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This is where you buy the best gifts for your home

By Mathilde Simon
August 27, 2021

Are you looking for a nice gift for someone’s (new) home? Then there are a lot of nice shops in Rotterdam where you can find some of the coolest items. Think of nice vases, (dried) flowers, candles, crockery, pillows and plants.

Below we share both the established names that have a place in our city centre, as well as the more hidden gems, where you can find the most unique gifts.

Looking for more fun gift ideas? Check out our article with the best gift shops in Rotterdam.


1. Swan.

Swan. is one of those gems in the city, where you will find unique items from small makers and designers. So it’s extra fun to find a gift here, because the products are more unique and there is often a nice story behind it.

In addition to jewellery, (children’s) clothing and accessories, this concept store on the Oude Binnenweg also sells the best items for someone’s home. Think of flowers, plants, vases, candles, jars, lamps and much more. Each one is unique and perfect for gifting.


Oude Binnenweg 137, 3012 JD Rotterdam


2. Homestock

Are you looking for a gift for someone who likes colour? Then you’ll probably like Homestock in the MaHo quarter.

Homestock is like a mini department store where they sell colourful furniture and crazy accessories. Think animal-shaped candlesticks, pillows with artwork embroidered on them, doorknobs in the craziest colours, candles in the most unimaginable shapes and figurines you didn’t know you needed.

A visit to Homestock provides the necessary dose of inspiration and ensures you of a fun and colorful gift. Looking for more home inspiration? Then read our article with the best interior stores in Rotterdam.


Pannekoekstraat 72A – 74A, 3011 LK Rotterdam


3. Danny de Cactus

Have you already heard of Danny the Cactus? If you’re in the Witte de Withstraat area, this store is definitely worth popping in. As soon as you walk past it, you immediately see why.

Danny the Cactus is a kind of fairy tale. Cacti and Oriental home decorations such as lamps, rugs, mirrors, bowls, hammocks and incense everywhere. You can browse endlessly here and you are assured of a nice present for someone’s home.


Schilderstraat 63A, 3011 ER Rotterdam


4. De Bijenkorf

De Bijenkorf is a familiar name for many. But did you know that in addition to shoes, clothing and care products, this department store also has a very nice living department?

Crockery, vases, candlesticks, bowls, jars, figurines, photo frames and more. All of the coolest brands, in the most striking colours and shapes. The products may be slightly more expensive, but you can be sure that you will arrive with an amazing gift.


Coolsingel 105, 3012 AG Rotterdam



If you like to buy mindful gifts, WAAR might be just what you’ve been looking for. In this small gift shop you will find all kinds of items that are sustainable and ecological.

Think of fair trade gifts, ecological plants, vegan cookbooks, natural cleaning and care products and many other nice-smelling and handmade items.


Oude Binnenweg 116, 3012 JG Rotterdam


6. ZARA Home

Maybe not a hidden gem, but well worth a visit if you like interior design. At ZARA Home they sell the nicest items for your home, with brand new amazing items in every collection.

For example, we are a fan of the doorknobs, the picture frames, but also the figurines and vases. Looking for a bigger gift? Then take a look at the lamps, mirrors or bed linen. Unique items that really give your or someone else’s home the finishing touch.


Coolsingel 60A, 3011 AE Rotterdam


7. H&M Home

Like ZARA, H&M Home is a well known brand. But that doesn’t mean we’re skipping it. Because at H&M Home you can buy the nicest home accessories that are often a bit cheaper than ZARA Home.

With a regularly changing collection, they have trendy items such as crockery, pillows, bed linen, baskets and rugs. You can also go here for something small, such as nice scented candles or flower pots.


Beurstraverse 38, 3011 AA Rotterdam
Poolsterstraat 42, 3067 LX Rotterdam


8. HAY

Hay is a Danish designer and maker of furniture, household items and everyday products with a modern style. Besides the fact that HAY’s products can be found at the Bijenkorf, among others, they also have their own store in the city centre.

In their range you can expect sleek glass straws and sturdy coffee pots, but also quirky lamps, cute storage boxes and colourful tea towels. All beautiful gifts!


Haagseveer 99, 3011 AH Rotterdam



KEET is a light concept store in one of the side streets of the Meent. The store has products from small businesses and local brands for both children and adults as well as men and women.

You can find plenty of items here for your interior and as a gift. In the store you will find smaller accessories that give your home a nice feel, such as mugs, cushions, candles, paintings and plaids. But also dried flowers or air plants for some more colour in the house.


Oppert 2A, 3011 HV Rotterdam


10. Dille & Kamille

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For plant lovers, we recommend Dille & Kamille. Here you will find them in all shapes and sizes, with of ourse some nice pots.

In addition, they have all kinds of cool gift items made from natural materials. Think of things for your kitchen, crockery, baskets, tea, dried flowers and the prettiest cards.


Korte Hoogstraat 22-24, 3011 GL Rotterdam


Are you going to delight someone with a nice gift for at home? Or are you going to treat yourself and brighten up your home with the products from one of these stores?


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