Raksha Bandhan is edging ever closer as the year goes on and if you haven’t already, you should start searching for the right gifts to give to your sister on the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan. Afterall, Raksha Bandhan is a festival that is said to help build a stronger bond between brother and sister. Therefore, it can’t be a one-way street with just the sister gifting her brother a Rakhi. As a brother, you must do some shopping yourself. Luckily, thanks to the internet, you won’t even have to leave your home… or bed for that matter. Online Rakhi stores have everything you need and more! But no matter how many online Rakhi stores you visit, you’ve got to have a plan if you want to get your sister the perfect gift.
So, here is our advice on choosing the right gifts for your sister this Raksha Bandhan.
1. What does she like? – You know your sister better than anyone. Or at least you should. So, sit down and list out the things you know make her happy. If you don’t have even the slightest clue, I’d suggest talking to some of her close friends or your parents. Take note of what they have to say because at the end of the day, anyone can go to store and buy something fancy, but it’s all for nothing if it doesn’t mean anything to the receiver.
2. What does she need? – Knowing the answer to “what does she like” is only the first step. The next thing you need to look into is what exactly does she need. For example, if she’s just got into college, get her something you know she’d need there. It could be from something small like a new perfume or something a bit extra like a brand-new laptop. Her needs don’t have to be materialistic either, if she’s been in a bad mood off late, just give her a big hug or be there to talk to her. I’d still advise giving her a gift but talking to her about her problems as well isn’t going to hurt.
3. What does she want? – After evaluating the answer to the above question, step 3 comes into play. We all have needs of course, but for some reason, our desire for our wants always end up getting priority. So maybe give your sister the priority “want” she’s been looking for. This will surely put a smile on her face and it’s a guarantee that she’d remember your gift for years to come, if not forever.
4. Add A Personal Touch – Step 4 is trying to add a layer of emotional sentiment and meaning. It doesn’t have to be too complicated either. You don’t have to write her an essay. A simple photograph, a cute little “love you sis” text and other small touches can be added to your gift. Doing so displays the effort and thought you’ve put in or at least tried to put in. In the end, it’s the thought that counts right?
So, keep these tips in mind while searching for the perfect gift for your sister this Raksha Bandhan. It’s your chance to show her how much you care and the lengths you’re willing to go to, in order to make her happy. So, get with the spirit of Rakhi and make that bond stronger than it was last year.