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45 Gifts From Scotland Recommended By a Scot [New Items]

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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! 


1. Plaid Poncho

I absolutely adore the versatility of ponchos. 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 red tartan poncho. If you follow Two Scots Abroad you will know that we are mad for the plaid!

Scotland Gifts - Tartan Plaid Poncho

2. Harris Tweed Bags [No Pipes!]

Harris Tweed Bags 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.

Harris tweed Scottish gifts for her

 

3. Scottish Themed Soaps

Scottish Fine Soaps 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.

4. 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.

Why not make a whisky hamper and team it up with this wedge ice cube mould?

5. Scottish Slang T-shirts 

Scottish clothing doesn’t have to be boring.

Scottish slag 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

6. Buckfast at Tiffany’s Drinks Coaster

Oh, I do love a wee play on words and this coaster is the right balance of cheeky and class. Oor Audrey would be turnt in her grave.

Buckfast At Tiffanys Scotland Present Gie It Laldy

Scottish Gifts For Him

7. Donald Where’s Yer…

Craig’s favourite, tartan ties.

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.

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8. 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 these cuff links, for the foodies – a coffee/tea mug.

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9. Cashmere Socks

Graham cashmere men’s ribbed socks (UK version) (U.S version) are breathable yet luxurious and hand-knitted in Hawick, Scotland. 

10. 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 and The Broons.

Scotland Presents For the Home

11. Tea for Two

We all know how much us Brits love a good cup of tea so what about these Nessie tea strainers (UK / U.S)? 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! This gift comes in a family of three! Team up with Edinburgh Brodie tea, and Walkers Scottie dog shortbread for the true Scottish teaxperience.

Nessie Tea Strainer

12. Stop Nessin’ About

Kid you not there is a monster range of these Nessie kitchen items.

The mysterious beast even comes in a family of spoons, perfect for sipping up soup for a cold day.

13. 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.

14. Thistle do nicely

No Scotland themed gifts guide would be complete without some mention of the national flower! This wood metamorphosis art piece displays the thistle silhouette cut out of wood (obviously) and framed.

This piece is 11 inches in height and 15.3 in width. UK shipping only annoyingly, sorry.

A nice alternative print is this unusual thistle sketch on a vintage dictionary. I actually got my friends something similar (skeleton print) for their wedding gift.

15. Scotland Calendar 

My friend Kathi actually took the images for this 2020 wall calendar. She’s a very talented Glasgow-based creative. Check out the calendar at Etsy here

Calendar Scotland

16. Scotland Beer Map

I first saw the American States 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.

Scotland Beer Bottle Cap Map Beer Gifts

17. Whisky Cocktails Recipe Downloads

My friend Nicola has created these cute whisky cocktail recipe cards which you can download instantly on Etsy. 

Nicola is a Fife-based creative like me. 

Scotland Whisky Cocktail Recipe Cards

Glasgow Gifts

18. Glasgow Record Clock

This really unusual wall clock is handmade from vinyl with a Glasgow city skyline at the top of the clock.

Sweeping font runs over the front of the clock spelling out Glasgow in a rock ‘n’ roll fashion which is very apt considering Glasgow is one of UNESCO’s city of music. Click here to check availability and prices.

19. Hey Ho Glasgow T!

This is right up my Sauchiehall Street. Plain white T with black text on the chest. Perfect Glasgow gift for your hipster pals. Click to check availability.

Gie It Laldy Tshirt

20. Glasgow Monopoly

Move over Mayfair! The mean streets of Glasgow have their own version of Monopoly. Advance to Princes Square, Renfrew Street or George Square but avoid the clink!

21. Colouring Glasgow

Lose hours colouring in Glasgow’s top attractions such as the Glasgow City Chambers.
 
Created by the illustrator, historian and architectural expert John R. Hume. Click to find out more. Music lovers – check out the Glasgow gig venue colouring in book on Etsy! Only two available at the time of writing (U.K delivery only).

 

22. Colouring Glasgow

Lose hours colouring in Glasgow’s top attractions such as the Glasgow City Chambers.

Created by the illustrator, historian and architectural expert John R. Hume. Click to find out more. Music lovers – check out the Glasgow gig venue colouring in book on Etsy! Only two available at the time of writing (U.K delivery only).

