Essential Scottish Gifts for Christmas


Discover excellent Scottish gift ideas, all available to order just in time for the fast-approaching festive season.

Featuring nostalgic books, great fitba’ reads, delicious shortbread, and more, we start with a title exploring Scotland’s ancient mysteries and urban legends!

Legendary Scotland – Myths, Folklore and Unexplained Events

 

The latest release from The Scots Magazine, Legendary Scotland digs deep into archives dating all the way back to 1739.

Throughout, readers will discover some of the strangest tales in Scottish history, taking a journey through Celtic mythology and local folklore.

Strange tales to look out for include Morag, said to be the Loch Ness monster’s cousin, and Ballechin House, at one time the most haunted house in Scotland!

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The Scots Magazine Calendar 2022

The Scots Magazine Calendar 2022

The Scots Magazine Calendar 2022 (Supplied).

The Scots Magazine Calendar 2022 charts scenic Scotland through the seasons with the help of some fabulous photographs.

Ranging from Ayrshire and Argyll to the scenic Scottish islands, this is an essential gift for fans of The Scots Magazine and Scotland alike.

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Outlander Country Calendar 2022

Outlander Country Calendar 2022

Outlander Country Calendar 2022 (Supplied).

A must for “Outlander” fans around the world, the latest calendar shows off stunning locations that were the inspiration behind the global phenomenon.

Packed with dramatic landscapes and iconic landmarks Scotland is famous for, admire the country throughout the year with this must-have calendar.

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Outlander Country – Myths, Legends and Locations

Outlander Country – Myths, Legends and Locations

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Outlander Country – Myths, Legends and Locations is the unofficial guide to the inspiration, filming locations, and mythology behind the hit US TV show.

Discover where key scenes were filmed, learn about Scotland’s standing stones and soak up some fascinating facts throughout this essential guide fans will love.

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500 Scottish Facts

500 Scottish Facts

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A great introduction to the unique, sometimes quirky, history of the country, 500 Scottish Facts is a must for anyone who loves Scotland.

Read about the country’s history, people, and unique culture with this wonderful collection of top Scottish trivia.

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The Ultimate Guide To Robert Burns

The Ultimate Guide To Robert Burns

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Become a Burns expert with this ultimate guide exploring the life and works of Rabbie Burns himsel’.

Inside, you will learn how to host your own Burn’s Supper, encounter famous poems (with translation) and read about the legendary bard’s life from humble ploughman beginnings to becoming a Scottish icon.

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A-Z Of Great Scots

A-Z Of Great Scots

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The Scots Magazine brings you an excellent A-Z guide of some of Scotland’s unsung heroes from throughout history.

From Agnes Randolph who fought an army of 20,000 to Andrew Watson, the first black person to play professional and international football, explore some of history (and Scotland’s) notable figures.

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Scottish Heroes

Scottish Heroes

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Scottish Heroes celebrates the remarkable men and women who helped shape Scotland and change the world!

Ranging from iconic athletes to royalty and science pioneers; learn about 25 amazing Scots from across centuries of history.

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Explore the Munros

Explore the Munros

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A fantastic guide to 50 of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, Scots Mag Editor and outdoor expert Robert Wight’s Explore the Munros is next.

Featuring beautiful photographs, tips, and facts with detailed information, this must-have guide will inspire your discovery of Scotland’s most beautiful mountains.

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Dean’s Merry Christmas, Deer! hamper

Dean's Merry Christmas, Deer! hamper

Dean’s Merry Christmas, Deer! hamper (Supplied).

Including traditional and unique flavours, this excellent-value Christmas hamper includes a fitting touch of colour thanks to the iconic artwork of artist, Steven Brown.

On arrival, tuck into a wonderful choice of shortbread flavours including milk chocolate and honeycomb, all butter and Sour Cherry and Dark Chocolate.

The perfect gift for fans of shortbread, interesting flavour, and deers!

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Walkers Aberlour Hamper

Walkers Aberlour Hamper (Supplied/Shutterstock)

Perfecting their delicious shortbread recipe for over 100 years now, tuck into traditional and extremely tasty shortbread from Walkers with their popular Aberlour Hamper.

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Steven Brown Assorted Selection

Steven Brown Assorted Selection

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Featuring artwork from the famous artist, the Steven Brown Assorted Selection is a delicious keepsake gift.

All included, you’ll receive three decorated tins, each with delicious Dean’s shortbread tucked away inside.

