Raksha Bandhan, one of the most awaited festivals, which promotes sibling love, is round the corner. All the markets, small shops and malls are flooded with a wide variety of rakhis for this festival. From plain thread and simple rakhis with beads to elaborate ones, there is a wide choices. At the same time, markets are also flooded with gifts that one can buy for sisters.

The name Raksha Bandhan means a bond of protection, in which brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harm and troubles and the sisters pray to God to protect their brothers from all evil. The festival falls on Shravan Purnima, which comes generally in the month of August. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on their brothers’ wrist and the brothers give a token gift along with the promise to protect.

For this festival, sisters throng the shops to buy the most appropriate rakhi while brothers scour shops for the right gift a tough question that bothers all brothers before the festival. Here are a few ideas that would make gift-hunting a bit easier for the brothers and which can help make the sister’s day memorable.

All that glitters

Jewellery is one gift that never fails to bring cheer to any woman. Be it neck pieces, rings or earrings, these can the best option to choose. If one&’s pocket allows it, one can opt for gold or diamonds too. One could find many jewellery designers like Popley Eternal, who are offering only rakhi-specific jewellery. Similarly, CaratLane.com imbibes the rakhi theme and offers unique gifting options from a brother to his sister in the form of earrings, bracelets, bangles and rings.

Home appliances

Gone are the days when sisters were happy with chocolates, soft toys or greeting cards. These were popular pick-ups, probably a decade ago. Today, people put effort to give a personalised gift that is not only unique but also useful. While perfumes, bags and jewellery have become cliché, gifting home utility products is slowly gaining pace. Gifting electronics such as microwave, induction stove and others too has remained a popular trend; these days, people no more depend on an occasion to buy such products. However, when it comes to gifting home utility products, the idea is still quite innovative and considerate. Therefore, Bonita household product likes microwave-safe stainless steel bowls, ironing boards, clothes drying stands, ironing and drying accessories like silicone pad are gaining popularity.

Website to help

If one is still confused about the gifts one is looking for, help is around in the form of IndianGiftsPortal (IGP.com), one of the largest multi-category gifting player offering more than 80,000 gift options. This online gifts store reduces the stress of rakhi-shoppers by offering an expansive array of rakhi-special products. One can also go for Eurasia, which has specially designed gift packs with a great offer for Raksha Bandhan, like dried fruits, including apple rings, pineapples, kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, black currant, raisins and prunes.

Fete her

Without food any occasion is incomplete, therefore, many eateries in the Capital leave no opportunity to invite their patrons with attractive offers. Therefore, take your sister to her favourite restaurant, where she can dine on her favourite cuisine. The day will be one she will remember all her life.