Category Archives: Special Occasions

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


Ceilidh and Dinner – Do it at The Dhu!

Who says stocking fillers need to be boring, we prefer to call it a Stocking Thriller and have them by the sleigh full at Gift Ideas. Why get them socks when you can get so much more…

Ghillie Dhu Ceilidh and Dinner Experience


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Experience a true taste of Scotland in the heart of the nation’s capital city, Edinburgh! This amazing gift includes a delicious three course menu in the award winning Ghillie Dhu, we’re talking proper, traditional hearty Scottish Fayre here including haggis and Scottish salmon.

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After the meal guests move to the famous auditorium floor where they will learn to jig and spin with one of Scotland’s finest ceilidh bands. Once you’ve got your steps in line it’s a full night of ceilidh dancing until the wee small hours. We recommend bringing a good pair of dancing shoes!


Housed in an A grade listed building over three floors, Ghillie Dhu is a traditional Scottish pub that offers a whole lot more, with bar, restaurant and spectacular auditorium. If ceilidh’s are your bag you can find live music and dancing there every Friday and Saturday night with some of the city’s best bands.



Did you know? In Scottish folklore Ghillie Dhu was a solitary male faerie. He was kind, friendly and sometimes a bit wild…sounds about right.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Edinburgh for New Year’s Eve be sure to check out Ghillie Dhu for their famous Hogmanay Party, open until 5am with more of the same!


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!



Sharing is Caring! Lobster & Fizz at The Hyndland Fox

Welcome to day three of our best of the best Gift Ideas countdown calendar. Today we’re really feeling the love!

Buying the perfect gift for that special someone is always great, but sometimes it’s even better when you get to enjoy that perfect gift together. A wise person once said that food was the language of love, and we couldn’t agree more…

Lobster & Fizz for Two at The Hyndland Fox



This is the perfect sharing gift for couples, friends and general lovers of food, enjoy a full lobster with frites to share plus a bottle of Prosecco at Glasgow favourite, The Hyndland Fox. P.S. Don’t be afraid to use your hands!



Still a relatively new addition to Glasgow’s vibrant Hyndland district of the West End, the Hyndland Fox has gone from strength to strength since opening. With a new menu inspired by some of the best spots in Melbourne, a fantastic selection of craft beer, refreshing wines and highly skilled baristas The Fox has steadily established itself as a firm favourite for locals.



Still looking for the perfect couples gift? We’ve got plenty more at Gift Ideas!


One for the Foodies! The Luxury Deli Hamper from Mitchell’s

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! That’s right we’re now in December and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Over the next 25 days we’ll be putting on our Santa hats to bring you the best in unique gift experiences from Gift Ideas, from stocking fillers to the biggest present under the tree.

The Luxury Deli Hamper from Mitchell’s Deli



We’re going to kick off our December gift rundown with something for the foodies, the drinks aficionados and those cooks who like to be a little adventurous in the kitchen. The Luxury Deli Hamper is the perfect gift for all of the above. You can create your very own bespoke hamper of goods from the fantastic selection available at Mitchell’s, including everything from luxurious truffles and locally sourced produce to craft beers and organic wines.


A purveyor of fine food and wine in the heart of St. Andrews, Mitchell’s Deli is both café and takeaway delicatessen, with a commitment to using only the best, freshest, local and seasonal Scottish produce. Lots of which is sourced from St. Andrews and the local area (it doesn’t get more Scottish than that). This great gift gives you the opportunity to recreate some of your favourite Mitchell’s dishes, with many of the menu ingredients available to include in your own personal hamper.



An added bonus is the flexibility of this gift, you can either custom make the hamper to give as a gift or leave it entirely up to your loved one to design their own!


Lager Lovely! The Tennent’s Brewery Tour

Today is the 30th November which means only one day until the official Christmas countdown begins! It’s also St. Andrew’s Day, a day of celebration in Scotland for Saint Andrew, the official patron Saint of Scotland. In keeping with the Scottish theme we thought it would only be fitting so share a gift experience just as Scottish, a tour of the Tennent’s Brewery!

Tennent’s Brewery Tour £7.50 per person



This guided tour takes you the home of Scotland’s favourite pint, not only is it perfect for lager lovers but it’s also great for anyone interested in the history of such an iconic brand or even anyone who likes to try different things. How often do you get to visit a brewery!


Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow is home to more than 450 years of brewing tradition, with this unique experience you’ll enjoy a behind the scenes look at what makes Tennent’s so special. You’ll discover the very origins of brewing and production processes that have been used for centuries to present day and get a hands on insight into how the good stuff is made!



It’s not all about the lager though, the tour also looks at the rich heritage of the Tennent’s brand and its influence on Scottish culture, especially with Scottish music and football. There’s also a rare collection of vintage and retro Tennent’s packaging, there’s even screenings of some of the best Tennent’s adverts from over the decades.

The tour is topped off with a perfectly poured pint of Scotland’s favourite lager, they don’t get much better than that!

Enjoy FREE POSTAGE on all gift cards and experiences until 12am tonight just use code “FREEPOST” at checkout!