The Christmas shopping season is upon us, a fabulous excuse to hit the shops if shopping’s your thing and a very stressful time of year for those of us who find choosing for ourselves difficult enough never mind someone else!
If you are feeling under pressure, relax, we’ve pulled this gift guide together to help you find the perfect Christmas present for anyone that’s difficult to buy for. We’ve all got tricky people on our list, maybe they’ve got everything, maybe they don’t want anything or possibly they just don’t like anything- no specific hobbies or interests to tap into – in other words, hard to buy for!
Grab yourself a coffee and peruse our list. You are sure to find at least one perfect present here and what’s more, it’ll be something they don’t have, something handcrafted and unique that shows you care, a total win-win.
Gift for the style conscious
Whisky Barrel Bowtie
These stunning Whisky Barrel bowties are sure to make the wearer stand out at any event. Each bowtie is made from a piece of recycled oak scotch whisky barrel and comes with Harris Tweed straps available in a range of colours as well as a little whisky pot still engraved in the corner. There's also a gift box and certificate stating the whisky region the barrel comes from. Very comfortable to wear with adjustable straps, it's sure to be a winner.
Gift for the unorganised
Docking station bedside personal organiser
If you know someone who can never find their phone, keys, or wallet then this is a great gift for them. Made entirely from whisky barrel lids with space to hang your keys, store your glasses and wallet, charge your phone and it even has a small tray to hold cufflinks, coins or rings. It not only looks great, it's extremely useful too.
Gift for your boss or co worker
Whisky Barrel Pen
We all know those we work with can be very tricky to buy for indeed, almost everyone however needs a pen and what could be better than one recycled from whisky barrels. You just can’t go wrong here. Comes with a certificate stating the whisky region the barrel comes from and a velvet pouch.
Gift for a couple
Whisky Barrel Tabletop Clock
Our colourful clocks make a great Scottish gift for that special couple. Each clock has a Harris Tweed insert and choice of clock hands. Designed to sit on the mantelpiece but can also be displayed on the wall, each one is individually crafted so no one will have one exactly like it.
Gift for a whisky lover who's got everything
Scotland Whisky region map whisky barrel spinner with Glencairn Glassware
What can we say? Our laser engraved whisky spinners are adored by whisky lovers everywhere, perfect for whisky party with friends or just yourself this is sure to be a talking point in any home. Each one is individually made from oak scotch whisky barrels and comes with Harris Tweed inserts and glassware.
Gift for beer lovers
Whisky Barrel bottle opener
Useful, practical and goes great with a six pack, that’s our wee bottle openers which come with magnets for securing to the fridge and a stylish leather strap.
Gift for someone who deserves to take it easy
Whisky Tasting Tray with Glencairn Glassware
It’s good to relax at Christmas time and what better way to do it than with a good dram and a seat by the fire? Help your someone special put their feet up this holiday season with our whisky tasting trays, each one comes with Glencairn glassware, the recognised whisky glass and Harris Tweed inserts for that touch of luxury. All you need to go with it is a bottle of something special and job’s done.
Need more help?
Why not browse our most popular Christmas Gifts for more inspiration.
Let us take the stress out of Christmas with our gift wrapping service. we can gift wrap almost all our products and can even send directly to the recipient if you prefer with a special message from you. All you need to do is add the gift wrapping product to your order and we'll take care of the rest.
I hope this guide has given you a few ideas but feel free to browse our full range of products in our online shop. We also have some products available on Amazon and Etsy.
Happy shopping and if there's anything we can do to help please let us know, we love making our customers dreams come true.
We wish you all a very happy festive season!
We’ve just had the most amazing week at Reza Wood Designs with an award, media coverage and a high profile ministerial visit! Here’s how we got there.
During the long hot summer, spurred on by a successful business trip to Japan earlier in the year, we entered an exporting competition, World of Opportunity run by Heathrow Airport. The programme is a partnership between Heathrow Airport and the Department of International Trade, Exporting is Great Campaign and awards grants of £2000 to enable small businesses to realise their exporting dreams by taking part in trade missions and exhibitions overseas.
We never dreamed we would win….but we did.
When we got the news that we were the only Scottish winners it took a while to sink in, we would be taking our whisky barrel gifts to Japan. A market we’ve been working on entering for a while.
The week we received our award was action packed but we enjoyed every minute.
Monday: Receiving our exporting award from John Holland-Kaye, CEO at Heathrow Airport
We were invited to collect our award at the Heathrow Business Summit held in Glasgow on 10th September and were delighted to be presented with our cheque by the CEO of Heathrow Airport and the good folks at the Scottish Chamber of Commerce. Following the presentation we had wee celebratory lunch and cocktail at Glasgow’s Anchor Line restaurant where Jenifer had the aptly named Eyes East cocktail!
Wednesday: Media coverage in our local paper
Both our local newspapers, The Kirkintilloch Herald and The Milngavie and Bearsden Herald ran a story on our exporting plans. It’s always a bit surprising turning the pages of a newspaper and seeing yourself!
Friday: Lord Duncan visits our woodworking studio
Following our win, we received a request from the UK Government, Lord Duncan of Springbank , the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland wished to visit our woodworking studio and discuss our exporting plans.
We were delighted to show Lord Duncan around and explain how our products are made from recycled barrels. Ali explained all the processes involved. He was particularly impressed with our finished items and especially our brand new whisky barrel bowties with Harris Tweed which he kindly modelled for us.
All too soon the visit and a very interesting week in our business was over and now the hard work begins!
There are so many people who have played a part in getting us this far with our exporting dreams and each and everyone of them has enabled us to achieve this recognition.
Special thanks must go to Business Gateway in East Dunbartonshire, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International in Tokyo, The BCCJ, The British Chambers of Commerce in Japan and finally our family and friends without whom none of this would be possible.
We are so excited about the next steps and look forward to sharing them with you.