Thursday, July 8, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Gifts

Raksha Bandhan Gifts are exchanged as a integral part of rakhi ,
gifts are given by elder brothers to the sisters in acceptance of their raksha. They bless their sisters after the thread tying ceremony and give gifts. In the case of younger brothers, it is the sisters who give them gifts along with the Rakhi. The gifts given on Rakhi include gifts, sweets , dry fruits or clothes etc.Raksha Banhan is on Tuesday, August 24 2010.

Of late, it has become customary for the sisters to gift something in return to the brothers, younger or elder. The reason for this change are the ever increasing distances. Rakhi gifts are an extended expression of love and affection that the siblings share.

One of the major changes that has occurred in Indian tradition of Rakhi gifts is that men's Bracelets- fashion accessory made of gold or silver are gifted as Rakhi Gifts. Men's Bracelets are long lasting and are a constant reminder to the brothers of their love for their sisters . It is the most readily acceptable replacement among gifts for a Rakhi, as it is tied on the wrist and is useful.

Some Sister's do gift their brother's wrist watches, to remind their brothers of the precious times they shared .

Sweets and chocolates have always been a part of the gifts given on Rakhi. Dry fruits are a convenient alternative and more preferred these days as Rakhi gifts. Pen sets, shirts or mobile accessories or a jeweled tie pin are other nice Rakhi gift options.

So, this Raksha Bandhan, gift your brother something he loves. Gift him something that will remind the two of you of the lovely time spent together on Raakhi.

No comments:

Post a Comment