Souvenir Shopping (Self Guided), Edinburgh

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.
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Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh (See other walking tours in Edinburgh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: Daniel
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Real Foods Ltd
  • John Lewis
  • The Scotland Kilt Company
  • Royal Mile Whiskies
  • Edinburgh Farmers' Market
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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 Heather. It has a high content of iron, vitamins and minerals. Though it has a vivid appearance, this honey is not clear. Its color ranges from reddish-orange to dark gold. A delightful and highly recommended gift! Price: $10 - $15.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 succeeded to maintain their uniqueness in the former “Connoisseur Collection”, and namely the Star of Edinburgh, the Thistle, King James and Lochnagar. These were labeled as collectibles. Prices vary between $15 and $400.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Scotland Kilt Company

3) 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 different brands of ghillie brogues on the market, these varying in weight and shoe cuts. Prices vary accordingly, between $50 and $250, or more.
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Royal Mile Whiskies

4) Royal Mile Whiskies

What to buy here: Malt Scotch whisky.

Looking for a bottle of whisky as a gift for your friends or family? The malt Scotch whisky is exactly what you need. The finest whisky selection from Scotland's best distilleries with a quality that speaks for itself. Capturing rarity and exclusiveness in a glass, this Scottish alcoholic drink captivates curious and discerning whisky lovers from all corners of the globe.

The Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made exclusively from malted barley and it represents the Scotland's biggest export. Edinburgh is considered the home of the Malt Whisky Society, stocking the world's largest whisky collection. Prices vary between $20 and $340.

Operation hours: Sunday- Saturday: 10 am- 10 pm.
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Edinburgh Farmers' Market

5) 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 grow, fermented in the traditional way.

This Scottish alcoholic drink attracts curious and discerning wine lovers from all corners of the globe and constitutes a great accompaniment for dinner. Price: $7–$20.

Operation hours: Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Walking Tours in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles

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