Gift ideas to make your Burns Night complete

No sooner are the Christmas decs packed away and back in the attic, and it's time to start thinking about Burns Night on 25 January. After Hogmanay, this is Scotland's first major celebration of the year, and is an event that's commemorated by Scots around the world.

Robert "Rabbie" Burns is regarded to be Scotland's national poet. Writing in the Scots language, a light Scots dialect and in English, his poems, writings, commentaries and songs became accessible to a wide audience. After his death his influence continued to inspire liberals and socialists. It wasn't long before he was considered to be a cultural icon of Scotland.

Out here in East Lothian, Redside neighbours usually gather together for an informal Burns Night Supper when, like everyone, we celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire’s life and works. With this event in mind, I did a few clickerty-clicks online and found some gift ideas that may help your Burns Night go Scots Wha Hae!

Rabbie Burns Mug

Is it possible to have too many mugs? They’re always a practical promotional gift that can be given to anyone. These Rabbie Burns mugs have a traditional design, and would be brill filled with some Highland goodies, like bags of shortbread. Mmmm!

Red Red Rose Diffuser

This smoked glass scented diffuserfilled with a rich romantic scent of rose petals, is divine! Inspired by the Bard’s poetry, it’s a perfect aroma to fill any venue hosting a Burns Supper.

Haggis Apron

Ooooh! I can’t resist a piece of typography, especially when It’s large scale. This apron has Rabbie Burn’s “Address to the Haggis” printed on the front of it, so would be an excellent garment for the chef-of-the-evening to wear!

250th Commerorative Engraved Burns Quaich

I adore limited editions, they’re always exclusive and special. This stylish metal quaich has Auld Lang Syne and an image of Robert Burns beautifully engraved on it. Each item is individually numbered, and comes in a silk lined presentation box. A gift that will be treasured forever.

Eddie Reader Sings Robert Burns

I love! Love! LOVE! Eddie Reader. And what better way to round off your Burns Night Supper than listening to Eddie singing songs of Robert Burns accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Perfect!

If this little selection of Burns Night gifts has whetted your appetite, but your zest to find unique branded gifts has all run dry, then why not give Rhona at Branding Up a buzz on 07733 321759. You’ll find her inspiration is like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June!


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