Advent Calendar 2017

Door 24, Bring on the Baileys

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Door 24 Bring on the Baileys Presents all wrapped, check. Food shopping done, mostly. Sent partner out for Christmas crackers and they came back with Jacobs cream crackers? check. Children already driving you insane check. Relatives you only see once a year turning up later today, check. Copious amounts of Baileys calling your name, oh yes, check! Go forth and be merry. It’s been a tough year! Xxx


Door 23, What’s Your Scottish Elf Name

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Door 23 Whats Your Elf Name? A little elfie banter to make you chuckle while you’re in wrapping madness. The first letter of your first name and the month you were born in. Just match the names. Easy. Love Breeks McReekin’ xx

Elf Name, Shop Scotland

Door 22, Smile

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Door 22 Smile A¬†small¬†snapshot of some of the¬†talented small business owners who make¬†Shop Scotland¬†tick.¬†Makers, shakers, designers, artists and entrepreneurs around the country who create imaginative¬†and distinctive products all year round. These are the faces¬†behind creative products made with passion, and the people with the drive and the gumption to take the leap and go it alone. Take a look at the Shop Scotland Smile page and discover huge talent. Supporting […]


Door 21, Carrell Designs and Silvermeadows

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Door 21 Carrell Designs and Silvermeadows Christmas ordering has gone but bear these brilliant small businesses in mind for¬†any gifts you may be buying in the new year. Top Shop Scotland talent and quite the pro’s at using #shopscotland on social media.¬†‚ô• Beautiful personalised fine bone china from Carrell Designs. Have a special¬†memento piece created with your own dates, names, quotes or even your own artwork. Incredible heirloom pieces to […]

Carrell Designs, Silvermeadows, Shop Scotland

Door 20, Cuero Handbags and Urban Pirate

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Door 20 Cuero Handbags and The Urban Pirate Left ordering online a little too late for Christmas delivery? Is your person just too tricky to buy for? Try a fail safe¬†pressie and let them choose for themselves with handy gift vouchers from Cuero Handbags in Jedburgh and The Urban Pirate in Glasgow. Cuero Handbags. Totally unique leather bags all handmade in the Scottish borders. A huge range of colours and […]


Door 19, Dr Seuss, Be Who You Are

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Door 19 Dr Seuss Too true. Words to live by from Dr. Seuss.

Dr Seuss

Door 18, Hole in My Pocket and Knitknacks

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Door 18 Hole in My Pocket and Knitknacks Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals. In¬†the distinctive and fun style of Hole in My Pocket comes this fab¬†Home Alone inspired mug.¬†Featuring Kevin, Harry and Marv this is a brilliant and funny mug for all film fans. ¬£9.50 from Hole in My Pocket, Glasgow. Knitted by Lanark based Knitknacks are a great range of colourful hot water bottle covers. Knitted in a mix […]

Hole in My Pocket, Knitknacks, Shop Scotland

Door 17, The Apprentice Final

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Door 17 The Apprentice Final Every year Shop Scotland runs an Apprentice competition on our Facebook page. Before episode 1 and from biogs, pictures and cheesy quotes alone entrants have to guess the outright winner, it’s that simple. As candidates have been fired throughout the weeks competition entrants have been booted out too. Tonight is the final, 2 candidates left (James and Sarah) and 3 competition entrants left. The winner/winners […]

James Sarah, The Apprentice

Door 16, Murag Jewellery and Olive Pearson Designs

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Door 16 Murag Jewellery and Olive Pearson Designs Murag Jewellery create one-off electroformed jewellery which involves essentially ‘growing’ a metal around an object therefore¬†encasing it and keeping it safe and preserved forever. This incredible sycamore leaf necklace was made¬†by¬†pressing and drying the leaf and then¬†encasing¬†it in copper. The leaf¬†is then finished with a dark oxidised patina. Stunning. ¬£44.99 from Murag Jewellery, Garelochhead. Available in a selection of 8 colours this […]

Murag Jewellery, Olive Pearson Designs, Shop Scotland

Door 15, Alba Inspirations and Shake the Tree

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Door 15 Alba Inspirations¬†and Shake the Tree A set of 4 fabulous wooden coasters hand sawn from reclaimed wood by Alba Inspirations. The coasters are all waxed to make them water repellent and with a unique grain they make an attractive and useful addition in any home. Set of 4 coasters, ¬£13.50 from Alba Inspirations, East Calder. These beautiful ‘Ocean’ drop earrings are handmade with polymer clay and sit on […]

