November 29, 2009

Gift Ideas - Body Shop

The holiday/shopping season is here - which, besides joy, also brings along the challenge (read: Pain) of buying & splurging on gifts for our well-deserveds. Presented here are some sensible gift ideas which would almost certainly bring a smile to the gifted (they'd definitely bring one to me!). The Body Shop is a great place to shop for any special female in your life. You can locate their outlets at all major shopping centers. Here are some of their sureshot winning products:

Moroccan Rose Shower Gel 250 ml - 550 Baht
Moroccan Rose Body Butter 200 ml - 790 Baht
The 'Moroccan Rose' line of products is soap-free, made with precious oil from roses hand-picked at dawn. Also included in the range are: Moroccan Rose Body Milk and Moroccan Rose Eau de Toilette.

Strawberry Body Polish 200 ml - 520 Baht
Strawberry Body Butter 200 ml - around 600 Baht
The 'strawberry' range includes Strawberry Shower Gel/Cream and Strawberry Lip Balm. The Body Butter is perfect for dry skin in winters.

November 23, 2009

Thailand Best Buys 2009

Thailand Bestbuys, an annual consumer exhibition for gifts, souvenirs and decorative products, is being held for 10 days during December 4-13 (10 am - 8 pm) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The event is in its 10th year running, and is estimated to have more than 800 vendor booths this year. You will find a wide variety of high-quality products including leading brand names. So if you are looking for ideal gifts or premiums for the upcoming new year season or decoratives for your home, this event is worth a checkout.
Products featured include:
- Gifts and Premiums
- Decorative Items
- Home Furnishings
- Greeting Cards / Stationery / Calendars
- Toys - Dolls
- Clothing, Shoes & Bags
- Jewelry
- Household Products / Appliances
- Beauty & Spa / Cosmetics
- Food & Beverages - Bakery
For a complete list of exhibitors or more info, go to

Update: Some international clothing brands are on upto 70% off - Esprit, Bossini, Timberland; and also cosmetics - Red Earth, Bloom, Laneige.

November 20, 2009

Watsons New Year Celebration

Leading health and beauty retailer Watsons is having a New Year Celebration promotion with 50% discount on the second piece of the same product purchase. Participating brands include Pantene, Sunsilk, Listerine, Johnson's, Palmolive, Protex, Scott, Kleenex, Lux, Garnier and many more. The sale is at all store branches (which number over 150 nationwide), from November 19 to December 23. For more details or to view the online catalogue of the discounted products, visit:

November 16, 2009

Motor Expo Thailand 2009

The 26th Thailand International Motor Expo 2009 is taking place from December 2-13 at the Impact Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani. The timings are:
Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 22.00
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 11.00 - 22.00
For more info, visit - (only Thai language content).

November 6, 2009

Thai Designer Brands sale upto 70% off at Eight Thonglor

Eight Thonglor Lifestyle Retail Centre is having a shopping fest "Shop ’Til You Drop" on November 13-15 (10.00-22.00) featuring 21 top Thai designer brands with discounts of upto 70% off on all items. Some of the popular local fashion houses in the sale include Klar, Dancing Riot, Philter, Stretsis, Asava, Munchu’s, Issue, Senada, Kloset, Tube Gallery, etc. There will also be an opening fashion show for the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection by notable local designers, on Friday, 13 Nov, 6.00 p.m. The retail centre is on the 1st and 2nd floor of Eight Thonglor, Thonglor Soi 8 (BTS Thonglor Station). Website:

YWCA International Bazaar 2009 at Central World (Nov 28-29)

The YWCA International Bazaar this year is taking place on November 28-29 at Central World. The 2-day event, organised by Diplomats' wives and the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association), will sell imported products from over 40 countries spread out over 180 booths. The fair will take place on the 1st floor of Central World at the Atrium, Beacon, Eden, and Forum Zone; you can check out their website: The exhibition is a good chance to find popular brands of imported products not usually sold at supermarkets. The total revenue generated from the event will be donated to charitable projects.

November 4, 2009

iBug Fair 2009

An interesting event, the 'iBug Fair 2009' is being organised by Glamzene from November 12-15 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The 4-day extravaganza themed 'Import Brands & Urban Goodies' is expected to have approximately 400 exhibitors. The fair will feature well-known imported brands, as well as select chic and hip local brands in the following product categories:
- Fashion merchandise for women, men and children (Clothes and Apparel, Shoes and Bags, Accessories, Watches, etc.)
- Sports (Equipment and Sportswear)
- Toys & Hobbies
- Home Decor items
- Christmas Ornaments and New Year Gifts
- International Food, Confectionaries and Wines
For more info, visit the organizer's site -

Sports World at the Fashion Island shopping center is organising the "Golf Sale of the Year" promotion, featuring golf clubs and accessories from top brands at discounted prices of upto 70% off. There will also be a driving contest "Golf Challenge on Simulator" for golf enthusiasts and a “Swing Clinic” where Thailand’s pros will share practical golf tips. The campaign runs for 10 days from November 6 to 15 at Center Court on the first floor of Fashion Island, which is located on Ramintra Road in the suburbs of Bangkok. For more info, check out