Christmas is almost at our doorsteps and most of us have already started shopping for gifts. Today we wanted to make a list of Scottish-themed items we like all of which could be nice Christmas presents for loved ones. All of the items we mention below are made by independent local makers from different parts of Scotland. As we all know, it is even more crucial to support independent businesses this year. So below are the items by a few of such businesses we love and happily support.
1. Seven Hills Art Print by Als Couzens Artwork
Our first item is this modern art print of the seven hills of Edinburgh, namely Arthur's Seat, Castle Rock, Calton Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Braid Hills, Blackford Hill and Craiglockhart Hills. It illustrates the hills with names and maximum heights. It would be particularly meaning for loved ones who are into hiking, who climbed or planning to climb all these seven hills of Edinburgh.
2. Tunnock's Tea Cake Decoration by Marc Peters Glass
We love this fused glass decoration illustrating Scotland’s national sweet treat. It might make the best gift for tea cake lovers, could be used as a home decoration piece as well as a distinctive Christmas tree decoration.
3. Scottish Tartan Dog Collar by Bark & Hare
Looking for a Scottish-themed dog-friendly Christmas present for a loved one? This might be your prayers answered. Bark & Hare makes beautiful collars in various Scottish Tartan designs. They are handmade with the highest quality for durability, style, versatility and comfort. And dogs look so cute with them.
4. Scottish Candles by Cheryl Jones Designs
These 100% natural soy wax candles are beautifully scented and all in various Scottish themes. They are in various scents such as blood orange or black plum and has 20 hours of burning time. They could help creating the warm Scottish atmosphere during the Christmas time.
5. Harris Tweed Make-up Bags by The Green Deer
These beautiful make-up bags are handmade from Harris Tweed, which s a tweed cloth that is hand-woven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is the perfect Scottish-themed #GiftForHer that will make your loved ones feel stylish and elegant.
6. Irn Bru Earrings by Must Dash Illustration
These earrings are from a fine line pen Irn Bru Illustration, and handmade from shrink plastic. They are very simple, yet unique and fun. If you are looking for a gift for someone who adores Irn Bru, then this might the right choice for you.
7. Three Highland Cows Collagraph Print in a white frame by Sally Fisher
Each print by Sally Fisher is individually made by herself with an etching press. Hence each print is a unique piece. Her designs are original and very characteristic. We specifically like this print because of our love for highland cows. Her items are for you if you are after something different.
8. The Wee Book O' Fav'rite Scottish Words by The Wee Book Company
This book is one of the latest creations of the Wee Book Company, a Scottish independent business aims to product Scottish humour. Having a very explanatory title, this book bring out everyone's favourite Scottish words. To be gifted to someone who loves words as much as Scotland...
9. MadeUpMovies Poster Collection by Eddscape Creates
Edd's "MadeUp" posters series combines his landscape art with typography. His designs are inspired by film, music and books, and they are filled with local trivia, history, pop culture references and humour. In case you are looking for a gift for someone who likes these popular culture references as well as Scotland, these made up posters are the perfect option for you.
10. Scottish Tablet by Campsie View Kitchen
These Scottish tablets are handmade in the traditional way, in copper pans on an open gas stove. They are delicious and from the heart of Scotland. Arguably the perfect gift for someone who is in love with deserts and wonders about the local tastes of Scotland.
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope that you can find the most suitable gifts for your loved ones. Please don't forget to support the small and independent business you like along the way...