CHRISTMAS is fast approaching - but not until after Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday takes place on Saturday, December 2, encouraging people to support independent businesses (and is just over three weeks before Christmas day).

Here are nine fabulous small businesses in Penarth* with potential gifts on sale...


  • Ludlow Lane

Penarth Times: HamptonsBased in a converted former Victorian market and meeting halls – and set over two floors – Hamptons is a “haven of unique, design led home interiors and gifts”. 

Hamptons is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Anne Morgan Jewellery

  • Glebe Street

Penarth Times: Anne Morgan with her husband in 2017For those looking to splash out on a unique gift, the award-winning Anne Morgan Jewellery offers handmade silver and gold reticulated jewellery.

Anne Morgan Jewellery is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Artisans Corner

  • Glebe Street

Penarth Times: Artisan CornerThis craftwork gallery and gift shop has many creative presents to offer – with commissions also available through the small business.

Artisans Corner is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Griffin Books

  • Windsor Arcade

Penarth Times: Rachel Davies, Lucy Rogers, Mel Griffin and Elin Davies of Griffin BooksFor lovers of reading the independent bookstore, Griffin Books, delivers the goods – with it named UK independent bookshop of the year at the 2023 British Book Awards.

Griffin Books is open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop

  • Windsor Arcade

Penarth Times: Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop pictured in 2014Those with a sweet tooth may appreciate gifts from Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop which offers traditional sweets, treats, chocolate, hampers and party bags – there is also a Christmas range currently available here.

Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop opens from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

ener-chi Organic

  • Hickman Road

Penarth Times: ener-chi staff pictured in 2021For two decades ener-chi has been championing clean beauty and holistic wellbeing, offering “sustainable, ethical, and effective” products and treatments – this includes gift sets and vouchers ideal for those wanting to give the gift of self-care to someone.

ener-chi Organics in Penarth is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

The Queen B Boutique

  • Stanwell Road

Penarth Times: Jodie Tanner who founded Queen B BoutiqueDo you know someone who likes to dress to impress? The Queen B Boutique brings high-class fashion to the high street, including occasion wear and casual wear.

The Queen B Boutique in Penarth is open from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Penarth Pet Shop

  • Plassey Street

Penarth Times: Penarth Pet Shop

Why should humans get all the festive fun? If you’re hoping to treat any furry (or scaley) friends this Christmas then Penarth Pet Shop has you covered – it’s a specialist in pet nutrition with a range of wet and dry foods, snacks treatments, and accessories.

Penarth Pet Shop is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Abigail Walker Lingerie

  • Plassey Street

Penarth Times: Abigail Walker uses lingerie to promote body confidenceAbigail Walker Lingerie has “femininity and empowerment at its core” and offers bespoke handmade lingerie which caters to all sizes – with founder Abigail Walker aiming to take the sexualisation out of lingerie and use it to make women feel good about themselves.

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*This list includes just some of the small local businesses in Penarth and is not intended to represent every business in the town. The focus is on Christmas shopping so the listicle does not include food and drink establishments.