Raksha Bandhan is around the corner, and this year, instead of taking the easy way out and handing your sister mithai and a wad of cash, take up the #Taneira15MinChallenge!
No challenge is fair without ample preparation, so this short and sweet guide promises to complete your Raksha Bandhan saree shopping in less than 15 minutes:
P.S. Rakhi is believed to have been inspired by Draupadi tying injured Lord Krishna's wound with a piece of her saree, and Krishna promising to return her gesture thousand fold for every thread of the saree shared by her.
If there's one thing you do know about any kind of shopping for women in your life, it's most definitely a budget! ;)
However, as we understand, most men aren't quite sure what a good amount to spend on a saree is, so here's a good idea of what you can buy across budgets:
Option A – If your sister loves peppy colours, Taneira has a pocket-friendly collection of brightly accented block print sarees at Rs.1500. These sarees are light, easy to drape and your sister will have gala time styling them in funky ways.
Alternatively, if your sister has an Indie vibe, check out Taneira's bagh and bagru stoles/dupattas in earthy shades! They'll look great with a pair of dangly silver earrings.
Option A – Available in a rainbow of colours, the translucent Chanderis and Maheshwaris can be worn to any occasion.. a graduation, a housewarming, even a wedding ceremony! The sheer brilliance of the colour palette makes this a no-brainer, you can't help but love it!
For a trendy twist, checked cottons are low-maintenance and can easily be made to suit formal occasions. Paired with a crisp formal shirt or a crop top, your sister will turn heads in this chic look and wear this saree a lot more frequently than a heavy festive one. Money's worth = guaranteed!
While Taneira has endless options above 4k, the most ideal are the Bhagalpur tussars – this saree can be dressed up for an evening out as well as dressed down for office wear. Tussar is easy to drape and can be worn in all seasons and climate!
If you're feeling really generous and your sister has a wedding to attend, go all out and buy a beautiful pure silk Kanjeevaram or Banarasi for her to dazzle in!
Picking the right colour is not as hard as you think. Just close your eyes and think of answers to these questions – What's a colour you've seen your sister in and thought she looked beautiful? Alternatively, what's her favorite colour? Or what colour do you most frequently see her wearing?
The truth of the matter is that any colour goes, it's the thought that counts, right? Another tip is to look around the store and try the saree on a fellow shopper who looks similar to your sister.
Buying apparel for women is always intimidating. Trying on different sizes and trying to guess sizes is even more of a nightmare. The good thing is SAREES HAVE NO SIZE. It is the ONE garment that can be worn by women of any height, shape or size. Can this shopping experience get any easier?
What are you waiting for? There are plenty of lovely gifts to give your sister this weekend, but a saree, handmade with love, is something she will treasure and if we're being honest, sums up your sentiments this festival.
Drop by Taneira at 100 Feet Road Indiranagar or 3rd Block Jayanagar and take the #Taneira15MinChallenge! We solemnly swear your 15 minutes will put the biggest smile on your sister's face this Raksha Bandhan, and for many years to come. ☺