Get ready to unwrap a dose of Cardiff’s charm in our festive gift guide! We’ve handpicked treasures that not only exude luxury but also give a big shout-out to the skill of our local businesses. Elevate your gift-giving with some locally crafted gems that will not only bag you the award for best gift-giver but also champion our talented community. We haven’t forgotten those experiences either, to create memories that will last a lifetime! This Christmas is all about adding that extra touch of warmth and style to your gift game.

Hensol Castle Welsh Dry Gin

£30

Award-winning Hensol Castle Gin is a traditional copper pot distilled London Dry Gin. Juniper-led, driven by hand-peeled citrus and wildflower medley that’s grown in the grounds of the Hensol Castle. 70cl, 41% ABV.

Visit the distillery: Hensol Castle Distillery CF72 8JX

Purchase online here

Monopoly – Cardiff Edition

£28.97

Original Monopoly with a Cardiff city twist! Advance to the Cardiff International Airport, Millennium Centre and trade your way to success. The perfect Boxing Day board game!

Available to buy online

Node & Stem – Large Dried Flower Bouquet (Noelle)

£54.99

Node and Stem’s dried floral arrangements make the ideal gift this festive season for those difficult to buy for family members.

Shop here

Lighthouses of Wales

£30 – £75

Roger O’Reilly is the artist behind LighthouseEditions.com. Each poster is a unique composition based on the artist’s own drawings and sketches.

Browse the range of art here

Principality Stadium Scale Experience

Opening in 2024

Rugby fans and thrill seekers can now experience the Principality Stadium like never before with ‘Scale’. Scale the Stadium’s mast and whoosh through the air on the zip wire across the canopy – the perfect gift for that daredevil in your life!

Register your interest here

Eliza Eliza – B Collection Clutch Bag

£40

Cardiff designer, Elizabeth, curated the B Clutch Bag which will encourage you to #CarryYourCause and start conversations surrounding breast cancer. Funky designs with a great ethos!

Shop the range here

Baldhead Designs – Nadolig Llawen Occasion Card

£3.50 – £65

Designer Rich Appleby creates creatures, characters and artwork in his little loft studio in Cardiff. One of our favourites is the Nadolig Llawen greetings card.

Purchase online here

WhoClo – Flat Peak ‘Forever Tired’ Cap

£29.99

WhoClo specialises in independent streetwear with their clothing range, notorious for its edgy print. 50% wool, 50% polyester, 100% independent!

Purchase online here

Cwtchies – Rainbow and Koala Kids Cwtchie

£49.00

A fusion of a soft blanket and an enveloping hoodie, these fun prints are uniquely designed in Wales. The kids won’t want to take it off!

Purchase online here

Annie & Lolo – Palm Vase Cushion Cover

£45.00

This South Wales boutique is filled with beautiful handpicked products from indie brands and makers from all over the UK. Not sure what to choose? We love this Palm Vase Cushion Cover!

Shop online here or shop instore: Unit 1, The Railway Carriages, Goodsheds Lofts, Hood Road, Barry, CF62 5QW

Spectrum Collections – Millennial Gift Set 

£73.96

Welsh beauty brand, Spectrum Collections, combines 6 of their staple pink brushes, glowy facial primer, mist and pink grapefruit lip balm to curate the perfect gift set.

Shop here

Odd Balls – Ripple Mens Boxer Shorts

£12

Odd Balls are known for their quality and colourful patterns. Comfortable, colourful underwear that makes anyone smile, raising awareness and money for charities in their own unique way.

Shop online here

Dirty Vegan – Fast & Easy

£22

MTV’s Dirty Sanchez star, Matt Pritchard, has curated 80 recipes for proper plant-based grub, ideal for anyone who wants more veg in their diet, whether fully vegan or not. 

Book available here Find out more information here

Fab Four Coffee – Grand Slam Blend

£7 – £28 (depending on size)

Founded by former Welsh rugby players James Hook, Lee Byrne, and Shane Williams, Fab Four has a multitude of blends with unique flavours, such as creamy, chocolate and apricot. We’re loving their Grand Slam Blend!

Shop online

Venture Studios – Pet Photoshoot 

Prices start from £45 

Bring an animal companion along for a photo shoot with the family (or a solo shoot of their own). For that special someone who can’t be without their furry friend.

