Gift Guide : Across Perthshire & Kinross

Step outside Perth city itself and you will find the towns and villages that make our beautiful area such a pleasure to explore.

These gifts are all from a little further afield, giving you the perfect opportunity to spend a day out in Crieff, Blairgowrie, Kinross, Pitlochry, Dunkeld and more.  Scented candles, decorative tealights and a magical walk through the grounds of Pitlochry Festival Theatre will all help the spirit of Christmas to stay alive.  Full details for each gift, including local stockists and online options are listed.

 


NORTH


Jeffreys Interiors Dunkeld

Seda France luxury candle  £49


Seda France luxury candles - Elegant Gardenia Classic Toile Ceramic Two-Wick Candle with hand painted gold detail. A gift that needs no wrapping!  
Curators of a vibrant blend of eras and origins; their showroom in Dunkeld is housed within an old church and is a fusion of stories, with a hint of the theatrical.  They love to combine different styles, materials and cultures and get inspired by everything they see and experience during their travels. With atmosphere at the heart of their showroom they offer character and exclusivity.

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House of Bruar

Peter Rabbit Jack in the Box £29.95

Children will love this traditional Peter Rabbit jack-in-the-box toy. Wind the handle of the music box to see a beloved Beatrix Potter character appear as if by magic!
The House of Bruar is Scotland’s premier independent country fashion retailer, bringing together an impressive collection of traditional tweeds and cashmere garments with the very latest in rural style to create a unique shopping experience.

Situated in picturesque rural Perthshire,  just off the A9, it's an essential destination for anyone with an interest in country fashion. Their Home and Kitchen department has everything the discerning homebody could want while a stunning selection of the best Scottish food and drink in their Food Hall and Delicatessen completes a  perfect visit.

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The Magic of Christmas From £8 per person 

The Magic of Christmas is the first opportunity since March, to join together for live entertainment, and suitable for everyone: from babes in arms to the forever young-at-heart. We promise a unique, sparkling, magical adventure to remember, brimming with story, music and surprise, in a fully interactive, audio-visual journey to captivate all the senses. And, importantly, it has been carefully designed to be a safe, socially-distanced, relaxed experience, truly accessible for all.

PFT works hard to be a Theatre for Lifetime.  Their vision is to bring Pitlochry to the world and the world to Pitlochry. To achieve that, their mission is to create great performances that excite, engage and challenge; to inspire imaginations, adventure and a sense of belonging; and to nurture an environment in which they can connect with their audiences and all of their communities. 

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SOUTH


Loch Leven's Larder

Illuminated decoration £89.95

An illuminated decoration of a wintery stroll through a mountain village with sparkling firs. Past the forest, at the end of the path, is a Christmas manger.  The porcelain pieces can be set up as desired and are inserted into a wooden frame and illuminated using tea lights.

Loch Leven’s Larder sits at the heart of the family farm at Channel of Pittendreich.  The family are proud to be the third generation of the family to farm this land, since Arthur and Agnes Braid were given tenancy when they married in 1934. 
They opened Loch Leven’s Larder in 2005, and haven’t looked back since – they love giving people the chance to enjoy the beautiful location and to taste their vegetables, brought straight from their field, into the kitchen and served in their café and restaurant.

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Avant Garde Gifts

Moon Struck Rabbits £29.99

A fabulous wintry scene that is simply captivating. Add tea lights to create the perfect imagery and create some festive warmth. 

Avant Garde Gifts has a retail shop located on the High Street in Kinross. They love to meet their customers and you can browse their wide range of gifts at your leisure. They have also recently extended their premises and now have a sit in café.  Whether you need a last minute gift for your Mum's birthday or something special for your best friend, you will be sure to find it at Avant Garde Gifts

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Cashmere at Lochleven  

Luxurious 100% Cashmere Cable Wrap £145  

Available in 8 stunning colours and knitted with yarn from Todd & Duncan Kinross Scotland, their cashmere wraps are unique, luxurious, precious and rare.

Selling beautiful cashmere garments and accessories, but also a wide range of fun, stylish clothing for men and women from a range of well known, popular brands. Cashmere at Lochleven have something for everyone.  Cards, gifts, ceramics and scented candles are complemented by Scottish hand made jewellery as well as contemporary jewellery, toys, hats, scarves, gloves and wrist warmers.  The list goes on. 

