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My Gorgeous Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the Perfect Welsh Mum/Mam

This year Mothers Day is 14th March and I think now more than ever every Mum/Mam/Nan deserves to be spoilt (I hope my daughter is reading this!) It has been a hard year with some people not seeing their Mum for over 12 months which is heartbreaking and some Mum’s have had to work as well as home school their children and feel extremely burnt out. I have curated some lush gifts for your Mums from local Welsh companies. However I would like to point out that I know times are tough for everyone financially, so don’t break the bank. As us Mum’s would love nothing better than a handmade card, a cwtch and a cuppa in bed.


Masons Blooms

Originally from Aberystwyth but now living in Cardiff, Tanya launched her new venture, dried flower arranging, during lockdown. Dried Flowers have made their comeback in a massive way for 2021 and I love the fact Tanya has launched a special British grown range, celebrating the natural beauty we have in Britain and supporting British growers. None of the flowers are dyed and there have been no air miles making them a sustainable choice.

Blue Vase £30. Dome £34. Luxury £48. All arrangements are available from Masons Blooms

Follow on Instagram @masonbloomsuk


Knotty Thing

Emily makes macramé plant hangers with a little personality. I love these knotty pots which have all been given names, so cute. Her website made me laugh too, so if you need a giggle check out Knotty Thing! If you are looking for one of her hanger gangs to be the perfect partner for you and your foliage then see what takes your fancy. Holly the colourful hanger is £20. Flash is £20 and the Chunky coaster set of 4 is priced at £40 . All available at her Etsy store

Follow on Instagram @knottything


Cow & Ghost Vintage

Cow & Ghost are two enthusiasts of all things vintage and retro. Their hobby became a passion and is now a business, selling vintage china, upcycled furniture, cushions and the occasional Welsh wool blanket at a variety of Vintage & Antique Fairs. How lush are these cushions made from Welsh tapestry blankets, £34 each or the patchwork cushions £35 each. I just had to include this lamp too that they created! Visit their Instagram for more information.

Follow on Instagram @cowandghostvintage


Home Cwtches

Elaine and Karen offer stylish home accessories handmade by themselves as well as by other Welsh small businesses. For a patriotic Mam we have this map of Wales, handmade from wood £10 or the National anthem on a slatted sign £16. This gorgeous heart Mam mug is £8.50 and the Mum says plaque is £10 (all these sayings are VERY relatable!) They have lots of other items available at Home Cwtches

Follow on Instagram @homecwtches



Coop Ceramics

Rosalyn Chicken gained an honours degree in Art and Design, concentrating on Ceramics, twenty years later she started working with clay again. Now she works from her home pottery influenced by her natural surroundings. All of her pieces are either hand thrown or hand built. Every piece is individual, from the make, down to the glazing or smoke firing process, no two pieces will ever be the same. Pair of low cups are £37. Fruit bowl is £60 and the candle beaker is £19.50. All plus P&P. Visit her website Coop Ceramics

Follow on Instagram @coop_ceramics



Paintbox Welsh Greeting Cards

Grab your Welsh language greeting cards here. They have a huge selection so visit their website Welsh Greeting Cards to choose your favourite. How cute is this sheep tea towel priced at £7.95! And show your love for Mum with this Worlds Best Mam pen £4.95. We all need a pen in our handbags!

Follow on Instagram @paintboxwelshgreetingcards


Lush and Tidy

Could the name be anymore welsh?! This Welsh Gift Shop offers a range of Welsh gifts and homeware for all occasions. This enamel pin was made for me I think! £6.95. I love rose gold and this Rose Gold heart necklace is £14.95. A selection of other Mam gifts are all available at Lush and Tidy

Follow on Instagram @lush_tidy


The Farmhouse Market UK

Another lockdown start up business, Kelly supplies high quality Farmhouse/Country home décor, but will be sourcing lots of home accessories that are classic, timeless and quintessential. Gold Beehive mug priced at £9.99 Who doesn't need a weekly planner? I certainly do in my house. This chalkboard planner is £17.99. How cute is the little collection of other items. Visit Farmhouse Market UK for individual prices.

Follow on Instagram @thefarmhousemarketuk


Cole & Co

Cole & Co are a family business that first started out with a ‘lifestyle’ shop selling clothes, gifts and greetings cards in Beaumaris, Anglesey in 2000. In 2010 they started to create a range of delicious soaps and candles from their kitchen table. Now they are a recognised and luxury Welsh brand - supplying many beautiful independent shops and boutique hotels & holiday homes throughout Wales. Mum deserves a bit of a luxury in her life. Treat her to some of these indulgent soaps. Visit Cole and Co to view their huge range and order.

Follow on Instagram @cole_and_co



Coopers Vintage

Coopers was established in 2011 from a love of all things handmade and unique. Each item is carefully sourced using two main criteria's. One being where possible, it is made from within the UK and secondly they must love it! They source products made from Makers & Artists to showcase their work and provide our customers an alternative to the 'mass produced'. They are based in two village locations: Rhiwbina and Caerleon to enable them to be part of a community. I love this caravan bird house £16.99. The penguin salt and pepper shakers are purely a selfish choice as I love penguins! £22.99. There are so many more items to check out, so visit Coopers Vintage

Follow on Instagram @coopersvintage


Matthew Jones Ceramics

Matthew Jones Ceramics creates pieces in their pottery studio. They are a design led, handmade manufacturing studio pottery company creating high quality, bespoke tableware and home decor for everyday use. He also runs pottery workshops at Goodsheds where you can learn how to create your own ceramic pieces and have a lasting and fun memory. I love this box in conjunction with Barry Island Spirits Perfect for the Gavin and Stacey fan or even a Mum who loves gin! Love these vintage style jugs too, perfect for some daffs or tulips! For prices and more of his items visit Matt Jones Ceramics

Follow on Instagram @mattjonesceramicsbarry


Marie Clare Vintage

I shall be visiting these stores when we are allowed out! Marie-Clare is open in Pembroke Dock and Narbeth. Full of vintage interior and exterior décor, clothing and accessories. With spring approaching, if you have a mum who loves to potch in the garden brighten up her day with some vintage items from Marie Clare. All POA.

Follow on Instagram @marieclarevintage




I hope these ideas from local welsh companies have inspired you for Mothers Day! Please be aware Covid rules are in place so check with each supplier before purchase!


P.S You dont have to be Welsh to buy from a Welsh shop!


Thanks


Erica