India is known for its diverse culture and tradition specially when it comes to celebrating any festival, be it any religion. We, Indians are very much extravagant when it comes to expressing our feelings towards our loved ones. Rakhshabandan or Rakhi is one such festival, which showcases the special bonding between brothers and sisters. Rakhi is celebrated on the Purnima (Full moon day) in the month of Shravana. On the special day sister ties a sacred thread on her brother’s hand and the custom is followed by Pooja and the brother is obliged to take a vow to protect the sister. In short, Rakhabandhan is a special way of expressing brother’s duty of protecting his sister as Raksha implies Protection and Bandhan implies bond.
In India, this day is celebrated with lots of fun and excitement. But destiny has taken some of us to a new land UAE, where we Indians try hard to plant our culture and tradition in our homes. Same is the case during any festival, where half of the family is in India and the remaining in Dubai, UAE. But in this generation, where technology has taken its turn to connect two poles of the world, exchange of love and gifts across the countries has become much easier.
Across the years we have seen that almost all Indian festivals are celebrated in UAE with the same excitement and joy be it Diwali, Holi or Rakhi. As mentioned, yes a strong effort to keep our culture and tradition alive in this part of the world. And when it comes to the important part of the Rakhi day, it’s the gift shared by the brother to his sister to show his love and affection towards her. Now, what to buy for her to bring a broad wide smile on her face is a big question? The answer depends on factors like her age, interest etc
We have got many offers and deals for the special day in making your loved one’s day even more special. To make things easier, let’s categorize it age wise.
For the cute little Sisters/ Cousins
- Babyshop – Is the sister a new born or an infant, well it’s the parents job to include the little ones also part of the tradition. What better option will u have than pampering the little bundle of joy with some gifts from the Baby Shop. Or is it a little angel cousin who has tied Rakhi for the big brother? Grab a Baby Shop Gift card online to gift to the beautiful doll. This eGift Card can help towards a snug sleeping bag or a super-hero baby-grow. Alternatively, cots, pushchairs, and nursery equipment are also up for grabs. Toys range from the cuddly and colourful to more high-tech and engaging gadgets, while bottles, first beds, and swanky outfits are available for those moving on from the toddle. This store has everything that parents could possibly need for their children, from baby items to clothes for young adults.
- Toys R Us – A perfect gift to your little sister if she’s the one who loves being in the fancy world with Barbie and toys. Toys “R” Us is one of the top toy stores and it exists in sixteen locations in the Middle East and North African region. It would be like heaven to any child you gave it to, because they would have over 8,500 toys to choose from, ranging from educational items and electronics, to different types of software and the latest games on the market. The hottest new arrivals are also available from a range of exclusive brands such as Disney, Hello Kitty, Play Doh, Edu Science, Transformers, and much more! For over sixteen years, Toys “R” Us Gift Card has been a favorite for kids and adults as it has a wide range of fun and educational toys to choose from.
For the young beautiful Sisters/Cousins
- Splash Fashions – Well, what else can you think of for your teenager sister who is a fashion freak and loves to shop. You can’t go wrong with a Splash eGift Card endorsed by none other than Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan! Splash offers trendy fashion & accessories for men, women and teens. It’s the perfect eGift Card for your stylish loved ones! Splash Fashions has a range of clothing which are suitable for work, home, or just a regular day out. For women, there are a range of Formal Shirts, jumpers, blazers, cardigans, as well as dresses and skirts. Nothing spells chic and smart casual like Splash Fashions. The Splash Fashion kids store offers stylish clothing for juniors and would make it an ideal gift for a baby shower or for your trendy friends who like to dress their kids in the hottest fashions!
- Nail Spa – Pamper your beautiful sister with some ‘Self time’, Make her feel special with a gift card from Nail Spa. From manicures and pedicures, to waxing, threading, facials and several treatments, this place is a girl’s best friend. Complete pampering is available with treatment packages including, Nail Necessities, So Smooth waxing and threading, Therapeutic Treats, Facials in a Flash, Let’s Go Lashes, and Minx nail decals. The Nail Spa is up-to-date with all the latest beauty secrets, especially in the celebrity world, which is why they offer A-list skin care products such as Heaven by Deborah Mitchell and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. For those who are super busy and can’t make it into the salon, The Nail Spa offers services that will come to your home or office. The Nail Spa also offers fun party packages for those ‘girls night out’, bridal showers, baby showers and more!
- Wojooh Cosmetics and Perfumes – For the trendy, gorgeous beauty conscious ladies out there, clutch this one as the best gift on this special occasion to show what they mean to you. With the latest in makeup, fragrance, skin care and hair, we have everything to fulfil her beauty needs. Whether she’s simply looking for a new foundation, or to experiment with a complete makeover, our Wojooh Beauty Experts are always on hand to offer her the latest in tips and tricks for the perfect look.
- Aldo Apparel gift card – Got a sister who is fanatic about trendy foot wear? We have got Aldo Apparel gift card for her. ALDO is an International brand that specializes in the creation of on-trend fashion footwear and accessories for stylish, young women and men. The collection has fashionable inspiration taken from the numerous trends found around the world, giving consumers a global perspective on fashion.
- Lifestyle Gift card – A Multi Brand store with a presence of 200 stores offering the widest range of Beauty & Fashion – Make up, Bath and Body, Teen Accessories, Fashion Bags & accessories. Also available are the exclusive spread of Home Décor, Bath Decor, Wall Décor, Chandeliers, Home Fragrance and Furnishings, Bedding and Towel brands
For the sister who loves Gold & Diamond
- Joy Alukkas Gold – It’s a well-known fact that Diamonds are girl’s best friends. So why not make your sister happy with it. Make her day with one of the best jewelers in world. Be it Polki, Diamonds, Pearls, Gold and other precious collections; find everything you’re looking for at the best rates and best quality. So surprise someone, make someone smile today with a priceless gift from Joyalukkas. You can even customize your gift message to make it something special with personal touch.
- Malabar Gold and Diamonds – Are you always bullied by your sister that you don’t love her? Most of the sisters do that. Well, give her a reply to it this time. Choose from an exquisite range of breathtaking creations from Malabar Gold and diamonds and make your special ones feel more special. Each product in our stores are a work of art, beﬁtting the elegant perception of a connoisseur – adornments that accentuate grace, in tune with the aesthetic sense and attitude of today’s woman.
We have just mentioned few options for the Rakhi gifts in Dubai where as there is lot more on our website to bring a wide smile on your sister’s face. Grab them and make her day. After all there is no friend like a sister.