The little things matter. These stocking filler suggestions
will make your nearest and dearest grin with pleasure.
These are just a small selection which we have picked from the wide range of offers available on 5pm Christmas Gifts.
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Pizza with Optional Starters & Drinks at Froth & Flame, Edinburgh; from £12
Pizza is almost certainly one of the major food groups but how do you know when a restaurant is serious about crafting outstanding pizza?
When they ship a wood-fired oven all the way over from Italy to do so.
But it’s not just the oven that matters — it’s the talents of the chef too. And luckily, Chef Paulo is one of the best in Scotland (and even has the award to prove it).
So why not sample the magic for yourself with this Big Deal from Froth & Flame?
Popular artisan pizzas on Haymarket
Promising devilishly good craft beer and pizza, Froth & Flame has already bagged itself a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.
All pizzas are cooked in an Italian wood-fired oven for extra flavour, while beers are specially selected from Scotland and around the globe.
Option one of this Big Deal is for two people to try out a pizza each of their choice from the set menu.
Option two adds on starters and option three adds a choice of cocktail or beer each. Cocktails include Long Island Iced Tea, Margarita, Peach Bellini and French Martini, or you can opt for a craft brew like Ritual.
Pair pizza with an event
As Froth & Flame is close to the Usher Hall, Lyceum and Odeon, you could tuck into pizza before a show or film.
That said, authentic wood-fired pizza cooked up by an award-winning chef is an event in itself. So why not add on cocktails and starters to make it extra special?
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Froth & Flame
‘We don’t normally write reviews, but we feel this place needs credit!!! Food is fresh and tastes like heaven… The service we had from Derek was outstanding. Derek made us feel welcome from the moment we entered, he catered to our needs perfectly. The decor is trendy and modern… Highly recommend dining at Froth and Flame, you will not be disappointed. 5/5’
We wouldn't recommend stuffing a pizza in anyone's stocking but this offer on pizza for two at Froth & Flame would make a fun stocking filler.
£24 for a Guided Walking Tour of Glasgow's Music Scene for 2 from Glasgow Music City Tours
Is there a music fan in your life who is tricky to pick presents for?
Make like Aerosmith and walk this way.
Glasgow Music City Tours have collected Glasgow’s musical myths, tall tales and wicked rumours.
Have you heard about the Barrowland star falling on David ‘The Starman’ Bowie?
What about the legend of Lou Reed’s one song Apollo set?
Alex Harvey being Framed? Glasgow council’s punk wars?
Buckle up your blue suede walking shoes and hear the full story with today’s Handpicked Deal from Glasgow Music City Tours.
Valid for Saturday tours from 16th April to 24th September 2022, this Big Deal is for two people to take a scheduled two hour walking tour.
Choose between the Merchant City Music – Past and Present tour or the Music Mile tour of the city centre. There will be no Merchant City Music tour on 16th July.
Irreverent and informative tours
Led by guides with years of experience in Glasgow’s music scene, the tours deliver an irreverent, informative look at the city’s iconic bands, the famous venues they played and the incendiary performances which became legends in their own show time.
With tales ranging from music hall to modern day, the tours offer something for every music fan, from folkie to punk.
Of course, guests are encouraged to share their own memories of great gigs. The best stories might just end up in the tours.
Merchant City Music – Past and Present
Walking the oldest streets of Glasgow, the Merchant City tour has stories of cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – the world’s oldest surviving music hall.
Scheduled tours take place every Saturday from 11am.
Glasgow’s Music Mile
From the site of the late, lamented Apollo to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – the birthplace of Oasis – Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.
Scheduled tours take place every Saturday from 2pm.
See your city in a new light
Whether you are a hardcore gig-goer or simply keen to see a little of the city’s famous music scene, Glasgow Music City Tours will strike a chord with young and old.
These walking tours of Glasgow’s music scene make amazing Christmas gifts.
They are also ideal for showing visitors a different side of the city.
£19 for 3 Small Plates + Drink for 2 at Red Sky Bar within Radisson RED, Glasgow
Ripe strawberries. Gorgeous poppy fields. Vampish scarlet lipstick.
You can keep your gold and teal – as far as we’re concerned, the best things in life are red.
This includes the Sky Bar, Radisson RED’s glam rooftop hideaway. Perched on the Clyde at Finnieston Quay, it offers some of the very best views in town.
And with this Big Deal, you can toast a rosy sunset while tucking into a selection of small plates to share, accompanied by a beer, gin or cocktail each.
Stylish rooftop bar
Offering panoramic views of the Clyde, Hydro and Armadillo, Sky Bar at Radisson RED is actually Glasgow’s first rooftop bar.
It is safe to say that it’s a very scenic spot for cosying up with a date or swapping gossip with a pal.
Small plates with drinks
Available Monday to Friday from January to March, this Big Deal is for three small plates to share between two at Sky Bar.
You can enjoy it day or evening and your drink choices will be an Eden Mill gin with tonic, a pint of St. Mungo Bavarian beer or a zingy Cosmopolitan cocktail.
The small plate selection is delectable. It includes sweet potato curry bites with mango mayonnaise; spinach, potato & goats cheese pie, and chimichurri spiced chicken skewers.
There is £2 supplement on the steak pie and baked king prawns.
‘We visited the Sky Bar and were amazed. Fabulous views, great service and a really fun time…thank you Radisson Red. We’ll be back and will hopefully stay over next time.’
