SPONSORED: Looking for a last minute Christmas present? Here’s some food for thought

There’s not long until December 25 and many of us are still rushing around to find the perfect gifts.

Whether it’s a present for gran, a gift for dad or something a wee bit special for your significant other, there’s so much to choose from out there.

Our handy guide (written in their own words) will give you some ideas of gifts you can give – either mementos that will last a lifetime or special stays that will create lasting memories.

Hit a hole in one with a round at Murrayshall House Hotel

Murrayshall and Lynedoch golf courses are located by the village of Scone, two miles from Perth.

Laid out on the gently sloping hillside they provide golfers with tree lined fairways, large sloping greens and wonderful views.

Murrayshall has been listed in the top 100 golf courses in Scotland by GolfWorld magazine for the last four years and the hotel recently won the Best Hotel (21-50 bedrooms) at the Scottish Golf Awards.

We have a driving range, short game area, snacks and bar meals are available in our golf clubhouse pre and post rounds for golfers and guests.

Golf membership is available from £195 per annum and Junior memberships from £65, with 20% discount off in your first year of membership. Details available by emailing golf@murrayshall.co.uk.

Buy vouchers by clicking here.

Dig up a gift from the past with Mr Wood’s Fossil

Edinburgh’s famous fossil shop was founded in 1987 by fossil hunter Stan Wood.

Matt Dale began as manager before buying the business in 2006. It has forged an international reputation for quality and value, and Matt travels widely to carefully select stock from all over the world.

There’s something for everyone, with a wide range of colourful minerals and crystals, rare stones, a large meteorite selection, shark and dinosaur teeth to capture the imagination, beautifully preserved fossil fish, ammonites, and trilobites, all hundreds of millions of years old.

Find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one this Christmas by visiting our shop in the city’s historic Grassmarket – a beautiful place to explore.

If you can’t visit in person, click through to our website to explore our unique range.

Keep loved ones cosy and stylish with a Harris Tweed gift

Harris Tweed Isle of Harris is a continuation of a family tradition, with a large selection of clothing for ladies, gents and children.

There is a superb range of bags, hats, footwear, purses and many more accessories, all in Harris Tweed which can be found on our online store, over the telephone or in our shop locations on the Isle of Harris and Inverness.

Our winter sale section is also full of Christmas gift ideas for the whole family with discounts of up to 70% off accessories and clothing.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you to choose the ideal gift for someone special.

Find that special gift at the Harris Tweed Isle of Harris website.

Bring a smile this Christmas with a Machrie gift experience

Give a present you’d love to receive this Christmas with a Machrie gift experience.

From a round of golf to a spa treatment, traditional afternoon tea or an overnight stay on one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands, we have a voucher for everyone.

Whether you’re just looking to explore this stunning island, home to some of the world’s finest whiskies, birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes, or you’re taking on the challenge of our championship links golf course, The Machrie will be the perfect place to explore this amazing island.

The Machrie Hotel offers 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, some with their own outdoor terraces and stunning views across the Links. The hotel offers visitors many places to meet and relax including 18, our impressive restaurant with panoramic views of the Links, as well as a PureGray Spa.

Our Links course was originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell, and has now been fully modernised by DJ Russell, the former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.

The scenery, the wildlife, the coastline, one of the finest Links courses in the world, coupled with the people and of course its positioning makes The Machrie the perfect spot from which to explore the Isles of Scotland’s west coast.

A Machrie gift voucher is the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas and all other special occasions.

For more details, visit The Machrie website.

Get a special Duke’s Deli Hamper for the foodie in your life

The Duke’s Deli Hampers offers you a Scottish hamper with scrumptious award-winning food and beverage.

For a Christmas treat, birthday present, anniversary gift or even a simple minding we are able to create you the perfect hamper with Scottish flair.

Combining a selection of the finest produce from our deli in the Royal Burgh of Lanark and our handcrafted bakery goods produced in our bakery unit on our family farm, we will deliver you a hamper with our unique homely touch.

We have a stunning range of luxury Christmas hampers – all of which are packed with a selection of sweet and savoury foods, tasty drinks and extra special treats.

Our hampers are hand packed with care and will surprise and delight the lucky recipient, sure to make their Christmas most magical and memorable.

We supply Christmas hampers all over Britain.

Visit the Duke’s Deli website for more information.

Treat your beer loving loved one to a gift from Jawbrew

We are a small, independent, family run Glaswegian brewery with a keen interest in protecting the environment.

As a business we combine the craft of brewing with a vision of total sustainability; our goal is to be a 100% circular business. This would mean all our waste products being used to their full potential as well as using byproducts/waste from other businesses as ingredients.

This is epitomised by our circular beer Hardtack, which is made using excess morning rolls from Aulds the Bakers that would otherwise go to landfill. We also have some other upcoming projects to help us attain our goal.

We have gift packs of bottled beer, with an assortment of premium quality beers to tantalise the taste buds. We are also starting our brand-new tours soon, comprising a talk and tasting to show you more of what we’re all about – the perfect gift for a beer lover.

Our range of popular styles caters for all sorts of events. We can provide what you need to make your Christmas party sparkle from a 9-pint bag in box fresh from our tanks up to a full cask or keg plus the means to dispense it.

Just click here to see for yourself.

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