Father’s Day Gift Guide: Discover the Beauty of Scottish Artisanal Gifts

13 May 2024

Fathers Day Gift Guide x Araminta Campbell

As Father’s Day approaches, honour the special men in your life with gifts that celebrate the rich tradition of Scottish craftsmanship. From luxurious textiles to finely crafted accessories, each item from Araminta Campbell, Bard, Authors Interiors, and Scottish Textiles Showcase tells a story of heritage, passion, and skill. Let’s explore why these handpicked products would make the perfect Father’s Day gifts.

Araminta Campbell’s HERITAGE Tartan Accessories


Araminta Campbell’s commitment to preserving Scotland’s textile heritage is evident in every meticulously crafted piece. Using the finest lambswool and traditional weaving techniques, we create luxurious scarves, throws, and interior accessories that showcase the beauty and quality of Scottish craftsmanship.

Our HERITAGE tartan scarves and throws are more than just accessories; they’re a symbol of Scotland’s breath-taking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. For Father’s Day, this gift embodies both warmth and style, whether your dad is enjoying a brisk walk in the countryside or cosying up in the evening at home, our tartan scarves and throws make for a perfect companion. Crafted with the finest lambswool and woven in one of our Scottish artisan mill partners, they offer warmth and style while also reflecting the beauty and quality of Scottish craftsmanship. Available in 3 different tartan designs each uniquely reflecting the natural landscape of Scotland.

Araminta Campbell - Heritage Tartan Scarves

Araminta Campbell’s Alpaca MINTA Interior Accessories

Perfect for chilly nights or soothing aches and pains, our alpaca hot water bottle combines practicality with luxury. Made with sumptuously soft, carefully sourced British alpaca wool and crafted with the highest craftsmanship in an artisan rural mill in Scotland, it’s a thoughtful gift that will provide comfort and warmth for many years to come. Available in natural undyed colours, choose from caramel, grey and white. Our gorgeous range of alpaca cushions also make for a special gift; each piece sits perfectly in contemporary or more traditional interiors, and will last a lifetime, becoming that heirloom they won’t want to part with. Fathers work hard and deserve a touch of luxury in their lives, making our alpaca accessories the perfect indulgence.

Bard Edinburgh: Showcasing Scottish Craftmanship

Bard stands as both a haven and a showcase for Scottish craftsmanship and creativity, nestled in Leith, Edinburgh. Founded by husbands, Hugo Macdonald and James Stevens, their mission is to tell stories about Scotland through made objects and the people who make them, exploring contemporary Scottish identity and the value of craft in everyday life.


The Gibson Belt by McRostie Scotland

This Gibson Belt handcrafted by McRostie Leather on the outskirts of Glasgow using premium leather, offers both style and durability. The perfect accessory for your dad to dress up for a special occasion or great when keeping it casual, this belt adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit.

Gibson Belt - Father's Day Gift

Clement Knives of Dumfries and Galloway Chef’s Knives

For the culinary enthusiast, there’s no better gift than a high-quality chef’s knife. Made by Tim Westley a former chef now founder/maker of Clement Knives, all of his knives are made from recycled materials in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland. As a specially commissioned range for Bard, Tim has used the iron hoops that once held whisky barrels to make these blades, with handles made from plastic melted down from gun cartridges. This 6-inch chef knife is expertly crafted for precision and performance; with its razor-sharp blade and ergonomic handle, it’s sure to become an essential tool in any kitchen.

Authors Interiors: Curating Timeless Elegance

Authors Interiors brings together a curated selection of artisanal products that embody timeless elegance and craftsmanship. Their collection of gifts for him features meticulously crafted accessories and homeware, each chosen for its quality and attention to detail. By showcasing the work of talented artisans, Authors Interiors celebrates the artistry and creativity that define Scottish craftsmanship.

McVoyage Travel Wallet by Mcrostie of Glasgow

The McVoyage Travel Wallet from Mcrostie Scotland showcased by Authors Interiors is the perfect gift for the dad who is often travelling. This luxurious set includes an Apple iPad Air case combined with a travel wallet making it a perfect, practical item that limits excess hand luggage whilst travelling. Ideal for business travel, the front pocket can carry documents, a passport and a smart phone. Hand-crafted in McRostie’s workshop in Renfrewshire, Scotland made from 100% British cowhide bridle leather.

Draff Whisky Tray Handcrafted in Dundee

Elevate his whisky-drinking experience with the Draff Whisky Tray, a limited edition run as an exclusive commission for Author by Aymeric Renoud of Draff Studio in Dundee. This sustainable Whisky tray is handcrafted from a new, innovative furniture-making material created by Aymeric called draff; draff is made using the spent grain from local breweries and distilleries in the Tayside/Angus area. A limited edition run, the AUTHOR-commissioned Draff trays are uniquely numbered and each tray comes with a Certificate of Authentication, making this an utterly unique and special present for a whisky connoisseur and the special man in your life.

Scottish Textiles Showcase: Celebrating Diversity and Tradition

The Scottish Textiles Showcase serves as a platform for Scotland’s textile artisans to showcase their talents to the world. From traditional tartans to contemporary designs, the showcase celebrates the diversity and innovation of Scotland’s textile industry. By supporting local artisans and promoting Scottish textiles on a global scale, the showcase plays a vital role in preserving Scotland’s textile heritage for future generations.

The Shetland Jumper in Oatmeal

The Shetland Jumper in Oatmeal from the Scottish Textiles Showcase is a timeless wardrobe staple , the perfect gift for him. Made from 100% Shetland wool, this jumper showcases the natural beauty and durability of Scottish textiles. Whether he’s dressing up for a special occasion or keeping it casual on the weekends, this jumper is sure to become a favourite that will stand the test of time.

Araminta Campbell Gift Cards

If you’re unsure of what to choose, let your dad decide with an Araminta Campbell gift card. With a gift card, he can explore the full range of Araminta Campbell products and choose the perfect gift that speaks to his style and preferences.


In a world of mass production and disposable goods, the importance of Scottish craft cannot be overstated. Each product crafted by Araminta Campbell and the artisans featured in Bard, Authors Interiors and the Scottish Textiles Showcase tells a story of tradition, passion, and skill. This Father’s Day, honour the special men in your life with gifts that not only reflect their unique style but also support the continued legacy of Scottish craftsmanship.

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