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Find the perfect Father's Day gift in Edinburgh

01 June 2015

Father’s Day is in just a couple of weeks and now is the ideal time to get that perfect gift for Dad. If you are completely lost for ideas, don’t panic! Edinburgh has some fantastic shops and boutiques that stock some unique and thoughtful gift ideas. Here are some of our favourites…

Cadenhead Whisky Shop

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For those Dads who love a dram, a bottle from Cadenhead’s on the Royal Mile will go down a treat. They are Scotland’s oldest independent bottler, and their shop is the perfect place to buy their whisky directly from the supplier. However, that’s only one option in the huge range that they offer, they have bottles from all over the world that fit budgets large to small.

The Cadenhead Whisky Shop (website) can be found at 172 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DF.

The Brotique

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The Brotique, found in the New Town on the corner of Queen Street and Frederick Street, is the definitive gift store for men. Here you can find sleek stationary, grooming products and cool oddities that will make thoughtful and unusual gifts.

If you really want to treat your Dad this year, why not get him a #manhamper, a black wicker basket bursting at the seams with masculine goodies!

The Brotique (website) is at 39 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NH.

Mr Woods Fossils

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If your Dad has an interest in minerals and meteorites, then why not add to his collection with a piece from Mr Woods Fossils?

This independent shop based in the Grassmarket has a wide selection of hand-picked fossils, teeth, bones and minerals and some of the fascinating pieces go for as little as under £10, perfect for pocket money gifting.

Mr Wood’s Fossils (website) can be found at 5 Cowgatehead, Edinburgh EH1 1JY.


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While you’re in the Grassmarket, take a peak at Demijohn, a “liquid deli” that specialises in pretty much anything delicious that can be put in a glass bottle! If your Dad is a foodie, he will love the unique balsamic vinegar and olive oil sets, or treat him to an unusual liqueur poured into a bottle personalised with your own handwritten message.

Demijohn (website) is at 32 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW.


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If your Dad is a bit of a film buff or obsessed with good music, surprise him with a find from Fopp on Rose Street. The shop is an absolute treasure trove of music and film and you are bound to find something that he will love. DVDs, vinyls and books start from as little as £3, so have a rummage around and see if you can spot a bargain!

Fopp (website) is located at 3-15 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR.

Paper Tiger

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Once you’ve got the gift… it’s time to get the card! Paper Tiger in the West End have a selection of great cards perfect for Father’s Day, as well as quality wrapping paper and bags to pop your perfect present in. They also sell some unusual gifts too, so it’s the perfect place to pick up a little extra if you really want to spoil your Dad this year…

Paper Tiger (website) have two locations in the West End: 59 Lothian Road, EH1 2DJ and 6A/8 Stafford Street, EH3 6AU.

Want to start planning your special day with Dad? Discover our favourite whisky bars in Edinburgh or take a look at some of the city’s top golf courses