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Celebrating Rakshabandhan in Lockdown

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With Rakshabandhan (August 3) under a cloud of COVID-19, there are many things you can do to maintain your bond with your sibling.

Whether you are planning to enjoy virtual celebrations or one with social distancing, this time rakhi celebrations will be different from the previous years. The best part is that the celebrations can be traditional with a contemporary twist.

Magical Mithai Rakhi Box & Choco_Bombay Sweet Shop
Magical Mithai Rakhi Box & Choco_Bombay Sweet Shop

Here are some options:

Rakshabandhan without a rakhi is unthinkable so Rubans has curated an exclusive Rakhi box that packs in everything a sister needs to celebrate Rakhi with her brother.

The Story Brand has something for kids celebrating the festival too. Each gift box includes a personalised backpack, a mask set (two masks and a pouch), a personalised key ring (girls) or personalised Rakhi (boys), set of five gift tags.

Seed Paper India has a hamper pack which includes one plantable seed rakhi, instruction card, cocopot planter, organic fertiliser / cocopeat, roli made of rose petal powder, rice in glass bottle that costs Rs. 250. You can alternately buy a Rakhi which will cost Rs 100 (excluding courier).

LT Personal
LT Personal

Brownsalt Bakery has collaborated with The Gram Art Project to give away eco-friendly seed rakhis along with their artisanal bespoke gift hamper. These rakhis can be upcycled into a flowering plant post the celebration. Their artisanal, bespoke gift hamper features their signature granola flavours, indulgent Belgium chocolate cookies some biscotti along with a bundle of goodies.

Pure Nutrition that has a special rakhi hamper with immunity-boosting products like Vitamin C -1000 mg Natural Amla Extract and Orange peel extract, Curcumin Plus – made with a patent filed PNS technology that delivers the goodness of turmeric straight to the cells, Immune Pro with natural antiviral and antibacterial ingredients & Zinc ZMA – packed with zinc and magnesium.

The luxury long-stay hotel & residence, Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore has launched staycation packages for Rakhi as a brother’s gift to the sister and a friend or her family or the siblings with their family.

Eco-friendly Rakshabandhan with Brownsalt Bakery & The Gram Art Project
Eco-friendly Rakshabandhan with Brownsalt Bakery & The Gram Art Project

‘MediBuddy-DocsApp Gold’, an annual medical subscription- a perfect blend of efficiency and comfort that offers unlimited online consultations for the customer and his/her entire family for 1 year with experienced health specialists and MD doctors across 18 departments.

With a fun take on traditional Indian mithai and sweets, Bombay Sweet Shop brings familiar flavours with carefully sourced ingredients that are 100% vegetarian

Read the full story that first appeared in The Free Press Journal dated August 2, 2020 here:

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