Christmas gift guide: the best Scottish gin present ideas

Stuck for ideas on what to buy the gin fan in your life for Christmas? Our handy guide might help.

Published 27th Nov 2017
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Gin Bothy Christmas Tasting Box

(price: £30, website:

Christmas gin
Picture: Gin Bothy

A great introduction to one of Scotland's best gin producers, the Christmas Tasting Box from Gin Bothy is amazing value with 6 5cl bottles of gin for just £30.

Containing both full strength and liqueur gins, including the Mulled Infused Gin and Amaretto Infused Gin, each gin is perfect for enjoying neat, with ice or of course with tonic.

Pickering's Gin Baubles

(price: £26-£30, website:

Originally launched in 2014, Pickering’s gin baubles went viral after we broke the story about them two years ago, leading to coverage on news websites around the world, including one created by TV legend Martha Stewart.

The decorations proved so popular that they crashed the website on their release last year and led to the distillery at Summerhall increasing their production just to meet demand.

Now the hugely popular baubles are back on sale and make the perfect addition to any gin fan's tree.

This beautiful hand drawn gin map of the UK and Ireland

(price: £48, website:

Christmas Gin
Picture: Manuscript Maps

Though the map is slightly out of date in terms of how many gin distilleries there are now across the country (to be honest who can keep up?) it manages to cover most of the most popular.

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That's not the beauty of this print of though, the real selling point is how stunningly beautiful it is - seriously, you'll discover something new each time you look at it.

A2-sized - measuring 420 mm x 594 mm - the map includes a black mount and is signed by the artist, dated, and numbered.

• READ MORE: Why not pick up a selection of these fab gin miniatures to try, or gift, this Christmas?

The G & T Tshirt

(price: £5, website:

What better way to state your love of gin that by wearing it proudly on your chest?

Ubiquitous Chip announce Christmas food and drink menu - including festive cocktails and cosy roof terrace

At just £5 this Tshirt from the guys at Swally Shirts features the four classic ingredients required to make a G&T.

Gin & Tonic Christmas Lip Balm

(price: £5.89, website:

An excellent little stocking filler or gift for the gin fan in your life.

Gin & Tonic flavoured, you can even include a Personalised Gift Message with this luxury lip balm.

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'Gin Or Tea' Mug

(price: £11.50, website:

Picture: John Lewis

This fun mug from Alice Scott is great for a G and Tea (sorry, that was terrible) or more likely tea on its own.

The 12 gins of Christmas

(price: £69, website:

Picture: Eden Mill

This set – priced at £69 – sees established Eden Mill favourites Original Gin, Love Gin, Hop Gin and Golf Gin joined by some festive flavours – including Mulled Gin, Orange and Clove Gin and After Dinner Gin.

Other flavours include the Caribbean-inspired Slackwater Gin, cardamom-infused Rai Gin, the Mediterranean Botano Gin and the so-called ‘juniper monster’, the Juniper Trio Gin.

Giving gin fans access to some truly interesting limited edition expressions.

Edinburgh Christmas Gin

(price: £35.00, website:

Flavoured with a unique blend of seasonal botanicals, including frankincense and myrrh, this is the perfect festive gin.

Described as having "sweet orange notes and lingering spice from cinnamon and nutmeg", the Christmas Gin is the perfect after Christmas dinner drink to share with family and friends.

Gin Earrings

(price: £17, website:

How cool are these? Always have a gin and tonic to hand with these fun earrings, which come with a glass, ice and a slice - well miniature versions of them.

Edinburgh Gin Advent Calendar

(price: £100, website:

Start the countdown to Christmas in the best way with this advent calendar that comes with 25 5cl gin bottles with a variety of flavours.

The range includes their London Dry style gins – including the navy strength Cannonball and festive Christmas gin – and their popular fruit gin liqueurs such as Plum and Vanilla, and Raspberry hidden behind each door.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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