We all need stocking fillers on Christmas morning. Here are
eight suggestions to peruse and you can browse dozens more here.
Is all this drizzly weather giving you a bad case of the blahs? Awww, don’t worry. There’s actually a magic antidote for blasting those blahs away.
It’s simple — take some Prosecco, add your favourite person, throw in popcorn, nuts, olives and crisps, then clink your glasses in a glitzy Princes Square bar.
This fizz ‘n’ nibbles Big Deal from Jax has all of the above ingredients and best of all, it’s available seven days a week.
Prosecco with nibbles for two
Brought to you by the peeps behind Eden Mill distillery, Jax is a sleek bar tucked away among the designer shops of Princes Square.
The Big Deal is for a glass of Prosecco for two, with nibbles like popcorn, nuts, olives and crisps to share.
It’s available seven days from noon until 10pm, meaning you can pop in while shopping, or after work, or even later at night for a special date. You can enjoy your treat until the end of February.
Jax is a neon-lit bar that is very versatile.
By day, it’s a relaxed spot to pop into after a shopping spree, while by night some of Glasgow’s best DJs will kickstart your evening out on the town. Plus the range of signature cocktails mean that you might want to linger on for longer after your fizz.
Chilly weather getting you down? Then it’s high time that you had a wee treat. And the good thing about this fizz ‘n’ nibbles offer is that it would be equally great for a gossip session with a friend or a date night idea.
Plus as it’s available until the end of February, it would also make a fab stocking filler for the Prosecco lover in your life. Buy now.
Amarone Glasgow or Edinburgh
Our language skills may be a little rusty but we don’t need to be fluent in Italian to know that the Amarone restaurants could be described as ‘assolutamente fantastico’.
Get to grips with the international language of fine food with this Big Deal on an excellent meal at Amarone in the heart of Glasgow or Edinburgh.
A former winner of the Restaurant of the Year prize at the Glasgow Restaurant Awards, Amarone restaurants have a cool sense of contemporary style which applies to the food as much as the decor.
This Big Deal is for one person to enjoy a fantastic three course meal from the 5pm Big Deal menu at Amarone.
With five starters, seven main courses and three desserts, there is plenty to choose from.
Valid Sunday to Friday in Glasgow and Sunday to Thursday in Edinburgh, the offer is for a starter, main course and dessert.
A chic Italian dining experience is just the thing to brighten up the skint post-Christmas months.
Multiple purchases of up to eight are allowed, so this could be an excellent gift for a couple who’d enjoy a romantic night out.
Millennium Hotel, Glasgow
They say to give is better than to receive.
So give yourself today’s Big Deal on a festive afternoon tea for two at the Millennium Hotel on George Square.
With purchases valid until the end of January 2020, this offer would be perfect for a luxurious break during a marathon spending spree.
Or you could simply treat a friend to a delicious afternoon tea. A catch-up is never dull with a glass of Prosecco in one hand and a cake in the other.
Available noon till 4pm, seven days a week, this offer has two options.
Option one is for two people to have a festive afternoon tea in the sophisticated setting of the Millennium Hotel.
Option two is for two people to have a festive afternoon tea served with a chilled glass of Prosecco each.
Your afternoon tea comprises a selection of freshly made sandwiches, an assortment of festive patisserie from the executive chef and freshly baked scones served with strawberry jam and Devon whipped cream.
With tables available in the cosy conservatory overlooking George Square, this offer would be perfect for a spot of people watching.
Bag this Big Deal and book into the Millennium Hotel for a glamorous, festive afternoon tea.
With or without Prosecco? The choice is yours.
We especially find that a chilly winter can always be improved by bubbles.
Made In Liverpool - Tribute to The Beatles
Fancy a ticket to ride on a magical mystery tour?
Then grab this chance to see world-renowned Beatles tribute band, Made in Liverpool, at Oran Mor on Saturday 16th May 2020.
It goes without saying that this would make an un-beatle-able Christmas gift for a Fab Four fan, 60s aficionado or just anyone who appreciates good tunes.
All You Need is Beatles
Made in Liverpool are the resident band of the legendary Cavern Club where The Beatles shot to fame.
Born and bred in Liverpool (for that extra authentic feel), the band perform Fab Four classics worldwide.
Their performance as The Beatles is unique and mind blowing, plus they genuinely sound like the band. You’re in for an electric, unmissable experience
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Made in Liverpool are bringing the spirit of their Cavern Club show to Oran Mor in Glasgow for the first time on Saturday 16th May 2020.
Expect hits from across the whole Beatles back catalogue, from fresh-faced pop ditties like ‘She Loves You’ and ‘Please Please Me’ to later classics such as ‘All You Need is Love’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’.
This offer is for one ticket to the standing room only show, which kicks off at 7.45pm. You can buy multiples, meaning you can take along a group of pals or treat your whole family to this gig as a gift.
Whether you have a loved one who is a bona fide Beatles fan or who just enjoys quality tunes, this Big Deal would make a fabulous surprise.
Plus as it’s at the Oran Mor, you could even make a night of it with a meal at the Brasserie first.
Why not squeeze the spirit of the Fab Four into someone’s stocking this year?
Two Fat Ladies, City Centre
Some people think that fish puns are something to carp about.
We think they are cod’s gift to comedy.
Find more to smile about with today’s Big Deal on a main course with Prosecco for two at the lovely Two Fat Ladies restaurant in the city centre.
Launched in 2005, this Blythswood Street restaurant was the second member of the Two Fats family to come along.
Like the other Two Fats restaurants, it is cosy, welcoming and has its own definite sense of style with a subtle underwater theme to the decor.
