9 Christmas Gifts from Argyll Small Businesses
Christmas shopping made easy with 9 thoughtful gifts from Argyll
We’ve rounded up 9 lovely presents produced right here in Argyll. It’s been a difficult year for many small businesses, so we wanted to give a shout out to some of our favourite local brands, who always put their hearts and souls into their craft.
So whether you’re coming to visit us, or want to order a little piece of Argyll for the festive season, read on to find some goodies to buy for loved ones (or yourself!) this Christmas.
Christmas Presents from Argyll
1. For the “Proper” Beer Lovers | Fyne Ales
Fyne Ales are the perfect gift for all beer fans with their commitment to the highest quality and flavours. Their distillery in Cairndow is a short journey from Loch Lomond Holiday Park and Drimysnie Holiday Village, and we always recommend their fascinating tour and shop as a must-visit when in Argyll. Plus, they have plenty of goodies online too, so you can give the gift of proper beer this Christmas.
3 Beers of your choosing for £8.50
2. For Anyone Wanting to Relax | The Argyll Botany Company
The Argyll Botany Company is the perfect place to find natural skincare, bath goodies, and organic candles created here in Argyll and inspired by the region. We think that the Queen of the Isles candle - with its Christmassy peppermint scent - is the perfect gift to help relax over the festive period.
3. For the Family of Chocoholics | Oban Chocolates
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Christmas fan or scrooge, because as long as you’re a chocolate lover, Oban Chocolates have a gift for you! Their indulgent chocolates are a special, handmade treat the whole family is sure to enjoy. We particularly love this cheeky Bah Humbug choccy and their more-ish gift boxes.
4. For the Thrill Seekers | In Your Element
Give the gift of an experience that will never be forgotten, with an In Your Element voucher. They’re redeemable for 2 years, so you have plenty of time to ready your nerves and get up to Scotland for some adrenaline-fuelled fun. We’re talking abseiling, archery, axe-throwing, and that’s only the ‘A’s...
Starting at £10 - In your Element voucher
5. For Coffee Connoisseurs | Argyll Coffee Roasters
If you love to start your morning with a delicious coffee or enjoy a high quality cup during the day, you have to try the Argyll Coffee Roasters, our local speciality coffee roastery. Whether you use a coffee filter or prefer shots of espresso, they have a number of rich coffee roasts to enjoy, including the intriguing ‘Argyll’s Secret Roast’...
6. For those wanting to wrap up warm | The Drapers Shop at Dunollie Castle
Can you get cosier than a brushed wool tartan scarf? We don’t think so! These handwoven scarves featuring a heritage MacDougall tartan make the perfect gift for anyone who likes to wrap up warm over winter. They’re sold at the gift shop at Dunollie Castle, the ancient home of the MacDougall clan, less than half an hour’s drive from Loch Awe Holiday Park.
7. For anyone missing a taste of Scotland | The Tobermory Fish Co
Delicious hampers of the tastiest festive food are always a popular gift at Christmas, and these hampers from The Tobermory Fish Co more than deliver on flavour. With fresh fish, local cheese and even gingerbread biscuits, you’re going to love the goodies each size of hamper brings.
£35 for a festival special small gift box
8. For Those who Love Getting into the Christmas ‘Spirit’ | Argyll Holiday’s Favourites
This list wouldn’t be complete without a few spirits to round off proceedings. But how are we supposed to choose just one Argyll-distilled whisky or gin?
Instead, we’ve rounded up a few local heroes to check out:
- £59.99 Tyree Gift Set - Gin, chosolate, candle and tea! What more could you want for Christmas?
- £26 Loch Fyne Whisky Pack - 3 award-winning smooth whiskies to sample
- £23.50 Ben Lomond Gin - we particularly enjoy the blackberry and gooseberry infusion
9. For anyone visiting Argyll for the holidays | Pinetrees Gift Shop and Food from Argyll at the Pier
Last, but certainly not least, we couldn't recommend these two businesses more for anyone coming up to Argyll this Christmas (and beyond that too!).
The Pinetrees gift shop in Lochgoilhead is the perfect place to find handmade, charming gifts and souvenirs. These gifts are crafted from the heart, making them the sort of special Christmas present everyone loves to receive.
Food from Argyll at the Pier at the Oban Ferry Terminal is a gorgeous cafe and shop co-operative from food producers around the area (including some on our list!). Whether you want a stand-up meal or are looking for some local food, this is the best place to find the best of Argyll local brands. You can find some of their produce HERE
Gift Giving Made Easy
What are you wishing will be under the tree this Christmas? We hope we have given you some inspiration with our 9 fantastic local gifts.
If you’re still struggling to pick the perfect gift, check out our fun quiz to give you some novel ideas.
Of course, another Christmas present everyone enjoys is the gift of ‘getting away from it’, which our holiday parks are perfect for. Check out our special offers to find a great deal on holidays for next year.