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Affectionately known for its tartan, Tunnock’s teacakes and tots of whisky, gifts from Scotland are an obvious choice for friends and family who pine for Pitlochry or go gaga over Glencoe.
Here is a jam-packed guide to gifts from Scotland as well as Alba-themed gifts for homes, wardrobes, bellies and bodies. Featuring gifts for women, men, new babies, weddings, and Outlander fans! Consider the following items when planning care packages for loved ones too. Stick around until gift item number 50, I think you’ll like it…
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Scottish Gifts For Her
1. DNA Testing
The results reveal the paths of your ancestors from over 42 regions. All you have to do is swab your cheek and send it away to the experts.
2. Plaid Poncho/Cape/Shawl
I absolutely adore the versatility of ponchos, capes and shawls.
They can cover up in cold weather, be used as blankets for picnics or cars, and bags when cut short at the shop (avoid paying 5p!)
Check out this striking tartan poncho.
3. Harris Tweed Bags [No Pipes!]
The sturdy yet stylish Harris wool material is teamed up with leather straps, brass rivets, and a magnetic fastener to keep the contents of the handbag safe.
We bought my Mum one a few years ago with harris tweed gloves to match.
You may also like | tweed items for her, him and the home.
4. Scottish Themed Soaps
Soaps are perfect for travel as there are no spills.
5. For Yer Whisky-lovin’ Wimmin
These silly message socks gave me a giggle.
The soles of the socks say – if you can read this bring my whisky. My Gran thought these were hilarious!
6. Scottish Slang T-shirts
Scottish clothing doesn’t have to be boring. Scottish slang t-shirts designed by yours truly!
Check out the One Scot and Two Scots Abroad tops here.
7. Become a Lady
Grant your loved one the title of lady, or laird, with this gift package.
The experience includes the title, an email address with the title for example [email protected] and a tour of your new land at Castle Dunans.
Cool, eh? A very unique Scottish gift.
8. Dreaming of Scotland Hats
Hello Dreamers! Are you missing Scotland?
Pop on this Dreaming of Scotland hat and feel right at home. Made in the UK and designed by Scotland Travel Blogger, The Chaotic Scot.
For 20% off, use the coupon DREAMERS20.
9. Highland Cow Necklace
A cute symbol of Scotland that is often sought out during trips is the wild Highland cow.
Scottish Gifts For Him
10. Donald Where’s Yer…
A modern alternative to the stuffy old wide ties worn by mad tour guides on the West Coast is the skinny tartan tie.
Craig has worn his tartan tie to many weddings and festive events.
Looking to meet men in kilts during your visit? Here are 5 ways to do so.
11. Saltire Souvenirs
Sometimes the St Andrews Cross items make the best Scottish souvenirs.
We travel with our Scotland flag all over the world and use it in our images.
What about a plaid shirt? Here’s our guide to tartan shirts.
12. Cashmere Socks
11. Oor Wullie Colouring Book
Every year my uncle used to get the annual Oor Wullie book for Christmas, it brings back fond memories of festive times.
Did you know the Oor Wullie was featured in Dundee’s D.C. Thomson newspaper, The Sunday Post? You do now!
12. Nessie Clothing
Do you believe? Not just Father Christmas needs your faith, Nessie the Lock Ness Monster does too.
Scotland Presents For the Home
13. Tea for Two
The silicone strainers break apart at the bottom for tea to be inserted.
There hasn’t just been one Nessie spotted in the Loch!
Team up with tea and shortbread for the true Scottish teaxperience.
14. Line in the Sky
I connected with Becca on Instagram and instantly fell for the simplicity in her line drawings.
You can see the example of her North Coast 500 map here and explore other examples of Munros and hiking paths at her Etsy shop.
UK and USA delivery.
15. Gin Bottle Light Shade
Gin is allll the rage in Scotland just now and what better way to recycle an empty bottle than to pop at Harris Tweed lampshade on top?
Since gin bottles from the likes of Edinburgh Gin and Isle of Harris gin are super attractive these days (sorry Gordon’s), they really compliment the bold coloured light shades.
We got the green shade for my Mum’s birthday (she has mustard decor).
The kit comes with the shade and light fittings, all you need to add is the bottle – empty of course.
Winning combo present for Scotland gin lovers! I’ve YouTubed how to do it yourself, not worth the effort.
16. Thistle Art
17. Scotland Prints
My friend Kathi actually took these images. She’s a very talented Glasgow-based creative.
Check out the highland coo print and many others at her store on Etsy here.
18. Scotland Beer Map
I first saw the US version of this a year or so ago and thought – genius.
I’m really pleased to see a Scotland edition now since the country is craft beer daft!
Pop your beer tops in the correct location slots and display the Scotland beer map with pride.
19. Complete Guide to Malt Whisky
This go-to resource, covers a variety of whiskies from all over the world and includes ingredients and a score.
Will your loved one agree?!
20. Whisky Cocktails Recipe Book
21. Glasgow Hat
Keep the barnet out of the wind with this Glasgow cap.
The design is created and embroidered by Ann Arbor.
22. Glasgow Monopoly
Move over Mayfair! The mean streets of Glasgow have their own version of Monopoly UK.
Advance to Princes Square, Renfrew Street or George Square but avoid the clink!
23. Colouring Glasgow
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24. Glasgow Distillery
You don’t have to travel to the Highlands to taste the water of life! Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery takes pride of place by the River Clyde.
Book an experience for a loved one and they’ll receive a guided tour and two whiskies to taste!
