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 Hobbs, Cruise, House of Fraser, Topshop and Accessorize, or go to New Look and Dorothy Perkins in CastleCourt. Choose from a huge range of gift sets in Debenhams, find cute homeware in Matalan and go to Skechers on Donegall Place for casual footwear or Seasalt for knitwear. Or treat her to some sparkle from Lunn’s or Steensons jewellers, finishing off with decadent chocolates in Co Couture.
Top Picks Image: Handbag Accessorize £17, necklace Accessorize £10, jumper New Look £26, trainers Skechers £44.99, mug Matalan £4, gift set Debenhams £15.
For a luxurious gift for men, go to Robinson’s Shoes in Queen’s Arcade where you’ll find a handcrafted collection of Irish brogues, dress shoes and designer footwear from brands such as Barker and Dubarry. Find clothing, pyjamas and gift sets in the big brand stores in Victoria Square including Topshop, FatFace, JD and Rio Brazil; or go to Burton, Debenhams and Matalan in CastleCourt. For techy types there’s Ireland’s only Apple store in Victoria Square. Sports fan? Go to SS Moore Sports for Irish and Ulster Rugby kits and sportswear from his favourite labels.
Top Picks Image: Shirt Topman £25, gift set FatFace £18, pyjama bottoms Burton £18, hoodie Matalan £12.50
Got a teenager desperate for gig tickets? Go to the only Ticketmaster in-store retailer in Belfast city centre in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, where you can buy tickets to upcoming concerts, festivals, sports and comedy events. For girls, get high-end beauty products and makeup tutorial vouchers in MAC, Inglot or BTY in Victoria Square; or go to New Look or Matalan in CastleCourt for fashion, pyjamas and accessories. Boys will love novelty gifts from CastleCourt’s Debenhams or Hawkin’s Bazaar.
Top Picks Image: Girls’ jumper Matalan £16, smart phone printer Debenhams £40, Cluedo £30, video game Debenhams £30.
Learning Space is a one-stop shop for kids’ games and puzzles. Specialising in educational resources, they are packed with exciting toys, games, software and books all designed to captivate, inspire and educate children. With gifts for babies aged 0-18 months through to kids of 12, you’ll find something for all ages. Or discover the children’s shops in CastleCourt including The Entertainer and Hawkin’s Bazaar which have popular toys, books, games and novelty gifts ideas. For clothing, go to CastleCourt’s Matalan or Debenhams, or Victoria Square’s House of Fraser and Mama’s and Papa’s for infants.
Browse through a huge selection of homeware, cookery books, kitchen equipment and candles in Avoca or find giftware like photo frames and cutlery sets in Newbridge Silverware. Bedeck on the Lisburn Road has a wide range of gifts for their home too. Or for something local and handmade, visit the Unique Arts & Design Shop selling ceramics, textiles and art made by students at Ulster University. Food lovers will enjoy foodie gift sets from Debenhams in CastleCourt, a hamper from Sawers or a Belfast Restaurant Voucher that can be used in over 50 eateries in the city. Purchase them from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre or buy them online.