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Christmas shopping in West Wales allows you to gift your loved ones something a little different this Christmas. Supporting local businesses helps to celebrate the natural beauty and traditional crafts of Wales. Take a look at some of our favourite things to buy for loved ones at Christmas time. These gifts are inspired by the coast, countryside and traditions of West Wales. How magical.

Driftwood Designs – Lizzie Spikes’ original paintings, cards and prints are inspired by the landscape, literature, people and places of West Wales with many pieces made using ‘flotsam and jetsam’ that washes up on our beautiful beaches. Beachcomber Jewellery – Designed and handmade by Kerry Hughes who confesses to being ‘obsessed’ with beachcombing, the Beachcomber Jewellery collection is inspired by the beautiful beaches of Cardigan Bay. Each piece is individually handmade from recycled silver using traditional tools and techniques. Or you could adopt a Dolphin – Did you spot one of the Cardigan Bay Dolphins on your holiday to West Wales?  Help the Sea Watch Foundation keep our dolphins safe by adopting a dolphin for yourself, or as a present for someone you care about.

Diane Mathias has a “great passion for the wild places, mountains and skies of Wales” which are captured in her beautiful artwork. She has fantastic paintings, prints and handmade cards, perfect for a Christmas gift from Wales. Check out Helen Elliott. The places, people, seasons and creatures of West Wales are depicted in Helen’s vibrant and colourful work. You’ll find prints, cards, calendars, gifts and beautiful original paintings. Poppit, Mwnt, Newgale, Barafundle – do you have a favourite West Wales beach?  You’ll find paintings and prints inspired by the beaches of West Wales alongside images of mountains, valleys, wildlife and remote parts of the Welsh countryside by Chris Chalk.

Give a gift from the heart by choosing a traditional Welsh Lovespoon from The Lovespoon Workshop.  The Thomas family make many varieties of handcrafted and personalised Welsh Lovespoons at their workshop near Tenby in Pembrokeshire. You could cosy up for Christmas with a beautiful woollen blanket or bed cover from Jane Beck Welsh Blankets.   You’ll find beautifully made clothing, gifts and cushions featuring traditional Welsh colour and pattern plus knitting, crochet and needlepoint. The Welsh Slate & Gift Boutique use the best quality Welsh Slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales for their range of slate products.  Everything is individually handmade in the Gwendraeth Valley in Carmarthenshire.

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