Gifts going online

Confused over what to give to your sister on Rakhi, especially during these times of Covid-19? We suggest you go online. There are plenty of options available.

Rakhi, one of the biggest Indian festivals, is celebrated with a lot of fervour every year in almost the entire country. On this day, sisters tie a band (Rakhi) on their brothers’ wrist and the brothers in return promise to defend her in times of need. However, the mode of celebration has changed drastically down the years. Now it is celebrated with gifts and lots of mouth-watering eatables.These days brothers give a gift to their sister in exchange for Rakhi. But, this year’s outbreak of Covid-19 has disrupted the entire country and forced people to maintain social distancing. As expected, this year too, the festival will be celebrated, but keeping social distancing norms in mind. Most people will avoid visiting their sisters’ or brothers’ homes and celebrations will  largely be online. It means gifts will also go online. Confused as to what to gift your sister? Don’t worry, we will suggest a number of pocket-friendly gifts:

Online voucher
If you are confused about the choice of your sisters or if you are not sure whether your gift will be liked by them, then the best option is to give an online voucher card. Available in almost all retail brands like Shopper’s Stop, Amazon and Flipkart, the online vouchers are also an option for those brothers, who don’t want to spend much time thinking about the present. One can give as much as the pocket allows. The best part of these online vouchers is that donee can select the gift within a year or so.

OTT platform subscription
As the covid pandemic taught everyone to stay at home, people had nothing to do but watch their favourite videos or films on the OTT platforms. People spent hours and hours on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Zee5 during their free time, which they got in plenty during the lockdown. Therefore, nothing could be better than a subscription of these movie videos platforms. The best part is that these platforms are pocket-friendly, and the yearly subscriptions don’t cross Rs 2,000. Your sister will be happy and keep thanking you for the entire year.
NetFlix: Rs 499 (Monthly), Rs 199 (Monthly only on mobile)
Disney+ Hotstar: Rs 1,499 (Yearly subscription)
Amazon Prime Video: Rs 999 (Yearly)
ZEE5: Rs 999 (Yearly)
Voot: Rs 999 (Yearly)

They say, no gift can substitute books. Your sibling may be of any age, these books can be wonderful gifts. The market is flooded with books of all sorts, the only thing you have to know is her interest. From kids’ books to love stories, from motivational books to business books, there are plenty of books available on these online portals. Still confused, then the best option is to buy book vouchers from Amazon. If your sister is into reading, she will thank you all the time.

Gift a gadget
Gadgets are gifts that are always liked by everyone. In fact, the gadgets these days are not accessories but necessary. Therefore, nothing is better than gifting a useful gadget to your siblings. The gadget doesn’t mean only smartphones, but plenty of other things. You can give her a smart Band, if your sister is a fitness freak, earbud or neckband, if your sister is music crazy, Bluetooth speaker or powerbank is liked by everyone. But which brand? You have to choose. Companies like Realme, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, all have some of the exciting accessories collection at a pocket-friendly price.
Realme 30W Dart power bank priced at Rs 1,999,
Realme Neckband: Rs1,399.

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