They pull and they tease, they snatch the remote and always wipe the ice-cream tub clean, they will do everything possible to get on your last nerve and yet when anyone else utters one condescending word against them, you transform into the most protective mamma bear on the planet. They might be little pests but they’re your pests to deal with and you wouldn’t have it any other way, and there’s no better day than Rakhi to remind you of that. This is the one day that you’re going to get away with demanding bucket loads of pressies from them and they have no choice but to deliver – it is tradition after all. And when it comes to shopping, you know you can bank on us. We’ve brought you our list of Rakhi must-haves that you can ask for this year. Because sometimes, being a sister, is even better than being a princess!

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LYDC Neon Shoulder Bag (₹1,100)

Contemporary, stylish and very on-trend is this LYDC Neon Pink Shoulder Bag. In a satchel style, the bag has a snake skin textured upper adjustable pin buckle shoulder, strap flap closure with a snap button fastening, pin buckle trims on the flap, a single compartment with interior zipper folders and a wide pocket at the front with an ID folder. Not only will you be making a serious fashion statement but this sling will keep you organised and on top off it. It’s a total no-brainer for you to get pampered with.

Available at www.koovs.com

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La Folie Macarons (Starts at ₹495)

This Raksha Bandhan, demand multi-sensory pleasure with La Folie’s choice of luxuriant boxes. With Tahitian vanilla, raspberries from Mexico, hazelnuts from Turkey and Iranian pistachios—their exotically sourced ingredients make for inventive haute cakes that pays homage to the patisserie’s culinary lineage.

This season their line of festive gifts will fit perfectly with your budget. They offer a range of items that suit all your confectionary needs—especially if you’re looking for something unique. We’re crushing hard on this box of 12 delectable macarons, beautifully gifted up!

Store Address: 16, Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, Next to Trishna Restaurant, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, 400 001.

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Pipa+Bella Vouchers

This season, get spoilt by your brother and get him to buy you a Pipa+Bella voucher that you can redeem later for some of the best baubles you’ll be able to get your hands on. Brothers are always so clueless—so there’s no harm in helping them out a bit. This Rakhi, get your brother to buy you a gift from Pipa+Bella, one of our favourite accessory hot-spots! Whether it’s a chunky tribal necklace or a pair of cosmic dust earrings—PB will give you a coupon code so you can shop at ease.

Shop for Pipa+Bella at www.pipabella.com

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Sheer Floral Jacket from The Closet Label (₹1,550)

Get your brother to buy you this lightweight Sheer Floral Jacket that can be styled beautifully with all kinds of clothing. Don't miss out on the floral trend this season, as this jacket will instantly add edge to your attire. Pair it with a plain tank top or a maxi dress for that perfect day-to-night look!

Available at www.theclosetlabel.com

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Pop and Quirky Gifts from DVAR (₹12,500)

This year, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan DVAR presents a collection of pop clutches by clutch couturist Ritte Khanna under her label ‘Bling It On’. With the help of your big bro, you can add the perfect pop of colour to your look with this abstract and quirky range. As the name implies, the collection strums a stylish beat in rebellious colours like shocking pink, lime yellow and aqua blue and funky-frisky designs paired with an elegant splash of shimmer.

Store Address: Hill Crest, 10th Road, Opposite HSBC Bank, Juhu

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ROYCE’ for Rakhi ( approximately ₹2,500)

This festive season, Japanese chocolate haven ROYCE’ Chocolates offers limited edition gift boxes for Rakhi. Instruct your brother to stop by the Palladium ROYCE’ or Juhu ROYCE’ store this weekend to pick up your limited editon Rakhi gift box! Nutty chocolate bars or Mild Cacao (delicate milk chocolate dusted with cacao powder)—take your pick!

ROYCE’ chocolates are available in Mumbai and Bengaluru

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Antique Brass Square Box (₹1,550)

Beautiful keepsakes, jewellery, and precious collectibles are perfectly presented and contained in this glass-sided box. It makes for a thoughtful gift and an innovative idea, you can even fill up the box with colourful, scented potpourri every once in a while.

Available at www.thehomelabel.com