We at Gifts with heart have put together the top twelve Welsh homeware gifts. We believe we’ve chosen items that not only fit in perfectly with the contemporary home, but also embody Welsh heritage. Such examples include rustic products drawn from the Welsh woollen industry, the Welsh slate industry and Welsh arts and crafts. There is an emphasis on handmade homeware. We have the very best online prices too with regular discount coupons available for our customers to take advantage of.
1. Welsh slate tealight holder
A great way to relax is with this Welsh slate tea light holder. Just turn the lights off and enjoy the calming light emitted from this wonderful contemporary Slate product. It is quality made with the slate cut from a quarry at Blaenau Ffestiniog. It comes with three glass holders which slot into the slate.
2. Welsh slate clock
In the modern home minimalism is a strong influence and walking the isles of Ikea underlines this fact. This slate clock is a perfect example of such design. With the simple duck egg blue Welsh word for clock, providing a beautiful contrast with the dark natural slate, one can comprehend why understated simplicity can be so effective.
3. Welsh tapestry lamp
A popular pattern in Welsh homeware is the Caernarfon Tapestry design. This has been adapted from a pattern that was used by Welsh woollen mills over a hundred years ago. They used the pattern when weaving Welsh blankets. In fact there are a still some working mills in Wales using traditional methods to make these blankets on old looms. Many households across Wales own a Welsh tapestry blanket, and these Welsh lamps compliment them perfectly. The lampshades come in a variety of colours. The modern cross design bases are made from cherry wood.
4. Cream Blodau vase
A large ceramic neutral cream jug vase is a lovely item to place on the window sill or sideboard. Perfect for displaying your favourite flowers and adding a rustic touch to your home decor.
5. Welsh tapestry cushion
Handmade in Wales these large Welsh tapestry cushions add a dash of colour, comfort and a dose of tradition to a home. Available in light green, mustard yellow, red, grey and sky blue. There is a range of sizes too – small and large square as well as oblong. These are quality Welsh homeware gifts.
6. Welsh miner’s lamp
With Wales being the largest exporter of coal in europe during the industrial revolution, the invention of the oil lamp in 1814 was a major breakthrough. This lamp has been carefully crafted in Wales out of bronze and copper. It pays homage to Welsh heritage and is a true treasure in any home. The Welsh lamp isn’t merely decorative either. It can be lit with paraffin added to the base reservoir.
7. Welsh ceramic tree oil burner
This stoneware oil burner has been beautifully handmade by Anvil Pottery, based in North Wales. Each piece is completely unique and durable, decorated with an entirely unique glaze. The oil burner comes in two parts, so that the bowl can be easily removed and filled. Anvil often make use of Celtic themes and this one I suspect pays homage to the tree of life.
8. Exotic Wood & Ylang Ylang Natural Travel Soy Candle
These small travel candles are handmade by Welsh candle maker Celtic Herbal. This particular fragrance is from their wellness range – both comforting and seductive. There are many other options available to choose – both size and scent. The ingredients are 100% natural and the burning time is up to five hours. A perfect way to freshen up the home.
9. Welsh dragon croeso doormat
A great way to welcome visitors to your home is with this coir Welsh doormat. It’s multilingual and has a Welsh dragon design.
10. Welsh tapestry oilcloth tablecloth
This quality tablecloth is made from waterproof cotton. With the popular Welsh portcullis design it adds style and heritage to your dining experience. Perfect for the kitchen, dining room or living room. We stock a selection of tableware products such as slate placemats and coasters if you needed something to compliment the tablecloth.
11. Slate photo frame
A slate photo frame looks great in any home and adds contrast to the family photo it displays. This frame takes 6 x 4 inch horizontal photos. Provides a lovely souvenir to remember a vacation to Wales too. We also have slate frames made for occasions in mind, such as weddings, anniversaries, engagements and more.
12. Welsh blanket
In the past the woollen trade was the foremost industry in Wales. Welsh blankets are known for their quality and warmth. We stock a full range of colours and sizes, as well as large vintage Tapestry blankets so that you can find the perfect match.
If you can’t find what you are looking for in the Welsh homeware gifts list above, simply browse our online shop for more ideas. We stock hundreds of products for the home. If you have any questions please get in touch by telephone, email or by using our contact form. There is a link to the form in the footer of our website.