Christmas can cause headaches for many of us, who prefer not to waste money on endless, useless stuff likely to end up in landfill. But it can also be hard to completely opt out as we don’t want to be seen to act like Scrooge by our nearest and dearest. So, why not embrace the season of goodwill and buy local, homemade, secondhand and eco gifts and supplies to keep everybody full of cheer?
Friday 1st November – Monday 23rd December – Winter Craft and Gift Fair, Aberystwyth Arts Centre (25 miles) Saturday 30th November – Lampeter Christmas Fayre, University of Wales, Trinity St David’s (4 miles) Saturday 30th November – Christmas Craft and Food Fair, The National Woollen Mill, Dre-fach Felindre (18 miles) Wednesday 4th December – Victorian Night – Newcastle Emlyn (19 miles) Thursday 5th December – Lampeter Christmas Late Night Shopping (4 miles) Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th December – Llanerchaeron Craft Fair (10 miles) Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th December – National Botanic Gardens of Wales Craft Fair (27 miles) Saturday 14th December – People’s Market, Lampeter (4 miles) Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th December – Christmas Food Fair, National Botanic Gardens of Wales (27 miles) Mondays to Saturdays and late by appointment – Jane Beck’s Welsh Blankets, Llwyn y groes (1 mile) Mondays to Saturdays – The Organic Fresh Food Co. – Cheese counter to die for (4 miles) For something completely different, buy a voucher for a course or workshop at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre as a gift for a special friend (0 miles!) …and finally don’t forget to scour all the second-hand and charity shops in local towns for some amazing treasures, which you can wrap up with something sparkly to transform it into a truly special gift. We also have availability in our cosy Eco Lodge throughout early and mid December. Why not make a weekend of it and come and shop by day and drop by night in front of a blazing wood fire at Denmark Farm? From £183 for 2 people for a long weekend.