Get started early with your Christmas shopping and shop local to avoid the crowds!

We know it is early to start thinking about Christmas but why not get ahead of the crowds and start shopping early this year? Better yet, avoid the crowds altogether and shop for all your Christmas presents locally in our gorgeous range of independent shops. Combine with some lunch in one of our many cafes and stop for an afternoon tea or hot chocolate break and make a day of it! See some ideas below for some great Christmas present shops.

Make your Christmas shopping a fun and pleasurable experience this year.

Skip the crowds and come to Dornoch for a wonderful festive experience.

With over 20 independent shops to choose from, Dornoch is an ideal location to find that unusual gift, piece of jewellery or special cashmere jumper.

Jail Dornoch combines its historical setting of old cells with contemporary design to display a range of luxurious clothing, country wear, exquisite gifts, jewellery, Scottish pottery and glassware. Becca Mac, a ladies’ and gents’ boutique with the very latest fashions.

Browse in the Dornoch Bookshop for your Christmas reading, pick up a tartan rug and a length of tweed at Kingcraig, or explore the Aladdin’s cave that is Simply The Best Fair Trade Gift & Toy Shop and its sister shop Outside the Box.

Mitchells Chemist  also stocks an extensive range of gifts including candles, makeup, scarves and designer handbags and purses including Kipling, Brakeburn and Oilily.

Dornoch Garden Centre is an ideal place to shop for the gardening enthusiast there is a great range of outdoor clothing and fishing tackle, DIY tools, plants, seeds, bird feeders and gardening equipment and don’t forget to head down for your REAL christmas tree!

If you a buying for a golf fan then what better gift for a golfer than Royal Dornoch branded goods in the Royal Dornoch Pro Shop! The range includes golf balls, tees, hats, jumpers and tee shirts.

Treat yourself to a hair or nail treatment at Hair & Beauty in Dornoch or the luxury of a relaxing massage at Aspen Spa in the Carnegie Courthouse or alternatively purchase a voucher for a loved one? You can also get vouchers from Ultimuttly Groomed  and Go Wild Highlands.

These are just a few of the wonderful shops we have in Dornoch, take a look at the shopping section of our website for a full list of all our wonderful shops!