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Christmas Shopping in Belfast

Find special hand-picked gifts at Victoria Square and all your big brand favourites at CastleCourt. Find unique shops and stores and Christmas market stalls in a city full of festive cheer.  

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Victoria Square

1 Victoria Square, Belfast, BT1 4QG - View map

Victoria Square has a host of major shopping brands including LK Bennett, Hollister, Apple, Urban Outfitters, Ted Baker, Cruise, Reiss, Topshop and Lunn's the Jewellers, split over four levels. Kids can visit Father Christmas in his grotto, and find their perfect Christmas gift in Build-a-Bear Workshop.

If you've got a special Christmas party coming up, why not book a styling session with Victoria Square's very own stylist, Katherin Farries and she will show you this season's key fashion trends and festive finds! 

Highlight: House of Fraser 

Find the latest fashions, beauty products and home ware at House of Fraser. Revolutionary make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury has joined a long list of luxury brands in Belfast's House of Fraser store, including Tom Ford, a Chanel boutique selling exclusive fragrances, Jo Malone, NARS, Urban Decay and Guerlain. 

Fashion brands include Topshop, All Saints, Jigsaw, Boss Orange and Boss Green. And the accessories department boasts new brands and lines including Mulberry, Michael Kors handbags and shoes, Kate Spade and Vivienne Westwood. 

The popular The Ivory restaurant in Victoria Square has opened a luxury champagne bar, located on the first floor of House of Fraser, serving bubbly and French macaroons - the perfect treat after a hard day of shopping!


Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1DD - View map

CastleCourt offers the ultimate shopping experience, with all your favourite high street stores under one roof. With over 80 great stores including Dune, New Look, Burton Menswear, Simply Be, The Perfume Shop and Schuh Kids, you're sure to find the perfect Christmas gifts for all the family. For the top toy gift ideas, head to Toys R Us, The Entertainer and Argos. And while you're there, why not take the little ones to visit Santa in his grotto?

Highlight: Debenhams

Debenhams is a one-stop-shop this Christmas, with a range of brands including Jasper Conran, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Julien Macdonald and Matthew Williamson. Indulge in the latest make-up and beauty ranges from MAC, Illamasqua, Benefit, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Dior, Clinique, as well as a large selection of fragrances and bath and body products.

Unique Boutiques

Belfast City Centre

Find that special gift in Belfast with our wide selection of unique boutiques. From luxury brands and lovingly handmade items, to made-to-measure clothing and stylish stocking fillers.

Utopia is full of uniquely inspiring ideas and gorgeous gifts. Pick up Christmas decorations and snow globes, luxury cashmere pashmina wraps, teddy bears, scented candles and homeware.

Avoca is an Irish treasure trove for gifts, food and homeware, as well as being famous for its Irish, hand-woven throws and scarves created on 300 year old hand-weaving looms. It stocks the finest food as well as some of the leading names in home and fashion labels.

For unique handmade gifts by local artists and designers, Space Craft gallery and exhibition space sells everything from hand-woven willow baskets and precious handmade jewellery, to blown glass and textiles.

Queen's Arcade

Accessible via Donegall Place and Fountain Street

Steeped in history, Queen's Arcade is one of Northern Ireland's most unique and well-loved shopping destinations, and the perfect place to invest in some exquisite Christmas gifts.

Visit Lunn's for a selection of fine diamonds and jewellery brands such as Rolex Cartier, Chanel and Omega. For a treasured keepsake, try Little Heart, which is brimming with small and thoughtful gifts to add a personal touch to any present.

For the perfect floral Christmas gift, every Victoria Gault bouquet is handmade with love and beautifully packaged. If you're searching for foodie gifts, The Good Food and Wine Company is home to a selection of hampers and gift sets, varying in size and cost, with unique local produce and tasty treats.

Need to refuel before the rest of your shopping trip? Don't forget to visit the Cuban Sandwich Factory for lunch!

Tasty Treats 

From handmade chocolates to exotic cheeses, discover a delicious world of tasty treats in Belfast this Christmas.

Northern Ireland's oldest deli, Sawers is an Aladdin's cave of culinary delights. There is an old Belfast saying: "If you can't get it in Sawers, you can't get it anywhere". Choose from a huge range of festive foodie gifts including wine and cheese baskets and luxury hampers.

For the perfect bottle of wine, you can't beat Belfast's oldest independent wine merchant, Direct Wine Shipments located in the heart of Belfast’s docklands. Browse the special Christmas Selection cases or get your own wine of choice gift wrapped.

For those sweet treats, Co Couture is a must. Creating super-premium chocolate bonbons and chocolate products, all of their chocolates are crafted using specially created blends of the finest French and Italian couverture to ensure the ultimate taste experience. 

Belfast's Hotel Chocolat Café on Donegall Square North, the first café branch in Ireland, is also a great place to pick up edible stocking fillers, from chocolate Christmas wreaths to irresistable gift boxes. You can even enjoy a rich hot chocolate to warm you up before you continue on your spree. 

St George's Market

12-20 East Bridge Street, Belfast, BT1 3NQ - View map

Home to some of the finest fresh produce, crafts and artisan goods, St George's Market is one of the most popular places to visit in the city! It attracts customers from near and far to sample the delights of the Friday (6am-2pm), Saturday (9am-3pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm) markets.

All that Glitters

Find exquisite jewellery in Belfast City Centre, from diamond rings and antique bracelets to high street brands and handmade wedding bands.

Lunn's, Northern Ireland's leading jeweller, 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, IWC, Chanel and Omega. They also have their own diamond jewellery brand: Portfolio of Fine Diamonds, which offers an unrivalled selection of diamond rings, engagement rings, diamond earrings and diamond pendants. 

The Steensons is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary designers in jewellery. Their Belfast store boasts a large range of their own locally made jewellery as well as products from various European, British and Irish designers. Working in platinum, gold and silver along with diamonds and other precious gems, their work is modern, individual and unique. 

Belfast Christmas Market

18 November - 23 December, Belfast City Hall
Experience over 80 wooden chalets, twinkling lights and the aroma of the traditional spirit-warming Glühwein. Gastronomic delights include crepes from France, Belgian chocolates and an exotic selection of ostrich, wild boar and crocodile burgers for those with a taste for adventure. Handcrafted gifts such as soaps, wooden toys and decorations will make the perfect Christmas gifts. Read more >>

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