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Mey Selections Luxury Smoked Salmon Hamper

Mey Selections Luxury Smoked Salmon Hamper

Mey Selections Luxury Smoked Salmon Hamper (Supplied).

Located at the head of Loch Fyne on the West Coast of Scotland, the salmon featured in our next hamper is renowned for its quality.

Exclusively sourced from Global G.A.P accredited farms located around the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the salmon is smoked using methods handed down through generations, then filleted and dry-cured by hand with a sea salt and brown sugar recipe, unique to the Mey Selections brand.

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Wee Scottish Hamper

Wee Scottish Hamper

Wee Scottish Hamper (Supplied).

A lovely wee idea for those who love tucking into Scottish treats, our gift bag contains firm favourites ranging from shortbread to delicious Nevis Cherry Cake.

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Taste of Scotland Hamper

Taste of Scotland Hamper

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Filled with fine Scottish produce, send someone a lovely taste of Scotland with this delightful hamper.

Highlights include luxury Dundee Cake, handmade Chocolate slabs, and tasty shortbread!

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Maclean’s Festive Dram Hamper

Maclean's Festive Dram Hamper

Maclean’s Festive Dram Hamper (Supplied).

Hand-baking their goods in Scotland for four generations now, Maclean’s (originally from the Western Isles but now based in Forres) have put together a wonderful festive hamper this year.

Showcasing a range of local artisan products alongside their very own award-winning biscuits, oatcakes and shortbread, enjoy a gift full of fine Scottish flavours.

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Glasgow Gin

Glasgow Gin

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A light, fresh and fruity gin made to a special recipe, Glasgow Gin follows a traditional recipe, no compromises made.

Redistilled using ten flavoursome botanicals, this is a gin of outstanding flavour and smoothness.

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Scottish National Team Blended Malt Whisky

Scottish National Team Blended Malt Whisky

Scottish National Team Blended Malt Whisky (Supplied).

An excellent gift for fans of “oor” national drink and the beautiful game, this unbeatable malt is the perfect match for any fixture.

Toasting to a year that saw Scotland make their first major tournament appearance in 22 years, this blended malt is a winning formula from carefully chosen Speyside Single Malt whiskies.

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Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 2

Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 2

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Continuing his exploration of Scottish football grounds during the Black and White era, Steve Finan’s Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 2 is now available.

Featuring a host of archive photos accompanied by an insightful foreword from former Scotland Manager Craig Brown, this is a nostalgic journey to remember.

Third Lanarks’ Cathkin Park (DCT Media).

Teams featured include Dundee United, Aberdeen, Rangers, and Motherwell. Steve also explores Hampden in days gone by and some aspects of Scottish football long forgotten.

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Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 3

Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 3

Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 3 (Supplied).

Completing the trilogy, Lifted Over The Turnstiles Volume 3 is a must-have companion to volume 2 (both available as a great-value pack).

Former Scotland international and student of the game, Leanne Crichton offers an excellent foreword before readers start their journey through decades of Scottish football history.

One of history’s greatest football matches took place at Hampden – Real Madrid v Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1960 European Cup Final (DCT Media).

Featured teams include Hearts, Celtic, St Mirren, Dunfermline, and Morton. Steve also presents some wonderful photos of perhaps the greatest football match in history – the 1960 European Cup Final.

Real Madrid, with superstars Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas, defeated a talented Eintracht Frankfurt side 7-3, lifting the cup in front of a packed Hampden crowd.

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We Had A Dream – Scotland Internationals In The Black & White Era

We Had A Dream - Scotland Internationals In The Black & White Era

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Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen archive photos, We Had A Dream is the ultimate nostalgia trip charting the best of times and worst of times of “oor” national team.

Starting all the way back in the 1920s right through to the 1978 World Cup, readers go on a trip featuring great names, games, and performances still discussed to this day.

Willie Ormond and Scotland players including Captain Billy Bremner (2nd from left) celebrate qualifying for the 1974 World Cup (DCT Media).

The perfect gift for a football person, this wonderful dip into football nostalgia recalls the days when fans when thrilled by the exploits of Bremner, Jordan, Johnstone, Law, and others.

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Rangers – In the Black & White Era

Rangers – In the Black & White Era

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Containing hundreds of never-before-seen photos, discover the history of one of the world’s biggest football clubs – Glasgow Rangers.

John Greig with the Scottish League Cup, 1976 (DCT Media).