Glasgow Experiences

23. 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

24. Glasgow West End Whisky Tour

Although Edinburgh may be better known for its tours, Glasgow really packs some punches with its uniqueness, and we wouldn’t expect anything less of Scotland’s coolest city. Moving away from the city centre landmarks, this whisky tour takes you to bars with personality to taste a tott or two (four whisky bars to be exact).

Edinburgh Gifts

25. 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. It really is a neat and stylish present which would go with many decors.

26. Edinburgh Castle Rock(s)

Not to be confused for a box of chalk crayons, Ross’s Edinburgh Castle Rock [UK/US] 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!

27. Beer Soap – Tae Wash Yer Mooth Oot Wi

Edinburgh Beer Soap (U.S only) is made with Innis and Gunn Scottish Ale.

Other ingredients include sandalwood and musk, balanced with lavender, jasmine, and oakmoss. Can be used to bathe, shave and wash to wash your hair.

U.K readers, check out this natural beer soap with goats milk, argan oil and whisky on Etsy.

Disclaimer, not actually for consumption. 

28. 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. Edinburgh souvenirs don’t have to be tacky!

Edinburgh Experiences

29. Harry Potter Walking Tour

Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Quidditch! This 2-hour Harry Potter walking tour of Edinburgh bring the books to life and takes you to the original locations where J.K. Rowling started the story!

30. 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. 

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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!

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.

34. 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 —> click here (U.K only) « « 

Funny Scottish Gifts

35. 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.

Claire Barclay Draws Etsy

36. Pants!

These fetching Smuggling Duds men’s boxer (U.S Scotland print only, U.K you’ll get a cool print when you click…) are an ass-et to any man’s wardrobe. Bonus, these briefs come with a secrect front stash pocket for…

37. Whisky Flavoured Condoms

McCondom fun products of a serious nature’ – enough said! I threw a packet in with my friend’s new baby gift 😉

38. Put A Cone On It

Unless you were one of the lucky 200 at Glasgow Pride to get their hands on one of these babies you winnae get wan.

But never fear the West End of Glasgow ‘Patter Merchants’ have a lot more to say through:

U.K delivery only – sorry folks.

39. Buckfast Bauble

Back by popular demand, the Buckie bauble is now in store. Click here to see the alternative tree decoration.

Scottish Wedding Gifts

40. 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

41. Congratulations Tae A Right Couple O’ Belters…

This is the card we bought for my brother in law’s wedding. I think it sums up Kyle and Ashley very well! Created by the Gie It Laldy fae Glasgow.

Outlander Gifts

42. 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). Click here to check availability.

43. 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 is created by professional chef Theresa Carle-Sanders.

44. Outlander Calendar 202o

What are the odds of getting an Outlander fan in secret Santa at work this Christmas? Be ahead of the game and order your 2020 Outlander Planner – stay orderly with Outlander!

45. 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.

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

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. Apologies that most of the Scottish gifts made in Scotland don’t deliver outside of the U.K but now you have (yet another) excuse to come and visit Caledonia.

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Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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  1. I live in the US and our very special friends live in Canada. Need to find things that can be shipped to US or Canada. These people are incredibly special, Marg and I worked for a bank together. In 2009 we met because of my guide dog Francie, since then Francie had 2 mom’s, Marg took such special care of my girl at work and if I travelled where Francie couldn’t come. Francie survived 3 major illnesses and Marg was there by our sides each time. When we moved to the US Francie was to old for the treck and hot weather. Marg took her in with no hesitation. Francie passed this Monday 3 months shy of almost 15 years of age. She lived so long because this amazing dog had so many people loving her deeply! I am reaching out to get help as I want to put something special for Marg and her Husband Tom. Something unique, of course! Scottish! theamed, any suggestions? thanks Orly and my beloved K9 girl Francie

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      Hello Orly! Lovely to hear from you. I am sorry to hear about your loss, that’s a nice idea of a Scottish themed gift. I love Claire Barclay Draws, she doesn’t just do weddings, maybe you could get a picture for the couple with the late Francie? You can request a print or ask Claire questions here.

  2. Hi! thank you so much for the response! Marg is from Scotland one day I know we will get there! I did email the artist you spoke of almost a week ago and haven’t heard back as of yet! Any other way you know for me to get ahold of her? Any other amazing items ship to US or Canada? I have been putting a big box of things together to make it special. I really appreciate you responding and helping me very much, regards, Orly S. [email protected]

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