Category Archives: Masterclass

For The Love of Money! Gift Cards

OK it’s Christmas Eve, we hate to be that guy but if you’re buying Christmas presents today then you’re cutting it a little bit fine. Unfortunately our Gift Cards won’t make it to you in time for the big day but will work well as an extra surprise after the big day or maybe as a gift for those loved ones that you might be meeting a few days after Christmas.



We have over 100 unique gift experiences and packages at different venues throughout Scotland. There’s something there to suit everyone, whether you’ve got a foodie friend or a movie mad mum our gifts that tick all the right boxes. The prices are also really flexible, with prices starting as low as £10!


Monetary Gift Cards

If you’re still stuck on what to get don’t worry we’ve also got cash value gift cards that they can use to choose their own gift. Our selection of monetary gift cards are available from £25 right up to £100 and can be used at some amazing bars, cinemas, restaurants, cookery and drinks masterclasses and hotels across Scotland. You’re basically giving them the gift of picking their own present!



Our monetary gift cards can be used in the following locations:

St Andrews


A Love Affair with Italian Flavour

There’s no denying it, there’s a whole lot of amazing stuff about Christmas, the presents, the people and of course the food! A lot of people will tell you that it’s the Christmas meal that’s responsible for bringing everyone together and we couldn’t agree more. In Italian culture it seems almost every meal has this same ability to bring family and friends together and not just at Christmas…

Essential Italian Cookery

This is not just a cookery course, it’s a love affair with Italian flavour. The Essential Italian Cookery course is the perfect gift for those with a passion for Italian food and that select group of friends and family who are the top brass when it comes to hosting Dinner parties!

All guests will spend the day with an executive chef and learn all things Italian from pasta, pizza, sauces and wines. They’ll enjoy a hands on guide on how to prepare, cook and most importantly enjoy some fantastic dishes for their very own Italian dinner party.



This course is suitable for everyone, from the Italian enthusiast to the Gnocchi novice!

Example Menu:

Menu subject to change depending on seasonality
Potato gnocchi with Italian sausage and parmesan
Slow cooked chicken and summer vegetable Ragu Rocket and gem salad with courgette, carpaccio and garlic bread
White chocolate mascarpone mousse with raspberries


The Gift of Laughter…and Curry!

Woah the festive buzz is really in the air now, only four days until Christmas and still time left to buy some amazing gifts. Today we’re highlighting one of our most popular gift experiences, a perfect all rounder for those friends and loved ones who enjoy good food and big laughs!

Cook, Curry and Comedy Night


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This fun filled experience packs in a night of great food, your favourite pint and a whole lot of laughter. Kicking off at The Tennent’s Cook School, guests will meet the Academy Chef and learn how to create the perfect curry using only the freshest ingredients. Working in the state of the art kitchen with professional guidance offers up some great insight and professional chef tips. There will also be plenty of Scotland’s favourite lager to wash down all your food!



The next stop is Jongleurs, Glasgow’s premier comedy club in the Merchant City. All guests will enjoy taxi transport and VIP entry to the club where they can catch some of the city’s funniest comedy acts. If you’re lucky enough you may even catch some of Scotland’s top comedy talent including Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle who are known to make the odd guest appearance.

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Shake it Up! Cocktail Masterclass

Got a friend that considers themselves quite the Tom Cruise behind the bar? Someone who doesn’t mind shaking, straining and pouring their own drinks. Well today we’ve got the perfect gift for the big time cocktail lovers in your life!

Cocktail Masterclasses Available Across Scotland



In this fun, hands on gift experience guests will learn all the tricks of the trade and enjoy a taste of life on the other side of the bar. An experienced mixologist will teach how to create a selection of amazing cocktails. As well as learning how to shake, pour and strain like a pro, guests will also get to sample a range of drinks and enjoy some great food!



What makes this gift so great is that it’s available at venues across Scotland, giving you some great range of flexibility and your loved one the choice of selecting where to go! So you can keep it local or make a full day of it and travel somewhere new.



The Cocktail Masterclass is available at the following Venues:

The Cook School
The Granary
Bothy Perth
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Monetary Gift Cards! Give The Gift of Choice…

Right no messing about now, we’re getting closer and closer to the final 12 days of Christmas. Well done if you have all your presents bought, if you haven’t don’t panic, it’s not about when you get them it’s about what you get!

Monetary Gift Cards


At Gift Ideas we have over 100 unique Gift Experiences and packages at venues across Scotland, including everything from ultimate cinema experiences, couple’s dining experiences, brewery tours and more! Whether you’re buying for a partner, friend or work colleague there really is something for everyone over on our website. The prices are super flexible too…depending on how much giving you feel like doing. Have a look through our blog at some of our top picks for December.


Then there’s always that one friend, some may call them free spirited others might just call them fussy. Well we’ve even got a gift for them. Our selection of monetary gift cards are available from just £25 and can be used at some amazing bars, cinemas, restaurants, food and drink masterclasses and hotels across Scotland. Think of it as a way of giving them the gift of choice!



Feliz Navidad! The Ultimate Cocktail Masterclass at Arta

As we all know Christmas is celebrated all over the world, but not everybody celebrates the same way! Take Spain for example, it’s tradition to eat your Christmas meal on Christmas Eve with the main dish being ‘Pavo Turfado de Navidad’ which translates to turkey stuffed with truffles. It’s also common for areas in Spain that are surrounded by water to have a seafood dish as their main Christmas meal, which can range from for shellfish and mollusks, to lobster and small edible crabs. Interesting eh?


Although the way we celebrate might differ, we can agree on one thing, a great cocktail will always make that celebration a whole lot sweeter!

Cocktail Masterclass at Arta



In this gift with a Mediterranean twist you will enjoy three delicious courses as well as learning how to create the perfect cocktail masterpiece! That’s right you’ll learn to shake and make (and drink of course) three specially selected cocktails, as well as drink them of course. As an added bonus this gift experience also includes club entry, perfect for the movers and shakers.BUY NOW


Located in Glasgow’s Merchant City, Arta offers some a taste of Spain with a unique Mediterranean vibe housed across three floors including bar, restaurant and club. The Hacienda bar specialises in cocktails, with a favourite being the Caiprinha! Downstiars in the Canvas club you can get your salsa on with a packed schedule of live latin music , DJs and salsa classes.BUY NOW