Raksha Bandhan is a festival for siblings, by tying Rakhi, feeding sweets and blessing each other they gesture that they will have each other’s back forever. But no Raksha Bandhan celebration is complete without the exchange of gifts. When brother and sister exchange gifts on Rakhi, it is not just a happy moment but also a message of love, support, care and protection.
Around two weeks before Rakhi, every sister and brother start to wonder what they can do differently this year for their sibling. Mithai, chocolates and food hampers become very repetitive and people think of new ways to bring a smile to their sibling’s faces. This year move on from the ordinary gifts and give them the gift of a lifetime this Raksha Bandhan. Go for personalised merchandise, buy men’s watches online, get them a spa voucher, gift them a fitness band watch or buy them some jewellery – do something that makes them feel extra special.
Nothing says how special your sister is than gifting jewellery does. Almost all women love jewellery and if you know your sister’s taste, chances are you can’t go wrong with this gift. As they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, though that may be a bit much, you can always go for something within your budget. If you have a job and can afford something expensive then splurge a little and get her real gold or silver, depending on her choice. If your sister is still young you can go for fashion accessories like a chunky necklace or statement earrings, which is a more affordable option than real metal but not necessarily cheap. Depending on your budget there will be various options available – rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, fashion jewellery etc.
One thing that girls love is a nice designer handbag. This gift can only bring smiles on faces and will remind them of you, each time they use the bag. Bags are of various types – totes, satchel, backpacks, clutches and more. If you are not sure which one your sister would love, go and check out her social media account to see the kind of bags she carries. Again, this option gives you a wide budget range from high-end designer bags such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton to medium-end designers like Coach and Michael Kors to not super expensive options at Zara, Accessorize, Aldo, Lavie and more.
If your sister enjoys a good looking home and is fond of decorating it, getting her something for the house would be a great option. These days people are into plants, wooden platters, table mats, good bed linen and even crockery sets. Many upcoming home-grown brands have quirky or elegant pieces (depending on the brand) with a variety of cake trays, cheese platters, dip platters, wine decanters, cocktail sets and more – these can be extremely different from the usual mug set that you probably thought was meant by household gifts.
This gift is ideal for both men and women. If your brother or sister is into fitness no better way to support them in their journey than by giving them fitness band watches from Timex – either the Timex Fit Smart Unisex Watch or iConnect by Timex. These are reasonable, durable and offer all the functionalities one requires. You can buy men’s watches online as well as women’s watches online from the Timex collection on their website. They have a watch for every occasion – formal watches, analog watches, digital watches, fitness band watches, casual watches and more. A watch is symbolic of all the time spent together and also symbolizes all the good times yet to spend together.
Getting something personalised for your sister and yourself – matching night suits, coffee mugs that have a memorable picture of you both or even a personalised notepad is something very special. It means you didn’t just pull it off the rack but took the time and effort to have it detailed with a special memory or words or even just their initials.
Get them a gift voucher for their favourite shopping place or a spa or a day at the parlour. A voucher is something that signifies that you wanted to get them what they like but would rather have them choose that something of their choice. This is a great way to play it safe and not give them what they already have. Also, a parlour or spa voucher is a great way to give your sibling the day off so they can unwind and relax, away from the daily routine.