Official Guide to Edinburgh

Shopping

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If you’re looking for a unique gift, there are lots of shops worth exploring.

Allium is a contemporary gallery featuring original artworks by mainly Scottish artists as well as a wide selection of applied arts such as jewellery, glass and ceramics.

For your fashion fix, pop into Joyce Paton which has an intriguing range of hats, costumes, corsets and gowns.

For a lovely selection of cards, homeware, jewellery, candles, handbags scarfs, homeware, children's gifts, pocket money toys and personalised baby gifts, be sure to pop into Maisies Boutique.

Scruples on the High Street stocks several special gifts, including jewellery and other silver Scottish gifts, such as quaichs and hip flasks. Popular with tourists, it also stocks a fantastic range of souvenirs, including some Forth Bridge items – great for sending to family across the miles.

For those with an eye for the old and unusual, make sure you take time to go to Sea Kist, a quaint antique shop with all items being related to the high seas! From old water colour paintings to fabulous replica models of ships, you will find all sorts of trinkets and treasures here.

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Tucked away down a narrow lane, be sure not to miss Harbour Lane Studio. Run by illustrator and printmaker Tori Gray who not only sells her work in the space but makes it there too, everything in the gallery has been made and designed by artists working in Scotland, either by hand or in small batches.

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