Cheap Scottish Gifts

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Cheap Scottish Gifts
Get an inexpensive gift that represents the Scottish heritage. (Scottish flag with water reflection image by Sophia Winters from

Gift buying is difficult enough, but when you are low on funds it can be even more challenging. It helps when you know something specific about the recipient, such as hobbies or heritage. On the other hand, it is also good to give a gift that reflects who you are as a gift-giver. Scottish gifts--whether for or from a Scottish person, don't have to be expensive.

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Scottish Pride

Show your Scottish pride by giving someone a bit of Scotland. Pins, flags, T-shirts, hats, scarves and even socks with the Scottish flag or thistle are inexpensive items that are easy to find online or in any Scottish store.

Cheap Scottish Gifts
Find a pin with the Scottish flower to give as a gift. (purple thistle flower image by Roman Ivaschenko from

Sweets and Edibles

Give a taste of Scotland. Sweets such as toffee and shortbread, or savouries such as haggis can be combined into baskets or hampers to make a customised gift. You can create your own baskets by shopping around or you can go online to order premade and custom-made ones.

Cheap Scottish Gifts
Fill a basket with tastes of Scotland. (Straw basket image by Tasha from


Scotland is famous for its whisky so give a bottle as a gift. Bottles range in price depending where you live, local taxes and size of bottle. If the larger bottles are too expensive, look for the mini bottles.

Whisky is one thing Scotland is famous for.
Whisky is one thing Scotland is famous for. (whiskey image by Igor Normann from

Books and Legends

Scotland has a history rich with stories and legends. There are many books and poems that depict these stories for all ages. One example is "Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth and Legend", by Donald Alexander Mackenzie. A sure winner for the bookworm on your list.

Cheap Scottish Gifts
Scottish legends and stories can be a good gift. (writing book image by AGphotographer from

Family History

Family trees and names are becoming easier to trace. There are many companies both on and off line that will trace a name or a tree and print out a picturesque certificate that outlines the family history. Family crests and tartans are also available and can be given as gifts. Tartan items can be almost anything--a scarf or mittens, a T-shirt, a bookmark, pillow cases, toys, car accessories or tote bags.

Trace a family name and print out a certificate.
Trace a family name and print out a certificate. (shield image by NataV from

Highland Games

The highland games are a notable part of Scottish culture. Souvenirs and knicknacks that depict the games can make a good gift. Toy bagpipes, figurines and CDs or DVDs are some examples of souvenirs that can be purchased.

Bagpipe figurines are a nice memento of the highland games.
Bagpipe figurines are a nice memento of the highland games. (scots on wall image by Leslie Batchelder from

Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster is a long-standing traditional Scottish figure and legend. Stories, toys and figurines of the monster can all be given as inexpensive gifts and are easily found in any Scottish store or online.

Cheap Scottish Gifts
Make Nessie a part of your home. (loch ness monster image by The Blowfish Inc from

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