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5 Best Gift Shops in Edinburgh

5 Best Gift Shops in Edinburgh

How We Picked the Best Gift Shops in Edinburgh

Store Experience

The level of care each shop provides their customers and the physical layout of each store were looked at. These two factors help make a lasting impression on customers.

Product Quality

Not all memorabilia are created equal, so we checked out the quality of the products in each shop. This will help you know which ones would give you the best value for your money.

Gifting Selection

The selection of products available in each gift shop was also assessed to help you figure out which ones you prefer to visit.


We also chose stores with varying price points to help you choose which ones would fit your budget.

1. Tartan Gifts & Souvenirs

Tartan Gifts & Souvenirs


Address: 105 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 3DT, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 131 226 1210

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM–6PM

Google reviews score4.1/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Score consistency4.7/5
Total Reviews4.6/5
Store Experience4.5/5
      Customer Care5/5
Product Quality5/5
Gifting Selection4/5
Cost 3.5/5


  • Open 7 days a week
  • Friendly staff
  • Great selection of Heathergem and Ortak jewellery
  • Beautiful tartan bags and purses from Amy Britton and Harris Tweed


  • Can be pricey
  • Tiny space

If you are looking for a high quality gift, Tartan Gifts & Souvenirs is the place for you. You don’t have to juggle your schedule around since they are open seven days a week.

We really like the friendly staff since they are not pushy (based on our actual experience), and they know the various origins of the unique items they sell in the store.

For those who love sparkly and shiny things, they carry amazing Heathergem jewellery. Heathergems are handmade from heather stems, a common Scottish plant famous for its gorgeous purple bloom.

They also sell beautifully handcrafted Scottish jewellery, Ortak, which is inspired by the nature of the Orkney Isles.

If you are looking for bags and purses for you or your loved ones, then you can choose from the amazing Harris Tweed collection that they carry. They also have Amy Britton purses in stock.

Of course, high quality products tend to have high prices so make sure you set a decent shopping budget. For instance, a dangly pair of Ortak earrings costs £47, and purses range from £100 and above.

Also, the space is a bit tiny which makes it seem a bit cluttered. We personally think that it is charming, but those with large groups or in wheelchairs might find the store difficult to move in.

Overall, Tartan Gifts & Souvenirs is the quintessential gift shop if you want an authentic piece of Scotland to remember it by.

2. Pippin Gifts Ltd

Pippin Gifts Ltd


Address: 30 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5JZ, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 131 347 8657

Operating Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:30AM–5:30PM

        Saturday: 10:30AM–5PM

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Store Experience4/5
      Customer Care4/5
Product Quality5/5
Gifting Selection5/5
Cost 4/5


  • Wide selection of products
  • Supports British designers and companies
  • Products are of high quality


  • A bit expensive
  • Closed on Sundays

Pippin Gifts Ltd is a delightful shop located in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh. What’s cool about this shop is that it supports British designers and companies.

This charming store could also be a one-stop gift shop for some due to its very wide selection of products. Buying gifts and trinkets for the whole family has never been this easy because this shop has it all!

From scarves and purses, handmade soaps and candles, and jewellery to homeware, children’s toys, and books, you can conveniently buy something for everyone. 

We also liked the quality of their products, which are mostly handcrafted and homemade. 

What stood out to us the most was their collection of luxury candles with unique scents such as figgy pudding, winter thyme, and orange & cinnamon. These would be perfect gifts to friends and loved ones!

Of course, since these are handcrafted by artisans, don’t expect the price tags to be cheap. For instance, a Glosters handmade mug would cost you £24.95.

For those only available to shop on the weekends, you can only visit this shop on Saturdays as it is closed on Sundays.

All in all, we highly recommend this Edinburgh gift shop. If you want to buy gifts for everyone, then this is the one-stop shop for you.

3. Castle Gift Shop

Castle Gift Shop


Address: 539 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 131 225 9234

Operating Hours: Mon-Tue, Thurs-Fri: 10:15AM–4:15PM

        Saturday: 10AM–4:45PM

Google reviews score4.2/5
Facebook reviews score2/5
Score consistency3/5
Total Reviews3.06/5
Store Experience4.5/5
      Customer Care4/5
Product Quality5/5
Gifting Selection4/5
Cost 3.5/5


  • Spacious
  • Sells exclusive Edinburgh Castle merchandise
  • Convenient location for tourists
  • Offers local and international delivery


  • Overpriced
  • Closes early
  • Also closed on Wednesdays and Sundays

After spending a day touring the Edinburgh Castle, do visit the spacious and bright Castle Gift Shop for exclusive Edinburgh Castle merchandise. Its location is quite convenient for tourists who are already visiting the castle.

