Celebrating Mother’s Day is always a special time in the year. Recognising our amazing Mums and mother figures. Remembering those who are no longer with us but make us smile at the thought of them. Mothers come in many different guises and here at Ginspired we recognise that the same Mother’s Day gift is certainly not ‘one size fits all’. Therefore, in an attempt to cover all bases, Ginspired have outlined some unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Why not give a truly Ginspired Gift this year, with our ‘Gift Guide for Amazing Mums & Matriarchs’?
The Perfectionist Mum
Perfectly Perfectionist Mum, strives for just that. Perfection in every aspect of her day. From her little cherubs looking immaculate, being on time and homework done, to the house being ship-shape, dogs groomed and the menu planner complete on the fridge. Finding gift ideas for the perfectionist is not the easiest. Do not despair, Ginspired has put a collection together below that might just hit the spot.
Treat your mum to a chauffeur driven tour to some of the amazing Scottish film locations, or head off for a luxury tour of Skye, a clans and castles tour or speak to Daniel at DM Executive travel and organise your very own bespoke tour with your mum. She will be delighted that the driving is taken care of and the itinerary is in hand.
Moray Firth Tours & Transport
Moray Firth Tours & Transport provide their service around Moray, Speyside & Highlands. Catering for small groups up to 8 people it would be an ideal treat for Mum and her besties. They can provide bespoke trips, whether you wish to spend a few days touring Moray Speyside or a few hours tasting some nice whiskies or gins. Organised, professional, and perfect for the perfectionist Mum.
The award winning series of Outlander had many of us glued to our screens. So if your Mum was a huge fan why not book Speyside Executive Hire’s Outlander Day Tour. Get picked up and dropped off at either Inverness or Speyside and re-visit the Outlander scenes, such as Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Castle Leod and Loch Ness. A well deserved and ‘scheduled’ stop for lunch where I am sure their will be plenty of Scottish Gins to choose from.
The Competitive Mum
The Competitive Mum likes nothing more than to be winning at life. Whether it is helping with that school project which ends up looking like a Frank Lloyd Wright creation, or lining herself up at the school sports day, for the ‘friendly’ mums race, eyeing up that finishing line with true grit and determination in her eyes. We love the competitive streak in this mum! Check out some gifts that she can enjoy being the best at.
Based in Fife in the central belt of Scotland, Darnley’s Gin School is where you can come and try your hand at being a Distiller. With guidance from their Gin School team you will explore your botanicals, take charge of your copper still and bottle and label your creation which you can take home and enjoy. Order more of your bespoke gin, as the team at Darnley’s keep your recipe on file so you can place an order for more of your bespoke gin. Private bookings are also available.
Pixel Spirits, near Fort William and Glencoe was one of the the first distilleries in Scotland to offer full distillation courses. Equipped with traditional copper pot mini stills, here you can learn the art of distilling using your own mini still and develop your unique and personal recipe for an uber small batch gin. A full bottle of your own creation will then be yours to take home and have pride of place on your gin shelf, as of course it will be the best. 😉
Get hands-on and learn the traditional art of distilling under expert tuition and take home a 70cl bottle of your own gin! Alistair (our Master Distiller) will take you on a journey to create and distil a unique gin of your very own.
Alistair will guide you through every step, from personally selecting your botanicals to running your own individual miniature copper pot still. This unique experience is perfect for those of you who enjoy a G&T now and again, through to passionate gin lovers.
The City of Aberdeen Distillery is in the heart of the city within an impressive railway arch. The first distiller in Aberdeen for nearly 80 years. There are Gin experiences to suit every budget from their Discovery Tour, Gin Tasting Masterclasses or the Gin School Experience, where you can really show off your true distilling potential! City of Aberdeen Distillery vouchers are also available as are virtual group tasting experiences if you are looking for something to do at home.
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The Gin Mum
Now here at Ginspired we know quite a few ‘Gin Mums’. The name bestowed upon these mums is pure and simple – for their love of gin and gin accessories. The Gin Shelves they have created are to be admired. With alphabetically organised shelves, garnishes chopped to perfection and the right glass for each tipple, these mums are on the lookout for the next limited edition, the next new release or unique bottle, to stand pride of place on that empty shelf that must be filled.
Kinrara Distillery is a Scottish craft gin produced within the beautiful landscape of The Cairngorms, just outside the town of Aviemore. The Award winning Kinrara Gin Artist Editions ‘Ginny’, ‘Struan’ and ‘Freya’ are gorgeous bottles featuring the artwork of Kat Baxter. This Artist Edition Miniature Gin Giftset features 3 of the handcrafted Highland Gins. The perfect luxury look addition to the Gin Shelf.
The new Orkney Distillery & Visitor centre is home to Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin. Steeped in Orcadian history its gins reflects its Norse ancestors and pays homage to the proud seafaring heritage of Orkney. Following the success of Beyla, which uses Orcadian honey as an ingredient, they have partnered with Sheila Fleet jewellery, who created a beautiful and exclusive Bumblebee pendant in soft pink enamel, and each gift set is supplied with a pack of Sheila Fleet wildflower seeds so that you can enjoy your local bees too! This would be a perfect gift for any Gin mum. A stunning bottle for the gin shelf, a beautiful necklace, and over time she can relax and enjoy watching the beautiful bumble bees in her garden
Treat your mum, auntie, best friend, or whoever is the extra special female in your life with a bottle of our ever popular Shetland Reel Filska, bursting with grapefruit zing and a warming finish, or our recent Shetland Reel Lemon Fest special edition bundle which includes a bespoke Lemon Fest candle made locally in Unst by handmade soap company, Mella. Get 20% discount with no code required and order before 10am on Friday 18th March to ensure delivery on time for mothers day”
Family run North Uist Distillery on the Outer Hebrides is home to the Downpour Gin rang,e and their soon to launch Nunton Whisky. You will be forgiven finding it hard which one to choose from, the Scottish Dry Gin or the Sloe & Bramble gin? Well North Uist have it covered and have a Downpour Mini Gift Set, ‘Drenched in Island Flavour’ A great set to enjoy with your ‘Gin Mum’ on Mother’s Day.
