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Top Tips for Last Minute Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh

20 December 2014

The final shopping weekend before Christmas is here. If you've still got more than a few things to tick off your list, don't panic! Edinburgh is full of great shopping hot spots where you can find the perfect festive gifts for your loved ones.

Take a look at our picks of some great Edinburgh stores to visit this weekend.

For Kids 

Studio One, 10 Stafford Street 

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This charming basement shop is full of fantastic knick-knacks for people of all ages but its colourful children's section is a real treat. Filled with wonderfully traditional toys, from wooden trains to cute cuddly bunnies, you won't need to worry about batteries for many of Studio One's lovely gifts. 

Jenners, 48 Princes Street

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The toy department in Jenners is a magical treasure trove during the festive season. Decked out in full Christmas regalia, you'll find gifts for early years to teenagers, including the latest must-have toys as well as family board games and craft sets for boys and girls.

Aha Ha Ha Jokes, 99 West Bow Street

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Head to Aha Ha Ha Jokes for plenty of great, affordable stocking fillers. With magic tricks for the amateur magician, joke toys for the future stand-up and much, much more, these gifts will fill Christmas morning with an extra helping of fun and laughter.

For Her 

Odyssey Boutique, 39 William Street

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Odyssey Boutique is well know for its gorgeous, designer lingerie and swimwear but it also has its own on-site beauty facilities so you can treat her to some pampering as well as some luxury nightwear. If you're stuck for choice just chat to lovely owner Sarah who is always on hand to offer friendly, well-informed advice.

Covet, 20 Thistle Street

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Yes, it's true, most ladies do love their handbags so if you know a lady who is addicted to her arm-candy then Covet is the place to go. The store is covered in fabulous bags from colourful and sparkly to big and beautiful and small and perfectly formed. There are also other designer goodies to choose from, including scarves, jewellery and watches.

Godiva Boutique, 9 West Port

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If you're shopping for a lady that likes to stand out from the crowd then visit Godiva Boutique. Godiva embraces offbeat and unconventional fashion, stocking glamorous vintage pieces and one-of-a-kind lines by local designers and independent brands. In here, you're sure to find something extra special to suit her unique tastes.

For Him

Ruffians, 23 Queensferry Street

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Ruffians know how to cut a slick hairdo but they also make some excellent styling products. Men's grooming has taken off over the past year and Ruffian's range reflects their great quality service, made with fine ingredients and include no parabens, sulphates or artificial colours. 

Fopp, 3 – 15 Rose Street

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Whether you're shopping for a man who loves his main stream rock or underground indie, Fopp is sure to have what you're looking. The store boasts a huge collection of both CDs and vinyls spanning dozens of genres, as well as a massive film catalogue which includes foreign cinema and animé. Add to that a great library of books, posters and more, no matter how unusual their tastes are, Fopp delivers. 

The Whisky Shop, 28 Victoria Street

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What better way to toast Christmas Day than with a wee festive dram. The Whisky Shop has a great range of whiskies from all over the world, plus some fantastic Whisky gift sets. If you're not much of a whisky expert, don't worry, their knowledgeable would be happy to make some suggestions.

Visit our Shopping section for a guide to more areas for shopping in Edinburgh.