Scottish gifts (2020/2021): handmade Scottish gifts, Scottish-themed gifts

We give you some ideas of the best Scottish gifts for birthday, Christmas, wedding anniversary or just a surprise present. Whether you’re looking for handmade Scottish gifts or Scottish-themed presents here’s some great Scottish gift ideas for 2020/2021.  There’s also a section for Scottish gifts for her and we haven’t forgotten gifts for men either.

If you see something you’d like for yourself, why not send a link to this page as a subtle hint.

Best Scottish presents

Personalised Sheep Key Ring And Bag Charm

Never lose your keys again with a My Baboo personalised sheep key ring, lovingly hand made in the heart of Scotland which can be personalised with an initial sewn onto one side.

Buy from My Baboo

Present for Scottish beer drinkers – Scottish brewery map

With real ale and craft beer becoming more popular you’re bound to know someone who will love this Scottish brewery map which has been created using place names of breweries, and brewing terms.

Scottish gifts - Scottish beer map
Buy from Not on the High Street

Gift for Scottish whisky drinkers

Whisky Advent Calendar

This has to be the best idea for an advent calendar. Whisky fans will love this alternative calendar with 24 different drams to get them into the festive spirit. From new explorer to seasoned connoisseur, there’s something for everyone.

Buy from Master of Malt

Scottish Hip Flask with Saltire design

This stainless steel hip flask is covered in a leather Saltire flag design. A robust and stylish gift for lovers of Scottish whisky who like to carry a few drams in their pocket.
Scottish Saltire Hip Flask - Scottish themed Christmas presents
Buy from David-Louis Designs

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society membership

Treat any whisky fans in your life to membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society so they can enjoy discovering the world’s widest collection of single cask whiskies. Membership benefits include exclusive access to around 20 new whiskies and spirits in their monthly Outturn, entry for the member and up to three guests to the Society’s four Members’ Rooms in Edinburgh and London, tasting events, discounted dram prices at all SMWS partner bars across the UK and the rest of the world, and
a free subscription to Unfiltered, their award-winning members’ magazine.

Check out membership options

Whisky advent calendar or a bottle of Scottish whisky

Any whisky lover will enjoy opening a bottle at Christmas on their birthday. Choose their favourite or pick something new for them to try. An whisky advent calendar is a fantastic early Christmas present and is a wonderful way to sample lots of different whiskies. They also sell other spirits such as gin and rum.

Buy from Loch Fyne Whiskies

Ideal for fans of contemporary art – The Machair’s Dance painting by Susie Murphy

Susie’s paintings “illustrate iconic scenery from around Scotland and include a unique geometric twist”.

The Machair's Dance painting by Susie Murphy
The Machair’s Dance painting by Susie Murphy

Buy from Susie Murphy

Homemade Iron Bru Tablet (other flavours available)

Homemade Scottish Tablet flavoured with Irn Bru for a fully Scottish sugary treat.

handmade Irn Bru tablet

Buy from It’s Not Fudge

Gift for a lover of Scottish islands – Scottish Isles Personalised Print

A unique Christmas present to celebrate a special Scottish island in your life such as where you met, got engaged, had your wedding or other special event or place which you want to celebrate. You can personalise the print with date, names and event as well as choosing colours and a symbol to pinpoint the exact location.

Buy from Brambler

There’s Nae Place Like Hame – Scottish phrase wall art

This wooden laser cut pennant flag celebrates the Scottish phrase “There’s Nae Place Like Hame” (There’s No Place Like Home) and the text is in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Other phrases unique to Scotland are also available.

Scottish Gifts - There's Nae Place Like Hame wooden artOther phrases available

Buy from We are Scamp

The Scottish Bothy Bible

This first ever complete guide to the Scottish bothies reveals Scotland’s unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts. Scattered across Scotland s most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living.

Buy from Amazon

Christmas gift for tea drinkers – Scottish Thistle Knitted Tea Cosy

Knitted in supersoft lambswool in Scotland this tea cosy features a row of thistles and is lined with 100% cotton fabric.

Buy from Clova Knits

‘Tunnock’s’ Scottish Coasters

A set of four Tunnock’s teacake and caramel wafer design coasters celebrating the famous Scottish tea time treats, made just outside of Glasgow.

Buy from Gillian Kyle Gift & Home

Present for a dolphin lover – “On a Rising Tide” by Charlie Phillips

 Winner of Favourite Scottish Nature Photography Book Award 2016. This award-winning book contains nearly 100 of Charlie Phillips’ photographs of the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins.

Buy from Amazon

 Present for a Scottish beer drinker – Case of 12 Scottish beers

A fantastic collection of hand-crafted Scottish ales featuring independent breweries from all over Scotland from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh and Alloa to Loch Fyne. A perfect gift for a real ale fan missing the taste of Scotland or any ale drinker who wants to see what Scottish breweries have to offer.

