Raksha Bandhan 2024: Auspicious Time & Best Gifts

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi celebrates the beautiful bond that brothers & sisters share. This is a day of celebration & love, filled with colourful rituals & exchange of gifts & good food. Read our piece to learn what you can gift your siblings, based on their Moon sign.

Raksha Bandhan 2024: Auspicious Time & Best Gifts


Raksha Bandhan is a traditional Hindu ceremony, which celebrates the love and affectionate bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers. Rakhi is indicated to protect the brothers from evil influences. Sisters pray for their long life and happiness. The brothers in turn, give a gift, which is a promise that they will protect their sisters from any harm. Within these Rakhis are sacred feelings and well wishes for the safeguarding and long life of the brothers. This festival is mostly celebrated in North India among the Hindu community.

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Raksha means protection and Bandhan means bond. It is also a great sacred verse of unity, acting as a symbol of life's advancement and a leading messenger of togetherness. Rakhi strengthens the bond of love between brothers and sisters, and revives the emotional bonding.

Raksha Bandhan Date: 19 August 2024

Auspicious time to tie Rakhi: 1:46 PM till 4:19 PM and 6:52 PM till 9:07 PM


We celebrate Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan every year on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravan. Therefore it is also known as Rakhi Purnima.


Raksha Bandhan Celebration

On this special day, celebrations are due for both brothers and sisters alike, since this a day that celebrates the special affectionate bond between brothers and sisters. Brothers are entrusted with the promise of protection of their sisters and the sisters lavishly treat their brothers to amazing experiences and gifts.

Apart from the ritualistic celebrations, you can spend an extraordinary day indulging in your brother-sisterly rituals, tell them how much they have enriched your lives, and of course buy your brothers and sisters a special gift to commemorate this beautiful day.

Now of course comes the million dollar question, what should you gift them? What is it that they will like the most and appreciate you for? We are here to help you figure out this mystery, with the help of suggestions based on Moon sign.

What to gift your brother or sister on Raksha Bandhan?

Sometimes you may wonder how your family relations may fare. We bring to you an analysis of moon signs and family relations.


They are outdoorsy, energetic, and fun loving. They love anything that is new to them. They are impulsive and sporty. They are a fire sign and have that flame of energy brimming inside them. They love the surge of adrenaline, no matter how less or more. Creative, adaptive, and insightful, they are a force to reckon with. Their fiery energy is contagious and makes them highly competitive.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Mountain Bike, Sports Equipment, New sporty shoes, gaming console, or home gym kit.

Gift Ideas for sisters: Assorted pack of chocolates, statement jewellery, red coloured dress, or fancy earphones.


They love fine things in life. After a long hard day, they like to relax in style. Sensual, strong, and indulgent, they make the life of others around them better. They are goal-oriented and work hard and therefore on this special day, they deserve a lot of pampering. They are artistic and are quite close to nature.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A good old bottle of fine quality Scotch, Bath bombs and bath essentials, a Silk Robe, a fine piece of modern art or a luxurious perfume/aftershave.

Gift Ideas for sisters: A nice set of colours, Pottery class, a gourmet chocolate assortment, scented candles or coffee mug.


They love to keep others entertained with their amazing stories. They are outgoing, love to talk and socialize, and are always up for new activities and adventure. They are affable, quick-witted, and affectionate, always extending their hand of help to anyone in need. Their duality in character adds to their mysterious charm.

Gift ideas for Brothers: An intellectually stimulating book, a small weekend getaway, a new mobile set or kindle, designer clothes or a nice perfume.

Gift ideas for sisters: Stylish Handbag, a nice book, Polaroid camera or any latest gadgets.


They are a gem of a person. They are kind, sensitive and extremely caring. They feel extremely lucky to have you as brother/sister in their life. They cover for their siblings when they are up to some mischief. Their siblings are precious for them. They have strong values and are very close to the family. Traditional and loyal, they are known for their big heart and congeniality.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A photo frame or family portrait, dinner coupons to your favourite restaurant, a state of the art coffee maker, a handmade card, and customized t-shirt.

Gift ideas for sisters: Any handmade gift, coupon to her favourite restaurant/salon/spa, cushions or wall hangings or bouquet of flowers.


