With only five weeks to go until the big day and everyone trying to find something really special for that special grandchild, niece or nephew we have created a list of our top five Scottish Christmas gifts for Children. As children world-wide start to create those all important letters to Santa, why not introduce a bit of Scottish Sparkle and clan heritage this year?
For a truly unique and seasonal gift that can be used year after year our tartan Christmas stocking is perfect. It looks great by the fire place and will make opening the presents even more exciting. Just in case Father Christmas gets confused for an extra special touch we can even embroider the child’s (or adult’s!) name on to the stocking. When you can choose your own clan tartan or just your favourite christmas colours you know it’s not just going to be the children that will love a tartan stocking.
We have had a great discussion here in the office as we pack your parcels all about what our parents put in our Christmas stockings and what we do for our children. Clementines, nuts that you can never crack and even new knickers!
Imagine their little faces when their very own Highland Cow falls out of their tartan stocking! Truffles the Highland Cow is very soft and cuddly chap who will make great friends with everyone. He is an office favorite, and as much as we will miss his company in the office, we look forward to finding a lovely new home for him. Highland Cows have become a bit of a Scottish icon with their crazy horns and ginger coat. No-one can really determine the exact origins of this hairy breed but they are the oldest pedigree of cattle in the world and the Highland Cattle Society’s herd book dates from 1884. Not all Highland Cows are ginger, there are two types and the Kyloes are small and black and came from the West of Scotland and the Islands whereas the larger red haired cattle grazed the Highlands.
There are only so many baby blankets and toys a baby needs and it is always nice to give something really personal at Christmas. Our handmade tartan baby shoes exclusive to ScotlandShop are the perfect accessory for baby’s first Christmas day, creating an outfit to remember for a lifetime, and starting a new generation walking in your clans footsteps. We stock over 600 Scottish clan tartans but if you can’t find yours on the list let us know and we can see if we can find it for you. We can also help if you aren’t sure which tartan your family name is linked to.
Lovingly made by our seamstress Claire this cute tartan drawstring bag in your chosen tartan makes a very personal gift. Perfect for nursery, for gym or ballet kit, and can also double up as a present sack for Santa. For boys we add a little car, and for girls a flower with the child’s name embroidered underneath. Claire has 3 boys of her own and came to us with this product idea in 2013. It has become a firm favourite and we have even made more grown up versions to be used by adults as shoe bags. What better gift for a crazy golfer than a drawstring bag for his golf shoes in his own tartan. Or hers of course! In fact we are maybe missing a trick here for our Christmas Gifts for Golfers page…..watch this space a new product is about to be spawned!
So cute and very very Scottish! And actually very practical too as our tartan tams are made from pure wool so are nice and cosy, and with the elasticated band they fit head sizes up to 12 years. We make a matching children’s tartan scarf if you want to make up the set.
With all of these gifts you can add the perfect Scottish touch to Christmas this year.