Gifts from Scotland

Scotland is famous for producing many high-quality items, from Harris Tweed to Edinburgh Crystal… and of course, don’t forgot Scotland’s larder, one of the finest in the world, boasting award winning cheese, meat, fish, biscuits and whiskies to name a few. When it comes to the written word, Scotland also shines, with authors such as JK Rowling, Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh and Arthur Conan Doyle all having connections.

So, what gift should you buy for the avid Scotland lover? Well here are some ideas that may help… (to make it a little more fun, tongue is firmly in cheek when it comes to the descriptions)

Scottish Gifts for Kids

Angus the Highland Coo Beanie Boo

Nothing says Scotland like a Highland Coo. And these guys are just as cute as the real thing plus so much easier wrap. Maybe it’s the huge eyes or the soft feel but there is something that kids love about these little guys, our daughter has a collection of 70. (NOT.EVEN.KIDDING). Make your little one’s day and pick up a Scottish beanie boo!

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Fantasia the Unicorn Beanie Boo

Not only is it pink and fluffy but it’s also the symbol of Scotland! What other reason do you need to buy this mythical furry bundle? Don’t worry the horn has been made safe for kids of all ages. Check out this larger than life 41cm tall unicorn (and yes, our daugher has this one too).

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Scottish Piper Rubber Duck

I find that you can’t have enough rubber at bath time, so this Scottish rubber duck is just perfect. It doesn’t sink and thankfully the pipes are not working, plus there is tasteful tartan everywhere. Just in case you forget that there is a Scottish theme here. Also works for adults too.

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Scotland Monopoly Board Game

It’s the classic after dinner board game but with a cunning Scottish twist. Invented by the English but perfected by the Scots. You will find all the familiar London landmarks replaced with more important names such as Iron Brew Avenue and Haggis Gardens. Well almost.

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Hamish the Highland Cow Book by Natalie Russell

If you’re looking for a great bedtime story, then buy this book. Curl up in bed and read all about the heart-warming story of a cow, who has a major toffee problem. Why not even read it to your children?

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The colouring book of Scotland by Edith Muldoon

Are you fed up with doing everything for your kids, then why not get them to colour in their own books? A brilliant selection of pictures that will keep them busy for hours, ideal for long car journeys.

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Check out some more colouring books about Scotland by the same illustrator, Eilidh Muldoon. Aren’t they so pretty?

Brave DVD

This a proper Scottish DVD for kids, it features the voices of Kelly Macdonald (from Trainspotting) and the legend that is Billy Connolly. I’ve lost count of the number of times that we’ve watched it with our kids! It’s set in a highland castle, there are kilts and ginger hair, how much more Scottish can you get?

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Here are some more of our favourite children’s books on Scotland:


Gifts for whisky lovers

Harris Tweed Hip FlaskHere we have a completely unisex gift that can be filled to the brim with malt Whisky or Baileys Irish cream. If you find yourself lost up a highland mountain, then this is the only friend you will need, that is until it runs dry. Then you should phone mountain rescue immediately. Enjoy the feel of the tweed exterior and relish in the easy to clean stainless-steel interior.

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Traditional Whisky Glass

Are you having a bad day? Well this glass encourages you to drink your troubles away, which probably won’t help. Luckily once you own this glass everyday will be a good day.

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MY Whisky Stone Gift Set

Sit back and chill, it’s time to get your rocks off, or rather put them in the freezer. Enjoy whisky without diluting it with horrible frozen water, it only rusts anyway. Store your rocks in the velvet pouch provided when not in use. Check here for prices.

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101 Whiskies to try before you die book


It’s probably best to pace yourself little when working your way through this list or might never make it the end. Unsurprisingly this book lists 101 whiskies which should tasted by all lovers of the water of life, you get a photo and a detailed tasting notes of each bottle. Check here for prices.

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Whisky Barrel Picture Frame

This gift combines two of the finest materials known to man – Harris tweed and oak which was once soaked in Whisky. It’s handmade too, so each frame is unique. We gifted one to relatives for Christmas and they loved it (so did we!). Check prices here.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership

Scotch Malt Whisky Society - glass of whisky

This is the absolutely perfect gift for whisky lovers – a membership to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. You’ll be able to sample unique whiskies as often as you like at their beautiful venues in either Edinburgh – one in Leith (the Vaults) and the other on Queen Street – in Glasgow (38 Bath Street) or even in London! Click here to buy a membership or you can also buy a bottle as a gift. This is a really unique gift as you can only find these cask-strentgh whiskies at the society.


Scottish Gifts for the Home

Nessie Ladles (set of 3)

Have you ever found yourself in the embarrassing situation, of being unable to serve your dinner guests a piping hot bowl of cock-a-leekie soup? All this because you don’t own a colourful plastic Nessie shaped ladle, then rush out and purchase this set. They are even dishwasher safe so no more scrubbing ladles all night. Check for prices here.

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Nessie Family Straining Spoon

What could make your kitchen more special, than a family of Loch Ness monster straining spoons? With three colourful spoons to choose from, there will never be a dull moment, happy straining. Click here to order up your very own one (UK readers).

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Deer Head Sculpture

Don’t worry no animals were harmed in the making of this cutting-edge wall decoration. Another perfect Scottish themed gift – think outlander meets stormtrooper and you will not be disappointed.

