On the day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters usually visit the homes of their brothers. It is a part of the Indian culture to see off the sisters by bestowing them with some return gifts. Moreover, the festival of Rakhi signifies the close bond between brothers and sisters. This makes the tradition of return gifts, on the occasion Raksha Bandhan, more meaningful.
The history of Raksha Bandhan is full of such instances of return
gifts- be it Bali, Porus or Humayun, all of them gave a gift (in return
for the sacred bond of Rakhi) to their Rakhi sisters. Thus, sending
Rakhi return gifts are a part of the Rakhi tradition. The Rakhi Return
gifts are, in fact, the acceptance of the sisterly love. Rakhi return
gifts may include cash, jewellery, decorative items, cosmetics,
electronic goods, sweets, chocolates etc.