Show some love for Independent Traders this Valentine’s Day

Independent Trader Valentines Day

Share the love (and the wealth!) this Valentine’s Day by supporting independent traders. We all want something a little bit different for our cash these days and what better way to celebrate St. Valentine by treating your loved one to a unique and creative gift while supporting local businesses.


Spillers Records

If you’re planning on making sweet music this Valentine’s Day you may want to pay a visit to the oldest record shop in the world, Spillers Records. Established in 1894, this store specialises in independent music of most genres in both vinyl and CD and the knowledgeable staff at this iconic venue are sure to be able to track down almost any artist/song you like. Music to our ears!


Wally’s Delicatessen

The way to a man (or woman’s!) heart could be to serve up delicious delicacies so there’s no better place to spend your time than Wally’s Delicatessen located in the heart of the Welsh capital in Cardiff. From chocolate to chorizo to continental cheese, this famous deli offers a tasty array of goodies from around the world.



If you’re planning to ‘put a ring on it’ there’s a gem of a place called ‘Rhiannon’ from which to purchase some rare Welsh gold or jewellery that is handcrafted in Wales. As part of the Rhiannon Centre, the venue also features an art gallery featuring the work of Welsh artists and a craft design centre that showcases high-quality crafts and products from around Wales.


No.21 Flowers

This independent florist in Aberystwyth boasts a wonderful array of beautiful blooms for you to choose from. From Six Stolen Kisses to a Jug of Romance, there’s a great range of beautiful blooms that are sure to get the pulse racing of your favourite crush.

(Winner of Best Start up Business in Aberystwyth by someone under the age of 25 (Menter Aberystwyth Awards 2015), Best Customer Service Award (Menter Aberystwyth Awards 2016) and Best Young Entrepreneur (Menter Aberystwyth Awards 2017). Finalists in the BFA Florist of the Year competition 2017, The Welsh Independent Business Awards 2017 and The Welsh Wedding Awards 2017.)


Richard Booth’s Book Shop

If poetry is the language of love why not take a leaf out of a book written by one of the greats and impress your heart’s desire with a limited edition book this 14th February.


Penderyn Distillery

In the village of Penderyn in the Cynon Valley, you’ll find the home of Penderyn Distillery. The home of multiple welsh alcohols, such as Penderyn Whisky, Merlyn Cream Liqueur, Five Vodka and Brecon Gin. If your loved one loves spirits, you’ll find something they love. They even offer tours of the distillery if that’s something your loved one would enjoy. You can find Penderyn products in lots of shops in Wales, including Wally’s Delicatessen.


Shop Insurance with

Shop owners understand that the quality and cost of insurance are important in equal measures… and so do we. That’s why here at we’ve worked hard to find competitive cover across our panel of UK insurers that meet the needs of independent shop owners across the UK.

  • Quotes for our shop insurance can be delivered to you directly online
  • We’ve been providing insurance for small businesses since 1990
  • Our contact centre is based in South Wales and our dedicated staff are ready to help you with your insurance needs

Britain is a nation of shopkeepers and because no two shops are exactly the same. Neither is the shop insurance which keeps the premises, its contents, and the business as a whole in a financially safe and sound condition.


Kim is a Content Manager and PR Manager.She writes for the marketing team at, creating blog posts, guides, and press releases for the company.