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Gifts Under £15

June 27, 2021

We all love a bargain and getting our monies worth.  So, how do you get a meaningful and thoughtful gift without breaking the bank?  Then take a look at our Valley Mill ‘Gifts Under £15’ Guide. 

Whether it’s a gift for a teacher, colleague, a relative or even a wedding gift, we have a range of inspired ideas just for you.

Superstar Teacher

World’s Best Teacher Mug £6.95

We’ve all had or got a teacher who has gone the extra mile. Why not treat your or your child’s teacher to one of our special gifts to show them your gratitude for their exemplary work.

You could treat them to some pamper time with our natural beauty products or perhaps even personalise a mug (every teacher loves a brew). You can also choose one of our very own mug designs.

It takes a BIG heart to shape little minds mug £6.95

Teachers hands go through a lot so this super cute rose butter gift tin from Bathing Beauty is just perfect.

Bathing Beauty Rose Butter Gift Tin £14.95

Enjoy the aroma of freshly baked Welsh Cakes …. with none of the washing up! These natural soy candles have been handmade in Wales using the finest quality soy wax, for a longer burn time and better scent throw. 

One of our best selling tin candles. Welsh Cake fragrance £10.95

We want to give you ideas that you know your teachers will use. If they shave, whether legs or face then they will adore this peppermint shaving soap from Norse. Plus a earth friendly product as Norse only produce vegan and eco friendly gifts.

Norse Peppermint Shaving Soap £11.95

Maybe your teacher is an adventurer. A reusable personalised water bottle is another gift you know will be appreciated and used.

£14.95 Personalised Water Bottle

Wedding Gifts

So you’ve got your invite, your wedding outfit is sorted. Oh no! There’s no gift list! Don’t panic because we’ve got your back and we’ve got some really thoughtful gifts for under £15 that you can present to the happy couple. We are confident that these gifts will be sincerely appreciated.

Handmade wooden heart love spoon with links £13.50

Celebrate love, with a love spoon. The Welsh custom of giving a love spoon originated in the 17th century, when lovers would offer to their partners intricately carved spoons, bearing symbols of their feelings and hopes.

Today, Welsh love spoons are given as gifts to mark friendship, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. They also make excellent reminders of visits to Wales.

Wooden Welsh love spoon with lock £11.95

Celebrate the marriage with a unique engraved Welsh slate hanging sign. We also have many designs to choose from too.

Welsh slate hanging sign ‘And So Our Adventure Begins’ £11.50

Individuals or pairs? We’ve got many coaster designs to choose from or you can personalise them via our online design tool.

‘I Love You To The Moon and Back’ Welsh slate coaster £6

Perhaps you want to gift a present to one (or more) of your Wedding Party. Our reusable hip flasks are just £13.95 and that includes personalisation.

Personalised hip flask £13.95 and comes in a variety of colours and finishes
A wedding gift with meaning. Gift our Welsh slate personalised Christmas decorations to the happy couple. £9.95

What about a gift for the flower girl? These beautiful bath fizzys are also perfect for the Mother of The Bride and bridesmaids too.

BrambleWood’s range of Botanical Bloom Fizzys are just £4.95

Welsh Slate Gifts

Our Welsh slate products are the heart and soul of this company.  These are the gifts that Valley Mill was founded on.  Valley Mill began in 2007 with director and creator Kevin Thomas.  After purchasing a laser engraving machine and utilising two bedrooms at home as a workshop, Kevin began handcrafting Welsh slate products. 

Medium Welsh slate hanging heart £9.50

As my Mam would always say ‘Come here and give us a cwtch’.  Cwtch is a warm and affectionate Welsh word.  If a Welsh person gives you a ‘cwtch’, not only are they giving you a hug but they also want you to feel safe and warm too.  This 6mm thick hanging Welsh slate heart comes in at just £9.50.

Large Welsh slate hanging heart £13.50

These hanging signs are packaged and beautifully presented in a gift box.

