The Best Places To Pick Up Unique Souvenirs In St Andrews

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Photo of Tori Chalmers
2 August 2017

A wonderful way to capture the essence of a place, souvenirs don’t have to be mundane or tacky. In fact, the more inventive the better! Whether you’re a self-confessed collector of all things unnecessary or you’re looking for something to savour the memories, consult our edit of the best haunts in St Andrews for out-the-box souvenirs.

The Crystal Shop

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Famed for its zen atmosphere, The Crystal Shop hosts one of the UK’s most coveted collections of semi-precious crystals and gemstones. Minutes can become hours gazing at the spellbinding stones and selection of spiritual books, music, incense and aromatherapy. Cynic or not, follow in the footsteps of style queen Victoria Beckham (and her entire design team) and carry a crystal of positivity in your bag. That way, you can always hold a piece of St Andrews!


Aptly named, Rummage is just the ticket for those who love a good old browsing session. This treasure is a multifaceted emporium filled to the brim with all sorts of curiosities as diverse as the University’s student body. From one-off retro home accents and vintage clothes, to knick-knacks galore, nowhere else will you find a more unique St Andrews souvenir.

Rummage, 138 South St, St Andrews, Scotland +44 1334 478625

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University Of St Andrews Shop

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Founded between 1410 and 1413, the University of St Andrews is both Scotland’s oldest university and an integral component of the town it graces. Whether alumni, student or visitor, a tour of the campus and its beautiful old buildings is a must. Swing by the official shop and stock up on St Andrews University merchandise, which ranges from soft cotton tees and lamb’s wool jumpers, to refined leather luggage, silk ties and handcrafted jewellery. Key rings and mugs also make a nice memoir and are easier to pack.

The British Golf Museum

An unmissable St Andrews attraction, the British Golf Museum sits just a golf swing away from the legendary Old Course. Seeing as it’s the World’s ‘Home of Golf’, picking up a couple of golf-related goodies is light years better than a tea towel or thimble. After touring Europe’s largest golf memorabilia collection, delight in a wee gander at the shop and go wild with the array of St Andrews Links Old Course caps, mugs, postcards, pens — and everything else in between.

The British Golf Museum, Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Scotland +44 1334 460046

Eden Mill Distillery

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Eden Mill Distillery
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Eden Mill is basically St Andrews in a bottle! This local distillery and brewery prides itself on its offering of small-batch craft beer, artisanal gin and bespoke whisky. After a booze-filled tour and merry tasting session, make sure to pick up a personal stash and take a swig of St Andrews with you!

J & G Innes

J & G Innes is a wonderland for book lovers and a haven for Culture Trippers who love to swot up on the places they explore. A shining example of the brilliant local businesses dotted about St Andrews, this book shop, stationers, art suppliers and gift store spans the whole gamut from St Andrews prints to its sizable range of local books.

J & G Innes, 105-107 South St, St Andrews, Scotland +44 1334 472174

Artery St Andrews

Pinned as ‘aiming to be the home of handmade’, Artery is a torrent of creative burst that champions local St Andrews and Scottish artists. Highlights include unique metalwork, spellbinding sculptures, handmade ceramics, colourful clocks, woodwork, wall art and an enticing menu of handcrafted jewellery. Each and every item is crafted by hand and manifests as a first-class souvenir.

Artery St Andrews, 183 South St, St Andrews, Scotland +44 1334 473153

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