With Christmas fast approaching, we’re starting to get organised for the big day ahead. The festive season can be more than a wee bit hectic – between several Christmas nights out, making sure the dinner is sorted and the decorations are all up – there’s lots to get done before you start taking shopping for presents into account!
There are few better feelings than finding that present that's just right for that certain someone. To try and help you find the perfect gifts this year, we’ve put together a wee list of some of our favourite food, drink and bits and bobs from around the country. Have a look!
What to Give to Someone with a Sweet Tooth
Wow Factor: Chocolates of Glenshiel Salted Caramel Hamper £35
With a box of 15 of our brand-new Salted Caramel Selection chocolates, two chocolate bars and a 75g tub of the delicious Isle of Skye Sea Salt, this hamper is the ideal indulgent gift for the sweet-toothed among us this year. Also available in Gin and Whisky, these hampers are great value at only £35!
Something Different: Heather Hills Scottish Honey Gift Selection £12.99
Heather Hills farm have been carefully and sustainably producing their delicious honey in Perthshire and Deeside since 1945. We’ve been using the award-winning Heather Hills honey in our chocolates for years and still marvel at its quality. This set of Heather, Heather & Whisky and Blossom Honey is the perfect way to give someone a wee taste!
A Wee Stocking Filler: Chocolates of Glenshiel Chocolate Bar Gift Set £16
With six flavours and a mixture of dark, milk and white chocolate to choose from, a Chocolates of Glenshiel Bar Gift Set is always a very welcome stocking filler. Just make sure not to leave the stocking hanging on the fireplace for too long!
What to Give a Whisky Lover
We've sampled lots of Scotland's whiskies when creating our whisky chocolates so feel we can speak with some authority on the matter!
Matured in ex-rye whiskey casks and finished in a combination of ex-Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry quarter casks, this special release whisky from the Isle of Raasay boasts hints of peppery spice, almond, nuts and sweet fruit. If you’re looking for something extra-special for the dram-enthusiast in your life – look no further!
Something Different: Chocolates of Glenshiel Whisky Selection £16
Our Whisky Selection contains a mixture of milk and dark chocolates carefully crafted using five of our favourite Scottish whiskies: Talisker 10yr, Drambuie, Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, Jura and Aberlour. This selection is truly delicious and packs a real punch!
A Wee Stocking Filler: Talisker Miniature Gift Pack £15.95
Set on Loch Harport, Talisker is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye producing some of the finest, full-bodied single malt. This wee tasting pack is perfect for either someone who hasn’t tried their whisky before or a long-time lover of it.
What To Give a Gin Lover
Wow Factor: The Harris Serve Gift Set £70
Sustainably sourced sugar kelp seaweed - foraged from the lochs surrounding the distillery – is the star of the beloved Harris Gin, creating a distinctive and delicious taste experience. However, Harris Gin has a secondary selling point – its beautiful bottle. The Isle of Harris Distillery are offering us the chance to drink every gin from this gorgeous design with their Harris Serve Gift Set, containing a full-sized bottle of their outstanding gin as well as two beautiful Harris gin glasses modelled on their iconic bottle.
Something Different: Dunnet Bay Distiller’s Winter Spiced Negroni £25
Using their Rock Rose Gin, Campari, Vermouth and a wonderful mixture of winter spices, Dunnet Bay Distillers have created this mouth-watering negroni. Available in a beautiful 500ml bottle, this would make a lovely gift for your favourite adventurous gin drinker.
A Wee Stocking Filler: Chocolates of Glenshiel Wee Scottish Gin Selection £8
Our award-winning Wee Gin Selections are a great way to add a wee extra to a gift without ramping up the cost. These white chocolates contain Edinburgh, Misty Isle and Harris gins and at only £8 with free delivery these are certain to put a smile on their face!
(wee boxes also available in Classic, Local, Whisky and Salted Caramel Selections)
How to Wrap it Up
We have a lovely range of festive cards with both Christmassy and chocolatey designs. We can send them to you blank or handwrite them and send them directly to your recipient. Simply write your message in the gift-message box.
We also offer gift-wrapping on all of our chocolates for only £3! We use wrapping paper inspired by the Glencoe landscape designed in Onich with ribbons for a festive finish. Our cards and gift-wrapping can be found in the 'add-on items' section of our shop.
If you’re looking for some beautiful, uniquely Scottish wrapping for your presents this year, we really recommend having a look at Discover and Draw’s range.
Our Favourite Gift Shops
If you're still on the look-out for some presents, here are just a few of our favourite Scottish gift shops selling some of the loveliest decorations, accessories, gifts and treats!