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Shetland Reel's Christmas Gift Guide 2018


Are you in the need of some gift-spiration for your Christmas shopping this year? Located 600 miles away from Oxford Street, London, and 386 from Princes Street, Edinburgh, the Shetland Islands are a far cry from the bright lights of the high street stores. Fortunately, Shetland is a unique location, bursting with small businesses working across a range of industries – perfect for fabulous gifts.

If you’re looking for something a little different this year, what better place to look than from the island that Shetland Reel calls home? Check out our Christmas gift guide, jam packed with fabulous gifts from small local businesses.



Distilled on the island of Unst, Shetland, our range of gin and blended whisky suits a variety of tastes. From a gin distilled using bladder wrack seaweed, to a navy strength gin matured in a sherry cask, we certainly have a unique selection, inspired by the island we call home.

Why don’t you stock up the cupboards with one of our core 70cl bottles, a perfect surprise for when those unexpected visitors arrive? Or our 20cl bottles make for the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa present! Shop our full range now.



All products are developed and made by hand in Shetland, to award-winning recipes, taking inspiration from the unique Scandinavian culture.  Each of the products takes its name from Shetland words or place names, including Valhalla Ale Chutney, Muckle Flugga Piccalilli, Taing Onion Marmalade



The Shetland Fudge Company, located on Lerwick’s Esplanade, sell premium sweet treats with a Shetland Twist. If you are looking for something different to pop in a stocking, their quirky gifts - including Sheep’s Pirls, Puffin Poo or even a marmalade using our very own Simmer Gin - will be sure to hit the spot.



Do you have a beer fan in the family? The Lerwick Brewery have a fantastic range of beers, all with their own individual taste, influenced by their remote environment.



Promoting and preserving a unique Shetland Tradition, BAKKA uses traditional patterns and colours to create Fair Isle Knitwear. Perfect for cold winter weather, BAKKA’s range of accessories add a touch of Shetland to your winter wardrobe.



Inspired by Shetland’s nature and wildlife, Shetland Jewellery is handmade by local jewellers who individually start and finish each item of jewellery. Treat a loved one this year with one of their beautiful pieces.



Produced in the island of Yell, a stone’s throw away from our distillery in Unst, is the Shetland Tweed Company. Inspiration for the fabrics they make comes from elements of their surroundings - the waves, ripples on the sand and glints of sunlight on the ocean – all of which are captured beautifully in their collections.



Just having moved into a new space this year, Keiba Film is going from strength to strength. Producing high quality video productions and photography - Keiba film could be the perfect gift to give this Christmas.

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