few shots of vodka.

What’s the Damage: Rs.299 for a set of 2 shot glasses

Where to Buy: Happily Unmarried

7. Auto-rickshaw Coasters by Purple Soul

These coasters by Purple Soul make for great ice-breakers at parties.

What’s the Damage: Rs.500 for the coaster set

Where to Buy: Purple Soul

8. Phone Cases by DailyObjects

The good news is that they’ve got these funky designs for all the popular smartphone models.

What’s the Damage: Rs.599 onwards

Where to Buy: DailyObjects

9. Cushion Covers by The Elephant Company

Perhaps the perfect accessory for those looking to relax after a rocky rickshaw ride.

What’s the Damage: Rs.695

Where to Buy: The Elephant Company

10. Fancy Auto Fun Tie by IndiaCircus

Designed by Krsna Mehta, this tie’s already sold out.

What’s the Damage: Rs.699

Where to Buy: IndiaCircus

11. Tees by I Am AAM

What’s the Damage: Rs.450

Where to Buy: Men’s T-Shirt – eBay | Women’s T-Shirt – eBay

12. Kurtis by AMARI

The biggest surprise on this list are the autorickshaw kurtis by AMARI.

What’s the Damage: Rs.450-750

Where to Buy: Meter Rate Auto Prints Kurti – Snapdeal | Alluring Auto Print Kurti – Fashionara

13. Art Print by MoochChaap

What’s the Damage: Rs.1400

Where to Buy: MoochChaap on Engrave

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Think we missed out on any products? Do let us know in the comments section.

Vinita Daga

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