Wonderful Gifts 

Your journey of discovery doesn’t end when you leave the World of Illusions. Our gift shop offers Edinburgh’s best collection of intriguing gifts, mind-bending games and surprising keepsakes. You won’t be able to resist.

Our friendly team will show you how to work the most beguiling purchases. They will also point out their favourite items, from mind-boggling mementoes to locally sourced Scottish surprises. Each item we sell is chosen with consideration and a sense of fun, to remember your visit long after you arrive home.


Our Top Picks 


Always a big hit with our visitors, take your own Timberkit home today. 

Building a Timberkit is very absorbing and satisfying. They are unique products that will charm and fascinate you and draw you into the rich world of automata. 

Timberkits is a family firm which has been running since 1993, based in the heart of beautiful Mid-Wales. With a passion for wood, Timberkits’ design challenge has always been how to use a natural organic material in an engineering context and give it life and animation.

Book of Light

Mini Book of Light

The smart book of light from Gingko is definitely a great additional piece of art to any home. When closed, this Book of Light masquerades as a laser-cut wooden book, but when opened it turns into a beautiful light, emitting a wonderful ambient warm LED glow through the water resistant pages.  

Colour Changing Umbrella

Have fun while out in the rain with our amazing colour changing umbrella! This umbrella changes colour when wet, showing off a colourful Edinburgh skyline. Squids brand philosophy is to bring colour into everyday life and brighten up grey and rainy days. 

My Moments, personalised souvenirs at Camera Obscura

Personalised Souvenirs

Create your own unique souvenirs of your visit to take home. Our special My Moments machine allows you to upload photos and add text. Choose from keyrings, magnets, travel mugs, notepads and more. A great gift for all the family of a visit you'll never forget. 

Overstuffed your luggage? We’ll post your shopping to you – just let our team know at the till.

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions - Retail Staff member serving customer