A man’s guide to pain-free Christmas Shopping in Glasgow

Glitzy George Square Glasgow

Man friendly Christmas shopping in Glasgow

Mr C was in Glasgow city centre to sort out some Christmas shopping and to see what’s on offer at this year’s Christmas Market on George Square.

Mackintosh at The Willow

217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX, 0141 204 1903

Start the day in style with tea, coffee and something more to keep you going.  Whether it’s a full Scottish breakfast, porridge or toasted brioche, there’s bound to be something on the menu that grabs you.

Mackintosh at the Willow originally opened in 1903 and has just re-opened after a four-year restoration project, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh!  The tearoom is full of history and provides a leisurely way to start the day.

Twitter: @atthewillow
Facebook: MackintoshattheWillow
Instagram: mackintoshatthewillow

Glasgow xmas mackintosh at the willow

mans guide to pain free christmas shopping in glasgow

Good Spirits Co.

23 Bath St, Glasgow G2 1HW, 0141 258 2427

Big favourites of Mr and Mrs Foodie, so I had to go in to see what all the fuss was about.  Ideal for looking for something for all kinds of drinkers.  Be it cocktails – there are ready-mixed cocktails with names such as Rebel without a Claus (Ba-doom tish!)

good spirits cocktail xmas

Glas Wee Gin liqueur for the gin lover and £3.50 from every bottle goes to the Glasgow School of Art Fund.

good spirits co glas wee gin glasgow school of art gin

For the Whisky aficionado there is a wide selection of bottles on offer.  Try the Good Spirits Co own blend, or even have a taste of their ‘Proprietary Cocktail’ (whisky but not quite whisky).

good spirits co glasgow whisky

Website: www.thegoodspiritsco.com/
Twitter: @GoodSpiritsCo
Facebook: thegoodspiritsco

Instagram: The Good Spirits Co

John Lewis and Partners

Book an appointment with one of the John Lewis and Partners Personal Stylists who will then help with the styles of the season and how they can work with you.  From winter coats to jumpers and accessories(Mr C is now all sorted for the season, looking swish).

Website: www.johnlewis.com/our-shops/glasgow
Twitter: @JLandPartners
Facebook: JohnLewisandPartners
Instagram: johnlewisandpartners


GOMA Salvador Dali bath duck


I do like Salvador Dali and in the Gallery of Modern Art’s gift shop there is a shedload of goodies including even a Dali rubber duck!

If Dali isn’t your thing then there is also Frida Kahlo, Picasso, and Andy Warhol stocking fillers available.

GOMA Glasgow Xmas

Show your love for Glasgow with hats, bags, brollies and more.

GOMA Glasgow Xmas

Website: https://shop.glasgowlife.org.uk/glasgow-museums-store


The Corinthian Club

191 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DA

This stunning building used to be a courthouse and is a central stop for a spot of lunch.   Fish and chips was needed to keep the energy up.  Crispy batter, mushy peas and tartare sauce. Yum!  It’s tempting to stay for a cocktail or maybe three!

Website: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk
Twitter: @Corinthian Club
Facebook: thecorinthianclub
Instagram: CorinthianClub

corinthian glasgow

corinthian glasgow

Glasgow School of Art Pop Up Shop

Princes Square, Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3JN

All profits from the shop go to Glasgow School of Art. Unique and unusual gifts mainly from graduates of the school.  There’s jewellery, accessories and homeware so no need to traipse around a gazillion shops.  Sorted.

Website: https://www.gsashop.co.uk/
Twitter: @GSAshop
Facebook: glasgowschoolofartshop
Instagram: theglasgowschoolofartshop


art school pop up shop princes square glasgow

art school pop up shop princes square glasgow

art school pop up shop princes square glasgow

House of Fraser

45 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3HL

It’s not Christmas without a visit to the spectacular decorations at House of Fraser.  Inside this year is a Santa Room. Santa Stories is a bookable event running every Saturday until Christmas.  Have a Christmas picnic, a gift for every child and the chance to meet Santa himself!  For kids aged  3 to 11+ years old, with autism-friendly sessions available. For more information click here

santa house of fraser glasgow

santa house of fraser glasgow
Of course, Frasers is known for its perfume and aftershave, I especially liked Creed aftershave.  They h
ave been supplying the royal family with scents since Queen Victoria and King George.

creed aftershave house of fraser glasgow

Website: https://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/
Twitter: @houseoffraser
Facebook: @houseoffraser
Instagram: houseoffraser

Christmas Market

George Square, Glasgow G2 1DH

The Christmas market is back at George Square.  Everything from bratwurst to beer to a trip on the Big Wheel.

Autism day on Dec 4th means that the music, sounds, lights etc. are lowered for the day

mans guide to pain free christmas shopping in glasgow

Grab a bratwurst and wander upstairs to the wooden room for a bird’s eye view of the square.

christmas market glasgow

christmas market glasgow

christmas market glasgow

Facebook: glasgowloveschristmas


Everyman – Princes Square

Princes square, Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3JN

everyman cinema glasgow

Time to relax, and what better way than with a cocktail, a beer, some food and a movie. Small cosy theatres of 37 and 87 seats. All comfy armchairs and 2 seater sofas for date nights as well. The espresso Martini was top-notch.

Website: www.everymancinema.com/glasgow
Twitter: @Everymancinema
Facebook: EverymanCinemas 
Instagram: everymancinema


everyman cinema glasgow


mans guide to pain free christmas shopping in glasgow

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