The Scottish Borders, with all it Market Towns, has lot of quirky shops and galleries which are ideal for shopping at any time but particularly for Christmas. We have listed just a few but there are lots of places in between with interesting shops. Don't forget the amazing bookshop, deli and cafe at Main Street Trading in St. Boswells.
Just down the road from Airhouses is the Royal Burgh of Lauder. Here you will find the Flat Cat Gallery - a cafe with a gift shop and a gallery. Bank House Living which is full of gift ideas and things for the home. The Spotty Dog - this is a Deli and they are happy to put together hampers for you. There is a Craft Shop to help with ideas and there is our Award winning butcher, Shaws. They will vacuum pack your meat for you in case you want to take it home and pop it into your freezer. If you need a bit of a rest from shopping why not have lunch at the Firebrick or the Black Bull. There is also the Purple Plum for fresh vegetables, fruit and flowers.
Lauder's Christmas Shopping Night this year is on Friday the 3rd November. Lots of shopping, Bubbly and Nibbles!
Full of quirky shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Also of course Melrose Abbey. You could spend a day in this little town.
Another lovely little Market Town with lots of interesting shops including a pottery and BeerCraft which are the only independent craft beer and gin merchant in Kelso. If beer and gin are of interest to you, then you may want to pop down the road to Born in the Borders on the way to Hawick. Here there is a Brewery and a Distillery plus a restaurant and shop.
Don't forget to have a look at the Abbey and Kelso also has an Ice Rink if you fancy doing something a little different.
More shops and an incredible Chocolate Shop - The Chocolate House - with lots of gifts as well as chocolates. Plus of course the famous Abbey, cafes and restaurants as well. The Stiletto below is all chocolate!
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