Gift a feel good pressie to someone you care about.

More Gifts Under £15

How about creating and gifting a bespoke ceramic Christmas decoration. Using our online design tool you can add your own image or text.

£8.95 bespoke ceramic Christmas decoration
£8.95 and you personalise how you want it

The Extra Mile

There are soooo many amazing people out there who go the extra mile. The Welsh word ‘Seren’ means ‘Star’. Check out this lovely tapestry tin candle for that STAR in your life.

The captivating fragrance of Seren £10.95

Cariad

Does someone you love deserve a surprise gift? Check out these beautiful gifts under £15 for that LOVE in your life.

This medium sized Welsh slate heart is just £9.50
Cariad Floral Mug £6.95
This tapestry tin candle is the zesty fragrance of summer £10.95
A 6mm thick rustic Welsh slate coaster, laser engraved with our Cariad Tapestry design.

Jewellery For UNDER £15!

A gift of jewellery is always a very personal touch. However, it’s hard to get beautiful items under £15 … until now!

Carrie Elspeth’s Mini Haematite Hearts jewellery is the definition of stylish simplicity. These plated haematite hearts glitter and sparkle in the light, making it truly captivating!

This delicate Carrie Elspeth necklace is just £14.95. All Carrie Elspeth jewellery comes gift boxed.

Carrie Elspeth also makes a matching bracelet which is just £13.45 and earrings also £13.45.

Based in Ammanford, Ronin Jewellery has been designing and handcrafting gemstone jewellery since 2006. The semi-precious gemstones that Ronin use in their collections take millions of years to form beneath the surface of the Earth, which makes each one unique. All of the gemstones have their own sentimental meanings, which makes Ronin jewellery an ideal gift. All Ronin Jewellery is gift boxed and contains a label identifying the different elements of the jewellery.

They craft a variety of earring designs which are all just £12.95

Ronin’s Krista Earrings £12.95
‘Blossom’ design from Ronin Jewellery

Homeware Gifts Under £15

This handcrafted Welsh slate table trivet is an elegant way to organise your table condiments or use in your kitchen to protect your worktops from hot dishes. Serve up sophisticated style dining in your home or restaurant.  This rustic chic table trivet can also serve as a display platter for cheeses, desserts, sandwiches or used as a grazing board. Each trivet is individually hand cut allowing for a natural and completely unique finish.

Trivet handcrafted and finished at Valley Mill’s workshop in Swansea

Treated to resist staining and fitted with protective cork pads on the underside to prevent scratches.  This stunning addition to your home will look great in a modern or traditional setting. Our table trivets can also be used to display candles and decorations. We also sell matching coasters and placemats for the full style dining experience.

Denby create beautiful ceramics which are as practical as they are stylish.

Denby Halo Coupe Medium Plate £14
Halo Cereal Bowl £14

People do love a personalised gift. Well, it does show a little more thought has gone in to this gift. We have a fabulous range of ceramic coasters with a different design for each letter.

Ceramic Alphabet Letter Coasters £6

We also have a range of Welsh tapestry design ceramic coasters. All of these designs have been created in house at Valley Mill.

At just £6 each these designs look great indoor or outdoor
Welsh Dragon Enamel Mug £8.95

These durable enamel mugs are great for gifting others but also gifting to yourself. You can personalise your own at just £10.95 or buy one of our desirable Valley Mill designs at just £8.95.

Tealights & Tealight Holders

Do you love candles? We think you will love our handmade soy wax tealights and our Welsh slate tealight holders. The fragrances range from classic Bara Brith to calming Cwtch Violets.

Triple tealight holder crafted from Welsh Slate £14.95

This tealight holder is an excellent accompaniment to our scented soy wax tealights, and will make a great centrepiece to your dining table or mantelpiece, or just about anywhere you like!

