Having holidays of your life in Scotland? That’s just great! Probably you’d like to share your enthusiasm with your friends and family and buy them something connected with Scotland. Maybe you’d like to pick some souvenirs for yourself? It is the moment, in which interesting issue appears: what things would remind you of Scotland? What are traditional Scottish souvenirs?
Some would say best souvenir from Scotland would be whisky. If not whisky, what about Scottish food? Yes, it sounds a little bit revolutionary, but why not? So if you’d like to surprise someone buy some Scottish food.
Haggis could be good idea. It is sold in cans, so you can transport it easily. If haggis is too disgusting for you, let’s think of something else.
You may not know about it, but some of world’s finest cheeses are made in Scotland. Consider buying cheddar, crowdie, caboc or strathkinness. Maybe something sweet? Shop for fudge or shortbread!
Of course you cannot forget about kilts. There are a lot of specialized shops in which you can buy this traditional Scottish outfit. All you have to worry about is price and pattern, and the choice can be hard. If your budget is low, you can buy some accessories such as kilt flashes, kilt hose, belts or sporran.
When you see tartan, you think of Scotland. It is distinctive of Scotland and worldwide connected with Scottish Highlands. Tartans are nowadays registered by clans, families and institutions. Patterns are more or less similar: crisscrossed horizontal and vertical bands, although they vary by colour and density of bands.
Scottish cashmere is renowned all around the world. Craftsmanship in cashmere production have been mastered in Scotland from 1797. In production process finest hair of goats is used, so that the cloth would have best quality. Remember that knitwear made of cashmere may be very, very pricey.
Another good choice is Scottish jewellery. In most cases Scottish jewellery is connected with traditional marks and symbols. Beautiful rings, earrings and pendants often have something in common with history and Scottish heritage.
If you are really low on money, but nevertheless you want to buy some gifts, you can pick something from trinkets. Lots of them can be found all around tourists attractions. Funny hats, Scottish flags, figurines, keyrings or t-shirts. Some of them are really trashy, but among all you may be able to find something interesting.