It is that time of the year again, when brothers and sisters rack their brains over innovative ideas to give the best possible gift to our loving sibling! Raksha Bandhan is here! Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon of the holy month of Shravan and celebrates the bond of brothers and sisters. Rakhi 2017 date is August 7 according to the Hindu calendar. The main aim of this festival is to commemorate the love and duty of brothers and sisters, and the festival is often deemed incomplete without Rakhi gifts. The festival of Raksha Bandhan begins with the sister tying a decorative string called Rakhi. The brother sister bond is made stronger as traditionally the brothers take an oath to protect and be there for their sister and with the changing times, sisters have also started promising to take care of the brothers. Raksha Bandhan 2017 Date: Know Muhurat & Auspicious Time To Tie ‘Rakhi’

While there are a lot of beautiful moments that are captured in the celebration of Raksha Bandhan, the best and probably the most difficult part of the Indian festival has to be the exchange of gift. While we all love receiving gifts, it becomes extremely difficult to actually the thing of innovative gifting ideas to give our brothers and sisters. It is in times like these that the internet always proves to be a blessing and that is what we aim to do here. While the clichéd cards and books are always a good option, there are various new things that you can plan for this Raksha Bandhan. Here is your Raksha Bandhan gifting ideas to celebrate the brother-sister relationship! Raksha Bandhan 2017: History, Significance, Myths of The Festival That Celebrates Brother-Sister Relationship

Chocolates

chocolates

While chocolates seem like the most cliched of gifts, it is often fool proof. Every Raksha Bandhan often begins with the age of Cadbury ad that reminds us to give the perfect gift pack of assorted chocolates. However, there are millions of better options available in the baking industry in India explores new ways of making chocolates and chocolate based gifts. From unique flavours like caramel, liquors and white chocolate to beautifully crafted chocolate bouquets and flower as well as cartoon shaped chocolates, the options are endless, and since most normal people love the heavenly desert, it is easily one of the best gifting options.

Smart Watches

smart watches

This slightly expensive gifting option is perfect for your brothers and sisters. Whether they are fitness freaks or just about anyone, who would enjoy a multi tasking watch. Gone are the days when a pretty looking watch was all people looked for, from fitbits that are especially meant to keep a check on the calories intake as well as work out routines and calories burned, to the touch based smart watches that look professional and serve multiple purposes, smart watches will be the most useful accessory that can make life a lot easier.

Customised Gifts

gifts

From the old school mugs and show pieces that capture all the fun moments between you and your sister/brother to the latest addition of miniature 3d models and personalised quilts, the options in personalised gifting options are vast. The best things about these gifts will be the personal touch that always leaves a mark. Customised gifts are never out of trend and there are all the more accessible with easy online access and option to directly get these products delivered. So much for easy gifting ideas!

Gift Bags

gift bags

Gifting bags are easily the most useful ideas that will come in handy whether it is a girl or a boy. From grooming kits that are available at Bodyshop, Beardo and other famous brands to a personally handpicked bag full of necessary goodies, gifting bags will always be a nice way of giving people things that are necessary. Personalised Gift bags are a lot of work, but it is a beautiful way of showing all the efforts you put in to make your brothers or sisters happy!

Experiences

experiences

While we all enjoy a lovely little gift, there is something about spending quality time that is much more values. Experiences are some of the best gifts that you can give anyone, and this Raksha Bandhan may be a good time actually to make some new memories with your brother or sister. From hanging out at some nice cafe and having delicious food to actually going for a movie or amusement parks, the list is endless. Another expensive but clearly worth every rupee is getting a vacation plan for your sister, and you can actually have an awesome time together!

Raksha Bandhan is a Sanskrit word that translates to “the tie or knot of protection,” and the festival is especially important in the northern states of India. Raksha Bandhan holds a lot of significance in the Indian subcontinent, and as we get together to celebrate this beautiful day and the bond of brothers and sisters, we hope that these gifting ideas come in handy for Raksha Bandhan 2017 celebrations!