Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond between siblings with a golden thread, some sweets, and a lovingly given gift! But not all gifts have to burn a hole in your pockets dear brothers! Read on for some great gift ideas that you can buy for your sister at less than a thousand bucks
Sonilex Android Shape MP3 Player and/or IBall iRocker - Back Earphone
This cute Sonilex MP3 player will have your music lover sister dance to your tunes, and at less than Rs. 400/- you won't regret this purchase. Shaped like the Android robot logo, it comes in a wide variety of colours that will please both the giver and the receiver.
Pair it with the stylish iBall iRocker back earphones (price < Rs. 500/-), to give your sister a complete musical gift! It comes in various snazzy colours, so you can pick one to match the mp3 player, and your sister's personality!
Enter USB Flash Drive (Zodiac Signs)
This one is for the quirky and the astrology hobbyists! Bejeweled pen drives that you can buy as per your sister's Zodiac signs whether her sun sign is Aries - See Aries 4GB Pen Drive or Gemini - See Gemini 4GB Pen Drive or Sagittarius - See Sagittarius 8GB Pen Drive! (Look at the links in the related products section for pen drives for other sun signs)
With this gift you will definitely get bonus points for remembering her sun sign. Don't let her know though, that the price of these studded little gadgets is less than Rs. 500/-.
Or perhaps, those who are religious minded will prefer a pen drive with a Shree Krishna motif - See Shree Krishna 4GB Divine Pen Drive or one with an image of Tirupati Balaji - See Tirupati Balaji 8GB Pen Drive.
Logitech M235 USB 3-Button Wireless Mouse (Floral Foray)
The Logitech M235 USB 3-Button Wireless Mouse (Floral Foray) will bring a touch of beauty to your sister's desk. This unique mouse will give your sister's desktop or laptop a unique look, and you can pick a design that suits her style.
This wireless mouse has Logitech's advanced optical tracking technology which basically means that it can be used accurately on most surfaces. You will need a standard AA sized battery to power the mouse; Logitech promises that the battery will last you an entire year. Another beautiful aspect of this mouse is that the wireless receiver which plugs in to the computers USB port is tiny - which makes it so unobtrusive you'll forget it is even there. All these features make it the perfect accessory for your sister's laptop!
Headturnerz Angry Birds Space laptop skin
This one is for Angry Birds fans. If you know the exact size of your sister's laptop, get her this Angry Birds Laptop Skin and you will be her favourite sibling for the rest of the year!
It costs less than Rs. 400/-, so you can spend the rest of your budget on sweets, or Ferrero Rocher chocolates , crystals from Swarovski, or even books by Amish Tripathi, a copy of The Hunger Games for yourself, or for you sister.
Quick Heal Mobile Security Freedom Pack 1 Year
This one is my favourite pick of the list, as it is well worth the price for the peace of mind it provides you and your sibling.
One of the symbolic traditions of Raksha Bandhan is the brother promising to protect his sister. This year, you can help protect her smartphone from virus and malware by gifting her a smartly priced antivirus license. Quick Heal Mobile Antivirus costs less than Rs. 400/-, and will protect your dear sister's smartphone for an entire year!
And do let me know in the comments if you found any of these gift ideas useful. Let me know what you did end up buying her!
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