Raksha Bandhan is the auspicious celebration of the bond between a brother and a sister. This is an unbreakable bond that is unmatched and indescribable. This bond is full of saltiness with all the fights but, at the same time, loads of sweetness with all the love and support between the two. Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated in August will all its glory and fun. On this day, sisters tie Rakhis (which is considered a sacred thread) on the wrists of their brothers, praying for his long and healthy life, and at the same time, Brothers pledge on always protecting their sisters from any sort of evil.
The Hindu Mythology behind this festival’s celebration dates back to Mahabharata when Draupadi (The wife of Pandavas) tore the corner of her saree to tie it on Sri Krishna’s wrist while he was bleeding due to hurting himself. In India, Raksha means protection. To keep the bond between brother and sister sacred, Raksha Bandhan plays a significant role as it makes them realize the importance of each other in their life.
This festival also involves exchanging gifts between the brothers and sisters. So let’s countdown a few gifts that one can give to their siblings during this auspicious day:
No matter what age or gender you are, everyone loves chocolates. Chocolates bring out the child in you. Chocolates are best for siblings who have a sweet tooth. It is a piece of heaven on earth. Chocolates have been a part of our celebrations for ages, and it is not easy to miss them out on any festival or occasion. Apart from all the mouthwatering taste they hold, they have a health element intact to them as well. Chocolates are packed with feel-good endorphins that make you happy from the core. Dark chocolate especially is packed with health and taste. You can choose from a wide range of chocolate brands and maybe their favorite to gift them this Raksha Bandhan.
Cakes are an essential essence of any festival or occasion. Earlier, while cakes were limited to birthday celebrations, now they have made their way into other festivals as well, such as weddings, anniversaries, promotions, etc. Here in India, every auspicious event starts with something sweet. So on this Raksha Bandhan surprises your brother or sister with a finger-licking birthday flowers & cake to make this festival all the more exciting.
3. Grooming/Hygiene Kits:
Who doesn’t like looking good on an everyday basis? A good grooming kit can do wonders for a person to look put together. If, as a brother, you are planning to gift your sister a grooming kit, you can go for a hair straightener, blow drier, an epilator, etc. On the other hand, as a sister, if you want to gift your brother a grooming kit, you can opt for a good face wash, shaving cream, aftershave, and a good trimmer. In any case, it is imperative for you to research these products before investing in them.
Perfumes are a part of one’s personality. A good signature fragrance can make you stand out of the rest. While people don’t understand the importance of good perfume, make sure your brother or sister does. Scents are an essential part of a good hygiene routine, and it is necessary to follow it at all costs. A signature fragrance can be associated with your positive image among a crowd. Make sure you know your brother’s or your sister’s fragrance preference and move ahead accordingly.
Watches are elegant accessories that can revolutionize your look almost immediately. They are timeless fashion pieces that are worn and flaunted by nearly everyone. A watch will remind your brother or your sister from you whenever they wear it. You can take into account the other person’s style quotient and get them a watch accordingly. A sober watch for someone professional, a smartwatch for someone who is a little more tech-savvy, a fit bit band for someone who works out a lot, and a colorful watch for that funky one. There is a good pick for everyone, if you have the right eye to choose it.
Overall, as a brother and sister, this is your festival, and make sure that you celebrate with love and respect in your heart for the other one. If you cannot get a gift or a cake, you can always opt for online cake delivery. The bond between a brother and a sister cannot be expressed in any way. It is just something you can feel and experience. Make sure the gift that you give to the other is well thought of. It might not be expensive, but any gift that you share will definitely be close to their heart forever and ever.