- Raksha bandhan is just around the corner
- On this day brothers shower their sisters with special gifts and sweets
- This year, raise the bar and give your sister a thoughtful present
Raksha bandhan or Rakhi is one of the most auspicious festivals of the country. This year Rakshabandhan would be celebrated on 7th August 2017. The day symbolizes the deep love and affection that sisters and brothers have for each other in spite of the endless arguments and fights. The ritual of the day where sisters tie 'rakhi' to their brothers is a symbolic gesture of their undying love, faith, and the countless emotions that persists between the sibling duo. On this day, sisters tie decorative thread on the wrist of their brothers, and in return, the brother pledges to protect her against all adversities and challenges in life. A common ritual of brothers showering their loving sisters with special gifts and sweets also makes it one of the most awaited festive occasions. This year, raise the bar and give your sister a thoughtful present that is unique yet special. Ditch the same old box of chocolate and pick one of these creative gifting ideas that are sure to please every sister who is fond of good food.
If your sister loves waffles, give her a lovely waffle Iron and be the best brother in the world, this Rakshabandhan.
2.Fruit and Nut Trail Mix
Grab hold of a mini mason jar, and fill it up with a dash of almonds, cashews, walnuts, raisins, berries and some dried apricots, and give your health conscious sister something to chomp on when cravings hit.
4. Bake a Cake
Dawn the apron and bake a cake for your sister. You can bake a two-minute brownie in a mug and give her a sweet surprise. You can even try your hand a quick chilled cheesecake which requires no baking!
For the sisters who just can't do without their daily cup of chai, gift them an assortment of exotic teas. Choice from a range of flavours and varieties like the good old masala tea, organic teas, fruity concoctions or herbal and floral teas.
If your sister is into baking, this is the best gift for her this Rakhi. Get her a set of cute-looking cupcake moulds. They are available in many shapes and sizes like heart-shaped, star-shaped and even those that will bake cupcakes looking like your favourite comic characters.
7. Her month's quota of coffee at her favourite cafe
Gift your sister a membership card for her favourite coffee shop in town to get her daily dose. Let the outlet treat her to a tall glass of coffee every time she visits her favourite café.
8. Food styling and photography workshop
Food styling and photography workshops are quite popular in the city. Enroll your foodie sister in one of these classes and help her learn a new skill.
This Rakshabandhan, do something different for your sister and let her know that you really care.