If you know someone who would swoon at drinks and nibbles in the Sky Bar at Radisson RED then zoom in on this Big Deal.
£16.50 for a Case of 12 Mixed Craft Beers from Glasgow Beer Works
There can be no Christmas cheer without Christmas beer.
After all, the festive season hasn’t really started until you’ve sat back in your Santa socks and cracked open a tasty brew.
So why not bring true hoppy-ness to a loved one this year with a box of newly launched craft creations from Glasgow Beer Works?
Christmas gift box
This Big Deal is for a box of 12 × 330ml mixed cans of craft beer.
You will also get a £5 discount voucher towards your next order, provided in the box.
Your box can be either delivered to you or to a lucky beer lover for Christmas, with an added UK delivery charge of £6.99.
Just imagine your loved one’s face when they get a box of newly launched craft beers that they’ve never tried before.
Beer with true Glasgow character
Glasgow Beer Works creates award-winning craft beers that reflect the unique spirit of the city. Your mixed box will include:
3 × 330ml American Pale Ale – A zingy American-style pale ale infused with lady grey tea for punchy citrus aromas and a refreshing bitterness.
3 × 330ml Session IPA – Made with only whirlpool and dry hop additions using classic American varieties Columbus and Cascade for reduced bitterness and enhanced fruity and spice aromas, this is a low-ABV beer.
3 × 330ml Pioneer IPA – This is a session strength single hop citrus IPA, featuring UK variety Pioneer – it has a lemon and citrus character, with orange juice added for extra fruity flavour.
3 × 330ml West Coast IPA – A session-strength version of the iconic American style IPA with citrus fruit, resin and grassy notes.
Christmas cheer for beer buffs
A dozen craft beers would make a fantastic gift for the beer lover in your life.
And since it’s made locally, you can enjoy the warm glow of knowing that you’re supporting a Glasgow business too.
£13 for a Ticket for The Bohemians - A Night of Queen at O2 Academy Glasgow or The Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
Every now and then, we all want to break free.
Escape the sofa and enjoy your own Bohemian Rhapsody with today’s Big Deal on one ticket for a Night of Queen at the O2 Academy in Glasgow or The Liquid Room in Edinburgh.
Popular tribute group The Bohemians will be taking to the stage and wowing the Scottish crowds on Friday 2nd September 2022 in Glasgow and Saturday 3rd September 2022 in Edinburgh.
If you love Queen then this is one for the diary. It would also make a fantastic gift for the Queen fan in your life.
Delivering all the electrifying charisma of a live Queen show, The Bohemians have performed all over the world at football stadiums, festivals and theatres.
High energy gig
At both September shows, this internationally renowned Queen tribute band will take you on a high energy, roller coaster ride of a concert.
Featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time, their sets move from the piano and harmony heavy masterpieces of the early years, to the later, catchy pop of the Eighties and the massive rock anthems of the early Nineties.
Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest rock band.
The Bohemians have been rocking their fans since 1996. This is what their Facebook fans have said recently:
‘Great night last night – anyone who likes Queen should go and see them – Freddie in particular was really good!’
‘An absolutely amazing night of music and great talent… thank you for visiting… Look forward to the next time from the crazy screaming lady in the front row.’
Make the Queen fan in your life go Radio GaGa with this ace stocking filler.
Choice of Massage at Kris Sports Therapy at Beauty Beehive; from £23
When was the last time you got a proper massage? Had expertly trained hands knot and knead all the tension in your body until you float off into a state of bliss?
Has it been too long? Snap up this Big Deal for a Swedish, deep tissue or sports massage from one of Glasgow’s most highly rated massage therapists.
Intense massage treatment
Kris Sports Therapy is a professional massage service based in Beauty Beehive salon in the West End.
Qualified male masseur, Kris Szulc, delivers intense treatments that manage to ease the most tense spots.
Afterwards, clients feel more relaxed, flexible and invigorated, plus can also see improvements to tension, stiffness and injury.
This Big Deal is for a choice of a Swedish, deep tissue or sports massage from Kris (who has proven to be very popular with 5pm customers), up to 60 minutes including consultation time.
Option one of the Big Deal is for a Swedish massage, fantastic for dealing with your body’s aches and pains, as well as reducing stress.
The various Swedish massage techniques, which include stroking and gliding; kneading, rubbing, tapping or pounding and vibration, are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you feel more relaxed.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
Deep tissue massage
Know anyone with aches, pains or stiffness? Or who just needs a chance to unwind and let their worries drift away?
Option two, for a deep tissue massage, can come to their rescue, as it will reduce tension, soothe away muscle knots and increase blood flow.
In fact, a deep tissue massage has the same results as a gym workout, helping clients to feel relaxed and invigorated afterwards.
Option three is for a sports massage, which is even more intense. It targets the more lasting knots and injuries that can build up over years, giving clients a welcome feeling of release.
Benefits include reduced tension, greater flexibility and improved circulation.
It is a great treatment for preventing and improving sports injuries, so would be a thoughtful gift for that keen runner, gym regular or five-a-side fanatic in your life.
That said, you don’t have to be particularly sporty to benefit from this kind of massage, it can provide a boost to anyone.
Perfect for spa sceptics
Is there a man in your life who deserves some relaxation time but would never dream of going to an actual spa?
A deep tissue or sports massage from Kris could be just the thing (just think of it as pampering by stealth).
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