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Make Your Mom A Lady Of A Real Scottish Castle For Mothers Day

Updated on February 23, 2014

This Is Quite Possibly The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift

It's always a struggle to find gifts for my mom. A few years ago I purchased this for her and I still haven't been able to top it.

I live in Scotland and my mother lives in Rhode Island USA. She really got a kick out of this present. Unfortunately, the last time she arrived for a visit I had just given birth two days before so I wasn't up for a ride into the highlands to visit the castle however, the next time she comes visiting the castle is totally on our to do list!

The gift comes in a sturdy tin and contains paperwork and instructions to register on a website to claim the square foot plot of land. It is important to note that this is a novelty gift and it's not the flashiest thing ever but it rates pretty high on the neato scale and you'll know yourself if it's something that would make your mom go "oooOOOooOh".

I think the "Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box" is really one of the most unique gifts I've ever come across. It works particularly well for Mother's Day but you could really purchase it for any occasion and it can be given as a gift for men as well.

What Are The Key Perks Of Purchasing This Gift?

After mom registers her gift she is a Scottish landowner!

Mom can officially call herself a Lady of Dunans Castle

Mom gets an official email address E.g. hername@ladyofdunans.com

If Mom ever travels to the Scottish highlands she is entitled to a personal tour of the castle where she will be shown the square foot plot of land on the grounds that she is in ownership of.

Free access to local attractions

Your purchase helps fund the restoration of Dunans castle

One Little Box Full Of Awesomeness

Gift Republic: Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box
Gift Republic: Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box

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Dunans Castle

What Do You Think About Purchasing This As A Gift?

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      natluna79 4 years ago

      This is a really neat idea! My grandmother is always telling everyone not to buy her any gifts because she has all she needs... But besides that I wish I could give her something special and I think this would be the perfect give for her because she deserves all royalties.

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      skhdesigns lm 4 years ago

      @skhdesigns lm: Bought it for mom for Mother's Day! She has already opened it too. LOVED IT!!!!! Now she is trying to figure out how to save enough money to fly over and see her "land". lol. Thanks so much for this idea!

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      It is a really cool gift for just about anybody even a kid would love it.

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      @Rangoon House: It's absolutely not restricted to mother's :)

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      Wow! Lots of Campbells have visited you here, including me! This is the best gift. I hope it isn't restricted to mothers!

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      DeeDeeGee LM 4 years ago

      Pretty cool. My family was marginally from Scotland and I never know what to buy my sister, who has everything, as a present. Definitely going to look into this.

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      @DebMartin: My grandmother is a Campbell, there are two castles associated with the clan, one is a ruin and the other I haven't been to. The ruin is wonderful to visit, I've been a few times :)

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Well, that's pretty cool. My mom is a Campbell. I'd have to do some research to see if she'd appreciate belong to Dunans Castle. I know there was quite a bit of clan conflict. ;-)

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      This is really unique. Congratulations on your LoTD.

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      TheRugman 4 years ago

      Great idea! Both my parents are from Scotland so this would be cool!

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      Glenn McCarthy 4 years ago

      What a clever idea!

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      Mary Collings 4 years ago from Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland

      Great gift! I bought a similar one for my husband a few years back. He got a square foot of land and is able to call himself Laird. Not long after that, we relocated from England to the Outer Hebrides and we have our own croft - so now he really is a crofter...registered with the Crofters Commission...but you don't get any certificate with that. What pity! Still, living here makes up for the lack of paperwork. I hope your Mom gets to visit her castle!

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      What a fantastic gift idea! Plus it helps to restore and maintain a cultural treasure - super! Congrats on the LotD too!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      A very cool gift. Of course, even better yet, include a ticket for travel to the castle. I would want to see my tiny plot of land and to visit the castle in person. Now that would be unforgettable and truly spectacular. Congrats on LotD!

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      jura 4 years ago

      Very interesting concept for a gift , great lens .

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This may be the coolest Mother's Day gift I've ever heard of.

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      fotolady49 lm 4 years ago

      What fun and nice tribute lens for MOMS! Also what a unique gift idea to become an owner of a parcel of land in Scotland! Congrats on LOTD!

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      inspirationalmo 4 years ago

      I would have never thought of this as a gift idea. Thinking outside the box! Love it.

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      Lacy 4 years ago from Chenault

      This would be a wonderful gift for the mom who's always wanted to be a bit of royalty (or acted as such!)

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      TopChristmasToysGifts 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! What a great novel idea for a mothers day gift.

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      Fart Pickins 4 years ago

      I think this is a super cool gift! What a great way to get someone interested enough in a place they have never visited before but would like to.

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      Bill 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      What an interesting idea. Very unique! Congrats on LOTD. Well done. :-)

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a fun and unique idea :D

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      aaaccidentattorneys 4 years ago

      Beautiful castle! I hope your mother moves out there soon.

      Just out of curiosity what's the tax range for such property?

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      ConsumerProductAlly 4 years ago

      Nice Lens!

