Category Archives: Experiences

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


Share The Love – Couple’s Dining Across Scotland!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the Christmas season is all about spending some well deserved quality time with your nearest and dearest. But there’s no reason that this should only be at Christmas time, make 2016 a year for doing more together…

Couple’s Dining Experience at Various Venues Across Scotland



The Couple’s Dining Experience is perfect for a cosy night out with your loved one or a great meal with friends! This gift includes two delicious courses per person and a bottle of wine to share at a selection of amazing venues located across Scotland.


The great thing about the Couple’s Dining Experience is that it can be redeemed at so many different venues for all sorts of amazing food, from Italian pizza to Spanish Tapas. Also if you’re lucky enough to have a big group of friends you can turn the couple’s meal into a large group meal.


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Couple’s Experience is available at The Following Venues:

Arta, Glasgow
Harry’s, Perth
Ketchup, Glasgow
October Café, Glasgow
The Grosvenor Café, Glasgow
Waverley Tearoom, Glasgow


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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Afternoon Tea for Two! Great minds think alike

Today we have some wonderful offers to help with your Christmas shopping, it’s kind of what we do! A wise person once said a cup of tea is an excuse to share great thoughts with great minds, something that we could not possible agree more with. So much so that we offer seven separate Afternoon Tea offers on our website at some fantastic venues across Scotland!

Afternoon Tea for Two!



Who doesn’t love a good Afternoon Tea? Hand cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a selection of teas, afternoons don’t  get much better than that. Unless you throw in some bubbles of course!


As mentioned the Afternoon Tea experiences we have are on offer are available throughout Scotland from St. Andrews to Edinburgh. The Doll’s House in St. Andrews, specialising in hearty ‘good mood food’, The Doll’s House offers a diverse range of quality offers from weekend brunch to value market menu dining.



Meanwhile in Leith, The Granary serves quality hearty food in a comfy, homely setting looking over the docks. The kitchen serves up food that will warm your cockles and leave a lasting impression on your tastebuds!

This is just two of the great places that you can enjoy Afternoon Tea, check Gift Ideas for everywhere else!


Share the Love! Overnight Stay at The Palm Court Hotel

The Christmas Gift countdown continues! With only nine days left until Christmas Day, it can be safely said that everyone is getting into the festive swing of things. All the Christmas buzz and time spent with loved ones has got us feeling the love, and we want to share it!

Here at Gift Ideas we think 2016 should be a year of spending more time with those loved ones, travelling more and experiencing more together!

Overnight stay for two at The Palm Court Hotel



The Palm Court Hotel is a charming boutique hotel situated in the West End of Aberdeen, and the perfect gift for those looking to enjoy a relaxing getaway from it all. The hotel bar is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike and the renowned Bothy Restaurant which specialises in traditional Scottish cuisine is a firm favourite!



This gift experience comes with two options available, an overnight stay with breakfast or overnight stay with breakfast and dinner. Depending on what you’re doing the friendly team will be on hand to provide the best service possible, helping out with any extras and a great source of local knowledge!BUY NOW