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This Raksha Bandhan, go quirky with your gifts! Check out our suggestions here

Over the years, we have often been treated to songs that have redefined the brother-sister bond for us. From Bhaiya mere Rakhi ke bandhan ko nibhana to Phulo ka taaro ka sabka kehna hai, we somewhere grew up to celebrate this festival with much fervor.

For all those times when she saved you from your parents’ anger to when you supported her during the tough times, the relation of brother-sister is adored by the whole world. Raksha Bandhan holds a special place in the Indian culture and celebrated every year.

Saving up for a whole six months to buy a wonderful gift for your brother or sister has been the most stressful thing to do. Understanding what they would like, further added to the stress. It does not help either with so many options to choose from.

This year while we are all amidst a global pandemic, there is nothing that stops us from making our loved ones feel special.

Here are quirky and classic gifting options for you to choose from and stand out from the usual.

Home Décor essentials from WoodenStreet

The concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in everyone’s life. If your sibling is studying or maybe working in the corporate world out there, you can make the working hours better with this Mira study table. This comes with a frosty white drawer in a smooth exotic teak finish. Be it storage, comfortable height, or spacious tabletop, it has many things to offer. With this gift, wish for the formulation of your siblings’ better future.

Cost: INR 7,999 | Availability: WoodenStreet

For an art-loving sister, you will need to make some extra effort to find a suitable Rakhi gift. What about giving a mirror frame? No, not a simple one, but something trendy with insta-worthy looks. Here is the best example of what you are really searching for- Drape metal mirror with frame.

Cost: INR 3,899 | Availability: WoodenStreet

Personalized Products from Kolour Theory

Personalized and handcrafted products are always great gifting options as they are one-of-a-kind and have a personal touch to it, hence making it exclusive when compared to something that’s machine-made or mass-produced.

If your brother or sister is a tea lover, then the hand-painted tea kettles are definitely a good option. The kettles can be used as planters, cutlery holders or as a decor piece.

Cost: INR 1600 onwards | Availability: By order

Classic Timepieces from Luminox and Casio

Luminox recently launched an incredible line up of watches as part of their special India edition, The Navy SEAL 0150 Series.

The series boasts of features designed to weather the toughest obstacles. Whether you’re training at the gym or on the job, you will be ready to push yourself to the limit. The Special India Edition comes in 7 exciting variants sporting vibrant dials with color options of Orange, Blue, Yellow and Black as well as Stainless Steel Strap, Black Silicon Rubber Strap and Black Nato Strap that ensures there’s something for everyone.

Cost: INR 10,500 onwards | Availability: Swiss Watch Company

Casio’s line up of Enticer watches loaded with features for both men and women comes as an ideal gift to shower love to your favorite sibling. The timepieces, backed with Japanese Quality, are as timeless as the beautiful bond of brother-sister love.

The Enticer Collection features a range of watches, from minimalist fashion to vivid colours line-up. The assortment of unique dial designs, along with the leather and steel bands make them the perfect accessory that can be matched with everyday casual wear while creating a style statement.

Cost: From L to R – INR 2696, INR 5596, INR 3996 | Availability: Casio India Shop

Gadgets from Blaupunkt and Fujifilm

What if you gift your sibling a Bluetooth Speaker which lights and sees how the changing colours add to the mood. Concealed inside the Blaunpunkt BB35 speaker, these lights work like magic. And of course, it can be switched off. Gifting them a speaker will help them to party with colors. This speaker will not tie down anyone. It has the range to set us free.

Cost: INR 3999 | Availability: Amazon

When your friend loves to keep moving, then they’re just missing something. For them, there may be no better option for a gift than the Blaunpunkt BTW Pro-Wireless Earpods. With earpods, they can play audio and serve as a way to talk on the phone, as it has a dual MIC advantage which helps to block the external noises.

Cost: INR Rs. 6499 | Availability: Amazon

The new Instax Mini 11 is the first entry model to feature the “Automatic Exposure” function, allowing users to take photos optimally exposed to the main subject and the background in a variety of situations. The camera also comes with another feature that makes taking instax photos easier than ever before i.e. the Selfie Mode, which is ideal for selfies and close-ups.

Cost: Starting INR 4,999 | Availability: Flipkart and Amazon

The Instax mini 9 offers so much with stylish colors such as Flamingo Pink, Cobalt Blue, Ice Blue, Lime Green and Smokey White, it has great additional features such as the Selfie this camera captures perfect selfie photos every time. It also features a Built-in LED Flash, a high key mode that delivers a brighter and soft picture. And all this in a handy, cuddly design – just perfect for your next instant image safari.

Cost: Starting INR 3,789 | Availability: Flipkart and Amazon

The fun pocket-sized photo printer, prints credit card sized photos straight from your phone camera or photo library in just a few seconds. If you want instant photo prints without the help of a retro film-camera, look no further than the Instax Mini Link Bluetooth printer. The mini Link lets you choose the best pictures from your smartphone, and stylishly presents them in a sophisticated credit cardsized Instax mini film. It also creates high-quality instax prints of pictures saved in a smartphone through a dedicated app using Bluetooth. All with a single click of a button! Portable, speedy and super classy this printer is a match made in heaven for smartphones.

Cost: Starting INR 8,999 | Availability: Flipkart and Amazon

Wine in a Can

Dia is a perfect wine for those sun-kissed holidays by the beach, or reading a book as the marmalade skies turn to hues of silver or for that oh not so competitive game night or a family binge session on your favourite OTT platform.

Low in alcohol at 8% ABV in line with strong beer, both variants – red and white sparkler are perfect for any hour of the day! Dia is as appealing to men as it is to women, and is pairs up for every occasion be it house parties, pool parties or a day at the beach! With MRP Rs. 180 for a 330ml can, this convenient drink is surely meant to give the right bang for the buck!

Cost: INR: 180 for 330 ml | Availability: Only in Maharashtra and Goa

Gift of Health

The Covid pandemic has led to an increase in demand for plant-based nutrition and vegan products. Moreover, the demand for immunity boosting supplements is on the rise and what better gift to give your siblings than the gift of good health.

Keeping that in mind, Plix has recently introduced Plix Supergreens protein powder. The first of its kind product is made of 45 ingredients in total that include protein, antioxidants, vitamins and probiotics. Like all Plix products, these innovative new items deliver high-quality ingredients, hand-selected for maximum nutrition, supporting inner health and outer glow.

Cost: INR 1500 | Availability: Plix Life

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