Winter, sorry Christmas is coming and its the time where everyone purchases presents for loved ones and friends. If you already live in Barry you might have your favourite place to shop but there’s some little gems here in this seaside town. So here’s 5 places you should definitely check out this Christmas when considering your purchases.
Homemade Wales – Island Road
Handmade Welsh crafts and gift homeware. This little shop with a massive offering based on Island road just off High Street in Barry stocks lots of local gifts including the popular ‘I Loves the Diff’ range. They also have a late opening on December 1st! Worth checking out when down high street, which was voted within the top 5 places within the UK for local independent shops. Click here for their Facebook page.
Quick delivery to @HomemadeWales in clutch-burnin' Barry. Would be *inclined* to call this town the San Francisco of The Vale.
— I Loves The 'Diff (@ILovesTheDiff) November 11, 2016
Where ever you're watching the match today – sing it loud, sing it proud. pic.twitter.com/OTpbEbGULk
— Homemade Wales (@HomemadeWales) November 5, 2016
The Vinyl Frontier – Holton Road
If you’re a music or film fan, or know someone who is, then this is the place for you. They stock lots of musical merchandise from great bands such as Nirvana or The Clash, including Original CD’s and tote bags. They are based on Holton Road (Town for all you Barry People.) Check them out on Facebook.
The Beach Hut Boutique – Barry Island
People may consider Barry Island a seasonal resort, but the Beach Hut Boutique is open all year round and stocks a wide range of gifts, clothing and the popular Barrybados goods. They are open every day from 10am-5pm, during the winter season.
— Beach Hut Boutique (@BeachHutBarry) October 29, 2016
We're already getting ready for Christmas! Lots of new gifts in store! pic.twitter.com/qfuOXqz39w
— Beach Hut Boutique (@BeachHutBarry) October 8, 2016
The Smelly Shop – High Street
Also based on high street and stock all unique smelly gifts. They also have a wide range of hamper gifts which are perfect for your loved one or friend. As well as Homemade Wales, they will be opening late on December 1st. Check them out on Facebook.
Room Designs – Park Crescent
Unique, elegant and creative. If this is your thing then head to Room Designs based on Park crescent for all your interior design ideas and creative home gifts. They also have a website where you can order online too at www.roomdesignsuk.co.uk – by why not take a trip to the shop to see the full stock instead. They recently celebrated their one year anniversary as well. Facebook page is located here.
These are just 5 of the great independent shops based in Barry. Have you been to any of these, or do you shop somewhere else? let us know in the comments and remember to shop local this Christmas.