The financial misjudgements of most of the developed world's governments have caused quite a hassle since 2007, and Falkirk town centre has sadly been a plce where the grassroots effects come all too apparent. In a town just big enough to house all the chain stores, sadly a fair few of the local, independent outlets have sunk without trace.
No such fears for The Giled Cage tough, which has seen off more recessions than you've had hot dinners, and would still be selling trendy gifts, trinkets and ornaments even if the Russians fired a few nuclear warheads at us tomorrow.
In a shop that wouldn't cease trading for the apocalypse, there's no such thing as a downturn, and having a monopoly on Falkirk's quirky gift market has seen it stay continually busy for at least the two and a half decades I've been on this planet. Probably longer. From lovey handmade soft toys for babies to Momiji dolls for teens and more boring stuff for grannies, if you need a gift for someone female, yu're guaranteed to strike gold in here.
Friendly staff as well, including the owner, who's practically a local celebrity.
I adore this gorgeous little gift shop, it has to be one of my favourite shops ever. The only problem is, that when I go in looking for a gift for someone else, I'll usually come out with something for myself instead.
They are constantly changing their stock and their window displays so a visit here is never dull and there's always something new to have a nosey at. A while back they had a whole shelf with merchandise from "The Hungriest Caterpillar" books to mark it's 40th anniversary, G-Bot bought me a gorgeous tray from this collection and it's one of my favourite items, it's to beautiful to be used as an old breakfast tray though.
They always have gorgeous jewellery, ornaments, vases, home ware and quirky wee knick knacks such as gorgeous compact mirrors and card cases. In addition to this they also have a large selection of Momiji dolls and they even have a Momiji machine where you put in £2 and get a little surprise, I once even won a packet of Momiji tissues as a prize too.
A star also has to go to the staff who are always friendly and helpful and every customer is always served with a smile. Bravo!
A great store for Nomination Charms, They have such a wude variety of charms, there is a charm for everyone! A+
has a huge selection of lovely and unusual gifts and jewelery
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