Now that my children have cottoned on to the idea that it is just as good to give as it is to receive – or a cynical mind could think they have learned the love of shopping – my two sweep towards me around Christmas time and say: “What are we going to get Dad?”
Arrghhhh, now it’s not one gift I have to think of for the love of my life, aka Dad, but three! I thought I may not be alone in the pursuit of all things gift wrapped and under the tree at Christmas. So here, just in time for Christmas, and from the wonders of Malaysia a list of gift ideas for Dad, Fa–la–la, la–la–la, la–la–lah!
1. & 2. Kool t-shirts and Lepak Game from Apom
Malaysian designed products that offer you just the right of amount of Malaysian good humour. 100% cotton t-shirts bearing sayings and slogans that we can all smile and nod at.
But if the t-shirt is not the thing for Dad, check out the Lepak Game. Lepak refers to relaxing, hanging out and chatting. Just the sort of thing to while away evenings with a bit of Malaysian humour.
The Apom store are offering Happy Go KL readers 15% DISCOUNT on their T-Shirt range. This code is valid until December 16. So don’t wait too long in deciding which T-Shirt best suits Dad. Discount code: happygokl15
3. Bottomless sparkling water at home
Cool refreshing sparkling water – just the ticket on a hot day in Malaysia and a good choice for Dad for Christmas. Easy to use, portable and a winner for the whole family.
This Christmas, Soda Xpress are offering 15 % OFF every purchase of Sphera-T starter kit, exclusive for Happy Go KL readers only. This offer is only valid for purchases made at www.sodaxpress.com.my .
But, just in case you miss the Christmas rush, and still want to be ready for New Year’s celebrations Soda Xpress have kindly extended their discount period until January 2, 2018. Discount code: HAPPYGOKL.
4. The Hammam & Gommage spa treatment for men
Hamman Spa stems from the origins of the Greek-Roman bathhouse. Nothing unmanly about that, so why not treat Dad this Christmas to the relaxation of this Moroccan style of spa and one of their packages for men. A place where he can clear his mind, relax his body and revive his spirit.
5. Batik with a purpose
Check out Batik Boutique’s latest holiday collection including ties for dads, and while you are making your selection for dad you might find something festive for mum’s wardrobe too. Batik Boutique is a social enterprise training women in the art of sewing ethical fashion and gift items, using batik textiles produced of natural fibers and sourced from artisan families in rural Malaysia.
Batik Boutique is offering 20% discount in store and online for the entire month of December. What a great excuse to pop in to their new store opening December 13 on the ground floor at the same location in Desa Sri Hartamas. This offer is not valid with any other promotion running for the holidays. Discount code: HappyGoKL
6. Indoor ski session
If you are heading off for a winter holiday why not get Dad a session at First Traxx, Kuala Lumpur’s first indoor ski zone. Great for beginners through to advanced skiers – readying those muscle and honing performance before Dad hits the slopes.
7. A bottle of something special
The connoisseurs at Wine Talk recommend Chateau du Seuil for Dad – a beautiful rose wine from the famous region of Provence, France. This Grenache based wine has a nice blush colour and is bursting with flavours – absolutely perfect for a warm-weathered Christmas for Dad and the family.
Get RM30 off with minimum spend of RM150 store-wide: Discount code HAPPYGOKL.
Valid for one transaction only. Not valid with any other vouchers or discounts. Not exchangeable for cash.
8. Natural travel packs
Products of Indochine Natural are made from the “very best natural and organic ingredients available globally” right here in Malaysia on the island of Penang. There are artisan-crafted natural products for the whole family to enjoy but perhaps for Dad you can look at the Indochine Natural Travel Solutions, or something from the array of masculine soaps, body washes or shampoos.
9. Pakaian tradisional – traditional wear
If you are looking for something traditionally Malaysian why not click onto Lazada and check out the array of men’s Malaysian shirts with a range of modern design through to the more traditional.