Christmas Shopping in Dornoch

Get into the festive spirit and start your Christmas Shopping in Dornoch on Thursday 1st December when shops and eateries are open till 8pm.  Kingcraig Fabrics will welcome you with wine and nibbles as well as are offering a 10% discount and free entry to a raffle with all purchases (for example handmade cards, scarves, throws & bags).  Staff in Mitchells Chemist will be sporting their Christmas jumpers and offering mince pies and coffee while you browse their gifts including Beauticology products for under £5. A free sample of Bruadar can be enjoyed at the Carnegie Whisky Cellars, with gifts ranging from £3.95 for miniatures to a Dalmore Gift Set at £64.95.

At Gordon House there is 20% discount on all items, including coasters, mugs, candles, jewellery and paintings –  and a great stop for coffee and cake. The Dornoch Bookshop is a fantastic place to browse at any time of year! A visit to Coast Candle Co awakens the senses, with a range of hand poured fragrant candles in all shapes and sizes, with a 10% discount. Mulled wine and sweet treats will be served.

Be sure to visit the Retail Park where Simply the Best has a variety of Fair Trade gifts from Angels at £4.99 to a chess set at £69.99. Why not pick up your real Christmas tree from the Dornoch Garden Centre?

For unusual and imaginative gifts made by local artists, ranging from Harris Tweed bookmarks at £4.20 to a Lopi Hood Sweater at £70, visit Scots Corner. Don’t forget a present for your pet at That Really Good Pet Shop, and a range of cushions, walking sticks and jewellery at Budding Genius. Enjoy a glass of bubbly or mulled wine with nibbles at Aspen Spa, while you check out their range of quality beauty products (Vita Liberata, Delilah, Voya, Image & Skinade), all of which will be discounted on the night!

No trip to Dornoch would be complete without a visit to Jail Dornoch, which offers a superb selection of unique Scottish gift ideas, jewellery accessories, luxurious cashmere and quality country wear and its sister shop Country Interiors, which is an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful decorative objects, gifts, soft furnishings and furniture.

Why not make a day of it and book into Links House for afternoon tea before you start your shopping? They also have an exclusive range of tweed products in their own tweed for that special gift.  Relax after your shopping in the Carnegie Tea Room with mulled wine and mince pies and don’t forget to pick up some great Scottish food from their deli section. Round off the night with a meal at The Eagle Hotel or sample the new gin cocktails at the Dornoch Castle Hotel.

To help plan your shopping trip, check out the suggested range of gifts on offer, sorted by price.