The Royal Mile offers the perfect spot to find that special souvenir of Scotland - you'll find a range of items in your family tartan (and if you're not sure which it might be, they can sometimes help trace your family name to find it), including kilts. You also have the chance to pick up a bottle of whisky from Royal Mile Whiskies or The Whisky Shop for that extra special something.
Photo Courtesy of the Scotch Whisky Experience
Specialist chocolatiers such as The Chocolatarium, fudge shops like Fudge Kitchen, coffee shops The Milkman Coffee and even a Christmas Shop are located on the Royal Mile. You'll also find a number of shops selling Harry Potter-themed memorabilia including Museum Context and The Great Wizard, and more Scottish knitwear than you can shake a stick at.
If you're looking for some new sparkly jewellery TwoSkies make beautiful and high quality, sustainable native Scottish jewellery - the perfect gift for someone special.
At the Scottish Textiles Showcase, you can find a treasure trove of Scottish crafts, from blankets and throws to clothing and gifts, all made by the finest Scottish artisans and wool mills. Or dress to impress in some stylish British and Irish knitwear with matching accessories from Ragamuffin
For cool clothing and accessories for men, women and children, be sure to make a visit to Swish. As well as the shop on Cockburn Street, they also have a shop on Victoria Street in the Grassmarket and a customised t-shirt printing studio on Saint Leonards Street.
A bustling arts venue that celebrates the nation’s cultural heritage through storytelling, theatre, dance and music, The Scottish Storytelling Centre also an excellent bookshop and delicious cafe where you can swap your own stories with friends.
(Top Tip: Located within the cafe you'll also find The Haggis Box. Unsurprisingly, they specialise in haggis, which is freshly made, locally sourced and served with the traditional neeps & tatties, alongside a choice of sauces. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options are also available).