Raksha Bandhan Gift Guide 2020

Pandemic gifting - never before, never again…

Never before has a festival like Raksha Bandhan fallen during a pandemic. Not in our lifetime, at least. And never before has it given the brothers and sisters to make it a sweeter-than-usual treat either. Having spent months locked up with each other (worst case scenario), or separated from your sibling, these gifts are perfect to bring a smile on their faces. 

Gearing up for a reunion of the siblings? Retail therapy is out of the question at the moment. Why not order some of these cool gifts instead? We’ve got the list for you to spend your hard-earned money on that beloved sibling…

Philips SenseIQ Hair Dryer (₹9,995)

DIY is the need of the hour, and if you understand your sister’s need to get shiny, healthy hair while salons are still struggling to open, you’d earn more than brownie points from your sister. Philips SenseIQ Hair Dryer provides effective hair drying while protecting your sister’s shiny mane from damage from excess heat. Its in-built sensors measure your hair’s temperature more than 4,000 times per styling session to quickly adapt temperature to lock in up to 90% of hair’s natural moisture. This results in hair which is well blow dried, without losing its natural moisture.

Order the Philips SenseIQ Hair Dryer here

Automobili Lamborghini special edition Clima Bottle (₹3,500 approx)

A little bit of lockdown indulgence never hurt anyone, right? This special edition Clima Bottle produced specially by Automobili Lamborghini and 24Bottles is one your brother would appreciate having on his WFH station. Both premium Italian brands have brought this stylish stainless steel flask to promote the reduction of disposable plastic bottles. The design language takes the collaboration to fruition, as the design represents the iconic camouflage sported by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ when it took the track record at Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife. So while your busy bee brother keeps up with the WFH routine, his Clima Bottle will keep his beverage hot or cold, no matter how long the work hours!

Order your bottle here


Ambrane BeatsDuo True Wireless Stereo Earphones (₹3,299)

Those office calls are killer, and the entire fam needn’t know what goes on when your boss fries your brain early Monday morning. No more excuses about the flat tires, eh! Add the BeatsDuo earbuds to the list of gifts both siblings could benefit from. The Ambrane earbuds are compatible with all smartphones, and give a seamless connection within a 10-metre range. The battery life is up to 20+7 hours (7 hours of playtime on single charge and about 20 hours when recharged in the charging case) and the ease and comfort of longer wear will make you go through a regular work day while keeping it subtle. 

Order Ambrane BeatsDuo True Wireless Stereo Earphones here


Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa (from ₹14,700)

2020 has been an unusual year. And while staying safe, doing the dishes and fighting over whose turn it is to clean, there’s so much more you had planned for the start of a new decade that just didn’t see the light of day. Why not take this opportunity and gift your sibling a stay at the Hilton Shillim Estate. A weekend of pampering should be enough to wash away the woes of 2020 (or maybe partly), and will provide the much-needed change of scene. Opened keeping all safety measures in place, this relaxing getaway could be your ticket to your sibling’s will. Explore their Dream Away offer with a discount of 30% on the tariff from 7th August 2020 till 31st March 2021. Plan a quick holiday together, forget the exhaustions of the lockdown, connect with nature and order all the room service you can for the days you stay there. 

Book a stay at the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa here

Canon EOS 1500D (₹30,995)

The sunsets have been beautiful lately. Or maybe we’ve just found the time to notice the beauty of them daily occurrences. Either way, the fact that he hadn’t invested in a good camera before the lockdown changed our lives forever is still weighing on your brother. End his regret by gifting him a camera that’s good enough for all users, even beginners. An authentic DSLR experience it is, to say the least, and it’s pocket friendly too (if you’re aware of camera prices in general). The Canon EOD 1500D is equipped with a 24.1MP APS-C-size CMOS sensor, it’s got a built-in Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity that enables seamless upload of photos and videos to social media and comes loaded with five filter effects to make his pandemic photography one he’ll remember forever… and thank you for that!

Buy the Canon EOS 1500D here