Top Tips for First Time Buyers

Guide for Furnishing Your New Home Buying your first house can be as exciting as it is daunting, but none the less one of the most momentous events in anyone’s life! We know that half the battle can be figuring out what you even need for your home, never mind how much it will cost! …

Introducing ‘Renu’ Sustainable Recycled Underlay!

Sustainable Carpet Underlay For Your Home… We are thrilled to now provide our customers sustainable and ecological alternatives to standard flooring options and can continue to cater towards conscious consumers which is something we’re passionate about. We are now stocking ‘Renu’ sustainable recycled underlay, whose mission is to say ‘NO’ to waste and utilize recycled soft …

Introducing Carpets That Help Save Sea life!

Conscious  Consumption Meets the Furnishing Industry Have you watched Seaspiracy yet? We know it’s had everyone talking about the enormous impact humans actions have had on sea life, the following statistics really are quite shocking: . “ There is over 150 million tons of plastic already floating in the sea” . “46% of the Pacific …

New Lifestyle Bedroom Department for Broughty Ferry

It’s Finally Time To Unveil Our Brand New Bedroom Department… We are so excited to reveal what we’ve been up to during lockdown 2! As we closed our doors for the second time in our 125-year history, we tried to be as productive as possible in the time we had until we could welcome you …

Top Tips for Picking the Perfect Pillow

Our Guide to Picking the Perfect Pillow… It can be easy to overlook your pillows when thinking about your comfort when sleeping, we normally think big and replace our mattress when we feel uncomfortable, but your pillow is used just as much as your mattress and deserves the same attention. So, if you find yourself …

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021

2021 is looking like a year of solidarity, positivity and stunning colours! As a furniture retailer we have a team of buyers who investigate and forecast trends and choose goods accordingly, one of the many considerations when buying is what colours will be popular in the coming seasons. Luckily for them, there are experts who …

Merry Giftmas! A Guide to Gift Giving in 2020

Give A Gift That Shows You Care this Christmas… Make it mean more! We’ve all experienced a year we never thought we would, but here we are again: it’s almost Christmas! So, if you’ve spent less time than you would have liked away from friends, family and loved ones then make sure you give a …

Christmas Display 2020 ‘Gingys’ Lockdown Lodge

  It’s Christmastime at Gillies Broughty Ferry… We are delighted to announce that our annual Christmas display is now complete in our Broughty Ferry store; not even a pandemic could stop us from fulfilling this festive tradition! This years’ window features a whimsical gingerbread house where resident ‘Gingy’ will be ‘staying safe’ by ‘staying home’ …

Why #StaffSaturday Is So Important To Us

This is why we recognise our team on social media… Some of our loyal followers may have noticed we operate a bi-weekly post on our social media that celebrates our team called #StaffSaturday. Last year we properly joined the social media boom and decided to put more effort into delivering you great content surrounding our …

Behind the Scenes at Gillies During Lockdown

What We Were Doing Whilst Our Stores Were Closed   We can now finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, nearing the inevitable ‘new-normal’! The coronavirus has impacted the entire world, and Gillies is no exception. For the first time since James Gillies opened shop in 1895, we sadly had to temporarily …