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WINNER | Back to School Competition

August 6, 2021

Thank You for entering the Valley Mill Back to School competition. This competition is now closed and our winner is Seren!

Lucky Seren has won a Back To School chalkboard, a personalised stainless steel water bottle AND a Family Chalkboard planner.

“I’m going to be Spider-Man when I grow up” – Buddy aged 6

“I want to be the coalman on The Flying Scotsman” – Caiden aged 8

*T&C’s Apply.

Back To School Fun

Mark your child’s first day back to school each year with a Welsh slate first day chalkboard. Capture the memories that will last forever.

As parents, we all have hundreds if not thousands of photos of our kids on our phones. So why not make the first day back to school special?

Just think of their faces in a few years when you show your children all of these pictures and they see how much they’ve grown through their school years.

As parents, we know that our children’s growing up years goes so quick. Why not make this a new family tradition in your household?

Do you have a busy life? Our Welsh slate chalkboard family planner is perfect for busy homes and workplaces.

Whether it’s meal planning, tasks, a weekly planner for all of the children’s activities, a family planner or just a list of all the fun stuff you’ve got coming up. We handcraft each board from the highest quality Welsh slate. Our natural slate is locally sourced which not only supports the local economy but also has a low carbon footprint.

Back To School Personalised Water Bottle

Keep the kids hydrated at the school with this eco-friendly water bottle. Back to School with their own personalised water bottle. Did you know that our water bottles are triple-walled and can keep any drink cold for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours? Plus, they look awesome too!

“You Can Be Anything”

Terms and Conditions

  • This competition runs from Monday 9th August 2021 00:01 until Sunday 22nd August 2021 2021 23:59.
  • We will announce our winner on Wednesday 25th August 2021. The winner will win 1 x Back To School Chalkboard, 1 x personalised water bottle, 1 x chalkboard family daily planner.
  • One entry, per person.
  • One winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries.
  • Grown Ups: It is your responsibility to send your child’s entry via the competition page on our website. 
  • By entering this competition you give full consent to Valley Mill using any images/text you have sent to us for our promotional purposes.
  • Any information submitted to us will not be distributed to any third parties.
  • This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions and discounts.
  • The above terms and conditions may be altered without prior notice.
  • This competition is only applicable to persons living in the UK.
  • Choice of designs or colours of products dependent on stock availability.
  • All entries and copyright in them automatically become the property of Valley Mill.
  • All entrants to competitions and offers are deemed to have accepted these rules and agreed to be bound by them and agree to co-operate in any publicity that may arise.
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  • If a prize is declined or unclaimed by a selected winner, or if a selected winner cannot be contacted from the details supplied within 2 weeks of first attempting to notify a selected winner, the prize will be forfeited. In such circumstances, Valley Mill reserves the right to select another winner at random from the eligible entrants.
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Personalised Wedding Gifts

July 23, 2021
Set of personalised wedding gift mugs. Mr and Mrs Right.

Choose a personalised wedding gift that will really stand out. Check out our unique wedding ideas for not only gifts but wedding table decorations too.

The Big Day

So you’ve received your invite, you’ve chosen the perfect outfit … but now you need a PERFECT present for the wonderful couple. Well, you’ve come to the right place for some amazing ideas for a personalised wedding gift to knock their socks off.

Not only are we going to give you inspiration for gifts for the couple but also for the wedding guests too. In fact we’ve even got some beautiful wedding decorations to make your guests say WOW!

Welsh Slate Personalised Wedding Gift

They deserve the best, so give them the best. A bespoke personalised Welsh slate wedding present from Valley Mill will show them how much you care. Just take a look at this beautifully crafted Welsh slate heart clock.

The beautiful wedding couple captured forever in Welsh slate with this unique heart clock gift.

What is the Best Gift for a Wedding Couple?

How long is a piece of string? We 100% recommend you match your gift to match the couple. Is the couple outdoorsy? Maybe they are moving in to a new home. Do they love their food and wine? Use your knowledge of the couple to choose the best gift for them.

