Welcome to the seventh edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I would like to introduce you to a lovely little shop which is local to me. Somewhere you can visit for that perfect gift for someone you love or even just to treat yourself. After all, in times like these we all deserve a treat, don’t we?
No. 1 High Street is a wonderful gift shop in Newtown in the heart of Mid Wales. It may only be a little shop, but it’s a little shop with a big heart! Many of the products found at No. 1 High Street are made by Welsh creators and are Welsh-themed, making it the perfect place to shop for a unique gift.
Liz, the shop owner, always provides a happy smile and a warm welcome when you walk through the door. Here you’ll find homeware (such as signs, ornaments, cushions, picture frames, mugs etc), books, jewellery, greeting cards, toys, bath bombs, soaps and more. There’s a lot to see and buy in this little shop.
On my most recent visit to No. 1 High Street, I picked up a slate heart for a gift, some Christmas cards and a couple of birthday cards, though I could have bought so much more!
The Christmas cards I bought just happen to be by Driftwood Designs, the first company I featured in my Supporting Small Business series. I love the artwork. I bought two packs of five – The first pack, “Let It Snow”, has the same design on each card, but the second pack, “Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas”, has a slightly different design on each card.
This “Best Nan Ever!” card is by Ditsy & Lee, another local company. It’s totally different from any other card I’ve given Nan for her birthday and I love that it was made locally. Sadly, I can’t show you the other birthday card in case the recipient reads this before their birthday!
On a previous visit, around three years ago, I spotted this Welsh dragon cushion and it’s been on the sofa ever since. Silky the cat thinks it’s roaringly good!
As you can see, No. 1 High Street is a treasure trove of gifts with something for everyone. It’s the perfect place to buy some Christmas presents and support a small business at the same time. Don’t worry if you’re not local, No. 1 High Street has an online shop too!
Please note: I bought these items with my own money and I am in no way affiliated with No. 1 High Street.