Father’s Day gift ideas and inspiration

Are you struggling with ideas for the perfect gift this Father’s Day? Here are a few ideas from our ranges which are available in store or online and can be wrapped ready for you to gift.

For the BBQ king

For the man that loves to barbecue in the summer sun, he probably has all the perfect tools, and who is brave enough to tamper with his BBQ set up ? Our range of sauces and condiments are perfect to compliment his cooking. Check out our range of savoury Welsh food from producers around Wales, we can even make them into hampers large or small or mix them with some other Welsh products if you prefer.
Our range of Welsh slate cheeseboards and coasters are also a great gift for those that enjoy dining al fresco, or maybe you need to spruce up your outdoor living space to enjoy Dad’s food, how about our range of outdoor cushions or an outdoor pouffe so Dad can pop his feet up https://giftsofwales.co.uk/product/tropical-outdoor-pouffe/

A little tipple this Father’s Day

Wales is filled with distilleries big and small producing a range of spirits from gins to rums and of course Welsh Whisky. We offer a range from miniatures to full sized bottles and gift sets from craft distillers as well as some of the larger brands. Our alcohol hampers are always popular and are custom made to suit the recipients tastes, we even offer a whopping big Spirits of Wales hamper (collection only) filled with a range of spirits with a few mixers too. Not sure which Welsh Whisky to buy? Why not join us in store on 6th June when we will be hosting a free whisky tasting and will also be giving out a voucher towards a distillery tour at the Penderyn Llandudno distillery.

Smellies” are a firm favourite

We don’t do socks which are often a favourite for Father’s Day gifts, but we do have toiletries, and our range of warm ginger toiletries and sea breeze are great fresh fragrances popular with men, these are available as individual items or in gift sets.

For the home lover

Father’s Day gifts for the home for men that take pride in their homes, or want to relax in comfort. Our range of Welsh textiles come in a variety of colour palettes from bright and bold to neutral tones but nothing says relax, pop your feet up and enjoy your day more than one of our handmade sheepskin stools from baastools

For smaller pockets

Our range of products start at £1, so there is something for all pockets, and we will be adding some smaller items to our range for Father’s Day, including keyrings.

Don’t forget the card…..

Check out our small range of cards, which include cards for Dad or Taid

The Meaning Behind the Label: Understanding Welsh and British Product Phrases

Shopping for authentic Welsh gifts or products can sometimes be tricky, especially when various phrases and terms related to manufacturing and design are bandied about. It’s essential to understand what these terms really mean, particularly when they bear a strong resemblance to one another yet signify different things. The definitions we provide below are not legally binding but represent what is generally accepted as their meaning.

Welsh Company

A business registered in Wales. However, it doesn’t guarantee that their products are made in Wales, nor does it ensure Welsh employment. The reality can be quite different with the actual manufacturing taking place abroad.

Welsh Designer

This term indicates that the designer hails from Wales, but it doesn’t necessarily imply that their work is conducted within Wales or that their designs are brought to life there.

Designed in Wales

This statement is quite straightforward – the product has been designed in Wales. But take note; this doesn’t mean it has been produced there.

Welsh Design

A product is considered to have a Welsh design if it features a pattern or motif that is associated with Wales, like the lovespoon design. This is irrespective of where it was designed or manufactured.

Welsh Imagery

Products labeled as such are adorned with images identifiable with Wales, such as Cardiff Castle or Welsh cultural symbols like the Welsh flag or dragon.

Finished in Wales / Hand Finished in Wales

This phrase usually means that while most of the production occurred elsewhere, the final touches were added in Wales. This can be as simple as attaching a small part or packaging the product for sale.

Made in Wales

This label implies that the majority, and notably the most critical aspect of the production process took place in Wales. While an item might not be comprised of 100% Welsh-sourced materials due to the nature of certain raw goods not being native (e.g., chocolate and cotton), a substantial portion is produced within the country.

Our business ethos centers around sourcing products that are both designed and made in Wales. We champion small and artisan businesses, and although we also deal with larger Welsh manufacturers, our preference leans towards the smaller entities.

Ethical Considerations and Sustainability

The provenance of products is something we take seriously. We rigorously question our suppliers on how they source their materials, advocating for sustainable and ethical practices. We are conscious of the potential environmental impacts at every stage, from raw material growth to production. Moreover, we’re introspective about the pay and working conditions of those who produce these materials, fully aware that the fair treatment guaranteed in the UK is not a global standard.

Navigating Uncertainty while Shopping

Despite what labels suggest, confirming the origins of a product isn’t always straightforward. UK businesses are increasingly signaling their manufacturing pride, yet if you find yourself in doubt, engage with the staff. Informed staff members should be able to clarify a product’s provenance, and retailers, such as ourselves, who maintain close ties with their suppliers, can often share fascinating tales about the item’s creators or backstory.

As you shop, remember that every purchase tells a story, not just of the product, but of the people and places behind it. By understanding the significance behind the phrases, you make informed choices that honour both heritage and ethical standards.