Our Welsh slate personalised photo frames are extremely popular. They can be rotated to a portrait or landscape format. A lovely way to display photographs from the special day.

Gifts for the Food Lovers

How beautiful would a personalised welsh slate cheese board look with a selection of the couples favourite cheeses? OK, so just typing the word cheese make us want to grab a cheese knife and tuck in, but you can’t deny that this looks fantastic.

A selection of cheeses served on a Welsh slate cheeseboard. A thoughtful personalised wedding gift.

It will look EVEN more fantastic when it’s personalised too! Our Welsh slate tray with copper handles makes a beautiful serving platter for cheese and much more.

Grazing boards and grazing platters are all the rage right now. So why not gift the couple a personalised wedding gift of a Welsh slate graze board. Plus, the board is so versatile it can be used to display almost anything.

If the couple you are gifting are wine lovers then our wine racks are all completely unique. Each one is made from solid Welsh slate. We have options from 2 – 7 hole bottle holders. Every wine rack is completely unique so there are never two the same. Please get in touch with our team if there are any specific requirements you need.

Gifts for the Home

Why not help the happy couple start married life with a beautiful gift for their new home? Whether its a handcrafted ceramic tea set, a set of mugs or a Welsh slate photo frame; these gifts make a beautiful reminder of their big day for years to come.

A beautiful Welsh slate personalised heart shaped hanging photo frame makes a fab gift.

A set of fun mugs always goes down a treat as a gift for a wedding or, in fact any occasion. Our ceramic and enamel mugs can be personalised online with our easy-to-use design tool. We have a range of well over 30 fonts and many many icons too. We even offer photo mug printing. All you need is your imagination and perhaps access to their photo albums on Facebook for the funny pics.

One of our latest products comes from Alice Funge. This handmade collection from Alice Funge is exceptional.  The styles and shapes of these pieces will compliment any interior home style. 

Why not gift some beautiful homeware to the couple? Check out this elegant vintage influenced ceramic collection from Alice Funge.

If the couple love to leave messages for each other then a personalised Welsh slate hanging chalk board would go down a treat.

Personalised Welsh slate hanging chalk board is a perfect couples gift

Gifts for the Outdoorsy Couple

Staying hydrated is a big must for the active couple. Why not gift them some personalised stainless steel water bottles?

Valley Mill’s refillable stainless steel water bottles are very durable and last longer than glass and reusable plastic options.

They will help you save money long-term, whilst also helping you to do your bit for the planet. Their leak-proof screw top caps make them incredibly practical whilst on the go. Plus, their double-wall insulation keeps your favourite refreshment at the perfect temperature for longer. They are BPA and phthalate-free, so you don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals being released into your drink.

Gift a wedding couple who love adventure their own personalised stainless steel water bottle

Do they love camping? If so, then these enamel mugs are perfect for the couple. You can create the design of your choice using our easy to use online design tool.

Enamel mugs are a perfect alternative to plastic camping wear. They last the test of time and are actually pretty stylish too!

Perhaps the outdoor lovers may appreciate a beautiful new picnic blanket?

Made in Wales, our quilted cotton picnic blankets 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!

Valley Mill Waterproof picnic blanket is perfect for a gift for the outdoorsy couple.

Personalised Wedding Gifts for the Party

It’s wonderful to be able to share the special day with your family and friends. We are sure that many of the people around you have helped with this special occasion and you want to be able to thank them with a unique gift.

Our range of personalised hip flasks are very popular for wedding gifts for Father of the Bride, Groomsmen, Best Man, Ushers and more. We even have a matte pink hip flask that can be given as gifts to the bridesmaids.

We stock a range of personalised hip flasks which can be given as gifts to groomsmen, Father of the Bride and more.

Why not thank your family and friends with a Valley Mill handmade candle and a personalised Welsh slate coaster. You can personalise with your own names and date of the wedding or have their names engraved or a message of your choice.

Valley Mill Mixed Berries handmade soy wax candle with a personalised engraved coaster.