Exploring decades of club history, this nostalgic trip down memory lane features a host of famous Rangers men including George Young, Ally McCoist, Eric Caldow, and Jim Baxter.

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Celtic – In the Black & White Era

Celtic – In the Black & White Era

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Discover decades of Celtic FC history with this ultimate nostalgia trip packed with incredible archive photos.

The Lisbon Lions, the “Battle of Britain” European cup tie against Leeds (1970), Stein, Johnstone, and Dalglish all make an appearance throughout.

A young Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone (DCT Media).

Celtic – In the Black & White Era is a nostalgic look at one of the world’s biggest football clubs.

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Jim McLean – Dundee United Legend

Jim McLean - Dundee United Legend

Jim McLean – Dundee United Legend (Supplied).

A must for fans of Dundee United, discover the legend of the most successful manager to ever sit in the dugout at Tannadice – Jim McLean

Jim McLean with Barcelona Manager, Terry Venables, 1987 (DCT Media).

Presented as a beautiful hardback packed with fantastic archive photos, read tributes from fans and former players, and more.

Walter Smith, Maurice Malpas, Ray McKinnon, and Chick Young all feature. We also hear from the McLean family, shedding light on Jim’s life away from football.

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The Red Army – Celebrating Dons Fans

The Red Army - Celebrating Dons Fans

The Red Army – Celebrating Dons Fans (Supplied).

A must for fans of Aberdeen, this is a look at the Red Army as you have never seen before. A record of the Dons fan experience, this book (with the help of nostalgic photographs) charts all those Cup Finals, European adventures, and celebrations.

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Oor Wullie Christmas Comic Strip Jumper

Oor Wullie Christmas Comic Strip Jumper

Oor Wullie Christmas Comic Strip Jumper (Supplied).

Get the Christmas day outfit sorted with a festive jumper fae Oor Wullie. Featuring a classic comic strip, Oor Wullie tries to grab Santa’s beard with disastrous results!

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Oor Wullie Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Baubles Jumper

Oor Wullie Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Baubles Jumper

Oor Wullie Jings, Crivvens, Help Ma Baubles Jumper (Supplied).

Set to get a few laughs this Christmas, celebrate the festive season in style with Oor Wullie and his chums in this great jumper design.

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The Broons Let It Snaw! Jumper

The Broons Let It Snaw! Jumper

The Broons Let It Snaw! Jumper (Supplied).

Celebrate the festive season with The Broons Let It Snaw! Jumper. Featuring Scotland’s first family sitting around the Christmas tree, this is a gift that fans will love this festive season.

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The Broons Merry Christmas A’Body Jumper

The Broons Merry Christmas A'Body Jumper

The Broons Merry Christmas A’Body Jumper (Supplied).

A cosy way to celebrate Christmas with The Broons, this design sees the famous family sitting at the table waiting on Granpaw Broon carving the turkey!

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Munros in Colour T-shirt

Munros in Colour T-shirt

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Featuring a selection of Scotland’s most famous Munros, this colourful design is a great gift for avid hill-baggers and readers who love the country’s spectacular mountain scenery.

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Munros and Corbetts Map Sweatshirt

Munros and Corbetts Map Sweatshirt

Munros and Corbetts Map Sweatshirt (Supplied).

Whether you are about to bag your first or already spend your weekends tackling Scotland’s famous hills, this design is perfect for celebrating and keeping track of your hill-walking achievements.

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Munros Map Sweatshirt

Munros Map Sweatshirt

Munros Map Sweatshirt (Supplied).

Showing every Munro dotted around Scotland, this is an ideal gift for the hill-baggers in your life.

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Dark Blue Blood – Scottish Rugby In The Black & White Era

Dark Blue Blood - Scottish Rugby In The Black & White Era

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A reminder of how Scottish rugby used to be in decades gone by, Dark Blue Blood is a unique record of the sport’s history in our country.

Featuring rare and fascinating photos of clubs, teams, famous matches and old foes, former Scotland international Doddie Weir provides the foreword to this essential gift for fans of the iconic sport.

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Scotland Legends T-Shirt

Scotland Legends T-Shirt

Scotland Legends T-Shirt (Supplied).

Toast to some true icons of the Scottish game with our exclusive Scottish Legends t-shirt.

Billy Bremner, Denis Law and Graeme Souness are some of the greatest football players Scotland has ever produced.

