In India, people associate boys with ‘intellect and reasoning’ and girls with ‘emotions and feelings’. An intellect without feelings makes a person an automaton and feelings without intellect can lead us to disasters. A closely bonded brother-sister duo protects each other from a doomed existence. On the auspicious occasion of Rakhi, sisters go to their brothers’ homes to tie the sacred thread around their wrists and pray for their long lives and wellbeing. They carry a Puja Thali with them, complete with coconut, roli, chawal, kaudi (believed auspicious enough to usher in wealth and riches), rakhi, and a box of sweets. Brothers too give customary gifts to sisters on Rakhi to make her happy and vow to always be there for her.
Here are the top 10 Rakhi gifts for sisters trending from the gala collection of Gujaratgifts.com:
Jewellery gifts for sisters of all ages:
Irrespective of the age of your sister, the collection of jewellery for Rakhi is sure to win her over. From sleek diamond bracelet to pearl set to gold and silver bangles, jewellery is the love and pride of all women. You can never go wrong with this gift.
2) Perfumes for a young, vivacious sister:
Science proves that fragrances have a profound effect on our moods. A young sister full of positive energy will love perfumes as Rakhi gifts. The Princess Women perfume is perfect for all little sisters on Rakhi. And it comes in a unique fancy bottle too.
3) Sarees for a sister of marriageable age:
The trend says that though almost all Indian girls and women love sarees and swear by them, they wear it most at college festivals, office parties, and at times, when a prospective bridegroom comes to see them. A pink georgette saree for sisters at that precarious age or an art silk sareer with Benarasi pallu and border for newly married sisters make perfect Rakhi gifts for sisters.
Kurtis for college-going sisters:
If your sisters is a college-going fashionista or a fab is sure to win her over. If you are not sure of which colour to choose, you can never go wrong with black and white.
5) Comfortable and cool
Salwar Suits for sisters:
India is basically a hot country. From March to October, cotton salwar suits are best friends of all women, as they keep them cool and comfortable. Just remember one thing, fancy salwar suits with beads and glitter were the flavor of the last season. This season, it is the thread work that rules.
6) Watches for sisters who are always fashionably late:
A subtle hint to a sister who is always fashionably late or a useful accessory for a sister who likes to work with clockwork precision, watches make perfect Rakhi gifts for sisters. Titan, Sonata, and Fastrack watches for women are a craze this season.
7) Cosmetics to keep your sister pretty forever:
If you think that gifts should be practical and useful, try a skin care hamper that can be used daily or a beauty kit for your sister. Dove, Lakme, Olay, Pond’s and Garnier are some of the leading cosmetic brands that have die-hard fans across India.
8) Mystery of a
Even though you may not understand the lure of a purse for your sister and wonder at the mysteries it carries, it makes a perfect gift for Rakhi. Whether your sister goes to college, office, or just likes to travel a lot, a quality purse to hold her ample belongings is sure to win her over.
9) Kitchenware for chefs (or who hate cooking):
We are not being funny. Just look at the collection at Gujaratgifts.com. While the Prestige red handi cooker is sure to perk up the kitchen for a sister who loves to cook, a Philips pop-up toaster helps your sister to grab a quick bite before rushing for her exams.
Toys for a kid sister:
How can we dare forget perfect gifts for kid sisters? If you have a little sister at home yankering for Rakhi gifts that suit her age, send her a cute doll with pink cheeks or a lovable teddy to cuddle.