We accidentally went to four Christmas craft fairs yesterday, so here are some lovely, local independent artists and businesses where you can find super special Christmas pressies this year. We’ll keep adding to this post as we find new stuff! Leave us a comment if you have an idea!
Nelly’s Treasures – gorgeous homeware, gifts and accessories.
Katherine Jones art – beautiful intricate prints of Cardiff and beyond.
Claire Hill jewellery – a favourite of ours. Claire makes beautiful, lightweight jewellery in her studio in Canton and sells it for incredibly reasonable prices!
The Power of Greyskull – another one of our faves. Quality Cardiff-made leggings that DON’T FALL DOWN, even during aerial circus acts (certified by us).
Emily England designs – papercut prints, cute cards and beautiful books- the wonderful Emily has got you covered.
Penylan Pantry’s Christmas hampers – whether your weakness is cheese, chocolate, coffee or quite simply, damn good food, the Pantry girls have it covered in the different ranges available.
Screenprinted t-shirts from the Printhaus – print your own at the Snapped Up market this weekend!
Hula hooping wonderfulness from Elliecopter Hoops – keep fit and fun at the same time! Ellie runs classes all over Cardiff and sells her homemade hoops for a tenner.
Wonderful homewares from Anna Palamar – another maker who will be selling stuff at the Snapped Up market…
StitchCity – super nice map-based homeware and gifts!
Waterloo Tea 6 month subscription – the gift that keeps on giving!
Art prints from the SHO Gallery– such a great selection of local art at reasonable prices!
Ceramics for Everyone – Welsh tableware
Jade Fisher – unique, beautifully designed cards
High end fashion with Kiti in Pontcanna
Make an upcycled gift with a Green City event workshop – the bike tyre earrings are BANGING!
In Rainbows – quirky crochet and knitted taxidermy! The giraffe head went down a storm with my niece last Christmas…
Flow Knitting – lovely unique knitted necklaces.
Nomadic Me – minimalist style
Handmade Baby Bear – gorgeous knitted baby clothes.
I Loves The ‘Diff – always a hit!
And if all else fails…..
Aerial circus classes at NoFit State Circus – our Hana has been attending trapeze classes for years and it still makes her happy!
Afternoon tea at Wyndham Tea – not to be scoffed at (scoffed, yes)!
Chapter Friends membership – discounts on food, drink and ticket!
Gift vouchers for Nine Yards – prosecco, cheese and pastry! Our new favourite place in town.
DON’T FANCY ANY OF THE ABOVE? WHY NOT VISIT A LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKET