It’s that time of the year again. Every Indian brother is either terrified looking at the small size of his wallet right now or scratching his head for gift ideas. Raksha Bandhan 2017 falls on August 7 which means brothers only have a few days to look for that perfect present for their beloved sisters. For the uninitiated, Raksha Bandhan is one of the Indian festivals that keep its spirit alive. It is the day when Indian sisters tie a traditional thread called “rakhi” on the wrists of their brothers who in turn promise to protect their sisters forever. But that’s not it! Brothers are also expected to gift their sisters with something impressive on this auspicious day. While there are a host of clichéd gifts available online and in markets, none of them may be ideal for sisters who like to travel. So, if you have a sister who loves travelling, you may want to consider the following Raksha Bandhan gifts that are ideal for sisters who travel. Also Read - Delhi: Man Dies After Chinese Kite String Slits His Throat


Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas - Backpack

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas – Backpack

What better gift than a nice, sturdy backpack that helps your sister pack all that she needs while taking a trip? Also, it will be her best companion while trekking. No matter what kind of traveler your sister is, she will need a backpack at some point or another. You can choose the size depending upon the average duration of your sister’s trips. Also Read - Aishwarya Rai's 'Family Time' With The Bachchan Brigade Will Make You Instantly Crave For Same This Weekend!

Silk sleep eye mask

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas - Eye Mask

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas – Eye Mask

We all know how difficult it can be to sleep on a flight or a bus. A nice sleep mask can come in handy especially during long flights. Women are usually very particular about the fabric of anything that they use. So, make sure you find a nice, silky eye mask that will help your sister sleep during her journeys. Also Read - 'No One Else Could Have Done it,' PM Modi's Pakistani Rakhi Sister Hails Triple Talaq Ban

Winter Jacket

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas - Jacket

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas – Jacket

Be it the snow-clad peaks of Nepal or the wonderful dreamy streets of Western Europe, several places worth visiting often get quite cold. A good-looking and effective winter jacket is a life-saver on such trips. Also, if your sister chooses to backpack across some fine Indian destinations, the jacket will turn out to be her best friend.

Interchangeable T-strap sandals

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas - Sandals

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas – Sandals

Carrying shoes or sandals while taking a trip can be a pain. And when it comes to women, no number of shoes is enough. So, interchangeable T-strap sandals are a great idea for women who travel. They are easy to carry and your sister can change her pair of sandals even daily if she likes. It’s a new look every day!

A two-way ticket to her favorite destination

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas - Tickets to Travel

Raksha Bandhan 2017 gift ideas – Tickets to Travel

Saving the best for last, there is nothing more delightful than a free trip! Just find out when your sister is free and book two-way tickets to her favorite destination or one from her bucket list. She can take care of other expenses (like accommodation and food) herself but she will be thrilled to know that the biggest cost component of her trip has already been taken care of.

So, for Raksha Bandhan 2017, think out of the box. Ditch the cliched presents and encourage your sister to travel more with these wonderful gifts. If she is already a traveler, she will love these gifts even more.