Scottish Valentine Gifts

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Scottish Valentine Gifts
The Scottish thistle is a national flower used in many jewellery designs. (Scottish Thistle.JPG image by chirny from Fotolia.com)

Valentine's Day is celebrated in Scotland every Feb. 14. The Valentine's Day celebrations in Scotland mirror those from days gone by where single men and women gathered together to find true love. Scottish Valentine gifts can be as traditional as sweet and simple cards; trinkets that celebrate Scottish heritage can make charming Valentine presents, too.

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Claddagh Design

The Claddagh is from Celtic tradition, a symbol showing the hands, heart and crown that stands for friendship, love and loyalty. A piece of jewellery with this design is a fitting Scottish Valentine gift for a lover, a friend or even a young daughter. This design is featured in rings, pendants, broaches, earrings and cuff links. A promise ring or engagement ring is very appealing in this style and can make a truly memorable Scottish Valentine gift.

Scottish Chocolate

A box of imported Scottish chocolates can be a memorable Valentine's gift. Make it particularly special and find traditional Scottish fudge; its unique taste and texture stems from the fact that it is created using copper pots. Making your own treat puts a personal touch on the gift, so cook up a traditional recipe such as orange chocolate or a whiskey-infused fudge.

Scottish Thistle Theme

The thistle is the national flower of Scotland and symbolises strength. Its shape is used in jewellery items such as pendants, earrings and pins. A picture or ceramic tile showing the thistle and the legend behind its choice of national flower is a good gift. The legend goes that in the 13th century, the King of Norway sent an army to attack the Scots. The invading army decided to sneak up on the natives, so they removed their boots crossed the land barefoot. That's when they encountered the sharp thistles covering the area, alerting the Scots to their presence. This tale is of great importance to the Scottish and can be a ymbol of the strength of your love on Valentine's Day.

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