Ho ho ho, Christmas is near! And with that you might be looking for a little piece of Scotland to give to a loved one. This Scotland gift guide contains more than 30 ideas for great gifts with a wee bit of Scottish flair. There is something for everyone from the Outlander fan to the whisky lover, the Munro bagger and the bookworms. If you have Scotland fans among your loved ones, this is the only gift guide you’ll need this year!


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Whether you look for presents for your parents or siblings, your bestie or your third cousin, if they love Scotland, you can’t go wrong with a prezzie from this list.

This Scotland gift guide is brimming with stocking fillers, gifts to wrap and lay under the tree as well as presents you can easily order and ship them straight to the recipient.

You might even find a Christmas present for yourself – treat yourself with a gift from Scotland!

A word on the links in this post: As a small business owner I try to support other small businesses wherever possible and urge you to do the same for your Christmas shopping. That said, recommending products on Amazon is part of my income strategy (see my Disclaimer for more info) and thus I have decided to link to Scottish gifts on Amazon in this guide wherever it makes sense.

My Scotland Gift Guide for 2020

Scotland Wall Art

If you can’t travel to Scotland – and to be fair, very few lucky people were able to do so in 2020… – you have to bring Scotland to you. Or your home. 

I have hand-picked some of my favourite photos from my trips around Scotland and you can buy them to decorate your home with the spirit of Scotland. 

In my shop, you can find photo prints, wall art, tote bags, stationery, cushions and even shower curtains – all showing beautiful places all over Scotland!

Worldwide shipping is available. Shop here!

Scotland wall art photography print

Scottish Banter on a T-Shirt

My friend Gemma designs amazing t-shirts and hoodies with Scottish slogans (banter) and beautiful pictures from all over Scotland. My personal favourite is the “Guid Vibes” t-shirt which outs me as unapologetically Scottish wherever I go.

All garments are made from organic cotton with low waste printing technology in a wind-powered factory. Shopping with a clear consciousness!

You can shop the whole collection in their online shop. Shop here.

Guid Vibes tshirt Scotland gifts

Candles that smell like Scotland

Inspired by her travels around Scotland, my friend Kay has recently launched a series of scented candles that smell just like Scotland.

The four scents are Springtime in Edinburgh (cherry blossom), Summer in the Outer Hebrides (sea salt + coconut), Autumn in Perthshire (burns orange) and Winter in the Highlands (whisky + honey).

The candles are 100% natural soy wax and hand-poured in the Outer Hebrides by Sandwick Bay Candles. Shop here.

Scotland candles Dreaming of Scotland

A Scotland Puzzle 

One positive thing to come out of this year’s lockdown restrictions is that jigsaw puzzles are coming back big-time – I couldn’t write a Scotland gift guide without at least one puzzle on it!

The Jigsaw of Scotland comes with a picture atlas explaining some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, attractions and wildlife.

Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Also available in Waterstones.

 

Scottish Silk Scarfs

Aberdeen-based textile designer Mimi Hammill has launched a new collection called “Memory Square”. 

It consists of three beautiful silk scarves, each celebrating an iconic Aberdeen landmark: Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Duthie Park and the Bon Accord Baths. 

The luxury silk scarfs are designed in Aberdeen, printed and hemmed in England. Shop here.

Aberdeen silk scarf by Mimi Hammill

Artisan Soaps by Made in the Glen

I recently came across the sustainable brand Made in the Glen from Inverness. Among others, they produce the most delicious artisan soaps and shampoo bars

My favourite: the exfoliating soap bar which smells of sweet orange and cinnamon leaf. 

Unlike so many other sustainable soap brands, their soaps are not wrapped in plastic, but available in zero-waste packaging.

Worldwide shipping available. Shop here.

Scotland Scratch Maps

Love a scratch map to keep track of your travels? Get a Scottish Island Bagging or Munro Bagging scratch map.

Scottish Island Bagging Scratch Map – Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Munro Bagging Scratch map – Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

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Gifts for Outlander Fans

Outlander is going nowhere! Here are some great gifts for anyone who loves Outlander:

A Tartan Poncho

Nothing says Outlander like a pretty tartan shawl or a tartan poncho. Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Brooches

Use a brooch to pin your tartan shawl. Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Custom Tartan Design

Did you know that you could design your very own tartan? 

Housten Kiltmakers has a tartan design and weaving service, where they help you design and register your own personal tartan and then, of course, weave some tartan clothing for you. Shop here.

Outlander DVD Boxset

Get season 1-5 on DVD for a binge-worthy Christmas! Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

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Photo via Starz

Outlander Books by Diana Gabaldon

Go oldschool and give the books that inspired the hit TV-show. Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Outlander Colouring Book

Destress and channel your creativity with a colouring book inspired by Outlander. Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Outlander Cookbook

An immersive cookbook inspired by Scotland’s past and full of delicious Scottish recipes to try at home.

Edition 1: Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Edition 2: Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

 

Art from Scotland

Apart from my own photo prints which are available framed and unframed, or as wall art on canvas, wood and metal, why not look into giving some Scottish artworks?

My favourite place to buy Scottish home decor is Etsy. You won’t believe how many Scottish artists sell their beautiful designs there.

Home Decor from East End Press

Glasgow-based artist Ellie from East End Press screen prints her beautiful nature-inspired designs onto any material she can get her hands on: pillowcases, throws, tablecloths, wall decoration, mugs, posters, coin purses – you name it! 

I love her art prints, but also the Christmas baubles and other home decor ideas. Shop here.