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EAST


Adventure into Books

The Nicht Afore Christmas Book £6.99

Father Christmas is on his annual journey round the world and has just arrived over Scotland.  A tale for the whole family to enjoy, this brand new retelling of Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is imaginatively translated into Scots by Irene McFarlane and beautifully illustrated by Rosemary Cunningham. 

Blairgowrie’s Adventure into Books plans to open in the Spring went somewhat awry – Robert Burn’s phrase ‘the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley’ must be suffering severe overuse this year. However, if anything, that spirit of adventure now feels even more apt.  This new bookshop is not just their adventure. They want it to offer adventure to each and every reader, young and not so young. 

Adventure Into Books


Sarah Cave Silversmith


Hand raised silver cup £450

Hand raised sterling silver cup with gilded interior - 70mm x 70mm
Sarah designs and makes a range of silverware as well as jewellery from her shop and studio space in High Street, Blairgowrie.  Most of her silverware is ‘hand raised’.

This is a traditional technique of producing form using basic hand tools. She works the flat sheet of silver over steel tools or ‘stakes’ using a raising hammer to produce a form, each one being unique and she aims to make pieces which are attractive to look at but also feel good in the hand.

 

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All Things Fair

 

Tweed Amelia bag £29.99

This wonderful tweed Amelia bag is crafted from gorgeous coloured tweeds and fine baby cord. A simple design with one main zipped compartment containing internal pockets for keys and phone and one outer slip pocket on the front. It's the fabulous applique details that really bring this style to life.

All Things Fair was established on Blairgowrie High Street in June 2009. Anna Bowman the founder had been passionate about Fair Trade for many years and had been a volunteer fairtrader with Traidcraft.  The aim of her store is to show that Fair Trade products could be stylish and fashionable and provide a profitable business. Fair Trade is more than just trading: it proves that greater justice in world trade is possible. It highlights the need for change in the rules and practice of conventional trade and shows how a successful business can also put people first.  

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WEST      


JL Gill Ltd.

Christmas Gift Hamper £70

Delightful bespoke or standard hampers handmade to order. They can create a hamper for a set price between £20 - £50 or tailor make to suit the individual recipient.
J. L. Gill Ltd. is the sole survivor from over 30 grocers shops that previously serviced the Crieff area and is one of the few left in Scotland. Located on Crieff High Street, it has a unique historic shop front which has featured in several publications.
Specialising in high quality Scottish food and drink, the shelves in the front shop are stacked from floor to ceiling with whiskies, gins and wines, along with a selection from the best Scottish tea blenders and coffee roasters. Meander through to the back shop for cakes, biscuits, oatcakes, general groceries, the deli counter, herbs and spices, Summer Harvest oils and bulk cereals, fruit and grains.  There is also the 'overflow' from the whisky shop with a selection of bourbons, vintage ports, and cognacs.

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Gordon & Durward

Handmade white chocolate snowman table centre piece £50

This handmade white chocolate Snowman is handmade and brought to you by one of the finest confectioners Gordon and Durward of Crieff.  Imagine this beauty as your table centrepiece this Christmas Day.
Gordon and Durward was started in 1925, and has been run by Graham and Caroline Donaldson for over 25 years. They have steadily expanded the business to a point where the brand of Gordon and Durward is to be found all over Scotland and England in the finest retailers. Graham recalls as a boy visiting a local farm, and being told as he was handed a sweetie from the farmer’s fluffy pocket to "spit the first sook oot.” Despite this, a sweet tooth and a love of Scottish sweeties has developed and remains today.

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Goldfinch Gallery

‘Boa Noite' limited edition print £55
 

‘Boa Noite' limited edition giclee print by artist Lucy Campbell. 12' x 12'.  Lucy Campbell's unique style combines elements of surrealism, magical realism, figurative and allegorical painting to conjure up an alternate world.

Located in the beautiful village of Comrie, they showcase the work of both established and emerging local artists and makers working in a diverse range of media, from paint to print, glass to wood, sculpture to jewellery and more. Their regularly changing exhibits also provide an insight into the creative talents that thrive in this vibrant rural community. Whether you are browsing for a gift or perhaps a little self-indulgence, Goldfinch Gallery offers a wealth of originality, authenticity, and above all, creativity.

Goldfinch Gallery - sells online>