House of Fraser in Victoria Square boasts the only Jo Malone Boutique in Northern Ireland. Its authentic, unexpected scents, coveted luxury candles and sumptuous bath and body care products are a luxurious gift to receive this Christmas. Alternatively, visit CastleCourt, where Debenhams and The Perfume Shop are home to a fantastic selection of luxury perfumes, classic fragrances and celebrity brands.
Belfast's high street will leave you spoilt for choice when shopping for ladies this season. Victoria Square boasts a huge range of designer and high street brands such as Karen Millen, Ted Baker, Mango, Michael Kors and All Saints plus shoe shop, Dune.
Liberty Blue on Lombard Street is an Aladdin's cave of vintage inspired designs, packed with gorgeous dresses, accessories and whimsical jewellery made by local and independent designers, whilst CastleCourt houses some of the top high street brands, including Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Debenhams and a brand new Matalan store.
(L-R) Dorothy Perkins £28; Dune £155; New Look £22.99; Matalan £25
Add some sparkle to her life, with the gift of jewellery. For the latest jewellery trends, visit Argento in their store in Corn Market where you'll find top designer brands such as Pandora, Thomas Sabo and Olivia Burton. Lunn's The Jewellers (Queen's Arcade and Victoria Square) is perfect for that extra special present, with some of the world's most exclusive brands including Montblanc, Mikimoto, David Yurman, Stephen Webster and House of Lor.
Steensons on Bedford Street combines contemporary design and fine craftsmanship to make unique, local jewellery. They also made jewellery for the Game of Thrones TV series, making it the perfect choice for fans of the show. Lauren May in Queen’s Arcade has elegant silver, gold and rose gold plated items with precious gems. Or visit Ellison's Jewellers at the Fountain Centre, home to one of the largest ranges in diamond rings and diamond jewellery in Northern Ireland.
Satisfy her sweet tooth with a choice of some delicious chocolate offerings this Christmas. Ireland's first Hotel Chocolat café, based on the corner of Donegall Square North, is brimming with festive treats, including chocolate boxes, Winter Spice hot chocolate and seasonal slabs.
And Co Couture on Chichester Street is one of the world’s top 80 chocolate producers, offering gourmet artisan chocolates hand-made using only the finest raw ingredients. Get a box of her favourite chocolates or reserve a space on a chocolate masterclass from £40.
(L-R) Festive Wreath £8, Alternative Christmas Puddings £8; both from Hotel Chocolat
House of Fraser in Victoria Square and Debenhams at CastleCourt have a range of handbags. Choose an on-trend animal print bag from Topshop or a sleek and stylish tote bag from Hobbs in House of Fraser. Or pick a handy clutch from Faith or backpack from Red Herring in Debenhams.
(L-R) Hobbs at House of Fraser £189; Red Herring at Debenhams £28; Topshop at House of Fraser £29; Faith at Debenhams £20.
Give her the gift of being able to slow down, pamper herself and achieve inner harmony with a beautiful body gift set. Go to Rituals in Victoria Square for soothing and aromatic products, like this Ritual of Ayurveda selection based on Indian rose and sweet almond oil.
Or head to Donegall Place where you can find delicious-smelling, cruelty-free products in The Body Shop and a huge range of ‘3 for 2 Mix and Match’ gift sets in Boots.
Image: Ritual of Ayurveda gift set, £29.50
Homeware and Gifts
Visit one of Belfast’s many treasure troves of homeware, and find that extra special gift. Avoca, on Arthur Street, is full of quirky homeware and gifts just waiting to be explored. Next door, there’s Oliver Bonas with an eclectic range of jewellery boxes, candles, coasters and much more.
(L-R) Diffuser £20, candles set of three £30, jewellery box £69; all from Oliver Bonas.
Festive Food Hamper
At Sawer’s it’s all about traditionally produced, award-winning, artisan food. Their hampers make beautiful gifts for the festive season. From Belgian truffles, Scottish biscuits, gourmet Guinness fruit pudding and mince pies, to homemade jams, preserves, chutneys and locally blended tea, find the perfect combination of her favourite treats.
Christmas Gifts for Him
Find the perfect gift for him in Belfast, with independent shops and high street stores packed with men’s fashion, fragrances and gadgets. Or book a memorable experience.
Christmas Gifts for Kids
From the top toy trends to unique experiences, have a look at our gift ideas for kids this Christmas.
Christmas Gifts for Teenagers
Find the perfect gift for your teenager with the help of our Belfast Christmas gift guide. From the latest fashions and music, to stocking fillers and experiences.