It could be as little as finding the right flavour of chocolates or as taxing as picking up a dress. The idea of finding just the right present for your siblings for Rakshabandhan can sound like a daunting task.

How about choosing Dancing Leaf’s collection of 12 assorted teas for your sister who gives her heart for that perfect cup of chai? Which women in this whole wide world would say no to statement jewellery? You would want to try out Antiqua’s gem-stone studded bracelet! And if your sister’s weekend plans are all about ‘tips for glowing skin”, Ohria Ayurveda’s beauty hamper would melt her heart and you don’t even have to apologize for all the sibling rivalries you had all year!

Whatever you choose, be sure to give her what she loves the most with Ciceroni’s curated list of 10 best rakhi gifts for Rakshabandhan 2020!

1. Ecru Tissue Saree by Shorshe

Who doesn’t love sarees? Elegant, timeless and handwoven by the weavers of West Bengal, the Ecru Tissue Saree by Shorshe is perfect for festivities. If you are scouting for gifting options beyond the traditional, this saree will end your search without a doubt.

Care for a style tip? This saree will look stylish and contemporary if paired with cape and statement gold jewellery.

2. The Prophets Song: Thin Belt Bag Box by Papa Don’t Preach

Looking a perfect Rakshabandhan present for a fashionable boss lady? Well, this The Prophet’s Song themed Thin Belt Bag Box by Papa Don’t Preach might fit in your search criteria. The Faux Leather buckle belt bag in ‘ The Prophets Song’ print is accompanied by Classic Planner by Odd Giraffe, Designer Envelopes by Artsy Design and Co, Sleepy Owl Hot Brew – 100% Arabica Coffee, Hand-Written Note Cards by Zacara and Paradise Body Velvet by Spoil Your Body Now.

A perfect melange of everything luxe bundled up in one box.

3. Modern Bracelet by Antiqa

When it comes to gifts for women, jewellery always tops the list. Studded with Prasiolite, Rubies and Diamonds and made with 925 sterling silver, this Modern Bracelet by Antiqa is a stunning statement piece. Team it up with a quirky jumpsuit or wear it with a lehenga, this bracelet will the star of your ensemble. A treasure-worthy gift indeed.

4. Erezwa Multicolor Patchwork Jacket by Patine

Jackets are a safe gifting bet when you are rather unsure of apparel choices. Erezwa Multicolor Patchwork Jacket by Patine is intricately detailed with meticulous zari, thread, mirror work and gara embroidery. An exquisite occasion wear, this jacket can be a wardrobe essential for fans of vivid colours and embroideries. Gift this patchwork jacket to your sister to earn thank you for next few years.

The jacket can be paired with a beautiful saree or dhoti pants and a pair of sassy heels.

5. Mehak: The Raatrani Gift Box by Ohria Ayurveda

Who doesn’t like to pamper themselves with good fragrances ? The Raatrani Gift Box by Ohria Ayurveda is that potpourri of fragrances, consisting of body essentials that will fulfil your sisters self-care goals. The Raatrani and Mint Bathing Bar , Raatrani and mint Natural Deodorant, Raatrani and Mint Body Lotion and the Raatrani and Mint Luxury Copper Candle are sure shot mood enhancers with its aromatic heady fragrances and luxuriously smooth textures.

Gift this set and buy one for yourself too…

6. Me2we Shatranj by Varnam Collective

Did you play board games in childhood ? Is it still your family thing to gather around board games post dinner ? If yes, then The Me2we Shatranj by Varnam Collective is the most thoughtful gift you can give to your sister. A token of times well spent, this chessboard is a fusion of two crafts; the lightweight wooden pawns are handcrafted by the artisans from Channapatna and the beautiful custom-embroidered mats are by Porgai, a producer group of Lambadi women from Sitlingi, Tamil Nadu. This game comes with custom-made hand block-printed potli, an embroidered mat and 32 wooden pawns.

Let the game begin.

7. Jade Tea Cup Candle by The Maeva Store

If your sister is the one who loves to play host for unique soirees, Jade Tea Cup Candle by The Maeva Store is the apt gift for her. For all her tea parties waiting to be hosted, this candle can be treasured with her antiques. This candle is infused with Elemie Ginger fragrance to create the perfect balance between warm and cool, energy and calm. The teacup candle’s distinctive elegance and timeless artistry guarantees a place in her home decor collection for generations to come.

Extra brownie points for being the connoisseur of finer things in life.

8. Little Luxuries (12 Tiny Tins) by Dancing Leaf Tea

Adrak Chai or Japanese Matcha ? What’s your sister’s tea preference? If she is the one who loves to keep trying new varieties of tea, then Little Luxuries by Dancing Leaf Tea is just the perfect gift for her this Rakhi. A perfect remedy for seasonal blues and made for the avid tea lover, this box contains 12 tiny tins of loose leaf-tea in flavours of Fennel Green Tea, Apple Cranberry, Fruit Bloom, Rooibos Hibiscus, Jasmine Mandarin Green Tea, Egyptian Mint, Hibiscus and Muskmelon Green Tea, Masala Chai, Honey Turmeric, Moringa Peppermint, Tranquil Berry and Kashmiri Kahwa.

Tell us, even you got lured into buying one for yourself no?

9. French Press by Blue Tokai Coffee

A book, a coffee and a couch is what one needs to get rid of all the stress. If you know your sibling goes head over heels for coffee, this 4 Pack French Press brewing set by Blue Tokai Coffee is the best gift for her. No more hopping to Starbucks and local cafes in this lockdown. Here’s the box that can be customised as per your fancy. The four pack comes in screen printed boxes with 75g each of your choice of coffee as well as a French Press (Hario Cafe Press Slim S).

How about a cup of coffee post Rakhi lunch ?

10. All Things Childhood (Belgian Milk Chocolate with Banana and Toffee) by All Things Shop

Be it a fight over stationary or having each other’s back by completing each other’s homework, there’s so much to cherish when you go back the memory lane. Inspired by those cherished memories, All Things Childhood (Belgian milk chocolate with banana and toffee) by All Things Shop brings you the delight of childhood tastes and textures come alive in your mouth. Made using a Belgian milk chocolate with caramel undertones, this beauty comes with a toffee and caramel centre.

Buy an extra one, because who shares chocolates…

For the naughty times ahead, for all the sibling rivalries coming your way, for all the happy moments to come or wait, the next time she screams “You stole the remote” you can smirk and say you gifted her the best present for Rakhi!

October 28, 2022 — CICERONI TEAM

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