Gift an emotion

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Gift an emotion

Friday, 31 July 2020 | Team Viva

Gift an emotion

As gifting remains sacrosanct, here’s a guide of thoughtful ideas you can use to send love to your siblings this Rakshabandhan

It has been a tough year. With a pandemic hitting people across the world, it is the bond of relationships that has kept humans going and facing the situation strongly, albeit from a distance. Rakshabandhan, the festival that celebrates the love-hate bond of siblings, is just round the corner but may not be the occasion for hugs and kisses yet. But with technology, there’s no missing the human touch. E-commerce is playing a key role in making sure the festive spirit is alive and keeping siblings connected despite the lockdown and travel bans. And needless to say, gifting remains sacrosanct too. Here’s a guide of thoughtful ideas you can use to send love to your siblings staying away from you.

Customised hampers

Various companies are offering surprise gift cards. Bata is offering customised e-gift cards up to 15 per cent off. You can choose from different template options available and add a customised message for your sibling, which will be delivered directly to them. Finding a rakhi combo becomes easy with Amazon, Flipkart and various other platforms offering personalised hampers, one of which includes a coffee mug, greeting card and a customised rakhi.

One such is also Occasionally Silly, which has introduced a range of quirky hampers. Sumit Gaddi, CEO and founder of the brand, says, “I believe gifting is an emotion. In fact, people are spending substantially more time in choosing their gifts and going an extra mile in customising them. Brands are coming up with unique ideas to curate personalised gift hampers as per the interest of an individual and yet they are very creative and thoughtful.”

Glam-up for Zoom

Wondering how to make for a perfect Zoom celebration and look your best? Well, you can add the new blue, round-neck kurta set from Aurelia. With grey-blue embroidery, a printed skirt and a simple dupatta, it can be easily accessorised with a pair of mini jhumkis. With the floral pattern, a set from W has that complete festive vibe to it. It comes with a pink top, a dhoti along with a sheer jacket.

Comfort fit has always been the mantra for men and t-shirts can be a great gifting option. Buy your brother a blue collared neck t-shirt from Cantabil to make his wardrobe a little more stylish even while he is working from home.

A gift of health

What could be more heart-felt gift than good health? Plans from Religare Health Insurance offer a wide-range of benefits from in-patient hospitalisation to pre and post-hospitalisation. Some plans also offer coverage for alternative treatments and annual health check-up with the option of unlimited automatic recharge of sum insured.

A gift that benefits health may be especially helpful to someone who wouldn’t normally purchase such an item or doesn’t know about available options. A wearable fitness monitor is helpful to track everything from heart rate to the number of steps walked per day. Try Hammer Fit Pro Smart Fitness Band, which comes with a detailed ultralight fashionable design, built with 0.96 inches LED colour HD display for a better visual experience. It is useful in tracking and monitoring almost all the daily activities like blood pressure, sleep patterns, calories burned and more. It is 100 per cent waterproof for stress-free use during water activities.

Gadgets for him

Technology can be a wonderful thing as long as you closely manage your relationship with it. Show the gesture of love with OPPO A-series smartphones and give a much anticipated upgrade, that too without burning a hole in your pocket. While the OPPO A-52 comes with a powerful 12 MP quad camera to turn every beautiful memory into a photograph, the A12 comes with a 13 MP primary camera to keep selfie game on top.

How about gifting your sibling a Thomson Bluetooth Speaker that pours out 10watts of pure clean sound with great bass? Its added 10-metre range sets you free. It will be something that one can truly cherish. Most importantly, it will last many years to remind you of a special year where your thoughts counted over the credit card.

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