10 Unique Rakhi Ideas for Raksha Bandhan 2023

August 09, 2023

As the calendar beckons the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan 2023, it is officially the time when we all start searching for amazing gifts for our siblings. This is the time that we are on the lookout for the most extraordinary ways that we can celebrate and express the love and care that we have for our siblings A festival deeply rooted in Indian culture, Raksha Bandhan reflects the deep significance of every kind of familial relationship. Raksha Bandhan is the festival when the bond between brothers and sisters is strengthened as the threads of love and protection are tied on the wrists of brothers.  

Sustainable Rakhi HamperRaksha Bandhan, also known as the “Rakhi” festival, takes its name from two Hindi words- “Raksha” and “Bandhan” which mean “protection” and “bond” respectively. This auspicious occasion is a proper testament to the eternal relationship between siblings. During Rakhi, sisters tie a sacred thread, traditionally a thread made out of interwoven red and gold threads, to display their unconditional love for their brothers. In return, brothers promise to always protect their sisters throughout their lives and offer tokens of affection and appreciation to their sisters, thus sealing their siblinghood.

Rakhi HamperAs Raksha Bandhan 2023 is already at the door, join us as we explore the different types of rakhi that are available and even some unique Rakhi gift hamper ideas that will surely impress your sibling. The days of traditional threads are now over; you can now choose to express your love for your sibling with a bunch of new and unique Rakhis that will wow them. Not only do these rakhis preserve the essence of the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, but they also add a touch of glitz and glamour to this quintessential Indian festival. This blog will serve as your guide to curating an unforgettable Raksha Bandhan celebration, brimming with love, laughter, and the promise of eternal protection.

Unique Types of Rakhi with their Significance 

1. Evil eye rakhi

Evil Eye RakhiThe blue-colored evil eye is considered to be a bad omen that can cause injuries and misfortune. To protect your brother from any kind of misfortune or accident, tie the evil eye Rakhi on him, which will protect him from all kinds of tragedies. With the evil eye Rakhi, you will be able to keep the evil eye from your brother and safeguard his well-being. The evil eye Rakhi is like a protective amulet that serves as a constant reminder of your caring presence and shields him from negativity, ensuring his path is illuminated with positivity and love. At Nestasia, we have created and brought to you the most thoughtfully made Evil Eye Rakhi in a set of 3.

2. Rudraksha rakhi
It is believed that the Rudraksha originated from the teardrop of Lord Shiva and is therefore extremely sacred. It is a sacred source of prosperity, health, and good luck that will shower blessings on your brother as you tie it around his wrist. Besides that, anyone who wears Rudraksha can experience several benefits, like stabilizing and calming the body. This year, you can truly embrace spirituality and tradition with a Rudraksha Rakhi for your brother, bestowing him with love and positivity.

3. Swastik rakhi
The Swastika is an ancient symbol signifying prosperity and well-being. With a Swastika Rakhi, you can shower blessings and positive vibes on your brother on the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The Swastika Rakhi is the perfect way to express your heartfelt wishes for a peaceful and happy life for your brother as you tie a thread that contains immense positive energies.

4. Sai Baba Rakhi
Sai Baba is a divine personality who is revered and worshipped by people of all religions. If you want to shower the divine blessings of Sai Baba on your brother, tying a Sai Baba Rakhi on his wrist on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan can be the perfect way. This way, you can not only invoke the teachings of love and selflessness of Sai Baba but also renew a bond of compassion and enlightenment with your brother.

5. Gemstone rakhi
Gemstone RakhiElevate the positive energies in your brother’s life by giving him a gemstone rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Every gemstone is known for its particular properties and has a specific significance. From nurturing love to fostering courage, there are several benefits that gemstones can have. This is why they are so widely used in jewelry. Give your brother a gemstone rakhi based on his zodiac and his birth month, and fill his life with its healing powers, even after the festivities end. Check out a beautiful Lilac Flowers And Agate Raksha Bandhan Gift Set from Nestasia if you are looking for a gemstone rakhi.

6. Meenakari rakhi
Introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar, the work of Meenakari is originally of Persian origin and is referred to as the coloring or artwork done on any metal surface. Meenakari showcases intricate designs, and if you and your brother are fond of such designs, Meenakari rakhis can be the best Rakhi choice for you. They showcase a variety of colors and designs that are sure to impress your brother.

7. Lumba rakhi for bhabhi
Lumba Rakhi for BhabhiExtend your affection to your beloved sister-in-law through a Lumba Rakhi, carefully curated by Nestasia. These ornate pieces are a representation of unity and familial harmony, making them a heartwarming gesture to strengthen the bonds that tie your families together. Lumba Rakhi originated in Rajasthan, where Marwari families have a custom of tying Rakhi to the sisters-in-law along with brothers. These Lumba Rakhis are available in different patterns and designs.

8. Photo rakhi
If you want to give your brother a customized Rakhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, photo rakhis are the best option. Photo rakhis are an amazing variation of the traditional rakhi, as you can personalize these with photos of your brother or photos of you and your brother together to truly make the celebration special with a sentimental touch. Whether you choose to include a snapshot of some special occasion or a photo of a nostalgic throwback, the Photo Rakhi beautifully commemorates the bond you share with your sibling, making Raksha Bandhan even more memorable.

9. Seed rakhi
Seed RakhiIf you and your brother both have a green thumb, you can give him a great gift right inside a rakhi! If you are wondering how that is possible, the answer is Seed Rakhi! These rakhi contain actual seeds in themselves of various plants that you can plant and sprout into beautiful plants, just like the relationship between you and your brother. You can truly embrace the essence of nature with the Seed Rakhi here at Nestasia, which is packed with moong seeds! 

