Shopping Local in the Central Highlands

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Embrace Gifts – Scottish Gifts and beyond! – Strathpeffer

EMBRACE is a boutique gift shop, down at The Old Station in the Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer, in the Highlands of Scotland. Here you will discover lots of unique gifts: soaps, candles & candle holders, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and prints, linen clothing, leather bags, beautiful scarves, designer cards, and many, many more lovely things. Is it any wonder they were finalists in the Best Newcomer in the Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2016!

Designer gifts, handmade by artists and craftspeople from the Highlands of Scotland, sit alongside a wide range of attractive products that Janice has personally sourced from selected suppliers throughout the UK and beyond. There’s always something new to discover, something fresh to see – and there’s always a lovely warm welcome too. We highly recommend a browse!

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EMBRACE is also online.  Stocks of these items are limited and when they sell, they may not be replaced by identical items so please do get your orders in quickly. Janice will keep adding new products and featuring different gifts here, so do keep checking back or come and visit them in Strathpeffer!  If you see something on their Facebook page or website that doesn’t feature in the online shop, please get in touch. It may be possible to order over the phone.  Beautiful gifts for any occasion!