Buy from Best of British Beer

Present for fans of Scottish wildlife –  Wildlife map of Scotland

I bought this wonderful wildlife map as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and I love it. If you know any nature fans, they will love this map whatever their age. The map features 35 animals including:

Red Deer, Red Fox, Red Squirrel, Badger, Daubenton’s Bat, Mountain Hare, Orkney Vole, Otter, Pine Marten, Roe Deer, Wild Goat, Wildcat, Atlantic Salmon, Basking Shark, Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Seal, Grey Seal, Harbour Porpoise, Minke Whale. Orca (Killer Whale), Shetland pony, Highland cow, Brown hare, Oystercatcher, Adder, Barn Owl, Golden Eagle, Osprey, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Gannet, Red Grouse, Black Grouse, Puffin and… the Loch Ness Monster.

There are other Scottish maps such as whisky maps, the Isle of Skye and the distilleries of Islay.

Buy from Kate McLelland Shop

Large Handcut Slate Runner (Gift Boxed)

Stunning slate runners ideal as centre piece on your dining room table and can be used like a trivet for hot and cold dishes. Also available in other shapes and sizes.

Buy from Scottish Slate Gift (Amazon)

Harris tweed dog collars

scottish products - Harris tweed dog collars

We haven’t forgotten that your furry best friends deserve presents too. These quality Harris tweed dog collars are handmade in Scotland.

Buy from My McDawg

Scottish gifts for her

We have some great gift ideas for birthday, Christmas, anniversary or surprise presents. When it comes to buying Scottish gifts for her (whether she is your wife, girlfriend or mum), there are some beautiful gifts for women which have been made in Scotland or are Scottish-themed.

Harris Tweed handbags and accessories

Scottish gifts for her - Harris tweed clutch bag

Various handmade Harris Tweed bags and accessories made on the beautiful Isle of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides. This stunning teal colour will remind her of those incredible seas.

Buy from Handmade in Bernera

For art lovers – Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland Print

This retro 1930s-style tourism poster of Portree on the Isle of Skye is a beautiful reminder of a favourite holiday destination and can be personalised by adding a date or a name.

Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland Print by Tabitha Mary
Scottish gifts for her – Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland Print by Tabitha Mary

Buy from Tabitha Mary

Scottish gifts for her: Knitted Scottish lambswool fingerless mittens

Made from pure Scottish spun lambswool these fingerless mittens are a stylish and practical Christmas gift. The design of these wrist warmers with a thumb hole leaves your fingers free to work or use your phone.
Scottish gifts for her - Scottish lambswool fingerless mittens

Buy from Rose B Brown

For tea lovers – Hand-drawn thistle mug

This stunning mug with its hand-drawn thistle design will please any lovers of flowers and hot drinks.

Scottish gifts for her - thistle mug

Buy from Snapdragon

‘Tartan Coo’ Scottish Highland Cow Coasters

Who doesn’t love a Scottish Highland cow? Made entirely in Scotland, this set of 4 melamine coasters feature Gillian Kyle’s original pen and ink drawing of a shaggy Highland Cow on a patterned sky blue background. The design also features on other products including mugs and place mats.

Buy from Gillian Kyle Gift & Home

Handmade Labradorite Gemstone Stud Earrings

Labradorite gemstones are set in sterling silver to create these beautiful handmade stud earrings which are made in Orkney.

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Buy from Alison Moore Designs

£32

A surprise holiday or mini-break

Imagine the expression on your wife’s or girlfriend’s face on Christmas day when she finds out that you’ve booked them a surprise holiday or long weekend. We have lots of great places to stay in the Scottish Highlands and Islands in our online directory whether you want a luxury hotel, self-catering cottage or B&B.

What Scottish gifts are you buying for the women in your life?

Have you got any ideas for Scottish gifts for women that you’d like to share with us? If so, post your suggestions in the comments.

If you’re a business making gifts in Scotland and you’d like to feature on our blog, please contact us as we love to celebrate items handmade in Scotland, particularly in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Scottish gifts for men

Struggling to think of Scottish gifts for men? Here’s some suggestions for the best Scottish gifts for him whether you’re looking for iconhandmade Scottish gifts or Scottish-themed Christmas presents for those people who love the Scottish Highlands and Islands as much as you do. We think these are ideal for men but they’re suitable for anyone.

If you see something you’d like for yourself, why not send a link to this page as a subtle hint.

Here’s our selection of the best Scottish gifts for men:

Sterling silver Scottish coastline cufflinks

These handmade Scotland cufflinks have a positive/negative design with matt and polished finishes featuring the Scotland coastline map.

Make your present extra special by selecting a smaller section or personalised part of the map by ordering Hannah’s personalised coastline cufflinks.

