You know that Raksha Bandhan is coming when your sister/brother keeps reminding you to get them a gift. I, for one, make it a point to keep sending links of things I want to my brother to serve as a reminder. After all, I am always the one buying some amazing rakhi gift for brother. Though it doesn’t work, that’s a separate issue, but as a younger sister, it is my duty to give him plenty of options to spoil me with. If you are someone’s brother or you and your sister tie each other a rakhi, this list of the best rakhi gifts for sisters is all you need. And if you are someone’s sister, this article is all you need to let your sibling know what you want.
Receiving cash as a rakhi gift has its own perks, sure, but there’s nothing like a gift that comes from the heart. It takes effort, thought, and emotions to get someone something that they’ll appreciate you more for. In short, gifts are a way of showing how much someone means to you.
Despite all your little fights and all her tantrums, you know your sister deserves the absolute best! So whether you’re looking for Raksha Bandhan gifts for sisters or just an excuse to pamper her silly, our list of gift options are all you need to get in the festive spirit. She’ll love you all the more for these and you can thank us later!
For us, Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of love. Not just the bond between a brother and a sister but also between two sisters, between friends like family, between any relationship built on love calls for a celebration. And that’s exactly what we are going to do. Whether you are looking for rakhi gifts for married sisters or your sister in law, a rakhi gift for your elder sister or younger, we have you covered.
Being the elder sibling is no piece of cake! Or so I have been told. She is bossy but also the responsible one. She is a pain but also protective. On some days, she’s your best friend; you can cry, laugh, share your deepest secrets with her and she’s also your second mom. It can be a task to find the perfect rakhi gift for your elder sister because they are impossible to buy for. Well, not anymore.
This useful inside and beautiful outside journal will be her catalyst for productivity. Its main feature is replaceable notebooks, which when filled up can be easily swapped for a fresh one, retaining the rustic leatherette jacket. A unique gift for a unique sister.
This bucket bag in a combination of black faux leather and beige canvas is one to behold. Whether your sister is a college girl or a working woman, a universal bag like this will complement all her outfits as well as purposes. Functional and fashionable!
You know what’s a really good gift? Jewellery! It’s an investment of a lifetime and a woman’s best friend. With gold plating and shimmering crystals, this pair of Swarovski earrings is ideal for special occasions, much like this one, and a total OOTD pleaser.
Now here’s a ‘gram-worthy gift that she will never see coming. Whether a collector, full-on party girl or simply a quirk enthusiast, these shot glasses will serve as epic party props that will definitely take the fun to the next level.
With more years of age comes more responsibility. So, how about you go the not-so-extra mile so she glows the extra mile? With a relieving face spray, an extremely talented moisturizer, and a highlighter stick, this set by Clinique is a beauty bargain she’ll love to the end.
The best kind of gift is the one that’s not just pretty but also serves a use. Enter this neon green set of hairdryer and straightener! These must-haves are travel friendly owing to their mini size but big on function. If she has short hair, this is the ideal gift for her.
I like to spend big bucks on accessories and shoes because they last longer and can be styled multiway, unlike clothes. I suggest this silk scarf by Coach which is big on the monogram trend and comes in a versatile colour.
There’s nothing better than having a younger sister. Case in point: myself. She can be your personal cheerleader and also your biggest critic. On some days, you can’t breathe in each other’s presence because, well, she is just so annoying. On the others, she would give up everything, absolutely everything, just to see your face solely because she looks up to you. Here are some rakhi gifts for your younger sister that I, as one, would love to receive!
There’s nothing that a Zara dress can’t do. This one in a bright red colour featuring ruched details and cute ruffle trims will light up her day and, by extension, yours.
Pool slides are like summer in your feet. And with all that’s going on courtesy coronavirus, she’ll appreciate you bringing summer to her with these easy-breezy and peachy pool slides. The statement-making print motif will just make her day(s).
Looking for a personalised rakhi gift for your sister? The thing that’s better than a piece of jewellery is one that’s personalised! Get her a personalised necklace with her name on this 18K gold-plated pendant and if she’s a SATC fan, prepare for her loud screams of gratitude.
A younger sister is nothing if not a little bit of a rebel. Trust me, I know! So, naturally, this T-shirt combo is perfect (read full of sass, just like her). Whether you want the world to know that you need space or own your love for drama—this slogan tee combo has got you covered stylishly.
Cute packaging and heavenly smelling stuff is almost every girl’s weakness. That’s where this luxurious bath and body gift set by Forest Essentials comes in.
If your sister is a bit of a shutterbug or a self-proclaimed influencer, you don’t have to think twice before giving her this cool and colourful Instax Mini by Fujifilm. This latest version is on discount these days so order it before it goes out of stock.