This Gin Mum prides herself in having the latest Gin, garnishes, glasses and of course the best of tonics. So if she has every gin she could possibly desire why not get her some Cushiedoos? Cushiedoos tonic uses locally sourced botanicals, soft carbonated water and is also quinine-free so that it does not overpower your spirit. Through their “Buy 1, Get 2 Tree” trade initiative, they pledge to plant one tree for every twelve bottles of Cushiedoos tonic water sold, mixing their passion to help climate change as well as amazing tasting mixers. Cushiedoos latest launch is their new Pink Grapefruit & Rosehip soda.
The ‘Up-to-the-Minute’ Mum
Are you the ‘Up-To-The-Minute’ Mum? Likes to go to unique places, cool cocktails and dome dining. In the know about the latest places to be seen. Bars that have just opened. This cool character loves a unique and well thought out gift.
Based in Auchterarder, near Perth, central Scotland The Gin Thistle is a friendly and welcoming bar with a great collection of Scottish Gins. The Gin Thistle is family run and serves tasty food, cocktails and is dog friendly too. This ‘Up-to -the-Minute’ mum will want to go here and check out the amazing food. Also those Fab’Ulous Cocktail Trees!! Gin tastings and private hire of the venue are possible too.
A true hidden gem in Edinburgh, this gin bar enjoys experimenting with different gins to create fantastic cocktails and classic G&T’s. A unique venue with 2 Edinburgh Gin stills Flora & Caledonia that you can admire while selecting a bespoke cocktail from the menu. Too many to choose from? No problem, just ask the mixology-passionate bar tenders and they will help and maybe even make something just for you! Get your camera ‘Insta’ ready! There are very popular Gin Master Classes available and booking is essential.
Something Different? We have it covered. Jump aboard the Red Bus and enjoy a unique experience while seeing the sites of Edinburgh or Glasgow. Red Bus Bistro, is a quirky vintage London bus/restaurant touring the wonderful cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, on a daily basis. Whilst tucking into the food you can enjoy a tipple of your choice, whether it be one of our vast range of malt whiskies, a chilled glass of bubbly or one of our signature gin pots, the choice is yours. A great way to see either city and their landmarks.
At 1881 Gin we don’t just produce a fantastic range of gins, we encourage others to produce their very own. Our gin school is a hands on visitor experience including something to eat, some sampling and a tour of the distillery – then on to the exciting bit – making your very own personalised gin on a small scale copper still. Why not book an accommodation package then no one needs to be the designated driver.
My Amazing Matriarch
Whether you are a mum, auntie, granny, that friend we all call ‘Auntie’, carer, even your teacher. Having a strong role model means more than sometimes we care to admit. So this Mother’s Day shout it from the roof tops, and let them know how much they mean to you. Treat them to something extra special this year. Something that you can both enjoy and spend some much missed time together. Below are some ideas to do just that.
Nestled into 240 acres of stunning Aberdeenshire countryside, Meldrum House combines centuries of history with the latest in luxury. Treat your own ‘Matriarch’ to the private dining dome experience in the grounds of Meldrum House Hotel. Each dome is named after the stars and can accommodate 6-12 people. Stunning views across the estate and golf course. This is definitely one to remember.
A family run hotel, the Dowans is a little slice of luxury in Speyside. Book a stay in one of the beautiful, elegantly styled en-suite rooms. Enjoy dining in the a la carte restaurant, ‘57’ or relax in one of the two bars; The Still, stocked with over five hundred single malt whiskies, or the MBar, with a great selection of beers from the micro-breweries hereabouts such as Spey Valley, WindSwept and Speyside Craft Brewery. Oh and don’t forget the fine range of Scottish Gins and Scottish Gin cocktails that are also delivered with great skill by the Dowans team.
The Gin Spa in Glasgow is the first ever gin inspired botanical day spa. Combining superb customer experiences and indulgent, bespoke spa treatments and of course gin!. This is a unique experience unlike any other and with a great selection of experiences and packages to choose from.
Steeped in history, Maryculter House in Aberdeenshire on the banks of the River Dee is luxury lying in wait. Why not treat your ‘Amazing Matriarch’ to the ‘Spring into Summer’ Package. The ultimate Spring getaway to relax, unwind and indulge in the beauty of Maryculter House Hotel. Stay between the 1st March 2022 – 30th April 2022 and enjoy overnight accommodation with full Scottish breakfast, bouquet of fresh flowers and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to share. What’s not to love!!
A family crafted Scottish Gin. Shoogle Gin was a born in Glasgow by a family passionate about spirits. ‘Family is at the heart of everything we do at Shoogle Spirits. Three generations of family are involved in every part of producing and distributing our award winning gin, with each one of us taking great pride in producing a premium craft spirit that others enjoy.‘ As well as their ethical product, the carbon neutral spirit is fundamentally about their family bonds, which makes it an obvious choice when choosing a gift for the amazing matriarch in your life.
We hope you got some Ginspired ideas of what to get for Mother’s Day this year.
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