Belfast is the perfect place to take the stress out of Christmas shopping! Check out our guide below for the best places to get the gifts your loved ones deserve!

Shopping Areas

Belfast city centre is a hub for great shopping. From large shopping centres to the surrounding streets which are packed with great stores, here are the shopping areas not to miss.

Victoria Square

Victoria Square is a mecca for Christmas shopping. From designer to high street brands, stores include Fossil, Flannels, Guess, Mango, Hollister and many more. For jewellery, head to Lunn’s the Jewellers or Goldsmiths, and go to the Apple store (the only one in Ireland) for the latest iPhones and Apple watches. L’Occitane, Kiehl’s and Rituals are perfect for quality beauty products, or find comfy pyjamas in Boux Avenue.

Car park is available in the on-site Q-Park, from £3.60 per hour.

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CastleCourt shopping centre offers favourite high street stores and one of a kind gift shopping under one roof. Find women’s fashion and accessories in DV8, Quiz and New Look. Get suited and booted in men’s clothing stores S.D Kells. Visit the Yankee Candle shop for Christmas candles and Wrapped Up for local art. In O’Neills, you’ll find something for sports fans and The Entertainer has a huge selection of kids’ toys and games.

Looking for somewhere handy to leave the car? Parking is available on-site from £2 per hour.

Christmas Shopping Queens Arcade

Queen’s Arcade

Featuring many independent shops, Queen’s Arcade is the perfect place to find unique Christmas presents. Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre, Queen’s Arcade is home to a variety of luxury Boutiques and local independent retailers. Choose from Lunn’s for stunning jewellery and Robinson’s Shoes, which is home to high quality men’s and women’s footwear.

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Donegall Place and Royal Avenue

Belfast’s main shopping street runs from the front of Belfast City Hall to CastleCourt. Along Donegall Place you’ll find a host of popular brands, including Next, M&S, Zara and Skechers, which has casual footwear for both men and women. Visit the rebuilt Primark store that has everything you need, from homeware to fashion. Don’t forget Smithfield Market which is a shopper’s haven just around the corner: antiques and collectibles to camping and boxing gear! You should also pop into Craft NI Gallery on Royal Avenue for the one of a kind homemade jewellery and pottery.

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St George's Market

St Georges Market is extending its hours in the run-up to Christmas, giving shoppers more time to pick up unique handmade gifts and the freshest local ingredients. Keep a look out for updates on dates & times here.

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Lisburn Road

This walkable Queen’s Quarter stretch has a sprinkling of designer boutiques and is also home to MAVEN, an independent homeware and furniture store.

Gems & Jewels

Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives. Whether it's traditional jewellery or something a little more unusual, we have a great range of jewellers and boutiques to fit the bill.

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Lunn's The Jewellers

Lunn’s, Northern Ireland’s leading jeweller situated in the heart of Belfast city centre, in Queen’s Arcade, is a family business with over 50 years of experience. They stock many of the world’s leading watch and jewellery brands including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier & Chanel. They have their own diamond jewellery brand, which offers an unrivalled selection of diamond rings, engagement rings, diamond earrings and diamond pendants.

The Steensons Jewellers

The Steensons

The Steensons Northern Ireland’s leading independent craft Jewellers, with a flagship store on Bedford St, Belfast. Working in platinum, gold and silver along with diamonds and other precious gems, their jewellery is modern, individual and unique.

Beyond Belfast

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The Boulevard in Banbridge

Home to more than 50 of the world’s best-known retail brands, The Boulevard, near Banbridge, is a shopping destination perfect for your Christmas shopping.  The Boulevard is Northern Ireland’s premier outlet shopping destination, with always up to 70% off your favourite brands including Kate Spade, adidas, Levi’s and many more.

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Abbey Centre in Newtownabbey

Abbey Centre is a large indoor shopping centre, just six miles from Belfast city centre. With over 70 stores under one roof your every need is catered for at this bustling mall. Get your fashion fix at a range of clothing shops including Next, JD, Primark, and Dunnes Stores. With late shopping until 9pm every week night and free parking for up to four hours you can shop and dine at your leisure.

Unique Shops in Belfast

Discover our list of specialist and unique shops where you’ll find an abundance of one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

  • Born & Bred
    Born & Bred

    Born & Bred

    0.57 KM

    Born & Bred (formerly Studio Souk) on Ann Street is a unique treasure trove of local handmade products.

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  • Craft NI Gallery
    Craft NI Gallery
    Art Galleries

    Craft NI Gallery

    0.72 KM

    Craft NI Gallery, located within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter at 115 -119 Royal Avenue, shows locally made craft, applied…

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  • Terry Bradley Art
    Terry Bradley Art
    Arts and Entertainment

    Terry Bradley Art

    0.48 KM

    The Bradley Galleries are two busy and exciting art galleries showcasing the work of Irish artist Terry Bradley.

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Discover our list of specialist and unique shops where you’ll find an abundance of one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

Locally Produced Christmas Gift Guide

See our list of local producers with products available in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre and find the perfect gift!

Christmas Shop Opening Hours

Find out about late night shopping and Christmas shopping opening times in Belfast city centre. From 12 December – Christmas late night shopping hours begins.

Plan Your Visit

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Get the Bus or Train

Leave the car at home, relax and travel with Translink, Northern Ireland’s main provider of public passenger transport. Save money and time, avoid traffic congestion, and enjoy a hassle free journey this Christmas.

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Car Parking in Belfast

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. There are plenty of car parks in Belfast City Centre or use Translink’s handy Park & Ride service.

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