Two Gifts for Under £15

Savour the rich aroma of traditional Bara Brith- with none of the calories! Box of 4 beautifully packaged, finely fragranced natural soy wax tealights. Each tea light is hand poured into an aluminium cup with a cotton wick. At just £6.75 per pack you can treat yourself and gift a friend for under £15.

Whatever the reason for the gift we have a range to suit all occasions and everyone young and old.

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Father’s Day Gifts

June 4, 2021

Father’s Day is coming!  Sunday 20th June 2021 to be precise and we have some incredible Father’s Day gift ideas for you.

Now is the time to start planning that super gift for a Super Dad/Step-Dad/Grandad/Pops – because we have to agree that our father figures are out of this world.

Valley Mill Father’s Day Gift Guide

Dads, First time Dads, Dads to be, Grandads, Stepdads, Father figures … the Dad who has everything, not only do we have gifts for all your Dads and Father Figures but ideas to help you celebrate on the day too.

Father’s Day Ceramic Mugs

Dad you are really ROARSOME
Fabulous gift for a fabulous Dad because he is ROARSOME

Fancy a Brew?  Gift your AMAZING DAD with a fun, thoughtful and practical mug.  Great for dunking his digestives, sprinkling those mini marshmallows on his hot chocolate or serving up his morning wake up coffee. 

Strong, practical, stylish and a great quality mug for everyday use.  Go on, enhance his drinking experience. 

Movie Night

How does settling down on the sofa for a cwtch/cuddle with your Grandad watching a movie or reading a good book sound?  Then why not gift him one of our super comfy cushions for Father’s Day. 

Cuddle and cosy up with Grandad on Father's Day with the lovely Valleu Mill cushion
Grandad. The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

Thank him for all he does with this ideal decorative addition to your home.

We were once told “Cushions are the flowers of a living room”.  This means our cushions really must be the perfect gift.

Make it even cosier with one of Valley Mill’s Welsh woollen blankets.

Cosy up with a Valley Mill Welsh woollen blanket
Team up a cosy cushion with one of Valley Mill’s snuggly Welsh woollen blankets.

Gift A Welsh Slate Photo Frame

Who’s got the best Dad? You have of course!

Daddy and me photo frame. Welsh slate and handcrafted in Wales
Valley Mill personalised Welsh slate photo frame

Treasure your memories with our stunning Welsh slate photo frame.  Thank him for all he does with this ideal decorative addition to his home.

Daddy & Me … What a way to display that superb memory of your superhero!

‘Iechyd Da’ Dad

Our square ceramic & Welsh slate coasters are a fun and eye-catching way to serve Dads beverage in style. 

Valley Mill Square ceramic coaster
Square Ceramic Coaster – View the full range here

Coasters are a subtle addition to your home decor but have an important function.  Valley Mills eye-catching designs not only look great but protect your tables from drips and scratches.

Dad Ti'n Un Mewn Miliwn :  Dad You’re One in A Million.  Oerfect welsh slate coaster gift on Father's Day
Dad Ti’n Un Mewn Miliwn :  Dad You’re One in A Million

Backyard Picnic or BBQ?

If the way to your Dad’s heart is through his stomach then why not treat him to a backyard picnic or even fire up the BBQ. Check out our latest BBQ blog for some amazing recipes.

Serve up your Dads favourite BBQ meal on one of our Valley Mill Welsh Slate trays

Is he a cheese lover? Serve up his favourite cheeses on one of our cheese boards.

Serve up a selection of your father's favourite cheeses on one of Valley Mill's Welsh slate cheese boards.

Need a waterproof picnic blanket to serve up your Dad’s favourite treats? Made in Wales, our quilted cotton picnic rugs are ideal for park picnics and fun days out. The thoughtful combination of waterproof materials and a carry strap means they’re designed to be perfect for any adventure!

Adventure time on Father's Day. Grab a waterproof picninc blanket.
See our full range of Picnic Blankets here AND check out our June Online competition to win a ‘Picnic For Two’

Welsh Slate Father’s Day Hanging Signs

Let your Dad know how special he is to you and hang a reminder in your home to show him how much you care. 

