In recent times our local and independent Edinburgh businesses could use our support more than ever.
Although the majority of businesses have closed their premises to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, some remain open (with altered hours and social distancing measures in place) and many continue to operate online offering deliveries, gift vouchers/cards and advanced purchases (often with an extended expiry date or free 24 hour cancellation policy).
Below are a few ways to support your favourite shops, restaurants, attractions and more, and treat others (or yourself) in the process!
The Scottish Textiles Showcase
Located on the Royal Mile, The Scottish Textiles Showcase is a treasure trove of Scottish Craft. From blankets and throws to ladies coats and gifts, browse at home to find the perfect present for a loved-one or to treat yourself during lockdown.
Edinburgh City Pass
Enjoy everything that Scotland's capital has to offer with Edinburgh City Pass. It’s the perfect way to get out and explore our beautiful city after lockdown, with access to 23 handpicked attractions including The Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth, Vault Tours and Holyrood Distillery. Prices start from £45 per adult and passes are available to purchase now for future use. Valid for 12 months and have a free 24 hour cancellation policy.
Look good, feel good. Whether you're in search of a relaxed shirt, new knitwear or a quality, tailored piece for your return to work Walker Slater offer a well curated collection online. A remote team are available to answer all queries about products or services. Walker Slater are also offering free UK delivery on all orders.
Advance tickets for Mercat Tours’ award-winning tours can be purchased from their website. Both their history walks and ghost tours have tickets available up to the end of March 2021, the perfect present for someone to get to know Edinburgh’s secrets after lockdown.
Laura Thomas Co.
Laura Thomas Co are offering gift vouchers to be spent on all their supplies, homewares and lifestyle products. From bedding, bathroom, blankets, scents to beachwear ranges, all of which are inspired by coastal living on the East Coast of Scotland.
Treat yourself, family member, or a friend to gift a voucher from 27 Elliot’s, the neighbourhood cafe, workshop and supperclub space tucked behind Edinburgh's leafy meadows. Valid for all purchases at in-store at 27 Elliott’s when they reopen and have no expiry date. Not valid for online purchases.
The Stand Comedy Club
Give someone the gift of comedy after lockdown. The Stand Comedy Club gift vouchers are valid for any performance at any of their venues. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and can be sent immediately to you by email or for an additional £2 have it gift wrapped and posted.
Multi-award winning spa and salon, Zen Lifestyle, offer over 100 treatments for busy men and women, ranging from advanced skin treatments to relaxing facials. Find the perfect birthday gift for a friend or treat yourself to some TLC with their spa gift vouchers.
Prestonfield Hotel gift vouchers make the perfect gift for someone special, or a treat for yourself. Choose from luxury afternoon tea vouchers, overnight stay vouchers, dining vouchers, monetary vouchers, or their James Thomson Collection Vouchers which can be redeemed in any of their establishments across Edinburgh.