You’re spoilt for choice for women’s gifts in Belfast. The city centre boasts a huge range of high street stores selling everything from fashion, jewellery and accessories to cute stationary and interiors items.
Find a fragrance in Debenhams in CastleCourt where you can choose from a huge range of designer brands and gift sets. Or go to Victoria Square for The Perfume Shop or an array of fragrance brands in House of Fraser, including the irresistible Jo Malone.
For some sparkle, go to Steensons, Lunn’s or Newbridge Silver, where you can also find exclusively designed jewellery and crafted gifts. Avoca is full of giftware too, including homeware, books, clothing and its famous Irish, hand woven throws, or discover locally made crafts in Craft NI Gallery.
Shopping for men is easy in Belfast city centre with plenty of menswear, sports and gift shops to choose from. Head to Burtons, Jack & Jones and DV8 in CastleCourt for casual men’s clothes. Or choose from designer brands like Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Cruise in Victoria Square.
To complete the outfit, go to Robinson’s Shoes in Queen’s Arcade where you’ll find a huge range of high-end footwear from world-renowned shoemaking brands including Barker, Tricker’s and Dubarry.
Find all kinds of sports gear, Ulster and Ireland rugby products and brands like Nike, Brooks, Asics, Speedo, Puma, Adidas, Canterbury and Skins at SS Moore Sports on Chichester Street.
For foodies, go to Belfast’s oldest deli, Sawers on College Street and find an abundance of coffees, teas, olives, jams, preserves, charcuterie meats and loads more culinary delights to eat and cook with. Or find his favourite classic sweets in Old Time Favourites.
Looking for something for kids? Choose from a big range of toy shops and kids clothing in the city centre. The Learning Space on College Street has educational toys for children up to 12-years-old; choose from puzzles, building games and learning sets. They also have specialised toys and sensory items for additional and special needs.
Or discover the children’s shops in CastleCourt. The Entertainer and Hawkin’s Bazaar have loads of popular toys, books, games and novelty gifts ideas for all ages. And Schuh Kids stocks kids shoes from brands like Converse, Nike and Adidas.
Debenhams in CastleCourt is a great place to start if you’re buying a present for a couple. The homeware section has cooking equipment, towels, bedding and accessories, as well as more alternative gift ideas like luggage sets and camping gear.
The family-run Utopia at the Fountain Centre on College Street has gorgeous gifts and inspiring ideas. Choose from decorations, scarves, candles, jewellery and homeware.
And, of course, Belfast has many incredible restaurants that offer gift vouchers. Check out Coppi and Fratellis for fans of Italian food, Hadskis for fine dining, or OX for a stunning Michelin star meal. The Belfast Restaurant Voucher, available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, can be used in over 50 eateries if you can’t choose!
Or, they can learn to cook for themselves. The Cookery School at James St offers gift vouchers for their quirky selection of cooking classes, which are suitable for all abilities.