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Became a Laird or Lady

There is no need to win a clan war to earn the prestigious title of Lady or Laird, simply buy this gift set. So, relax, put your Claymore away and within a couple of clicks, you will have your very own aristocratic title and a slice of a Scottish castle.

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Scottish Reflections Calendar 2023

Remind yourself of the most beautiful place in the British Isles. Turn a new page every month, to reveal a beautiful photograph of Scotland. Get ahead of the game and pick up your 2023 version here!

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Scottish Heather Soap

If whisky cleanses the mind, then why can’t heather cleanse your body? Give it a try and clean up your act with this fine heather-based soap. And best part is, it’s made from all-natural ingredients. Click here for up-to-date prices.

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Scottish Tartan Mug

Novelty mug with the words “Och wheesht and get oan with it” which basically translates as “I like iron bru on my fish and chips”. Only joking! It actually means “stop moaning and get on with it” – a slogan made famous by Theresa May in recent times. Check out prices here.

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Scottish Slang Tea Towel

This tea towel is great for drying dishes and comes with a translation, so you will be able to understand it. Once you have read the whole towel you should be able to communicate like a local when visiting Scotland.

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Tain Pottery Online Shop

Tain pottery - small mug

Browse the Tain pottery online shop to find your ideal cup, mug, plate, lamp… you name it, they’ve got it. Based in the Northern Highlands, this pottery is made in a small workshop near Tain and you can buy anything from an egg cup to a dinner set. A great range of beautiful colours and designs are available. We always make a point of stopping off whenever we’re visiting my folks in Sutherland.

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Edinburgh Gin

The gin industry has exploded in Scotland and Edinburgh has placed itself firmly on the map as a fine gin producer. Enter the wonderful Edinburgh Gin company set up in 2010. They have a vast array of gins including our favourite Rhubarb & Ginger Pink gin as well as the similarly named gin liqueur.

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>> Are you looking for other gifts from Edinburgh? Check out this post packed with over 45 ideas of fun and quirky gifts from the Scottish capital! <<


Gifts for Lovers of the Great Scottish Outdoors

Munro Bagging Map

It’s a bit like a lottery scratch card. You just need to climb up a massive mountain in the pouring rain before you get to reveal. Once you have completed all 282 Munros, you won’t be able to walk, but you do get to look at this fantastic map on your wall. My brother has this map and here’s a couple of words of advice: don’t put it in a frame with glass, lol! Guess who did that?! For best deals, click here. 

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The Scottish Bothy Bible

An estate agent would describe a bothy as, detached, traditionally built, open views, private outlook and would benefit from some modernisation. In other words, it’s a cave in the middle of nowhere. But if the weather turns nasty whilst you are Munro bagging, it will feel like a night at the Ritz. This lovely book is a number 1 bestseller on Amazon – for your very own copy, click here.

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Wild Scotland Book

This is another bestseller and it’s easy to see why. My brother and his wife are great lovers of the outdoors and they were gifted this very thoughtful book as a wedding present. The images are beautiful, the scenery and landscape breathtaking. Get your own copy by clicking here. 

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Kilted Yoga Book

If you hate yoga and despise kilts, this is not the book for you. But if on the other hand, you are open to pictures of men exercising in tartan, use your flexible friend and buy now. Also, some lovely pictures of the Scottish countryside.

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>> For the golf fans among you, head to our post on St Andrews golf gifts for some inspiration! <<


Stocking fillers or quirky Scottish gifts for Christmas

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for some fun quirky Scottish gifts or stocking fillers for your loved ones! Check out our fun ideas below:

Unicorn Poo Bath Bombs

Well as you already know, the Unicorn is one of the symbol’s of Scotland and so it seems rather fitting to stock up on unicorn poo bath bombs. How cool are these?

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Instakilt Green Tartan Kilt Towel

A kilt and a towel – two for the price of one! Check out the instakilt – a kilt and a towell all wrapped into one!

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Smiffys Tam-O-Shanter Tartan Hat with Hair and Pom Pom

Everyone needs a ‘see you Jimmy’ hats!

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Ladies Womens Red Tartan Red Check socks

Who doesn’t love a bit of tartan? And if you’re like me, you probably find a pair of novelty socks lurking in your stocking so why not going for something with a cute Scottish flavour…

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I Never Dreamed I’d End Up Married To A Scotsman But Here I Am Living The Dream

Another comedy present for your loved one… a funny notebook for the wife of a Scotsman!

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Dean’s Chloe McCoo All Butter Shortbread Rounds, 160 g

A box of chocolates or some tasty Scottish shortbread? Another perfect stocking filler and comes in a super cute tin to boot!

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Tea Towel in a Highland Cow Design

Carrying on with the Highland coo theme… (seriously, who doesn’t love a highland coo??). This will make a wonderful keepsake for your trip to Scotland and a fabulous reminder every time you dry your dishes.

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Royal Worcester Highland Cow MugHmmm, did I mention that I like highland cows? And I’m also a sucker for quirky Scottish mugs…

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So hopefully this post has given you some inspiration and ideas for some quirky and uniques gifts from Scotland!

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One Comment

  1. Henry Davenport says:

    Love the post!
    Lots of great gift ideas!

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