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i-on Gift Guide: Top gifts for you and your other half

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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 picked out the best treats for you and your other half...

Gleneagles

Gleneagles

Inspired from the golden age of railway travel, the new 17-piece leather collection from Gleneagles is designed and crafted in the UK and mixes old school elegance with contemporary design. The Gleneagles & Co range comprises holdalls, cross-body and messenger bags, plus leather accessories including purses and luggage tags with prices from £65. gleneagles.com

Pam Jenkins

Pam Jenkins

Shoes... a girl's best friend. Especially if they come in designer format like the collections in Pam Jenkins designer shoe boutique on Thistle Street. Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Aquazzura, Gianvito Rossi, Rupert Sanderson and AGL... we've died and gone to shoe heaven. Tel: 0131 225 3242, pamjenkins.co.uk

Frontiers Woman

Frontiers Woman

This timeless scarf by Jo Gordon is just one of their top knitwear labels at Frontiers Woman which also includes YMC, Folk and Libertine-Libertine.  There's also accessories from Paul Smith and Hestra, and artist inspired socks from Bonne Maison so you're sure to find the perfect gift. 16B Stafford Street, EH3 7AU, Tel: 0131 476 3449, frontiers-woman.com

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a Christmas gift any whisky fan – whether newly interested or a seasoned expert – would be overjoyed to receive. Annual membership costs just £65 and with optional add-ons such as a specially selected bottle, tasting tickets or a Pioneer Welcome Pack, you can tailor the perfect gift as you wish. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 28 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JX or 87 Giles St, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ. smws.com.

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Frontiers Man

Frontiers Man

Guys can be notoriously hard to shop for but a trip to Frontiers Man would earn you top marks with gifts such as this Anderson's woven belt -handmade in Italy and available in a wide range of colours. They also stock other gift accessories such as scarves, gloves and bags.18 Stafford St,EH3 7BD, Tel:0131 538 3546, frontiers-man.com

Archerfield

Archerfield Golf

Any golfer -whatever their ability -would love this gift for a club fitting or expert coaching experience at the renowned Archerfield Performance Centre. Vouchers are available from £75 for a 60 minute experience. Archerfield Golf Club, Dirleton, EH39 5HU, Tel: 01620 897 580, archerfieldgolfclub.com

Craig Banks

Craig Banks

You’ll be pushed to find men’s bags that look as good as the unique collection of handmade Italian leather bags at Craig Banks Tailoring. Bags start from £395 and matching wallets from £85. They do ladies’ bags too, available to order. Craig Banks, 45 Thistle St,EH2 IDY, Tel: 0131 226 7775, craigbankstailoring.com

Epitome

Epitome

For some of the best niche brands around, Epitome is your place for fashion, accessories and skin care. A hand-picked selection chosen for their quality and design like Sofie H’Hoore’s Doanna Dress, £558. Also exclusive stockists of Cameron taylor* cashmere, made in Scotland.35 Dundas St, EH3 6QQ, epitomeofedinburgh.com

Coach

Coach

Show us a girl who doesn’t like a piece of Coach. This newest addition to the collection is structured, lightweight, versatile and bound to be a hit with anyone with an eye for quality designer bags. The Parker shoulder bag is £450 at coach.com

Biscuit

Biscuit

Sugar and spice and all things nice at Biscuit this festive season. Everything from scarves and candles to cashmere sweaters and cosy winter coats to help you tick off your gift list. 132 Bruntsfield Place and 22 Thistle St, biscuit.clothing

Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson

Star or fairy? We don’t mind what’s on the top of the tree, but we’ll have a beautifully-wrapped star underneath anytime. Especially if it’s on this gorgeous Bella Freud Galaxy polo neck sweater, £310, one of many designer fashion items at Jane Davidson. 52 Thistle St, EH2 1EN Tel: 0131 225 3280, janedavidson.co.uk

One Spa 

One Spa

Unwinding in the iconic rooftop Hydropool and Thermal Suite at One Spa should be on everyone’s bucket list. Tick it off and gift someone chill time with vouchers for Edinburgh’s ultimate spa experience. There’s a whole range of bespoke spa treatments on the menu too. 8 Conference Square, EH3 8AN, onespa.skchase.com

Stobo

Stobo Castle

i-on’s visited Stobo Castle twice this year and we’d happily return. So, yes please to a gift voucher for us. A spa day costs from £115 and includes two treatments and lunch, and half days start from £65.... Just saying. Vouchers are available from £25 by calling01721 725300 or at stobocastle.co.uk

Hamilton & Inches

Hamilton & Inches

Charm someone this Christmas with an eye-catching Balmoral Clock Charm by Hamilton & Inches. Available from 01 December in sterling silver (£85) or plump for the 18ct yellow gold for £1,450. 87 George Street, Edinburgh, hamiltonandinches.com

Sheila Fleet

Sheila Fleet

All rings by Sheila Fleet are made to measure in her workshop in Orkney. This new ring set is a vibrant enamel HALO ring paired with a 9ct yellow gold Ogham ring, with hand set diamonds. The ancient script reads “A Blessing” for the perfect sentimental gift. sheilafleet.com

Hamilton & Inches

Hamilton & Inches

A forever gift comes in all forms but we love this Art-Deco style locket, the perfect accessory for holding something special close to your heart.  In 18ct white gold, the deep black enamel contrasts beautifully with the vertical diamond line. We’d love you forever.... £2,695 at hamiltonandinches.com

Patek Phillipe

Patek Phillipe

The award for best present ever..? Glistening with the fire of genuine diamonds, the new Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic may cost a cool £19,970 but it’s the first model of the collection with a self-winding mechanical movement in a round case, and it’s the most covetable thing we’ve seen. hamiltonandinches.com

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