Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas from Highland Perthshire
With the festive season fast approaching, it's time to start planning Christmas gifts for your loved ones. This year, why not dial up the surprise factor with something different, an experience the family can enjoy together like a wildlife adventure or a hotel stay?
Or consider handcrafted Scottish gifts, inspired by the beautiful region of Perthshire. There are so many options to choose from including unique artwork and home decor, a bottle (or two!) of whisky distilled in the region, and invigorating skincare products carefully crafted from aromatic botanicals sourced in the Highlands.
There really is something for everyone, and we’re pretty confident that whatever you choose from our top 10 list you're guaranteed to raise a smile on Christmas morning. Let’s get to it and start unwrapping!
Dewars whisky and distillery tour
We begin with a Highland Christmas classic; a whisky tour and tasting at Dewars Distillery. This immersive experience is an invitation to explore the secrets of Scotland's national treasure. Included is a guided tour of the distillery visiting the production and distillation areas - a feast for all the senses, followed by a delightful whisky tasting.
There’s plenty of time for a good browse in the distillery shop if you fancy taking home a souvenir. Maybe a bottle to ring in the New Year with? This is the ultimate gift for whisky enthusiasts and those who are curious about the spirit of Scotland.
Highland Safaris Gift Shop
Our gift shop is a treasure trove of handpicked accessories and homeware, many of them made locally and perfect for Christmas gifting. Choose from our range of luxurious fair trade products including Arran Sense of Scotland for the bath, body and home. Made on the isle of Arran and designed to relax and invigorate, spritz your favourite fragrance, light a beautiful candle or luxuriate in the tub filled with island scents. Total bliss.
Tilnar Art & Azeti Interiors offer a fabulous selection of quirky handcrafted home accessories. Each piece is sustainable, environmentally friendly, plastic-free, and entirely different to what you might see in high street stores. Perfectly unique, just like your beloved.
Highland Safaris Gift Vouchers
If you’re considering a Highland Safari experience for the family to enjoy together, but you’re unsure which activity they would love the most, we have the perfect solution – monetary gift vouchers. Let them choose their own Highland adventure, whether it’s a wildlife safari, gold panning or an immersive encounter with the majestic red deer.
Our monetary gift vouchers start from £10.
Action Glen Gift Vouchers
For family and friends with an adventurous spirit, Action Glen gift vouchers are a fast track to the ultimate thrill. Located at Crieff Hydro Hotel in the heart of Perthshire expect epic adventures and heart-pounding activities including quad biking through verdant forests and streams, treetop adventures 30 feet up in a canopy, archery, axe throwing and even paddleboarding, to name just a few.
Crieff Hydro Hotel Gift Vouchers
Crieff Hydro Hotel is a haven for relaxation, recreation and luxury, a real favourite with families and friends. So, what better time than Christmas to treat your nearest and dearest to a fantastic getaway with gift vouchers for the hotel?
With a range of packages available, choose from spa retreats, romantic weekends or simply a chance to disconnect and recharge for a night or two in stunning Perthshire.
Handmade Stag Gifts
Highland stags are renowned in Perthshire and celebrated beautifully in handcrafted gifts. A great talking point with house guests, choose from a selection of beautiful items, including the exquisite Royal Scot glass paperweight with engraved stag design, or a slate serving tray with antler-shaped steel handles.
‘Fromage’ enthusiasts will adore the cheese board gift set made from Scottish oak with a stag design, and for next-level gifting the stag engraved Kintyre whisky set with presentation box is extra special. To discover more visit James Pirie of St Andrews.
Wildlife and Photography Experiences
Perthshire is revered for its remarkable wildlife and spectacular natural beauty and is a favourite destination amongst photography pros and beginners. Consider gifting a wildlife photography workshop.
It’s the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife in their natural habitat including Red Squirrels and Black Grouse. Discover how to capture the perfect shot that might even end up in a frame above the fireplace!
Highland Food and Drink Hampers
Few things capture the essence of Christmas more than a beautifully presented food and drink hamper packed with mouthwatering delights, all sourced from the local area. This is a dream gift for foodies and those who enjoy the finer foods in life.
House of Bruar epitomises Highland luxury, and their Christmas hampers are a feast for the senses. They can be purchased with a pre-selected variety of top-quality Scottish produce, or if you’d rather curate your own, select from the finest artisanal cheeses, smoked salmon and venison, and of course a bottle of your favourite tipple. A true taste of Perthshire!
The Highland Chocolatier
Does your loved one have an insatiable sweet tooth? If so, look no further than the Highland Chocolatier. Home to the world’s best-handcrafted velvet truffles (quite the accolade!) and supplied to Michelin chefs, VIP’s and clients worldwide.
Curate your own box of chocolate perfection with a divine selection of truffles, velvet pralines, milk, white and dark chocolates. Choose from an array of decadent flavours and light up your loved one’s Christmas day with these exquisite chocolates. They’ll be sure to thank you for it!
Discover all you need to know about the Highland Chocolatier.
Loch Tay Lodges
Surprise your other half on Christmas morning with a romantic break at Loch Tay Lodges. Each lodge is eco-friendly with all the modern comforts you need, a real home away from home. Be sure to check out the Lodges with hot tubs that overlook Loch Tay - seriously romantic.
There’s an abundance of things to do in and around Loch Tay, and lots of charming olde-worlde pubs and restaurants to sample the local food and ales. It’s the perfect getaway.
With such an array of gift inspiration, you’re sure to find something special to delight all the family. Choose beautiful, handcrafted gifts produced locally by exceptional artisanal makers. Not only will you be supporting Scotland’s small businesses, you can rest assured your gift will be unlike anything you’ll find on the High Street.
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