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This Raksha Bandhan, Gift Sister Dearest Something Special From Our List Of The Best Rakhi Gifts

Suzanna posted on 22nd July

Ten-Second Takeaway

Raksha Bandhan is here. Time to shower your sisters with love {and by that we mean it’s time to get them gifts}. For those of you still wondering what to get them, here’s a little help from us. Hopefully, they’ll earn you the “Brother Of The Year” title.

Masaba Gupta And Lakme's Candylicious Lipsticks

Inspired by 90s candy, this is one sweet throwback gift. Get your sister a tube of Masaba’s new lipsticks made in collaboration with Lakme. With flavours inspired by Mango Bite, Melody, Roll-A-Cola and Phantom Cigarettes. A good mix of bright tones and nude hues, find a shade your sister will like and pick one up for INR 750 from any beauty or cosmetics store or order online from Nykaa here.

Pretty And Chic Kolhapuris

Give your sister’s shoe collection an update by gifting her a quirky pair of kolhapuris. Chennai-based brand Pretty Random is now in Bangalore and they’re sprucing up plain Jane kolhapuris with everything from pretty tassels and denim tie-ups to funky stripes and tiny bows. You can get your hands on their chappals at The Arts Village and even shop for them online on bunosilo.com. A pair will cost you anything from INR 1,650 to INR 2,500.

Pop Culture Merch

For all of you with pop culture nerds for sisters, head to Bliss Junkies right away and score on some fan merch from posters and tees and stickers of super heroes, TV shows, bands and sports teams to dream catchers, miniature figures, bags and yes, fidget spinners. The prices are dirt cheap, starting at INR 50. So if you’re on a tight budget, this place is ideal.

The Gift Of Reading

A good book is probably the most timeless gift you could give someone. Pick up a lovely paperback, brand new or second-hand from bookstores like In Touch Books and Paperback among other bookstores in the city. Here’s our pick of the best of them in Koramangala.  And if your sister happens to be a comic book fan, here’s a bunch of comic book stores in the city to pick them up from.

The Quintessential Box Of Chocolates

Yes, this might be a little cliche, but instead of picking up a box of Cadburys’ Temptations from the supermarket, go for an assortment of rich and decadent chocolates from Mubeena Shariff Chocolatier. Choose from classic flavours like praline and caramel or the more unconventional ones like fennel, chilli and matcha. Prices start at INR 120 for a box of two.

Cutesy Upcycled Bags And Shoes

Gift your sister something unique and useful and do your bit for the environment in one go. Shop at Remade In India for upcycled goodies from earring and shoes to bags and notebooks that are beautifully crafted from scrap material. We spotted Kalamkari espadrilles, books with covers made of old vinyl and scrap fabric sling bags among many other quirky products. Prices start at INR 200. Read more here.

Fun And Functional Stationery

The minimalist and cleverly designed range of stationery from Japanese label, Muji, make for the perfect gifts, especially if your sister is a stationery junkie like us. With pens in every colour, notebooks, erasers, pencils and much more on offer, time to curate a quality stationery kit for sister dearest, that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Prices start at INR 40. Head over to their outlet at VR Bengaluru to bag these goodies.