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      Underrated 4 years ago

      Great lens. Deservedly lens of the day

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      DoctorOrEngineer 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this excellent gift idea! I will definitely purchase this for my mom, and while I doubt she will actually visit the castle, I'm sure she'll love her new e-mail address.

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      RitaAnne 4 years ago

      What a great gift to let moms feel like a true queen by owning her own castle. It's awesome! :)

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I think my grandmother would have gotten a hoot over this gift. She would have had a blast bragging about it to everyone, and then sharing a good laugh.

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      You have a great imagination. Congratulations good job and great lens. My mother is in her castle in heaven :)

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      Mellithorpe 4 years ago

      And I forgot to congratulate you for LOTD.

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      Mellithorpe 4 years ago

      Totally love this idea.

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      pretty cool!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Very cool and congrats on lotd ;)

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      MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      Awesome gift! I would love it. My mother not so much. I love anything Scottish or English.

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      ConnieGreen LM 4 years ago

      very unique idea - thanks for sharing!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Since I love castles I would also love the gift of being a Lady of Dunans Castle in Scotland as a Mother's Day gift.

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      KyraB 4 years ago

      What a fun and really cool idea! Congratulations on Lotd :)

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      Perrin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      What a wonderful idea!! I love it. Given our Scottish ancestry, I think my mom would love it, too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love it! Trust the Scots to come up with the idea. I am Scottish by the way!

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      KateH2 4 years ago

      These are very popular and we sell lots of these especially as Mothers and Father's Day gifts! :). Congrats for LoTD

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      PiccadillyPunkin 4 years ago

      Really interesting idea...

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      @delia-delia: ooooh fancy :) and thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not into castles but it is still a very cool lens. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      BowWowBear 4 years ago

      Fun Gift! Good quick information in a well presented fashion. Thanks for sharing!

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing! Congrats on LOTD

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      CommanderNicole 4 years ago

      Coolness

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Nice lens and great gift idea...I'd have to forgo the title of Lady ;-) since I already have a real one (Baroness)

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      What a great idea. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hey, great idea. thank you .

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Ha ha ha! I like this idea! The fun thing about this gift is that you get the title with the land. What a riot. Thanks for the great idea, and congratulations on LOTD!

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      That is definitely a cool gift! Congratulations on LOTD! :)

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I love this idea. What a great gift for your mom! Congratulations on LotD!

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      @miller83: I love that he has put it on business cards!

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      miller83 4 years ago

      This is a great gift and I bought this for my brother last Christmas. He is now a Laird of Dunans and has even put it on his business cards. :) Well done of LOTD.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A very simple lens with loads of citation, lotd and purple star. congratulations, you deserve it.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      What a unique, very cool gift! Can't wait to see a follow-up that includes your mom's visit. I can only imagine how excited she was to become an official Lady! Congratulations on a most unique Lens of the Day!

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      Oh I think my mother would love this....and I as well. My grandmother, my mother's Mom, immigrated from Scotland as a child along with the family. I miss all the accents as they have passed on now, but can still hear them "in my mind". Wonderful simple and sweet page, and I hope you have a happy Mother's day as well. Congrats on the LOTD.

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      bannerbuzzuk 4 years ago

      this is a cool idea... love it

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      katiecolette 4 years ago

      Very cool. Love the idea! I think the tour of the castle alone would be worth the $25, and then you get the ownership and the title. What a unique gift :)

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      willoconner 4 years ago

      This is really cool n congrats as your lens was selected as Lens Of The Day

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      What a clever gift idea! My mom is no longer with us; however, I'm sure she'd get a kick out of this (as long as I coupled it with a real getaway for a weekend!) :) Congratulations on Lens of the Day! :)

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      chi kung 4 years ago

      I want to be the lady of Dunans too :)

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      skhdesigns lm 4 years ago

      Well, I think I know what I am getting mom!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Congratulations of receiving the Lens of the Day!

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      Sarah Switalski 4 years ago from Iowa

      This is a cool idea! I want to be a Lady of Dunas! :) Congrat on LotD!

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      @aka-rms: Thank you for the feature :)

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      Robin S 4 years ago from USA

      Congratulations, this lens was selected as Lens of the Day today. You can read more about it at SquidooHQ: http://hq.squidoo.com/lotd/lens-of-the-day-make-yo...

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      Stuwaha 4 years ago

      @Jogalog: I got my husband the moon one years ago :)

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I think it's a lovely gift for your mother. I've heard to similar purchases of a plot of land on the moon but then you can't visit it and it really is just the fun of saying you own the moon! I hope you enjoy your trip there next time your mother visits.

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I think this is an interesting gift idea and perhaps I should sell my farm a square foot at a time too? We need more money to be able to upkeep it and the horses properly.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Looks like a great place to visit but I couldn't afford to live here.

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      renstar lm 4 years ago

      Great lens, This is a great idea thanks

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      Two Crafty Paws 4 years ago

      I love this! I have been considering making my partner Laird of Dunas castle for some time now (the word Laird is just too funny), but giving this to my mother sounds even better... Lady Vida... Sounds promising.