We seems to be in period where more and more small shops are appearing and thriving, despite gloomy outlooks for the bigger high street stores. At Yummikeys we love to buy and support local. Here are our favourite local bricks and mortar shops - we hope you enjoy them too. We'll be giving you our favourite online businesses very soon too and of course our top experience gifts.
Edinburgh Wooden Toys
Newly opened and based in the beautiful New Town, this is Edinburgh’s first seller of solely plastic free toys - combining a wonderfully unusual range of toys and gifts, often local, a play area and a even a wooden toys playgroup across the city.
Independent Zebra is a curated marketplace in Stockbridge with a wide range of gifts and accessories and some very beautiful, up cycled furniture. All of the items are designed in Scotland by artists and designers, and many are made there too.
Cortsorphine Pram Shop
This little gem in Edinburgh's Cortsorphine is the place to go for pram and cot advice in Edinburgh. Independent and with an incredible depth of knowledge on each product they stock they're well worth a visit for larger purchases especially.
Kidstop hairdressers is a must-visit if you need a children's hair cut without the stress. Naomi regularly receives rave reviews from happy parents and children and she even offers adult cuts too. They now have a pop up shop with a selection of items from baby clothes to gifts and toys to browse which is well worth a visit.
Edinburgh Baby Co
Edinburgh Baby co stock a refreshingly different range of children's clothes from small suppliers with many in organic cotton. A charming and varied selection of eco toys and even nursery furniture can also be purchased.
Coastal Kids NB
A recent addition to North Berwick's high street and a welcome source of beautiful clothing, accessories and wooden toys for younger children. Our personal highlights include a wide range of Plan toys, jewel encrusted swimming goggles and the beach hut playhouse for children while you shop.