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Our Story

We specialise in unique and thoughtful gifts that will make any celebration extra special.

Maple was first born in 2012 when our parents decided to open a chocolate shop on the high street in Porthcawl, South Wales. Family has always been at the forefront of the business and the shops are now run by myself (Rachel) and my sister Bethany. Our parents pop in on the odd occasion to make sure everything is running smoothly, which is always a good idea as we now have 6 shops to manage. (and yes they’re all on one street just to make things easier!) 

Since opening the original chocolate shop in 2012 we’ve also opened Maple gifts, Little Maple, Greetings, Robyn’s Nest and Seasons. Robyn’s Nest is actually named after my daughter who is very proud of the fact. We sell a huge variety of products at Maple including jewellery, gifts, children’s clothes & toys, kitchenware, candles and much more. All of these come together on our website where you can find a vast selection of things from each of the six shops. 
Nomination-at-maple-gifts-porthcawl       little maple-childrens-clothes-and-toys-shop
As a family run business, we hand pick all of our items to give our customers an exceptional choice of unique items from smaller sellers, as well as quality gifts from big brands such as Clogau, Nomination, Jellycat, Frugi and Emma Bridgewater.
Our current and most exciting development is that Seasons has become a dedicated party shop where we offer the most fabulous balloon displays and general partyware.  
balloon displays at maple
In June 2022 we will celebrate our 10th birthday as Maple! It’s hard to believe that from one little idea all those years ago Maple has developed into what we are today and we are so, so proud. As sisters we absolutely love working together and getting to share different thoughts and ideas. We also get to do this with the most amazing Maple team who we are very grateful for. 
maple chocolates
When you support us, you are supporting a genuine family run business and we can’t thank you enough. 
Feel free to browse our online store, or pop in to our stores in Porthcawl to explore our huge selection. 
Rachel & Bethany x