12 ways to celebrate Raksha Bandhan

Celebrate the special bond between sister and brother this Raksha Bandhan, with a lavish meal or a delectable gift.

It’s the season for sisterly and brotherly love, Raksha Bandhan is around the corner. It’s time to spoil your sister or brother silly, and with literally hundreds of options, it might get a little challenging to pick the perfect fit.

There’s one sure-shot choice that can pretty much never go wrong – food. Treat your sister or brother to a lavish meal experience or gift them delectable delights, and make Raksha Bandhan a delicious affair.

Here are 12 ways to have a Raksha Bandhan to remember.

Tea Trunk

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A gift box which includes Tea Trunk’s signature Saffron Kahwa Green Tea and a hand-crafted, eco-friendly rakhi made with bamboo and pearls by Bambou and Bunch.

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Charoli’s Raksha Bandhan box

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Curated by Chef Anuradha Joshi Medhora, the bespoke Raksha Bandhan boxes from Charoli come with a range of goodies such as kathal ka achar, maas ka achar, choti moong kachori, sabudana farsan, balushahi, and mawa gujjia, among others.   

Order at 91-98335-49949

Impresario Handmade Restaurants

Whether it’s SOCIAL, or cloud kitchen brands such as Hung-Li, Lucknowee or BOSS Burger, Impresario is making this Raksha Bandhan special with a whole bunch of offers. SOCIAL is offering flat 50 per cent off on orders above Rs 1,500 on August 21 and 22, with free delivery. There’s a 30 per cent discount at BOSS Burger (use code BB30), Lucknowee (use code Rakhi30) and Hung-Li (Hungli30) along with free delivery on direct orders. Whether it’s Asian cuisine, juicy burgers, Indian cuisine or simply comfort food, there are plenty of options.


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Cheese makes everything better. Celebrate the bond with your sibling with a customised cheese bundle from Cremeitalia. The Binge Watcher comes in a combo of pizza cheese and burrata, among others, while the Salad Lover has ricotta and cherry, and the Wine Lovers bundle offers up four different variants that pair beautifully with a number of wines.

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Paul and Mike with Drive You Nutss

A festive collaboration between these two amazing brands sees some brilliant gifting options for Raksha Bandhan. The Limited Edition Capsule Collection has offerings such as chocolate coated stuffed dates, dark chocolate coated assorted nuts and chocolate bark with mixed seeds. Indulgence that your sibling won’t forget.

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Brownsalt Bakery

If baked goods are your thing (whose is it not?), Brownsalt Bakery has a selection of hampers with goodies such as assorted cookies, almond biscotti and rose pistachio granola, among others, as well a limited-edition Tiramisu Cake. And there are also thoughtful touches to the hampers with an eco-friendly seed rakhi from Gram Art and a handwritten Raksha Bandhan card from Bombay Lettering Co.

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St Regis Mumbai

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Treat your sibling to a Raksha Bandhan gourmet experience at St Regis Mumbai’s Seven Kitchens on August 22. Curated by Chef Dane Fernandes, the spread will have tamatar ka shorba, bhuna gosht, komdhicha rasa, mutton sukkha, and masala bhaat, among others. A live chaat counter will offer up ragda paty, sev batata, dahi puri and golgappe, among others.

Call 91-86575-22956 to book

Octavius Tea

What is better for bonding than India’s favourite beverage – chai? The Raksha Bandhan gift hampers from Octavius Tea have collections of whole leaf teas, herbal teas, and special blends such as ginger tulsi, jasmine green tea, and moringa tulsi mint. Along with the customised tea sets, you can also choose a rakhi made with eco-friendly seed paper, that can be planted to signify an ever-lasting bond between sister and brother.

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Marriott International

Marriott International has put together an extensive collection of gift hampers for the occasion. With over 75 varieties to choose from at over 25 properties across Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Chandigarh. The contents range from traditional Indian sweets, single origin chocolates, macaroons, luxury tea blends and travel cakes to champagne, wines, single origin cheese and house made jams, among others.

Call 91-9136660755/7304519279 to order

The Living Food Co

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Gift hampers from The Living Food Co celebrate not just Raksha Bandhan but also, the diversity and richness of India’s vast cultural landscape. With sweets and savouries from across the country that are handcrafted, vegetarian and include sugar-free options, it makes for a perfect guilt-free indulgence. From peanut chikki and namak para to special poha mixture and chocolate brownie cookies, there’s a lot to choose from. And, of course, there’s a rakhi along as well.

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Exotic flavours are a great way to surprise your sibling for Rakhi. And that’s exactly what Hurrem’s is offering up with its premium assorted baklava wooden box, ceviz raya, a walnut and coconut based cold dessert and kurabiye, an unleavened bake that is traditionally Turkish.

GOD Café

As important as taste is in food, quality is an equally significant. At GOD Café, quality is the central theme to the food. From traditional Indian dishes to unique desserts, everything is made with authentic, good quality produce. Gift your sibling unparalleled quality this Raksha Bandhan, and treat them to a meal at GOD Café.

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