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Quality Giftware, Gifts and Jewellery in Ballymena.


The China Shop
is a well known gift shop in Ballymena.

We have been established for more that 50 years and stock a wide range of giftware, tableware, fragrances and perfumes, crystal, jewellery and home furnishings from quality local and international suppliers.

We stock unique quality giftware and home furnishings from quality suppliers, including Royal Douton, Santoro Reed, Sophie Triple, Willow Tree, etc. Our store boasts a wide array of:

  • Mirrors
  • Lamp tables
  • Console tables
  • Lanterns
  • Magazine tables
  • Magazine racks
  • Candle holders
  • Candles
  • Coffee tables
  • Hall tables
  • Toilet roll holders
  • Wall shelves
  • Ornaments
  • Bookends
  • Vases
  • Lamps
  • Picture frames
  • Money boxes


We also stock crystal vases and bowls from local suppliers such as Galway Crystal, John Rocha and Waterford Crystal.

Our tableware range is extensive and includes teapots, soup bowls, cake stands, cake plates, plate sets, cup and saucer sets, mugs, napkin rings, etc. Brands include Bunnykins, Veronique, Belleek, Jaqueline, Gabrielle, Aynsley, Antoinette, etc.

We stock a wide range of Belleek jewellery, including brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. We are confident that we will have the perfect piece of jewellery for any occasion.

The China Shop
  • Services Include:
    • Giftware:

      We stock a large array of giftware and gifts, suitable for any occasion be it a wedding present or a birthday gift. We stock jewellery, candle holders, candles, picture frames, money boxes, etc.

    • Tableware:

      We stgock quality local brands including Bunnykins, Veronique, Belleek, Jaqueline, Gabrielle, Aynsley, Antoinette, etc. Our tableware range is extensive and includes teapots, soup bowls, cake stands, cake plates, plate sets, cup and saucer sets, mugs, napkin rings, etc.

    • Jewellery:

      We stock a wide range of Belleek jewellery, including brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. We are confident that we will have the perfect piece of jewellery for any occasion.

    • Crystal:

      We stock various crystal pieces, including vase, mugs and bowls from local suppliers such as Galway Crystal, John Rocha and Waterford Crystal.

    • Home Furnishings:

      We stock a wide range of home furnishings to compliment all home decors including mirrors, lamp tables, console tables, lanterns, lamps, magazine tables, magazine racks, coffee, tables, hall tables, toilet roll holders, wall shelves, ornaments, bookends, vases, etc

    Gifts in Ballymena:

    If you are looking for a gift for a loved one in Ballymena, then look no further. The China Shop stock a wide range of giftware and is easily accessible from all surrounding areas, including Portglenone, Ahoghill, Cullybackey, Cloughmills, Cushendall, Kells, Broughshane, Galgorm, Gracehill, Glarryford, etc.

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    • Black Friday is this week and once again it coincides with our annual candle sale. Friday the 24th and Saturday 25th of November we will have savings on ALL candle products from all companies. There will be 20% off all everyday Yankee Candle products and accessories, 20% off Woodwicks candles, Ashleigh & Burwood oil lamps, oils and accessories. 20% off all bomb cosmetics bath bombs, creamers and gift sets. 20% off Heart and home candles. A massive 50% off Village candle wax products. 25% off Yankee Candle Christmas candles and gift sets. Yankee Reed diffusers 2 for £22.00 Free gifts to give away for purchases of Yankee Candle products of £35.00 and over PLEASE NOTE IT IS ONLY FOR YANKEE CANDLE PURCHASES This is one per customer on a first come first served offer as we only have a limited supply. Facebook.com20th Nov, 2017

    • Charlie Bears BIrthday bear will be on sale at The China Shop on Saturday the 18th November. Each bear is in a sealed box which should be opened only by the new owner, the identity and name have been kept a secret until the day. We have been allocated only twelve of these and one of those twelve will have a certificate that is signed by Charlie herself. You can reserve one in advance by calling into the shop with deposit, but you can only collect on or after the 18th. Price is £50.00 Facebook.com15th Nov, 2017

