Christmas shopping in the Falkirk area

The festive season is fast approaching! You may have started looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones or maybe you are just thinking of starting. This year, businesses in the Falkirk area need your support more than ever. So please shop local and support the businesses on your doorstep.

**Discover some gift ideas from fantastic independent businesses to suit all budgets and preferences**



Falkirk and its surrounding areas, including Bo’ness, Grangemouth, Stenhousemuir and Denny, have a lot to offer with each town providing their own unique experience.


You'll find a great choice from many award-winning independent boutiques, designers, gifts, food and drink shops and much more. Some of our smaller retailers are even offering appointment systems to help with safety. Whatever your taste or budget you are sure to find somewhere where you can stock up on unique festive gifts and by doing so you are helping support our local businesses and community.


New for 2020 is the District Towns Gift Card which is a great way to make shopping in the area even easier. It’s simple to use and ensures that your money is spent locally and supports local businesses with your purchase. You can buy it through the Falkirk Delivers website and also at the customer service pod in the Howgate Shopping Centre. Discover which businesses are taking part and for more information just follow this link.




If you need a break from shopping you will find a fantastic mix of cafes and restaurants offering light snacks, lunches, amazing cakes and dinner. If you have time remember you can discover  all the things you can see and do in the Falkirk area.


Detailed below are just some of our suggestions of the variety of businesses you can find in the area – as there are too many to mention in just one blog, please click on the links to take you to our dedicated web pages with fuller listings of our fantastic range of unique independent retailers. 

We hope you will visit, explore and discover the fantastic mix of local businesses right on your doorstep.



Fashion retailers


The Falkirk area has a great selection of award-winning independent boutiques and fashion favourites.


You will find some of Scotland’s leading independent boutiques such as Glebe Fashion, Sisters Boutique, CatwalkCharley’s Boutique in Bo’ness, are just some examples of the unique fashion retailers in our area who can bring you the latest fashion and accessories from leading worldwide brands which you won't find on the High Street.


Quest Ladies and Menswear in Falkirk, offers the latest styles and top names in men’s designer clothing at competitive prices and Buttercups Childrens Boutique in Larbert, brings you boutique designer kids clothing, shoes & accessories.


Discover our wide range of independent fashion retailers here




Gift shops


Find that unique and special gift for your loved ones or a treat for yourself this festive season.


Gorgeous Jewellery, gifts and accessories by both British and International designers at Wow Desirable Gifts in Grangemouth.


Thinking of buying a book then you have to pay a visit to one of Britain's 'Top 50 Bookshops' as voted by The Independent, Inkspot & Silverleaf Booksellers in Bo’ness. They also offer gift vouchers, greetings cards and stationery.


Discover our wide range of gift shops in the area here



Shop local while you experience some of Scotland’s top attractions. Visit Callendar House, The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel visitor centre’s gift shops. Get unique locally-produced gifts, from limited edition art works to seasonal goods, Scottish tweed, haggis or whisky!


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 The Helix Visitor Centre


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 Callendar House Gift Shop


Maker, artists and galleries


Buy high quality handcrafted products from a diverse range of independent designer/makers, including local jewellery designers, florists and artisans.


Give a unique gift made in Scotland from Alba’s Artisan in Falkirk. They support individual artisans from all over Scotland, and offer everything from Handmade bags and toys to t-shirts and jewellery.


Give unique handmade jewellery from a number of local jewellery workshops, such as  No43 Jewellery Workshop in Falkirk or Ross Philip Jewellers in Grangemouth.


Brighten up this festive season with a stunning bouquet of flowers from top quality florists, including All Occasions in Denny and Irene’s Florist (with shops in Falkirk and Stenhousemuir).


View the full range here




Food and drink producers


Our area is home to many food and drink producers, which offer high quality local produce, including Scottish craft beer, fudge, chocolate, cakes, award winning butchers and much more .


Find the perfect gift for food lovers. Hand crafted and luxurious chocolates from Maleys Chocolates; Hampers with high quality local produce from Oliphant Bakers and Food Bliss in Bo’ness; or a marvelous tablet or fudge gift box from Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery.


Serve a traditional Christmas dinner menu using the finest local produce our area offers.


Get the finest of Scotch Meat at one of the various local high quality butchers, such as Thomas Johnston Butchers in Falkirk, Patricks of Camelon and A&S Corkill Butchers in Denny.


If you are a fish lover, The Fresh Fish Place in Falkirk and Grangemouth, offers a wide range of fresh fish and seafood from Scotland.


Hogan's Fine Food Company In Stenhousemuir and Your Local Farm, bring you a range of fresh, local and seasonal produce much being sourced from around Scotland.


Discover more food and drink businesses here



COVID-19 information

Please check and follow the latest Covid-19 Government guidance. You are strongly advised to check before you visit any establishment. Stay local and support businesses in your area. Please stay safe everyone.

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