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Tweed with a Twist- possibly the best Groomsman's Gifts in Scotland

So you are wondering where to find great Groomsman's gifts for your wedding . Something unique,  with style and quality that you'll be proud to give and they will be delighted to receive...

                                        

 

You are exasperated with  mass produced flasks with tacky slogans that everyone's seen before..you don't want those, your Granny will be at the wedding,  and anyway your fiancee has given strict instructions to get tasteful, quality presents.

Your Best Man deserves the best gift 

Here at Tweed with  a Twist you will find hip flask heaven....probably the best selection of Harris Tweed and Tartan flasks in Scotland.  Have your flasks made to order from a vast array of Harris Tweed,  or request your own Clan or Family tartan from any tartan currently being woven by top Scottish weavers...over 500 tartans to choose from.

The flasks can then be further customised in many ways

  • A custom label on box lid for each groomsman, with your own personal details and message.
  • A custom leather label for each role..Best Man, Groomsman, Father of the Bride,  etc.
  • A custom leather label with individual names
  • A hand embossed leather label with  initials
  • A pewter Celtic knot
  • A pewter thistle
  • A  framed monogram 

Each flask is  produced  here in Scotland to your own personal preference, with the highest level of care and attention.

Available in sets of 2-7 flasks,  or if you require even more, simply request a custom order to be made exactly to your requirements.

Check out the Groomsmens Flasks section of my shop

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Want some inspiration? Here's a gallery of some of my completed custom orders

 

Ready to buy?    Check out the Groomsmens Flasks section of my shop

 

 

Tweed with a Twist... What's it all about?

How it all began....

 

  

Strathaven Castle

 

 

I'm Nora,  a Scottish lass living and working in a rural area of South Lanarkshire, a few miles outside Strathaven. I specialise in luxury tweed and tartan gifts for the wedding party, particularly the Best Man, groomsmen and fathers of the bride and groom.

I have always been interested in art, design and textiles. I learned to sew at a very early age, and enjoyed designing and making my own clothes as a teenager.  However, I was gently guided towards a more academic route, and followed a career as a research scientist, considering art as more of a hobby.

But when my first child was born, everything changed. I was living in a beautiful rural area, my husband was already working from home, and I decided to become a stay at home mum.

View from my window...

I started a small craft business, making jewellery, accessories and high quality bags and purses. I also occasionally made bridesmaid's dresses and carried out bridal alterations, mainly for friends an family.

One day, I was looking for a Scottish gift to take over to an uncle in Canada who was retiring.

As he loved a little dram, I thought of a hip flask. I wanted something unique, a high quality item he would be proud to own. In the shops, I could only find run of the mill, mass produced flasks, or cheap imported items with tacky slogans. So I decided I would make my own!

I already had a stock of the luxury hand woven Harris Tweed, famous throughout the world for its quality and style. Using a blank stainless steel flask as a base, I produced my first Harris Tweed covered flask, with real leather trim and a hand cast pewter celtic knot embellishment.

It was a great success, and immediately I was asked to make a set for an upcoming wedding....

Tweed with a Twist was born!

 

The Products

 Working from my small studio, I source only the highest quality materials, and each order is handmade to your specific requirements. That way you can be assured of bespoke, high quality gifts tailored to your own exact specifications to make truly unique gifts which will be much appreciated.

Although based in Scotland, I'm proud to say my items have been sent all over the world , from Finland to South Africa, Australia to Japan.

Why the popularity of Harris Tweed and tartan?  Well, wedding trends may come and go, but there's a bit of Braveheart in every Scottish groom...and what man doesn't look great in a kilt? Tweed and tartan feature strongly in many Scottish weddings, and I also have had many orders from USA, where many like to proudly display their Scottish heritage.

With the popularity of Rustic and Barn weddings, my Harris Tweed rustic range featuring brown leather labels on earthy tweeds has proved extremely in demand, along with the more traditional tweeds and also tartans to match your theme, kilts or family name.

But Harris Tweed is a much loved iconic fabric, part of Scottish heritage but also adopted by top fashion houses throughout the world.. A traditional fabric for gamekeepers and country gentlemen, yet an equally stylish choice for urban hipsters!

I also supply gifts for the Bridesmaids, and indeed all the family and for other occasions. As a keen jewellery maker, I couldn't resist incorporating tweed in my jewellery, so you will also find a selection of unique Harris Tweed jewellery in my shop too,

I am always adding to my range, and I'm currently working on some rather nice rustic- themed corsages and boutonnières which will shortly be appearing in my shop here where you can see all my current stock,  or request custom orders.

 

 

The Promise

 

All my items are made with care and attention,  to the highest standards. If for any reason you are not completely happy with your item, it can be returned, refunded, exchanged or altered to suit your requirements.

I want you to be happy with your purchase,  and any concerns or problems you may encounter will be quickly and happily resolved to your satifaction with the minimum fuss.  I assure you of my attention at all times.

In compliance with the EU distance selling regulations,  any item can be returned  for a full refund , by notifying me within 14 days of receipt,  then returning the item in its original condition within a further 14 days.

Exceptions include custom made orders, which are not returnable unless faulty.  However,  I am happy to supply samples  of materials, colours etc. before orders if requested..  occasionally there may be a small charge for this,  although it would be refunded on full order.