The relationship between a brother and a sister is one of love and caring. "Raksha Bandhan", also known as "rakhi", is an occasion to reaffirm the relationship.

"Raksha Bandhan", apart from love and caring, is also about gifts. While the sister expresses her trust on her brother by tying "rakhi" on his hand, it is obligatory, so to speak, on the latter's part to acknowledge it by offering gifts to her that will bring a wide smile on her face.

While it is true that "Raksha Bandhan" has a bigger significance than just tying "rakhi" and offering gifts, it is equally true that every girl expects a gift from her brother on this auspicious day that will make her feel special.

Choosing that special gift for their beloved sisters (keeping the budget in consideration) many a time becomes quite a big task for the brothers. 

While there are certain standard "rakhi" gifts such as chocolates and dolls, which are being used since time immemorial and can be used till the end of Earth, there are also some fresh new-age items that can inspire your gift ideas.

Here is a list of best gifts that you can pick to make your sister happy this "Raksha Bandhan", without making a hole in your pocket.

1) Mobile phones: Mobile phones have become considerably cheap in price and one can get a variety of phones with stylish designs and great features at a reasonable cost. Considering the high craze of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram these days, a smart phone at a smart price can come handy.

2) Perfume: Good perfumes always fascinate girls and your sister will surely love a perfume bottle with a unique odour wrapped in a gift paper.

3) Books: If your sister is fond of reading, there cannot be a better gift than a book of her favourite author. She will certainly appreciate you for the choice of gift.

4) Electronic gadgets: Electronic items like cameras, ipods, are always an interesting pick and very few people would dislike such a gift. Also, electronic styling tools are a sure-shot smile enhancer for your sister.

5) Cosmetics and accessories: There will hardly be any girl who does not like cosmetics and thus, a gift wrapped set of branded cosmetics will make your sister love you even more. Accessories like stylish bags, watches, shoes are also all-time popular items among girls.

6) Gift Voucher: Shopping is something that any girl likes to do at any point of time and giving her the chance to do so with gift vouchers in hand, will make you the best brother in the universe.