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14 December 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas gift guide

Our Clan & Christmas shop is brimming with unique gifts from books and toys to decorations and festive food but we’re most proud to be supporting both established Scottish brands and emerging local businesses.

Below we’ve selected twelve products, one for each day of Christmas, that may inspire those of you with some shopping still to do.

Scots Rubber Ducks On the 1st day of xmas…go quackers for our Scottish rubber duckies!
Liven up bath time with our Scottish themed rubber ducks including Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and our Scots Piper. Perfect for kids of all ages! Available in our shops and online store

Scots Rubber Ducks

Dark Matter Rum On the 2nd day of xmas…get to the dark of the matter with @darkmatterrum
From the family-run Dark Matter Distillery in Banchory, the only one in Scotland producing its own rum, this molasses based drink features full-bodied notes of long pepper, fresh ginger, green peppercorns and allspice.

Dark Matter Rum

A Highland Christmas
on the 3rd day of xmas…all that glitters is not gold. Copper is this year’s festive trend! One of this year’s biggest Christmas trends is copper. Inspired by TV shows like Games of Thrones and Outlander, our Highland Christmas range includes an array of gifts from decorations to homeware and clothing which feature faux fur and warm earthy tones.

Christmas decorations

Poporopo Gourmet Popcorn On the 4th day of xmas…combine two classic flavours for one great taste with @poporopo_corn! This Stirling-based company are the first Gourmet popcorn company in Scotland. Combining great quality with great flavours, their new 2015 Christmas tins feature Chocolate Orange and Apple & Cinnamon flavours! How can you possibly resist?

Gourmet popcorn

Walkers Christmas Shortbread tins on the 5th day of xmas…Wibble wobble with these jolly shortbread tins from @Shortbread. Tuck in to walkers world-famous short bread this festive season. These santa and snowman Christmas tins wobble when provoked! Give your first footers the best this Hogmanay and keep the kids occupied for hours.

Walkers Christmas shortbread tins

Harris Tweed On the 6th day of xmas…backpacking has never been as glamorous with this classic @HarrisTweed bag. This much loved brand has been going from strength to strength, working with up and coming designers to create new products and bring new designs to a younger market. We have an array of gifts featuring both contemporary fabrics as well as the classic tweeds from wall clocks and hand bags to gloves and hip flasks.

Harris Tweet bag

The Wee Kitchen Company Chilli Jams On the 7th day of xmas…spice up your life with these delicious chilli jams from the Wee Kitchen Company. This Stirling-based, family-run company really know how to produce winning combinations including red pepper, pineapple, ginger & lime and caramelised red onion chilli jams. A taste explosion that will have you coming back again and again.

Chilli Jams

Bowzo’s Dog Collars On the 8th day of xmas…our bowzo’s dog collars are not just for xmas but suitable for year-round wear. Fashioned from Harris Tweed these cute handmade collars come with detachable bow and are available in a range of colours and sizes to suit dogs of all breeds. We also have Harris Tweed dog jackets in store. Perfect for the best-dressed dogs in town.

Dog collar

Eden Mill Gin On the 9th day of xmas…fall in love this festive season with @edenmill gins
Made in St Andrews these gins are produced in a combined craft brewery and distillery, unique in Scotland. Their Love gin recipe incorporates five core botanicals resulting in a stunning pink colour and citrus flavour while the Oak blend is a throwback to the era of exporting gin in large wooden barrels.

Eden Mill Gin

Enchanted Forest Colouring book On the 10th day of xmas…have a colourful time with one of the biggest trends of the season with @johannabasford. The Enchanted Forest is the second colouring book from Johanna who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. As well as drawings to complete, there are hidden objects to find on the way taking you on a journey from the entrance to the forest to the castle through mazes and across the tree tops. At the end of the book, use the symbols to unlock the castle door and reveal the hidden secret within. Much of Johanna’s work reflects the flora and fauna that surrounded her growing up in rural Scotland.

Colouring book

Whisky Sauce Company on the 11th day of xmas…heat up your holiday dishes with these delicious sauces from @WhiskySauceCo Born out of a passion for good food and a love of whisky, Scotch whisky sauces are made from 100% natural ingredients. This Dundee based business have over two decades experience in making quality food with the finest Scottish ingredients and have some great recipes on their website.

Whisky Sauces

Magnum Cream Liqueur
On the 12th day of xmas…raise a glass of good cheer with Magnum Cream Liqueur
Created from a blend of the finest vatted Highland Scotch whisky and real Dutch cream this rich liqueur has hints of caramel, chocolate and rich toffee. Packaged in a re-usable stainless steel flask with screwtop and handles it not only tastes great but looks great too.

Magnum Cream Liqueur

Our Clan & Christmas Shop is located on the castle’s esplanade is free to visit. It is open daily from 9.30am until 5pm with late night opening till 8pm on Wednesday 16 & 23 December. Free parking for up to 1 hour.

If you can’t make it along to the castle check out our online shop too