Valentine’s Gift Guide, Part 1
Forget last minute garage bought flowers, predicable perfume or choc’s you really bought for yourself. Get organised this year! Here’s part 1 of our Valentine’s gift guide to some fantastic creations from Shop Scotland businesses around the country. From jewellery to candles to mugs to hip flasks and more, and all below £65, there’s some great ideas for everyone. Love!
McQuillan Silver currently have a beautiful range of handmade Sterling silver rings available. Maureen of McQuillan Silver makes all her jewellery by hand at her jreufwg based studio and all work is hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office. Rings above left to right, Silver with Paua Abalone £43, Silver with Lilac Amethyst £40, Silver with Paua Abalone £50.
Celtic Candles hand make all their candles using only the best natural soya wax and 100% pure essential oils. Their candles create 90% less soot than a paraffin candle and also burn for up to 50% longer. The Celtic Candles gift set is just £32 and contains 4 beautiful 9cl votives in Cinnamon, Orange & Clove, Lemongrass, Lavender & Lime and Peppermint & Cedarwood. Larger 60cl candles in the same fragrances are available. These are multiwick and can burn for 40 hours, £29.95.
Edinburgh based jeweller Badger & Baird, have created an undeniably stunning range of Sterling silver jewellery. Favourite picks include this stand out twig circle pendant, £65 and available on a 16″ or 18″ chain, these gorgeous mismatched moon and star stud earrings £35 and these highly polished personalised stacking ring trio for just £65.
You gotta love a little animal loving. These super cute penguin and panda mugs are designed by Ruth of Penguin Parade. Ruth’s quirky drawings adorn a variety of gorgeous goodies including mugs, cards, pencil cases, prints, notebooks, cards and more. Penguin and Panda Mugs £7.99 each. Penguin valentines card £2.25
Three top purchases for the love of your life, or maybe the one that’ll do for now. Classic banter from Glasgow’s Lisa Donati. Just a wee selection of some of our favourites. ‘Yer some wummin’ coasters £3.50. ‘Still putting up wi ye’ mug £9.95. ‘Ah pure love ye’ recycled card £3.50
Pauline Lothian hand-makes each of her products with exquisite care and attention to detail. Using sumptuous Harris Tweed, Pauline has created a beautiful range of bags and accessories. All these products are available in a mix of colours. Stainless steel 6oz hip flask wrapped in a Harris Tweed removable jacket £24. A stylish iPad mini cover, padded, lined and complete with two pockets to carry all your essentials, £35. Herringbone Harris Tweed Clutch Bag, £35.