Hey gang, Girdy here and for Amazon’s Prime Day. Shop local, shop indie, of course, and you know Edinburgh Reviews does, but this blogger finds silver in the clouds of the retail giant. In particular, Amazon’s subscribe and save combines nicely with delivery day.
How so? Fewer shipping miles and all your deliveries in one box is a greenly attractive and money-saving offer. Today (except it’s a two-day event), Amazon rewards Prime members, and Edinburgh companies could benefit.
Edinburgh companies and Prime Day
Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!
Yeah, it feels like Edinburgh Gin is a big brand to start with, but I’m trying to follow this alphabet thing.
Edinburgh Gin is a brand of gin produced in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was founded in 2010 by a group of friends who wanted to create a gin that captured the city’s spirit. The gin is made using traditional methods, blending botanicals, including juniper, coriander, angelica, and lemon peel. It is distilled in a copper pot still at the Edinburgh Gin Distillery in the West End of the city.[Shop Edinburgh Gin]
The Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co.
The company’s Amazon store banner says 100% natural, no animal testing, eco-friendly and handmade in Scotland. Hand care, face, body, bath, beard and giftsets are on offer. Who has a birthday coming up?[Support Edinburgh Natural Skincare Co]
I Luv LTD
Over ten years old, I Luv is HQ’d in Morningside, just around the corner from Waitrose, but you can’t shop there. Instead, a good way to get their Scottish-themed goodies is to hit up Amazon.
You’ve got to get your Sgian Dubh from somewhere, right?[Unlimited I Luv LTD]
Handy if you’re looking for, well, tea! There’s black and flavoured tea as you’d expect but also the two magic words of Whisky Collection. The Whisky Collection is also tea but blended with malt scotch.
Pekoetea also offer gift sets and Edinburgh Reviews wrote up one of our many visits over ten years ago.[Shop Pekoetea]
Ross’s of Edinburgh
Sorry, sorry! It’s a risk of helping with the site – the temptation! Ross’s of Edinburgh is a Scottish candy store: Scottish tablet or whisky fudge, Castle Rock and other traditional Scottish sweets.
The Soor Plooms, though, are sold out right now. Sorry again![Sugar frenzy with Ross’s of Edinburgh]
Shortbread House of Edinburgh
Handmade, natural only with top-class ingredients is the promise the Shortbread House of Edinburgh makes. I am a believer!
The site offers shortbreads in boxes and tins and a festive range, which seems ideal for gifts. I think their Sweet Oatie range, which has won the Great Taste Awards more than once, deserves special consideration![Crunchy time with Shortbread House of Edinburgh]
Wee Blue Coo
I used to live near the Wee Blue Coo studio and has a moon unicorn of their design on the wall.
You might be equally charmed by the colours and style from the studio that offers framed art, prints and canvas. The Wee Blue Coo makes you smile.[Stylish Wee Blue Coo]
The Internet of Things is a thing, or will grow larger and into a thing. Yeah, some people puzzle over why you would need an Internet-enabled kettle, but they might not be the people who do need one. If you’re hard of mobility, then being able to voice control things is handy.
I have a WeeKett kettle, even though his mobility is much better these days. The ability to have hot water ready for staggering out of bed pleases him.
WeeKett recently released a toaster. If you’re interested in supporting Edinburgh tech companies while enhancing your breakfast, I imagine a similar analysis of need versus convenience applies.[Discover WeeKett]
Help the helpers
Did I get them all? If there are any Edinburgh companies to include, they’re well worth knowing about so please let us know in the comments below. When time allows, I’ll update the blog post.