As presents for your loved ones at home, you can buy exclusive mugs, snow globes, and tempting clan gifts such as scarves and gloves. 

If you bought a large amount of gifts and you don’t feel like lugging them around, you don’t have to worry. This shop offers local and international delivery which can be quite convenient for those who live far away or abroad.

Like most gift shops, we think that their merchandise is also a tad overpriced. For example, a simple snow globe can set you back £22.

They also close at 4:45PM, which we feel is too early when compared to other shops.

Also, they are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, so there are fewer days to choose from if you want to schedule a visit.

Since they close early, we recommend that you get there quite early to enjoy both the tour and the gift shop.

As a whole, to help make your trip to the Edinburgh Castle memorable, do visit their gift shop for exclusive Castle merchandise.

4. The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly


Address: 111a Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 131 629 4246

Operating Hours: Mon-Sat: 11AM–6PM

        Sunday: 11AM–4PM

Google reviews score4.3/5
Facebook reviews score4.1/5
Score consistency5/5
Total Reviews4.46
Store Experience3.25/5
      Customer Care3/5
Product Quality5/5
Gifting Selection4/5
Cost 4/5


  • Supports and features local artists
  • Sells handcrafted gifts
  • Carries Moomin Merchandise for kids


  • Chaotic window display
  • Reports of dreadful customer service

If you want to support local Edinburgh artists, then head on over to The Dragonfly gift shop. 

The shop now features Jay Frazer, a local artist who specialises in one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic jewellery and pottery.

She works from a studio located in Edinburgh’s East side, and we think her functional and decorative ceramic works such as mugs, fruit bowls, and lamps are phenomenal.

The shop also sells beautiful handcrafted items that would make perfect gifts. For instance, they sell Oir Soap, a brand that focuses on luxury handmade hand and body soap.

For the kids and kids-at-heart, you can purchase Moomin merchandise. The Moomins are the lead characters in a book series written by Swedish Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson.

Sadly, the window display of this shop is quite chaotic. It looks more like a thrift shop rather than a gift shop, and it does not look inviting at all.

The service was also said to be dreadful. A customer was still deciding which item to purchase but was hurried out of the store by the store clerk since other customers can’t fit inside the space.

If you are the type who wants to browse for a long time, this shop might not be for you. 

But for those who can quickly decide whether they want to purchase a locally handcrafted piece or Moomin merch for their kids, then you should go to The Dragonfly gift shop.

5. Curiouser & Curiouser

Curiouser & Curiouser


Address: 93 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ, United Kingdom

Contact Details:  +44 131 556 1866

Operating Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri & Sunday: 10AM–6PM

        Thurs & Sat: 10AM–7PM

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.3/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Total Reviews4.6/5
Store Experience4.25/5
      Customer Care3.5/5
Product Quality4.5/5
Gifting Selection5/5
Cost 4/5


  • Supports British artists, most of them based in Edinburgh
  • Open all week
  • Has a wide variety of products
  • Offers a framing service


  • Some staff members coming off as arrogant
  • A tad pricey

This whimsically-named gift shop, Curiouser & Curiouser, is one of Edinburgh’s finest. 

They are big supporters of British artists, and most of the pieces they carry are from artists working in Edinburgh.

They are also open all week, so that is good news for shoppers who are busy during weekdays.

If you are looking to buy gifts in bulk, then this is the place for you. 

They don’t just carry typical trinkets such as mugs and scarves. They also have edibles, cards, homeware, beautiful prints from artists, even a stationary section!

If you want to create a personalised memento, then do use their framing service to frame a picture that you like. After all, what better gift to commemorate your trip to Edinburgh than a framed picture? 

You might want to watch out for some of the staff members, though. Some customers mentioned some attendants could come off as arrogant, especially when asked some questions about the pieces.

Also, some of their items can be a tad pricey. For instance, a simple mug can set you back £18.95.

Still, we think spending money in this shop is worth it just to support the local artists in the area.

As a whole, the Curiouser & Curiouser gift shop is definitely one of our top picks in Edinburgh for unique memorabilia that represent the community.

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