Hands up who has ever forgotten that there’s a gift card somewhere in the back of their wallet? It’s frustrating enough when there’s £2.50 on it but I for one have definitely forgotten the whole balance of some gift cards before now. If you made a new year’s resolution to be more organised or to save money then it’s vitally important that you cash in all your gift cards while you can and in short, don’t be that guy.

If you we’re give A Gift Card FOR Cardiff this Christmas then make sure you get spending. January is a month full of themes so here’s a roundup of what you card can get you for the various hashtags of new year new me season:

  • If you’re taking part in Veganuary this year then why not use your gift card to explore the delights of Greazy Vegan or stock up on some kitchen essentials in Simply V? You could also redeem the balance on the vegan delights available elsewhere in the city such as The Grazing Shed’s spectacular Pritchard’s Dirty Vegan burger and you can enjoy one of their delicious bespoke sodas while you’re at it.
  • Apparently #REDJanuary or run every day in January is a thing – if this is you or if you’re on a general get fit mission this year then Run and Become on St Mary Street is your definite gift card stop whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a complete beginner their knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you out. You can support your exercise regimen with a stock up of super healthy food from the nearby branch of Beanfreaks.
  • If you’re flying in the face of Dry January maybe you’re getting involved in #Tryanuary – the campaign to support independent brewers and try new beers throughout this famously gloomy month. If that’s the case then you’re in luck – why not pop over to Beelzebub’s on Church Street to sample a few of their fine range or if you’re looking for a new brew to go along with your dinner in the evening pop over to Wally’s Liquor Cellar, or big brother Wally’s Deli and collect a few bottles or cans for the home bar selection.
  • If you’ve made a resolution to Shop Local more this year then why not start giving the gift of Cardiff? Gift cards are available via this very website or if you’d prefer the face to face option why not pop into Shop Rugby, The SHO Gallery, or Hatts Emporium in town to buy in person?

Wherever you end up spending make sure that you do get out and spend – A Gift Card FOR Cardiff is the gift of the city’s independent businesses – they’re out there, they’re brilliant and they’re waiting to welcome you!