Do you think a gift is the most important thing to give someone? And if you think so, what kind of gift is the most suitable?
This week, Lift has found a new shop where you can enjoy choosing the perfect gift for your friends, your family, your sweetheart and yourself.
The Lollipop Shop, at No. 01B, Street 187, Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, provides a huge range from which customers can choose the things they really love.
And not only all kinds of souvenirs, but also nearly every size and shape of lollipop.
“The biggest lollipop we can provide is half a metre,” says Kelly Chen, 26, the shop’s owner.
As I arrived at the Lollipop Shop at one o’clock in the afternoon, what intrigued me most was a giant lollipop right in front of me.
The shop sells all kinds of lollipops, souvenirs, bags, books, pens, dolls, fake jewellery, key chains and phone chains at very reasonable prices.
Another advantage that regular customers can gain from this shop is a score card that entitles them to 20 per cent off if they rack up 10 scores (each score equals $5 spent).
As well as many beautiful and useful gifts, the Lollipop Shop has polite vendors who are friendly and only too happy to answer customers’ questions and let them know if there is something new to buy.
In addition, the vendors can speak a total of six languages: Khmer, English and four dialects of Chinese.
“No one has ordered the biggest lollipop from us yet, because maybe they think the other lollipops in our shop are big enough for them,” a vendor said.
“The owners named this business the Lollipop Shop and opened it here because they wanted to let customers know they can provide nearly every kind of sweet, especially lollipops.”
“And they realised there was no such thing as a standard souvenir available here, so they opened this shop to make it easier for students who have classes nearby to find, and buy, the things they need.’’
After about an hour of asking questions, I had learned that the Lollipop Shop is a family business that was opened through the combined efforts of all the family’s members and is managed by one of them.
Even though the family has created an unconventional shop, we had a feeling of freedom as soon as we entered it.
So if you want to buy some study materials, a few souvenirs, a special gift or the biggest lollipop you’ve ever seen, you can go to the Lolli-pop Shop or contact the sellers at this email address: