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.
We also sell our own photos online through Island Light Photography. All the photos on Islay Info, on our popular Facebook page and many many more can be purchased as canvases or prints and can be mounted or framed. If folk on Islay order framed prints we have it professionally done by Islay Studios. You can also download the file and have it printed with your local print shop. For more info see www.islay.photos. We also sell our mounted prints at the Blue Letter Box in Port Ellen.
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. Rosemary at the Persabus Pottery makes some amazing hand painted ceramics. For more info please check out her Facebook page
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. The 2020 Ileach calendar is also for sale with a great selection of beautiful Islay Pictures. Visit www.ileach.co.uk for more information.
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.
Friends of Islay Scheme.
If you want to so something good for the island and its stunning nature and beaches, why not support the Islay Development Initiative and become a Friend of Islay. That way you help to make sure that our beaches are clean among many other things. For more info visit www.islaydevelopment.com.