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!
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Cross Borders' Tap Room in Eskbank is just 18 minutes from Edinburgh on the Borders Railway! Make sure to escape the Edinburgh crowds this Christmas and check it out.
Remember, you can try Cross Borders' award winning beers on our Beer Tours! Give the gift of beer this year with a ScotBeer Gift Card. Our gift cards are redeemable on all of our Beer Tours.
Here at ScotBeer Tours we love getting to know other fantastic Scottish businesses operating within the food and drink sector. As Christmas approaches, we thought it'd be a great idea to share some of the best food and drink gifts available this year!
1. Beer52 Beer Boxes
It's no secret that we love great craft beer, so naturally, Beer52's craft beer boxes are right up our street. Based in Edinburgh, Beer52 is a craft beer subscription service, sending their members regular boxes of new craft beers from around the world. This year, Beer52 have an awesome 12 Beers of Christmas Gift Box available. Featuring 12 beers, a snack and magazine, it's a great gift for the beer lover in your life! Check out their website to gift your craft beer box in time for Christmas: https://www.beer52.com/12beersofchristmas
2. Locavore Glasgow Gift Boxes
Locavore are a Glasgow based social enterprise that exist to build a more sustainable local food system which is better for our local economy, the environment and our communities. Their shop and cafe are well worth a visit and their regular subscription boxes will keep your fridge topped up with amazing fresh produce. This year, they have a number of fantastic Christmas gifts on offer too! From local, luxury hampers to vegetable and bouquet subscriptions, Locavore have a gift for everyone! You can order gifts online for delivery at their website: https://christmas.glasgowlocavore.org
3. Pickering's Gin Baubles
Scotland is in the midst of a gin revolution. We love beer, but we're also partial to a G&T every now and then. If there's a gin lover in your life, Pickering's, based at Summer Hall in Edinburgh have got the perfect gift idea for you. Gin in a Christmas bauble. That's right, a double measure of small batch, craft gin inside a festive bauble! Perfect for hanging on the tree of the lucky recipient or just drinking straight away, this is THE gift for the gin lover in your life! The baubles come in packs of six and are filled with 5cl of Pickering's Gin. They are available for online order here: pickeringsgin.com
4. Artisana Brownies In The Post
Imagine a world where you can have scrumptious, artisan brownies delivered to your door. That is exactly what Angus based Artisana Brownies offer. A chocolate brownie delivery service. If you're stuck for gift ideas for a sweet toothed loved one then look no further. This festive season, they have a special box of 6 large brownies available to pre-order ahead of the big day on December 25th. Brownies are made to order and delivered via first class post. Pre-order for Christmas right here: artisanabrownies.com
5. ScotBeer Gift Card
Looking for a unique gift for Christmas, birthday, or special occasion such as retirement or anniversary? Why not choose our top rated beer and brewery tours in Leith, Edinburgh and Glasgow? Select a gift card for any or our beer and brewery tours in Leith, Edinburgh or Glasgow and for the number of people or value of your choice. Our gift cards are valid for 12 months and can be delivered by post or emailed to yourself or the recipient for printing at home. Our friendly team of tour guides are waiting to give you a beer experience to remember! Check out our gift cards here: www.scot.beer/gifts
Scotland's food and drink industry is certainly alive and kicking. We're sure you and your gift's recipient will love their Scottish food and drink gift! If you are interested in finding out more about our ScotBeer Gift Cards, don't hesitate to get in touch with the team!