Mother of the Bride/Groom Gift

How about a beautiful piece of jewellery for the Mother of the Bride or, Mother of the Groom that WON’T break the bank. This ‘picnic necklace’ from Ronin Jewellery is just £21.50.

A multi-colour necklace which is perfect for a wedding gift

Flower Girl Gift

Are you looking for a gift for your flower girl? How about one of these beautiful handmade bath bombs from BrambleWood Soap Co? We have a wide range of different bath bombs. Pictured here is the ‘Relaxing Rose Bath Fizzy’ which is scented with Rose Geranium essential oil and made with moisturising cocoa butter. Perfect for a flower girl.

Can you Decorate a Church/Civil Ceremony for a Wedding?

Often there are restrictions on how you can decorate your wedding ceremony so, it’s always best to check what you can and can’t do before making any purchases. So, do get in touch with your venue ASAP.

Flowers are always very popular. However, if you want to add some uniqueness to your day then why not add some personalised Welsh slate signs. Literally you can choose anything to have engraved on our signs. Take a look at some of the ideas we have for you.

Imagine heading in to the service and seeing one of these Welsh slate signs welcoming you in. So unique, so quirky and so you!

Beautiful Welsh slate hanging sign which has been personalised with Mrs and Mrs

Welcome your guests to your day with this personalised Welsh slate heart hanging sign. You could even have ‘Seriously Awesome Couple Getting Married This Way’ or ‘Happily Ever After Starts Here’ engraved on it. There are SO many options.

Personalised Heart welsh slate wedding sign welcoming your guests

If you are looking for guidance on your civil partnership & wedding and reception and celebration events during this pandemic then check out the Welsh Government website.

What Do You Put On Wedding Tables?

The answer is completely up to you. There are no wrong or right ways to do this. We recommend you always include your unique style when planning your wedding.

However, if you need some inspiration of some mind-blowing wedding decor ideas then take a look at these.

A beautiful Welsh slate table planner greets the guests at the venue

So, you arrive at the venue for the wedding breakfast and this personalised Welsh slate table planner greets you. Straight away your guests know they are in for a unique time.

In fact, you then head to your table to see your table name setting is in fact also a beautiful gift for yourself.

Welsh slate heart make a unique individual wedding table name setting and personalised gift

A Welsh slate hanging sign adds a personal touch to your day.

Welsh Slate Table Planners & Settings

We understand that your love story is unique, so your Wedding should be too! Have your bespoke Table Planners & Settings engraved onto 500 million year old Welsh slate and distinguish your big day from any other.

Our team at Valley Mill will work with you to design your dream table planners, whether it be a large Welsh slate planner with easel, that can include over 120 names, or individual table planners, which make beautiful centre pieces for a more intimate affair.

Personalised and engraved top table Welsh slate table setting for a wedding

Personalised Wedding Gift Favor Ideas

Being on a budget does not mean you have to cut corners on quality. We provide quality custom pieces for each wedding.

Give Your Guests a Gift They Can’t Wait to Take Home

Gift a wedding keepsake that the guests will really love. I know we always come back to our beautiful Welsh slate heart coasters as the designs available are almost limitless AND they are just so unique. Just use your creativity to choose what you want engraved on them.

personalised wedding gift idea of engraved Welsh slate coasters

Here at Valley Mill we have a fantastic range of handmade Welsh love spoons for all budgets. They are traditionally handcrafted in Wales from high-quality hard wood.

Small handcrafted Welsh love spoon given as a gift at a wedding

Did you know that we also produce our own range of handmade natural soaps? Valley Mill natural soaps do not contain artificial colours, preservatives or additives and are free of parabens and SLS; they are just full of natural goodness. They’re cruelty free and vegan friendly too!

Valley Mill handmade natural soap is a thoughtful favour gift idea for your guests

Our soaps make a cute little favor for wedding guests.

Take a look at our Personalised Wedding Gift Range plus also browse our other personalised gift items.

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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.