Christmas is just around the corner... and well, I still haven't bought anything...
I always try to buy something meaningful, and know that the gifts I buy have a big impact—not only on the big day, but also to the people who help make them.
Gifts that are manufactured by a forgettable brand become forgettable gifts and end up in the forgotten cupboard.
Money. Not. Well. Spent.
So here is a handy list of some of the awesome makers' events and Indie gatherings across the country where you can buy gifts that really count...
WRIGHT'S - WINTER MAKERS MARKET
The guys over at Wright's have pulled together a phenomenal list of some of my favourite makers including Rural Kind, Carpenter and Cloth, Tim Lake Ceramics and, of Course, Tom Frost and Kin
SATURDAY 20TH & SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2021
Wrights Food Emporium, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8JU
Check it out here.
HOOGAH - MAKERS' CHRISTMAS MARKET
Hoogah are bringing together Swansea's finest local makers for a wonderful festive evening of Mince Pies and Mulled Wine. You can get the majority of your shopping done under one roof; Black Mountain Print, Parc Pottery and Gower Lavender to name a few!
MONDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2021
Hoogah, 68 Brynymor Rd, Swansea SA1 4JJ
Check it out here.
HWYL – WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
It's not even Christmas until the wreath is hung up! But its cool, HWYL have got our backs with a series of Wreath Making Workshops in Llanelli.
Join them with Blooms by Victoria to craft your very own wreath for your front door.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 3RD 2021
Hwyl Coffi, 20 Market Street Llanelli, SA15 1YD
Keep up to date here.
Halen Môn / TIDE ANGLESEY
The Tide Team up North are also running a Wreath Workshop, bringing the best local growers and florists together so you can make your own Christmas Wreath!
SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2021
Halen Môn Saltcote, Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwllgyngyll, LL616TQ