So much more than just candles!

As well as being official stockists of 'Yankee Candle' products, with over 20 fragrances always in stock, as well as many accessories and seasonal specials,  we also carry an extensive range of handmade soaps and bath bombs, as well as a great variety of unusual giftwares, including ceramics, mirrors, hand-carved wood, fashion accessories and much, much more!  Most of our gifts are either ethically traded from developing countries, or produced by local artisans in the Galloway area. 
From October 2016 we will be adding a range of luxury skincare products, handmade in Scotland by the Siabann Skincare Co - we hope you will be as impressed as we are!











Some of the products on display in the shop


For regular customers, we offer a Loyalty Card scheme, allowing you to build up to 10% discount on purchases across the store.

We also run a Christmas Club to allow you to save up towards your Christmas purchases at a speed to suit you - just ask in the shop.

Gift Vouchers available.

We can offer free delivery within Dalbeattie town.

We are in the process of setting up our online shop, allowing you to order online and pay by Paypal - if you've seen something which is not yet listed, please email us direct and we will arrange to send by Mail Order.  Postage is normally by Royal Mail (second class post) at a flat fee of 2 per order, with a surcharge for items weighing over 1kg.




Mosaic Ceramics ethically traded from Indonesia


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Late Night Shopping

In the run up to Christmas,
we will be open
Friday 2nd December; 5pm-7pm
Wednesday 7th December; 7pm-9pm


After almost three years trading just off the main street, in September 2015 Idlehour Gifts moved to new, larger premises right on the High Street at:


17 High Street



(formerly Gowans' Saver Shop)



Tel 01556 611163


We are normally open:

Tuesday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm

Thursday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday  9.30am - 3pm

Due to illness, we are currenlty closing some lunchtimes, normally between 11.45 and 12.30



We are pleased to say we now have card payment facilities in the shop, and are happy to accept payment by most major credit and debit cards on purchase of 15 or over.

Proprietors: Anthony & Joseph Duncalf
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