You might just be starting to think about Christmas shopping, or ready to pick out the last few bits. Either way, buying from small businesses is more important than ever this year, and luckily we have some incredible ones here in and around St Davids. Here’s our ultimate guide to Christmas shopping in Pembrokeshire!

 

Experiences

FALCON BOATS

Know someone who’s wild about wildlife or wants to view the Pembrokeshire coast from the sea? Buy a gift voucher from Falcon Boats to give the gift of that incredible experience next year!

 

CELTIC QUEST COASTEERING

Thinking of what to get for that thrill seeker in your life? An adventure day in Pembrokeshire is a perfect gift! Buy a gift card online from Celtic Quest Coasteering and they can experience the Pembrokeshire coast in the most adrenaline filled way there is.

 

SHAKA SURF

If there is a woman in your life who might want to learn to surf in 2024, or simply brush up on her skills on a board, a gift card from Shaka Surf is a fantastic choice.

 

WILD WATER SAUNA

Give someone the gift of relaxation the next time they’re in Pembrokeshire with a gift voucher for a session in the Wild Water Sauna.

 

Beauty & Wellbeing

MENEVIA SPA

Perfect for anyone you think could do with some relaxation time. Either pop into Menevia Spa to shop their range of skincare and aromatherapy products, or buy a gift voucher online for treatments and their stunning new Bath House experiences.

 

THE REALLY WILD EMPORIUM

Nestled on the High Street in St Davids, this building houses a shop packed with beautiful eco-friendly goodies. You’ll find something for everyone. We especially recommend their own soap made with Pembrokeshire seaweed!

 

Art

RAUL SPEEK GALLERY

This special space in Lower Solva is a must visit when in this part of the world. Cuban born Raul creates vibrant, rich works, and now has a collection of pieces for sale in the form of calendars, cards and more. Perfect for an art lover for Christmas!

 

GOAT STREET GALLERY

This lovely gallery is run by a husband and wife team, Daniel, a ceramicist, and Amanda, a textile maker. This gallery contains a mix of local and international artwork, as well as smaller beautiful items, and is always a haven in the bustling streets of St Davids.

 

GREEN SCAR PAINTINGS & PRINTS

New to Lower Solva! Local artist Lloyd the Graffiti has opened this tiny, wonderful space and filled it with his artwork and other souvenirs featuring his designs.

 

MOLLY MACLEOD SEAWEED PRINTS

Unique, beautiful pieces made with seaweed from the Pembrokeshire coast. The perfect gift for someone who loves the sea!

 

ETCETERA

A gift gallery and framing boutique nestled in the centre of St Davids. This is a treasure trove of gifts for those who love beautiful things.

 

THE CRAYON BUG

Know someone who likes creating their own art? The Crayon Bug is the place to go for their pressie! With crayons in a range of difference shapes and sizes, these are a unique gift that are almost too beautiful to use.

 

Home and Lifestyle

BASALT & DUNE

This stunning shop is always a joy to visit, as is their website. They sell wonderful homewares and lifestyle gifts, from the most delicious candles to gorgeous blankets and even lunch boxes. Careful though, you will need to resist taking the whole shop home with you.

 

JENNIFER HALL POTTERY

Jennifer produces beautiful, earthy pottery from her studio in Trefin, a few miles from St Davids. Her pieces strike the perfect balance between artistically striking and also practical and homely. A lovely addition to someone’s home, and an even lovelier gift.

 

YR HEN GOF FORGE

Jamie is an Artisan Blacksmith, who along with his wife Emma has created a wonderful business making bespoke gifts and traditional pieces, everything from bottle openers to doorstops! They have a special Christmas section on their website full of gifts and unique decorations.

 

MELIN TREGWYNT

This woollen mill produces spectacular blankets, cushions and more, in contemporary colours and styles while using traditional methods. They sell online, however if you want a little incentive to shop in store, their delightful cafe is currently serving up a festive afternoon tea!

 

UNSUNGHERO

If you’re buying for a surfer, skater, an outdoor adventurer, or frankly anyone who likes really good socks, head to Unsunghero! Their uber-cool shop on the High Street contains everything from Dryrobes to Yeti coolers, and did we mention the socks? They also make some of the best coffee in St Davids to enjoy while you browse.

