Put down that Lynx Africa gift set, no one wants to be smelling of last minute panic buy gifts! As well as it being pungently harmful to the nostrils, purchasing mass produced gifts from them corporate fat cats can cause a snowball of problems to our ecosystem. However, if we turn our focus on supporting our local butchers, toy-makers, and welsh cake bakers this Christmas then we can help keep independent businesses thriving and the environment reviving. Here are our top three ways to have a green Christmas this year.
How many of us have received a gift that we really didn’t need, like a human sized prosecco glass or a singing Elton John Hamster? Granted that these gifts are momentarily funny, there is unfortunately a high chance they will end up in land fill. In fact, a third of unwanted Christmas gifts end up there, which is no laughing matter! Buying gift experiences like adventure vouchers and gift cards will ensure no singing hamsters are abandoned in the landfill this year. If your MamGu is an adrenaline junky like ours then why not treat her to a Wales largest zip line experience (and the fastest in the world!) – Zip World Velocity, or if she's a little more chilled out then perhaps a spa treatment at St Brides Hotel or Menevia Spa, St Davids.
Stay away from tasteless gifts by sending a loved one a delicious surprise the whole family can indulge on together. The way to people's hearts is through food and at MamGu’s we have got you sorted! Our Nadolig Llawen Hamper includes the highest quality, luxury goods sourced from across Wales with a special focus on Pembrokeshire and of course Christmas. This includes our famous Mince Pie Welsh Cakes, Chandler Teas Christmas Spice Tea, and a large jar of Welsh Lady Brandy Butter!
Christmas is not complete without sipping mulled wine at your local Christmas
market. Amongst the Welsh cheese and sea glass jewellery you can guarantee you will find a beautiful and unique handmade gift for a loved one. If you are in the Solva area this Thursday 8th December, we would love to invite you to Solva Shopping Night - Shopping Under Stars! Every Solva business including galleries, shops and pubs, will be open 5pm till 8pm for late night shopping and will also be hosting a variety of local makers and creators. Here at MamGu Welshcakes you will find stalls from Lloyd the Graffiti, St Davids Old Farm House Brewery, Lisa Reeves-Cathrall Resin Art, Farmers Food at Home, Offshore Surf Wear and Penwaun Carpentry. Along with the cafe being open for take away we will also have a selection of flavours bagged and boxed up, including our Wish Upon A Welsh Cake Christmas Box. Surely a gift for everyone can be found all under one roof!
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday period filled with laughter and welsh cakes, and just remember, a circular economy is a happier economy!