Written by: Anne Gavin
Whether it’s a Birthday, Anniversary or just something for a Friend, we have the perfect Outlander-themed Gift for the Sassenach in your life. Or, perhaps you just want to drop a hint to your significant other about a “no-reason-in particular” Outlander-themed gift and need some ideas to forward along — stealthily, of course! Or, in that rare situation where your man is also a fan of our favorite series and you need ideas for a special gift for your OutMANder. Well, we have your covered! Here are some ideas for some of my favorite “Outlander-themed” gifts — any of which are sure to inspire some Jamie-Claire style loving upon receipt! Share this page with your partner or use it yourself to find your ideal Outlander-themed gift for your special someone. Or, heck, just buy YOURSELF a present. You deserve it! So, let’s SHOP!
Another unusual gift but brimming (literally) with meaning is some of the glassware used in the STARZ series. Georgian Glassmakers is a UK based business that made all the goblets and glassware for the STARZ series and now sells all this hand-blown glass to Outlander fans alike. The glassmakers at Georgian Glassmakers have been involved with their craft for over twenty years and are well known for their high quality reproductions of Roman and ancient vessels. Their Georgian glass, made in lead crystal and using traditional English hand-working methods and techniques, captures the spirit of the 18th century, and extends their reputation for historical accuracy. In 2013, Georgian Glassmakers was approached by Sony/STARZ and asked to make glasses for the set. Sony/STARZ took three designs and some bottles. These glasses are not inexpensive and may take some time for delivery once ordered. But, they are really, really beautiful. I’ve often admired the gorgeous glasses we see used on the show — at Castle Leoch and later at Lallybroch. How wonderful to own these exact glasses from the craftsmen who created them for the series. An absolute HOME-RUN of a gift.
Or, perhaps your man is a fan of the drink — Scotch Whisky that is. If it’s a dram he favors, how about signing him up for a “Scotch of the Month Club” such as the one offered by Taster’s Club. Starting at only $79/month, (you can also sign up for 3, 6 or 12 month memberships) your OutMANder will receive a fantastic Single Malt Scotch every month from one of Scotland’s famous whisky regions — Lowlands, Speyside, Highland Campbeltown and Islay. All “Scotch of the Month Club” members are automatically enrolled in Taster’s Club Whisky 101 course — where your Highlander will receive plenty of rich, informational material including whisky profiles, tasting notes, production techniques and much more! And, every month when he receives his Water of Life he’ll be reminded of how much his lovely lassie loves him. Winner!!!
Lastly, for the gentleman in your life, how about a custom made Kilt? Most likely a bank breaker in terms of cost, but it would certainly be a grand gesture — especially if you are planning a trip to Scotland soon. Recently, our own Sam Heughan was gifted a custom kilt by a fan group from famous Edinburgh kilt maker, “21st Century Kilts.” 21st Century Kilts seeks to put a modern spin on the traditional Scottish style kilt and bring back kilts as a realistic alternative to trousers. If you and your man can’t hop a plane to Edinburgh to be fitted then 21st Century Kilts also has a Ready-to-Wear Collection that can be purchased online. Or, it turns out, that Howie Nicholsby, 21st Century Kilts renowned designer, will be taking appointments for fittings for custom kilts during NYC’s Tartan Week — April 7 and 8th at St. Andrews Restaurant in Manhattan. Go here to learn more and find out how to make an appointment for a fitting during Tartan Week. An outstanding gift for the Highlander in your life!!!!
Have you ever received an Outlander-themed Gift before? If so, let us know so we can add it to our List!