We're into the final stretch of the year and thoughts have turned to Christmas. If you live abroad and tend to travel for Christmas each year, this requires some extra planning (especially when it comes to gift giving). We've put together a list of 'suitcase friendly' gifts to make sure you're not left with the last minute panic of trying to cram all your presents into a suitcase.
An item of clothing can make the perfect gift for a friend or family member. With so many boutique and independent clothing brands popping up all over the world, you're sure to be able to find something nice, yet practical. Here at ScotBeer, we love the outdoors and over the past couple of years, a number of clothing start ups have emerged inspired by the Scottish outdoors. We particularly like Lake and Loch's stylish and contemporary accessories!
Jewellery has the unique ability to convey meaning and thoughtfulness all in one neat package. Giving the gift of jewellery also presents the opportunity to support a local maker or small business. In Scotland, we're lucky to be surrounded by quality artisan jewellers and it's likely you can find one near you too! We love Ortak of Orkney's island inspired pieces as well as Rosie Brown's contemporary gifts. This Christmas, make a little room in your suitcase and surprise a loved one with a special piece of handmade jewellery.
If you're travelling, suitcase space is often at a premium, so gift cards are an amazing option. Companies all over the world sell gift cards, but this year, we particularly love gift cards that give the recipient a new experience. Here at ScotBeer, we love welcoming new people on to our beer tours, so we offer our own gift card. Gift cards are redeemable on any of our tours and give the recipient a beer experience to remember! They are perfect the perfect gift for an individual or a group that may be looking for an experience to share together!
Wherever you are off to this Christmas, we hope you have a fantastic time and aren't bogged down by the stresses of trying to find gifts that fit in your case. If you think one of our gift cards may be the perfect gift for your loved one, don't hesitate to get in touch and find out more!