Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is a true Indian festival that celebrates the bond between brother and sister. Rakhi festival portrays the picture of Indian festivals, strong relationships, respect towards relationships. In all we can say that raksha bandhan festival brings out the true colors of rich ich cultural heritage and traditional picture of India.
If you are an Indian then you must have seen that with time the style of celebration and rakhi gifts have become bit contemporary but the way to celebrate it and other associated rituals are still the same.
All of us know that India is a multi-cultural and multi-ligual state and so the Rakhi festival is known by different names. Rakhi Purnima , Nariyal Purnima, Shravana Purnima, Avani Avittam, Balev are few other names by which rakhi is known as.
So now the rakhi 2011 is approaching and you must be thinking of best rakhi gift ideas for your sister and brother. Here we have complied a list of the best rakhi gift ideas that you can use to celebrate this occasion.
Best Rakhi Gift Ideas
Set of Wrist Watches
Set of wrist watches can be the best rakhi gift idea as both brother and sister can buy the almost identical watches and wear these on wrist. Buy the most fashionable set of wrist watches and stay fashionable. Seiko, Rolex, TAG Heur, Times, Casio are few major brands having the set of wrist watches and you can buy these online from online shopping stores like Fossil, eBay, Amazon, Walmart etc. But if you do not want to go for such high brands then also no problem as market is full of local and some very affordable branded watches. Go out in the market and look for these.
Perfumes can be another the best rakhi gift idea as this ideas is one of the affordable rakhi ideas.
Another one of the best rakhi gift ideas that you can present to your brother or sister is the Gift Voucher. Almost all the leading retailers today give gift voucher. So you can buy one gift voucher and present to your sister on this rakhi so that she can do shopping as per her choice. You can even go with the Super Voucher that can be exchanged with gift card from any retailer. Amazon has wide range of gift voucher. Go to their website and shop for the same.
This rakhi gift ideas again go for both brother and sister. Kurta or fashionable clothes for brother, suit, saree or designer wear for sister. Or what you can do is after celebrating the occasion both brother and sister can go out for shopping. If your brother or sister is married then you must buy clothes for his or her spouse as well.
Mouth Watering Chocolates
Now if your brother or sister are younger than you then you which can be a better rakhi gift than the mouth watering chocolates. During the festival days you will find many kinds of chocolate gift packs with which you can celebrate this festival. Give more creativity to the chocolates by converting it to a chocolate gift hamper. Add chocolates of your choice, with candies and bright glittery sparkles and put all in basket to convert it into a gift basket. Also the diet free chocolates are available in the market.
Make rakhi festival more special with sparkling jewelry. Not only for girls but the sparkling jewelry now a days is also available for boys but make sure that it should not look girlish. You can present your sister set of earrings, stone studded necklace, bangles, pendants, bracelet or rings. Brother can be given nice bracelet, ring or wrist watch that is counted in male jewelry only.
Spa and Personal Care Voucher
In this hectic life we do not have much time for ourself so make this day a very relaxing day for your brother or sister by gifting them the Spa or personal care gift voucher. This is one of the best rakhi gift ideas. You can buy hair care hampers, manicure and padicure hampers, body spa etc. Also depending upon the need you can give your sister a gift of hair straightening and spa.
Handbags and Wallets
List of bags for girls is too long like you can buy buckets, hobos, totes & satchels, shoulder bag, shopping bag, clutches, evening and occasion bags etc. But bags can be one of the best rakhi gift ideas for your sister. Coach, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton are few of the popular bag brands.
And if you are thinking to present your brother rakhi gift then you can buy a branded wallet that he will always keep with him.
Crockery can be the best rakhi gift idea for your married sister. You can for sure impress your sister with the best crockery. Denby, Corelle, Paula Deen, Godinger, Le Creuset, Oneida, Lennox, Wusthof, Mikasa are some of the best crockery brands. You can look for Martini Glasses, complete dinner set, bowls, cooking utensils, flatware sets, saucers, storage cases etc.