Got a last minute pressie to buy? Take inspiration from these independent designers

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With the madness of Black Friday behind us, look out for these independent shopping dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow for unique gifting ideas and plenty of festive cheer

Local Makers Pop-up Shop

Vica Gabor Jewellery

Head down to Whitespace Gallery, 17 - 22 December, for a Christmas Craft Shop curated by thirteen of Edinburgh's most talented designers and makers that's overflowing with tempting treasures. Try to stick to your list as you browse the collection of handmade works, from jewellery and ceramics to woodwork and floral wreaths, although don't be surprised if you end up treating yourself in the process. Be sure to get down to the opening on 16 December for music, drinks and nibbles from 4pm.

Monday - Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Whitespace Gallery, 76 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9HQ, 

Araminta Campbell Christmas Shopping Events

Araminta Campbell

Leading Scottish textile designer Araminta Campbell has Christmas gifting all wrapped up with a series of exclusive Christmas shopping events in her stylish Leith studio this December. For three days only, shoppers can enjoy discounts on Araminta’s sought-after MINTA Interiors collection of cosy cushions and throws, in addition to her best-selling range of tweed bags and kitchenware.

12/13/14 December, (Wednesday and Friday 10am - 6pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm), 29 Ocean Drive Edinburgh EH6 6JL. Tel: 0131 555 7395,

Shopping lates | 06 December

Whether you've got a last minute pressie to pick out or are on a mission with a list, head down to Porty and Stockbridge in Edinburgh tonight where shops will be open late with exclusive offers on Christmas gifts and sweet treats to keep you nourished while you browse. Over on the West coast, join Barbra KolasinskiVAST Glasgow and The Glasgow Markets Super Market Extra for an evening of festive fun and late night shopping at the new pop-up space COLAB at Savoy Centre Sauchiehall Street where there will be drinks, mince pies, tunes and the chance to shop 10% off all three ranges from 5 - 8pm. There will also be a free gift wrapping service throughout the night so you've no excuse to leave it until Christmas Eve this year (guilty).

COLAB, 40 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3DH,

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