10. Cartoon rakhi
Are you missing your childhood and have younger brothers? The perfect way you can make their day on Raksha Bandhan is by getting them a Cartoon Rakhi! These cartoon rakhis are perfect for younger brothers because they feature cartoon characters such as Doraemon, Pokemon, Minions, and more. Cartoon Rakhis are a great way to infuse the occasion of Rakhi with delight, playfulness, and childhood nostalgia. As you tie this rakhi, you're not just exchanging a physical token but also reliving the innocent moments and shared laughter of your past.

11. Pearl rakhi
Pearl RakhiPearls are significant and symbolic of wisdom, protection, serenity, enlightenment, and longevity. It is thus quite safe to say that pearls are essentially associated with good luck. If you want to give your brother a unique Rakhi this Raksha Bandhan, go for the Pearl Rakhi. These rakhis have exquisite designs, adorned with pearls—the perfect fusion of tradition and elegance. Explore Nestasia’s collection of Pearl Rakhis to find the perfect one for your brother this year.

12. Sustainable rakhi
Sustainable Rakhi

For a cleaner and greener future, you should get sustainable Rakhis for your brothers. These Rakhis are generally made by hand with eco-friendly, sustainable materials, making your Raksha Bandhan special as well as eco-conscious. Picking this Rakhi shows your commitment to nature and is a great way to express your love for your sibling and also for the planet. It's a reminder of love and sustainability, a gift that nurtures both relationships and the environment. Celebrate Raksha Bandhan with beautiful, sustainable rakhis from Nestasia.

Unique Rakhi gift hampers to give with Rakhi 

Whether you have a younger sibling or a bigger brother that you are tying a Rakhi to, there is a way to make this occasion even more special by including thoughtful gifts in the celebration. But looking out for Rakhis as well as thoughtful gifts can be hard sometimes, especially if there are only a few days left for the occasion. In such cases, the saving grace can be Rakhi Gift Hampers! Not only can you get a unique rakhi, but you can also get a thoughtful and curated gift for your sibling.

Mugs and Memories Rakhi Gift hamperYou can make your sibling feel ultra special with such a meticulously curated assortment of gifts and Rakhi, which are the perfect fusion of creativity and love. The best part is that you can also customize the Gift hampers with a card or an added souvenir for your sibling. With Rakhi Gift Hampers, embrace tradition with the most exquisite gifts.

Rakhi Delights Hamper Set of 4

At Nestasia, we have thoughtfully hand-picked and brought to you a collection of the most exclusive Rakhi Gift hampers. These bundles of joy are perfect when you want to express your love and affection for your sibling in a special way. Our collection of Rakhi Gift Hampers is curated in such a way that you can find something for everyone, whether your brother is a coffee lover or a yoga enthusiast.

Rakhi Celebration Gift Set of 3The beauty of these hampers lies in their ability to convey a range of emotions. From joy to nostalgia, each item within the hamper is carefully chosen to resonate with your sibling's preferences. It's more than just a gift; it's a heartfelt gesture that showcases your understanding and appreciation.


1. What is the significance of the Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan?

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is an ancient tradition that has a lot of significance. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is symbolic of love, protection, and the profound bond that siblings share. When sisters tie the sacred thread of Rakhi around their brother’s wrist, the brother promises to always protect his sister throughout life. The ritual and traditions of Raksha Bandhan transcend biological ties, and in modern times, the tying of a Rakhi is not just reserved for the sister to her brother. It now extends to the sister-in-law and friends as well.

2. What are some lesser-known facts about rakhi?

Besides popular lore, there are quite a few lesser-known facts about Rakhi. It has been seen many times in history that queens sent kings Rakhis as a symbol of alliance. For instance, Rani Karnavati of Mewar sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun, seeking alliance and protection. This incident also shows the cross-cultural dimensions of the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Rabindranath Tagore advocated for the tying of Rakhis during the freedom struggle of India to foster unity and harmony. To celebrate the bond between siblings, in Nepal a similar festival like Rakhi is celebrated called “Rakhya Purnima”. 

3. Which type of Rakhi is best?

The best type of Rakhi for every person would differ according to personal tastes and preferences. The best type of Rakhi for you would be the one that holds personal significance and aligns with the tastes and preferences of your sibling. Whether you choose a fancy Rakhi, a personalized Rakhi with initials or themes, or a classic thread Rakhi, your pick should be a reflection of the bond you share. Choose a Rakhi that captures the feelings you want to express and represents the enduring bond between you and your sibling.

4. Which type of rakhi should be tied?

The type of Rakhi that you tie to your brother will not only depend on personal preferences and styles but also on cultural traditions. Whether you tie a traditional Rakhi with gold and red threads or you choose a modern Rakhi with themes, intricate detailing, or modern bracelet-style Rakhis, you can tie any type of Rakhi to your brother, one that beautifully encapsulates your relationship's essence.

5. Is the evil eye good or bad for Rakhi?

The evil eye is said to be a bad omen and to bring misfortune and tragedy. Tie the evil eye Rakhi on your brother to shield him from any disaster or accident; this will shield him from all kinds of misfortunes. You can protect your brother's well-being and keep the evil eye away from him by tying the evil eye Rakhi on his wrist. The evil eye Rakhi acts as a shield against negativity, serving as a continual reminder of your loving presence and ensuring that his path is lighted with positivity and love. 


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