Christmas Cheer part 1 - Scottish food and drink gift ideas!

by 12/08/2017 0 comments

For me, one of the best parts of Christmas time is the food! Whether a food and drink gift or just something delicious you've whipped up to feast with, I love it. So here are some ideas to whet your appetites...

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As with most of my posts, I've tried to source Scottish makers and here are just some of my favourites, all Scotland based!

A wee dram for when the nights are cold

Some drink-themed gifts. After all, we're Scottish. If you lived in these latitudes, you'd probably drink too!

Education Is Important Drinking Gin Is Importanter - Unique Gift For Gin Lover

Gin has made a comeback over recent years. Once the tipple of women of a certain age, new gin distilleries are making it cool again, and gin themed gift ideas are popping up everywhere! I like this one, it's a wee wooden plaque with its own acrylic stand and we think it'd tickle your bestie or auntie in equal measure. (Geddit? Measures of gin!)

Click to find out more about the Pretty Personalised UK Gin themed plaque now on Etsy.

Whisky flight with Glencairn nosing glasses

What's better than enjoying a nice dram of whisky? How about knowing that the presentation flight your specialist nosing glasses rest upon was rescued from a Speyside malt barrel? I've never seen a more apt gift for a whisky drinker and where better to get it than the home of Scotch? This Wishaw-based company is one of my faves, taking the beauty of the aged wood and giving it a second life. The Glencairn nosing glasses are part of the art, allowing you to keep the aromas in until later if you need, then you can breathe the heavenly scent to your heart's content.

Find out more now about the Upcycled Barrel Co's Whisky flight on Etsy.

Or check out different options for whisky barrel based gifts in The Upcycled Barrel Co shop!

Scottish Elm Bar Board

This beautiful piece of Scottish elm would look at home on anyone's drinks cabinet. I'm afraid the decanter's not included, but it does come with four felt feet (try saying that fast five times after you've had a few). Beeswax finished, it's a genuine piece of Scotland.

Buy Castle Creations Gifts's Scottish Elm Bar Board now on Etsy.

Sugar and...

A cheeky sweet to perk you up when the cold wind is blowing -- that's just one of the perks of winter time. Indulge yourself, go on! You can diet in the new year.

Christmas Eve Goodie Box

Filled with marshmallow, hot choc, gingerbread men, and of course, chocolate, this goodie box is a wee treat for Christmas eve. To be honest, I don't feel that it has to be Christmas eve, it could be any time for me! An indulgent treat or a great gift for a chocoholic.

Buy the Wee Chocolate Co's Christmas Eve Goodie Box now on Etsy.

Christmas tree coffee stencil

Finish of that festive cup of coffee with a flourish. Made out of mylar 190, this reusable stencil will add a touch of cheer to your cappucinos. Or how about as a wee stocking stuffer gift for a coffee lover?

Buy the Alba Gifts Scotland's Xmas tree coffee stencil now on Etsy.

Specialist teas from Fancy a Brew?

For the tea lover's gift or the health conscious detox brew you need to get over all that Christmas food, why not check out Fancy a Brew's range of loose leaf tea blends?

Check out Fancy a Brew for a dazzling range of tea.


Winter warmers found right here in a country famed for its wind and rain. Well, where might need it more? Famed for its inclusive society, Scotland embraces food from different cultures and here's just a few fave picks from our foodie entrepreneurs!

Smoked BBQ Box Food Gift Set

I'm not going to lie, this one is making my mouth water just looking at it. Smoky rubs and seasonings will add the fire to your meats. And even if you're not a carnivore, you can still enjoy their delicious taste since they are all vegetarian and vegan! Allegedly smoked in the Highlands by a kilted Scot, these flavourings include rubs, chilli flakes and salts. As foodie Christmas gifts go, this one's a cracker.

Buy the Smoky Brae's Smoked BBQ spice gift set now on Etsy.

Ghost Chilli Hot Sauce Making Kit

If my last listing wasn't enough for you, and you like your food with a dose of pain, here's the ideal thing for you. Tis the ideal chilli lover's gift -- or someone you don't like that much. The Naga Bhut Jolokia (more commonly known as Ghost chilli) is one of the hottest chilli's in the world, rated at over a million on the Scoville scale of hotness. But don't let me discourage you. I will however, recommend getting a doctor's certificate before trying this!

Buy the Chilli Experience Hot Sauce Making Kit now on Etsy.

Whatever your taste, have a delicious Christmas time!

x Beth


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I love writing and making beautiful blogs. I'm a huge fan of vintage home style and handcrafted items, Scandinavian chic and gorgeous, functional furniture for my Scottish home, which is why I started this blog.


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