Each making appearance on this colourful design, cheer on the latest generation with this patriotic (and stylish!) little number fans of the game will appreciate.

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Oor Wullie Rebel T-Shirt

Oor Wullie Rebel T-Shirt

Oor Wullie Rebel T-Shirt (Supplied).

Auchenshoogle’s finest, Oor Wullie transforms into a rock icon with this brilliant t-shirt.

Generating laughs for over 80 years, celebrate one of Scotland’s great icons with a colourful design guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face!

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The Broons and Oor Wullie Monopoly

The Broons and Oor Wullie Monopoly

The Broons and Oor Wullie Monopoly (Supplied).

Tak’ yersels around Auchenshoogle, hame o’ Oor Wullie an’ ower tae Auhentogle, where The Broons bide, in our The Broons and Oor Wullie Monopoly Board.

Featuring a host of famous faces, familiar places and a few surprises along the way, this is jist’ the game tae get you rollin’ aboot as roll the dice!

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Whaur’s Oor Wullie & Kelpies Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur's Oor Wullie & Kelpies Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur’s Oor Wullie & Kelpies Jigsaw Puzzle (Supplied).

Modern symbols of Scotland, Oor Wullie is oot an’ aboot at the Kelpies! Just whaur is Wullie? Wha else can ye find?

Once completed, look oot for all your favourites, including the Broons; Maw, Paw, Granpaw, Hen, Joe, Maggie, Daphne, Horace, The Twins an’ the Bairn.

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Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Edinburgh Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur's Oor Wullie in Edinburgh Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Edinburgh Jigsaw Puzzle (Supplied).

Wullie is oot and aboot in the “Auld Reekie”. Piecing together the puzzle, keep an eye oot for Wullie and a host of famous characters from The Broons.

There are also 10 souvenir Scottish dollies, 11 Saltires, 10 statue busts an’ 11 sticks o’ Edinburgh rock tae spot!

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Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Aberdeen Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur's Oor Wullie in Aberdeen Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Aberdeen Jigsaw Puzzle (Supplied).

A colourful jigsaw celebrating the famous Granite City, Oor Wullie is oot an’ aboot in Aberdeen. But just “whaur” is Wullie? Piece together the 1000-piece jigsaw to find “oot!”

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Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Dundee Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Dundee Jigsaw Puzzle

Whaur’s Oor Wullie in Dundee Jigsaw Puzzle (Supplied).

Travellin’ tae Dundee, Wullie and famous comic characters are oor and about enjoying the city’s waterfront.

Home to tae’ V&A Dundee and RRS Discovery, keep an eye oot for Wullie and his pals with plenty mair fun to be had once you’ve pieced this jigsaw together!

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Glasgow Memories

Glasgow Memories

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Featuring a treasure trove of archive photos, Glasgow Memories explores decades of the city’s long and colourful history.

Workers at John Brown’s shipyard who were engaged in building the world’s largest liner in 1934 (DCT Media).

Take a journey to remember, ticking off Glasgow landmarks and much-loved traditions along the way.

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Edinburgh Memories

Edinburgh Memories

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Discover “Auld Reekie” through the decades with Edinburgh Memories. Packed with fascinating archive photos, the book journeys around the city, giving an intimate look at its people.

The Edinburgh Festival Tattoo Finale, held at Edinburgh Castle in August 1957 (DCT Media).

A great coffee table read, this celebration of Scotland’s capital is a romantic look at a city that still captures the imagination of countless visitors to this day.

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Perth Memories

Perth Memories

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Celebrating “The Fair City”, Perth Memories lets readers step back in time, exploring a vibrant city and its much-loved traditions.

Featuring classic archive pictures of Perth’s past, highlights include a day at the races and ice skating on the River Tay!

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The Best Of The Dundonian Volume 3

The Best Of The Dundonian Volume 3

The Best Of The Dundonian Volume 3.

Join us on a journey around Dundee, bringing the vibrant history of the city back to life with wonderful images carefully selected from the DC Thomson archive.

Featuring nostalgic photographs,  this is a great read for Dundonians and anyone who loves Scottish history.

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The Best of The Aberdonian Vol. 2

The Best of The Aberdonian Vol. 2

The Best of The Aberdonian Vol. 2 (Supplied).

Take a look at Aberdeen’s lively past with The Best of The Aberdonian Vol. 2. Containing classic archive photos of Aberdeen’s past, Volume 2 celebrates the best of the city at work and at play through the decades.

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