Raksha Bandhan is almost here, and if you have brothers you tie to or send across, it's time you have your Rakhis sorted. Why not celebrate the festival of love and brotherhood stylishly with some trendy and unique rakhis while the basic ones take a seat back this year? Here's a curation of affordable to premium rakhis and bracelets that could substitute the usual rakhis, even holding symbols of affection and protection behind them!
Fashionable and Unique Rakhi Alternatives:
Starting with an eco-friendly alternative to the usual rakhis this year, you should consider getting plantable ones. With these sustainable rakhis, we not only save Mother Earth but still have the choice of keeping the rakhi close to us in the form of plants. Some might have a single seed, while some have several, leaving your brother with another thoughtful gift that'll always remind him of you!
#TTSRecommends: PHOOL Plantable Rakhis (₹ 265 onwards)
Now to some fashionable ones, Leather bracelets are super stylish and versatile, pairing well with almost any outfit, whether Indian or Western wear. Several brands offer leather bands men can wear as rakhis, the perfect choice for all the fashion-conscious brothers. There are various styles of leather bracelets, from braided to ones with a charm, from singular to multiple bands, even those differing in colours like black or brown, and many more. These bracelets can be worn year-round and for any occasion.
#TTSRecommends: The Leather Story Rakhi Bracelets (₹ 600 and ₹ 1,095 for set of 2)
Kadas are timeless and hold great significance, a replacement for the basic rakhis, having similar sentiments. What makes them extra special is that it's something men can keep close with them at all times, a thoughtful gift from their sisters that pairs with anything. You can opt for a plain and simple Kada or ones with a design, both cherished by your brother, no doubt. Kadas are available in silver and gold, with the silver ones more suitable for men.
#TTSRecommends: Myrie Men's Kada (₹ 1,390 onwards)
What makes designer rakhis stand out is the intricacy behind them, stylish enough to be worn even after the festival. An understandable splurge, these rakhis look like every other rakhi while being fashionable, giving it the oomph factor. The handcrafted designer rakhis will have anyone mesmerised, looking gorgeous on whoever dons it, especially working well with Indian wear. Having a range to choose from, you can also opt for those rakhis that can pair with Western wear.
#TTSRecommends: Torani Rakhi's (₹ 1,800 onwards)
Gemstones are precious or semi-precious stones cut, polished and made into jewellery. Gemstones are said to have healing properties, are powerful and ward off any evil, making them the perfect alternatives to the general rakhis. You can even opt to get your brother's birthstone, increasing the significance of these bracelets up a notch. Not only do the values behind gemstones make it great, but the bracelets are also super fancy and stylish to wear, allowing your brother to keep something close to him at all times.
#TTSRecommends: Misho Men's Bracelet (₹ 5,150 & ₹ 8,240)