Nebo Peklo

I love having maps of my favourite cities on my walls. You too? Then check out the colourful map prints by Nebo Peklo, a Glasgow-based design brand. Shop here.

A Line in the Sky

Lovely illustrations by Aviemore-based Rebecca Rankine, inspired by the Scottish mountains. Shop here.

Munro to Moray

Beautiful mountain and nature-inspired illustrations by Natalie Briggs. Shop here.

Diedododa

Quirky and colourful – I love the prints by diedododa, especially the Edinburgh skyline from Calton Hill and the colourful houses on Victoria Street. Shop here.

 

Scottish Jewellery

Jewellery is a classic Christmas present for a special person in your life, and you will find many jewellery makers in Scotland! Here are some of my favourites:

Red Houss Shetland

Mike Finnie from Red Houss Shetland is a Shetland-based architect, painter and jewellery maker. When I visited Shetland I did a jewellery workshop with him and fell in love with his designs which he makes from silver, pottery and sea glass from local beaches and Fair Isle designs! Shop here.

Bonnie Bling

Glasgow-based Mhairi Mackenzie aka. Bonnie Bling turns Scottish and Glaswegian slang into jewellery. My favourites are the necklaces, but her Nasty Woman pins are pretty awesome too. Shop here

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Fuck the Tories

Whether you live in the US or the UK, if you hate Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, you’ll loke the bold jewellery by Fuck the Tories. Shop here.

 

Gifts for Munro Baggers

Adopt an Acre

Adopt an Acre on one of four Scottish mountains (Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Blà Bheinn on Skye, or Ladhar Bheinn in Knoydart) and make sure that these wild mountain landscapes will be protected for the future. 

Your gift includes an adoption certificate, an information leaflet about your mountain and a letter of adoption. Shop here.

A Munro on a T-Shirt

Get the outline of your favourite Scottish mountain on a high-quality hiking t-shirt. Small business Birdie makes this a reality! Shop here (just send a message).

A woman standing in the Scottish Highlands

A Trakke Backpack

One of my favourite Glasgow-based design brands, Trakke makes incredibly beautiful, but also functional bags for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 

Their classic design, the Bannoch Backpack, would look great underneath your Christmas tree. Shop here.

For more useful Christmas gifts for travellers check out this list of gift ideas.

Outdoorsy Stocking Fillers

The right equipment can make or break a great trip to the Scottish Highlands. Here are some stocking fillers for enjoyable outdoor adventures in Scotland:

Hand Warmers to stay warm – Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Waterproof Map Case – Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Filtration Water Bottle – Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Waterproof Hiking Journal – Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Munro Bagging Scratch Map

Got a Munro bagger in your family? Get them a scratch map to keep track of their progress in the Scottish Highlands.

Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Adventure Books from Scotland

What’s the point of a coffee table book, if it doesn’t inspire you for your next adventure?

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collage of 10 book covers of scottish adventure books

Gifts for people with an upcoming Scotland trip

Do you know someone who’s planning a trip to Scotland (as) soon (as possible)? Help them make it even more unique!

Scotland Itinerary Planning

I love helping people to plan a 100% personal trip to Scotland. From putting together a custom itinerary, finding hidden gems and answering practical questions. I’ll make sure you are all set for a trip to Scotland.

Get in touch to book a slot for your friends. More info here.

Photography Tour Voucher

Got a happy snapper in your life? Give the gift of photography and get a voucher for a unique photography tour in Scotland.

Vouchers are available for all half- and full-day photo experiences with Photo Walk Scotland. Just get in touch with them here!

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street art in Dundee

 

Gifts for Whisky Lovers

Whisky oresents are a must in my Scotland gift guide.

Whisky

Get your hands on a bottle of single malt whisky from Scotland. Duh!

Whisky Chilling Rocks

If your family and friends like their whisky chilled, save them the faux-pas of adding ice cubes (…) – and get them reusable whisky chilling rocks. Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

A Hipflask

Every whisky lover needs a hip flask to have their favourite dram of whisky nearby at all times. Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Whisky Art

This cute art print for whisky lovers. Shop on Etsy.

Books about Whisky

For the whisky lover who wants to learn more about whisky while enjoying a dram:

 

Gifts for Foodies

A Nessie Ladle

The Loch Ness monster is real – and it loves ladling soup!

Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Nessie Tea Infuser

Same concept – different liquid.

Shop Amazon US / Shop Amazon UK

Scottish Food Hamper

Food of Scotland sells hampers filled with delicious treats and goodies from Scotland. Worldwide delivery available. Shop here.

As you can see in this Scotland gift guide, there is a Scottish gift for everyone. Now is the perfect time to get your Christmas shopping done to ensure on-time delivery! 

Which one would you like to see underneath your Christmas tree?

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10 thoughts on “45 Christmas Gifts from Scotland – Scotland Gift Guide 2020

  1. This Epic World says:

    OOOO I would love to design my own tartan! That’s so cool. Never knew I could do that in Scotland. I think I’ll end up gifting myself some of these. Nor would I mind some Scottish whisky 😛

  2. Kristin says:

    LOVE these ideas! I just scrolled through a bunch of Outlander items on Etsy after reading your post and some of the coffee mugs made me laugh out loud! One of them said, “Classy, sassy, and a bit sassenachy!” Haha! Thanks for the suggestions!

  3. Victoria says:

    love all of these ideas! I did a semester in Glasgow so I definitely need a print of the city for my wall! That adopt an acre idea is SO COOL – I have to add that to all future Christmas and birthday lists!

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