The menu offers plenty of Scotland’s fantastic seafood along with lots of or more carnivorous choices.
Seven days a week
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to each have a main course from the regularly refreshed table d’hôte menu. A chilled glass of Prosecco for each diner is included in the offer.
This Two Fat Ladies Big Deal would be make a perfect cosy date with your other half or a night out with friends.
With validity until March 2020, it would make an ideal Christmas gift.
The city centre branch of Two Fat Ladies is also very convenient for the King’s Theatre while the Theatre Royal, Cineworld and Royal Concert Hall are just a short stroll away.
Blackness Castle & Three Bridges Boat Tour + Cream Tea
How do you see three centuries in 90 minutes?
Bag today’s Big Deal on a Blackness and Three Bridges Cruise with Forth Boat Tours and you’ll enjoy incredible views of the 19th century Forth Rail Bridge; the 20th century road bridge and the 21st century Queensferry Crossing.
All three showcase amazing engineering skills and this Big Deal is a unique way to see them all from a whole new perspective.
The tour also takes in views of Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander and the Fife coastline.
Set sail with Forth Boat Tours
The offer is very straightforward. The Big Deal is for two people to take the Blackness and Forth Bridges Cruise. A complimentary scone, preserve, cream plus choice of tea or coffee for each guest is included in the offer.
You can see the cruise timetable here. Each cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes.
The Blackness and Forth Bridges Cruise departs from Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry at 11am and 1pm.
The deal is bookable online only – telephone bookings will not be accepted.
During your tour you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife. In addition, you will get great views of Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, and the historic coastline of Fife.
And, of course, you will get to see the three Forth bridges as you have never seen them before.
These spectacular cruises from Forth Boat Tours combine an opportunity to view marine wildlife with magnificent views of the three Forth bridges – each an icon of Scottish engineering over the last 300 years.
Haul anchor and set sail for this Big Deal on the Blackness and Three Bridges cruise.
With validity until March, this offer would make a fantastic stocking filler.
Harry Potter Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Know anyone who wishes that they’d gone to Hogwarts? (You can usually tell by the pointy hat they keep hidden at the back of their wardrobe).
We’ve got the perfect gift for them. Why not give them the full wizarding experience with an atmospheric Harry Potter Walking Tour of Edinburgh?
The tour is for two people and will include a souvenir, quiz and even a chance to try out the magic Sorting Hat.
Wizards, wands and winding streets
The See Your City Harry Potter Walking Tour is a chance to enter a world of magic by exploring various sights from the Harry Potter book and films.
Available until the 29th of March 2020, the group will get to visit the locations of their favourite scenes up close, including the hidden entrance to Hogwarts (which is, of course, invisible to Muggles).
They will also explore the inspirational winding streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town and see the spot where J.K. Rowling wrote her books.
But this is more than just a walking tour – participants get to be a part of the action as well.
Enter into the story
For instance, they will get to find out if they are a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin once and for all by trying out the Sorting Hat.
Then they will be given a chance to re-enact some favourite Harry Potter scenes.
And throughout the tour, their knowledge will be tested with a quiz, giving them the chance to earn points for their House.
They will even get to use their apprentice wizarding skills by casting spells to outwit the guide.
Finally, they will be given a unique souvenir to treasure forever.
In other words, they will get the Harry Potter experience they’ve always wished for. And as this tour is for two people, you can even join in the adventure with them…
Running at noon on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays, the tour will take in the dark and mysterious corners that inspired J.K. Rowling to create her magical universe. These include the historic Royal Mile, atmospheric Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Waverley.
By the end, tourers will not only have explored the world of Harry Potter first-hand but will also have learned a lot more about the author and Edinburgh too.
The tour will take two hours in total, so comfy shoes are advised (alternatively, bring along a Nimbus 2000).
You would be hard pushed to find a better present for apprentice wizards of any age than this Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh with See Your City (especially as a souvenir is included).
Plus as you can buy multiples as gifts, you could even make it a family surprise.
Scrapheap Golf, Edinburgh
Golf is becoming a bit of a rock star these days.
What, you don’t believe us? Maybe you just haven’t tried a mind-bending themed course yet. And we’re not talking crazy golf — we’re talking crazier golf.
For instance, today’s Big Deal from Scrapheap Golf in Edinburgh city centre gives you the chance to try out both scrap metal and wizard-themed courses. Pizza slices and drinks are thrown in as well.
The question is, are you ready for the Scrapheap challenge?
This Big Deal is for one round of golf each on the atmospheric Scrappy Doo and Wizard courses.
Option one is for two people and option two is for four. A pizza slice each from the Scrappy Bar is included, as well as either a Brew Dog IPA, lager, spirit with mixer, glass of house red or white wine or soft drink each.
The offer is available until 31st March 2020, including weekends. Both courses are suitable for ages 10 and over. You can even buy multiples and go in a group of up to six.
There are two courses to tackle. The Scrappy Doo course has a construction site theme.
You will get to play 9-holes while navigating your way through delightful debris like halfpipes, heavy machinery and hazardous materials.
But do you have what it takes to reach scrapheap supremacy?
Next, you can steer your broomstick to that favourite leisure spot of sorcerers — the Wizard course.
You will need all of your magical training to navigate this 9-hole course. Hone your herbology history as you navigate the gardens, putt your way past magical creatures and even play some Pinball Wizard. And should you get stuck, shouting ‘hocus pocus’ should do the trick (hopefully).
As this Big Deal is available until the 31st of March, it would make a fun Christmas gift for a couple or family.
Alternatively, if you’re overdue a get-together with pals (or fancy whisking someone out on a date with a difference), then snap it up for yourself and get ready to test the crazier side of your golfing skills.