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Citylife’s Super Duper Gift Guide

 

For you, dear readers, a glorious gift guide just in time for the holiday season, curated by Citylife’s expert editorial team. We’ve got something special for even the most difficult person on your list. Happy Holidays!

Snazzy dad: An old-fashioned shave and a haircut

Let your father channel his inner Mad Man with a trip to The Cutler, where true gentlemen stay a cut above the rest with traditional cutthroat shaves and classic haircuts. The 1960s are back, and so are the hairstyles of dear old dad’s youth, pomade and all.

www.facebook.com/THECUTLERBARBER

091 123 7966

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Teenybopper teenage daughter: A sparkly helmet 

Just got her license? Good luck. But safety first doesn’t mean she has to sacrifice her sense of style. Make her queen of the road with Mongle Customs’ fabulously sparkly metal flaked helmet, guaranteed to blind anyone who tries to get in her way.

www.facebook.com/MongleCustoms

092 245 3641

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Junta-loving mum: 

His Name is Too, the best-selling General Prayuth biography

For a cosy winter evening on the couch, just add a cup of cocoa, a crackling fire, and the sweet sounds of the National Council for Peace and Order playing on the radio. Just 160 baht at any bookstore near you.

B2S Bookstore

www.b2s.co.th

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Pretentious boss: Trip to the handbag spa

For the boss with an entire room full of handbags (not that we’re talking about anyone specific), what better than a weekend at the spa? No, not the human spa, silly. Been there, done that. The bag spa (yes, it’s real) in Bangkok will deep cleanse and oil up her favourite Fendi ‘til it shines bright as new.

www.mybagspathai.com

026 461 229

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Significant other: Weekend at the Mae Chan Winery

A lovely valley vineyard in Chiang Rai, covered in mist during the cool season and perfect for a weekend tete-a-tete for that special someone in your life. Whether it’s new and fresh or aged to perfection, there’s a wine for any relationship. And here, you can see the whole process, from vine to glass.

www.maechanwinery.com

053 918 440

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Sexually frustrated best friend: Bestto Boy Lamp

At least she (or he) will be turning someone on with this lovely man-shaped lamp. Press his nose for a dazzling surprise! 2,800 baht at Chiang Mai’s own Gallery Seescape.

www.facebook.com/galleryseescape

093 831 9394

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Stressed out sister: Ajna Light Box

Take sis to the void and leave her troubles behind with her own personal Ajna Light Box, which reduces stress with every session. The box itself will set you back 99,000 baht, but if you’re strapped for cash you can send her to the LannaYoga Healing Centre in Saraphi where light sessions are completely free (though you don’t have to tell her that)!

www.ajnalight.com

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Spoilt pooch: Fancy dog clothes

Because there’s nothing dogs love more than being dressed up in clothing. Just ask Sushi, our office laughingstock, er, shih tzu. For the festive season, there are options galore. Santa, a bumblebee, a frog with googly eyes? All these and more for less than 300 baht each at Poyluang Pet Shop, located in the Kum Tiang Market next to Tesco on the superhighway.

053 412 281

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Sporty son: Season tickets to CMFC

For just 1,800 baht, the sports lover in your family can wave his blue and yellow banner at every single home game 700 Year Stadium has to offer. Fifth in the fixtures but first in our hearts, Chiang Mai FC!

www.chiangmaifc.com

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Oldest frenemy: A prepaid plot at the foreign cemetery

15,000 for a full and 7,500 for half size (that means cremation, folks!) but buy it up quick because the committee is considering raising its prices in 2015. The only rules, says the committee, is that they have to have a foreign passport, they have to be connected to northern Thailand…and they have to be dead.

Chiang Mai – Lamphun Road Soi 5

To book your plot, email [email protected]

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Audiophile uncle: Geneva Soundsystem

Want to impress your most beloved music snob? Bluetooth, FM, alarm clock, speakers, amplifier. All in one. Boom. 5,900 baht from the fittingly named [email protected]

www.neoentertainmentgallery.com

053 217 703

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Quirky cousin: Taxidermied Delights

For the strange cousin you adore, head on down to the fabulous Koland Shop on Nimman Soi 1, where you can pick up a stuffed peacock, Alaskan red fox, or spotted serval cat from the African plains for only 220,000 baht. Or go vegetarian with a four foot porcelain statue of Mao Zedong for a bargain 32 grand!

www.facebook.com/kolandcafe

085 444 2124

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Patriotic grandparents: Creepy traditional Thai dancing dolls

Someone has to buy them. You can find these miniature marvels of Thai culture at many tourist outlets such as the Night Bazaar. Prices are around 600 baht each.

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Pothead neighbour: Giant metal box of snacks

It’s a huge metal tankard of munchies, and it’s available at a Thai market near you. Need we say more?

Muang Mai and Warorot Market

053 252 405