There are many festivals which we celebrate in India throughout the year, but Rakhi is one of the most unique festivals which we celebrate for the lovely relationship of being a brother and sister. And, Rakhi without a gift is simply incomplete. In this post, I will give you a list of best Rakhi gifts which you simply can’t ignore.
As a brother myself, I also try to find a unique gift for my sister every year. I am not the only one who searches for a perfect gift, my sister also picks the most suitable gift for me every year. After doing this for many years, I have realized that this is not easy for most of us and we all go through a lot of confusion while selecting rakhi gifts for our sisters or brothers.
Every human being has different hobbies, different likes and different taste in his/her life. Finding the perfect gift for your loving sister or brother according to his/her taste is always full of confusion.
So, this year I was thinking that it will be great if I can share the gift ideas for the upcoming Rakhi festival. Hence, I took a journey back to my memories, researched and discussed with my friends. Finally, I have created a list of handpicked rakhi gifts for sisters and brothers suitable for every age group and interests.
Rakhi Gifts for Sister
If you have ever searched a gift for a girl, then you definitely understand how difficult it is to find a right one because it’s not just another gift, girls get emotionally attached to these small but special moments.
So, let’s find out a special rakhi gift for your sister
1. A Cute Pillow or Cushion
This could be one of the most unusual rakhi gifts for your sister and it is suitable for every age group (only if your sister is not married). You can select the shape and size of the pillow as per the likes and age of your sister. You can make it even more special by getting it customized with a custom pillow/cushion cover. There are various shapes available in the gift shops and on the websites like Amazon and Chumbak online store.
2. Mobile Power Bank
This gift may sound a bit techy, but this is not an ordinary one. We all care about our sisters and we have all the reasons to freak out in case their mobile goes off due to low battery (which is very common with iPhone). Hence, this rakhi gift is going to express your love and as well as your care for your sister. This is one of the most practical rakhi gifts you can give to your sister.
Make sure that you select the right battery bank. Ignore the bulky power banks and pick the most portable one as your sister may need to carry that in her handbag. Also, I recommend you to select one from the renowned brands like – Anker, Intex, or Lenovo etc. Do not go for cheaper options as cheap ones might drain fast just like the phone and sometimes they are not safe either.
3. Trendy Mobile Case
This one is not techy but trendy. Almost every girl likes to use a trendy mobile case these days. If your sister is using an iPhone then you have ample of options available in the market. For the popular Samsung devices, you will get great options in the local store itself. For the other devices, you can search online and in your local store.
First, you just need to understand the choice of your sister. If she is more into trendy clothing or maybe a college student, then you should choose a trendy case with a quote. If she is a simple, sober and homely girl or happily married, then a personalized phone case will be great.
These days, you will get personalized mobile cases even on Amazon and surprisingly, the ratings are pretty good.
Tip – You can personalize the mobile case with a childhood image of your sister which she likes the most. This is certainly not for everyone, but a very unique rakhi gift.
4. Local Salon Membership
Every girl on this planet does her best to look beautiful every single day. And, a salon is one place which every girl visits at-least once a month. Gifting your sister a membership of her favorite salon could be a special rakhi gift of all time.
The option is plain and simple. Head to the salon which your sister prefers for her beauty needs and buy a membership card for her. Most of the salons and spas offer quarterly, half-yearly and yearly packages. You can choose the perfect one as per your budget.
Tip – If you want to make sure that it will suit your sister then you can bring her along while selecting the membership. You are not destroying your surprise if you do this, rather it is better to choose the right option beforehand because after all, it’s about choosing a salon for a girl 🙂
5. Shopping Gift Card
This rakhi gift option is for those who are out of other options because they already gifted most of the items in earlier years of rakhi celebration. This gift will prevent you from the wrong gift guilty. You have a couple of options available for this rakhi gift.
- You can go online and buy Amazon gift card, Flipkart gift card, Chumbak gift card or the website from where you sister shops the most (try asking her smartly).
- Go to the local Archies store and buy a gift card as per your budget. If there is no Archies store nearby, you can ask from the popular gift shop in your town. They might have gift card options available for you.
Rakhi Gifts for Brothers
Just like your brother gets you the best rakhi every year, being a loving sister you should also give him a return gift to make your Rakhi moments even more special. We have listed some of the cool and unique Rakhi Gifts that you can buy online or from the local stores in your area.
1. Wireless Headphones
In 2018, every phone maker is ditching the 3.5mm jack which is essential for wired headphones. So, there is a high chance that your brother is looking for a Bluetooth headphone with great sound quality.
Moreover, who doesn’t like music? I am quite sure that your brother also loves music, so this gift will surely bring a big smile on his face.
Wireless headphones trend is on and you can find them in a good budget online and offline (local gadget store). We are listing some of the best options below.
2. Smart Gadget & Travel Organizer
Before you think that it is only for gadget lovers, let me tell you that it is not. In today’s world, everyone carries a mobile, a data cable, a portable charger, a headphone and maybe a couple of more techy things every day. Managing all of this is not easy, to be honest, it becomes messy sometimes.
Especially during your travel, it is such a mess because there are a lot of other things in your bag to worry about. A gadget and travel organizer can solve this because it can be carried in a normal backpack or a rucksack.
We have found couple of cool organizers to help you out –
3. A Beer Mug
This gift is not for everyone because usually, every brother hides his drinking habit and many guys do not drink at all. With this gift, you are not encouraging your brother to drink alcohol, you are just helping him to keep his love limited to the beer… Haha, jokes apart, we are just trying to make you feel better about this option because hey, we all know that which drink is more harmful.
Moreover, if you can find a customized mug which says something which is funny, it will surely make him laugh every time he enjoys his beer.
Warning – If your brother is married, then you may want to ask his wife first 😉
4. Trendy Messenger Bag
This is most suitable for professional guys. So, if your brother is a college student, then you can opt for a trendy messenger bag or simply skip this option. But, if he is a working professional, then he would love to carry a messenger bag to his office or workplace.
This is a practical rakhi gift and it will not just help your brother carry his things easily, but also professionally. Don’t just pick any other bag, go for a strong and high-quality bag which can last longer.
We have shortlisted some cool, trendy and high-quality options for you –
5. Gym Membership
If your brother is a gym or fitness freak, this could be the most adorable rakhi gift for him. Many guys prefer an economical gym just because the standard gyms are costly. If that is the case, then you can help your brother join a better gym.
You can search for top gyms in your city and gift him the membership of that gym. Every gym has monthly, quarterly or yearly membership plans available.
To make sure that you are selecting the right option for your brother, you can bring him along and let him choose the gym. This is not about spoiling your surprise, it is about giving him the most suitable option which will make him happy and bring him good health.
So, this concludes our list of unique gifts for Raksha Bandhan. We hope that you have found at least one memorable rakhi gift for your sister or brother. We wish you Happy Raksha Bandhan.
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