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VISIT CARDIFF CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2022
Have friends or relatives who are impossible to buy for? Fear not, our Visit Cardiff have put together a guide of some of the best gifts the City has to offer. Whether they’re into adventure, relaxation, sports, afternoon teas, history or fancy themselves as a gin connoisseur – you’ll find something for everyone!
Find alternative and wonderful gift giving ideas below suitable for all wish lists.
GIFT EXPERIENCES & VOUCHERS
Unable to see your loved ones this Christmas? Send them a voucher digitally or by post.
1. HENSOL CASTLE DISTILLERY – GIN EXPERIENCES
A gift voucher from Hensol Castle Distillery is the perfect present for a gin-loving loved one. Choose from a gin tour, which includes a tutored tasting of our tasty gins, or a gin-making experience where you can make your own personalised 70cl bottle of gin. What’s more, your gift voucher can be delivered straight into your inbox.
Find out more here: Gift Vouchers – Hensol Castle Distillery
2. THE GIFT OF THRILLS & SPILLS AT CIWW
If you’re searching for a Christmas present with a difference, look no further than gift vouchers for Cardiff International White Water. Located near the city centre, the exciting, on demand water sport facility offers adrenaline-fuelled activities including White Water Rafting and Air Trail.
The perfect gift for family and friends to enjoy memorable times together, the vouchers start from just £10 and are valid for six months (age restrictions and terms and conditions apply). Buy yours now here, from the centre’s reception or by calling 029 2082 9970.
3. FOR CARDIFF GIFT CARD
A Gift Card FOR Cardiff can be spent in over seventy businesses across Cardiff city centre from big names like John Lewis and Marks & Spencer to independent favourites like Bar 44, Wally’s Deli and Hobo’s Vintage.
Shopping local has never been more important and our gift cards are a great way to support the businesses of Cardiff. Cards are valid for a whole year from purchase so they let you buy now and spend later regardless of restrictions. You can purchase a card of any value from £10-£500 here.
4. THE GIFT OF RELAXATION AT THE PARK PLAZA HOTEL
Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a lovely surprise, the Park Plaza gift vouchers make the perfect treat for the special person in your life. Choose from one of our many Afternoon Tea experiences or select a Spa Experience as the ideal luxurious present.
If you are unsure then we also offer Monetary vouchers which are valid in the Park Plaza Hotel, Laguna Kitchen & Bar, and Laguna Health Spa. Shop the vouchers here.
5. A TOUR OF PRINCIPALITY STADIUM
Treat your loved one to a new perspective and imagine what it feels like to step out onto the hallowed turf as a player for Wales, as this tour takes in the first ever full pitch side lap of the stadium bowl, experience the scale of the stadiums 74,500 seats, an eye level view of the pitch and the vast complex structure of the 800 tonne roof.
Principality Stadium Tours E-Vouchers are the perfect gift for family members or friends and can be redeemed against future Stadium Tour bookings. Book here. Principality Stadium Tours E-Booker
6. FUTURE INN GIFT VOUCHERS
Did you know that you can avoid the busy shops, stop standing in queues and buy Christmas gifts from the comfort of your own home? You can even shop in your pyjamas! All of the gift vouchers from Future Inns can be purchased online.
Including overnight stays from £89 for two people, a homemade Sunday lunch or afternoon tea from £16 per person, a three-course dinner from £23 per person and even a cocktail dining experience. This includes three courses and three cocktails of your choice for £50 per person. Purchase here.
7. TICKETS TO SEE A CARDIFF DEVILS GAME
Ice Hockey fan in the family? Struggling for gift ideas or not quite sure what size to get? We’ve got just the thing.
Cardiff Devils offer e-gift vouchers which can be spent on official merchandise or tickets. Vouchers are delivered by email to you and contain instructions on how to redeem them at checkout. Shop online here.
8. THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG™ COIN FROM THE ROYAL MINT
Make someone smile this Christmas with a special collectors coin. Much like the tale itself, which has become a quintessential part of Christmas traditions in Britain, this UK 50p coin is an embodiment of the festive spirit.
With an original design by the award-winning illustrator and animator Robin Shaw, who also served as Assistant Director of the film adaptation’s sequel, The Snowman and The Snowdog™, this coin is the perfect gift guaranteed to make a special friend or loved one smile. Buy online here. Why not also take your loved one to visit the Royal Mint Experience? Details here.
9. TICKETS TO AN EVENT IN 2023
There’s no better gift than quality time spent together. Why not treat that special someone to event tickets in 2023? View our What’s On Guide for all upcoming events in Cardiff and things to do, including live music, gigs, sport, theatre, comedy, festivals, family fun and more!
10. CARDIFF CASTLE VOUCHERS
The perfect gift for the history buff. Pop into the ticket office at Cardiff Castle to purchase a gift voucher, starting from £5. Vouchers can be used to redeemed Castle admission tickets, tour tickets, and can be used in the Castle Gift Shop which sells an eclectic selection of beautiful gifts and keepsakes, inspired by the Castle collections. Welsh gold, crystal and exquisite jewellery are on sale, plus a comprehensive range of postcards, books and stationery. Traditional Welsh crafts such as lovespoons are also available – individual designs can be commissioned. Find out more here.
11. A UNIQUE GIFT FROM THE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Unlike the Christmas Markets you may find in other cities when you visit Cardiff, you can be assured that you will be purchasing original work from each and every one of the talented makers: bespoke silver jewellery, wooden turned gifts, original artwork across all mediums, beautiful fused glass work, hand thrown ceramics, handmade quilts and textiles, traditional pewter gifts to name just a few combined with a variety of seasonal food and drink to create a vibrant Christmas atmosphere.
Find out more here: Cardiff Christmas Market 2022 • Events • Visit Cardiff