He will love this Welsh slate sign and will be a treasured gift which will always remind him of you.  An ideal gift for all father figures young and old.  Valley Mill celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.  Show him how much you appreciate him with one of our thoughtful gifts. 

Hip, Hip, Hooray for Hip Flasks

June offer of 10% off personalised hip flasks valid until Sat 19th June 2021 17:00
Why not gift your Father figure a personalised Valley Mill hip flask

Often the perfect traditional keepsake to mark special occasions, or the ideal gift for those who enjoy long walks and campfires, our stainless-steel hip flasks have a classic design that can be personalised with your unique message. 

PLUS between now and Saturday 19th June 2021 17:00 we are offering 10% OFF personalised hip flasks online and instore in Union Street, Swansea. T&C’s apply.

Pamper Time

Does your Father Figure have a beard that is in need of fabulousness? Why not treat him to a Norse beard shampoo or beard oil.

Make that beard fabulous with our beard shampoo and oil

No beard? No problem! We’ve got some amazing shaving products from Norse.

We love these Norse shaving soaps. Perfect Father's Day Gift

Write Him A Poem

Why not write your Pops a poem? Show him ‘he’s the man’ with a fun gift written by you. You can try out this poem generator OR Here’s one we made earlier to give you some inspiration. You could even get it engraved on a hanging sign.

Write a poem for your Dad for Father's Day
Write your own poem and if you fancy, get it engraved on one of our Welsh slate hanging signs

Father’s Day Gift for Caravanners

Awaken your senses with the uplifting scent of warm cup of coffee! Hand made natural soy wax candles. Perfect gift for an adventurous caravanner.

These natural soy candles have been handmade in Wales using the finest quality soy wax, for a longer burn time and better scent throw. 

Gift your caravanner Dad a Hoffi Coffi candle handmade in Wales at Valley Mill HQ

Treasured Memories

Looking for an extra special way of giving a gift of a tresured memory? Why not give this unique gift of a solid piece of Welsh Riven Slate personally engraved with your own high resolution image, to capture any memory in a very unique way that will last forever.

PLUS between now and Saturday 19th June 2021 17:00 we are offering 10% OFF photograph engraving online and instore in Union Street, Swansea. T&C’s apply.

June offer of 10% off photograph engraving valid until Sat 19th June 2021 17:00

This Photograph Engraving can come with a solid slate rear plinth which enables it to be free standing or you can choose to have it rope hung.

ONLINE COMPETITION

It's your chance to win a Picnic for Two set from Valley Mill

This June we are giving you the chance to win a fantastic Valley Mill gift pack worth over £100!

The ‘Picnic for Two’ pack consists of:

  • Valley Mill Picnic Blanket – luxury cotton quilted waterproof with carry strap (choose from star, palm leaf or triangle design)
  • Welsh Slate Small Rope Tray – hand cut with rope handles for a rustic finish
  • 2 x Personalised Water Bottles – choose from a variety of colours and personalised for you
  • Valley Mill Mixed Berries Candle – made from natural soy wax, wooden wick & comes with a Valley Mill Welsh Slate lid that doubles up as a coaster

Everyone who makes a purchase of £50 or more* ONLINE at valleymill.co.uk AND subscribe to our newsletters will automatically be entered into the draw! T&C’s apply.

READ FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS COMPETITION HERE

Check out our full range of Father's Day Gifts from Valley Mill

Treat your Father Figure to a gift that he will treasure. See our FULL RANGE here.

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Mother’s Day Top 3 Gift Ideas 2020

March 10, 2020
Mother's Day Welsh Slate Heart Gift

Mums, Nans, Aunts or Mums-to-be; show them all how loved they are with a unique gift this Mother’s day. From the classic Mother’s day choices, the perfect personalised gift to a last-minute buy that won’t break the bank, here are top 3 gift picks to put a smile on their face.

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