Argyll’s secret coast is home to an abundance of local shops featuring artisan produce, unique crafts and special experiences that make for wonderful gifts.
Below are some of the top places to buy special gifts for your loved ones:
The Dairy Gallery
For textiles and ceramics, check out The Dairy Gallery at Carry Farm. Here you will find an array of handmade textiles, including cushions, bags, foot stools and buckets, all of which are made from the yarn of the farm’s Hebridean sheep.
There is also a fabulous range of pottery to choose from in beautiful styles and designs. Aside from browsing the local goods, the farm is a great location for a relaxing walk, where you can explore isolated beaches and magnificent scenery.
Northern Lights Cakery
For amazing cakes with the most incredible designs, visit Northern Lights Cakery. These cakes are colourful, creative and of course, delectable. There are even illuminated cakes, fantastic for any celebration, as well as marbled creations that look too good to eat!
Featuring a vast selection of artwork, there are plenty of locally-made items on offer at the Tig Gallery. Open from 11am to 3pm during the winter months, this exquisite gallery, situated in the heart of the seaside village of Tighnabruaich, features prints, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and original art.
For those who fancy a spa experience, visit Portavadie, where you can indulge in a day of rest and relaxation. This spa was recently built with the environment in mind, using glass, steel, stone and natural tones, and also has a woodchip biomass generator.
Enjoy some of the many signature treatments and packages, or simply sit back and relax in one of the relaxation spaces, featuring breath-taking views across Loch Fyne to the Isle of Arran. At Portavadie, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling invigorated and happy.
Argyll Coffee Roasters
Indulge in some freshly roasted and seasonal coffee in Tighnabruaich, which is made by hand. Featuring a range of seasonal single options and blends, as well as coffee kits, there is plenty to choose from at Argyll Coffee Roasters.
Fyne Malts of Inveraray
No trip to Argyll would be complete without a stop off at Fyne Malts of Inveraray, a delightful little shop offering all things whiskey related! Whether you’re a collector or simply enjoy the taste of fine whiskey, this is the place to stock up.
There are many options on offer when it comes to buying gifts in Argyll – or treating yourself to a little special something!
Knockdow House is an 18th century Georgian property located in Dunoon, Argyll. This glorious property has a rich history, and belonged to the Lamont Clan for around 600 years, where it was run by a Laird of Knockdow. Today, the property is privately owned and run.