Liquorice Tree is a gift and homewares shop on Cockburn Street.
Stocking predominantly Scottish and UK-made or designed homewares, gifts, jewellery, cards, prints, planners and notebooks, cookery books, chocolate, mugs, coasters, scented candles, toiletries, handbags, purses, scarves and surprisingly many hats, the Liquorice Tree has identified that there is a great demand for products that support local artists, designers and businesses.
The shop has enjoyed popularity since it opened in this location in 2016. Some of the most authentic and original things to buy in Scotland are genuine Harris Tweed products. The cloth is of great quality and has been made in the same traditional manner for centuries. Liquorice Tree sell a range of purses, different sized handbags and small accessories to satisfy the need for a unique, locally produced memento.
Prints and accessories featuring Scottish landscape and landmarks make nice keepsakes of visits to Edinburgh. Dish towels with quirky prints start in price from £5.99 and go up to around £13 for more elaborate designs.
Sections with gifts for men, babies (like sheepskin booties), weddings, and teachers take the pain out of last minute gift shopping. The friendly, welcoming staff have a very good understanding of the products in the shop and are happy to advise.
Designed by different small Scottish, UK and some European brands, some of them Fairtrade, there is a big range of silver and costume jewellery, with earrings, brooches, necklaces at different price points. Fans of the successful series will find a small selection of Outlander-inspired jewellery, which has proven to be quite popular.
Other bestsellers often feature the iconic highland cows, stags, and Scottie dogs. Tinned soaps made in Scotland (£6.50) are another popular last minute souvenir to get before departing Edinburgh, and can be carried in the hand luggage.
Ornamental Scottish-themed magnets make a nice, small souvenir and cost from £3.99 upwards. They are a nice change from those mass produced imported wares that are sadly often sold in tourist-focused shops along the Royal Mile.
Not surprisingly, due to its handy location at the lower end of Cockburn Street, the Liquorice Tree can be among the first and the last shops that tourists visit on their way from and to the airport bus or train station. However, also many locals shop here on a regular basis for cards and other gifts. There is a multitude of gift ideas for different tastes and budgets, starting from a few pounds. Liquorice Tree is open from 10am and 6pm from Monday to Sunday.
29 Cockburn Street
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