A complete gift guide to your local shops in Strabane

Santa Claus is coming to town, Strabane town! This bustling shopping hub is filled to the brim with a fantastic array of unique and independent businesses that are bursting at the seams with festive gift ideas this Christmas.

We’ve all been there – it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas; your stockings are empty, and you need a bit of inspiration when it comes to spoiling that special someone. And that’s not just for a wife or girlfriend. Mothers are equally as hard to buy for not to mention trying to impress the mother-in-law!

Well, fear not, we are here to solve all your festive problems in one fell swoop all parcelled up in one enjoyable and convenient shopping experience. Everything you need this Christmas is just around the corner.

Perfectly pampered

You mightn’t notice, but the women in your life are always on the go. Whether it’s your mum, sister, cousin, girlfriend or wife, they are probably caught up with work, school runs, kids, washing, ironing and everything in between. So it’s the perfect time of year to treat them to a well-earned break and the perfect pampering session.

Treat them to a bouncy blow dry at Cutting Edge or Laura Dolan Hair Design or why not go all out for the New Year with a complete restyle. If hair isn’t their thing, everyone loves the chance to spoil themselves with a manicure and the staff at Smooch Nails & Beauty would just love to take care of them.

Or if you want to create a special spa experience at home, call into Boots or Medicare and pick up some of the best beauty essentials on the market.

New Year – New You

As we approach 2019, why not give a gift geared towards achieving those New Year’s resolutions to get better organised, get fit and make a new start. Help someone you love get better connected by checking out the latest mobile phone deals at O2.  Or why not sort out all those high tech issues with a voucher for the Gadget Garage or Mooretec Technology Centre, one-stop shops for sorting out all your gadget and gizmo woes.

If fitness is the focus for 2019, then why not snap up some new sports gear to kickstart the new year in style, with a wide range of sportswear and equipment available at McGoldrick Sports.

Something Special

If you’re planning something really special for your loved ones this Christmas, then look no further than the stylish and bespoke jewellery outlets based in Strabane town for inspiration.

Argento stocks a wide range of designer names, so you won’t have to go far to choose from some of the hottest current brands.

Bejewelled at Soul stocks a wide range of personalised jewellery and eye-catching accessories. You can’t go wrong at this time of year with a luxurious scarf and glove set, or a faux fur stole to spruce up an old winter coat.

Valerie Manning Jewellers offer a wide range of Storm watches, EMOZIONI hot diamonds and has new stock arriving weekly on the run-up to Christmas.

Another option is flowers for the special lady in your life, Donna’s Flower Box and Floral Bliss specialise in flowers for all occasions!

Party Time

If you can’t get dolled to the nines at Christmas, then when can you? There are a whole host of stylish outlets in the town filled with the very latest in Christmas clobber. Look no further than DV8Cilento Designer WearBonmarche or Menarys for beautiful ensembles for every age range.

Grab a sparkly party dress for Boxing night in DV8 or something more statement from the famous Cilento Designer wear. Alternatively, you could create a snug look for Christmas day with a cosy knitted jumper and some sparkly accessories from Bonmarche or Menarys.

Heavenly homeware

If your other half is interested in home interiors, sometimes a lovely gift for the home or garden is a real treat. Pick up a bargain in Harry Corry’sHouston Homewares or House Proud. From bedding to kitchenware, you’ll be able to avail of the best bargains available in Strabane. A snug throw or cushion set for the living room would be a beautiful gift, or a new bed set would be perfect for the festive season. Alternatively, all the stores pick up some stunning giftware or ornaments that would set off any room.

So there you have it, some of our top present tips for the woman in your life this Christmas. Strabane has so much to offer this festive season with a whole host of independent businesses all offering beautiful and unique gift ideas and seasonal bargains – everything is right here on your doorstep. If you’re too scared to pick them for yourself, a Strabane Gift card is the perfect alternative.

You can pick up the gift card in person right up to 3pm on Christmas Eve at The Alley Theatre or Caffe Fresco.


We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.