hiddenAug 18, 2016 11:57:13 IST
By Pallavi Chalkar
It's that time of the year and, as a dutiful brother, you're already wondering what gift you would/could purchase this Raksha Bandhan for your far away, married sister. It needs to be something hands-on, noteworthy and with a high utility value for someone like your sister.
This is someone who's busy making a home, along with balancing her professional commitments and figuring out the much-dreaded “marital life” with its frills and responsibilities!
Listed below are some useful gadgets which will come in handy to help her deal with her home and hearth, while dealing with a probably demanding work life; all the while, trying to maintain her “Zen” mode in her balancing act:
Convection Microwave Oven
You miss the cupcakes that your sister would make and the banana slice cake that she baked so you could impress your girlfriend, or the red velvet chocolate cake she baked for your birthday; but your sister doesn’t own a microwave yet in her new home and space constraint in her tiny kitchenette is her dilemma. So go ahead, gift her this rather sleek, stylish and compact microwave with a 21 litre capacity which will fit in and complement her cozy kitchen. Now you can ask her to bake you some goodies!
Its features include multifunction cooking, auto cook menu, a fan at the back and an attractive floral pattern. It has a rather durable and easily manageable interior. Get her this, and be rest assured that at least once a month you can pester her to bake you those delicious desserts and some savories!
Price : Rs 14,990 on Tata Cliq
Apple iPad Mini 4
If you're feeling a bit generous and you've saved up enough to gift your sister something expensive, or are keen on working out an EMI solution. Here is a rather interesting gift for your sister. The Apple iPad Mini 4 Tablet with its 7.9-inch display and up to 128GB of storage is the perfect, lightweight companion for her browsing and Candy Crush needs. That's not all, now you can chat, facetime with your sister and this device will come in handy for her to organize her day, record and share videos, collate her work and double up as a book reader when she wants some time away.
Price: Rs 35,900 on Amazon
Take it from a woman, if your sister is married and working, she will be juggling her married life and work life. She'll need her peace and quiet from time to time and the best thing for that is music. I think we know the perfect gift for your sister – a music subscription! Hook her up with an Apple Music subscription, it only costs Rs 120 a month, and she'll be able to listen to high quality music at her leisure, whether on Android or iOS. It's cheap, entertaining, something thoughtful and with a high utility value.
Price: Rs 120 Rs 1,000 on the Apple iTunes Store
If your sister's got some tiny tots around the house, a Nanny Cam is perfect for your your sister and her husband. It can also double as a security camera in the absence of said tiny tots. Your sister and her husband can keep a watch on what happens in their home. In the present day urban, two-person family set up, it is indeed good to know if anything is happening in your home in your absence.
This IP Webcam (SUPVIN WiFi Wireless Internet Home Security Trailer Camera) with Internet Surveillance, Built-in Microphone Pan Tilt with 2-Way Audio Monitor Nanny Cam with Night Vision is a smart gift on this rakhi for your sister. It's easy to use, with quick WiFi setup via an iOS or Android smartphone, and you can remotely access the camera feed on a smartphone, tablet, Mac or Windows PC.
You may be away, and perhaps you cannot protect your beloved sister all the time as the “brother” (isn’t that what traditionally rakhi is supposed to be all about?); but (like a new age brother) you are helping her protect her home with this smart gift.
Price: Rs 9,613 on Amazon
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