Top Shops in St Andrews

27 January 2017

St Andrews may be famous for its superb golf courses but in the run up to Christmas, it’s the shops in St Andrews that take centre stage. Within the town’s historic buildings you’ll find a range of unique boutiques and independent retailers with gifts to keep the whole family happy! From traditional art galleries to modern fashion boutiques, St Andrews has some of the best shopping opportunities in the whole of Fife. To help you find that perfect present, we’ve created the essential St Andrews shopping guide.


Artery Gallery

If you’re looking for art shops in St Andrews, don’t miss the Artery Gallery. Within this local art gallery you’ll find contemporary and abstract paintings from some of the finest artists around the world. Look out for pieces from local artists if you’d like a lasting reminder of your time in St Andrews. If you’re not in the market for art, why not treat your home to a handcrafted vase or sculpture? Alternatively if you want to treat someone special, take a look at the stunning range of jewellery on offer.



While you’re shopping in St Andrews, drop into the award winning Bonkers  gift shop for quirky gifts for the whole family. If you have young children they’ll love the fantastic collection of unique toys and games! There’s also gadgets for the men in your life and accessories for the home which make fantastic presents. If you’re still looking for secret Santa presents, there’s handmade soaps and gorgeous scented candles.


James Pirie of St Andrews

For those who like the finer things in life, visit James Pirie of St Andrews for crystalware and collectables. Amongst the many luxury presents you’ll find Royal Crown Derby china and Royal Scot crystal wine and whiskey glasses. Within this fantastic selection of luxury gifts, you’re guaranteed to find a present that will make the in-law’s day! If you’re planning on having a luxurious Christmas, why not treat yourself to a stunning souvenir of your trip.


Millers Tale

From cupboards to cardigans, Millers Tale has great selection of unique furniture and original fashion designs. If you want to treat your home this Christmas, don’t miss the quirky ornaments and decorative light installations that are on offer in this quirky boutique. Look out for their collection of specially designed knitwear that’s perfect for cosy nights in.


Elisabeth May Boutique

If you need to find a present for your fashion focused friend, visit the Elisabeth May Boutique for a stylish selection of dresses, shoes and bags. Last year this independent boutique was featured in Grazia Magazine and listed in Drapers Magazine’s Top 100 Inspiring Independent Shops of 2012. This must see shop stocks a selection of specially selected boutique brands that you might not find anywhere else in Scotland! If you love luxury labels, look out for their selection of carefully selected shoes from Vivienne Westwood’s collection for Melissa.


If you’re planning on visiting the shops in St Andrews over the Christmas holidays, visit our properties pages to find a great selection of holiday houses and holiday cottages in Fife.


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