Independent shops, Gifts
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Eve Boutique8 Kildrostan Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, G41 4LU
Ladies’ clothing, jewellery, accessories and highly covetable knickers for the Pollokshields girl.
The Glasgow School of Art Shop11 Dalhousie Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ
Some of the best artisans, makers, crafters and designers in Scottish fashion have come up through this venerable introduction, and it's now helping them pay back their student loans, with a great shop full of homeware and accessories.
Joe3 Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ
The long-running store formerly known as Joe Cool has supervised many a teenage ear piercing, but it's equally good for quirky homeware, excellent off-beat jewellery, and witty cards.
Boxwood388 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8AR
Relaxed, rustic charm for stylish houses, with a New England or Scandinavian feel. Inside, you'll find lovely local design, organic babyware and an expert picture framing service.
ElementsDe Courcy's Arcade, 5–21 Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, G12 8AA
Brightly coloured, crammed full of gifts, cards, candles and cutesy, sparkly, proddable 'stuff', Elements is the sort of store that sums up the Cresswell Lane shopping development. Designed for yummy mummies with a sense of humour. Prices range from £2…
Galletly & Tubbs431 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9JA
Interiors, furniture, wall-hangings, vegan handbags, candles and art deco birthday cards. Oh, and jewellery, Christmas decorations, ceramics, soft furnishings and the occasional ashtray shaped like Chairman Mao's head. The fully comprehensive range of…
White Blossom Paper Boutique96 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4ES
White Blossom is a small independent shop stocking a large range of coloured card, beautiful handmade papers and envelopes, Japanese Chiyogami and Thai silk range. This beautiful little boutique in Bruntsfield also has a range of recycled cotton paper…
Butterfly Kisses8 Skirving Street, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 3AA
Design enthusiasts, take note: it's worth the trip out to the South Side (if you don't already live there) just to check out this sweetly-named boutique's innovative, free-floating, custom-designed interior. Loads of lovely labels (including exclusive…
Damselfly and the Queen Bee380 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HT
Two shops in one; both stuffed full of arty, girly, crafty, gift ideas. As shopping experiences go, it's a little like walking in to a Victorian scrapbook.
Felix and Oscar459 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH
Eked out inside a beautiful old building by Kelvinbridge, this densely-stocked store is the absolute first stop for trendy WEndies hunting Cath Kidston chintz or Orla Kiely handbags. They also do nice lines in tongue-in-cheek pressies, Alessi…
Hadeel123 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
Hadeel is unique amongst fair trade shops: it is focused on marketing Palestinian hand crafts. Items for sale include silver and mother of pearl jewellery, embroidered bags and purses, olive wood carvings and hand woven woollen rugs. Also stocked are…
Laurel Gallery58 St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AL
A friendly, vibrant, and independent gallery based in Stockbridge with an eclectic selection of original art, crafts and painted furniture. The gallery also runs art, craft and paint technique workshops for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as well as being the…
Owl & Lion66 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD
Owl & Lion Bindery, owned by Florence-trained bookbinder Isabelle Ting is the first bookbinding establishment to open in the city for decades. Isabelle offers bookbinding classes for all levels, as well as producing her own innovative ranges of…
Present18 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
Quirky homewares, one-off jewellery items, camp and kitsch artwork, and presents for pets.
ReMade147 North High Street, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6AN
ReMade is a gallery shop, specialising in local sustainable design. Also fairtrade and vintage.
A Ha Ha Ha99 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP
Long-running joke shop that has become something of a local landmark thanks to the gigantic funny nose and specs suspended over the Victoria Street Shop front.
The Black Box Boutique98 West Bow, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
Black Box is an independent design boutique based in the heart of the buzzing Grassmarket, Edinburgh, showcasing Britain’s most exceptionally curious jewellery, textiles, ceramics, illustration and more! The boutique is also home to an in-house…
The Black Mausoleum19 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QG
The Black Mausoleum sells all sorts of creepy stuff. In this dark dungeon on the site of the old Witchcraft shop in Candlemaker Row (reputed to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter) you will find obscure hand crafted presents, discount…
Bliss5 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HU
Bliss is the perfect place to pick up a great gift for a new baby or good friend. Only supplying products from small companies you are sure to find something of high quality and originality thats not on the high street, there is also a wall dedicated to…
Blott Artist Studios53 King Street, Blackpool, FY1 3EJ
Blott Studio & artist collective was established in 2000 for professional artists living in and around the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde area. An ‘artist led’ collective, the Blott gallery showcases members’ work all year round, hosts an annual group…
Bonkers54 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DX
The Cadies & Witchery Tours84 West Bow (Victoria Street), Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
A unique ghostly gift shop located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. As well as selling a variety of skulls, witches, dragons and magical fairies, the shop also serves as a booking office for ghostly walking tours that have been a major attraction…
Charles Michies Cafe391 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6BX
Chillie19 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AF
Women and children's boutique: Unique, smart casual, feminine women's clothes, shoes, jewellery, handbags, beautiful things you will not find on the high street. Fun, colourful, kids clothes and great gift ideas.
Context Interiors79 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4AY
Jammed full of eclectic interiors pieces, with a special focus on period detail and classic design, this little Morningside homeware specialist is particularl good for light fittings and one-off oddities to hang on your walls. Prices run a broad gamut…