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Shopping For Boys Is Hard: Here Are Rakhi Gifting Options For Every Type Of Brother

Rene posted on 3rd August

It’s that time of the year when you struggle with finding a fitting present for your brawling brother. Whether he’s a collector of random, a geek, a party animal, a superhero fan or just a guy who loves musk-smelling body products, we’ve got a list to make the run-up to Rakhi shopping a little less confusing {and tiring}. Take your pick and thank us later. Hopefully, he might stop being his usual annoying self and love you a bit more… Hopefully.

Don't Underestimate A Good Mooch Oil

We’ve all seen those times the brother shamelessly spends hours grooming that facial mop or obsessing about an aftershave. For all those, we can’t think of a better gift than a bunch of these grooming products from Bombay Shaving Company. Bro’s got a mooch or a tattoo? Treat him to Beardo’s activated charcoal soaps and other knick knacks. Not happy with their selections? There’s Ustraa with manly scrubs and shower gels. 

Help Him Dress Better

We know that one tee our brother lives in. Maybe his wardrobe needs a serious upgrade and you can help him make better sartorial choices. We love Bombay Shirt Company’s and Anomaly’s subtle, unfussy style as much as Bombay Troopers’ amazing pop culture references on tees. The latter can take a while to deliver so if you’re short on time, try The Souled Store or Ajio. Ajio is tried-and tested and has an incredible collection {and discounts} on every possible thing including shoes, wallets, clothes or anything. If brother’s more of a kurta-loving, DU goer, Fabindia never disappoints.

He Can Never Own Too Many Cool Pens

Some things are timeless and two of these are chocolates and stationery. Who ever says to a basket of goodies especially if it comes from Bombakery, Sugar Box or Bonjour {think brownies, cake pops, macaroons and more. Or give our favourite artisanal chocolates a shot.

Think chocolates are cliched? Head right over to MUJI or Makoba and pick up leather-bound stationery stash. The neutral hues are ideal for the brother that likes all things classic. If diaries and pens aren’t his jam, check out posters, mugs and more at Poster Guy. Oh, and if you’re around Shahpur Jat, this shop is our go-to for offbeat finds and Bollywood keepsakes.

Everyone Likes Strange, Small Surprises

Quirky pendrives, superhero socks, dumbbell water bottle and notebook table tennis, bigsmall is loaded with ridiculously funny and adorable gift options for guys. To make the choice simpler, they have a special rakhi gifting section too.

Other choices: Prop Shop, Cooliyo or video games from amazon. 

PS: If you spend enough time, we can bet these wonderfully curated gifting sites are literally all you’ll need.