Beautiful Housewarming Gifts for the New Home Owner

Choosing a unique, beautiful housewarming gift for the new home owner can be a tricky affair, especially if it’s not the recipient’s first property. Thankfully, Glasgow West End has a tonne of amazing shops where you can find a wide selection of wonderful gifts. Whether you’re looking for something practical and useful for a first-time home owner, or you’re after something a little bit different for someone who has all of the essentials and more, we’re certain you will find the perfect housewarming gift at one of these great establishments in the West End of Glasgow.


Voted the Scottish Independent Gift Retailer of 2014, Papyrus on Byres Road sells gifts for all ages and has a fabulous kitchen department on the lower level. You will find a great selection of quality cards, candles, art prints, glassware, crockery, and cookware, including Denby, Bodum, Cole & Mason, Stellar, and Le Creuset.

Time and Tide

Named Best Lifestyle Retailer of Gifts at the prestigious Greats Retail Awards 2016, Time and Tide is located at the north end of Byres Road, just around the corner from Vanilla Square’s brand new office. Boasting a fine collection of tasteful homewares and interior accessories, including clocks, lamps, cushions and throws, mirrors and artwork, furniture, decorative accessories, and home fragrance – you’re sure to find the perfect housewarming gift for the new home owner in this store.

The Nancy Smillie Shop

The Nancy Smillie Shop has been offering an unrivalled collection of stylish and unique jewellery, gifts, and homeware for over 25 years. Now situated on Cresswell Lane, you will find a carefully selected range of finely-crafted furniture and interior accessories by some of Scotland’s best designers.

Galletly Tubbs

Galletly Tubbs on Great Western Road is a lifestyle store filled with a range of exceptional pieces from around the world. An eclectic mix of classic, quirky, contemporary and chic, there’s something to suit every style of interiors.


One of the West End’s newest residents, Hoos opened its doors on 2nd July 2016. Offering a uniquely curated collection of homewares, accessories and lifestyle products from well-loved Scandinavian design houses, and emerging, independent designers. We highly recommend visiting Hoos if you’re looking for a unique and stylish gift for someone’s new ‘hoos’.

Christo’s Gallery

Christos Gallery in Kelvinbridge features some incredible, original work by some of Scotland’s most talented contemporary artists, including Alison Cowan, Phillip Raskin, Lex MacFadyen, and Ashleigh Bysouth. You will also find a carefully selected range of gifts by local designers, each of which is handpicked by the delightful gallery owner, Louise Burns.

Valhalla’s Goat

If you’re struggling to think of a suitable gift for the new homeowner – perhaps you’re unsure what they like, or they are very particular about their interior design – swing by Valhalla’s Goat on Great Western Road. Pick up a top-notch bottle of wine or some quirky craft beers that they can enjoy in their new home after a long day of unpacking or decorating. A fail-safe option for many a housewarming.

Ruthven Mews Arcade

Hidden away behind Byres Road, Ruthven Mews Arcade is a fabulous place to peruse vintage furniture, antique goods, textiles, original artwork, soft furnishings, and other interior delights from a host of independent studios and boutiques. Don’t expect to this to be a quick visit!

Cassiopeia Gifts

Established in 2004, Cassiopeia gift and home boutique sources unusual items from around the world, with a particular focus on local artists and Scottish design. Situated on Hyndland Road, directly opposite Vanilla Square’s original premises, you’re certain to find a beautiful housewarming gift for the new home owner.

Caledonia Books

A fabulous little family-run establishment on Great Western Road, selling secondhand, out-of-print and antiquarian books. Caledonia Books caters for all types of readers and is well worth a visit if you’re looking for a thoughtful housewarming gift for a book lover or collector.

Cook Glasgow

A more unconventional gift idea for the new home owner, particularly one who is snowed under with unpacking or renovating and simply has no time to shop, let alone cook for the family. Why not take over a selection of delicious and nutritious meals from Cook – an independently owned home-made food store in Kelvinbridge. You won’t find any factory-prepared meals here – everything is carefully selected and prepared by experienced chefs to create the kind of wonderful food you would make at home. Local delivery is also available.

Vanilla Square – highly personal sales and lettings! Whether selling or letting property, you will always be liaising with one of our business partners, which makes our service that much more responsible and approachable. When you instruct us, your property will reach a wider audience as we are one of the few agents who are present on all the major property portals to offer sellers and landlords maximum exposure. If you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or lease your property, or you’re simply considering the idea, contact us by calling 0141 229 0210 or pop into our new office at 711 Great Western Road. One of our partners will be delighted to help and provide you with impartial, expert advice.