We gave you our rundown of gin-themed advent calendars. Next in our Christmas Scottish Gin series, we’re breaking out the baubles and crackers with these fun and festive gin-filled decorations.
No longer do we have to put up with paper hats, terrible jokes and fortune-telling fish in our Christmas crackers (unless you like them, of course). This year sees a selection of Scottish Gin themed Christmas crackers to adorn your table, or to give as welcome gifts to gin-loving friends.
With these stunning crackers each containing a miniature 50ml bottle of the wonderful Rock Rose original Gin from the award-winning Dunnet Bay Distillery, we think we’ll be a little bit competitive with our cracker pulling this year! £5 from the Rock Rose website.
Each of these lovely Biggar Gin crackers contains a 50cl bottle of their original Scottish Gin, with it’s citrus and spice notes, we think these will be a big hit at the Christmas table (provided you win that is). Each cracker costs £6.50 and you can order them from the Biggar Gin website.
Hot off the press! We’d expect nothing less than a cracking Christmas from the folk at Glasgow’s Glaswegin. And from tomorrow (21st November) you can pre-order these incredibly cute Christmas crackers with a miniature bottle of their Scottish Gin included. Very limited, so get in early on their website if you want to get your hands on some! They cost £7.50 each.
Ellis Gin Crackers
Wrapping up the gin crackers list – Ellis Gin, a small batch Scottish gin carefully crafted in Glasgow. These delightful silver crackers contain a miniature bottle of Ellis Gin. If you’d like these beauties to grace your table, drop the Ellis Gin team an email and they’ll organise your order: [email protected]
If like us at Scottish Gin HQ, you dust off the same old deccies every year for your Christmas tree, it might be time to invest in some new gin-filled fun for Christmas 2019. We doubt these will last to Christmas eve, but you never know! Oh, and these make terrific stocking fillers for grown-ups too!
Pickering’s Festively Flavoured Gin Baubles
They’ve been a Christmas staple for a few years, but this year, the innovative team at Pickering’s have filled their baubles with a range of wonderful festive flavours, including the infamous brussel sprout gin! Get your hands on a pack of 6 for £25 on their website.
Makar Gin Stars
This pack of 4 festive gin stars make a stunning decoration or gift. Containing the award-winning Makar Original Gin and Old Tom Gin from The Glasgow distillery, they come in blue and red, with pretty branded ribbons. Get your hands on a box for £20 from their website.
Edinburgh Gin ‘Baubles’
Yes, we know, it’s a bit of a cheat. But these miniature bottles of Edinburgh Gin and liqueurs are available with branded ribbons for hanging on your tree and we think they look rather nice! You can buy a pack of 6 at John Lewis for £25.
Ellis Gin Baubles
As well as their lovely Scottish Gin Crackers, the team at Ellis Gin have also released these lovely gin baubles as part of their festive range. Each one is filled with Ellis Gin and they come in clear, blue and red – guaranteed to cheer up any Christmas tree! As with the crackers, if you want to order these, just email [email protected] and they’ll happily organise delivery.
A suitably Scottish addition to finish off with, these Ginstars from Selkirk Distillers come with a beautiful tartan ribbon and you can choose from Original or Bannock flavour. £6.50 each, and you can get yours here.
We hope this has given you some festive inspiration – lookout for our next festive giving (or keeping) feature coming soon.
Please enjoy Scottish Gin responsibly this festive season.