Bliss is an independent gift boutique situated in trendy Stockbridge, in the north of Edinburgh. Chock-full of delightful trinkets, beautiful baby clothes, lovely jewelry and handmade goodies, it's a firm favorite with those in the know.
Be warned: it's almost impossible to leave this shop without making a purchase!
Stockbridge is a well-to-do suburb of the city of Edinburgh, with a number of beautiful buildings and a host of independent retailers making it a great place to shop for a little treat for yourself or a present for a loved one. But of the many quirky gift shops in the area, Bliss is certainly among the best; it has occupied a prime position at the corner of Raeburn Place for many years.
Bliss Stockbridge in Edinburgh — Photo courtesy of Bliss Stockbridge
Although the shop is small, it holds an impressive range of gifts, all produced by independent suppliers, many of whom are local. So you can be sure you will find something a little out of the ordinary.
Staff pride themselves on their customer service. In addition to a warm welcome, which is also extended to your dog, you will find that they will go out of their way to help you choose the perfect gift.
Bliss is a great place to buy a gift for a small child or small baby. Jellycat soft toys are guaranteed to be a hit with any little one, and Le Toy Van wooden toys are beautifully crafted and imaginative. You won't find any cheap plastic figures here!
Bliss also stocks incredibly adorable clothes for babies and children. Toby Tiger organic baby wear sits alongside chic designer wear clothes from Oh Baby London and Powell Crafts super soft nightwear. Possibly the cutest baby shoes you will ever see are provided by Starchild.
Beefayre soaps at Bliss — Photo courtesy of Bliss Stockbridge
Not to leave out the adults, Bliss stocks an impressive range of tweed handbags by Ness – the ultimate in style and durability. They also have some beautiful jewelry produced by independent jewelers such, as Sheila Fleet and Watch this Space.
Bliss also stocks a wide range of handmade soaps and candles made in Scotland by independent suppliers. Although they regularly add to their range, a special mention has to go to the wonderfully aromatic Beefayre soaps, which are 98% organic and ethically sourced. A portion of all profits go to protecting and preserving the habitat of bees, so this is definitely a gift you can feel good about giving!
Choosing can be difficult with so many goodies on display. But once you've finally made up your mind, you can get a unique handmade card to go with your precious gift and ask the helpful staff about their gift wrapping service.
Buying presents need never be a chore again. Whatever the occasion, you are bound to find the perfect gift at Bliss, and maybe even treat yourself to something into the bargain!