If you need some inspiration for this year’s shopping then look no further than this awesome list of 30 Welsh gifts ideas. From spa days to Welsh blankets, jewellery, Welsh rugby gifts and lots more there is something for everyone. You will be hard pushed to find a more comprehensive list of Welsh gifts ideas for 2018 on the net. Moreover, in the unlikely event that you haven’t been struck by any of our suggestions we have created further more specified Welsh gifts ideas lists for you to scan (see our blog). It is our mission to not rest until we have helped you guys find the best Welsh gifts on the market so as to ensure that your loved one(s) will be smiling all day long on that birthday, Christmas or other special occasion.
1. Welsh dragon soft toy
The cutest softest dragon in all of Wales. Perfect for your children to play with or snuggle up to.
2. Welsh chocolate
If you or your loved one likes chocolates, then NOMNOM based in Llanboidy, is the chocolate to buy. Delicious scrummy chocolates of all different flavours – there’s bound to be at least one that she or he will salivate over. And if that’s not enough you could even stay the night at the factory and take part in a chocolate-making workshop – umm delicious!
3. Welsh love spoons
What better gift to give to your loved one than a Welsh Love spoon – a tradition that goes back all the way to the seventeenth century. With so many different carved symbols to choose from you can add that extra personal sentiment. A wonderfully warm and decorative memento that can be hung up on the wall in any kitchen or living room. And for the craftsmanship that goes into the spoons the prices really aren’t extortionate.
Visit our Ultimate guide to Welsh Love spoons 2018 for information about the history of love spoons and the meaning of their symbols.
4. Welsh wine
The Welsh wine industry is blooming and has received a lot of plaudits from wine pundits across the world. The Ancre Hill estate vineyard, for instance, in Monmouth has won many awards including the prestigious title of world’s best sparkling wine at the Bollicine Del Mondo competition in Verona. The under ripe grapes grown in the UK are ideal for sparkling wine. Hence, this may well be the perfect gift for that special one that appreciates a tipple.
5. Welsh slate gifts for the kitchen
More Welsh gifts ideas galore! From coasters and placemats to cheeseboards and serving platters, the understated stylishness of Welsh slate makes it a classy look for the dinner table, regardless of whether you are dining casually in the open air or in candlelit elegance.
6. St Brides Spa Hotel Gift voucher
Why not send one of your loved ones to St Brides Spa Hotel in Pembrokeshire to distress and revitalise? There are many options available including booking a table in their restaurant, full body massages, time in their award winning thermal suite and hydro pool and/or staying the night in one of their comfortable relaxing hotel rooms. With such a wonderous setting located five minutes from the beach with stunning views overlooking Carmarthen Bay this would truly be a special gift for him or her.
7. Welsh blankets
The woollen industry for centuries was regarded as the most important industry in Wales. With such important heritage and a long lineage of weavers and spinners, what better gift to give than a blanket or a scarf weaved by one of the ten or so remaining mills in Wales? With ever increasing demand Welsh blankets are much sought after for their high quality and because of the way they are traditionally produced – they’re a real comfort on a winter’s night and it keeps those gas bills down!
Welsh Woollen Mills
8. Dylan Thomas: A Child’s Christmas In Wales: Mini Illustrated Edition
Why not invest in a special gift to treasure by purchasing an illustrated version of the Welsh bard’s ‘A Child’s Christmas In Wales’? Full of great characters and humorous stories it is the perfect book to read to your children at Christmas time around the fire.
9. Ffestiniog Welsh Highland Railway tickets
Why not book tickets to take a Welsh highland steam train journey through the truly remarkable landscape that is the Snowdonia national park? Put your feet back, enjoy a nice pot of tea and immerse yourself in the stunning views with your friends or family. How about that for travelling in style! And there’s no need to rush and finish your tea as the railway stretches for over 40 miles.
10. Zip World gift vouchers
For the more adventurous why not book gift vouchers to the award winning Zip World? You can zip along at 100mph dangling 500 feet in the air – a perfect gift for the thrill seeker. There are three Zip world’s dotted around North Wales including Bethesda and Blaenau Ffestiniog. So zip along to their website to find out more.
11. Welsh baby clothes
Find the very best Welsh handmade gifts for babies produced by Carol’s Knits based in Newport. From hats, blankets, cardigans, jackets to mittens – there are loads of great Welsh gifts ideas and they use high quality wool so you know the quality will be of the highest standard.
12. Welsh landscape prints
For the art lover I can’t think of a better present to receive than a Welsh landscape print. What a way to transport the recipient to the tranquil mountains of Snowdonia for instance, or to the sheer splendor of the Gower peninsula at sunset.
13. Welsh phone case
We’ve all done it, dropped the phone down the stairs or knocked it off the table. So if one of your friends has an iphone that looks like it has been in a war zone, why not buy them a good quality Welsh phone case to add that much needed protection? And with so many phone case designs available it can have that added benefit of adding some colour to their phone.
14. Welsh whiskey or Welsh gin
A bottle of Penderyn’s multi-award winning single malt Welsh whiskey is bound to go down well with the whiskey connoisseur. With a history of Welsh whiskey making that harkens back all the way to the Middle Ages any whiskey lover wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to at least once ‘nose’ its aromas and take a sip. If you’re not a whiskey fan then they do sell a premium gin made with the fresh spring water from the Brecon Beacons.
15. Clogau jewellery
How about a beautiful piece of jewellery made with a touch of very rare Welsh gold? Clogau uses a dwindling stockpile of gold that was mined in the Clogau St. David’s mine in Bontddu before its closure in the late 1990s. From rings, necklaces, charms, to watches and bracelets there is a wide range to choose from that is constantly being expanded with new additions.
