Brothers around the world, listen up! You have only a few days to get your sisters something that they will love. The Mumbai Mix Team brings you a few great Raksha Bandhan gift ideas
Shopping for (and with) women is never easy, and this is one occasion on which every brother simply has to go out and get his sister something that she will not only love, but cherish. It doesn’t have to be a chore, and it isn’t confusing either, since you probably know your sister better than anyone. And even if you don’t, you still have a chance to make her smile. So, here are a few great gift ideas for your sister, depending on her personality. Sisters, if you are reading this, keep this page open so that your brother may chance upon it.
THE PAMPER PRINCESS
Everyone deserves a little pampering once in a while, and if you’ve noticed her spending hours in front of the mirror, you’ll know for certain that these picks will make the best gifts.
Everyone loves receiving a sweet-smelling surprise, and this glamorous Ricci Ricci Eau de Parfum is the perfect gift. She will be overjoyed with the notes of rhubarb zest and bergamot, which will lift her spirits.
Price: Rs 6,075
Where: Shoppers Stop outlets across the city
Green Tea Treasure
A delightful Fuji green tea hamper from The Body Shop is the perfect way to brighten up your sister’s day! This set, which includes body butter, a body scrub, sorbet, soap and a shower gel, will give her more than one reason to indulge in some pampering.
Price: Rs 2,405
Where: The Body Shop stores across the city
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But rest assured, the way to your sister’s heart may just as well be through hers! A basket full of scrumptious goodies makes the perfect gift this Raksha Bandhan.
Indulge in this luxurious chocolate laden hamper brimming with treats that would melt a chocolate lover’s heart. Filled with Lindt chocolates, Ferrero Rochers, Bustaan Chocolate-coated Nuts, Friberg Noir Wafer Thin Chocolates and more, it is sure to give your sister a sweet surprise.
Price: Rs 3,500
Where: Foodhall at Palladium
The perfect gift for a coffee connoisseur, this hamper has roasted coffee beans, artisanal flavoured coffee and even coffee flavoured chocolates. And, what’s more, this aromatic hamper can be personalised! If your sister is a tea drinker, The Gourmet Box has a tea variant as well.
Price: Rs 3,500
THE TECH TALKER
Is your sister up-to-date with the latest in gadgetry? Does she surf the Internet for cool tech toys? If she shuns makeup, books and clothes for fun devices and quirky gadgets, now’s the right time to treat her with something that she’s always wanted.
Bluetooth headphones are in, and how! Everyone else will be struggling to untangle their headsets, but she will get her music fix wirelessly. Surprise your sister with these Sony Xperia Z5 headphones and make her smile this Raksha Bandhan.
Price: Rs 1,099
Tune Into This
Apple has just retired its iPod Nano, but the old is still in vogue. For the girl who’s always streaming videos and engrossed in her music, the iPod Touch makes a great gift.
Price: Rs 19,990
Tech gadgets are taking over our lives and it doesn’t get any more futuristic than this! Get your sister this trendy Cherry Red Hoverboard and she’ll be flying to her classes and meetings.
Price: Rs 15,500
THE BLING QUEEN
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but picking the right kind of jewellery can be a task in itself. So, even though jewellery is a relatively safe gift, you should know what suits your sister’s style. Trendy jewellery makes for a good pick. Think stud earrings and statement neck pieces.
The Golden Pug
If your sister loves dogs as much as we do, these cute little pug studs are the perfect gift for her! She’ll fall in love with the adorable golden pugs with their perked up ears and tiny tails.
Price: Rs 295
Well, this isn’t related to the hit animated film, but this trendy entangled bangle will make your sister smile. The handmade golden piece with colourful charms will be a reminder of your love for her.
Price: Rs 800
If your sister doesn’t care much for sparkly trinkets but drools over all things black, this choker with a golden chain and black triangle pendent will make her day!
Price: Rs 499