i-on Gift Guide: Brilliant Stocking Fillers
When you're lacking inspiration on the old gift buying front, our specially-curated gift guides are so good they'd make even the Christmas elves proud. This week we've rounded-up brilliant stocking fillers for spot-on secret Santa gifts that won't break the bank...
Have you checked out Nordic Living interiors store in Bruntsfield yet? It's full of beautiful pieces and lifestyle accessories, and we guarantee you'll find gift inspiration for somebody on your list. And did we tell you about the seriously good selection of Christmas decorations? Nordic Living by Biehl, 185 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DG, mynordicliving.co.uk
National Galleries of Scotland
Check out National Galleries of Scotland online for loads of ideas including Warhol and Paolozzi gifts. Referencing popular culture and bold typography, these games, bags and books are mainly under £20 at nationalgalleries.org.
Wear art on your sleeve... or stylishly draped around your neck. Edinburgh artist and owner of Covet on Thistle Street, Anna Somerville, has produced a collection of colourful fine wool scarves, inspired by her recent exhibition work. Aurora scarf, £69, thoushaltcovet.com
As far as presents go, we love a gift card for our favourite restaurant. So a gift card from Chop House is always a good idea. The best cuts of meat, chargrilled to perfection, and a cracking wine and cocktail list... Now just to decide who to take with us as Guest of Honour. chophousesteak.co.uk
We're in love with the 'Love' Aran collection with its 'XOXO' pattern knitted into the design - a symbol of love, home, peace and nature. So winter, so Scottish and so cute. 'Love' Aran jumper £135, scarf £55, and hat £35, at GANT, 90 George Street, EH2 3DF. Tel: 0131 226 8640, gant.co.uk
What to do with gift vouchers from Zen Lifestyle? You decide. The UK's Salon of the Year 2018 offers beauty 'essentials', award-winning spa treatments and medical cosmetics by highly-trained specialists. They've got gorgeous skincare gift sets from Elizabeth Arden Pro and Elemis too. Prices from £25 at zen-lifestyle.com or Tel: 0131 477 3535.
Paper Tiger is the first choice for an amazing range of gifts, stationery, cards and wrapping paper. We love this gorgeous Moleskine journal with free personalised foil message, £17.99, for a tasteful gift that doesn't break the bank. 6a/8 Stafford St and 53 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh, papertiger.co.uk
Edinburgh Drawing School
A piece of handmade art for as little as £25? The E.D.S. Gallery showcases original paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, glassware, ceramics, bronze and jewellery by Scottish and British artists. Whilst there you may even be tempted by gift vouchers for drawing classes with The Edinburgh Drawing School. 13a Great King St, EH3 6QW, Tel: 0131 556 0971 or visit edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk
Treat your best friend to some quality 'me' time at Chamomile Sanctuary. The gorgeous Day Spa offers gift cards to the value of your choice, or you can choose a specific treatment if there's something you know they'd love. Tel: 0131 220 1000, chamomilesanctuary.com