To my sister, with love

Aug 20, 2013, 01:14 IST | Kavita Shyam

This year, make your Raksha Bandhan memorable by splurging on out-of-the-box gifts for your sister

With Raksha Bandhan on August 21, it’s time to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. Read on to find out innovative ways to tell your sister that you care:

>> If your sibling likes music, gift her an evening at her favourite concert. And if your sibling likes comedy shows, take her to a stand-up comedy event. 

>> Gift her shopping voucher. If she has been yearning for a watch, a pair of shoes, dress or a stylish clutch, you can simply lether pick up anything that catches her fancy. 

>> You can buy her art and craft materials so that she can create something unique for the house or her room.

>> Make a collage of your sister’s infant, childhood and growing-up years. Pick the best photos from the family album and create a collage for her.

>> Buy your sister a gold card voucher or buy her a monthly gold-scheme voucher or buy her an ornament of her choice: bangle, earring, bracelets or rings.

>> If your sister is a book worm, gift her a book or two by her favourite authors or buy her an e-book reader/ kindle.

>> You can buy her home-made chocolates, exotic flowers, handmade accessories, antique jewellery boxes, mineral or perfumes.

>> For a fun day out, you can take her to a theme park like Imagica Adlabs, Water Kingdom or Essel World.

>> If she has been wanting to learn something, be it driving, dancing, cooking or baking, music, instrument or language, this is perhaps the best time to enroll her in a hobby class of her choice.

>> Start a PPF account or an yearly Fixed Deposit for your sister and put in enough money which will be of great help to her eventually. This way you get to save for her future, for a rainy day and secure her financially.

>> Gift your sister a day at the spa: Surprise her with some luxurious therapies and let her pamper herself to the hilt. Don’t forget that she works hard whether at work, at home or on her studies, so she well deserves such pampering. If she loves beauty products, gift her a beauty hamper from a reputed brand or splurge on organic make-up kits.

>> If she is a gadget freak, you can buy her a smart phone, laptop, camera, tablet or iPod. Work out your budget and buy her a useful gift that she can cherish for years.

>> You can gift your sister a snorkeling, rappelling, bungee jumping or scuba diving trip or holiday, if she is sporty or adventurous.

>> Cook a meal or dessert for your sister. Read up recipes, practice and whip up a meal for your sister.

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