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Traditional Scottish Themed Gifts
Great Scottish Gift Ideas
It's different, but I have had great success in giving Scottish Themed Gifts to friends and family. Unique Scottish gifts are always a talking point. Always brings a smile. Always appreciated. Perhaps you have visited on holiday? Perhaps you have Scottish heritage? Perhaps you simply like the appeal of Scottish themed gifts? There is no shortage of quality crafted items made by traditional methods. Buy from a reputable trader and you will be pleased to be assured that the gift you are giving is unique and original in idea.
Become A Scottish Laird or Lady
You really can become a Laird or a Lady with this gift. I received one from my husband as a gift and I have the Title of "Lady" and a small square of land in Scotland I could visit. I should insist my husband calls me 'Lady Cara' all the time.
How pleased would you or your friends be if they received their own Title and their little piece of Scotland.
A wonderful gift for birthday or unique present for that special couple.
So many different ideas - This is a Traditional Scottish Hip Flask
For carrying a small drink. Traditionally whisky, of course.
Hip flasks were originally made from sterling silver or pewter. In modern times they tend to be made from stainless steel.
Traditionally a hip flask fell under the domain of the gentry. These days they are often given to groomsmen as presents. I know my father-in-law enjoys a dram when he's out walking on the hills, for medicinal purposes only he tells me.
Hip flasks can be used to store whatever tipple takes your fancy. Whisky for warming up your coffee perhaps. An ideal size for putting into your sporran or jacket pocket.
Want to impress someone with a totally genuine Scottish gift, then you could do no better than a Quaich. Quaich is a gaelic word for cup. A fantastic representation of the traditional two handled drinking cup. Used for formal toasting (ie Burns Night) or reliving a casual authentic scottish feel.
Of course, many Quaichs are decorated in gaelic style carving and make a brilliant collectors item too.Great gift idea for a wedding present, christening gift or that special birthday.
Get some inspiration for Scottish Quaich ideas and designs
Designs could be Celtic or contemporary. There are even crystal Quaichs
There is nothing quite as quintessential as the traditional Scottish Kilt Pin. Not only a practical element of any kilt wearer, but also a brilliant keep-sake or collectors item. My family possess several different designs and depending on the occasion can suit any taste. Not too expensive either for that 'different' gift.
The kilt pin is traditionally worn on the lower corner of the outside part of your kilt. This is to weight the kilt down and save the front apron blowing up in wind. The kilt pin is not used to join the lower and upper parts of the kilt.
Here are some fantastic ideas for Scottish kit pin suggestions
Not only practical Scottish atire, but also great authentic gifts.
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Shortbread is a crumbly sweet biscuit, easy to bake and enjoyed by many. It is traditionally eaten at Hogmany (Scottish New Year), although in most households it is eaten all year around.
If you haven't time to make your own shorbread, try some of the shortbreads below as a shortcut, they taste just as nice. You can buy shortbreads fingers or shortbread rounds.
Whisky or Whiskey?
Did you know......
It's Scottish Whisky! (derived from the Gaelic word uisce|uisge meaning water).
It's Irish Whiskey!
Other nations do produce a form of whisky/whiskey.... but..... it's the water that makes the 'experience' and it's the Scottish or Irish water that will always win.
How about investing in a bottle of whisky!
Now this is a good idea!
There are many places on the web to buy whisky, so why not order a specific bottle with that special year on the label.
We have done this several times as special gifts for friends, particularly different for a wedding gift or to mark a special occasion like a 21st birthday, a retirement gift or perhaps a milestone anniversary. Yes! It can be a good investment too. Distilleries bring out special editions or perhaps a famous distillery has closed and the remaining bonded stock rockets in value.
Perhaps a specific distillery shares your family name!
We have done this for our children. Just hope it's taken for the special purpose in the years to come and not gobbled as just another drink.
A wee dram to wind down in the evening. Goes wonderfully well with a piece of shorbread. Remember different whiskies have different tastes so you may have to try several to find a favourite.
Scottish Whisky, has to be distilled in Scotland by law for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks. A Single Malt will usually be 8 year, 12 year or more in casks before being bottled. Whisky only matures in the cask, not once bottled.
Always drink responsibly.
As you may be aware, whisky from different areas of Scotland vary enormously in taste. My husband rather likes a single malt scotch whisky such as a Glenfiddich. Single malt scotch whisky has to be made exclusively from malted barley, it has to be distilled using a pot still, and must be left to age for at least three years in oak casks. Many of the better scotch whiskies are left to mature for a lot more than 3 years.The size of the oak casks must not exceed a capacity of 700 litres.
Like the idea of playing the bagpipes?
When played well, the bagpipes are a beautiful instrument to listen to. And nothing gets the blood stirred like the sounds of the mass pipes and drums playing traditional tunes.
However, to start that life-long opportunity, it best to learn on the pre-bagpipe training instrument, the traditional Scottish Chanter. A beautiful instrument in its own right.
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