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Exciting Christmas Gifts: The 2018 Guide

Exciting Christmas Gifts - The 2018 Guide

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If you’re feeling stuck for ideas, we’ve got some suggestions that should inspire you. Whether you’re shopping for a fashionable friend or a relative who loves a dram, our Christmas gifts guide has everyone on your list covered. We’ve even got a few ideas to help you think beyond the retail giants and find unique and exciting gifts and everything you need to make the most of the Christmas party season!

MacGregor & MacDuff


MacGregor and MacDuff’s Exclusive Mist Tartan scarves make a wonderful luxury Christmas gift for someone special, or a winter warmer of a treat for yourself! Taking inspiration from the enigmatic mists that envelop our Scottish shores; these exceptional quality scarves are crafted from 100% Lambswool and presented in their exclusive Arran Mist, Lomond Mist, Silver Mist and Oban Mist tartans.

Looking for a Scottish gentleman’s accessory? Look no further than MacGregor and MacDuff’s lovely range of Dalvey products. The collection includes pocket watches and hip flasks which come in vibrant colours and unique designs. You can even personalise your Dalvey product by taking advantage of their engraving service, to make your Christmas gift extra special!

Any orders placed after Tuesday the 18th of December cannot be guaranteed delivery before Christmas. Also note that you will be contacted if your items require to be ordered from a supplier as this may affect delivery timescales. Engraved items have a 3 week timescale.

Tartan Mist Scarves

Dalvey pocket watch and hip flask

Harris Tweed wallets

Tempest Brewing Co


For the friend that loves their craft beer, you can’t go wrong with a gift set from from Tempest Brewing Co. This year’s range includes the Hop Lover’s Gift Set which comes with 3 of their popular IPAs, a Tempest Craft Master Glass, bottle opener and beer snack.

Are you planning a Christmas party? Tempest Brewing Co’s 5L mini kegs are bound to go down a treat! If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate the festive season, check out their Christmas Market themed Tap Session at their brewery in Galashiels on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December. They’ll be pouring a selection of beers, along with German street food and you can even get exclusive discount at their brewery shop.

Tempest Brewing Co are currently offering half price delivery when you spend over £50 and free delivery for orders over £100. Their final date for Christmas delivery is midnight on Wednesday 19th December and the last day for collection from the brewery is Monday 24th December.

Hop Lovers Gift Set

Mini Keg

Helles Gift Set

Earth Squared


Earth Squared have an abundance of beautifully crafted bags and accessories that are perfect for gifting this Christmas! With affordable prices, their entire collection is ethically produced in partnership with Fairtrade partners in Vietnam. You can give an Earth Squared gift knowing your purchase has direct benefits for the artisans who created them.

If you’re wanting to treat a friend to a stylish accessory, the Sophie bag is a great choice. Made from wool, with an elegant pintuck design, there are 4 classic colours to choose from. We also love their matching cotton hats and scarves which feature a timeless colour block design. Great for keeping cosy this winter!

Earth Squared’s last date for Christmas delivery is Wednesday 19th December. Keep an eye on their social media where they’ll be sharing festive ideas and competitions.




Celtic FC Official Store


If you have a Celtic FC fan in your life, they’ll no doubt be delighted with a gift from their official merchandise range. The Celtic Reindeer Christmas jumpers are great for wearing on Christmas day and can be enjoyed for many more festive seasons after.

DVDs are always great for watching over the Christmas holidays. Celtic FC fans will love “The Making of the Double Treble” DVD which includes behind the scenes footage of their Double Treble success.

Celtic FC Official Store’s last online order date for UK is 19th Dec for Standard shipping and 20th December for Express shipping.

Christmas jumper

Celtic FC DVD

Clover Hoody



Vivaldi is an independent ladies fashion boutique with a fabulous range of clothing, footwear and accessories. You will find stylish gifts for your friends and find the perfect Christmas party outfits too!

Sparkle your way to your party in a gorgeous velvet dress from B Young or a sheer top from Sandwich Clothing. All you need to add is a piece of jewellery and a handbag from Vivaldi’s collection and you’re good to go!

When you’re out and about doing your Christmas shopping, wrap up warm in a top or tunic from this season’s fabulous Fleece Collection by Lily & Me.

Vivaldi are offering free delivery on orders over £100 and free gift wrapping both online and in their boutique based in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Their final date for Christmas delivery is Tuesday 18th December.

B Young dress from Vivaldi

Sandwich top from Vivaldi

Lily and Me Angela Top Ornate Floral from Vivaldi

The Whisky Barrel


If you’re looking for the perfect bottle of whisky to gift someone special this Christmas, look no further than The Whisky Barrel. They have thousands of single malts and blended whiskies from around the world to choose from. Impress the scotch lover in your life with a bottle of Glenallachie 12 Year Old, or perhaps the award-winning Talisker 18 Year Old.

The Whisky Barrel also offer various exclusive bottlings, including Hampden 10 Year Old Jamaican Golden Rum. Look out for more exclusive bottlings from The Whisky Barrel in the coming months!

For that extra special touch, you can choose to have your bottle of choice beautifully gift wrapped. You can also send your whisky gift directly to your loved ones door, and include a personal message on the gift card.

All orders are shipped in their specialist glass packaging with full tracking to your door. Final Christmas order dates are Thursday 20th December for the UK, Tuesday 18th December for Europe and Wednesday 19th December for the US and the rest of the World.



For the interiors lover on your list, Acanthus has plenty of unique gift ideas. Based in Edinburgh’s vibrant Bruntsfield, the boutique stocks interiors sourced from a range of brands; many of which are European. Acanthus also have a shiny new website (designed by us!) where you’ll find beautiful homeware, candles, flowers and plants.

Why not treat them to a luxury scented candle from Parisian brand Nobilis? There are a few scents to choose from and they come packaged in a gorgeous box so you won’t have the struggle of wrapping a candle!

Acanthus also have a lovely selection of Christmas decorations. Children will love their cute little felt mice and raccoon decorations for hanging on the tree. You could pop one in their stocking or in the post so they not only get a sweet surprise, but their own special decoration they can enjoy each Christmas.

Nobilis candle

Felt mouse decoration

Alanna Jar

So there you have it, seven websites that should make your Christmas shopping a whole lot easier this year! Happy shopping!

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