It’s the distinctive design that boldly and instantaneously says ‘Scotland’, to anybody gazing into its criss-crossing, colourful weave. The classic, red shade of our national pattern is also conveniently very festive, and so provides some perfect gift inspiration for the upcoming Christmas period. If you’re yet to brave the shops and have a lengthy list of gifts still to buy, never fear – our tartan-themed Walkers Gift Guide has you covered…
If you happen to live in Scotland, there’s one vital item that’s always a necessity when you’re running out the door and grabbing your coat – the ever-useful umbrella. You may as well go stylish though, and generously sized, and the quality Walkers Golf Umbrella has an attractive design and won’t flip inside out as soon as the wind blows. If it’s a gift for a dad, brother or any male in your life with a sweet tooth who also happens to be partial to a festive dram or two, the Glenfiddich Rich Fruit Pudding has just a “tot” of the famous single malt to help the flavours of the raisins, sultanas, candied peel, mixed spice and syrup to mature. You could also go with Walkers’ Whisky Mincemeat Tarts, which have a delicious malt-infused filling, using Glenfiddich 12-year-old.
Many households (and quite often the mums of the house, let’s be honest) keep a stash of mince pies on hand to offer to what can seem like an endless stream of visitors over Christmas, but the also traditional Ecclefechan Tart (pictured), named after the small town in Dumfries and Galloway, can make an original and tasty alternative. Made with all butter pastry, sultanas, cherries, almonds and citrus fruit, the Walkers version of the luxury sweet treats are great as a gift for dessert when heading out to see friends or family. The Walkers Leather Luggage Tag is also a very reasonably priced option for a gift that will last and come in handy, with its black background making it versatile, but also distinctive with the Walkers tartan centre – so you’ll definitely spot your luggage first at the airport.
For The Kids
A collectable is always a superb present to give to a wee one as something they can enjoy and treasure, and the Walkers Vintage Truck, housed in an attractive tartan box, shows off the classic design of the original Walkers delivery trucks used in the 1930s. The colourful and fun Santa Claus and Snowman Tins are great gifts for kids, as they can open them up and reveal the mini shortbread stars inside – and then keep the tin as a festive piggy bank so they can save up their pennies for next year.
If in doubt, everybody likes to eat – and an assortment of fine food presented in attractive, festive-coloured tartan packaging is an excellent way to ensure someone will enjoy their gift. If the edible presents are displayed alongside a decorative tin or something that can be reused again in the home, even better – it’s always nice to have a keepsake to hold onto that will last beyond the weeks after Christmas. The Walkers Festive Gift Box range contains an array of delicious products, including the classic shortbread, oatcakes, several biscuit varieties and a carefully selected cake. You could also go for the pretty Christmas Tree Tin, filled with tree-shaped shortbread, or the beautifully designed round or octagonal-shaped Christmas tins, which include festive shortbreads in the shape of stars, bells, Xmas trees and Santa Claus.