Secret santa gifts for female colleagues

by Stewart 9. November 2013 00:39

If women think men are hard to buy for at Christmas it is nothing compared to the fear instilled in men’s hearts when they realise that they have to buy a secret santa present for a female colleague they hardly know!
 
Never fear, our top five secret santas for ladies will solve your problem:
 
1. A flower arrangement
If you know that you are handing out presents before everyone goes on leave for Christmas you can give your recipient a lovely bouquet of flowers to keep at her desk.
 
If you time it right they might even last her till Christmas day.


2. A voucher for two

If she has a significant other then vouchers for a Christmas activity are a great idea and a novel approach to secret santa gifting.
 
A ride on the big wheel or a day tasting mince pies and mulled wine are the ideal treat around the festive season.

3. A hat and scarf

Practical but useful too!
 
Ask around the office for her favourite colours and maybe even order online to ensure you are supervised while choosing the perfect present for your secret santa recipient.

 
4. A magazine subscription

If she’s forever spending her lunch hour buried behind a glossy mag then take note and order her a subscription to be sent to the office each month.
 
She’ll love the convenience of a delivery right to the door and you’ll get to have a look once she’s done!

 
5.Chocolate and wine
If all else fails you can most definitely rely on chocolate and wine.
 
A luxury bottle alongside some high quality choccies will make anyone (male or female) happy at Christmas and there’s a high chance you might get a glass and maybe even a chocolate or two!

 
For more secret santa ideas have a look at our Christmas food hampers.

 

Christmas gifts for cheese lovers

by Stewart 11. October 2013 23:52

If you’ve got a long Christmas list then you’ll no doubt be thinking of gift ideas already.

Knowing what your friends and family’s interests are is a great first step towards Christmas present success! Identifying a love of one particular product is the way to really guarantee a great present.

Here are our gift ideas for cheese lovers:

Larder goodies

Cheese is a fantastic treat as it goes with so many wonderful tastes. The perfect gift for cheese lovers is a selection of products for the larder that will make their cheese board extra special.

Beautiful handmade chutneys are a great place to start as they can elevate a normal snack to a luxury treat, which is what we all deserve at Christmas.

High quality oatcakes and crackers as well as some tasty pate will complete your gift selection.

A cheese knife

With prices varying hugely from tens to hundreds there is definitely a cheese knife out there to suit every budget and it is the perfect choice for a real cheese addict.

If you suspect that everyone else might buy the recipient a luxury cheese and other edibles then this is the perfect option for you.

If your cheese lover is really dedicated, why not have the knife engraved with a personalised message for a truly special memento.

A cheese making kit

If you think that the recipient might be interested in how cheese is made then a 'make your own cheese' kit is a fantastic present and one that the whole family can get involved with.

Kits for both hard and soft cheeses are available so you can tailor your choice specifically to your recipient for a Christmas present that will really be remembered.

For more ideas for cheese lovers visit our Cheese & Wine Gifts page.

Scottish Christmas presents

by Stewart 4. October 2013 18:41

It may be the start of October but as you know, this means the start of corporate Christmas planning.

As a family-run business based in Perth, we’ve noted that - when it comes to gifting to our own clients – those from Europe are particularly fond of Scottish treats!

And who wouldn’t be? From a bottle of whisky to a box of shortbread, there are few people that would say no to a Scottish Christmas present!

If you’re a Scottish business working with clients in Britain and mainland Europe, why not consider theming your gift around the home of fantastic food and drink?

To whet your appetite, here are a few of our favourite Scottish products:

Isle of Arran Cheese – Smoked Cheddar with Garlic

Cheese and Christmas go hand in hand. From cheese platters that are a great savoury alternative to dessert or simply something delicious for unexpected guests, this Isle of Arran Smoked Cheddar and Garlic cheese is one of our all-time favourites!

Making cheese since 1991 on the beautiful Isle of Arran, this family of cheese makers has scooped countless awards. Have a look at our Taste of Christmas basket for the full range of gifts your client would receive.

Walkers of Aberlour - Luxury Petticoat Tails Shortbread

Christmas isn’t Christmas without shortbread. Synonymous with Scotland, these beautiful biscuits are a fab treat for foreign clients with a sweet tooth.

Presented in a tartan box, these shortbread biscuits are perfectly paired with a mug of tea or coffee…wherever in the world you may be.

Browse our Christms Wishes hamper to see what else is included with these delicious biscuits.

Glengoyne 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

With the nip of winter in the air, there’s no better way to fight off the chill than with your own ‘nip’. A dram of Glengoyne – a Highland single malt whisky – is best consumed in front of a roaring fire or from a hip flask while enjoying a winter stroll.

Take a look at our beautiful Christmas Wonderland hamper for a fabulous collection of luxury Christmas treats; sure to astound any recipient!

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