What better way to say Nadolig Llawen than with thoughtful Welsh gifts for Christmas?
There’s a thriving indy scene here with an array of local producers, crafters and independent shops. There are loads of proper lush Welsh gift ideas for Christmas to choose from this year.
We’ve put together a bumper Welsh gift guide for Christmas featuring food and drink, crafts, local produce and clothing.
Lush Welsh gifts for Christmas
Wales’ independent shops
All over Wales, you can find independent boutique shops, unique suppliers and quirky producers and crafters.
There are also many great shopping destinations and market towns in Wales that are perfect for Christmas gift shopping.
Why not support Welsh businesses and independent producers this Christmas and shop local this year?
Welsh chocolate gifts
When it comes to the delicious gift options this Christmas, Chocolate is the perfect festive gift because we all love them!
Award-winning chocolatier SarahBunton has a fabulous selection of Welsh chocolate available in her store and on her online Christmas shop.
There is a huge variety of filled chocolates and truffles and bars available to buy, all from Sarah’s creative vision.
Several of the chocolate also contain extra Welsh specialities such as Merlyn Liqueur or Welsh honey.
Hand thrown pottery gifts
Give the gift of beautiful Welsh ceramics from Penrhiw Pottery this year. This fabulous Welsh studio specialises in handmade stoneware pottery.
Here, all pottery is expertly hand thrown and hand glazed by Dave and Anouska in their impressive studio in Ystumtuen.
Choose from a selection of beautiful bowls, mugs, teapots, jugs and vases from their online shop, or from their studio.
If you are looking for a unique Welsh gift for Christmas, why not purchase gift vouchers for their pottery classes?
Choose from a one-off lesson throwing on the potter’s wheel, or book a course of six lessons for your loved one?
Welsh cheese hamper
The Snowdonia Cheese Company should surely be your first stop for a luxury range of Welsh cheese this Christmas?
Why not spoil the foodie in your life with their festive hamper, filled with Snowdonia’s incredible cheeses and chutneys?
Snowdonia Cheese has been creating award-winning truckles since 2001 using the finest of ingredients.
My absolute favourite is their black bomber cheese. It has a highly distinctive and rich flavour and goes perfectly with a cheeky glass of red.
Vintage Welsh Tourism prints
A great place to get lush Welsh gifts for Christmas is at retro Hafod Hardware. It’s a traditional family-run hardware store in Rhayader that has been open since 1895.
Hafod gained a lot of press when their adorable low-budget Christmas advert went viral a few years ago.
The two-minute masterpiece depicts two-year-old Arthur, the owner’s son – working away as a budding store manager.
Arthur is seen keeping the shop clean, wrapping presents and serving customers. It’s such a heartwarming Christmas ad that really captures the spirit of Christmas in Wales.
Alongside DIY items, kitchenware and outdoor products, you’ll also find a range of Vintage style tourism prints of Mid-Wales, Rhayader mugs, cards and chocolate bars.
Hafod has a range of gorgeous vintage Welsh prints featuring your favourite destinations including Elan Valley, Snowdonia, Brecon and Aberystwyth.
Christmas coffee gifts
You can buy Christmas coffee gifts this year from Coaltown Coffee. An award-winning coffee roastery based in Ammanford South Wales.
Coaltown has a focus on sustainable relationships with growers and their coffee is hand-roasted in small batches here in Wales.
They have a range of festive-inspired coffee gifts to choose from in their online shop.
Spoil the coffee lover in your life with coffee gift sets, keep cups or speciality coffee subscriptions, delivered every month.
Handmade Welsh blankets
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a warming coffee and a woolen Welsh blanket on a cold winter morning.
Beautiful Welsh blankets are both a luxurious and practical gift for Christmas. Welsh wool products are famous throughout the world for their quality and rich cultural heritage.
There are several stores selling a range of gorgeous Welsh blankets that are both new and vintage.
Why not visit Jen Jones Quilts in Llanybydder? They have a vast selection of Welsh quilts and blankets to browse if you are looking for an authentic gift from Wales.
Or maybe call into boutique furniture store Davies & Co in Llandovery. They support family-run Welsh woollen mill industries and sell a range of blankets that are traditional in form, but contemporary in their expression of colour and hues.
Their unique blankets reflect the rich history of the Welsh community; its buildings and its landscape.
Amazing Welsh gin
There is a fabulous selection of Welsh gins to choose from if you are looking to give the gift of Mother’s ruin this Christmas.
The gin scene in Wales is rapidly growing with Welsh gin makers and gin producing distilleries springing up all over the place.
Welsh gin is handcrafted in Wales using the finest botanicals and bottled right here.
Some of the best Welsh gins to get for Christmas include:
- Brecon gin
- Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin
- Aber falls gin,
- GWYR Gower Gin
- Dyfi Pollination Gin
- Eccentric Violet Gin
You can buy Welsh gins from a range of independent stores across Wales, such as Wally’s Liquor Cellar, Stori Beers and Wine and Gin Haus Deli. Or, you can buy Welsh gins online from Discover Delicious.
Handmade socks from Wales
Who doesn’t love a snazzy pair of Christmas socks as a snug, festive gift? Why not treat your loved ones to cosy, handmade socks from Wales this year?
Corgi Socks was established in 1892 in a small mining village in Wales and is a proud recipient of the Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales.
The Corgi Christmas collection includes options for the whole family. Their lush gift boxes contain three festively-designed pairs of Corgi’s bestselling sock blend. They also have a lovely hat and sock gift box made from Donegal yarn.
As well as socks, Corgi offers a wide range of luxury scarves and hats in 100% cashmere as well as ribbed and chunky cable knit options.
