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Time for gifts

With Raksha Bandhan that celebrates the bond between a brother and sister, fast approaching, gifts and cards have flooded the market. The gifts range from cookies to fruit crushes to jewellery. Take a look at what is on offer.

Archies has introduced 104 designs of cards in English and 21 designs in Hindi. There are some that carry a real rakhi to add to the excitement. The gifts include rakhis in silk threads with ornate beads, cartoons and cute motifs for kids. There are traditional rakhi thalis (priced at Rs. 125 onwards) comprising all ingredients required for the occasion. Archies has also introduced special gifts for the occasion such as photo frames, mugs, soft toys, perfumes, wristwatches, table clocks and desk sets thus providing gifting options to brothers as well. Available at all Archies Galleries and Archies Paper Rose Shoppes. For those brothers and sisters who are away from each other, Archies' greeting and gifting portal www.archiesonline.com offers a host of e-cards that can be sent to any corner of the globe and a variety of gifts that can be sent to India from anywhere at the click of a button.

You can bring a smile to your sister's face with Cookie Man's fresh baked Australian cookies. The 300 gm Raksha Bandhan small tin costs Rs. 145 and the 650 gm large tin costs Rs. 265. The offer is valid till August 30 at all Cookie Man outlets in the city.

Ladakh Foods celebrates Raksha Bandhan by launching its special gift packs of new flavours. The gift pack contains three units of one litre Leh Berry, Leh Peach App and Leh Fruit Mix priced at Rs. 175 and six units of 200 ml slim packs of Leh Berry, Leh Peach App and Leh Fruit Mix priced at Rs. 80. Available at retail outlets.

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