Souvenir Shopping, Edinburgh

Souvenir Shopping, Edinburgh
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It would be a pity to leave Edinburgh without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Edinburgh, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Souvenir Shopping - Route Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: Daniel
Real Foods Ltd‎

1) Real Foods Ltd‎

What to buy here: Scottish Heather Honey.

This premium honey brand gathered from the hives spread throughout the Scottish Highlands will definitely constitute a huge hit with your family or friends. Its unique, strong full bodied flavor makes it quite famous with chefs and honey connoisseurs. A rich honey with a deep caramel taste, characterized by a thick, almost jelly-like texture and sweet, natural taste.

The nector is collected from two different types of heather, Bell Heather and Ling...   view more
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John Lewis

2) John Lewis

What to buy here: Edinburgh Crystal.

Synonymous with luxury, the Edinburgh Crystal constitutes a great gift for your family and friends, who may use it either as a functional or decorative item. Manufactured since the mid 1800s, this cut glass crystal became a symbol of Edinburgh. It may come in the form of drinking glasses, decanters, bowls, baskets, or even bells.

Edinburgh Crystal is now owned by Waterford Wedgwood.

Even though there were many ranges of glassware, only four of them...   view more
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Arran Aromatics

3) Arran Aromatics

What to buy here: Toiletries and Fragrances.

Scottish toiletries and fragrance company, Arran Aromatics is the country's leading producer of elaborate toiletries, lifestyle products and gifts. It manufactures about 250 items across 6 different spheres, including triple milled vegetable soaps, foam bath, bath grains, shower gel, body wash, bath oil, body lotion, hand cream and lip balm. One of their most popular item is Bay Citrus For Men collection, which is the top-selling article of...   view more
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Coda Music

4) Coda Music

What to buy here: Scottish traditional music CDs.

A CD with Scottish traditional music constitutes a great gift for those fond of folk music. Most often, this music is accompanied by piano and cello instruments. Their traditional tribal music is haunting and highly percussive, conducted by bass drums, bodhrans, and bagpipes. In Scottish music you will find an inclination towards the Scottish small pipes and border pipes which are both bellow-drive.

Vocal music is also famous in this...   view more
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The Scotland Kilt Company

5) The Scotland Kilt Company

What to buy here: Ghillie Brogues shoes.

Ghillie brogues are most often perceived as an item of traditional, formal Scottish dress and are mainly worn for social occasions. At first glance, they appear to have no tongue and long laces that are wrapped around the leg, thus preventing it from getting stuck in the mud. Some of the shoes may have the soles only glued, while others stitched for lastingness. The latter holds up better in extreme hot or wet weather.

There are a number of...   view more
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Edinburgh Farmers' Market

6) Edinburgh Farmers' Market

What to buy here: Cairn O'Mohr Wine.

Cairn O'Mohr outstanding Scottish fruit wines constitute a great gift for those who enjoy a glass of good wine. Made from berries, flowers and leaves that grow in the region, this award winning drink brings out distinctive flavors and an aromatic juicy taste.

Only the freshest ingredients are used to produce these wines, such as: strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, oak leaves and brambles. Nothing sumptuous, just the best ingredients they...   view more
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