The Best Local Shopping Spots in Edinburgh

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Edinburgh? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Aha Ha Ha – Superior joke shop

Aha Ha Ha – Superior joke shop

Image by Mark Gorman

“Aha Ha Ha” in Edinburgh is a beloved joke shop carrying everything from fart cushions to Wonder Woman costumes. Visiting it is an experience in itself…

Full Article by Mark Gorman

Cranachan & Crowdie – Top gift shop

Cranachan & Crowdie – Top gift shop

Image by Beth Edberg

“Cranachan & Crowdie” in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile sells no tat. It’s got actual traditional Scottish food and drink and is a source of high quality gifts!

Full Article by Mark Gorman

Elvis Shakespeare – 2nd hand books & records

Elvis Shakespeare – 2nd hand books & records

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“Elvis Shakespeare” in Edinburgh is a second hand record shop/bookstore, also committed to darts and television! It’s an Aladdin’s cave full of stuff…

Full Article by Mark Gorman

Godiva Boutique – Independent and vintage shopping

Godiva Boutique – Independent and vintage shopping

Image by Fiona Diack

“Godiva Boutique” in Edinburgh is one of those treasure-trove type shops. I especially like the up-cycled items, but everything here is one-of-a-kind…

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Golden Hare – Book shop or art gallery?

Golden Hare – Book shop or art gallery?

Image by Fiona Diack

“Golden Hare” has been my favourite book shop for a while, even after having moved to the other side of town, it has only proved to be a phenomenal move!

Full Article by Fiona Diack

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