I absolutely love Christmas because it is a great excuse to go shopping and there is nothing I like more than a bit of retail therapy. The kids and I always have a day out the weekend before Christmas to soak up the festive atmosphere and pick up the last few gifts, usually for the brothers-in-law who have everything and are so difficult to buy for. This year we have created some special gift sets to try and help out with these awkward relatives who we still want to give something personal. Gift sets come ready boxed, wrapped in tissue and tied with a chiffon ribbon so all the hard work is done for you.
We are obviously deeply in love with what we sell and therefore very biased so we have included a few customer reviews of the products featured to give a balanced opinion.
At Number One: For Him: Tartan Tie with matching cufflinks and pocket square
Reviewed by Monica in Melbourne: The tie is stunning – made of good quality fabric and arrived exactly as ordered. I ordered this for my father, and he can’t stop raving about it!
We have a limited range of tartans in stock but there is still time to order your set to be made up in your very own tartan and have it delivered in time for Christmas.
Number Two: For Her: Cashmere gorgeous Cashmere Socks
Reviewed by Mary from California: So warm but not heavy. They are the only socks that keep my feet toasty during the winter months.
We have a bit of a thing about stripes (must be because we look at checks all day long!) and the colour options in the women’s cashmere socks range this year are just gorgeous, soft pinks, bold purples and subtle greys. I would love this set for Christmas!
Number Three: For the New Baby: Tartan Romper Suit
This is a brand new product only added this week so there are no reviews available. Jodie started sewing for us this year and is the inspiration behind this product. Each romper suit is handmade in your chosen tartan. Jodie has her own little one arriving in February so we are all wondering which tartan he or she will be wearing!
Number Four: For Him: Clan Crest Cufflinks and Kilt Pin Set
Reviewed by Sharon in Glasgow: The cuff links are lovely, I really liked getting them in a jewellery type box as I was giving them as a gift & Scotland Shop packaged them well for delivery to me!
If the recipient isn’t linked to a particular clan or you aren’t sure which clan we have Thistle, Lion Rampant and Piper clan crests which can be worn by anyone.
Number Five: For Her: Tartan Gloves and Brooch Gift Set
Reviewed by Mary in Washington, USA: Beautiful! It was so much fun to get my family tartan so thank you.
Claire lives and works from her home in the little village of Swinton 2 miles from the ScotlandShop offices and she makes all our gorgeous little brooches. We just thought they were the perfect accessory to pick out the tartan in our leather gloves pinned to your winter coat or handbag.
Number Six: For Everyone: Tartan Christmas Stocking
Reviewed by Michele in New Mexico: Beautifully made, heirloom quality stocking.
When the orders start coming in for our tartan stockings we know Christmas is really on it’s way and it is time to write our list for Santa. We embroider the recipients name onto the stocking for an extra personal touch…or any other message you might wish to add! This is a gift that will be used year after year and definitely our favourite seasonal product.
Number Seven: For Him: Tartan Bow Tie and Cummerbund Set
Reviewed by Sue in Kent: The finish is excellent with the tartan pattern being matched at the seams to give a professional look.
Perfect for wearing on festive occasions our Tartan Bow Tie and Cummerbund Set is available from stock in the most popular tartans or to order in over 500 tartans so you are spoilt for choice. If you need some help choosing please ask!
Number Eight: For Her: Tartan Fine Wool Stole and Brooch Set
Reviewed by Ilse: It is soft and light and beautiful I love it.
Available from stock and perfect for last minute gifts (last order date is 1pm on 23rd December for the UK) the fine wool stole only comes in a limited range of tartans but is a great price and combined with the machair brooch makes a lovely gift.
And if you need a little bit of help with your gift wrap our Tartan Inspired Gift Wrap section on the blog is full of bright ideas.