It’s that time of year again… and in the spirit of finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list, we’ve compiled a collection of our favorite souvenirs you can bring back with you on your next trip to Ireland and Scotland. After all, nothing says ‘Happy Holidays’ like a personalized bottle of whiskey, a custom family tartan, or handcrafted jewelry designed just for you. If you really want to impress them, you can always surprise them with a vacation to the Celtic Isles. *hint hint* 😉
As the Celtic Experts, we believe that some of the best gifts for the holidays can be found in Ireland and Scotland so next time you visit, make sure to check out these fun experiences so you can share your memories with everyone back home.
Our Top Gifts for the Holidays
Exclusive Bottle of Whisky
As one of the oldest whisky sites in Scotland, the Blair Athol Distillery warms visitors with a journey through its aromatic tasting rooms, followed by a tutored masterclass and an exclusive bottle poured just for you to share with everyone back home.
Personalized Family Tartan
Trace back your family roots and take home a piece of your clan’s traditional tartan with the help of our local consultants at the Scotland Shop. If you’re staying at the Balmoral Hotel, you can join our dedicated Tartan Butlers for a deeper dive into your heritage.
Ashford Castle Irish Bread-in-a-Bottle
Relive the decadent scents and flavors of Ashford Castle with the unique ingredients of Mrs. Tollman’s seeded bread recipe conveniently packed into a cute little bottle for you to recall memories of your vacation to Ireland while baking the bread at home.
Jameson Cocktail Kit
Become a ‘professional’ mixologist after your visit to the Jameson Distillery in Dublin with one of their complete cocktail-making kits. This includes a range of accessories from glassware to whiskey stones, wild seaweed bitters and more.
Irish Waterford Crystal
Get up close and personal with Irish history at the Waterford Crystal Factory as you learn the techniques behind every intricate detail. Take a masterpiece back home with you so you can decorate your house with the shining beauty of this timeless tradition.