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Carrolls Irish Gifts has all things Irish. Popular Irish origin brands such as Leprechaun, Shamrock, Guinness, Aran Knitwear and Butlers adorn their shelves, along with small articles that make for the best souvenirs to take back home. The store is a bit of an overkill with loud Irish music blaring on their speakers, and emerald dominating the store decor, but it is a fun experience nonetheless. This place is your best pick if you're looking for souvenirs in the city.
St. George's Market has been a long-established market and events venue in Belfast. You have to be up early to catch up with real good bargains. St. George's fish is the freshest and cheapest in the city. Squid and salmon aside, you can get almost anything here. From shoelaces to second-hand books, carpets to candle holders, aubergines to angel figurines, just about anything. On special occasions like Christmas, Easter and St. Patrick's Day, the market is abuzz with exotic foods and live music.
If you're looking for a true Belfast shopping experience, the Smithfield Market is a must visit. Located in the historic city center, this shopping center is home to a numerous shops that sell a number of articles ranging from collectibles, secondhand buys, sports supplies, computers, indoor furnishings and exotic animals, in addition to a number of food stalls. One can also find small watch repair, picture framing and tailoring shops at the market premises.