Now we have got Halloween out the way and have entered November, the nights grow darker earlier and the weather gets frostier, there is only one thing on everyone’s mind now… CHRISTMAS!

As it is only just over seven weeks until the big day, it’s about the right time to make a start in getting the Christmas shopping in. If only there was a pop up shop selling unique, hand-printed Scottish gifts in a pre-Christmas sale…

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Image: Lisa Donati

LD is a Glasgow based company, founded in 2011 by Lisa Donati, who describes herself as a “born and bred Glaswegian wi a passion for the patter”. The inspiration of the products came from Lisa’s late grandmother, Kate Scoot who is described as “a mistress of the banter”.


If it’s unusual Glaswegian gifts you’re after, LD is the perfect place. With designs incorporating Glaswegian slogans, ‘slaggings’ and “gallus patter”, mugs, magnets and coasters are printed in-house by hand.

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Know someone who would love a mug saying “Yer Da Sells Avon” (£9.95)? Well why not head down to the Pop-Up Shop on Thursday 3rd November. Not only is there a pre-Christmas sale, there will also be Buckfast Fizz on offer and a chance to purchase events only available at the event.

However, the range doesn’t only include Glaswegian expressions, the range also features Geordie, Scouse, Manc, London and Irish designs.

Not only do the team design and hand-print their gifts all in-house, their paper goods are all printed locally and on 100% post consumer recycled board, using vegetable based inks when possible. Keeping a minimal carbon footprint is important to the company, as well as supporting local businesses.

The event will take place at Stupart’s and you will be able to have a browse at their products, mentally ticking off who deserves a “Sassie Lassie” magnet (£3.50), “Fanny Baws” mug (£9.95) and a “Gies a Winch” badge (£1).

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Also, for all LD fans out there, keep an eye out on GlasgowLiving for some very exciting news coming soon…

For more information on the event, check out the Facebook page and to view the full collection, visit their website.