There’s no denying that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. With jetlogic HQ based in Scotland’s magical capital city, our team wanted to help support local Scottish businesses and promote nearby talent by creating a luxurious Scottish Christmas gift guide. Whether they’re a native to our little country, or simply a fan of its history and diverse landscapes (or Outlander!), our gift ideas will be sure you leave you feeling inspired and Christmas ready!
Scottish Art gifts
The award-winning Tolquhon Gallery is an independent studio that celebrates the best emerging artists, as well as established modern masters. Their 2020 Winter exhibit presents an inspiring collection of paintings, original prints, and sculpture. Explore the collection for a unique Christmas piece, or choose from one of their gift vouchers: www.tolquhon-gallery.co.uk
Oliver G M Lewis
Beautiful Scottish photography need not cost the earth! Independent Landscape, Building, and Heritage photographer Oliver Lewis is renowned for capturing off-the-beaten-track locations and magical hideaways. His work delves into the historical layers of the landscape he shoots, and aims to persuade viewers to consider the importance of preserving these places for the use generations to come – Pick up some of his Scottish Christmas cards and a mounted print (or two!) www.olivergmlewis.co.uk
Luxury Hotel Gift Vouchers in Scotland
Fingal gift vouchers
Want to treat someone to a one-off experience like no other? Fingal is a luxury floating hotel, located only 3-miles from Edinburgh’s bustling main street in the historic Port of Leith. As well as luxury overnight cabin stays, they also offer vouchers for decadent afternoon teas, set against art deco interiors inspired by the ship’s rich history: fingal.skchase.com/vouchers
Dine like royalty under the watchful eye of Carlowrie Castle’s talented Chef Iain MacDonald. Raised in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, Iain believes that the best ingredients are available on our doorstep, and the castle’s glass houses now grows fresh produce that is used in the Carlowrie kitchens. The 19th century building is famous for its fairy-tale appearance; swirling turrets, crawling vines, set amongst 32 acres of pristine grounds. Book direct on their website: carlowriecastle.co.uk
Luxury Scottish Food Gifts
Why go out, when you can stay in? International Private Chef Mark Heirs is one of the most respected and sought after in Scotland. Crowned Private Chef of the Year in 2018, he is a regular feature on Scottish television and spends a vast amount of his free time in schools and colleges inspiring the next generation of chefs. His Private Dining service is an ideal treat for one off dinners and events and can be arranged for your home, office or holiday rental: markheirs.com/private-dining/
Family run Beinn an Tuirc Distillers have a notable reputation for keeping sustainability at the heart of everything they do. Their popular Kintyre Gin is a deliciously smooth spirit that has received multiple accolades in consumer surveys by the Scottish Gin Society and is crafted with a sophisticated blend of 12 botanicals. Their private virtual tastings make great interactive stocking fillers.
Dewar’s Distillery Aberfeldy Whisky
We couldn’t possibly run a local Scottish gift post without mentioning whisky! The history of the Dewar’s Distillery dates back to the late 1800’s, when the already established Dewar brothers chose their site based on the presence of a local natural water source (The Pitilie Burn). To this day, the gold-rich waters of the little river in the heart of Highland Perthshire are still used to make Aberfeldy whisky. Pick up a bottle of their 18-year-old limited edition Aberfeldy Single Malt for Christmas: shop.dewars.com
The Fife Arms Hamper Collection
Scottish Christmas hampers are a sure way to delight those people in your life who seem to have everything. The Fife Arms Hamper Collection takes Christmas gift boxes to the next level, delivering their goodies in boxes crafted to resemble old-school suitcases, complete with leather straps and finsihed in linen. Their highly collectable hampers are inspired by the hotel’s famous luxury rooms and are packed with local Scottish product. Choose your hamper here: thefifearms.com
Three Chimneys Restaurant
The multi award winning Three Chimneys Restaurant on the Isle of Skye is one of the most famous restaurant in Scotland. Staring off as a humble crofter’s cottage, the 100-year-old building has now established itself as one of the best Scottish fine-dining establishments in the country. Part of the restaurant’s charm is its remote location on the North coast of the island, where guests can gaze out across the loch and indulge in a three AA Rosette dining experience. It doesn’t get much more Scottish than this! Buy dining vouchers here: www.threechimneys.co.uk
Scottish Textile gifts
Edinburgh based Araminta Campbell creates beautiful textiles and wearable Scottish fashion pieces from her weaving studio in the centre of the historic capital city. Each handwoven item from Campbell’s Signature Collection is unique, guaranteeing that your special gift is one that no one else will ever receive. Browse the collection here: www.aramintacampbell.co.uk
Scottish clothing producers Haar handcraft their garments in a small factory that champions local mills, makers, suppliers and businesses. They manufacture their lines in limited batches and utilise some of the finest and most luxurious materials to do so.
We love their timeless men’s shirts and Donegal wool beanies – perfect for the classic gent in your life: www.haarscotland.com/shop
Scottish Adventure Gifts
Historic Environment Scotland
A yearly membership with Historic Environment Scotland is the perfect gift for history buffs and those who love to get outdoors. The membership gives Scottish explorers access to over 300 attractions – including Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles. Why not combine their membership with a helicopter flight with jetlogic to one of the more remote locations?
Find out more about what the membership offers here: www.historicenvironment.scot
Get off the beaten track and explore some of Scotland’s most hard-to-reach locations with Reiver Travel. Stay in Scotland’s largest inhabited castle in Scotland, hire a super yacht on the Scottish West coast, whatever your idea – they can make it happen!
Their team tell us, “Many travel agents send their clients to the same places in Scotland time after time. What Reiver does is it shows its clients more. It goes where agents don’t, simply because they can’t.” Contact their team to build a customised adventure experience for the explorer in your circle: reivertravel.com
Private jet and helicopter charter
Did you purchase an experience gift for someone this Christmas? Why not a combine it with a jet or helicopter charter to make sure your loved one arrives at their destination in style? Our team can plan your private jet charter across the UK and beyond.