Welsh slate gifts
Give a personalised Welsh gift this Christmas with your message on beautiful Welsh slate. Mark my word are a husband and wife team that make custom slate engraving gifts.
They engrave personalised wooden and slate gifts for special occasions like baby announcements and weddings. You can also buy engraved wooden baubles from their online shop.
It’s a mall business that has been racking up the 5-star reviews, so why not treat your loved one to a personal gift this year?
Homemade Welsh brownies
Give the gift of brownie goodness this holiday season with a box of delicious brownies and bakes from a Welsh farmhouse in West Wales.
Hathren brownies are a family run brownie venture where you can order boxes of brownies from their online shop to be delivered to your home.
The boxes of brownies are baked fresh and to order, by hand, in small batches with carefully sourced ingredients. Many of the recipes used have been passed down through the generations.
Brownies are the perfect festive gift for a loved one and to spoil yourself with!
Anglesey beeswax wraps
Looking for sustainable Welsh gifts this year? Check out Beeswax Fabric Wraps, a plastic-free, reusable alternative to clingfilm.
Beeswax Fabric is based on Anglesey and uses Anglesey beeswax from a local beekeeper. All their design and printing is done locally and all their packaging is bilingual.
Vegan-friendly versions are also available and are made from plant waxes. They are a brilliant eco-friendly Welsh Christmas gift to give this year.
These unique wraps can be used to cover bowls to keep leftovers fresh, wrap sandwiches and snacks and be used for packed lunches.
Beeswax Fabric also offers a range of bread bags, makeup remover pads and lavender bags in their online shop.
Welsh produce gift box
Give the taste of Wales this Christmas with a Welsh produce gift box packed with Welsh goodies. Taffybox Cymru is a husband and wife team based in Carmarthen, with a passion for all things Welsh.
A unique Taffy box will bring a bit of Welsh nostalgia and “hiraeth” to recipients with a range of Welsh products and treats. It’s a lovely Welsh Christmas gift for foodie fans.
They have a range of boxes to choose from in their online shop, which you can then have delivered to you home.
Choose from boxes such as Taffybox Santa, Taffybox taste, Taffybox tea and Taffybox big cheese.
Welsh Christmas decorations and cards
Bring a touch of Nadolig Llawen to your home with beautiful Welsh Christmas baubles and cards.
The Little Welsh Dresser Shop is a boutique store in the centre of shopping haven Llandeilo.
It’s full of Welsh gifts, cards, crafts and a huge selection of chalk paint for upcycling projects. For craft enthusiasts, bespoke furniture painting classes are also available and make for a unique gift this Christmas.
Little Welsh Dresser Shop also have a range of locally made Welsh Christmas decorations and Christmas cards, that you can buy online or in-store.
If you are looking for a special gift this Christmas why not consider some beautiful Welsh jewellery from Clogau.
Clogau is Welsh family business that specialises in meaningful jewellery that celebrates the fragile beauty of our flora and fauna, all of which contain rare Welsh gold.
They have a beautiful selection of rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watches that can be bought online or in one of their stores in Wales.
Delicious Welsh honey
A luxury Welsh honey gift box from Black Mountain Honey would make a tasty gift this Christmas for the food lover in your life.
Black Mountain Honey is a family run business that produces gorgeous artisan honey products from local bees.
Their luxury honey gift boxes can be bought online and delivered directly to your home address.
It’s a lovely Christmas gift that helps support local business, doesn’t use unnecessary plastic waste and contains award-winning honey.
Who doesn’t love proper lush stationery as a Christmas gift? Sadler Jones has a range of highly Instagrammable stationery that makes for a lovely gift.
Sadler Jones is an online independent lifestyle and gifting store, based in Barry in South Wales. Owner Kath is an award-winning designer with over 11 years of experience in the greeting card and stationery industry.
Her cards and stationery are made using the highest quality papers, printing techniques and foil stamping for products.
Choose from a range of stylish items including notebooks, planners, journals and to-do lists.
Bring the smell of Christmas into your house with aromatic Christmas candles.
No8 Clothing has a brilliant range of Christmas candles in their shop in Rhayader, to get you into the holiday spirit.
Choose from festive scents including Log fire, Mulled wine, Gingerbread house and Christmas spice.
Their lovely boutique store also has a range of clothing, mugs and jewellery if you are looking for Welsh gifts for Christmas for the whole family.
Books for Christmas
Books make a lovely gift for the whole family at Christmas. Please consider buying books from independt bookstores in Wales this year and keep money and jobs in your community.
Independent bookstores in Wales have so much offer include a depth of experience and book recommendations, as well as employees who love literature.
There are several independent bookshops in Wales where you can buy a range of book and gifts this year.
Bookshop choices include:
Why you should buy Welsh Christmas gifts this year
Shopping locally and supporting Welsh businesses can have a really positive impact as it can help local economic stimulus.
Buying from locally owned and family-run ventures means supporting and nurturing Welsh enterprises and also investing in your community.
COVID-19 lockdown has been a major wake-up call for many people. Welsh businesses and producers provide jobs and income for many people across Wales. Where you spend your money this year really matters.
Shopping locally in Wales
As a consumer, you have the power to decide who you shop with for Christmas.
Buying locally will become essential for local communities to continue to thrive and support one another on the other side of this pandemic.
There are so many Welsh businesses that need your support and your Christmas spends right now.
Please consider buying Welsh gifts for Christmas, your decision can have a huge impact on local businesses this year.
What do you think of my guide to Welsh gifts for Christmas? Are you planning to shop locally this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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