Alba Inspirations, Shake the Tree, Shop Scotland

Door 14, Smile & Wave Creations and Squinty Stuff

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Door 14 Smile & Wave Creations and Squinty Stuff These Outlander inspired neck warmers are handmade by Smile & Wave Creations in Fife. Created in a range of tartans and with your choice of trims and buttons, the neck warmers are lined with fleece to keep you cosy and make a¬†gorgeous and practical accessory for any outfit. Neck warmers¬†starting at ¬£15 from Smile & Wave Creations, Milnathort. Glasgow business Squinty […]

Squinty Stuff, Smile & Wave Creations, Shop Scotland

Door 13, Gie It LaLDy and Pretty Darn Perfect

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Day 13 Gie It La’LD’y and Pretty Darn Perfect Yer Maw’s Got Baws! Perhaps my favourite Gie It La’LDy Scottish slang mug so far, although that¬†does change on a regular basis. Brilliant banter hand printed mug from the Glasgow Studio of Gie It Laldy. Yer Maw’s Go Baws, And Yer Da Loves It. ¬£9.50 from Gie It La’LD’y. Introducing Sally. This incredible¬†handmade doll is hard stuffed, hinged with button joints […]

Gie It Laldy, Pretty Darn Perfect, Shop Scotland

Door 12, All Mixed Up and Badger & Baird

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Door 12 All Mixed Up and Badger & Baird Delicious homemade Scottish tablet from All Mixed Up. Choose from¬†tempting Original, Ginger or Sea Salted tablet, wow. Available¬†in weights up to a mighty 1kg. Yummm! ¬£2-¬£20 from All Mixed Up, Port Seton. This set of three stacking rings from Badger & Baird are simply beautiful. Sterling silver, highly polished and with a hammered finish this trio are full of Christmas sparkle. […]

Shop Scotland, All Mixed Up, Badger & Baird

Door 11, The Edinburgh Bow Tie Company and Saffron Jewellery

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Door 11 The Edinburgh Bow Tie Company and Saffron Jewellery Since 2o14 The Edinburgh Bow Tie Company have been busy making stylish bow ties. A classic accessory and an ideal gift idea for the person who has everything. Their bow tie range is¬†huge and you can choose from silk, tweeds, tartan, cotton, pre-tied, Slim Jim ties, the list goes on. This Edinburgh Holyrood ‘Sophisticate‘ style is our favourite, pre-tied, double […]

Shop Scotland, Edinburgh Bow Tie Company, Saffron Jewellery

Door 10, Puffinpatchworks and Elegant Originals

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Door 10, Puffinpatchworks and Elegant Originals Puffinpatchworks have a totally gorgeous range of wait for it …. puffin cushions. As well as puffins there’s also¬†some equally stunning appliqued crows, elegant golden eagles and a brilliant range of patchwork tweed and tartan cushions. Cushions starting at ¬£30 from Puffinpatchworks¬†in Creetown. Jingle Belties all the way from Elegant Originals. These adorable tree decorations are made in Galloway, the home of the Belted […]

Shop Scotland, Puffinpatchworks, Elegant Originals

Door 9, Bosie Hug and The Meadowsweet Company

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

  Door 9 Bosie Hug and The Meadowsweet Company These lovely little handmade Clutter Pots from Bosie Hug are a perfectly pretty storage solution for all those wee nick nacks lying around the house. Made with Harris Tweed and available in a rainbow of colours these structured and crease free useful pots¬†sit at approx 16cm high by 14cm diameter. ¬£35 from Bosie Hug in Brechin. The Meadowsweet Company have formulated […]

Shop Scotland, Bosie Hug, Meadowsweet

Door 8, Beary Tales and Sarah Lucie Jewellery

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Door 8 Beary Tales and Sarah Lucie Jewellery This adorable rabbit is Velveteenie and has been¬†handmade by Beary Tales in Dunshalt. With tiny jointed limbs and jointed head she is weighted with a steel shot, completely hand sewn and sits approx 3.5″ not including her wabbit ears. Not suitable for young children. ¬£50 from Beary Tales. These timeless little love heart studs are created in the Forfar studio of Sarah […]

