The Skinny's 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

Ornamental, edible, large and small – here's our selection of some of the best Christmas gift ideas from Scotland's makers, designers and producers

Article by The Skinny | 11 Dec 2018
  • The Skinny Christmas Gift Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the ideal time to give your friends, family and loved ones a special little treat. And if you want said treats to be extra-special, you could do a lot worse than selecting something from our 2018 Gift Guide. We've been in touch with a host of our favourite designers and producers from across Scotland to pull together a list of colourful, exciting and interesting products for your pals to look at, sniff, wear, eat and skate around on.

Scroll on to take a look at this year's guide, photographed by our own Sarah Donley; our thanks as always to the retailers, designers and stockists who helped make this guide happen.

Dreamland, Planet Dreamland Digital Print Oversized T Shirt Dress, £50
Dreamland, Jade Embroidered Sweatshirt, £45
Dreamland, Purple Duplex Print T Shirt, £30

[Clockwise from top left]

Squid Ink Co, Wiggles Earrings, Pink, £22
Kate Trouw, Small Loop Earrings, Pink, £40
Kate Trouw, Tassel earrings, Grey/Lime, £38
Squid Ink Co, Bends Earrings, Grey, £20

[Left to Right]
Squint Clothing x Alice Dansey-Wright, Low Tide Socks, £12
Squint Clothing, Coin Purse, £16
MAiK, Breton Blue Socks, £15
SOLAS, Silk Sleepmask, Teal Buttercup, £45

What Lydia Made, Made to Order Bra £50, Pants £25

[Clockwise, from top left]
Emer Tumilty, 2019 Calendar, £18
Risotto, 2019 Mini Calendar, £9
Studio Wald, Gardener’s Diary, £5.50
Studio Wald, 2019 Pinboard Calendar, £16
Riso Soup, Perpetual Calendar, £15
Crispin Finn, Bingo Calendar, £12.50
Nikki Mcwilliams, Meal Planner Pad, £6.50

Lucy Engels, Quilted Shopper No.7, £120

[Left to Right]
Kate Colin Design, Geometric Baubles in assorted colours, £12 each
Steph Liddle, Stroke Long Vase, £75
Steph Liddle, Mimic Mid Pot, £35
Natalie J Wood, Loop Vase, Seafoam, £60

[Left to Right]
Cairngorm Coffee, Seasonal Coffee Bags, £8-12
Sugarsnap Chocolate, Artisan Collection, £9.50-33
Sugarsnap Chocolate, Coffee. Blond. Pecan. Bar, £4.50
Eteaket, Isle of Harris Gin Tea, £5.55-7.95

Kate Colin Design, Geometric Baubles in assorted colours, £12 each

[Left to Right]
Re:ply, re:ply x Philson Collab Skateboard Deck, £45
INSTRMNT, T-42 mens Watch, £180
Sugarsnap Chocolate, Coffee. Blond. Pecan. Bar, £4.50
Loela, Square Earrings Green, £24
Risotto, 2019 Mini Calendar, £9

Polymorphics, Marble Geometric Planter, Minimalistic Vase, £29
Emer Tumilty, 2019 Calendar, £18
SOLAS, Silk Sleepmask, Machair, £45
Kate Colin Design, Geometric Baubles in assorted colours, £12 each
Cairngorm Coffee, Seasonal Coffee Bags, £8-12
Heather Shields, Jazz Scarf, Neon, £165

Tartan Blanket Co, New Wool Blanket in Burnt Orange Basket Weave, £65
Tartan Blanket Co, New Wool Blanket in Duck Egg Herringbone, £65
Tartan Blanket Co, New Wool Blanket in Grey and Yellow Herringbone, £65

Jennifer Kent, Transit Travel Blanket, Skye, £120
Squint Clothing, Coin Purse, £16
Lucy Engels, Quilted Shopper No.7, £120
Risotto, 2019 Wall Calendar, £18

Bonnie Burrito Hot Sauce, Jalapeño and Lime, £4.95
Bonnie Burrito Hot Sauce, Mango and Habanero, £4.95
Bonnie Burrito Hot Sauce, Fiery Scotch Bonnet, £4.95
Bonnie Burrito Hot Sauce, Smokey Chipotle, £4.95

[Top to bottom, left to right]

Rosie Drake Knight, Small Zip Purse, Rust & Gold Seed Print, £25
INSTRMNT, T-42 mens Watch, £180
Nmarra, Arca earrings, £24.50
Nmarra, Pila earrings, £22.50
Kate Trouw, Bar Studs Blue/Pink, £25
Kate Trouw, Small Loop Earrings, Pink, £40
Squid Ink Co., Bends Earrings, Grey, £22
Loela, Square Earrings, Green, £24
Squid Ink Co, Wiggles Earrings, Pink, £22
Rosie Drake Knight, Envelope Purse, Gold Sun Spot, £20


Want to grab one of our favourite Scottish albums of 2018? We recommend Assai Records, who would have featured in this gift guide if not for a technical problem with the camera...

Take a look at our guide to Scotland's Christmas art markets and shops here

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