NOW in its 21st year of trading, the hugely popular Geraldo’s – in the seaside town of Largs – is Ayrshire’s first-ever five-star VisitScotland shop and a treasure trove of tasty delights for the discerning food, whisky and gin aficionado.

The much-loved family business is famous for its award-wining ice cream, handmade on the premises, and specialises in artisan handmade chocolates, premium quality spirits, confectionery, gift hampers and an array of gifts that change with the seasons.

Geraldo’s, owned by Toni Dawson and her mother, Caroline, recently expanded into the shop next door to provide more space for visitors to this charming Aladdin’s Cave, which is near the Millport ferry terminal.

The VisitScotland scheme is a benchmark for quality in the tourism industry and operates across accommodation, visitor attractions and food sectors.

Geraldo’s is a big supporter of Scotland’s independent whisky and gin producers, and staff are accredited as gin and whisky ambassadors so whatever you’re looking for their vast knowledge will ensure that you know all about the provenance of your purchase.

With the festive season just around the corner, a visit to Geraldo’s to stock up on some special gifts for the foodie in your life is an absolute must.

But if you can’t visit in person, don’t worry – you can order you Christmas gifts online at