The holidays can be a daunting time for some, especially if you find yourself running out of time and ideas for presents. That's why every year we gather our list of things we discovered and love to share with you all and hopefully take some of the stress off of your Christmas shopping experience. Find your loved one's personality and corresponding gift below.
If your loved one's big on relaxation or perhaps needs more of it in their life, one of our favorite home fragrances we encountered this year was "Haze of Grass" from Panpuri's Voyage of Curiosities collection. Available in the form of scented candle, pillow mist, perfume diffuser, and oil, it's a calming, earthy scent combining the aromas of lemongrass, rosemary, and lemon rinds with notes of basil, juniper berry, and black pepper. Light up a candle and relax.
We all have those friends who are outta Bangkok the moment it's a long weekend, their picture-perfect beach photo up before we even realize we've got an extra day to relax. If this sounds like someone you know and cherish, get them something from MonPanama and Siamese Dreams' Andaman Collection. Inspired by the beauty of the ocean and the traveller's spirit, this limited-edition collaboration between two women-owned fashion brands highlights a signature turquoise print and features the essential accessories and garments for vacationing. Shop the collection at either brand's website.
As famous male model Derek Zoolander once said, "moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty." Skin hydration is exactly what Caudalie is known for, so if you gift a friend some Caudalie this Christmas, you are gifting them the essence of beauty. Caudalie's holiday collection includes a few sets of skincare products worth checking out, including the Vinotherapist Vegan Body Butter Set and the Resveratrol Lift Firming Essentials Set, which highlights a vegan collagen booster. Caudalie is available at Sephora.
Fun fact about Ping Hatta, the artist who did the first cover of Koktail Magazine: She's a fat cat lover and has a side business dedicated to it called Chonky Goods. The perfect place to shop for a Christmas present for the cat lovers in your life, we love Chonky Goods' crossover into the realms of the occult with tarot-themed meow goods. Find your favorite cat tarot tee or sweater exclusively on the brand's Etsy. Smaller gifts such as stationery can be conveniently ordered for shipping within Thailand through Shopee and Pinkoi.
For the music-listening-obsessed in your life, treat them to something from Bangkok-based music lifestyle brand Gadhouse. Gadhouse has a good range of turntables, from entry-level like the Brad models to the pro-listener Mathis Turntable. For those who would want a more vintage, wooden look, the mid-range Henry Turntable with matching Bookshelf Speakers is perfect. The good news about Christmas shopping with Gadhouse is that they're currently having a sale. So make haste and visit gadhouse.com or their store in Ekkamai Soi 12.
Your plant friends are probably on top of their ever-expanding collection of shrubs and creepers. Aside from straight-up asking them for their green wishlist, perhaps it would be more unexpected to gift them something still on-theme but for their sofas and loungers. Tropical Collection makes adorable pillows inspired by plant leaves. Some of our favorites include the Gloriosum, Frydek, and Pink Princess designs, but they also have Monsteras and Banana Leaves. Our tip: buy an assortment.
If your loved one lives to eat, has a bad habit of not using coasters, loves hamburgers, or any of the above, get them the Niknax Burger Coaster set this Christmas. When not in use, the coasters can be stacked and hidden in plain sight as a cute burger figurine. When the drinks do come out, dismantle the burger layer by layer and pass them around! Find exactly where to buy them in person on the IG post above. Otherwise, you can order them online on Lazada and Shopee.
A Koktail Magazine is a collectable that would make a splendid addition to anyone's coffee table. Our fourth issue covers a wide variety of interests including fashion, rock music, marine life, urban green spaces, and more that are sure to keep your loved ones entertained. Find Koktail Magazine today at your nearest Asia Books or Kinokuniya bookstore.