It's the most wonderful time of the year, when we all search the shops to try to get the perfect unique gift for every sibling, parent, cousin, dog and friend! Well, do not worry, we’ve got you covered! Our gift shop is filled with the weird and the wonderful, unusual and rare, and we’re open late every day. 


Glow in the dark t-shirt 

Let’s get creative without the mess. The Illuminated Apparel t-shirts are the perfect gift to bring a little magic to an ordinary tee. The glow in the dark t-shirts allows you to write, draw and customise with light. 


Colour changing umbrella 

Why only get a rainbow after the rain? Our colour-changing umbrella may be practical, but its stunning skyline of Edinburgh will leave you fascinated as the rain transforms the monochromatic pattern into colour. 


The personalised pressies

Make a moment out of your memories. Give the perfect gift for those sentimental lovers of a #Throwback. Create your own personalised gift with a photo and name that you choose. From keyrings and notebooks to a reusable cup! 



Get the cogs turning on Boxing Day with the charming wooden animated designs by Timberkits. Building a Timberkit is intricate but oh so satisfying to put together!


Retro games 

Level up the gift game with our miniature retro games. This mini desktop game mirrors back to those classic arcade games of the 80s with 16-bit graphics to give you all nostalgic feels. Including 240 different games to play its endless hours of entertainment. 

Retro games from the gift shop at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh


Our gift shop is open every day and non-visitors to the attraction are welcome. Our team are always on hand to offer any advice, and if you’re looking for something particularly special, just ask! You never know what we might have to offer. 

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