Chocolate and Christmas go together hand in hand – it’s a no brainer for me. We love chocolate in the UK, in fact it’s estimated that we eat almost 670,000 tonnes of chocolate a year, that’s around 11kg per person! And at Christmas in 2017, 1 in 5 people say they had chocolate for breakfast – my kind of people, I must say!
Giving chocolate at Christmas is a guaranteed way into the good books of your friends and family, but with so many choices, where do you start? Giving chocolate, at any time of year, can be a simple gesture or an extravagant gift, and although there countless options for you to choose from, here is a wee look at what we have available this season at Chocolates of Glenshiel.
Pop the kettle on and have a wee read through our Winter Warmers Christmas Gift Guide and let us know how you get on this Christmas!
There is nothing lovelier than remembering you have a wee chocolate to have every day, either with your breakfast or later on in the day. With our Advent Calendars, we have 24 individual chocolates in all of our different flavours. These are also a fun way of sampling some of our chocolates, including the classics that we all love and also some that you’ve not tried before and get a chance to explore new flavour combinations that you could fall in love with. Our advent calendars are £26 and are available NOW – so make sure you get them in time for 1st December!
Our brand new Winter Selection is the perfect festive gift to give someone a taste of Christmas. The new range includes: Scots Pine; Salted Caramel and Pecan; Orange; Arran Gold; and Raasay Gin and Cranberry. With the new range, you can find something for everyone, with 15 chocolates, it’s good enough to share – or keep for yourself, we won’t tell anyone! Order yours today for £18!
Settle in for the night with our beautiful whisky range, featuring Talisker, Glenlivet, Jura, Drambuie and Aberlour whiskys. The whisky selection is a popular option for gifts, especially the Big Box with 45 chocolates! Perfect for the whisky lovers in your life, for £39 for the Big Box or £16 for the standard size.
If they’d rather a gin to a whisky, the Gin Selection is a beautiful white chocolate indulgence. The selection has Elderflower Gin, made with Rock Rose Gin from Thurso and local elderflower; Rhubarb and Ginger Gin, made with Edinburgh Gin; Gin & Lemon, made with Misty Isle Gin from the Isle of Skye; Passionfruit Gin, made with Caorunn Gin from the Cairngorms; and Harris Gin, made with Gin from the Isle of Harris. These boxes also come in the Big Box size for £39 and the standard size for £16.
STOCKING FILLERS AND SECRET SANTA
For all of our selections, Whisky, Gin, Classic and Local Selections, we have wee versions of them all for a smaller bitesize treat. Our wee boxes have 6 chocolates from each selection, for only £8. We have also created a wee box with our best seller chocolate – a whole box of salted caramel! These would be a lovely addition to a stocking, as part of a hamper or as part of a Secret Santa gift!
The bars at Chocolates of Glenshiel are beautifully shaped like a mountain range and are enclosed in a bespoke box to hold them, giving them a feeling of decadence. Our flavours are Dark Chocolate and Haggis Spice, White Chocolate and Raspberry, Dark Chocolate and Skye Sea Salt, Milk Chocolate and Highland Roast Coffee. We are launching 2 brand new flavours this season - Salted Caramel and Hazelnut, and Scottish Tablet and Milk Chocolate! The bars are £5, which is perfectly within the Secret Santa price range, and are the perfect size to slip in a stocking. Or why not buy 4 bars for the price of 3 and give one to the whole family!
Getting into the Christmas spirit this year might be a little different for everyone and the importance of sending love and encouragement have never been more important. If you fancy sending someone a kind word, we have a range of cards from a fellow small business, designed to cheer someone up and accompany a little chocolatey treat! We can handwrite the card with the message you want and send it alongside your chocolatey gift. These cards are £2.50 and available for orders of more than one bar or orders totalling £20 or more.
If you fancy making your gift special, for £3, we can gift wrap your order with brown paper, festive ribbons and a tag.
GIFTS FROM OUR FELLOW FRIENDLY SMALL SCOTTISH BUSINESSES
Ceramic Tree Decorations from Frog and Gnome, £5 or 4 for £18
These personalisable rustic designs have real charm, make lovely gifts and are the perfect addition to your Christmas tree.
Pure Sea Salt Crystals from Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company, £4.99 - £6.99
This awarding winning sea salt can be used in everyday cooking or sprinkled on food as it is served. We use this salt in a lot of our chocolates and bars, it is really tasty 😋
Gin Crackers from Rock Rose Distillery, £5
These crackers are a fab addition to your table, each cracker contains a miniature of our Original Edition Rock Rose gin
Scented Candle by Isle of Raasay Distillery, £19
Charcuterie Gift bag from Great Glen Charcuterie, £25
These gorgeous hessian gift bags come with 6 different components and a recipe booklet to make the perfect charcuterie board
Highland Roast from Inverness Coffee Roasting Company, £6 - £24
Premium coffee is grown at high altitude and our signature roast is the Highland Roast, so named because it is grown in High Lands and then roasted in the Highlands.
When you give a gift from Chocolates of Glenshiel, the recipient gets a taste of the Highlands with a feeling of luxury and decadence. If there is anything on the list here that you fancy finding out more about, have a wee look at the information on the website, Instagram, Facebook or get in touch with us! We love talking to people about what we have to offer, so don’t be shy!
Let us know how you get on with your Christmas shopping - I suppose I need to get started now!