Would you believe that I finished all of my Christmas shopping on the 7th December? I was so proud! It’s definitely the first time ever that I’m done this early!
In the spirit of things, and because this is the time of the year when we are all sharing our lists, I thought I would share some gift ideas. As I am currently based in Scotland, a lot of the special gifts I usually give come from the region. It has so much to offer! In the last year, these have been my highlights and I thought they would make great Scottish-themed gifts!
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FOR THE QUIRKY HOME COOK
Who wouldn’t want a ladle that also has an entertaining value and a 10/10 for cuteness factor? Not only can you ladle soup, sauce, or any kind of liquid, but you can also say you’ve seen Nessie.
Available here: Ototo Nessie Soup Ladle, Turquoise/Lime/Pink
FOR THE WHISKY LOVER
Obviously you can buy any sort of whisky for the true whisky lovers, as Scotland offers a great array of choices, but this one is a special idea I thought. I tasted this malt whisky cream liqueur from the Isle of Arran at my friends’ wedding back in October and I was hooked. Delicious creamy!
Available here: Arran Gold Malt Whisky Cream Liqueur
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
I got this tartan plaid scarf/shawl/wrap/whatever you name it in blue and green last Christmas from the Brit. I absolutely love it! It’s really cute, can have many many use and definitely keeps me warm and well-sheltered in the icy wind of Scotland.
Available here: Lady Tartan Check Plaid Scottish Reversible Shawl
FOR THE TRAVEL GEEK/EXPLORER
The Brit and I are big fans of Historic Scotland – the membership gets you into all their properties and gives you discounts on all merchandise and on the entry fee to all English Heritage sites. Definitely worth the price for anyone who wants to explore castles around the country.
Available here: Historic Scotland Membership
FOR THE FOODIE
There is so much that you can offer to your foodie friends from Scotland, from jams and chutneys, to smoked fish or venison, to oatcakes, etc. But this year, while I was visiting Ullapool, I discovered Cocoa Mountain chocolate. It was so good! And a bonus is that some of their chocolate is also vegan.
Available here: Cocoa Mountain handmade chocolate
FOR THE MUSIC ENTHUSIAST
Skippinish is a traditional Scottish band from the Highland. They came onto the international stage when they covered a Taylor Swift song earlier this year. They look like a bunch of normal down-to-earth dudes who make great music. Definitely worth a listen.
Available here: Western Ocean CD by Skippinish
Which one of these would you pick? Would you have a different idea for a Scottish gift?xx