Indulge in a Bit of Retail Therapy in Leafy Stockbridge

Stockbridge is an affluent area which is home to many of Edinburgh’s best independent shops. In this relatively small suburb you will find a host of little gift shops and specialty food shops where you can stock up on life’s little luxuries.

One of the most famous is the sumptuous and decadent French pastry retailer Patisserie Madeleine. One look through their window to the delights waiting inside and you will be hooked. It is widely held that their traditional French macarons are the best to be found anywhere in the capital.

If you are looking for a present for a family member or loved one and want something a little out of the ordinary, Stockbridge is a great place to start. There are some very good gift shops in the area and, unlike the chain stores in the center of town, they do not all stock the same product lines. Whether you are looking for toys, books, clothing, ceramics or a curiosity piece you will be spoiled for choice here.

Every Sunday an open air market is held in Saunders Street. This simply should not be missed as it is a chance to stock up on produce from independent producers from around the city and beyond. On a sunny day there is nothing better than whiling away the hours browsing the market stalls and perhaps indulging in some delicious fresh baking and a nice hot cuppa.



Gifted is a wonderful little family run gift shop situated in the trendy suburb of Stockbridge. Inside you will find everything from tempting artisan chocolate and aromatic candles to soft tartan furnishings and beautiful ceramics. The have a...  Read More



Jeffreys Interiors provides a bespoke interior design service to the affluent citizens of Edinburgh. They also operate a showroom which is positively brimming with chic and stylish pieces to add color and charm to your living space. They are...  Read More



Alpine Bikes is the biggest independent retailer of bikes and cycling equipment in Scotland. Their Stockbridge store is the perfect place for new cyclists to get good advice and for seasoned bikers to indulge in their hobby and pick up a...  Read More



Daisy Cheynes is a delightful gift shop situated in the affluent suburb of Stockbridge. They stock a wide range of gifts and goodies from independent produces in Scotland and worldwide. You will find aromatic organic toiletries next to beautiful...  Read More



Stockbridge Market is a weekly open air market held in Saunders Street, Stockbridge. Every Sunday, come rain or shine, a huge array of delicious comestibles, arts and crafts, gifts and goodies are on sale from independent traders. The produce...  Read More



Toys Galore is an independent toys store packed with anything and everything a young person could want. This family run business prides itself on quality and good value and staff are always ready to lend a hand if you are making a purchase for a...  Read More



Caoba is a colorful and inviting ceramics store selling goods directly imported from Mexico and South America. Their range is impressive and the bright vibrant tones bring a sunny disposition to the area on the cloudiest day. Inside the store...  Read More



Galerie Mirages is one of Edinburgh's best kept secrets. This treasure trove of exotic and beautiful pieces is tucked away at the end of a cobbled alley in the trendy suburb of Stockbridge, but to those in the know it is a delight to be savored....  Read More



Bliss is a wonderful little gift shop situated in Stockbridge. It has a great range of jewelry, handbags, candles, handmade soaps, handmade cards and quirky home ware, making it the perfect place to pick up a gift that is a little out of the...  Read More



Patisserie Madeleine is a delightfully naughty French patisserie located in the heart of leafy Stockbridge. If you need a treat to brighten your day you can indulge in pastries, cakes, tarts and macarons which have been lovingly hand made on the...  Read More


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Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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