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The festive season in Oban- it’s such a special time of year. A huge part of the joy of Christmas is seeing someone’s eyes light up when they open a special gift. Finding that impeccable present within budget can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. From art to clothing, from gourmet treats to fi ne jewellery, Oban is a shopper’s paradise, so it’s easy for Santa’s helpers to fi nd everything they need for under the tree and on the table. You’ll fi nd the perfect something for everyone, whether at the Oban Winter Festival markets, or at the plethora of fi ne local shops around town. Here are just a few ideas from the team at Holiday West Highland: Do the islands inspire them? Shirley K. Lloyd Home and Richard Home have been making their unique signature island shaped Scottish Island Jewellery since 2001. Check out their full line of jewellery at their Argyll Square showroom, as well as their popular silver Love Oban series, featuring pendants, brooches and cuffl inks. Stuck for what to get the person who has everything? Find a one-off piece of art or craft item at The Lighthouse- Appin Crafts Shop Local Shop in the heart of Port Appin. Enjoy a cuppa while owners Sharon and Archie MacKenzie-Baldursson help you fi nd a unique and quirky gift made with love in Scotland. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we nominate handbags for second place! Room 15 overlooking Oban Bay stocks an abundance of carefully selected gifts and handmade items from artisans all around Scotland. Let Jean help you fi nd everything from a meaningful piece of jewellery, to festive scented candles. Love a personal touch? Button Nose Boutique in Oban stocks beautiful personalised hand-crafted cards for all occasions, as well as a range of gifts, candles, gorgeous children’s clothing, handbags, jewellery, including Joma, and much more. They’ll wrap them beautifully for you as well. There’s no need to look further when you shop locally in Oban! A festive view of Station Square, Oban Photo: Dennis Hardley 43


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