Shopping in Penarth for Christmas Gifts from Local Gift Shops and Traders
Still undecided on that special Christmas gift for a loved one, family friend or a Secret Santa! Penarth has a great variety of gift shops selling a vast range of items. Many of the businesses are also involved with the Shop in Penarth loyalty card so there is even an extra discount on some items. Below is an overview of some of the gift shops in Penarth, a deli for Christmas hampers, a wine shop for that all important tipple and a clothes shop.
Imagine a place of tranquility; an oasis of calm, where the outside world can be forgotten and the pursuit of relaxation can be indulged to its full potential.
This can be found at ener-chi. Located on Hickman Road in Penarth the ener-chi philosophy is one of combining the mind, body and spirit through a series of beautifying, relaxing and healing rituals that will leave you relaxed, revitalised and restored… In essence, at ener-chi, it is all about you!
Website: Enerchi Penarth
Tickety Boo Penarth
Tickety Boo is a boutique gift shop selling jewellery, ceramics, candles, stationery, vintage and much more, including jewellery commissions by joint owner Claire Weeks of Random Vintage.
The new store, opened since September in Queensgate Mews in Albert Road by Claire and her business partner Debbie Sweet, is packed with a lovely selection of unusual and individual items such as bespoke cabinets, lights, cards and writing paper and decorative household items.
Tickety Boo has sourced stock from independent designers including Avoca Nest, Rob Ryan, Susie Watson and many more, with exclusive lines as sold in iconic retail outlets such as Harvey Nicholls and Liberty now available here in Penarth.
Website: Random Vintage
With fabulous gifts, glittering tree decorations, sensational music and dinner events AND visits from Father Christmas, it’s going to be a spectacular Christmas at Hamptons.
From scented candles, sumptuous bath treats and Cath Kidston products to stylish tableware, gorgeous home accessories and unique stocking fillers – you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Or why not give your loved ones the gift of choice, with a Hamptons gift voucher which can be redeemed for products in store, tickets for their fabulous music and dinner events or something homemade and delicious from the in store Blue Pelican Café. Hamptons also has the most exquisite greetings cards and their helpful staff will be delighted to wrap your gifts beautifully, at no extra charge.
Hamptons is renowned for its magnificent Christmas displays and this year their dazzling circus will amaze you. Roll up for the greatest show on earth – glamorous tight rope walkers, spinning aerial artistes, a stilt walking ring master and even a life size zebra!
Website: Hamptons Penarth
At Rowley’s they can offer something for every budget ‘pocket money’ or ‘sky’s the limit’, we will help you find precious pieces for future heirlooms. Personalisation is a great way to make a gift really special. A secret message, a special date, initials, let us know what you’re looking for.
Website: Rowleys Penarth
Since opening Windsors in Penarth town centre in April, Peter and Lynne Ellis have received a warm welcome from customers and are now eagerly looking forward to their first Christmas.
Not sure what to buy for someone on your list? Windsor Gift Vouchers are perfect if you can’t decide what to purchase and Lynne and Peter can also hold goods for customers if they are not ready for them until a later date.
“Everyone is looking forward to sampling our Christmas Yankee Candles & Accessories. It’s a joy to sell Yankee Candles, we’re surrounded by such a wonderful array of fabulous fragrances. Our customers often tell us that they can smell the shop before they see it on Windsor Road.
Webpage: Windsors Penarth
Foxys Deli Penarth for Christmas Hampers
Foxy’s Deli & Cafe in Station Approach is offering Gift Vouchers, a selection of luxurious Christmas hampers plus its famous party catering and buffets for the festive season.
“Foxy’s Christmas Hampers make special gifts for food lovers,” says Foxy’s co-owner Sian Fox. “Let us know who your gift is for and we will select the perfect goodies for them, from Penderyn whisky truffles, apricots in brandy, ginger spice cheese, musical biscuit boxes and much more.
“Foxy’s can arrange free delivery of your gift complete with gift card (£4 delivery charge outside Penarth or Dinas Powys). We can also send Foxy’s Hampers worldwide – standard postage costs apply,” says Foxy.
Website: Foxys Deli Penarth
Arth Wine Penarth
At Arth Wines you will find not only wine at supermarket prices but also a range of wines some of which may not be available elsewhere in Wales.
You will also find organic, bio-dynamic, low-sulphate, vegan and vegetarian-friendly wines which are becoming very popular.
“Some of these are now our best sellers. If you have been lucky enough to visit an organic grower you will have seen that they do not use petrol chemical pesticides, fertilisers or fining products, which may be deposited back into the grapes.
“There are some areas in the world where drought has forced the closure of vineyards because the soil was useless after years of intense farming but right next door an organic vineyard has survived because the soil structure has been developed organically for such harsh conditions.
“Extremes like this reinforce why mass-produced wines can be a matter of compromise, not just with the wine but for the future of the vineyards. Come and be surprised at our prices, you may find a better deal for yourself – our organic wines start at £4.95,” says Richard.
Webpage: Arth Wine Penarth
Christmas goodies for watersport fanatics! Whats in stock for Christmas? In addition to the equipment, Pura Vida has a range of clothing, snow goggles, sunglasses, unique watches, professional watersport cameras and surf-style jewellery – not to mention our ever increasing hoard of quirky surfboard rugs, Burts Bees skincare products and DVDs. With a vast selection of seasonal promotions, payment schemes and customised gear it’s no wonder Pura Vida is quickly becoming the ‘go to’ place for all things surf. Pura Vida Boardriders also rewards its customers with a Free Loyalty Card, giving you 10% off everything in store – every time you shop. If you’re really stuck for ideas for a loved one, why not buy them a Pura Vida voucher, perfect!
Website: Puravida Boardriders
Alley Cat Ink Penarth
As well as providing tattooing and ear piercing, Alley Cat Ink is now selling some interesting and individual clothes and jewellery.
“We are stocking a range of women’s wear from a company called Necessary Evil. We have a selection of their 1940s and 50s style dresses in stock at the moment and they are getting a very positive reaction from customers of all ages,” says Christina.
“We are trying to use local companies where possible, so we were very pleased when we found a Sully-based company called Preschool Punk. They have created a range of alternative T-shirts for children that are available from 0 to 3 months through to 9 years. Some of the designs are based on fairytale stories and some are simple punk slogans. There will be a small Christmas range and they also produce bibs and hats for babies.”
The Iron Fist range of clothing has arrived so there is now some menswear and a selection of women’s wear available.
Webpage: Alley Cat Ink Penarth