Christmas shopping

Inverness Shopping, The Best Places to Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping

It’s never too early to think about your Christmas shopping! So, we thought a little helping hand at finding the best shops in Inverness was in order.

Are you planning to come to Inverness and Loch Ness for a spot of pre-Christmas retail therapy? Shopping holidays in the UK have become extremely popular with the growth of great boutiques mixed with cosmopolitan cities and great historic culture.

Inverness and Loch Ness are known for monsters, castles, battles and great Scottish Golf. Yet shopping in Inverness is a must for any visitor and we have some super boutique stores and shopping to be had.

Apart from the big-name brands and our great Inverness shopping centres we have of the best shops in Inverness for you to find some unusual or hand-crafted gifts. So join us, pick up some quirky stocking fillers and wrap up your Christmas shopping this festive season in Scotland…

Garden Centre Shopping in Inverness

Christmas shopping in a Garden Centre you may be thinking? They might be better known for supplying live Christmas trees rather than gifts, but our Inverness Garden Centres are well worth a visit for Christmas ideas for gifts. You will find a huge selection of stocking fillers, cool Christmas gifts and decorations. What’s more, they have super Cafés to help you recover from your shopping spree. Furthermore, if you have little ones, most offer Santa’s grottos to meet with Santa!

Our Inverness Garden Centre Shopping options:

Simpsons Garden Centre

Howdens Garden Centre

Dobbies Inverness

Inverness Shopping in the City Centre

As well as all the usual high street names and brands in Inverness city centre, we have some different gift ideas… For a quirky gift, you won’t find anywhere else, take a look around small our independent shops like Orkadian shop Judith Glue– they offer a range of different gift ideas and Scottish gifts with a twist. As well as different Scottish delights they offer jewellery, knitwear and delicious food and drink from the Orkney Islands.

Scottish Gifts from Loch Ness

We all know someone who would love a typically Scottish gift from a proper Scottish shop! At Loch Ness you need look no further. Visit Loch Ness Gifts in Drumnadrochit. Here you will find everything from a cuddly Nessie, our famous Loch Ness monster. Further, you will find a Highland “Coo” (cow) for the “wee” (little) ones, tartan scarfs for auntie and stunning silver Celtic jewellery for Mum.

Village craft shops

A great place to find a hand-crafted, unique gift are the many small craft shops around Loch Ness. Pop in to Cameron’s Tearoom and farm shop in Foyers for locally made foodie gifts or visit one of the many independent small shops in our villages, offering everything from knitwear to handmade jewellery and pottery.

Eastgate Centre, Inverness Shopping Centre and Retail Park

Finally, we have our Victorian Market and city centre shopping for you to enjoy. Inverness also has great Shopping Centres in Eastgate Mall and the Retail Park. Here you will find all the top high street stores and of course some Scottish boutiques.

So, what are you waiting for! Join us for a fabulous Christmas shopping break, or join us for the January sales. We have plenty of Self-catering options, luxury hotels and cosy B&Bs for you to enjoy. See our full list of accommodation here.


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