Gifts for men - Scottish coastline sterling silver cufflinks

Buy from Hannah Louise Lamb

For explorers – Ordnance Survey maps and personalised maps to celebrate a special location and other gifts

Whether he’s into walking, cycling or climbing he’s going to need a maps so check out the Ordnance Survey website. Their range includes printed paper maps, digital mapping, outdoor products including a Ben Nevis trek towel and one of our favourite gift ideas, personalised maps.

Scottish gifts for men - OS Ben Nevis Giant Trek Towel
OS Ben Nevis Giant Trek Towel

Personalised maps for that special location

Ordnance Survey Custom Made maps are a wonderful way to celebrate a special location in someone’s life. You can select an area, perhaps a favourite holiday destination, where you got engaged or married, or where you live. It’s up to you and you can also upload a cover photo and add your own title. The personalised map can be used or just kept as a memento.

Ordnance Survey Maps

Buy from Ordnance Survey

Books about Scotland’s wildlife

For men who are keen to learn more about Scotland’s wonderful wildlife, take a look at these fantastic books.

Harris Tweed key fob

Key fob hand-crafted in Scotland from Harris Tweed in a beautiful rainbow colour. Other colours available.

Scottish gifts for him - Harris Tweed key fob

Buy from Sewn with Lovee

Scotland’s bothies poster

This beautifully-illustrated poster is the perfect gift for fans of walking and Scottish bothies. The A4 print shows 14 bothies painted in Little Lochan’s distinctive style.

Scottish bothy poster

Buy from Little Lochan

For the golfer or sports fan – Golf course (or other sporting location) map printed on wood

Need to buy a present for a golf fan? Get a map of their favourite Scottish golf course and personalise with your own special message. The map can stand on a shelf or mantelpiece and can also be hung on the wall. Other sport venue locations such as rugby and football grounds also available.

Buy from Northern Logic

Harris Tweed scarf

The world-famous Harris Tweed makes a great Scottish present for anyone. This stylish Rainbow Blue Herringbone Harris Tweed Luxury Fringed Scarf was made on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Other colours and items available.Harris Tweed scarf - Scottish gifts for men

Buy from Brue House

For the art lover – Scotland map watercolour print

This rich watercolour map print of Scotland would be a stunning addition to any room and is available with two background colour options and a choice of having the print with the “Scotland” text or just the map on its own.

Scottish gifts for men - Scotland map watercolour

Buy from Artpause

Scottish gifts for men who like whisky

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society membership

Treat any whisky fans in your life to membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society so they can enjoy discovering the world’s widest collection of single cask whiskies. Membership benefits include exclusive access to around 20 new whiskies and spirits in their monthly Outturn, entry for the member and up to three guests to the Society’s four Members’ Rooms in Edinburgh and London, tasting events, discounted dram prices at all SMWS partner bars across the UK and the rest of the world, and a free subscription to Unfiltered, their award-winning members’ magazine.

Memberships from only £65

Angel’s Share Whisky Dropper

This stylish whisky dropper is the perfect way to add a drop or two of water to a dram of his favourite whisky so it tastes just right. The whisky dropper is hand-crafted from glass and its clever design allows greater control over your whisky dilution as it only releases one drop at a time. Read our blog post about the Angel’s Share Whisky Dropper.

Angel's Share Whisky Dropper wiith thistle topper
Angel’s Share Whisky Dropper with thistle topper

Buy from Amazon

A bottle of whisky

The gift that every whisky lover really wants is probably a bottle of Scotch whisky. Loch Fyne Whiskies and Master of Malt have a massive range of whiskies and gift packs which are ideal for Christmas and birthday presents. Don’t forget to check out the whisky advent calendar too.

Buy from Master of Malt

Buy from Loch Fyne Whiskies

Star Wars t-shirt – May the Forth be With You

For fans of Star Wars and Scotland, you can’t go wrong with this Star Wars t-shirt with a Scottish twist. This clever design takes inspiration from the Forth Rail Bridge and the classic film featuring 3 red imperial transports made from metal girders and the phrase “May the Forth be with you”.

Scottish Star Wars t-shirt - May the Forth be WIth You

Buy from Eat Haggis

 

Harris Tweed cap

Woven on the Outer Hebrides, Harris tweed is an iconic fabric making this a great gift for the hat-wearing man in your life.

Buy from Amazon

A surprise holiday or mini-break

Imagine your loved one’s face when they open a present on Christmas day to find you’ve booked them a surprise holiday or long weekend. We have lots of great places to stay in the Scottish Highlands and Islands in our online directory whether you want a self-catering cottage, hotel or B&B.

What Scottish gifts are you buying for the men in your life?

Have you got any ideas for Scottish gifts for men that you’d like to share with us? If so, post your suggestions in the comments. If you’re a business making gifts in Scotland and you’d like to feature on our blog, please contact us as we love to celebrate items handmade in Scotland, particularly in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

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