Shopping locally is a great way to support the local economy and allows you to grab a great gift for Christmas! The Brecon Beacons is one of the best places to do this, with so many independent shopping streets and quirky gifts you will love…
Totally Locally have come up with a heart warming Christmas manifesto to get you into the spirit and all this is in time for Small Business Saturday tomorrow, the 3rd December.
Download the pdf here, send to your printer, put one in your shop and give the other to a neighbour. Or just print loads off and give them out. Spread the Love. Now where’s that wrapping paper….
Here are some ideas, so you can give a local and unique gift from the Brecon Beacons to a loved one this Christmas…
Get into the festive spirit by visiting one of the many Brecon Beacons‘ Christmas markets and fairs find all the dates here
The Beacons Farm Shop at the Welsh Venison Centre sells bread, eggs, bacon, beer and wint with their gift shop stocking beautiful, hand-picked gifts for your home or friends. There are lots of children’s presents including baking and gardening sets, wooden toys and colourful lunch bags.
For the food lovers why not treat them to Black Mountains Smokery hamper. Choose whole hams to tapas, cured or smoked meats such as Welsh Dragon sausage or welsh beef. Or give in and buy the lot! Have a look which hamper your would like to purchase and place your order here. Be in with a chance of winning one here!
- Bread Kits from Talgarth Mill
Make great “under a fiver” Christmas gifts – everything you need, with detailed step by step instructions, to make your own delicious loaf of bread. The flour used is milled with Talgarth Mill Flour from locally sourced wheat and the kits are assembled by our wonderful team of volunteers. Try our new improved Spicy Fruit Loaf Kit with double the fruit or our new improved Herb and Tomato Bread Kit with lots more sundried tomatoes for a really tasty loaf. Find out more here
Something for the sweet-tooth. What about a gorgeous box of Black Mountain Gold Chocolates? Chose a mix of creamy white, milk and dark Belgian Truffles…….make sure you pick a big box so there’s plenty to share…..! Buy online here
For the one who likes a tipple. If you know someone who likes nothing better than sipping away at a scotch or gin at the end of the day, forget the big names and watch them marvel at the taste of one of Penderyn award wining welsh whisky’s or gin’s. Or why not book a tour of the distillery, something to look forward to in the New Year find out more here.
In the Brecon Beacons we are proud to have two vineyard’s Sugar Loaf Vineyard, and White Castle Vineyard. What better way to celebrate Christmas than by giving a bottle or two of Welsh Wine! Find out more here
For the Cheese lover. Blaenafon Cheese are a specialist cheddar cheese company based in the World Heritage site of Blaenafon, South Wales. The produce fifteen very distinctive cheddars and four varieties of goat’s cheese. All the cheeses are hand made at our shop in Broad Street Blaenafon. Go online to buy.
- Welsh Hampers from Authentically Welsh
Authenically Welsh provide a wonderful range of hand packed hampers bursting with flavoursome Welsh foods … delivered directly to your doorstep – perfect for a really Welsh gift this Christmas. Have a look at all the hampers and order yours online
Brecon Brewing has a new range of bottled beers available – from old favourites Brecon Gold and Brecon Red, to new additions Brecon Blonde and the exotic Brecon Bamboo. The Yuletide special Brecon Cwrw-istmas is also availble, but supplies are limited… They also have our colourful 3 bottle gift packs, and a range of beer inspired goodies, such as Landlord’s Chutney (made with our Copper Beacons by those lovely folk at Miranda’s), and a range of beef or mushroom jerkies made for us by Martin Cowley… Buy direct from the brewery, via mail order – find out more here.