January 25th is Wales answer to Valentines, St Dwynwen's Day. Every year it becomes a bigger and bigger event - because who doesn't love an excuse for a gift exchanging occasion? Here are ten ideas for the perfect present from some of my favourite Welsh businesses.
Say it with flowers! How cool is this pressed flower art by Heulog Design? Contact them on Facebook for more information.
Or choclate. Chocolate is always a good option. Coco Pzazz are based in mid-Wales and offer some seriously decadent chocolate and fudges.
You could even opt for something stronger - Barry Island Spirits have you covered.
Wales boasts some of the best jewellery designers and, if you're in a position to splash the cash, one craftsperson I am always particularly blown away by is Katherine Daniels. Pictured above is the Seren ring which retails for £3,900. You can check out the entire range at her website.
Gweddus Art - aka teabreaks - creates the most beautiful paintings and greetings cards at amazing prices. I have a few of their 7x5 paintings (c. £10 each) on my walls, and my doll house is full of their ACEO paintings (c. £4 each). Check them out at Etsy and Folksy.
For more modern style greeting cards, you can't go wrong with the range at Draenog Design. The Santes Dwynwen range starts at £2.75. Other places to check out include Welsh Greeting Cards, Geiriau o'r Galon, LRD Shop and Betty James Designs.
The love spoon is the traditional Welsh love token. Ceini Spiller offers some of the most amazing contemporary twists on the theme with flowers, resin, and delicate woodwork. You can contact Ceini via her website and buy her work, starting from £127, via Casgliad.
If you're looking for something more traditional, don't despair - check out Welsh Love Spoons. They carry a huge range of spoons with prices starting at £29.50. Another option is Angel Woodcraft - they offer spoons of all shapes and sizes, including mini keyring sized spoons for just £5.90.
We're almost done with spoons, I promise! But I just love the bright aesthetic of Cardiff based Fauna Eat Flora. If, somehow, dancing fish lovespoons don't do it for you, just take a look at the glittery Mari Lwyd ornaments.
Finally we have a ready made St Dwynwen's Day gift set from Siop Dwt. You get a pretty daffodil scarf, a chocolate love spoon, and a card for £23. Check out the rest of their range HERE.
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