The dark days before Christmas are here so now is a good time to start thinking about Christmas presents! Before you rush off to Amazon and the likes you might want to consider doing some of your Online Christmas shopping on Islay and support the local businesses as there is plenty of choice, as you can see on our online shops on Islay page.
But there is more. The Islay Celtic Craft shop in Portnahaven also sell their items online through Ebay and you can find a wide selection of Islay and Celtic related items. For an overview visit their Ebay page. Jane Taylor's beautiful whisky prints can also be purchased online and if children's books are your thing you must visit the website of Ailsa Press, they have some lovely children's books.
You can find a wide range of whisky soaps, special gift packs, creams, scenting candles, balms and other bathing and personal care products on the www.spiritedsoaps.com website and for those of you with a sweet tooth I can recommend the Islay tablet shop. The attractive online Islay Shop is another great place where you can find a nice collection of gifts such as Jewellery, calendars, t-shirts and whisky gifts. Continue reading...
The Islay Quilters, as the name already says, manufacture and sell wonderful quality quilts. Their website is loaded with great examples of their fine hand-crafted quilts and other related products. For another type of fabric, tartan from Islay, have a look at the Islay Woollen Mill website which has an online shop with some very nice items such as find first class tartans, blankets, rugs and other products. Elizabeth Sykes has an extensive collection of Batiks for sale online with prints in several categories: Islay Distilleries, Scottish National Trust properties, flowers, (islay) landscapes and birds and flowers.
C&E Roy, The Celtic House in Bowmore sells various Islay products online. The product range varies from books, glasswork, jewellery, t-shirts and prints. Mark Unsworth from Islay Studios Photography sells his beautiful pictures online and so does James Deane and myself via Islay Photos. The 2017 Ileach calendar is also for sale with a great selection of beautiful Islay Pictures. Visit www.ileach.co.uk for more information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order direct.
Now what would Christmas be without a special Islay Malt whisky? The following distilleries offer a great selection of whisky and other items online: Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, Kilchoman, Laphroaig and Bunnahabhain. If you prefer ales why not try Islay Ales from the local brewery as a special Christmas treat.
The Islayinfo bookshop offers a fine collection of Islay books and maps to get you prepared for your next visit to Islay or just to learn more about the Queen of the Hebrides and its interesting and rich history.