25. Glasgow Music Tours
Since Glasgow is the city of music why not test your knowledge of Scottish rock, pop and indie at the Glasgow Music Tour?
Jonathon and the team really put on a good show while sharing their stories of music journalism and their experience of the Glasgow music scene while taking you around the cool venues in the city.
I learnt a lot during my tour which I was genuinely surprised at!
26. Edinburgh Map Art
I can’t advertise Scotland gifts for the biggest city without discussing the capital, Edinburgh!
It really is a neat and stylish present which would go with many decors.
27. Edinburgh Castle Rock(s)
Not to be confused for a box of chalk crayons, Ross’s Edinburgh Castle Rock comes in pastel colours and a variety of fruity flavours (not like your traditional mint rock).
This childhood throwback is guaranteed to crumble and also get stuck in your teeth!
28. Edinburgh Keychain
Can also be used as a purse trinket.
29. Colouring Book of Edinburgh
Edinburgh souvenirs don’t have to be tacky!
30. Harry Potter Walking Tour
Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch!
This 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour brings the books to life and takes you to the original locations where She Who Can’t Be Named started the story!
31. Ghost Tour and Whisky!
Edinburgh is not shy of a ghost tour or two but this two-hour walking tour is quite unique!
Expect tales of grave robbing, plague victims and spooky stories based around Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Plus a celebratory drink to calm the nerves.
32. Old Town Brewing Heritage Tour (with Beer Tastings)
Edinburgh is craft beer daft now and luckily for you, there is an Old Town walking tour that tops you up with history and craft beer!
Learn just how much Scotland’s capital has relied on the beer revenue and how it shaped the city we know today. Multiple beer stops included of course!
33. Edinburgh Afternoon Tea on a Bus
Or, drink gin and dine on wee platters of sandwiches and cake while taking in the views of the Old and New Town during the double decker red bus tour.
Check availability here.
34. Edinburgh Secret Food Tour (Whisky Included)
Fancy more than just beer?
Don’t be put off by the sound of haggis, Edinburgh has an eclectic dining scene and this 3-hour guided food tour will introduce you to the traditional Scottish food and something extra special.
Whisky fans will like this tour, malt tasty is included.
More Whisky Gifts
35. Scratch + Sniff
The witty, illustrated book takes you on a path of discovery – not self-discovery quite yet (three tots in maybe) to educate you on Scotch, Rye, Irish and Scottish. A fun way to become a connoisseur.
36. A Bar on a Barrel
The whisky cask is sought after for home interior design and this barrel is nicely decorated with a map of the whisky regions so you can plot your next ‘water of life’ road trip (with a designated driver) while you have a swally.
The glasses sit on the Outer Hebrides sourced Harris Tweed mat to avoid harming the barrel and to add that splash of Scotland.
One left: buy now or regret —> see here (U.K only).
Funny Scottish Gifts
37. Cheeky Claire Draws
One of my favourite artists is a Scottish lass called Claire Draws.
Very cheeky and full of Scottish banter.
Meet my husband Craig…
39. Whisky Flavoured Condoms
McCondom US only fun products of a serious nature’ – enough said! I threw a packet in with my friend’s new baby gift 😉
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40. Hairy Coo
The popular snuggly Scottish stuffed toy comes in the shade ginger and is pretty hairy…
I got my nephew this wee guy during a trip to Fort William.
41. Scotland Bauble
These striking Scotland Christmas baubles are lovely minders for a tree. Try here to see the alternative tree decoration.
42. Scotland Shower Curtain
Well done on making it to the end of our Scotland gift guide! I told you it would be worth it.
Look forward to your guests asking where you got it from!
Scottish Wedding Gifts
43. Pewter Quaich Cup
44. Quirky Wedding Portrait
If you are looking for an unusual yet unique wedding gift consider a custom drawn couple portrait. This quirky gift was my new sister in law’s favourite (winning!) wedding present.
All you have to do is send Claire Barclay Draws some images of the happy couple and a list of things that mean something to them.
I requested that their dog, Lacy, was also featured as well as the wedding proposal location, wedding venue, date and first dance.
You can choose how ‘Scottish’ you want it so if tartan isn’t their scene (you should disown them now), you can go for pastel instead.
Portraits aren’t just for weddings, Claire covers a variety of life milestones. Just give her a message.
45. Outlander Colouring Book
Feel the curves of Jamie and Claire as you render the blank scenes from Outlander.
Made from good quality paper which can withstand water pens (but not Sharpies).
46. Outlander Cookbook
If the colouring booking didn’t whet your appetite consider the cookbook!
Forget the lonely bowl of porridge Claire consumed and turn the pages for pancakes, beer-battered cord fritters and Black Jack Randall’s Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge.
47. Outlander Calendar
What are the odds of getting an Outlander fan in secret Santa at work this Christmas?
48. Outlander Note and Card Set
Swept off your feet with the romance in Outlander?
The set includes 192-page ruled journal, 20 elegant notecards and envelopes, and 20 stickers – all inspired by the show.
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Can you go wrong with a coffee table book about their beloved Scotland?
49. Pretty Edinburgh Book
Pockets of Pretty (Edinburgh) by Shawna Law. She’s really lovely
50. Jamie Fraser Tour Book
Don’t forget to check out our Scotland Trivia Quiz!
I could honestly go on and on researching and recommending Scotland inspired gifts, especially the ones from the young creatives like me!
I hope you have enjoyed reading this guide to Scottish gift ideas and have managed to purchase something for your loved ones.