We know only too well that feeling of panic that appears with only a few weeks left until Christmas, as you search online for the perfect gift!
This year, we want to ease the burden and help you get from ‘great idea’ to beautifully presented gift, delivered on time, and by as simple a process as possible.
Whether you are shopping for your family, friend or colleague, we have edited the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide from Hayward & Stott 2020, full of unique ideas, whatever your budget.
From hipflasks and whisky noggins to elegant jewellery and charm boxes, we’re confident you’ll find something special to deliver a Christmas day surprise.
Gifts for Her
Sterling Silver & Gold Jewellery
Elegant silver jewellery is a classic choice when it comes to gifts. It’s a timeless offering due to its simple, wearable elegance and affordability. It suits all seasons, a great option that can be worn effortlessly all year round.
Perfect for winter when paired with cosy knits, woolly hats and scarves for a stylish walk in the countryside, or with a sparkly festive outfit for a delicious family supper at home.
Our elegant silver bowls are another charming option for gifting. They come in three sizes, perfect for keeping jewellery safe on dressing tables, and the larger sizes are ideal for serving nuts and snacks at pre-supper drinks, or informal, cosy nights by the fire.
Each bowl is adorned with elegant silver-plated figurines. Choose from family favourites such as spaniels and Labradors, pheasants and horses. Or, if she’s a fan of wilder animals, browse our collection of African safari-inspired elephants, giraffes and big cats – there’s something to suit everyone.
For an extra special touch, you could pair the silver bowl with our much-loved hardwood photo frames. Choose the same animal figurine for an eye-catching set that will bring any mantlepiece to life.
If ‘vintage’ style accessories and homeware is more to her taste, then our stylish and practical luxury Chamfered Box is a perfect choice.
The ultimate elegant piece for the dressing table, and our boxes can be engraved for a unique, personal finish – a truly memorable gift option.
Our unique collection of sterling silver figurines are a popular choice when it comes to gifting. They can be used as ornaments or centrepieces, perfect for seasonal table displays and festive mantlepieces.
Choose from a range of country sport and African safari-inspired animals. Our silver Red Deer and Pheasants will bring your winter-themed suppers to life with their whimsical charm.
Bottle Stoppers & Coasters
All our stoppers, coasters and serving boards come with silver-plated figurines to suit any style of home and table display. The serving boards are ideal for serving roast meat, delicious cheese and home-cooked bread. There’s a simple, plain bottle stopper and coaster option, too, if a classic, clean look is what you’re after.
Gifts for Him
Whether he’s a bookworm or whisky aficionado, we’re confident we’ll have a range of unique gift ideas to suit his taste.
It goes without saying that sterling silver cufflinks are a classic choice when it comes to choosing a gift for your partner, or family member.
Our silver Thistle cufflinks are a great option, blending our Scottish heritage with modern design. Pair with our Thistle Lapel and Kilt Pin for a stylish, traditional finish – perfect for a formal occasion or a festive reel’s party (when they are back in the calendar!).
Why not treat him to a delicious winter cocktail this season, adorned with our stylish Thistle Cocktail Stirrer? A simple, original gift option for those who appreciate a festive G&T, and all the more meaningful with the Scottish inspired detail of the thistle.
If a good, malt whisky is his go-to beverage, then there is nothing more fitting than our sterling Silver and Crystal Whisky Noggin. The lid is topped with an eye-catching thistle detail and can be paired with our Sterling Silver Thistle Tots for a fetching whisky set. This is a luxury gift option that we’re confident will go down a treat.
Outdoor Sporting Accessories
Now more than ever, we’re all enjoying the space and comfort of the great outdoors. Our Sporting Collection has plenty of choice when it comes to luxury outdoor sporting accessories, from Golf to fishing, it’s packed full of appropriate gift items.
If he’s a golf fan, then our luxury Golf Putter which comes in a stylish presentation box is a fine choice with room for customised engravings on all faces of the putter head.
Our silver Golf Set is also a popular choice, with its minimalist design it’s also perfect for engraving with initials or a memorable date. Pair with our quirky Silver Golf Ball Bottle Stopper for a quirky festive golfing gift.
To keep warm in the colder months, our Silver Hip Flask is perfect for hunting, fishing or any spectator sport. We can engrave the flask with a name or initials, even a special message such as the traditional Scottish toast “Slainte Mhor!”.
There is also the option of having a leather pouch for the flask, which keeps it looking neat and safe in all weathers.
Smart Office Accessories
Working from home is now the new normal, and if he likes to keep his home office tidy and organised, then we recommend our classic Silver Skewer Letter Opener for his study or desk. Paired with our Silver Money Clip and Business Card Holder, this is a safe bet for an understated, practical gift set that they can use time and again.
Another unique option for the library or study would be our Silver Bookmark with elegant tassels. A precious, luxury item for any book enthusiasts which you can also opt to engrave for an extra personal touch.
Gift for Him & Her for the Home
Wine Glasses & Goblets
Perhaps you are looking for a luxury gift for him and her, something to elevate cosy nights at home by the fire and bring festive, winter-inspired table displays to life.
Our thistle inspired glasses, tumblers and tots could be ideal. They make a fine addition to any family home, especially for those who love to entertain.
Our thistle products are based on antique Scottish tableware traditionally made from crystal. We have modernised the designs but kept the luxurious look and feel, making them an excellent, memorable gift option when searching for something extra special and unique.
Sterling Silver Tableware
Other gift options in our range of exclusive tableware could be our Silver and Rosewood Salt & Pepper Mills, Silver Napkin Rings and Place Settings which, again, feature our eye-catching silver-plated figurines.
For family members and seasonal hosts you could opt for our unique, elegant Sterling Silver Breakfast Set. Complete with egg cups, knife rest, jam spoon and toast rack this is an exquisite seasonal gift.
For an extra special gift option this year, you might want to browse our premium sterling silver Scottish Quaichs.
Scotland’s ‘Cup of Friendship’ has been used throughout the centuries to offer a welcoming toast at gatherings, making them a perfect choice of gift for special occasions.
All of our Quaichs can be engraved with initials, dates, unique messages and family crests, and have been created to blend our Scottish heritage with refined modern design.
Find out more about the Scottish Quaich at our blog.
Luxury Scottish Silver Gifts
With so much choice online during the Christmas season, we know it can be tough to find a unique gift.
We believe our Scottish silverware, with its modern, elegant twist offers something memorable for everyone, and, importantly, something that can be used time and again.
Our unique pieces are designed to be enjoyed and shared, not hidden away on dusty shelves!