The trees are being decorated as we speak, now we just need something to put under them. We have once again put together a list of some ideas we think the kids would quite like to see wrapped up.
1. Suspend by Melissa & Doug RM 89.90
What happens when Mikado meets Jenga? Well, maybe not quite, but that’s what Melissa & Doug’s Suspend looks like to me. Its a game of patience, dexterity and suspense where, instead of stacking blocks, you suspend rubber-tipped wire pieces from a table top stand – it can easily lend itself to looking a bit like a KL skyline full of scaffolding. Suspend is a holiday game which is easy to play, requires mindfulness and won’t come down with a crashing bang.
So, hop on down to Janie and Joe’s at Bangsar Village 1 and mention Happy Go KL to receive a 20% discount on these wonderful games, or in fact any purchase at Janie and Joe’s. This offer is valid until December 24, 2017. In-store Discount Code: HAPPY GO KL.
2. Brainbox Inventions RM 79.90
Board games in our house come in the form of, ‘the long winded’, ‘the too many arguments over the rules’ and ‘the quick, lets have a round’. Needless to say the last kind of board game is our favourite. If you are a family like ours then check out the latest from The Green Board Company’s Brainbox series. Brainbox board games promise to be fun for the whole family, fast-paced, tough on the memory and the concentration, but easy to play with fun facts about our world. A Brainbox range will have something for everyone. And for your older kids of 11+, why not pick up the Cambridge Brainbox Secondary 2 Kit. It lets your child build anything from an AM radio (‘what’s that?’, you hear them asking) to a sensor which switches on the lights. In-store Discount Code: HAPPY GO KL.
Follow our Facebook page for a Janie and Joe Brainbox giveaway, coming just in time for Christmas!
4. Cute kaftans for girls, rompers for babies and baju melayu for boys
Kooshboo means fragrance in Hindi and the inspiration for this beautifully designed line of children’s clothing – reminiscence of childhood trips to India by Malaysian designers and sisters Natasha and Natalia Navin (mompreneurs by the way – read the story here). The clothes are produced here in Malaysian using natural breathable fabrics in a mix of what Kooshboo refer to as boho-chic – using the vibrant colours of India and tailored to meet the needs of an active child.
Kooshboo are offering RM10 off your purchase, both online and in store. For an online order simply type in the discount code, or if you prefer to shop in store then all you have to do on payment is mention Happy Go KL. This offer is valid until December 31, 2017. Discount Code: HAPPYGOKL
3. Atom & the Dot Surprise box, starting at RM60/month or RM100/single box
There is nothing better that getting a package in the post, and that is just what happens with an Atom and the Dot Surprise Box or Mini Bag. A package filled with hands-on art and science activities which can arrive on a monthly basis when you sign up for one of their subscriptions. Not only does your child enjoy receiving the package addressed specifically to them. But the added joy of discovering what’s inside with each package providing 3-4 activities, instruction manual and occasional little bonus extra. What’s not to love about this gift! Purchase as a one off or sign up for a 3 or 12 month subscription. Designed for children aged 5 to 8 years old.
Surprise Box giveaway for our Facebook readers, again, in time for Christmas. Keep an eye on our Facebook page!
5. Traveler’s Notebook, RM175
This is a beautiful gift for your older kid. This simple, but well crafted journal is made from cow hide in Chiang Mai, Thailand with notepaper refills made in Japan. This is a gift for life, as the notebook is designed to add notepaper refills expanding the journal as your child expands their horizons. A must for all those budding novelist, travel writers, or kids who like to doodle and collect tokens as they go.
Stickeriffic are offering RM10 off with a minimum purchase of RM99. This offer is valid until December 31, 2017. Discount Code: HAPPYGO10
6. World Map Doodle Table Cloth, RM175
How great is this? A machine washable tablecloth map of the world for kids to colour in. No need ‘ever’ for technology at the table, but sometimes a little distraction is just enough to get the broccoli down (ohhh, did I say that), or to keep the kids entertained during a long family get together. Educational, interactive and fun – lets face it, who doesn’t like to colour in? Once it’s coloured, just throw it in a warm wash and hey-presto you can start all over again.
7. Monopoly Truly Asia – Malaysian Edition, RM115.90
It’s here, the Malaysian Edition of that property trading game we all know and love. So, quick, click on our Lazada link below and get your copy now. I’m not sure if I’m buying one for the kids, or if I’m really buying it for me. Ships from Malaysia!
8. Our Generation Dolls and Posable Morgan Horse, RM 299 each
According to my little girl ‘every girl needs a doll with a horse’, so when I asked her what her top pick would be she chose the Our Generation Lily Anna DeLuxe Riding Doll accompanied with the Our Generation Posable Morgan Horse. The 18″ doll comes with a book and accessories while the horse has movable parts. Of course my older little girl is doing a lot of eye rolling, but hey, different ages and different stages These items are sold separately at York House in Bangsar Shopping centre.
9. Tutus & Whimsical Wings, starting at RM65
Looking for a tutu? Well, look no further – these are beautifully designed by mums who know that plastic is not always nice for our little ones to wear. And, they are made right here in Malaysia from tulle with 100% cotton lining, French seams and an elasticated waistband. Ready to wear for any occasion: ballet or a tea party or as mine would, just playing in the sandpit.
If you are looking for a matching set of “Whimsical Wings” to go with that tutu, then do check out Forever and Ava’s beautiful wings made of ombre fabric with elasticated shoulder and wrist straps. Suitable for ages 2-5.
Forever and Ava are offering 10% discount on all items available on their website. Discount Code: Happy10