New Delhi: The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions.

There are several stories around Raksha Bandhan one of them being about Lord Krishna being tied a rakhi out of a saree cloth by Draupadi when he came with a bleeding hand. Moving beyond epics to the present fast paced lives of ours', this festival is symbolic of the affection between a brother and a sister irrespective of the time they spend with each other.

Rakhi gifts certainly hold a special corner in our heart. The gift you select for your angel sister could depend upon several factors like her likes and dislikes, your budget and more. Gifts that are thoughtfully done or bought are priceless. This factor is more important than the price tag of your gift. Before arranging for the gift, try to think from the recipients end. What will she love and also what value does your gift hold for them? Be creative and innovative and do not repeat previous year's Rakhi gift idea even if it was a huge success.

So we bring in some options straight to your platter considering all these. If you are among those brothers who completely believe in pampering your sister expensive clothing can't ever go unnoticed. Choose from lavish options of sarees, kurtis, ghaghras and designer wears. Meena Bazar, Singhania's, Mebaz, Roshanlal and Neeru's can be a perfect place to shop for the designer collections.

Books and cards are still considered the best gift for someone who loves to read. Cards can never be ruled out as an option, especially when words fail us. Landmark, Walden, Odyssey, Himalaya Book World and Crossword are the best places to look for both books and cards.

For a fun day take your cinema buff sister out for a movie to any of the city's up market movie theaters like INOX, Prasad's, PVR Cinemas, Cinemax and have a good time together with the movie on screen.

A piece of intelligently picked accessory can do the wonders too. Be it branded eyewear or accessories as it always excites girls adding more to her beauty. Go for KSR Eye Wear for glasses and Shilparamam's for the accessory. A pearl set can be a perfect one for the occasion. Swati Pearls would be the perfect place for you.

For a musically inclined person, a CD with her favorite tracks can be thoughtful. If your budget allows a little more, gift her iPod.  Landmark, Sangeet and Planet M are worth a try.

Last but not the least, girls love to pamper themselves and accentuate their beautiful self. And like a sensitive brother, gift her voucher at a lavish spa for the day to give her some pleasure in pure 'indulgence'. Gift her coupons or vouchers from Labelle, VLCC, Kaya Skin Clinic are great options.

May the bond of your love grow with every passing day. Happy Raksha Bandhan!

(Courtesy: City Plus)