Your Christmas List Made Easy

18 days until CHRISTMAS….But have you finished your gift shopping?

Jolly songs surround us as we commute to work, grab a bite to eat or complete our weekly food shop. Christmas lights are twinkling all around us and the trees are bedecked with all things nice! The festive season is in full swing and we are LOVING it!

I am sure your plans for the festive week are pretty concrete, but have you got all of those gifts sorted yet? We know that most take time and consideration when buying a gift for their loved ones, so we have looked out some Scottish arts and crafts which may add some sparkle to that Christmas shopping list!

My Clippity-Clop Sock

My Clippity-Clop Sock specialises in handmade hobby horses. Colourful and characterful these really are the perfect addition to any household with imaginative kids! Created from a little studio in the Highlands each one is individually crafted in all sorts of colours so each one is totally unique. An old fashioned toy made modern, these really are lovely gifts for any age, but especially kids where a clippity-clop friend will always be needed! Pop over to the website or email at

ThistleSox – Tartan & Tweed Stools

ChristmasThistleSox Tartan and Tweed Footstools is a small, independent business based in Alness in the Highlands of Scotland. Footstools and cube footstools are handmade from frame to upholstery. These high quality pieces of furniture are available in a wide range of fabrics. Matching cushions are also available too making a lovely set for your cosy living room! For any enquiries please get in touch via their Facebook page.

Always Roses

ChristmasBased in the Highlands, Always Roses offers bespoke rose boxes made with either fresh or preserved roses. These are perfectly designed for any occasion. A selection of reed diffusers are also available offering some sweet scents to gift someone for Christmas. If you wish to surprise that special someone then please get in touch via Facebook or Instagram.¬†Always Roses…always making special moments unforgettable.

Edinburgh Letters

Edinburgh Letters specialises in bespoke illustration and beautiful hand drawn design. Based in Edinburgh you can request personalised personalised stationary, wedding invitations, thank you cards amongst many other beautifully crafted projects . Each job is completely unique so your order is truly bespoke and your themes and ideas will be brought to life by a talented artist. If you wish to get something special made up please get in touch via instagram or fill in the contact form on their webpage.

Lochinver Landscapes


This is a small gallery situated in the heart of the village of Lochinver where there is a great selection of original artworks, prints, drawings and etchings, as well as John McCarthy’s stunning photography. Here you can also come across exclusive greeting cards, postcards and calendars, and even a jigsaw of the village in the snow – so there is something for everyone! Lochinver Landscapes is also the home of Assynt Animals – little creatures painted on pebbles of Lewissian Gneiss, the oldest rock in the world. Each stone is totally unique and individual, and small enough to fit in a little hand. Prices start from only ¬£12. Check out the website today.

Good news! They deliver throughout Europe. EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW AVAILABLE. Lochinver Landscapes, Main Street Lochinver Sutherland IV27 4JY. Tel: 01571 844009 – email:

We hope this offered you some inspiration to complete your Christmas lists. Whether you are buying from your husband, wife, brother, sister, parents or you are even playing Santa this year, we are sure there is something in here to help! If you missed our blog on ‘Johnstons Of Elgin Cashmere’ you can read it here – there may be some ideas in there too.



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