Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, the festival commemorating the eternal bond of love between brothers and sisters, is widely celebrated in India with grandeur. Apart from India, this festival is also celebrated among the members of Indian communities residing in countries like UK, Australia, USA, Canada etc. This day not only marks the sacred relationship between the brothers and sisters but also ushers in peace and harmony amongst various communities. Everyone, with or without biological ties is entitled to observe this joyous occasion.
Every year, Rakhi is celebrated on a full moon day, in the Hindu month of Shravan. Since, Rakhi is celebrated on a full moon day, it is also known as Rakhi Purnima. Generally, the Hindu calendar is followed in this regard. Sisters residing in countries abroad are often not aware of when is Rakhi celebrated. For those who are wondering about when will Rakhi 2015 be celebrated, it will be celebrated on 29th of August this year.
In modern times, due to work and studies, most of the people are forced to stay far away from their siblings and cousins. To bring you closer to your siblings, GiftstoIndia24x7.com, the premier online gifting portal, allows you to send Rakhi to India from anywhere across the globe. Sisters staying abroad, can check the huge collection of online Rakhi available on this gifting portal and send the same, along with beautiful gifts to their beloved brothers in India. Following is an indicative list of all the items that can be sent as Rakhi gifts to India from UK.
The design of the Rakhis have evolved over the years. Once you browse through the online gifting portal of GiftstoIndia24x7.com, you will be left awestruck at the beautiful collection of Rakhis available. There so many kinds of Rakhis to choose from – cute toy rakhis for kid brothers, precious zardosi rakhis for stylist brothers and lumbas for unmarried sisters as well for married sister-in-laws.
When it comes to gifts, sending a Rakhi Hamper is the best possible option. The hampers come in various packages and can be customized to suit your needs. The best thing about these hampers is that you can give your loved ones various gifts within a single packet. When it comes to hampers, the most popular choices are chocolate hampers and mithai hampers which are bound to brighten up their day. These hampers are best suited for large families as they can be easily shared among the family members.
A Rakhi thali is one of the main requirements in any Rakhi celebration. It is part of the rituals and readymade thalis are easily available online for convenience. Modern Rakhi thalis are adorned with all the things that are a necessity in traditional Raksha Bandhan celebrations. A Rakhi Thali consists of a Rakhi, shagun nariyal, roli, tika, agarbatti and a diya. The sisters perform aarti before their brothers with this thali and tie the Rakhi thread on their wrists. This ritual is of immense importance because the thread and the knot signifies the bond shared by the siblings. The sisters then put kumkum powder on the forehead of their brother and offer them sweets.
Nothing can beat the age-old appeal of the chocolates. Everyone loves to receive a box full of mouth-watering chocolates from their siblings, irrespective of their age groups. Chocolates are universal symbols of happiness and there is hardly anyone who dislikes chocolates. Sisters residing abroad can send rakhi to India along with a boxful of mouthwatering chocolates from brands like Nestle, Ferrero Rocher, Geisha, Belgian Chocolates and more. Brothers on the other hand can send chocolates as return gifts to their sisters in India.
Bhaiya Bhabhi Gifts
Bhaiya Bhabhi Gifts are ideal gifts for brothers who have tied the knot and have started a new chapter in their lives. Their wives become very much part of the families and it is only fitting to include them in the celebrations of Raksha Bandhan. Sisters can choose to send dining vouchers from the five star restaurants like Oh! Calcutta, Sigree, Machaan, Taj or Mainland China to send as bhaiya bhabhi rakhi gifts to India. They can even choose to send a Rakhi gift hamper with dry fruits, chocolates and other treats that both of them can enjoy.
Gifts for Kids
Kid brothers and sisters are absolutely adorable and they deserve equally adorable gifts. You can send them soft toys, baby care hampers, soft pillows, chocolates, school accessories, slam books and more to make them feel elated and joyous.
Gifts for Sisters
Choosing a suitable gift for your dear sister can sometimes be hard and depending on your budget there is so much to choose from. You can choose to send ethnic apparels like sarees and salwars, chocolates, cosmetics, dry fruits or even personalized gifts to your dear sisters as Rakhi return gifts. A huge cuddly soft toy along with a box full of delectable chocolates will surely make your sister feel pampered.
Gifts for Brothers
Brothers love to feel on top of the world on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Along with a beautiful online Rakhi, you can send him gifts like a classy, elegant or funky wrist watch, a box of dry fruits, a dining voucher or a gift voucher for buying books to make him feel like a king. Your brothers will be easily overjoyed on receiving these gifts. Another way to make your brother feel special is by gifting them gadgets like an Apple iPod, smartphones from reputed brands, computer accessories or peripherals and gaming consoles.
Personalized gifts will definitely make your siblings happy and elated because a lot of thought and effort go into making a good personalized gift. Personalized gifts that have images of the childhood memories of the siblings printed on them, will make your brother or sister feel nostalgic about all those happy memories that you have spent together as child and during high-school or college days. You can choose from personalized products like photo mugs, photo keychains, rock photos, photo frames and more to elate your brother or sister.
These Rakhi gift ideas would definitely make your Rakhi 2015, a memorable affair to remember. The 24x7 online service offered by the online gifting portal will ensure prompt delivery of products and that too in perfect good condition. Send Rakhi, various gifts and return gifts along with lots of love and best wishes to your siblings in India from UK and usher in the festive mood of Raksha Bandhan.