Living Wage Gift Guide 2021

A round-up of gift ideas from Living Wage accredited businesses in Wales.

For the eighth year running, The Living Wage Foundation’s annual gift guide showcases gift ideas from over 100 Living Wage accredited employers up and down the UK.

It’s great news that the number of accredited Living Wage Employers in retail, hospitality and the arts has grown significantly over the years, with over 400 new organisations signing up in the past year alone. However, many customer-facing businesses across the UK are still emerging from one of their toughest years, so it’s never been more important that we can support our network of Living Wage Employers.

You can read the full guide, or we’ve provided a summary below of the Welsh employers who’ve made the list this year and their most giftable products:

Spiffy – The Happiness Shop

Spiffy are the happiness shop based in Carmarthen – selling a range of goodies to help you to stay happy and positive and look after your emotional and mental well-being.

Their Christmas shop is now open and if you’re looking for a gift for someone needing a pick-me-up or to prioritise self-care, you’ll find the perfect product amongst this wide range. Each and every one just makes you want to smile!

Coaltown Coffee

Coaltown Coffee are a speciality coffee roastery based in Ammanford – always prepared to the highest degree of quality and made in Wales. They sent us in this case study on why they chose to accredit as part of our 20th anniversary Living Wage Week countdown.

Their Christmas coffee duo gift box will be sure to go down well with the coffee lovers in your life!

Pro Adventure

If you’re looking for a gift for an outdoors enthusiast – consider Pro Adventure, Llangollen-based, family-owned Living Wage employer and 1% for the planet member.

The Ooni Karu Wood fired pizza oven has been highlighted as a great choice this year.

Halen Môn

Halen Môn make award-winning sea salt and seasonings on the beautiful island of Anglesey. Their beautiful jars and other packaging sit well in any kitchen.

hey also provided us with this case-study on the importance of providing stable jobs in a rural area.

Xander Kostroma Fashion

Xander Kostroma creates collections of crystal jewellery, home and body crystals and bohemian inspired accessories uniquely crafted for women who are looking for a deeper connection when it comes to their own sense of fashion and personal style. Xander Kostroma crystal jewellery is handmade in small batches using fairly sourced crystals and 925 sterling silver or gold-plated components. All jewellery is tested and certified to be lead, cadmium and nickel free.

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