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    It’s easy to buy gifts for sisters if you ask us – things related to skincare and makeup are the safest and easiest to pick. And you can never go wrong with the basics and the classics. So this Rakhi, find a box that’s bound to make your sister happy – where the products are cool and the packaging just right. Here, we’ve rounded up nine of the best beauty gifts you can give your sister for Rakhi. 

    Jo Malone Colognes, Rs 8,200

    Jo Malone

    Jo Malone perfumes are a winner every single time. The only homework you must do is find out (if you don’t already know) your sister’s favourite flower. There’s jasmine and peony to choose from, but our favourite is Lime Basil & Mandarin alongside a Peony Blush Suede option.

    Jo Malone perfumes are available in stores across the country.

    Forest Essentials Perfumes, Rs 4,200

    Forest Essentials

    If your sister prefers fragrances that have a touch of Indianess, she’ll like the options at Forest Essentials. Pick from options like desi gulab and jasmine.

    Scentido Niche Perfumery, Rs 6,000 onwards 

    Scentido Niche Perfumery

    For unique fragrances, turn to Scentido. Their perfumes are handpicked from different parts of the world and they are all distinct. What’s neat is that they also offer cute personalised packaging. 

    Scentido perfumes are available in stores in Delhi and Mumbai

    Givenchy Noir Kit, Rs 2,900 

    Givenchy Noir Kit 

    Who doesn’t love a bit of Givenchy in their life? And this Rakhi, the way to do it is via this kit. The Noir Interdit features two exclusive, travel-friendly products – a mini lipstick and a mascara – ideal for any woman who is always on the go. 

    Sephora Full Mask Ritual, Rs 3,000 

    Sephora Full Mask Ritual 

    This Sephora ultimate mask set is god’s gift to busy ladies, and if your sister is one of them, she’ll really appreciate this. This set includes 7 Sephora masks, each with specific benefits for pampering hair and skin (just right for the long weekend). 

    Estee Lauder Youthful-Looking Skin Set, Rs 3,500

    Estee Lauder

    Advanced Night Repair is cult and anyone who gifts this beauty is a winner. This gift set contains a few gems – the Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II, the Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, and the cult, Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam. Four amazing things, one awesome brother. 

    Kama Ayurveda Umang Box of Love, Rs 1,795

    Kama Ayurveda

    Trust Kama Ayurveda to curate a box of their best products for gifting purposes. This time, the Umang Box of Love features handmade soaps paired with an attractive brass soap holder (hello long, languorous baths). The soaps – Rose, Tulsi, Haldi, and Khus – are all nourishing and handmade. 

    Purearth The All Stars Vanity Box, Rs 9,700

    Purearth

    Purearth‘s All Stars Vanity Box is guaranteed to make every sister go gaga. The luxe, vegan box comes in velvet (points for being dramatic) with a mirror inside, and contains gems like Purearth Wild Seaberry Supercritical Oil, a powerful antioxidant; the popular Sitara Strobelighter Serum for a sun-kissed, radiant glow; and Camomila Eye Serum, a lovely gel-like serum to nurse tired eyes back to life.

    Face Rituals Glow Kit, Rs 3,290

    Face Rituals is a label known for luxurious, handmade, authentic crystals, and they now have a kit that includes a Gua Sha stone and a Jade Roller. Brothers can pick from a variety of stones and colours. 

    Bath & Body Works Bespoke Gift Box, Rs 1,500 onwards

    bath &body works

    With Bath and Body Works, one can customise the gift box with products from their new fragrance collection called ‘In the Stars’, which features things like body mist, body lotion, shower gel, body butter and more. The fragrance is blended with starflower, sandalwood musk, sugared tangelo, white agarwood and radiant amber, and one can add other products to the mix and make it one-of-a-kind. 

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    Latha Sunadh
    Deputy Editor
    When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.