Rakhi or Raksha-Bandhan, is a ritualistic reminder that no matter how much you and your siblings may fight or disagree, there are some things, only they can truly understand (including our wardrobe tastes). So this Rakhi, we’ve put together a gifting guide to help you find the perfect token of appreciation for your sister.
The Jewlery Collector
Does your sister have a jewelry addiction? Are the perfect pair of earrings her weakness? Would she go for new jewelry over a pair of clothes? If so, we’ve picked out three pieces by contemporary Indian jewelry designers that can perfectly integrate into an Indian and Western closet. Adi Handmade’s Gold Hoops are a rare take on the classic hoop, kyanite stones in hues of midnight sky are inlayed in gold. Tallin’s delicate flower earrings are precious and gentle while Arundhati De-Sheth's Pearl Mermaid earrings edge on a more playful side.
The Accessory Aficionado
Is your sister bag obsessed? We don’t blame her. A bag is our most functional accessory. For the down-to-earth sibling, we recommend the Balenciaga Tote in blush, which works perfectly for everyday errands, day outings and the chaotic all-dump personality. The Chloé Daria bag is chic and all purpose. A roomy brown bag with a braided strap can never go wrong for an all-purpose present. We recommend the Kate Mirror Bag if your sister is always in need of a new evening bag. The classic style and luminous silver makes for a no fail gift.
The Free-Spirited Soul
For the beach loving, free spirited, bohemian member of your family, we recommend, the handwoven Ikat print dress by De Castro. Sustainable, vibrant and rooted in tradition, this dress makes for a consciously shopped, contemporary look. The Anna Belt bag by Wandler, in “Spicy”, works as a fun, playful and feisty gift for hands free, practical fashion. Our last recommendation is an earthy anklet by Ancient Greek Sandals, so the feet can sing as they sink into the earth with every step.
Does your sister get bitten by the travel bug often? Is she always dreaming of her next vacation? We know it’s hard to travel right now, but the right present can go a long way. We recommend an effortless blue shirt dress by Three Graces, comfortable, lightweight and easy to wear. The YSL Boucle Bag, is right on the raffia trend. Spacious and stylish, it works perfectly for the beach, travel outings or a picnic. We also love the textured look of Snakeskin Hoops by The Line. These earrings go with everything without looking boring.
Is your sister all about no-fuss minimalism and clean lines? Consider, the Berry Giselda Dress by our newest brand, Collectiva Concepción, handwoven and naturally dyed in a romantic petal pink, the slightly puffed sleeves and ankle length make for a dreamy, clean look. Or perhaps, go for a Wandler bag in pristine white for a classic that’s easy on the eyes. If your sister’s a fan of jewellery, why not consider the simple star pendant in black enamel by Angana Nanavaty so she can always wear a token of your love with her.
The Life of The Party
Is your sister the life of the party? Is she always dragging you out of the house for a 4 am binge or an impromptu concert? If that’s the case, she’s going to need a new outfit to flaunt for the post-pandemic party. We love the sequined giraffe print dress by Balmain, fit for a queen, dressed in gold. If your sister is more of a bag person and seems to misplace her wallet and keys often, we recommend the Vicky bag in sequined silver, for a practical present. For a more playful look, we recommend crystal earrings by Saint Laurent because nothing says a good time like stars and tassels.
Happy shopping and we wish you and your family well!