They are like a ray of sunshine and actually shine bright like the sun. They are strong, assertive, and passionate. They are optimistic and blessed with charisma and charm. They love being in the spotlight and being the centre of attraction. They love to live life king size and hence are quite opulent and indulgent.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A branded grooming kit, extravagant perfumes/aftershave, a gaming console, a badass gadget, and limited edition shoes or designer clothes.

Gift ideas for sisters: Cosmetic hamper or a grooming kit, some shiny statement jewelry, or a great-smelling perfume.


They are the definition of a responsible and mature adult. They are serious, hardworking and practical. They would prefer practical gifts, which would make their life easier. They have a great sense of empathy, even though they are not very emotional in the outset. Methodical and organized, they bring much needed sanity in your life.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A binder, a gym membership, a new gadget that he does not own, a watch, a travelling bag, laptop covers etc.

Gift ideas for sisters: Footwear like a good pair of heels, chocolate assortments, make-up kits and products, or flowers.


They love good pampering. They have eyes for all things beautiful and aesthetic. They are extremely social, charming and fair minded. They adore versatility. They are family oriented and have core traditional value systems. They are super chill to be around and deeply care for societal and environmental issues. They love peace and harmony.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Aromatic candles and bath accessories, a music system or speakers, designer pair of shoes, a fine bottle of wine, box of gourmet chocolate, coupons to your favourite restaurant.

Gift ideas for sisters: Travel accessories, tickets to an art event, coupons for dine-ins, Chocolates and flowers or a magazine/OTT subscription.


Mysterious yet charming, they are a hit among all your friends. They have that typical brooding nature, which makes them quite irresistible. They are sharp, passionate, and fearless. They are ambitious, intense, and enjoy their freedom and independence. They are adventurous in their own way. Confident and often complex, they love challenges. They are also very conscious about their looks.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Spunky sunglasses, designer clothes, a luxurious branded perfume, limited edition shoes, or a bottle of fine whiskey.

Gift ideas for sisters: Money or cash, coupons for spa/restaurants or a few vouchers of her favorite brands.


They are constantly on the move. They are open, honest, and meticulous. They are the perfect blend of emotional maturity and are fun loving. They are jovial and free-spirited. They love learning new skills and gaining knowledge. They are too drawn to intellectual pursuits and love reading philosophy and history. They love animals.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: New camera, hiking shoes, gym equipment, a gateway to an adventurous destination, an exciting book, branded backpack or purse or even a cute little cuddly pet.

Gift ideas for sisters: Flight tickets to an exotic location, travel vouchers, adventure or sports gear or food hampers.


They are ambitious, competitive and seriously lack a work life balance. They are so busy making their career that they often forget to enjoy life. They are very practical, logical and business-like. They care deeply about their family, but often forget to show their emotions. Being an earth sign, they are grounded, are very caring and have a natural flair for leadership roles.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A short vacation, a dinner at your cozy favourite restaurant, a watch or iPad, latest video game, a fine bottle of expensive liquor, an expensive scarf or sweater etc.

Gift ideas for sisters: Personalized daily planner, tech accessories, a business card holder, Life insurance or health insurance or you could gift her something related to her career or goals or job-related.


They are extrovert, fun to be with and eccentric to say the least. They always have a jolly good time with their friends and siblings. They make others laugh and are hooked to sci-fi stuff. They are interesting and always enriching themself with new quirky information. They are creative and innovative. They are gracious and patient. They are quite the revolutionary in terms of ideas and are passionate about changing the world for the better. They are a game changer and fearless.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Gadgets – fancy and latest, gaming console, limited edition DVD collection of Sci-fi movies, a food processor or coffee maker, DIY kits, digital watch etc.

Gift ideas for sisters: Gadgets, handbags, personalized lamps, or beautiful plants.


They are a gem of a person. They are caring, nurturing and sensitive. They are extremely talented and creative. They are quite sophisticated in their choices and have a good taste in everything. They are extremely artistic, musical and the most adaptable among all the zodiac signs. They have a dreamy vision and have quite the aptitude for imagination. They work towards their goal with a zeal and passion and are very compassionate.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A musical instrument of your choice, a paint board and brushes, grooming kit, bath salts and assorted bath products, kitchen electronics, a perfume and designer laptop bag.

Gift ideas for sisters: Luxury and expensive gifts like expensive watches, special spa treatment, signature bracelet, statement art or home décor.

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