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Last-minute Gift Guide

December 19, 2016
Stocking-filler Shopping
It might be too late to write a letter to Santa, but if you’re on the lookout for last-minute gifts, Bangkok offers plenty of seasonal shopportunity. Here’s our pick of some of the best local buys for filling that stocking.

Fab ideas for Her include The Sleeveless Garden’s compact, circular Radius cross-shoulder bag in vegetable-tanned leather with a bold diagonal zip. Even less than girlie gals will love this natty little number in ultra-urban grey. Unsurprisingly, its designers have an architecture background, and are inspired by shape and form.

She’ll also love a sleek black ceramic Myth Oil Burner from aromatic emporium Karmakamet. Born out of a market stall in Chatuchak, this sensual scent maven now has several stores around town, each riffing on its traditional Thai pharmacy aesthetic. With its relaxing blend of Brazilian rosewood, English lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus and cedar, ‘The Midnight’ is a pure essential oil which soothes travel sickness if you’re on the move, and definitely brings good karma.

For Him, you won’t go wrong with Zettino’s slimline Long Wallet, crafted in Bangkok from skived, oiled wax leather, with room for up to 15 cards. This Bangkok brand marries Italian sophistication and tradition with Asian elegance, crafting items with chic travellers top of mind.

Finally for the guy who likes to sip and sup in style, the The Monocle Guide to Drinking and Dining, offers a round-up of must-visit, fuss-free global restaurants, markets, shops and producers, with tips on bar culture, hospitality and even a few recipes for when he wants to impress. Purchase via Japanese-born bookstore Kinokuniya. Hic!

The Sleeveless Garden / Rm 18 / Section 4 Soi 47/1 / Chatuchak Weekend Market / 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd / Chatuchak /11am-7pm Sat-Sun /
Karmakamet / 3/F / Zone C / CentralWorld / Ratchadamri Rd / Pathumwan / +66 2 613 1397 / 10am-9.30pm daily
Zettino / 888/110 Unit 5 Mahatun Plaza Bldg / Ploenchit Rd / Pathumwan / +66 98 664 9516 / 11am-7.30pm Mon-Sat /
Kinokuniya / 3/F / Siam Paragon / 991 Rama I Rd / Pathumwan / +66 2 610 9500 / 10am-10pm daily /