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10 Rakhi Gifts for Brothers and Sisters

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Rakhi is less than a fortnight away! This week I will be talking about a few things related to the festival celebrating sibling love. Today’s post is on 10 items (all below Rs.2000) that any brother or sister will love receiving. You can’t go wrong with these. I have linked his and her versions of the same items, no matter what personality type your sibling will be glad to receive these. It’s best to start your Rakhi shopping before the last minute rush and delays in shipping happen. Happy shopping!

coffee mugs rakhi

 

First is the most common gift item ever, but in funkier and prettier versions.

His: Alphabet Coffee Mug by Chumbak (Rs.236)
Her: Interlace Bouquet Glass Mug by India Circus (Rs.599)

People usually buy mobile cases themselves, but when they are as edgy and slightly expensive as these cases your effort will be well appreciated.

His: Domino Real Cherry Wood Case by Daily Objects (Rs.1785)
Her: Geometrical Pastel Case by Daily Objects (Rs.1185)

mobile case rakhi

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Creative Housewarming Gift Baskets

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Gift baskets give you a chance to get creative, breaking away from the usual store bought items. As much as we might love an expensive bottle of wine or a set of fancy glassware- a set of thoughtful items have a charm of their own. Following are three convenient yet stylish personalized gift baskets with individual tag messages.

GUEST LAV BASKET

guest bathroom basket

Pretty and practical- a basket of guest bathroom necessities. A few simple items to deck up a basic builder grade bath area. A potted plant, scented hand soap, a couple of hand towels and a chalkboard for the wall. Along with the useful cane basket add a matching message tag.

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Housewarming Gift Guide

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Moving houses is tough and a friend who just moved deserves a thoughtful housewarming gift. Reward them with stylish and functional must-have items. Following are gifts that anyone with a new address would appreciate, from storage solutions to new additions to their art collection. These items are sure to make you a favourite of the host , without killing your wallet thanks to the three price point options for each interior style.

The three price points are: (A) Less than Rs.1000 (B) Rs.1000-Rs.3000 (C) Above Rs.3000

CRAFT REVIVAL

craft revival

Flight of Bird Table Clock (Rs.799)/ Floral Avenues Mounted Wall Art (Rs.1999)/ Mudramark Horse End Table (Rs.2834)

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Last Minute Idea for Father’s Day

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In the last post in the Father’s Day series is a last minute idea for all those busy children who forgot to buy their dad a gift. If you are crafty you could also check out my last post on DIY gifts which take less than an hour and half. Today’s idea is one I recently used on my dad’s birthday. Me and my brother went on a last minute gift search but couldn’t find any so we ended up surprising our tea lover dad with Bed Tea, more like a breakfast in bed. You could check a snap of that on my instagram here. Let’s get started!

ITEMS REQUIRED

For the Sandwich: 5 slices of bread+1 cucumber+1 cube cheese+Butter+Salt and Pepper for taste

For the Fruit Plate: 2 apples+2 mangoes

For the Fruit Jelly: 6 jelly pieces ( I used the Cup Jelly)+3 pc plums+5 black grapes+11 pc cherries

For the Tea: Tea leaves+Sugar+Milk+Water

For the set-up: 1 big tray+2 side plates+1 big bowl+1 tea-cup+1 napkin+1 spoon+1 fork+1 tissue+1 card (optional)

ToolsHeart Cutter set ( you could use any shape cutter)+Knife+Vegetable peeler+Chopping board+Extra plates/trays for preparation

The presentation is very important for this idea. Keeping in mind the seasonal mangoes and apples I have used a colour theme of yellow and white. I have used a yellow tray, glass plates, glass bowl, glass cup and a white paper doilie. I would advise you to use heart shape cutters because it’s the symbol of affection, even though you could leave the items bare too.

SANDWICH

heart sandwhich

Step 1: Using a bigger sized heart, I used the third size in the set, cut into the breads individually. Most pieces tear off on their own, or you could use a knife to scrape the sides.

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Gifts to Make – In 90 Minutes

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The third post in the Father’s Day series is on 3 DIYs you can make in under ninety minutes each. There is a candy box for a sweet toothed dad like mine, a personal message framed photograph and a timeline card. These gifts require bare minimum skill level and very few supplies. I have used CorelDraw for print editing but you could use any graphic software you are comfortable with. Let’s get started!

CANDY BOX

candy box

Materials Required: 250 grams Candy + 1 Gift box + 10 Self adhesive clear plastic bags + 1 A4 sheet 180gsm + 1 Double sided thin tape + Scissors

Approx time: 90 minutes

Step 1: Buy a mix of different candies.

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