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.
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.
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.
Buy from Not on the High Street
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.
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.
Buy from David-Louis Designs
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.
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.
Susie’s paintings “illustrate iconic scenery from around Scotland and include a unique geometric twist”.
Homemade Scottish Tablet flavoured with Irn Bru for a fully Scottish sugary treat.
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.
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.
Other phrases available
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.
Knitted in supersoft lambswool in Scotland this tea cosy features a row of thistles and is lined with 100% cotton fabric.
A set of four Tunnock’s teacake and caramel wafer design coasters celebrating the famous Scottish tea time treats, made just outside of Glasgow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We haven’t forgotten that your furry best friends deserve presents too. These quality Harris tweed dog collars are handmade in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This stunning mug with its hand-drawn thistle design will please any lovers of flowers and hot drinks.
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.
Labradorite gemstones are set in sterling silver to create these beautiful handmade stud earrings which are made in Orkney.
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.
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.
Struggling to think of Scottish gifts for men? Here’s some suggestions for the best Scottish gifts for him whether you’re looking for handmade 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:
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.
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.
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.
For men who are keen to learn more about Scotland’s wonderful wildlife, take a look at these fantastic books.
Key fob hand-crafted in Scotland from Harris Tweed in a beautiful rainbow colour. Other colours available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Woven on the Outer Hebrides, Harris tweed is an iconic fabric making this a great gift for the hat-wearing man in your life.
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.
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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