Rakhi can be definitely called a non-religious festival as it binds hearts and revokes brotherly and sisterly love. This, much awaited festival usually comes in August every year on the Shravan poornima. People who are familiar with the generation old traditions will vouch that rakhi is incomplete without the sacred thread and of course some sweets and gifts.
So without beating around the bush let’s get down to the basics, that’s choosing the appropriate rakhi gift for brothers and return gift for sisters.
Options are too many if you browse the Internet for rakhi gifts, but still there are some gift items that are preferred by most.
Evergreen Rakhi Gifts:
There are some gifts that are considered evergreen and can be chosen as an accompaniment with the rakhi. Sweets like mawa burfi, motichoor ladoo, kaju barfi surely are some of the most well accepted traditional rakhi gifts. If you want to add a contemporary touch, just go in for a chocolate basket or a delicious chocolate or vanilla cake. Select what your brother likes the most and that’s the way to go!
If you want to skip the sweets, try out fruits or dry fruits or some combination gifts with flowers, which can make the event special.
Contemporary Rakhi Gifts:
If you do not wish to stick to the same old traditional gifts and are looking for something new, the choices are countless. For a younger brother a soft toy, a smiley cake, innovative toys, watches, special kids chocolates can be some of the best rakhi gifts.
For the older brothers, a smart shirt, trouser, tie, watch, belt, wallet or perfume can be some of the best gifts.
Rakhi is one of the best times to strengthen bonds between a brother and sister, so choose wisely and make the occasion memorable.
Best Return Gifts for Sisters:
Choosing gifts for girls have never been an easy task. That is all the more reason why a little guidance can come handy when choosing the right gift for your sister.
Just as girls like pink, most of them love flowers too.
A beautiful bouquet with some chocolates, sweets or a cake can surely make your sister’s day on rakhi.
If you want to go in for a gift that’s for keeps, then apparel, watch, purse, or a personalized mug or photo frame may be some great options to choose from.
For the older sisters, kitchen ware can be one of the most appreciated gifts as they come handy and can be used regularly.
If you have a sister who is fond of dressing up, just select some good quality cosmetic or perfumes which suits her taste.
Show pieces or home décor accessories also make wonderful return gifts. A painting, clock, marble décor piece, feng shui bamboo, a lucky charm all will be admirable gift choices for the occasion.