Made in Scotland: Unique Mother’s Day Gifts from Independent Businesses

Mother's Day Gifts from Scotland

Mother’s Day Gifts from Scotland

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Celebrating Mother’s Day is a tradition that spans the globe, a day dedicated to honouring the incredible women who have shaped our lives.

Mothering Sunday offers an opportunity to bring joy to a special loved one, showing gratitude for all the love, care, and sacrifices made throughout the years. Celebrating Mother’s Day with a unique gift from one of Scotland’s many independent businesses not only adds a personal touch to your expression of appreciation but also supports the rich tapestry of Scottish craftsmanship and heritage.

When we support these independent Scottish businesses, we’re not only contributing to the local economy; we’re also nurturing the artisans and creators who continue to keep Scotland’s unique identity alive through their work.

In this guide, we’ll explore some of our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas made by Scottish independent businesses.

Handcrafted Jewellery: The Makery, Dunbar

The Makery, a collaborative venture by Emma Westwater and Nem Sarton in Dunbar, marries graphic design with jewellery making to create bold, vibrant pieces that make any collection stand out—a perfect choice for the craft enthusiast.

98 High St, Dunbar EH42 1JJ ·

The Makery Dunbar, Scotland - Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The Makery Dunbar, Scotland – Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Chocolate Pairing Experiences: Taste Talk

Taste Talk of Dunkeld is renowned for unique tasting experiences ‘flings’ pairing world-beating chocolate truffles from the Highland Chocolatier with oak-aged malts and fine gins. The experience is to be savoured; accompanied by original compositions from Caledonia’s ‘Dougie Maclean’ and the smile of a friendly Taste Talk ambassador to guide you on a taste journey.

14 High St, Dunkeld PH8 0AJ · Book a Fling 


Scottish Fine Foods Hampers: The House of Bruar

The House of Bruar is a treasure trove of the finest Scottish produce, meticulously curated for those who enjoy Scotland’s decadent side. Their hampers are a cornucopia of Scotland’s finest delicacies, offering a luxurious taste of the country’s fare. It’s an ideal pick for those who love to entertain, bringing a touch of Scottish elegance to any gathering.

Pitagowan, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TW ·

House of Bruar Gift Hamper

House of Bruar Gift Hamper

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Skincare Gift Sets: Castle Apothecary Scotland

Castle Apothecary Scotland produces an enchanting skincare line, inspired by the lush, natural heritage of Scotland, specifically designed to nourish dry and sensitive skin with the gentle touch of nature’s finest ingredients.

We suggest taking a look at the Wee Bairns Fragrance-Free Skincare Gift Set with Scottish Oats. It is entirely fragrance-free, incorporating calendula, shea butter, almond, and avocado oils. Formulated to offer soothing, hydrating care without the addition of fragrances that might irritate sensitive skin.

Castle Apothecary Scotland

Castle Apothecary Scotland

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Bespoke Tartan: Sound of Iona

Situated off the west coast of Scotland, the island of Iona has the mighty Atlantic Ocean on its western shore and is separated from the Isle of Mull by the Sound of Iona.

In the early twentieth century, Scotland’s most cherished artists—the Scottish Colourists—made regular painting trips to the island. Their famous seascapes captured Iona’s vibrant colours.

Sound of Iona make bespoke tartan encompassing Iona’s unique colour palette, white sands to the pink tones of ancient granite and the blues of the sea, evokes special memories of the island, making our range of products a heartfelt gift for those who hold Iona dear.

Martyrs Bay Shop, Isle of Iona PA76 7SJ ·

Sound of Iona Tartan Gifts for Mother's Day

Sound of Iona Tartan Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Hebridean Designer Jewellery: Islewear

Founded by Jordane Symington, Islewear crafts organic treasures that celebrate rural Scotland’s heritage. Each piece, inspired by the Hebrides’ wild elements and incorporating natural textures, offers a wearable piece of the island’s essence—a treasure for those who cherish Scotland’s natural beauty.

Islewear Jewellery

© Islewear

Make Mother’s Day 2024 an inspiration

This Mother’s Day, why not choose a gift that tells a story? A gift made with care, that brings with it the essence of Scotland—a land of beauty, resilience, and rich history.

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