Raksha Bandhan (August 11), occurs in the holy month of Shravana. The party is the symbol of the bond between brothers and sisters. Traditionally, the meaning of Raksha Bandhan centers around a sister tying rakhi (sacred thread) to her brother and the latter promising to protect her. The day also involves the exchange of gifts between brothers and sisters. With changing times, gift choices have also changed.
Here is a curated list of unique gifts:
Addicted to travel
Does your brother like to travel? Does he/she like to travel? Or maybe you both are? Surprise your accomplice with a trip to their favorite destination or help them cross one off their to-do list. You can make it even more special by taking a sibling trip. If time is too short to plan a mini-vacation, you can take a day trip to a nearby destination. Make the day just for the two of you and leave the family behind.
Are you tired of seeing your brother working all week at the workplace and wish he would relax and unwind? Encourage them to take care of themselves by offering them a digital detox or a spiritual class at a wellness center. You can also book a spa session to help them relax.
If your sibling is a fitness enthusiast, you can gift them a gym membership or buy them a gym outfit or kit or a fitness bracelet or ring to help them monitor their health.
What better time than Raksha Bandhan to secure the future of your siblings by making a financial investment for them? Present them with a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP). A mutual fund SIP will help your sibling achieve their goals, such as saving for a wedding or buying a vehicle, etc., by allowing them to make monthly investments. In India, gold is considered an auspicious and popular gift. Instead of buying physically, take the digital route by investing in Gold ETFs on their behalf. In times of financial crisis, gold will act as a lifeline.
The pandemic has taught us the importance of health and emergency funds. Although you may believe that now is not the best time to consider insurance, it is probably the best choice you can make for them. This can include life, health, travel, property, long-term disability and auto insurance. There are a variety of insurance coverages in the market that you can choose from.
If your sibling has a sweet tooth, make the day sweeter by introducing them to various chocolates and desserts. Treat them to Cocoa Cellar’s alcohol-infused desserts, Myprotein’s Whey gift set or Happy Jars Healthy Variety gift set. Mad Over Donuts offers a special Raksha Bandhan box featuring delicious donuts in different flavors. If donuts aren’t your scene, you can also opt for Cheesecake gift sets from Love & Cheesecake. For health-conscious siblings, treat them to the exquisite Power Gummies Gift Set featuring different types of gummies to meet various needs.
These are just a few ideas that you can consider when choosing a Raksha Bandhan gift. Whatever gift you choose, add a personal touch to make it special.