Time & Tide is a homewares, gift, and furniture shop on Cockburn Street.
The shop sells elegant home accessories, cushions, home fragrances such a candles and diffusers, textiles, ceramics, sculptures, wall clocks, goat and sheepskins, rattan baskets, pictures and mirrors, sofas, armchairs and other furniture items.
A owner of the shop makes an effort not to stock what many others sell around them. Time & Tide is worth visiting for those looking for gifts, homewares and furniture with a sophisticated style.
Merino wool scarves made in the UK (Yorkshire) for £19.95 immediately catch the eye upon entering the bright store. Stoles and shawls of various sizes from the same manufacturer offer more variety and styles. The Alpaca throws feel soft and irresistible, but come at a more exclusive price.
Towards the back of the shop, a small company from Inverness is represented with its homewares and furniture made from whisky barrels. The small chopping boards cost £25 and make a truly unique gift, as these barrels are hard to come by.
Various candles made in the UK and some made in Scotland, Hoods Honey candles in a tin with varieties like Scottish Sea Salt & Rowan Berry can make a great gift or treat. To go even more local, Wildheart Organics diffusers and candles are made in Edinburgh and smell amazing. Time & Tide’s own branded candles start from £5. These all enjoy huge popularity.
Other smaller items include books about whisky and Scotland, plant hangers and chocolates made in Edinburgh.
Following the steep steps downstairs, there is a surprisingly big showroom with more and bigger furniture, armchairs, sofas, side tables, industrial looking lamps, huge mirrors, oversized wall clocks. The Furniture is high-end and well manufactured. Many framed pictures and clocks adorn the walls and are all for sale at various prices.
Some products are astonishingly reasonably priced, and there are luxury ranges with a more exclusive price tag.
Time & Tide pride themselves in changing stock frequently, stocking different items than other businesses nearby, and trying out new ranges and small suppliers. It is worth popping in for a visit to discover what has been sourced. Their style is elegant and sophisticated. The shop is located on the upper half of Cockburn Street between the Royal Mile and Waverley Bridge and is open daily.
53 Cockburn Street
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