On the 25th of January each year, people all over Wales celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. A Welsh love spoon is traditionally given as a Saint Dwynwen’s day gift.
Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and fell in love with a prince called Maelon Dafodrill but, unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else. Dwynwen was so upset she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.
God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God’s service for the rest of her life.
Traditionally a Welsh Love spoon is given as a Saint Dwynwen’s day gift but there’s plenty more to give in the Brecon Beacons. Read on to find all the gifts you can give this St Dwynwen’s Day!
Buy the food lover in your life a gift from Black Mountains Smokery.
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.
Plenty of gifts at Nicholls-shops in Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brecon!
Nicholls is a family business set in the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Established in 1925, the firm originally sold animal feed, pots, and pans to local farmers who passed through the market town of Crickhowell. The stores are cared for by Karen and her team, who will be delighted to help you. They are proud to stock leading British brands such as Barbour, Hunter, Joules, Voyage, Katie Loxton, and Olivia Burton, selling jewellery, clothes, gifts and the store in Abergavenny even has a cafe for you to relax after all your shopping is done
For those who like a tipple!
If your other half 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.
Take a pick from the many selections of hampers Authentically Welsh have put together containing all Welsh produce!
Authenically Welsh provide a wonderful range of hand packed hampers bursting with flavoursome Welsh foods … delivered directly to your doorstep – perfect for a loved one Have a look at all the hampers and order yours online.
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…..! Find there shop in the town of Abergavenny.
Browse the shelves at the Old Railway Line Garden Centre
If you’re stuck for ideas of a special gift to give this St Dwynwens and Valentines day, then head to The Old Railway Line Garden Centre where there are plenty of gifts to choose from! Why not visit the florist who can make you a bespoke bouquet from their extensive range of cut flowers for a romantic gift to a loved one.
Have a romantic meal at The Felin Fach Griffin
Some spaces still available, contact us on email@example.com or 01874 620 111 if you would like to make a reservation. 7pm kick off. Live music from 6.30pm in the bar from Jess Childs Music
For a bike lover!
If your other half loves nothing more than a cycle, then pop to Drovers Cycles in Hay On Wye for your one stop shop for clothing, gifts and bikes!
Treat your loved one to a Romantic Spa Break at Peterstone Court
Click here for some special offers available for Valentines Day! Including: a romantic walk with four little Piggies in the Brecon Beacons National Park with Good Day Out, a special meal at the Globe at Hay, a romantic stay at The Angel Hotel ….and much more!!
Don’t Forget, there’s also plenty of accommodation where you can have a romantic getaway in the Brecon Beacons! From secluded Shepherds Huts to cosy B and B’s there really is somewhere for everyone to enjoy a memorable Valentines Day! Book your stay here!