Visit the website or visit them at 227-229 Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3JD

Head Above The Waves – ‘Cymer Anadl’ Tee

£25

Heads Above The Waves is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people. They promote positive, creative ways of dealing with the bad days.

Visit the website or head to the store: The Corporation, 188 Cowbridge Rd, Cardiff, CF5 1GW

Little Welsh Company – Map of Caerdydd

£29.95

Cardiff’s landscape, beautifully illustrated by a local Welsh artist and the perfect addition to any home.

Shop online or, click and collect instore at 9 St John Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GJ

Nook Candles – Winter Candle and House Gift Set 

£28 

Natural Welsh candles, made sustainably with essential oils and rapeseed wax. The right candle set can be a thoughtful and timeless gift for anyone.

Purchase online

Ty Caws – Nadolig Llawen Cheese Box

£36

This festive, local cheese box comes packed with cheese, crackers and chutney. Perfect post-Christmas dinner!

Local delivery in Cardiff, or click and collect from Ty Caws Cheese at Cardiff’s Farmers Market

Crane Jewellery – Archo Earrings

£40

All materials are sustainably sourced by Jodie Davies in Cardiff using recycled silver, recycled brass and recycled gold. For that sustainable, fashion-conscious friend.

Shop online

Heist Chocolate – 70% Dark Peppermint and Vanilla

£6.50

It’s the Heist Christmas bar. 70% dark Peruvian chocolate with cool peppermint and soothing vanilla. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth!

Available to buy here

The Elephant’s Ear – Monstera Deliciosa Swiss Cheese Plant

£19.50

The Elephant’s Ear is an independent plant shop in the heart of the city, specialising in indoor, tropical and outdoor plants, cacti, and succulents. Those green-fingered friends will appreciate this gift.

Visit the store in the heart of Roath at 1b Upper Kincraig Street, Cardiff

Browse plants online

Nikki J. McFarlane – It’s a No from Me Hun

£7.99

A life survival guide, full of handy hints about how to get out of kids’ parties, deal with men, avoid awkward conversations and more. With funny stories and real-life examples of surviving modern life, it will make anyone laugh out loud.

Shop online

Peggy’s Pots – Craft Pottery 

Prices vary

Pick your pottery and paint it! Perfect for those who want to give a more personalised gift. Or, gather your friends and paint your own pottery pieces. 

Book online

Located: The Bone Yard, Paper Mill Road, Cardiff CF11 8DH

Hard Lines – Run Hard T

£28

Get your hands on some merchandise from one of Cardiff’s most-popular coffee spots and roasteries. £5 from each sale goes directly to Mind Mental Health charity.

Available to buy online

String You Knot – Macrame Christmas Wreath

£45

Handmade modern macrame décor and accessories using 100% recycled cotton. Some items are made to order, so make sure you order in advance to receive your bespoke gift before Christmas!

Available to buy on Etsy – String You Knot

Mallows Beauty – Pineapple Enzyme Moisturiser 

£19.95

This moisturiser from Welsh brand, Mallows Beauty, is packed full of blemish-tackling ingredients like pineapple enzymes, and citric and lactic acids, which gently help brighten, exfoliate and clear the skin. Give the gift of self-care this season.

Shop online

The Wire Room – Farm House Sign 

£36

A South Wales business that creates bespoke handmade gifts utilising wire. From family farmhouse signs to Christmas ornaments, The Wire Room, has this festive season fully covered.

Visit

Jual Furnishings – Siena Coffee Table

£299

Jual Furnishings, the home of unique home, office and lounge furniture is a South Wales-based family-run business. With a range of beautiful homeware pieces, there’s something for everyone’s style. 

Shop here

Mabli Knits – Llŷn Pullover 

£185

Malbi is a family-run business in Wales, specialising in natural knitwear for children and adults, taking inspiration from traditional Welsh tapestry blanket patterns for their signature style. Keep your loved ones warm in style this winter!

Visit the website

Lucky Foot Leather – Card Holder

£30

Handcrafted leather goods made in Cardiff. If you know someone looking for a new wallet, card holder or coin purse then Lucky Foot Leather have the perfect gift ready and waiting.

Purchase via Etsy

The Good Wash Company – Blwch Corff Da (Good Body Box)

£35

The Good Wash Company are a luxury Welsh skincare brand with a conscience. With products for humans and fury-friends alike, their products are kind to everyone.

Shop here

Credit: goodwash.co.uk

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