Belfast is packed with places to shop for women’s gifts. In Victoria Square find fashion and accessories from luxury designer and high street brands like Cruise, Flannels, Guess, Mango, Accessorize, Topshop and River Island, or go to Dorothy Perkins in CastleCourt. Choose from a huge range of beauty products, fragrances and gift sets in Debenhams, find locally made gifts in Wrapped Up and go to Skechers on Donegall Place for casual footwear or Seasalt for knitwear and coats inspired by the Cornish seaside. Or treat her to some sparkle from Lunn’s or Steensons jewellers.
Top Picks Image: Earrings, Accessorize £25; slippers, Accessorize £20; cable knit jumper, Dorothy Perkins £24; cross-body clutch bag, Accessorize £25.99; chocolate wreath, Hotel Chocolat £20; Gin Rummy game Debenhams.
For a luxurious gift for men, go to Robinson’s Shoemakers in Queen’s Arcade where you’ll find a handcrafted collection of Irish brogues and designer footwear from brands such as Barker and Dubarry. Find clothing and pyjamas in the big brand stores in Victoria Square including Rio Brazil, Fossil and Topman; or go to Burton, Debenhams and Matalan in CastleCourt. Rituals in Victoria Square has irresistible skincare giftsets for men such as the The Ritual of Samurai Gift Set (pictured). If he’s a coffee lover treat him to a Nespresso machine from the Nespresso boutique in Victoria Square, and visit Ireland’s only Apple store in Victoria Square for AirPods and the latest Apple watches and phones. Sports fan? Go to SS Moore Sports for Irish and Ulster Rugby kits and sportswear from his favourite labels. Or if he’s into music, Matchetts Music has a huge range of musical instruments, books and gifts.
Top Pick Image: Coat Burton £65; boots Matalan £45; The Ritual of Samurai Gift Set, Rituals £29.95; shirt Fatface.
For teenage girls, get high-end beauty products in MAC and BTY in Victoria Square. Find fashion for all tastes in Urban Outfitters, Pull & Bear and Topshop, or go to New Look or Matalan in CastleCourt for clothing, pyjamas and accessories and The Perfume Shop for fragrances. Boys will love novelty gifts from Debenhams, sportswear from O’Neills or clothing from Burton and Fresh Pop – all in CastleCourt. In Victoria Square, choose from brands like JD, Vans, Topman or Superdry for clothing and shoes.
Top Picks Image: Boys’ hoody, Burton £32; hot water bottle and eye mask set, Matalan £12; card game, Debenhams; girls’ jumper, New Look £17.99.
Learning Space is a one-stop shop for kids’ games and puzzles. Specialising in educational resources, the store is packed with exciting toys, games, software and books all designed to captivate, inspire and educate children. For little wizards, witches and Muggles, check out the new Harry Potter range in Build-a-Bear in Victoria Square (or bring them on a spellbinding experience to make their own). In CastleCourt, The Entertainer has popular toys, books, games and novelty gifts ideas while Peak-A-Bleu and Schuh Kids stock children’s shoes and clothing. Don’t miss Mama’s and Papa’s in Victoria Square for infants.
Shopping for a couple? Rituals in Victoria Square has a beautiful range of home fragrances designed to create a calm and cosy atmosphere (available in-store or to click and collect). Or for something local and handmade, visit the Unique Art & Design Shop selling ceramics, textiles and art made by students at Ulster University. Food lovers will enjoy a hamper from Sawers, gift vouchers for a traditional bread making experience at Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen, or vouchers for James St Cookery School (that can also be redeemed at James St and Hadskis restaurants).
Don’t forget your furry friends. Find the pawfect Christmas gifts for dogs and puppies in CastleCourt. Debenhams has doggie advent calendars, treats and gift packs, and Matalan’s Christmas 2020 collection includes dog toys, coats and accessories – guaranteed to get a wagging tail!
Image 1: Santa dog toy £5 Matalan, dog coat £8.50 Matalan, advent calendar £6 Debenhams, dog treats Debenhams. Image 2: pet gifts Debenhams.