16. Cwtch heart wall plaque
This wooden cwtch heart wall plaque is a gift of warm sentiments that is bound to be a hit with your loved ones and are the ideal for hanging in the bathroom or kitchen.
17. Quinnell candles
You can treat somebody really special with a sweet smelling Quinnell candle. The candles are made near Usk utilizing soya wax and the company stresses their ethos to source ecologically agreeable materials. They offer an extensive variety of fragrance diffusers and aroma candles so you will undoubtedly find some awesome Welsh gifts ideas on their site.
18. Welsh beer selection
With the number of microbreweries across Wales on the upsurge the choice of beers is more varied than ever before. Therefore, a case of mixed Welsh beers is inevitably going to go down very well with even the most casual beer drinker.
19. Welsh slate house sign
It has become a popular tradition for cottage owners to own a personalised Welsh slate house sign. So why not get one too! Slate has that special authentic feeling of Welshness; it being a national resource that is steeped in the industrial past and embedded in the makeup of the Welsh landscape.
20. Gwdihw skincare products
Situated in Snowdonia, Gwdihw pride themselves on their range of natural balms, soaps, bath oils/salts and diffusers that refresh and energise the skin. They provide a range of baby items to help alleviate nappy rashes and irritations using such natural ingredients as chamomile, lavender and calendula. So in the event that you need to purchase a great Welsh present for her, Gwdihw could well be the place.
21. Learn Welsh at Nant Gwrtheyrn
If you know somebody special that wants to either learn Welsh from scratch or expand their vocabulary then booking an intensive residential course with Nant Gwrtheyrn in Gwynedd might well be the best choice for that perfect gift. Set in a village that was abandoned in the 70s when the local quarry closed Nant Gwrtheyrn has been reborn with a £5 million grant aid package. A resident has the opportunity to stay in one of the laborer’s cottages that have been revamped to a contemporary and comfortable standard. The cottages are located very close to the beach and there are breathtaking views of the coast.
To help prepare for the course there are plenty of online resources offered by
22. Welsh cookbook – Wales on a plate
Wales on a plate by Nerys Howell is a bilingual Welsh cookbook that includes both traditional and contemporary recipes. And as this book was shortlisted for Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards in 2010 you know it’s going to pack some punch in its field. An awesome way to introduce your relative or companion to some delicious Welsh recipes.
23. Welsh caviar
If you’re feeling a touch whimsical then why not buy your close one some delicious Welsh caviar. Hang on a minute Welsh caviar I hear you thinking! Well actually it’s the Welsh delicacy lava bread or ‘bara lawr’ – handpicked seaweed from the Pembrokeshire coast. And it’s actually very good for you being full of vitamin B12, iron and iodine and tastes pretty good on your eggs in the morning.
24. Aberystwyth Noir series of detective books
Malcolm Pryce’s series of detective novels based in a surreal version of Aberystwyth is sure way to give an entertaining present. There are six novels in the Aberystwyth Noir series and each book stands on it’s own merits so no need to read the series chronologically. The books follow Louie Night the protagonist private detective around a skewed Aberystwyth meeting peculiar and colourful characters en route. The books are satirical, humorous, engaging and a wonderful parody of the detective genre.
25. Welsh rugby jersey
Welsh rugby has long played an important role in the Welsh identity. With heartfelt renditions of the national anthem, passionate battles on the pitch and a Valhalla of historical rugby legends in mind, rugby runs deep in the blood of most Welsh men and women. A visit to the game just wouldn’t be the same without a rugby jersey bearing the Prince of Wales’s feathers.
26. Welsh doll
The Welsh costume stems from the rural working classes of the 18th and 19th centuries. The costume typically includes a red shawl, a striped flannel petticoat and the chimney style black hat. It’s a great way to introduce tiny youngsters to a hint of Welsh history.
27. Welsh mugs
What could be better on Christmas day than seeing your granddad sipping a hot chocolate from his new favourite Welsh mug, with a merry smile on his face, before he nods off in the afternoon? Or seeing your mum drinking her mulled wine out of a Cwtch mug as she watches the Queen’s speech? A present that is the perfect choice to spread the Christmas merriment!
28. Sign up for membership at the Wildlife trust of South and West Wales.
We love that there are so many great Welsh gifts ideas out there. And if you’re gift searching for someone that is a keen twitcher, rambler or just plain wildlife lover then signing them up for an annual membership with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will surely make them jump for joy. Not only will they get all sorts of benefits such as free access to the trust’s reserves and a subscription to their newsletter, in addition, the money goes along way to supporting the protection of wildlife in Wales.
29. Welsh cufflinks
An elegant set of Welsh cufflinks really rounds off that favourite suit like a cherry on a cake. And why not add a Welsh flavour – whether a Welsh dragon or Welsh flag it’s sure to add that extra pizzazz.
There are loads of great Welsh gifts ideas at Myddfai Trading Company’s website. It is a great place to buy Welsh toiletries and gifts with the added bonus of supporting a social enterprise that uses their profits to help regenerate the local area and provide employment opportunities for the local community.
Some more Welsh gifts ideas
We hope that you have found inspiration in our extensive list of 30 Welsh gifts ideas.
- Wales online offers another 25 Welsh gift ideas to choose from.
- Etsy has a great selection of creative crafty Welsh presents.
- The Welsh National museum shop has some great Welsh gifts ideas including a good selection of Welsh books and some warm comforting Welsh blankets.
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