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 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 Rio Brazil, Fossil and Topman; or go to Burton, Debenhams and Matalan in CastleCourt. 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; Snaffling Pig gift set, Debenhams; shirt, Fatface £49.95.
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 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. With gifts for babies aged 0-18 months through to kids of 12, you’ll find something for all ages. 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? Browse through a range of giftware in Newbridge Silverware on Arthur Street, where you’ll find photo frames and cutlery sets. Bedeck on the Lisburn Road has a wide range of gifts for their home too, including quality bed linens, towels and candles. 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 foodie gift sets from Debenhams in CastleCourt, a hamper from Sawers or a Belfast Restaurant Voucher that can be used in over 60 eateries in the city. Purchase them online from visitbelfast.ticketsolve.com or from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.