 

SEAFORTH DESIGNS

Emma at Seaforth Designs creates cushions that will bring some cosy magic to any space. Choose from animals, Welsh traditional designs, or her famous Cwtch cushions. In her new shop in Lower Solva these nestle alongside fantastic homewares.

 

SOLVA WOOLLEN MILL

In the valley of Middle Mill, just a mile from Solva, you’ll find Pembrokeshire’s oldest working woollen mill and its charming shop. They also have a shop in St Davids! Each sells an ideal balance of contemporary textiles and more traditional weaves. All are interspersed with handmade goods, both local and from further afield.

 

For Readers

ST DAVIDS BOOK SHOP

A delightful shop just a stone’s throw from the centre of St Davids, and perfect for picking up a gift for a bookworm this Christmas while supporting the all-important local bookshop. Whether it’s a best seller or a local guide that you need, this is the place to go.

 

For Pet Lovers

THE PEMBROKESHIRE PET BAKERY

‘Pembrokeshire’s first doggy cafe’ in Haverfordwest has fast become a favourite among locals and visitors alike, particularly those with four legs! Their online store includes refillable advent calendars for dogs or cats, a Santa Paws collection box and loads more.

 

A foodie guide to St Davids

For Foodies

THE SMOKE SHED

Add some luxury to someone’s Christmas spread from afar by sending them a Christmas side of smoked salmon from Pembrokeshire.

 

ST DAVIDS GIN AND KITCHEN

Know someone who would like a tipple of something truly unique this Christmas? Pick up a bottle of Ramsey Island Gin, infused with botanicals picked from the island with a portion of profits going to support the important work that the RSPB carries out there.

 

PANT MAWR CHEESE

Know someone who can’t resist a cheese board? This exquisite cheese maker is the place to go for their gift! From no frills boards to extravagant hampers, they’ve got you covered.

 

Chapel Chocolates

Tucked away in the heart of St Davids, Chapel Chocolates is the perfect place to buy presents for those in your life with a sweet tooth. We can’t promise you won’t leave with a treat or two for yourself too though!

 

HALEN DEWI

Give the gift of the taste of Pembrokeshire with sea salt hand-harvested at Whitesands Beach from the seas around the St Davids Peninsula. The great news it that due to the trace elements in this salt, it has a stronger taste, so less is needed to season your food and so it will last that much longer!

 

OLD FARMHOUSE BREWERY

This fantastic brewery is just outside St Davids and produces delicious beer now famous all round the county. With a couple of Great Taste Awards under their belts already, we can’t wait to see what’s next from this brewery, and in the meantime, a gift pack makes a great present.

 

Dilly’s Chocolates

This artisan chocolate maker in Pembrokeshire creates sweet treats that are as beautiful as they are tasty. For a present with a Welsh twist, choose one of their chocolate love spoons.

 

WEST POINT TRADING

Previously The Veg Patch, West Point Trading has all you need to create a hamper for the foodie in your life who has everything! Head here for local chutneys, delicious drinks, fresh produce and more.

 

CHANTLER TEAS

There’s a tea to suit every taste bud at Chantler Teas, a husband and wife team who blend teas in Pembrokeshire. Choose from one of their Christmas hampers or blends, or go for a classic combination.

 

MAMGU WELSHCAKES

Mamgu Welshcakes has outdone themselves with their Wish Upon A Welshcake box this Christmas. It’s jam packed with yummy treats for Father Christmas, a faraway friend (they’ll send them for you!) or for you to enjoy with a glass of mulled wine.

 

FARMERS FOOD AT HOME

These jams, chutneys and preserves add the crucial zing to any Christmas spread. Think a Boxing Day ham sandwich with their famous Piccalilli, or even some Lemon and Lime Marmalade on a slice of Christmas cake!

 

 

If, like us, you’re an independent Pembrokeshire brand, and you’d like to feature in our 2024 Christmas gift guide, get in touch with us at info@stdavidsescapes.co.uk or message us on Instagram @stdavidsescapes.

 

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