Christmas gifts ideas

Why not shop local this festive season. Whether you are looking for a last minute present or for your perfect Christmas menu, you might find it on your doorstep.

For the garden. Bird nest box. £9 at Migdale Country Stores 

Softest wool.  Heatherlea Black Cheviot machine spun wool £18 (100g). Their natural un-died wool can be traced to the individual sheep. Blackcheviot.com

Cozy beds.  Hot water bottle with hand knitted cover. £26. Studio Smith, Tain. Website

Healthy hands. Highland Soap Co handcare gift set (hand wash and lotion). £29.95 at Bonar Bridge Post Office & Shop

Artsy textiles. Three Beaches pocket square scarf, 100% silk made in Scotland £45. Available from fionamatheson.com

Wellness boxes. Bespoke boxes to suit any budget, from £15.95. Natural State of Wellbeing, Dornoch.

Cute characters. Wool felt purse, £10 at The Rusty Coo, Lairg. Website

For adventurers. Rambler hiking boots, £38.40 at Migdale Country Stores 

Stocking fillers. Face buff (can be used as a face mask) £5.50 at The Rusty Coo, Lairg. Website

Minimalistic deer. Hydroponic vase. £12.99 at The Rusty Coo, Lairg. Website

Original artwork. 2022 calendar by Ingebjorg Smith, £8 at Studio Smith, Tain. Website

Fancy a cuppa?  Decorated mug, £6.99 at at Bonar Bridge Post Office & Shop

soap

Stocking fillers. Rose Cottage soap, £4.50 each at The Rusty Coo, Lairg. Website

Cute bird. Felted puffin, £12 at Studio Smith, Tain. Website

Warm head. Tweed headband £15 at Migdale Country Stores 

Annual subscription. Why not give a full year of Kyle Chronicle magazines for £15? To let us know it’s a gift, please send us a message

Traditional. Handmade Christmas decorations, £10 at Studio Smith, Tain. Website

Waterproof. Hoggs of Fife breathable moleskin cap £11.94 at Migdale Country Stores 

Food sourced locally

Many of the ingredients for your perfect festive dinner can be bought locally. Swordale Butchers in Bonar Bridge sells traceable beef, lamb, pork and poultry – mostly sourced by local farmers, as well as wild meat by Ardgay Game. You can also buy directly from crofters / farmers such as The Hirsel. Fresh fish can be bought from the DM Seafoods van. Bannermans in Tain sells fish, and alongside local shops Kyle Bakery and Ardgay Stores has usually local produce in stock.

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