50 Gifts From Scotland Recommended By a Scot For 2024

Nessie Tea Strainer

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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 and Alba-themed gifts for homes, wardrobes, bellies, and bodies. It features 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

So how Scottish are you? This DNA testing kit (see here for US and here for UK) takes two minutes to conduct and you receive your results within 3-4 weeks!

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.

Scotland Gifts - Tartan Plaid Poncho

3. Harris Tweed Bags [No Pipes!]

Harris Tweed Bags US / UK are an immensely popular gift idea from Scotland.

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.

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Harris tweed Scottish gifts for her

4. Scottish Themed Soaps

Scottish Fine Soaps US / UK  blend delicious ingredients with a contemporary Scottish style to create bath and beauty collections perfect of Scottish gifts.

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!

They came are ‘whiskey’ just so you know. Buy US / UK.

6. Scottish Slang T-shirts

Scottish clothing doesn’t have to be boring. Scottish slang t-shirts designed by yours truly!

Put your guid vibes or your favourite Scottish city on an ethically produced t-shirt or tote bag. Scottish or a Scotland lover and want to show your support abroad?

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. 

This sliver sterling necklace US / UK is a great gift for those who like the ginger animals. 

Scottish Gifts For Him

10. Donald Where’s Yer…

Craig’s favourite, tartan ties US / UK. I bought him one for his 30th birthday and his brothers followed suit (I’m on a roll!) for our wedding party at the Leith Theatre in Edinburgh.

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.

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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.

Other alternatives include saltire cuff links US / UK and for the foodies – a coffee/tea mug.

What about a plaid shirt? Here’s our guide to tartan shirts.

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12. Cashmere Socks

Graham cashmere men’s ribbed socks USUK are breathable yet luxurious and hand-knitted in Hawick, Scotland. 

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!

There are two different types of nostalgic colouring-in books available, Oor Wullie US / UK and The Broons.

12. Nessie Clothing

Do you believe? Not just Father Christmas needs your faith, Nessie the Lock Ness Monster does too.

Check out this highly rated modern Nessie t-shirt US / UK,

Scotland Presents For the Home

13. Tea for Two

We all know how much us Brits love a good cup of tea so what about these Nessie tea infuser US / UK

The silicone strainers break apart at the bottom for tea to be inserted.

Guess what?

There hasn’t just been one Nessie spotted in the Loch!

Team up with tea and shortbread for the true Scottish teaxperience.

Nessie Tea Strainer

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.

Line Drawing Map Scotland Etsy Poster

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

Popular with Scotland fans who have just returned home from trips to the homeland, this watercolor thistle print US / UK comes with a 25 x 20 cm (9.9 x 7.9 inches) frame.

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.

Cow Tongue Two Scots Abroad_

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.

Whisky Gifts

19. Complete Guide to Malt Whisky

The Complete Guide to Malt Whisky US / UK by whisky authority, Michael Jackson, hosts a wealth of knowledge for whisky fans.

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

If you like your cocktail potent, consider this whisky recipe book US / UK featuring the Manhattan to the Mint Julep!

Glasgow Gifts

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

Lose hours colouring in Glasgow’s top attractions such as the Glasgow City Chambers. Colouring Glasgow US / UK.

Like Glasgow? You’ll love our 24 hours in Glasgow guide.

Glasgow Cathedral from Necropolis with blue skies

Glasgow Experiences

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!

Barrowlands Park Glasgow

Edinburgh Gifts

26. Edinburgh Map Art

I can’t advertise Scotland gifts for the biggest city without discussing the capital, Edinburgh!

Meet this high-quality art print of an Edinburgh map US / UK.

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

Keep your keys handy with this keychain that features an Edinburgh map US / UK.

Can also be used as a purse trinket. 

29. Colouring Book of Edinburgh

23 of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks including Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket and Calton Hill are featured in this delightful paperback colouring-in book US / UK.

Edinburgh souvenirs don’t have to be tacky!

Edinburgh Experiences

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!

Man on Victoria Street with Osprey Bag

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!

Fierce Beer Aberdeen

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.

Edinburgh Castle from the Vennell

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.

Laphroig Whisky Islay Scotland

More Whisky Gifts

35. Scratch + Sniff

Please don’t hang me for advertising a whiskey with an ‘e’ product but this book was too good not to share – Scratch & Sniff book US / UK.

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.

Claire Barclay Draws Etsy

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.

She creates a whole catalogue of funny Scottish gifts such as tote bags with ‘top ginger’ on them and ‘Aye’ necklaces in bold colours.

Very cheeky and full of Scottish banter.

38. Pants!

These fetching Bawbags US / UK brought about a laugh in Japan!

Meet my husband Craig…

Craig wearing Scotland Bawbags in Japan

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…

Check out the Heiland coo teddy US / UK.

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.

Shower with nature, in the shape of a Highland cow shower curtainUS / UK!

Look forward to your guests asking where you got it from!

Scottish Wedding Gifts

43. Pewter Quaich Cup

Give a real Scottish send off with this silver pewter quaich cup that can be engraved with a message for the special couple US / UK.

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.

Claire Barclay Draws Portraits

Outlander Gifts

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).

I got my Mum this with a self-made certificate for an Outlander Tour. Check availability US / UK.

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.

Outlander Kitchen US / UK is created by professional chef Theresa Carle-Sanders.

47. Outlander Calendar

What are the odds of getting an Outlander fan in secret Santa at work this Christmas?

Be ahead of the game and order your Outlander CalendarUS / UK.

48. Outlander Note and Card Set

Swept off your feet with the romance in Outlander?

Now you can create your own love story with this Outlander deluxe note card set US / UK.

The set includes 192-page ruled journal, 20 elegant notecards and envelopes, and 20 stickers – all inspired by the show.

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Woman posing like Jamie from Outlander at Mrs Baird B&B in the show's Inverness, Falkland in Fife

Scotland Books

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

Clanlands US / UK: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish

Don’t forget to check out our Scotland Trivia Quiz!

Final Thoughts

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.

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12 thoughts on “50 Gifts From Scotland Recommended By a Scot For 2024

  1. Layla Shaheen says:

    Love this, so many ideas I’ve never seen or thought of before! Next time I’m off on travels I’ll definitely take a few of these to show the people I meet along the way 🙂

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