The world has always had a keen fascination for Scotland. Despite its size, our little country proudly packs a reputation for influencing some of the most famous movies, popular tv series, food, fashion and travel guides. The planet’s obsession with the recent Outlander series created a 67% rise in visitors to locations featured on the show, and the globe has gone dotty for Scottish mementos and memorabilia. Here’s a list of our top 7 Scottish Christmas gifts, guaranteed to make sure you’re not left panic shopping on Christmas Eve …
This delicious Scottish hamper is a truly scrumptious gift for your seafood loving friends. Packed with smoked salmon, smoked roast pâté and savoury oatcakes, Inverawe Smokehouses delivers the tastiest Scottish smoked fish. Flavoured with traditional wood smoking methods, they combine old style brick smokeboxes and British oak to ensure an authentic taste experience.
Give a gift that will last for generations with these unique Scottish Christmas ornaments from Heathergems. Beautifully made from heather grain, the company aim to create gifts that are uniquely Scottish and remind people of the natural landscape. What’s special about their creations is that no two products are the same due to the nature of the material, making each gift individual and personal. They also supplied a story card with every item.
They say travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. An overnight stay at our stunning country house hotel is a wonderful way to treat a loved one. Our Loch Melfort Winter offer is the perfect way to relax and unwind, providing guests with a spacious sea view bedroom and full Scottish breakfast.
The different regions of Scotland all come with their own histories and attractions. As a result, it’s not uncommon for both locals and tourist alike to feel a connection to a particular area of the country. Based in Oban, Scottish Island Jewellery hand make these delightful silver pendants to order in celebration of the local islands and regions.
Fiona McPhail at Carry Farm produces stylish and modern home ware using yarn from her Hebridean sheep. From cushions to foot stools, and bags to knitted bucket, items are either made on her wheel, hand built or using plaster moulds. Located on Argyll’s Secret Coast, Carry Farm is a great place to visit for a walk on the beach and to meet the Hebridean flock of sheep.
Often described as “Scotland’s unofficial national soft drink”, you’ll be hard pushed to find a stocking filler more Scottish than this! The Glasgow soap company ensure all their soap is wrapped in biodegradable cellophane to reduce the use of single use plastics. It’s also vegan and suitable for sensitive skin.
Nature lovers will delight in a front row seat to one of the most incredible wildlife shows on the Scottish West coast. Sealife Adventures run whale search and wildlife watching boat trips from as little as £58 per person. Gift vouchers for their trips make great gifts because they are valid from the date of purchase and have no expiry date.
Scottish gin with a colourful twist! Kintyre Pink Gin is distilled with fruity Scottish raspberries and oats. For those looking for a gift with a Eco-conscious spin, the Beinn Au Tuirc distillers plant a tree in their dedicated woodland area for every case of Kintyre Gin sold.
Lucy Jane Walsh has a talent for taking inspiration from Scotland’s glorious Craignish Peninsula and turning it into magical commissioned creations. She loves sharing ideas with customers in order to design personalised pieces that people will treasure forever – motivated by intricate natural forms found in woodlands, coastlines and shores. Customers can also choose from Lucy’s collection styles.
You can purchases some of Lucy Jane Walsh’s collection at the reception of Loch Melfort Hotel.
Have you thought about where you’ll be spending Christmas this year?
If a comforting, family feel Christmas is what you are looking for, then our Loch Melfort Hotel Christmas Package is the ideal place to start planning. Come join us for home-made Christmas cake, freshly caught fish, alongside all your other Christmas favourites.
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