**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, designer clothes, unique gifts, food and drink shops plus much more. Whatever your taste or budget you are sure to find somewhere where you can stock up on festive gifts and by doing so you are helping support our local businesses and community.
Not sure what to give to your love ones? Why not treat them to the Falkirk District Towns Gift Card? It is a great and easy way to shop in the area, ensures your money is spent locally and supports local businesses. You can use it at over 120 businesses, including restaurants, independent stores, hair and beauty salons and even accommodation! Get the card online here or at the customer service pod in the Howgate Shopping Centre.
If you need a break from shopping you will find a fantastic mix of cafes and restaurants offering light snacks, lunches, amazing cakes, afternoon teas, cocktails and dinner. If you have time, you can add to your shopping trip and discover all the things you can see and do in the Falkirk area.
Detailed below are just some of our suggestions around the great variety of businesses you will discover – as there are too many to mention in just one blog, please click on the links to take you to our dedicated web pages where you will find 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.
The Falkirk area has a great selection of award-winning independent boutiques and fashion favourites.
You will find some of Scotland’s leading independent ladies boutiques such as Frox Of Falkirk and Honeybee Boutique in Falkirk town centre, while in Bo'ness you will find Charley’s Boutique. These are just some examples of the unique fashion retailers in our area which can bring you the latest fashion and accessories from leading worldwide brands.
Find that unique and special gift for your loved ones or a treat for yourself this festive season.
The Lonely Broomstick in Falkirk town centre, offers some of the most magical products including officially licensed Harry Potter & Wizarding World merchandise.
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!
You can 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.
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; delicious homemade tablet from a business formed as a result of Covid Johnstons Tablet or Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery who as well as producing award winning fudge and tablet, now offer Christmas gift bags, a range of vegan versions of this sweet treat and even tablet popcorn!.
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. Tattie Bogle's Deli & Grocery in Falkirk and Hogan's Fine Food Company in Stenhousemuir, bring you a range of fresh, local and seasonal produce much being sourced from around Scotland.