International Friendship Day: The Perfect Gift Guide

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International Friendship Day: The Perfect Gift Guide

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This week we will be celebrating International Friendship Day. All around the world, people are acknowledging the significance of friendships, both near and far, so we figured what better way to celebrate than writing up a little gift guide – Secret Takeaways edition. Whether you are in Edinburgh or Glasgow, we have got you covered with a few of our favourites from each. 

Happy Friendship Day!


Peacock Alley Afternoon Tea

I don’t know about you, but afternoon tea with the girls is definitely up there in one of my favourite things to do! Cakes, champagne, maybe a little cocktail. What’s not to love? The iconic Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian – now offers its luxury afternoon tea as a decadent at-home dining experience. Whether you are gifting it to your friends, or having them round to enjoy it together, head to Secret Takeaways to find out more!

Shortbread House of Edinburgh

Why not wow your friends with the gift of shortbread? Shortbread House of Edinburgh supply the finest luxury shortbread and take great pride in their craft from start to finish. Even better? Shortbread House not only provide the wow factor in their baking, but also dazzle with their final packaging, meaning even less for you to do! Whether your friends are near enough to pop round for a coffee and enjoy them with you, or far away to receive them as a treat through the post, Shortbread House of Edinburgh have it all!

Good Brothers Wine Bar

The gift of wine… do we need to say anymore? Since the world began to change, Good Brothers adapted to the new normal. Now offering a range of delivery services and collection, Good Brothers provide a lovely little deli selection, bottle shop, gift hampers and wine subscriptions!! Now that’s a subscription we are here for! Whether you are looking at gifting your friends’ favourite bottle of wine, or sending a charcuterie hamper, Good Brothers have got you covered! 

Mademoiselle Macaron

I’m sure we all know someone with a bit of a sweet tooth. With Every single macaron made by hand with the freshest ingredients and passion, Mademoiselle Macaron takes Paris straight to the comfort of your own home. Offering the loveliest selection of gift boxes, we can assure your gift won’t disappoint! 

The Bevy Store

There may be a slight pattern, but seriously who doesn’t love a wine or cocktail? A collaboration of bar owners, reps, bartenders, and creatives pulling together all the best Glasgow has to offer and putting it onto one platform!! Hello The Bevy Store!! With the recent introduction of Hampton Water, yes, we’re little old school with the Jon Bon Jovi obsession, The Bevy Store is becoming a bit of a regular to us here at Secret Takeaways. With collection available in the West End, and delivery throughout the city, the perfect gift can be on its way in no time!



What’s a guide without the iconic Eusebi’s deli being featured!? Whether you are looking at getting an at home, hot dish to simply reheat and serve, or wanting to try and make your very own roman sourdough pizzas or pasta, Eusebi’s have got you covered! Even better, why not order a couple of their newly introduced at home Italian style cocktails, to have alongside your pizza kit to enjoy with friends in celebration of International Friendship Day!

We Are Starter Culture

Starter culture is an Artisan Cheese shop based in the heart of the Southside of Glasgow, with over 60 cheeses to choose from! Yes, you read that right, there really are over 60 to choose from! Why not gift a hamper? Ranging from small selections to luxurious hampers, even including vegan options, there is one for everyone!