Birthday Quaichs

To celebrate a ‘big’ birthday in style, give the gift of one of our birthday quaichs! A quaich tells the recipient that you offer them love and friendship. You can personalise your gift with a special message just for them. Make their eyes light up with a gift that truly matches the occasion!

Back through the generations, birthdays have always been an occasion for the celebration of an individual’s birth. They are also a time to reflect on the past, evaluate the present, and make plans for the future.

The idea of celebrating the date of one’s birth is a pagan tradition. Pagans believed that evil spirits lurked on days of major changes, like the day a person turns a year older. Blowing out birthday candles echoes a response to the evil spirits, the candles representing a light in the darkness.

The ancient Greeks believed that each person had a spirit that was present at his or her birth, and subsequently watched over that individual.

The Romans were the first to celebrate the birth of ordinary people. Apparently this was the first time in history where a civilization celebrated the birth of non-religious figures. Regular Roman citizens would get together to mark the birthdays of their friends and family members.
Each time we celebrate a birthday, we are reflecting this ancient tradition which has passed down through the ages. Each of our birthday quaichs is supplied in a presentation box, and is accompanied by a card telling the story of the quaich.