8 Best Rakhi Baskets to Gift Your Brother
Give your sibling the gift of nostalgia with the Geniusly Sweet collection – a collaboration between Bombay Sweet Shop and Parle-G. Evoke childhood memories with these limited edition new age treats. The collection includes a decadent Parle-G Fudge (made with 55% dark chocolate ganache with Parle-G cookie pieces) and Chai Biscuit Choco Barks – Bombay Sweet Shop’s immensely popular Choco Butterscotch Bark layered with chocolate dark, silky butterscotch and chai spiced caramel. and Parle-G.
₹400 upwards. Available online.
JW Marriott Bangalore
To pamper you with choices, JW Marriott Bengaluru has arranged five different Rakhi baskets – Signature, Gourmet, Opulent, Premium and an exemplary luxury basket. Baskets come with an assorted collection of chocolates, Indian candies, cookies, fruitcakes, granola bars, macadamia nuts, macaroons, tea canisters, truffle vinegar and more.
₹850 upwards. At Ashoka Nagar.
Why not go DIY for even more fun? Make your own basket with seasonal specials from Magnolia Bakery. The popular bakery offers a collection of selected pastries, including options such as a slice of chocolate ganache cake (chocolate cake filled with ganache and chocolate buttercream), the exotic Sea Salt Pecan Loaf Bar (classic double fudge brownie topped with pecans, walnuts and sea salt), or the eccentric Banana Pudding Cookie (made with white chocolate, wafers, fresh banana, powdered milk and jelly) .
₹150 upwards. At Indiranagar.
For chocolate lovers, Smoor offers a plethora of gift baskets and boxes. Surprise your brother with artisanal couverture chocolates, printed macaroons, pretty cupcakes, coated almonds, filled cookies and a superb agate rakhi. They also have delicious coconut and caramel cakes. And vegetarians can opt for the Pistachio Passion Cake which is wrapped in layers of delicious pistachios.
₹555 upwards. Available online and at all points of sale.
The town of Leela Bhartiya
The carefully selected gourmet baskets of this hotel are an ode to the festive spirit and a mixture of rich Indian flavors. The hotel’s Bandhan Box and Forever Box contain handcrafted rakhi, their signature gourmet mithai in four flavors, a silver photo frame, Godiva salted caramel chocolates, crisps, a pot of nuts, smoked pink salt from the Himalayas and much more.
₹2,000++ upwards. At Thanisandra Road
What if we say you can gift your siblings edible rakhi in an edible thali? This Raksha Bandhan Aubree features Milk Chocolate Thali with Raspberry Sand, Almond Truffle, Raspberry Chocolate Fudge, Almond Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Rakhi in addition to their traditional box of raksha bandhan cupcakes and cakesicles. You can also opt for a lighter indulgence for the conscious connoisseur – the light chocolate cake made with light chocolate cream and a chocolate sponge, adorned on all sides with slabs of chocolate.
₹230 upwards. Available online and at all points of sale.
Neeth Medappa Pastry Chef
Do you remember those times when you shared a cream cookie with your brother? Relive those childhood memories with Neeth Medappa’s Limited Edition Choc-Raspberry Jell-O Sandwich. An upscale yet affordable dessert specially designed for Raksha Bandhan, as the spiral jelly represents vibrant Rakhi. The chocolate truffle below is sandwiched between two crispy shortbread cookies topped with fresh raspberry jelly.
₹599. Available online.
At Simpli Namdhari
Spoil your siblings with lots of love and pamper them with a range of hampers, including a ‘Party Treat Hamper’ of premium dried fruit, chocolates, marmalade and corn chips; a “breakfast basket” to start the day on a deliciously healthy note, two boxes of special homemade “Simpli Namdhari” fruit; a “Bundled Joys Basket”, a “Delicious Snacks Basket” and a “Delicacies Basket” with mouth-watering treats that don’t compromise on taste.
₹670 upwards. Available online and at all points of sale.