Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Supporting local businesses is always high up on my list of priorities and you might be surprised by how much ‘local sparkle’ you can add to your Christmas offering. To give you a nudge in the right direction, here is our low down on how to shop local for Christmas Snowdonia style…


 

EXPERIENCES

Gifting someone an experience is great – the long lasting memories and serotonin high that comes with these far out weigh the quick dopamine rush from unwrapping a ‘material’ object. There is alot on offer in Snowdonia, so here are 5 of the best:

 

ZIP WORLD

Zip World offer 8 different types of activities from the longest zip line in the world, underground trampolines and a roller coaster in the forest. A great range of prices and something for all the family. MORE INFO

SURF SNOWDONIA

Surf Snowdonia is perfect for any budding surfing enthusiasts or those pro’s who want to see what the hype is all about. There are lots of other activities to do on site too – again, a great family day out. MORE INFO

SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Snowdonia Adventure Activities offer canyoning, climbing, gorge walking, kayaking and all done in the beautiful Snowdonia Mountains – their Canyoning Extreme is one of the best out there. MORE INFO

ALWAYS AIM HIGH

Triathlons, Marathons and Half Marathons. There is always someone in your life that wants to do one of these and we have so many on offer in the area. Check out Always Aim High for the best all round selection of what is happening in 2018. MORE INFO

DARK SKY WALES

A Dark Sky Wales experience is great for all ages. Anyone who is interested in the stars and planets will love this as Snowdonia is a dark sky reserve and so seeing the sky above here is really special. MORE INFO

All I Want For Christmas Is A Snowdonia Adventure


 

FOOD HAMPERS

We have some amazing local food brands from the area and so the Christmas hamper offering is fantastic made up from local produce; the foodies in your life will love them.

 

BODNANT WELSH FOOD

Bodnant Welsh Food have a good selection of wine, cheese and condiment hampers using all locally sourced produce. MORE INFO

RHUG ESTATE

Rhug Estate offer incredible meat hampers; everything you could want for Christmas. MORE INFO

KERFOOTS

Kerfoots Have a good selection of ready made hampers, again made up from local brands or you can create your own if you prefer. MORE INFO

IECHYD DA DELI

Iechyd Da Deli have an amazing selection of locally sourced products and you can make your hamper to order. MORE INFO

DYLANS

Dylans hampers are made up of their own branded products. With thier fab packaging, these are a great present. MORE INFO

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GENERAL GIFTS

Finding something special or unusual can be a task in itself, but these shops all offer something different and have an all round selection of products.

 

PIECES FOR PLACES | BARMOUTH

Their smaller shop towards the bottom of the high street has good books and unusual gifts – an especially good place for men’s gifts that can be hard to come by. MORE INFO

CWT TATWS

On the Llyn Peninsula, this shop is based in a barn on a farm and has a fabulous selection of homeware, jewelery and accessories of all prices – really great items to be found here and there is a cafe on site to park your ‘other half’ while you have a browse! MORE INFO

ANNA DAVIES

It’s part of the furinture in Betws Y Coed – a mini department store based in the centre of the town that sells clothes, accessories, jewelery and things for the home. MORE INFO

SIOP IARD

Specialising in jewellery from local artists and there are some lovely pieces covering all price ranges and ages. We love the bronze, silver, iron and copper bangles by Ann Catrin Evans. MORE INFO

GLOSTERS

Glosters is a liftestyle shop that specialise in local crafts and have some lovely Welsh inspired gifts along with their own line of pottery. MORE INFO

SNOWDONIA T-SHIRTS

Last but not least, if you really want to do Snowdonia Style, this range of t-shirts and sweatshirts give 5% of profits to the Snowdonia Giving Charity – they even have Welsh Christmas Jumpers! MORE INFO
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