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Top Christmas Gifts in Edinburgh this festive season

06 December 2018

Struggling to find the perfect perfect gift? Shop local this Christmas and get something special from one of Edinburgh's independent businesses, safe in the knowledge that you can't get these treats anywhere else!

From cute little stocking fillers to luxury jewellery and unique experiences, you'll find a gift guaranteed to delight in Edinburgh this Christmas. Read on to discover our favourites... 

Scented Candles from Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger Candle 2

Paper Tiger, 53 Lothian Road EH1 2DJ and 6A/8 Stafford Street EH3 7AU

Do you know someone who's a little bit 'New Town', loves a day trip to Portobello beach or is obsessed with Stockbridge? This is the perfect gift for them - Paper Tiger have released a new range of scented candles inspired by some of the most iconic neighbourhoods in Edinburgh. 

These luxury, handmade candles are 100% natural, made from plant based soy wax, scented with natural essential oils, and are hand poured in Scotland. They come in three sizes, from travel tins (perfect for stocking fillers) to medium and large. 

Can't make it into the store? Buy online >

Christmas Tours on Red Bus Bistro

Red Bus Bistro Christmas

What to you get that tricky person who has everything? Treat them to a unique dining experience you won't get anywhere else on Red Bus Bistro. This is a bus tour with a difference - hop aboard the iconic vintage routemaster bus and marvel at the city's sights while tucking into a delectable afternoon tea or a festive three-course meal in the run up to Christmas. 

Experience gift vouchers are now available on the Red Bus Bistro website > 

Harris Tweed Hip Flasks at Walker Slater

Walker Slater Hip Flask

Walker Slater, 16-20 Victoria Street and 46 Victoria Street, Grassmarket

Walker Slater is the location in Edinburgh for all things tweed, and their wide range of accessories make for perfect Christmas gifts for the fashionista in your life. We love these Harris Tweed hip flasks, which are guaranteed to please this festive season. Pop into their store on the Grassmarket to see them for yourself. Prices start from £28. 

All things that sparkle at Laings

Laings Christmas Range

Laings, 72 George Street EH2 3BX

If you really want to treat that someone special, nothing says it better than something that sparkles from Laings. With a large flagship store in Edinburgh's George Street, there is a large range of rings, bracelets, cufflinks and watches to choose from. Let one of Scotland's oldest family-run jewellers help you pick the perfect gift this Christmas. 

Edinburgh whisky walking tour and tasting

Mercat Christmas Whisky

Mercat Tours

This Christmas treat that someone special to an Edinburgh whisky walking tour and tasting.
Shake off the Christmas excess and join Mercat Tours walking the Old Town of Edinburgh. You'll see the city that founded the world’s largest Scottish whisky company, hear of the people that helped whisky production and then retire to their cellar for a complimentary candlelit single malt whisky tasting from four whisky producing regions.

Gift Vouchers available for those last minute gifts too. Book online or contact info@mercattours.com or 0131 225 5445. 

Christmas bakes at Cuckoo's 

Cuckoos Christmas

Cuckoo's Bakery, 150 Dundas Street and 116 Bruntsfield Place

Christmas is coming, and what better way to celebrate than sharing some delicious baked treats with your friends and family. This year Cuckoo's Bakery bring you a fantastic range of some of your favourite festive delights, in the form of cupcakes. From a scrumptious gingerbread cupcake to one inspired by the taste of mulled wine, this collection is sure to get your taste buds jingling.

Flavours include candy cane, gingerbread man, Christmas pudding, boozy trifle, milk and cookies and mulled wine. Order online now >

Traditional panettone at Contini's

Continis Panettonne

Contini George Street, 103 George Street

Contini Panettone and a glass of bubbly whilst you open your presents - truly the best way to start your day on Christmas morning. Contini's Panettone has been specially made for them by the same Artisan Italian baker for the last 40 years and never fails to deliver. Choose from two different sizes and two delicious fillings; fruit or chocolate. 

Order online and pick up from Contini George Street. 

Find out what else is on in Edinburgh this Christmas >