Beary Tales, Sarah Lucie Jewellery

Door 7, Daisy Belle Designs and Clare Baird

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Advent Calendar Door 7 Daisy Belle Designs and Clare Baird These superb rhodium plated and tweed cuff links are handmade by Daisy Belle Designs in Edinburgh. They are just under 2cm width and come gift boxed ready to give.¬†¬£17 from Daisy Belle Designs. Based in picturesque Pittenweem, designer Clare Baird has created a distinctive and much admired collection of Scottish inspired products ranging from¬†cards and mugs to cushions, coasters, tea […]

Shop Scotland, Daisybelle Designs and Claire Baird

Door 6, Maram Jewellery and Supernature Oils

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Advent Calendar Door 6 Maram Jewellery and Supernature Oils Stunning disc charm necklaces from Maram Jewellery. Personalised, Sterling silver, handmade and¬†a thoughtful gift to be truly treasured. ¬£32 from South Queensferry based Maram Jewellery. Delicious cold-pressed rapeseed oil produced by¬†Supernature Oils¬†on their East Lothian farm. These 4, 100ml bottles are infused with a selection of the most popular flavours from this multi award winning company – Lemon, Chilli, Ginger and […]

Maram Jewellery, Supernature Oils

Door 5, Bonny Bling and The Bonnie Badge Company

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

  Advent Calendar Door 5 Bonnie Bling and The Bonny Badge Company Available as a metal pin (¬£8) or an acrylic brooch badge (¬£35) these fabulous Billy Connolly faces were created by Bonnie Bling to celebrate the 75th birthday of The Big Yin. Bonnie Bling¬†make a donation¬†to Parkinsons UK for every Billy badge sold. The Bonny Badge Company based on the Isle of Seil have a fab range of #WeAreScotland […]

Bonnie Bling, Bonny Badge

Door 4, Elspeth Gardner Ceramics and Aurora Jewellery

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Advent Calendar Door 4 Elspeth Gardner Ceramics and Aurora Jewellery Elspeth Gardner has created a brilliant selection of cheery mugs, always guaranteed to raise a smile as you make your morning coffee. Along with this happy wee Westie, Elspeth’s other¬†designs¬†all¬†priced at ¬£11.50, include Scottie dogs, highland cows, sheep and puffins. A¬† perfect gift to find under the tree, these beautiful silver stud earrings are part of¬†the stunning Glide collection from […]

Elspeth Gardner and Aurora Jewellery

Door 3, Ailsa Black and Anne Makes Lovely Candles

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Advent Calendar¬†Door 3 Ailsa Black and Anne Makes Lovely Candles Get yourself organised throughout 2018 with this bright and¬†happy wall calendar from Ailsa Black, featuring 12 of her most loved cheerful animal characters. ¬£9.99 from Ailsa Black¬†in Dumfries. These beautiful Blackberry and Bay Candles created by Anne Makes Lovely Candles come in a range of sizes and vary from ¬£2.00 to ¬£25.00. With all cotton wicks leading to a longer […]

Ailsa Black, Anne Makes Lovely Candles

Door 2, Brave Scottish Gifts and Off With Her Head Millinery

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Advent Calendar¬†Door 2 Brave Scottish Gifts and Off With Her Head Millinery These beautiful handmade Frost Flowers are 3″ wide and handmade with 8 layers of white satin, leaf detail and a vintage glass button centre. Created by Off With Her Head Millinery, ¬£8.50 each. Shop Scotland this Christmas and support small businesses. Brave Scottish Gifts Off With Her Head Millinery

Brave Scottish Gifts & Off With Her Head Millinery

Door 1, The Butterfly & Toadstool and Amy Britton

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Advent Calendar Door 1 The Butterfly & Toadstool and Amy Britton This beautiful glass acorn pendant¬†costs ¬£18 and¬†has been hand filled with real purple heather picked on the west coast of Scotland. A truly unique piece of jewellery from The Butterfly & Toadstool in Newton Stewart. A gorgeous gift for true romantics or those perhaps needing a little extra luck on their side. From the bright and beautiful collection of […]

The Butterfly & Toadstool, Amy Britton