As a Welsh gifts seller that offers a range of slate products, we decided to embark upon a quest to learn more about Welsh slate quarries and their history. Initially slate was extracted for roofing tiles and for marking graves. Wales was a very important exporter of slate to locations all across the globe. Welsh slate has become less sought after though due to cost primarily. Nevertheless, some quarries still operate on a small scale and slate products can be found in households across Wales in the kitchen, garden and as home decoration. Not to mention the slate that has been skilfully used in building construction, such as the Millennium centre and the National Assembly building in Cardiff to accentuate Welsh identity.
If you are looking for a Welsh present to give to a relative or friend then why not consider a Welsh slate gift? The reductive quality of slate blends in perfectly with modernist interior design, so it is highly likely to complement your loved ones home decor. Slate also has deep ties to the traditional Welsh homestead with it being the most commonly used material in roofing – not to mention the great many slate quarries that are scattered throughout the Welsh landscape.
- It is durable
- Long lived
- Fire resistant
After scouring the internet we have come up with 12 truly stylish Welsh gifts for her. We think we have found some super Welsh presents with a touch of that crucial va va voom that she is bound to love. With gifts featuring colourful postmodernist designs that are sure to fit in with today’s contemporary style, the presents in our list will be hard to resist.
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1. Welsh massage oil
What about this natural Welsh massage oil with guaranteed massages from the husband or boyfriend? This product has been handmade in Wales and contains essential oils known for their soothing and replenishing qualities. It contains vitamin E which has many benefits for the skin. Furthermore, it comes with the guarantee that it has in no way been tested on animals.