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Shopping Locally This Christmas

Whether you’ve had all your presents wrapped up and sitting under the tree for weeks or you’re just getting started, Christmas really is just around the corner! If you still need some ideas and you want to support local business in Aberdeen, then we’ve got some favourites up our sleeves that might just tempt you.

From dawn to dusk Foodstory based in the centre of Aberdeen serves healthy and locally sourced food that is suitable for all dietary requirements. They strive for sustainability by serving less meat in the café and use organic food in their dishes, using local cheeses, eggs and jams. In addition to food, they offer arts and crafts and gift vouchers for all ages.

Our Favourite Pick:

Gift Voucher!

For those who favour a festive tipple then The Inverurie Whisky Shop offers so much more than just a whisky shop. Offering an immersive world of whisky, the business gives the complete experience stocking over 500 whiskies and 200 other specialist spirits catering to all budgets and tastes. There is a premium tasting room above the shop complete with a fully stocked bar.

Our Favourite Pick: Drinks by the Dram Whisky Bauble

For homeware lovers, Juniper is a family run business situated on Belmont Street in Aberdeen City Centre and offers a varied range of unique giftware, wall art and furniture in addition to a large selection of traditional and contemporary style jewellery in sterling silver, gold and stainless steel.

Our Favourite Pick: Mini Classic Jewellery Box

You may need a whole day to shop at the locally ‘famous’ Spotty Bag Shop in Banff, often described as an Aladdin’s Cave. Stocking over 60,000 product lines in a 25,000 sq. feet retail space, the Spotty Bag Shop offers everything for all ages from clothing to homeware and is well-known for its Christmas ranges. While you are there, why not try out their new restaurant and coffee shop?

Our Favourite Pick: Yankee Candle Christmas White Fir with Gift Box

Finally, the perfect gift for those in a permanent search for ‘colsie’, the Old Scots saying for ‘cosy’. Based in Banchory, Wood and Wool offer an irresistible range of unique home furnishings, all made using locally sourced materials where possible. From throws and cushions to art and ceramics, you won’t struggle finding a gift for a special friend…or yourself!

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Have you got any favourite local shops in Aberdeen you want to shout about? Let us know over on the Grandhome Community Facebook page.