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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Last few days of Sale

Unfortunately, due to a serious drop off in trade over the past year, our High Street shop will be closing on 12th August, when our lease expires.

However, we will be moving back to our old premises in Burn Street, (re-opening on 19th August) with a whole new selection of unusual gifts at affordable prices - including the addition of a selection of baby clothes and fashion accessories for men and women.

* now half price
*Excludes Soaps, bath/skin products and local crafts


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


Current Opening Times:

Tuesday 10am - 3pm

Thursday 10am - 3pm

Friday 10am - 3pm

Saturday  10am - 3pm




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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