We are gearing up to the busiest time of year for small independent businesses – let’s not let a fire-break get in the way. Here’s what some of our collective (and pending members) are up to this lockdown….
FOOD & DRINK
Ty Melin Bakery, home of the ‘croissant bomb’, are still busy baking. If you live loca
lly, you can get your baked goods (including their incredible sourdough) delivered to y
our door every Friday. If you live further afield, their croissant bomb boxes are delivered nationwide! You can even get yourself a Ty Melin Croissant Bomb t-shirt to go with it.
To find out more about Ty Melin bakery, click here
Gays who wine are doing their locals lockdown boxes – a mixed case of wine delivered to your door for £37.50 every Friday (order by 5pm Weds)– and their GWW at home boxes filled with 2 bottles of wine, crackers, cheese, bread and nibbles for £40. GWW at home boxes are delivered UK wide.
The Riverside Real food market (and it’s counterparts in Roath and Rhwbina) will remain open throughout lockdown, and Daisy & Belle will be there serving up their incredible hot chocolates every Sunday from 10am-1.30pm – whole bars of chocolate melted into milk (vegan options available). They will also continue to deliver their scrumptious ice-cream to locals.
Heavy Hand bakes are taking custom orders – or you can get one of their mix boxes on a Friday (order in the morning and have it delivered in the evening). They also have a few spots left for Halloween cookies so pre order yours now…
Rose & Dragon tea have teamed up with some other small sustainable businesses and are doing a giveaway – but it ends Tues 26th, so get your entries in now by clicking here. If you miss out on the giveaway, you can still get some of this beautiful tea sent out to you, along with a mindfulness card and a follow-at-home tea meditation.
Emily’s Kitchen will be posting 20 different prizes over the next few weeks and months on instagram, including small trays, discounts, Halloween bakes and some bigger prizes like a full birthday cake or a birthday brownie tray. This week you could win a tray of Halloween mixed boxes. To enter click here.
ACTIVITIES – for the kids AND grown ups
If you’re back to the old working-from-home-whilst-trying-to-entertain-my-children, or just thinking about your Christmas shopping, then take a look at Mwnci who have some beautiful wooden toys which help to promote the Welsh language.
The honeycomb toyshop in Grangetown are adding an extra day to their free local deliveries – they’ve got all sorts for kids of all ages including these cut & sew fabric panels from a local designer, as well as games, books and toys.
Rules of Play are also doing home deliveries – check out their Spooktacular selection of games for a Halloween night in – games for all ages
For the littler little ones, Moromou have a selection of ethical and sustainable toys and accessories from newborn up.
Twin Made have a range of craft activities you can do at home, including making your own dungarees, neon signs, cross stitch patterns, and more.
K Shelley Photography has one more week of her launch offer where you can get free local delivery when you spend £10 or more. 20% of profits from her prints and greetings cards go to the Velindre cancer centre in Cardiff
Tabitha Eve are doing a giveaway on instagram to celebrate the launch of their eco-friendly beauty sets – enter by clicking here. Giveaway closes on 27th October but if you miss out you can still browse through their fantastic range of eco sustainable products
Grounds for Good will be delivering samples of their coffee body scrub. They collect used coffee grounds from coffee shops around wales and repurpose them into their collection of naturally exfoliating body polishes. 100% of their profits go to The Wallich, helping the homeless in Wales. To try a sample head to their website and sign up to their newsletter.
And of course, all the other members, pending members and other local indies in Cardiff are all still busy behind the scenes running their online shops and prepping for xmas – have a browse through our other indies to find clothing, art, jewellery, homeware, well-being and more, most of which are still delivering through lockdown.
Stay safe everyone – please use this time to shop locally, our indie businesses depend on it!
For lots of them it’s business as usual as many of them operate from home/online, so if you’re looking to do a bit of shopping, you can have a browse here.