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Rakshabandhan 2020: Smiles amid COVID-19- Where to buy Rakhis & gifts online

Rakshabandhan is an Indian festival that takes us back to some of the fondest memories with our siblings. Be it fighting over chocolates, hiding things from parents, or mentally killing each other, we’ve all had the best times with them!

Made up of two words- “raksha” & “bandhan”, this festival celebrates the sacred bond of eternal love between brothers and sisters.

With Rakshabandhan just around the corner, it seems like there won’t be much enthusiasm regarding the celebrations this year. As the fear of the pandemic looms large, people have resorted to alternative ways of celebrating the bond of love that Rakshabandan is all about. While this pandemic has adversely affected the seasonal business of Rakhis, many have adopted the “new normal” and taken the opportunity to push sales of rakhis with precautionary measures related to COVID-19.

However different the situation maybe this year, there is no way we can let quarantine get the best of us and ruin our special occasions. We can still celebrate our picture perfect Rakshabandhan.

We are here with the best gifting ideas to keep the spirit of love and care alive, because corona or no corona, “Mera gift kahan hai?” is definitely a constant!



This website gives you the best possible gifts that you can gift your sibling. Falling within an affordable price range, the gifts here will make you drool. Right from customized rakhis to gifts, this website has everything! Do you know how we sometimes make-up gifts in our head, the ones we’d like to receive? is all your daydreams in the form of a webpage. Apart from rakhi gifts, it also has birthday, special occasions and home decor gifting options.



This is the perfect website for you if your sibling has a sweet tooth! It is true that everyone loves chocolates, but the one thing that people love more are personalized chocolates. Exploring this website is like entering Willy Wonka’s factory…. there’s so much to drool over! Choose this website for stunning personalized gift hampers and make your sibling feel special on this auspicious day.

3. Ferns n Petals

Ferns n Petals

If you are running short of time and have already crossed the deadline by which you should have sent your gift so that it reaches on time, do not worry! Ferns n Petals comes to your rescue with their same day and quick delivery options. Operations in many big and small cities makes it easier for them to deliver on time. Once you avail their services, they also send across reminders for the same time next year, lest you forget any special occasions that might be coming up.



From cakes to flowers to personalized gifting items, provides you multiple options to shower love on your sibling. Detailed tracking and multiplicity of currencies make it easier to deliver in more countries. operates in UK, UAE, Canada, Australia, and a few other countries. They also deliver eggless custom cakes and fresh flowers. Exciting offers running through the year make it one of the most loved websites for gifting options.

5. Shopclues


The online marketplace is the perfect stop for affordable shopping. Everything on your Rakshabandhan shopping list can be found here. From everyday essentials to jewelry, home decor, and a lot more. The deals available on this website make festive-shopping quite easy on the wallet, and there are also additional offers for shoppers during Rakshabandhan.

6. IGP


Head to IGP for exclusive gifting options for any occasion. For Rakshabandhan, IGP also offers delivery under 24 hours. From designer rakhis to semi-precious and artificial jewelry, IGP has a lot to offer. A wide price range makes it easier to pick and choose if you are running low on budget. There’s a special ‘Under 999’ corner here too!

Blue Dart’s Rakhi Express opportunity

While we celebrate the festival of Rakshabandhan, let us not forget what it truly stands for- the promise of care and love. Keeping the same in mind, Blue Dart recently announced their annual ‘Rakhi Express’ opportunity that has garnered much love from people over time.

This year, they go above and beyond and take a step to acknowledge the Corona warriors who are risking their lives every day, just to save ours. Blue Dart urges us to celebrate ‘Bonds of solidarity’ by bringing in a special offer for a discounted rate of ₹200/- for COVID – 19 warriors for 0.5 kg for domestic shipments anywhere in India. The idea behind ‘Bonds of solidarity’ is to express our gratitude to the front-line works who are working day in and day out in the backdrop of this pandemic. 

2020 has become the year we wish we could delete from our lives. With country-wide lockdowns and an increasing number of infected people, it is clear that COVID-19 is here to stay. We urge all our readers to celebrate this beautiful festival keeping in mind that we have to fight COVID-19 together. We request you to practice the norms of social-distancing so that Rakshabandhan 2021 is better for all of us.

Written by Saanica Wahal

Currently waltzing through life at Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC) Delhi while studying advertising and public relations, Saanica is passionate about animals, shayari, and Octobers.
Her educational background in psychology and Journalism has helped her to have a broad base from which she approaches different genres that she likes writing on, namely travel, lifestyle, food, philosophy. She in an avid traveler and reader, and has worked in the fields of social media marketing, artist management, and event planning.

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