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2 Dec 2021

Green gifts for the festive season

A white, square, paper calendar is held by a bulldog clip at the top and displayed against a red background. It has a hessian tie around the bottom. The front cover says: This year 2022 will be a good year. At the bottom of the page it says: A calendar to grow with you - printed on seeded paper to plant and grow.
Seed Paper 2022 calendar
Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, and after COP26 we’re all thinking more about how our choices affect the world we live in. Here at the National Trust for Scotland, we’ve put together a beautiful selection of gifts that are sure to make your loved ones AND the planet happy.

Christmas cards

All the National Trust for Scotland’s Christmas cards this year are glitter- and plastic-free. The planet (and your carpets!) will thank you.

The Little Green Paper Shop has created some seed-embedded cards, which can be soaked in water and planted after the festive season comes to an end.

You can also purchase cards which have been produced by the team at Robert Smail’s Printing Works. Your card can help keep Scotland’s printing heritage alive.

Shop our Christmas cards

Four Christmas cards, printed on seeded paper, stand against a red marbled background. From left to right, they feature a snow globe scene, a reindeer, a wreath and a stag's head.
Little Green Paper Shop seed cards

Siabann soaps and beauty

Plastic-free and gorgeously scented, Siabann (the Gaelic word for soap) products make a perfect stocking filler or Hanukkah gift. Their shampoo bars and lip balm tins will cut down on single-use plastics – an important step to protect our seas.

Shop our beauty and wellbeing products

A range of Siabann beauty products are displayed against a brown marbled background. At the front are small tubes of lip balm and little candles in tins. Behind are soap boxes and tins of shampoo bars.
Siabann beauty range

Pinewood Conservation gin

Pinewood Conservation gin is flavoured with botanicals which are foraged in the Cairngorms. This beautiful part of Scotland is home to golden eagles, red squirrels and pine martens. Every delicious sip of your gift will remind you that your purchase has helped us to care for the gorgeous pinewoods of Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms, supporting our work to restore them to their former glory.

Shop our Pinewood Conservation gin

A display of items in a gin-themed hamper, arranged on a white table. A bottle of gin stands beside a bottle of tonic water, a box of cheese straws and a packet of chocolate raisins. Behind stands a copy of the National Trust for Scotland Guide to Properties, as well as a dark cardboard box. Pine cones are scattered at the front.
Pinewood gin gift hamper

Seed Paper 2022 calendar

This pretty calendar is two gifts in one, thanks to a collaboration with The Little Green Paper Shop. The paper is embedded with seeds; once you’ve finished the month, you can soak the page in water and the seeds will sprout! There are different seeds contained in each month’s page – from tomatoes to chamomile to wildflowers. Give the gift of planning AND a bountiful garden!

Buy the Seed Paper 2022 calendar

A white, square, paper calendar is held by a bulldog clip at the top and displayed against a red background. It has a hessian tie around the bottom. The front cover says: This year 2022 will be a good year. At the bottom of the page it says: A calendar to grow with you - printed on seeded paper to plant and grow.
Seed Paper 2022 calendar

ROOTS

This is a year-round gift which will see a ROOTS pack delivered to your loved one every six weeks. The ROOTS packs are filled with Scottish seeds to plant at home, gardening goodies, stories about Scotland’s plant life and tips from our expert Trust gardeners. It makes a great gift for yourself or for a loved one, helping to create beautiful gardens of Scottish flora as well as supporting the Trust’s gardening work all around Scotland.

Find out more about ROOTS

The contents of a National Trust for Scotland ROOTS pack are displayed against a grey background. Included are some gardening tips, a seed packet, some wooden plant markers and a newsletter.
An example of a ROOTS gift pack

Gift membership

Give the gift of great days out this festive season. When you gift a membership of the National Trust for Scotland, your loved one will be able to access almost 100 beautiful places around Scotland – as well as visit National Trust properties in the rest of the UK. Gift memberships support our important work to protect and care for Scotland’s most loved places and spaces.

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