I know.. I know!! Let’s address the cat in the bag first. I have been absent and way more irregular with my blog recently than I ever have been. And, I know, although all the excuses may seem irrelevant, I have been more occupied than ever on the familial front. However, since Rakshabandhan is around the corner and it holds a very special place in my heart, I decided to make the time to get this post up in time. After all, special occasions deserve special treatments. Now since the unnecessary ranting is out of the way, let’s get started with the post.
In this post, I shall be listing down 5 varieties of gifts that all the brothers that are a tad bit late in the gift planning game could gift their sisters and vice-versa.
Siblings are the best friends that God chose for you. They are the lens through which you can see and re-live your childhood all over again. And it is only natural that you’d move mountains just to see a smile on their face. Raksha Bandhan is one such occasion when you can portray your love for them with much more than just words. Going out of your way to give your sibling some joy is bliss and shows the effort you put into finding the perfect gift for them instead of just taking the easy route of gifting cash. So read on and choose your pick for nobody knows what could make your sibling happy as much as you do.
If you or your sibling are not so much into materialistic items, gifting them an experience could be a great way of building some memories. A day at the spa could give them a great break from their otherwise hectic schedule. For a movie buff, you could treat them to a nice movie of their choice followed by some mouth watering dinner. A shopping day is ideal if they love it. You could also spend the day at places like Smaash for a more adventurous day. Or maybe hook them up for a small course in the activity of their choice. Only you can be the best judge to decide what suits best for your sibling and make the call accordingly.
2. D.I.Y. Gifts.
If you are more on the crafty and artsy side, you are blessed. There is no gift in the world that holds more sentimental value than the one you made yourself. A great option could be a collage made out of your childhood images together. You could also take some inspiration from places like Tumblr, Instagram and so on, invest a little time and effort and trust me, your sibling shall cherish that gift for the rest of their lives.
3. Gift Cards.
If you are really unable to make up your mind, gift cards are the way to go. Narrow down the options based on your siblings preferences according to the likes and preferences of your sibling and of course, your budget. A few easy-on-the-pocket options could be gift cards to online shopping stores like Koovs, Stalk Buy Love, Nykaa, Faballey and so on. You could also get gift cards from physical stores like Zara, Forever 21, Shoppers Stop etc.
This one, I feel is a no brainer. If you don’t want to get a gift card and prefer gifting something that they’d remember you for, without spending much of your time selecting the gift, you could get a nice perfume. You just have to figure out what kind of scents does your sibling prefer, or whether they prefer using something specific and simply get that. This is as easy as it gets.
5. A Hamper.
For gifting the hamper, all you’ve to do is shortlist the things that your sibling loves or wants and simply assemble them in a basket. It could be a good mix of slightly expensive and inexpensive things. You could throw in the chocolates they love, a nice body mist, some basic makeup/grooming products, a watch, a great book and so on. The options are unlimited. This one will take just a little effort but hold a very special place in the heart of your sibling.
So, there you go! I hope this post has been helpful to you. If so, don’t forget to like it, and share it with your sibling to give them a hint as to what you really want this Raksha Bandhan. If you do incorporate any of these options, don’t forget to show me a picture of it by tagging me on Instagram @tanvi_inkthythoughts.
Wish you a very happy Rakshabandhan…