Gift Guide : Artisans and Makers

As well as a whole host of welcoming indie retailers, Perthshire is also home to some of the country’s best loved artists and makers. 

This stunning collection of artisan crafts, foodie treats and boozy gifts have all been created, made and packaged up right here in our beautiful area.

A perfect choice for sending out to loved-ones living abroad or a patriotic Scot, with the added bonus of helping a small micro business when you choose to buy direct.

 


Wear With Grace

Bold Hoop £15

 

In the maker’s words – “You can’t convince me that hoop earrings don’t hold some kind of power. Want to conquer the world? Hoop earrings.” Bold, colourful & dramatic polymer clay hoop earrings. Handcrafted, lightweight and perfect for everyday wear or to make a statement.  

Wear With Grace is contemporary polymer clay jewellery designed to make you feel fabulous. Handmade in Perthshire, Wear With Grace Studio creates bold, dramatic & colourful pieces for statement or everyday wear.

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Evie Grace Illustration

'The Coffee Lover' print £15

For the coffee lovers. An A4 illustrated print on heavyweight recycled paper.       

Evie tells stories through her illustrations. She takes inspiration from the stories she collects through her own life experience, travel and conversations as well as current affairs. When she is not working on illustrating difficult topics, she is creating light hearted, positive designs often themed around plants, food and drink, the realities of being a woman and what’s on the news.

 

Evie Grace Illustration – sells online>


Rochelle Makes

Snoodie Top with in-built face covering £35

 

High quality jersey top with in built face covering.  Range of fabrics available.

Rochelle is a Qualified Kilt Maker and seamstress. She makes kilts, bags, dresses, skirts, tops and toys all by hand in her workspace in Perthshire. Wherever possible she will recycle fabric and clothes.

 

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The Grey Earl

‘yer ma wee pal' mug £12

Now you and all your wee pals can enjoy a good old cup of tea together, with the new Batboy mug, featuring these pair of miniature superheroes.  China Mug - Dishwasher and microwave safe.     

Jon, also known as The Grey Earl, is a full time illustrator and tea drinker, making work somewhere in the hills of Scotland.  Prior to appointing himself an Earl, he studied illustration at The University of Dundee and worked as a community artist in Glasgow.  He creates greetings cards and gifts with a distinct illustrative style and sense of humour that appeal to both adults and children alike. 

 

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Clootie McToot Dumplings

Dumpling Making Kit  £21.99

If you are looking for an experience in the comfort and safety of your own home, Clootie McToot Dumplings based in Abernethy have available a ‘Make your Own Clootie Dumpling’ Kit.  This beautifully designed and reusable gift box includes: step-by-step guide book, a reusable 'cloot', serving suggestions, muslin cloth, string, and dried ingredients.               

Clootie McToot dumplings are lovingly prepared, following the owner Michelle’s family traditional recipe. This recipe has been passed down the generations and is now kept safely with her in her home in Old Abernethy.  There is something nostalgic about a Clootie McToot dumpling. It has a flavour and texture that takes you back in time. Lovingly prepared with carefully selected ingredients, boiled to perfection, it’s then vacuum sealed for freshness and long life. They are a genuine taste of Scotland.

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Louise McLaren

‘We Rise' Hanging £55  

 

A beautiful and intricate papercut hanging with wooden hangers, showing a powerful message, the perfect gift for the strong women in your life.          

Louise creates intricately patterned, delicate images to be kept and treasured for a lifetime.  The catalyst for each one of her designs is the words contained within them. Each fragment speaks about the "big" things in life; love, family, friendship and the possibilities of being. 

All of her papercuts are hand drawn and then hand cut by Louise. No laser cutters, no die cutting machines, just Louise, her scalpel and a bit of patience!

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Persie Distillery 

Persie Gin Range £4.50 - £30.00

Persie Gin is hand-crafted in a small, family-owned stables-turned-distillery at the foot of Glenshee in Highland Perthshire. Our award-winning gins are distilled in small batches, then bottled and labelled on site.

There are six expressions. The distillery originals range is like a 3-course meal in gin, with a starter, main course and pudding of Zesty Citrus, Herby, and Sweet & Nutty expressions. As a dog-friendly distillery we also produce a range of charity gins for PADS dog rescue, where Labrador Gin, Spaniel Gin and Dachshund Gin Liqueur reflect the different breeds!

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Allan's Chilli

Chilli Devil Jelly £3.60

Allan's Chilli Products is an established business selling jelly and sauces in Abernethy. Borne from a desire to add some extra flavour to our meals. Allan had a taste in mind that would enhance not only all types of meats and fish but cheeses as well. It took some time to get the combinations just right but, he believes he now has the taste he was craving, and we agree, it's delicious!. Made from quality natural ingredients, you can buy his products at Provender Brown in Perth and Gloagburn Farm Shop amongst many other places.

 

Allan's Chilli Products - sells online >

 

 

 


White Stone Pottery

The Little Bothy £30

 

The Little Bothy, a wheel thrown porcelain tea light holder that is intricately hand carved. A translucent delight of serenity when the Bothy is lit and glows.  Light up one of The Little Bothy wax burners with your favourite melt, watch as the light glows through the porcelain.

White Stone Pottery specialises in handmade porcelain gifts, unique tea light holders, wax and oil burners. Other pieces include stunning one of a kind wheel thrown porcelain bowls with driftwood crafted together and Yunomi tumblers in burnished porcelain with a tactile touch in various designs blending onyx and white porcelain which creates one-off pieces.

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Colin Prints

3D printed clock £20

Ministry of Silly Walks - 190mm diameter            

Colin Prints creates personalised 3D printing gifts including clocks, lampshades with your photos, record separators, beermats, coasters, your photos as a lithophane in a frame – and many more options.  He can produce bespoke items for each and every customer, ensuring you will get something unique for your loved one this Christmas.

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Glendoick Garden centre 

 

Glendoick Plant Hunter Gin  £18 - £46


Plant Hunter Gin is a celebration of 100 years of botanical exploration and three generations of Cox plant hunters.  In the 19th Century, the Cox family were involved in the jute industry at the famous Camperdown Works. It is entirely fitting that our gin is distilled in an old jute mill in Dundee, bringing together a distinct floral bouquet,beautifully smooth and full of botanicals, this gin is made for all who like the finer things in life.

Glendoick Gardens specialist nursery was founded in 1953 and is now run by third generation Kenneth Cox and Jane Cox. It is world famous for rhododendrons and azaleas.  The site situated just east of Perth, it now has a café, foodhall and gift shop as well as a play area for children.  The ideal destination for a day of festive shopping.

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