Gift guide 2016

It’s this time of the year again that you want to buy some of the best Christmas gifts for your family members and friends. This guide will give you gift ideas as well as shops you can buy them in Phnom Penh. It’s Christmas in Cambodia in just several weeks.

Sweet Memory Store
Sometimes on a fine day the best thing to do is curl up with a good book — or every book, as the Kindle lets you do, without the distractions of a tablet. If you have your heart set on the latest Kindle Paperwhite, head over to Sweet Memory Store. Since 2013, the store has been the first choice for those who want to buy the best-selling e-book reader. In addition to Kindle e-readers, you can find some other niche, good gadget products like Chromecast, Google’s most popular streaming device, as well as Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit. Sweet Memory Store also has Sandisk memory cards on sale. You can ask for wrapped gifts (free).
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Get a new laptop? MacBook Pro Retina 2015
The latest MacBook Pro Retina 2016 has been released by Apple. However, the latest model hasn’t been well received as its previous model due to no remarkable improvements. It’s too expensive than most MacBook Pro owners can expect. Yet, we recommend MacBook Pro Retina 2015. It’s still one of the best laptop you can buy. The 2015 laptop runs the latest operating system macOS Sierra. You can buy the MacBook Pro Retina at Uniyoung, an Apple’s authorized retailer near the Central Market (Phsa Thmey).

The best smartphone: Apple iPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel vs. Xiaomi Mi MIX
In Phnom Penh, you have a lot of choices when it comes to buying an Apple products, either a MacBook, or an iPad, or an iPhone. The iPhone 7 became available as soon as Apple announced. Early customers can have their hands on the iPhone 7 as long as they’re willing to pay the high price tag. In September, the price for the newest iPhone 7 was between $1,000 to $1,200. However, this Christmas season is probably the perfect time to buy the new iPhone, which has better camera. Check out these three smart phone shops for iPhone 7 prices and order: Sokly Phone ShopHAKSEApsara Electronics. Not an Apple iPhone fan? Then go for Android. Google made its own brandname smartphone, which is called Pixel. It’s been received positive reviews since its official launch in October this year. One of the downside of buying this Google’s flagship smartphone in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh is the price. It’s probably due to the fact that Apple products are more popular than Google gadgets. The Google Pixel XL 32GB is currently priced at $870. Google Pixel is available at Koungy phone shop. At the time of writing this, the Xiaomi’s latest smartphone Mi MIX isn’t available in stock at any shop yet. We’ll update this as soon as we get it.

Gifts for book lovers
While you can go shopping new books at Monument Books and Toys or used books at D’s Books, there is new way to order some new copies you want. Check out Bookshouse Cambodia, which accepts your pre-order for original, new books. This online shop Bookshouse also has delivery service. So order and get the books at your doorstep.
Instagram: @bookshouse_cambodia
Line: bookshouse02
Tel: 012 882 313/070 882323

Candle shop
A good place where you can buy good candle to light up your day. There are times when you need non-toxic scented candles, made from vegetable wax. These candles are really good gifts to give away. Dawn Scent Candle shop is located at Borey Sambour Meas Sangkat Dangkor, Khan Dangkor
Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Telephone: 078 220 772 / 015 68 48 68 or email them: dawnscentcandle@gmail.com.


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We recommend SINET, a Specialist Dedicated Internet and Telecom Service Provider since 2009. SINET offers dedicated fiber optic Internet connections throughout Cambodia. SINET is one of the major Internet providers with nation-wide Fiber, DWDM, SDH and a MetroEthernet backbone. In Cambodia, SINET is the fastest ISP offering up to 150Mbps connection. If you really want to have your yourself a nice, new ISP for Christmas, you might want to check out SINET.

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Kindle Paperwhite at Sweet Memory Store