With Mothering Sunday fast approaching (March 22), it pays to know where you can pick up that perfect gift.

We’ve chosen five of the best places to find the ideal present.

Beanstock Gifts
Family run business Beanstock Gifts is the perfect place to pop by if you are looking for a present that is a bit more personal.

With pleasant and helpful staff on hand to assist you with your shopping and to offer extra ideas on what to get that friend or family member, you will be spoiled for choice from their wide selection of gifts.

Whether it’s a print, painting or funky plant-holder you are after, or a jewel-encrusted wall feature to add sparkle to your home, Beanstock Gifts ensures there is something to suit everyone.

The gift shop even has a saving scheme where you can pay up the cost of your desired item, so you can enjoy your new purchase without any pressure to pay for it there and then.

Open everyday except a Sunday, find your perfect gift at Beanstock Gifts.

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A Gift Tae Gie 
Delve into this treasure trove situated on West Kilbride’s Main Street to see what extra special items you unearth.

With Scottish lines and international brands giving you a fantastic selection of pieces to choose from, this gift shop stocks Harris Tweed bags, Orli Jewellery, quaint ornaments and even vegan friendly cushions in a range of designs.

If you are in for a mill around to see what attractive bits and bobs catch your eye, or are searching for that unique gift card to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, this gift shop is perfect if you are looking for that special Gift Tae Gie.

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Tickety Boo
Describing itself as ‘a wee haven of beautiful and unique gifts’, Tickety Boo is an Ayrshire favourite when it comes to personalised gifts that suit all tastes.

Stocking all the Mother’s Day classics: scarves, handbags and candles, this is a must visit this month.

Tickety Boo also specialises in quality jewellery, from customisable Qudo stackable rings if you fancy a bit of subtle bling, to slinky bracelets for something more understated.

They even have Ted Baker gifts available, a great choice if you are a fan of the British brand but want to shop local.

The beautiful boutique’s helpful staff will help you choose the ideal gift whether it’s for Mother’s Day or another special day.

If you haven’t yet been, pay Tickety Boo a visit and check out what gifts they have in store for yourself.

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Dead End St.
We’ve picked out something a little different too.

This subculture clothing and accessories shop in Kilwinning breaks the mould, offering original ladies and gents clothing as well as vinyl and trendy artwork by local artists.

With a real retro feel to it, stepping into Dead End St. is like stepping back into the 60s, making it a fantastic find for lovers of vintage fashion and rock and roll records.

So if that special person has more out-of-the-ordinary taste then here might be the perfect place to pick up their present.

With the owner on hand to provide knowledgeable, passionate and excellent customer service, Dead End St. has real edge and is a stand-out high street gift shop.

Very niche, very cool and very much worth the visit.

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Stems and Gems 
A florist and gift shop specialising in traditional bouquets and stunning floral tributes, Stems & Gems stays true to its name, stocking an array of beautiful merchandise in both contemporary and traditional designs.

With abstract jewellery, colourful glass ornaments and Yankee candles – always a winner when it comes to a last-minute gift idea – this Saltcoats shop is perfect for a present that is more sentimental.

If you are opting for more of a luxury product, Stems & Gems also stocks Arran Aromatics gift sets; a quintessentially Ayrshire gift inspired by the West Coast.

Delivery service is available making it an easy and fast way to shop. 

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