I would die if my brother gave me this sleek bottle of Chopard perfume! Not only is the scent lemony fresh a good-mood guarantor, but this is EPD which means long-lasting (and luxurious) happiness. Who doesn’t want that!
Then there are sisters who are married. No matter how well you know her or if she knows you more than you know yourself, her preferences have probably changed after getting married. But one thing that hasn’t changed is how much you miss each other, probably now more than ever. So, how about a gift that will say just that? Here’s our list of rakhi gifts for married sisters:
Suits are the Indian attire that have a universal look and feel. They are effortless, breezy, plus you can wear them at home, to work, to a casual outing and where not. This orange kurta and palazzo set with a green scarf by Ritu Kumar is ‘it’. Every woman needs a suit like this in her closet.
With Raksha Bandhan, the festive season is officially in the offing. We may be bound by coronavirus restrictions at the moment but celebrations aren’t. So, here’s a Lucknowi embroidered saree in a lovely lavender colour that’s lightweight yet looks festive. Perfect!
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but after this piece of jewellery, it will be you. This 14K gold nose pin with four diamonds in the stud will make for an elegant rakhi gift for your sister and be easy on your pocket too.
Give her the gift of glow. The combo by POPxo is the secret to that lit-from-within glow. Cleanse with the Egyptian Rose & Honey Face Wash, slather on the Honey Oat Milk & Clay Face Pack for a fresh and natural glow, and moisturise with the White Lotus Face Crème. Because, you know, glowy skin is always in!
An eyeshadow palette is a must-have in a married woman’s vanity and this one by Manish Malhotra for MyGlamm will be a compliment machine. This award-winning makeup product consists of nine shades in smoky mattes, creamy metallics, and foil finishes, suitable for all occasions. We love!
An unusual suggestion but that’s what makes it so special. A jade roller is an ancient Chinese tool that is just the rakhi gift for married sisters. The goodness of natural jade stone helps keep the skin looking and feeling fabulous, reduces facial tension, and is an excellent massager to soothe self. You should get her a jade roller anyway!
Named after a quiet street in New York City’s West Village, the Coach Perry watch is a traditional round watch perfect for every day. And the carnation design featuring a sparkly glitter-accented crystal and metallic leather strap makes it a hit, courtesy the rose gold.
If you get along with your sister-in-law, it can be such a rewarding relationship. From going on shopping sprees and coffee catch-ups to talking your hearts out, sisters-in-law are like bonus sisters. So, if you have been blessed with one such rockstar, here are some awesome rakhi gifts for your sister-in-law. Just to tell her how much you love having her in your family.
Silk sarees are an excellent gift to give your in-laws and this one in silk-cotton and a vibrant coral colour has ‘summer soirée’ written all over it. Don’t think twice, just place an order already!
This luxe for less skincare set will be easy on your pocket, a hit with your sister-in-law, and Kama the coronavirus anxiety out of your bhabhi (geddit?). This signature essentials gift box consists of Mridul Soap-Free Face Cleanser, Pure Rose Water, Vanilla Lip Balm, Vanilla & Oatmeal Soap and Eladi Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream. Sold!
If your sister-in-law is a minimalist, there’s no better rakhi gift for her than this gold-plated cuff bracelet. It’s sleek with a slip-on closure and will be her partner in glam for every occasion, even at the office. I’m getting one for myself, too!
Okay, so I have to let you in on a little secret: Scented candles make amazing gifts. And to make things a little more exciting, how about you create your own set by mixing and matching the delicious fragrances, made by POPxo, based on your bhabhi’s choices? It’ll add a personal touch to the gift and show her how well you know her.
Functioning as a handbag, a clutch as well as a crossbody bag, this leather bag in ecru colour is eye candy. Love at first sight, if you will. Top that with Zara branding and your recipe for the best rakhi gift for your sister is ready.
While on the subject of best rakhi gifts, if you are considering a perfume, make it luxury and we have just the one for you. This fruity EDT by Guess comes in a cute, ultra-feminine pink bottle that’s hard to resist. P.S. it’s a people-pleaser so you don’t have to think twice before hitting ‘Add To Bag’.
Beddings are a fail-safe and a generous gift in Indian households so you probably know why it’s on our list. This white and magenta printed bedding set comes with one bedsheet, two pillow covers AND a matching comforter to cosy up the days in quarantine. How thoughtful, isn’t it?
Have you made a decision yet? In case you can’t decide, feel free to buy everything on our list of rakhi gifts for sisters. We ain’t complaining *wink*!
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