Christmas shopping in Brussels

This year, when it comes to shopping, it’s Brussels-made or nothing. The capital is bursting with independent businesses where you can find THE unique gift that is guaranteed to please.

The shops are decked out in their best finery, the display windows are lit and the streets are fragrant with hot chocolate.

Start with a search up and down the city for the ideal fashion accessory. We recommend, among other places: Bel’Arte, Belge une fois, Belgikië or the Belgian Concept Store. A little detour through the Sablon or the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert to buy chocolate or quality speculaas biscuits. Marcolini, Laurent Gerbaud, Mary and Frédéric Blondeel spring to mind, as do Maison Dandoy and Wittamer. Not forgetting a good pack of beers from one of the Brussels breweries: en Stoemelings, la Brasserie de la Senne, the Brussels Beer Project or Cantillon.

And to finish, take a little look at one of the many comic book stores, including Brüsel, Multi BD, la Maison de la Bande Dessinée and le Dépôt BD.