Shopping for gifts for someone that seemingly has everything? When you have a friend or family member that is notoriously difficult to shop for, nothing seems to fit. Then again, at Gifts With Heart, we specialize in affordable and unique gifts that are bound to bring joy even to those that are impossible to please.
Our Welsh gifts are all handmade in Wales and can help you think outside the box for the next birthday, holiday, or any day you feel like showering a loved one with something special. Take a look below at 8 of the best Welsh handmade gifts to give on your next gift-giving occasion!
1. Welsh Tapestry Bag
Every woman loves having a good, durable quality bag that stands out. Compliments will abound over this made in Wales tapestry bag. The cheerful mustard yellow colour accentuated with grey trim in a versatile tote style is just what she needs for every day!
2. Welsh handmade love Spoon
Whether you need a gift to present to your love on your wedding day or you want to ring in the celebration of an anniversary, this handcrafted Welsh Love Spoon is a beautiful symbol of your feelings. The carved bells signify a celebration while the hearts join together amid flowers, intertwining vines, and a Welsh dragon to indicate the strength of love. Artist Richard Downes has made this splendid olive wood carving, polished in beeswax for a gift that is as everlasting as your love.
3. Welsh handmade soap
Need something for a housewarming gift? Try Welsh soap bars. Made by Celtic Herbal, these aren’t like regular soap bars with the melting and pouring method. Instead, they’re cold-pressed which means they retain their lovely natural scent while creating a rich foam. Made with eco-friendly sources of beeswax along with almond, coconut, and olive oils, Welsh soap is a splendid gift!
4. Welsh Stoneware Mug
Welsh pottery has an incredibly rich history. Give something genuine to those that prize coffee and tea daily with a Welsh stoneware mug. Each one is handmade in Denbighshire, Wales. Because of this, the colourful glaze makes every mug created one-of-a-kind.
5. Welsh Dragon Slate Clock
Dragons have an important place in Welsh culture, representing strength and power. Nothing could be more spectacular as a gift for someone’s home or office than the Welsh dragon slate wall clock. The numbers and dragon are all hand-cut from wood and backed by slate. With an hour, minute, and seconds hand, it keeps time with an air of distinction. For more Welsh slate gifts we have a wide variety of options available including coasters, placemats, plaques, keyrings, soap dishes, tea-light holders and many more.
6. Welsh Candle
Is someone the light of your life? Let them know with a Welsh candle! Made in Wales, Cole & Co presents a lime basil and mandarin-scented candle within a charming tin to add a beautiful, naturally fresh fragrance.
7. Welsh Chocolate
Did you know that some of the best chocolate comes from Wales? For most people on your gift list, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. It’s a treat that is beloved the world over. Discover decadent Welsh chocolate produced by Coco Pzazz in Caersws. This particular delight involves mixing milk chocolate with traditional spices and fruits of Bara Brith, a vegetarian-friendly sweet. What’s more, the packaging is not only beautiful but also recyclable too.
8. Welsh Lamp Shade
And finally, for the ones in your life who are always seeking out ways to upgrade their living space in eclectic flair, a Welsh lamp shade is a smart choice. Handmade in Wales, it features an authentic Welsh tapestry pattern. Sized at approximately 35cm by 31cm, it should do nicely with most tableside lamps to add a rustic charm to any room.
As well as the eight suggestions above there are many more Welsh handmade gifts that can be purchased. For instance, sometimes nothing can express it better than a cwtch. We at gifts with heart have a range of cwtch gifts that we think express the sentiment perfectly.
Welsh gifts for him
Perhaps you are looking for a present for a husband, a brother or a dad. Then look no further as we have an extensive range of Welsh gifts for him on offer at our store.
More Welsh crafts to wet your appetite
With these 8 great Welsh handmade gifts, you’ll have something interesting to present any time you need to give a present. To learn more about Welsh crafts please visit our ultimate guide. It discusses in some depth, the major areas of Welsh crafts from love spoon making to brewing beer. It also suggests a list of popular Welsh craft attractions that you can visit to learn more.