Still not started your Christmas shopping, or even worse, not got a clue what to buy your nearest and dearest? Well don’t panic, there’s still plenty of time to be the hero on Christmas Day and we can help! Today on the eight day of our official Christmas countdown we’ve got something for the dads, brothers and uncles of the world…or anyone who enjoys a fine whisky or two!
Whisky Tasting Experience at The Bothy
In this great gift experience a tour of Scotland’s finest distilleries from the comfort of The Bothy. This whisky and food pairing experience is the perfect night out for whisky lovers, combining delicious food with expert whisky knowledge. Hosted by the in house expert, guests will taste their way through a selection of unique whiskies, accompanied by the Bothy Chefs whisky select three course menu. If you’re lucky there might even be some bagpipes!
Located in the heart of Kinnoull Street, Perth, The Bothy restaurant has built a reputation of serving quality Scottish favourites and bistro bites in a warm homely setting. Perth is a short distance from major Scottish cities Glasgow and Edinburgh making it the perfect place for a mini break, and chance to soak up some proper Scottish countryside.
When it comes to celebrating it doesn’t get much more traditional than Christmas festivities, you’ve got the turkey dinner, Christmas crackers, mulled wine…the list goes on. We’re rather fond of all things traditional here at Gift Ideas and you can’t get any more traditional than a good old Scottish ceilidh dance!
Dinner and Ceilidh Experience at Forgan’s
Experience a true taste of Scotland in one of our Scotland’s most historical towns! In this oh so Scottish experience, not only will you learn to dance, shake and shoogle the Highland Way but will also enjoy a delicious traditional three course menu from the famous Forgan’s restaurant.
The experience will include a guided walk through on popular ceilidh dances with one of Scotland’s best ceilidh bands. The best thing about the experience is that it’s available for all levels of dancer, the main point is having fun and learning something new. One thing that can be guaranteed is that it’s a hoolie to remember!
Forgan’s is a truly unique venue in the heart of St. Andrews with delicious local Scottish dishes at the heart of their menu! You’ll also find an amazing range of whiskies, gins and ales including their own specially brewed Forgan’s!
An insider fact, the name Forgan’s is in homage to Robert Forgan, a name known to many for making the best golf clubs money can buy. The building itself once housed a ‘cleek factory’ owned by the man himself!
It’s almost the weekend and we have a severe case of that Friday Feeling!
For some of us the weekend is all about looking sharp, going out and getting down to some good music. A top notch DJ can transform a run of the mill Saturday into one of those unforgettable ‘you had to be there’ nights, they can be heroes, real modern day rock stars.
This gift experience is perfect for the music maestros, the party people or those that just want a taste of that DJ life!
DJ Masterclass at The Shimmy Club
This is a DJ masterclass with a difference, the real deal if you will. Choose a one on one lesson or a group for up to four people and learn how to spin in a real nightclub environment! This flexible course is suited to aspiring DJ’s as well as those looking to refine their craft. A top Glasgow DJ will be one hand to tutor you on all aspects of DJing on the best equipment and a top of the range sound system.
The added bonus is that the course also includes club entry for that night, where you can get inside the DJ booth where you can watch your tutor put some of his lessons into action! For those that really want to make a night of it there is also and exclusive club package upgrade, which as well as club entry includes bottle and booth package, hostess service and complimentary cloakroom.
Okay, we all know socks are good, but don’t you want to give that special someone something more than just ‘good’ this Christmas? That’s where we come in!
Give an experience that can be shared and enjoyed together, something that will tickle their taste buds and teach them something new, give the gift of Gin!
Gin on The Mile, Gin Tasting for Four – £99
As the only Gin tasting masterclass on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile this gift is truly one of a kind. In this unique experience for four people, you will enjoy four premium Scottish Gins each served with a unique tonic mixer, learning about the flavours in each, how to properly taste and tips on how to best serve. Once the gin tasting is complete, everyone is invited to select a classic cocktail and have it specially made with their favourite gin. Each cocktail will also be accompanied with a cupcake, hand selected to match your gin choice.
This experience is not only a fantastic gift for gin lovers and drinks connoisseurs alike but also great for a trip to Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. As the name suggests, The Inn on The Mile is situated slap bang in the heart of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. What better way to soak up the buzz and history of the city, than with a gin in your hand and loved ones by your side!
Gin on The Mile, Gin Tasting for Four – £99
Don’t fancy getting caught up in the frenzy that is Black Friday? Us neither! Luckily for you all the festive gift giving goodness you need can be found right here on Gift Ideas, without even having leave your seat.
To get into the festive swing of things we’re offering FREE DELIVERY on all gift cards this weekend! Think of it as an early present for all of you wise men and women who like to get your festive shopping completed that little bit earlier.
Stuck for gifts, well worry no more. We have gifts cards and unique experiences to suit everyone, from cooking masterclasses for your chef dad and karaoke party packages for your sing-a-holic sister to cinema meal deals for your movie geek friends.
There’s also brewery tours, gourmet food hampers, afternoon tea experiences, VIP nightclub packages, fine dining restaurant deals, cocktail masterclasses, the list goes on!
If you’re still not 100% sure on what to buy, we also have a range of Monetary Gift Cards that start from £25 and can be used at restaurants, bars, hotels and cinemas across Scotland.
View all the experiences on Gift Ideas here!
Claiming your FREE delivery couldn’t be easier, just quote ‘FREEPOST’ at the checkout! The offer is available all weekend from Friday 27th December to midnight on Monday 30th December.
You know that friend, everyone has at least one, who always opts for a cocktail, and is the go to person when it comes to recommendations for the best drinks on the menu. Well today we’ve got the perfect gift for those cocktail lovers in your life!
Cocktail Masterclasses at October from £50
With this fun gift experience you will learn some tricks of the trade and experience life on the other side of the bar. The October in house mixologist will teach you how to shake and stir like a pro to create the perfect cocktail masterpiece. The session will include a hands on experience where you’ll learn how to make and taste your way through three delicious cocktails followed by either a small buffet or two or three courses from the October A La Carte Menu.
Located in the penthouse of the stylish Princes Square, October’s contemporary restaurant is a popular destination for shoppers and fashionistas by day. By night the pace steps up, with DJs spinning house and disco and a licence until 3am, it’s transformed into a popular late night destination.
What makes this gift so great is that it’s an experience that can be enjoyed together with a range of different options available. There are more intimate couples experiences right up to a full on mini cocktail party for groups of up to eight of your favourite people. On top of that it can be enjoyed during the day or late at night, we’re quite partial to the odd afternoon cocktail ourselves!
Visit Gift Ideas to see the full range of options on offer.