    • Scout Elf return week The original elf on the shelf available in store now Facebook.com13th Nov, 2017

    • These are the new mini boo's collectibles that we have just got in stock, ty tell us there aren't many across the country yet, get them before they go!!!! Take a look at this video below Facebook.com23rd Oct, 2017

    • ty mini boos now in stock These are the latest collectibles from ty with 13 figures to collect including the rare chaser. £3.49 each or 3 for £10.00 Facebook.com20th Oct, 2017

    • We at The China Shop would like to thank Michael and Christine from cameo cards for selling us all their greeting card stands following their long awaited retirement from the business. It has taken us a few weeks but we have finally got them installed in our shop and filled with exciting new cards, we have more than doubled our selection from before and also added other new companies such as Ty beanies. Why not come along and have a look, and tell us what you think!! Facebook.com15th Oct, 2017

    • The Elf on the shelf is back. We are the official stockists of the genuine Elf on the shelf products, call in to see the new additions to the range including a great new DVD. Facebook.com27th Sep, 2017

    • End of term time coming up. Take a look at some of the teacher gifts available. And don't forget the range of cards as well. Facebook.com7th Jul, 2017

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    • Facebook.com24th May, 2017

    • Our best ever Yankee Candle offer We have 40% off all Yankee candle Large size and Medium sized jars. All fragrances!!!!! That makes a large jar £14.40 instead of £23.99 and a Medium jar £11.99 instead of £19.99 Offer only applies to those two items and doesnt include any other Yankee products. Available now until end of June or when current stock lasts, whichever comes first. Not sure if this will ever be repeated, so grab yourselves a bargain while you can!! Facebook.com23rd May, 2017

    • Yankee candle sale For one week only, Yankee candle wax products 20% off. Offer applies to L/s jars, M/s jars, S/s jars, T. Lights, Votives & Wax melts. All fragrances included. Offer does not include fragrance of the month which as usual has 25% off Offer finishes Saturday 25th March Facebook.com20th Mar, 2017

    • Family fun is a little more magical with The Elf on the Shelf. The China Shop is one of Santa's official adoption centres. Adopt now before they all go!!!!! Facebook.com3rd Dec, 2016

    • Well that's the end of the candle discount days for us. We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our customers for supporting us over the last two days, you are amazing. Also a big thank you to Yankee Candle UK for helping us putting the event on. Facebook.com26th Nov, 2016

    • The six Yankee Candle fragrances that will have the 25% discount at our two day event which starts tomorrow (Friday) are; Candy Cane Lane, Sparkling Cinnamon, Sparkling Snow, Snow in Love, Christmas Garland & Snowflake Cookie. Get in early for the free gift when you spend over £30 on any Yankee Candle products. Limited stock, on a first come basis. 15% off the rest of Yankee products and all other makes for the two days. Facebook.com24th Nov, 2016

    • Our annual discount candle days this year are Friday the 25th & Saturday 26th November. So not long to go now. We will have some fantastic offers available. For the first time we will have six different fragrance of the month Yankee candle ranges available at 25% off. There will be 15% off ALL makes of candles, accessories and bath bombs. Including Woodwick, Ashleigh & Burwood, Bomb Cosmetics, village candle, Yankee Candle, Hestia mirrored candle holders, H&H candles, burners, candle lamps etc etc. FREE GiIFT with purchases of Yankee Candle products of £30 & £35. Please note we have a limited supply available on a first come basis and the free gift is only for purchases of Yankee Candle products, all we can say is it's worth at least £18.99. Facebook.com21st Nov, 2016

    • Candy Cane Lane & Christmas Garland. These are just two of the SIX Yankee Candle fragrance of the month that will be available with 25% off on our two day discount candle event. Friday the 25th & Saturday the 26th November. Keep a look out for the other fragrances that will be available, and other offers too. Facebook.com17th Nov, 2016

    • As Black Friday approaches we are getting ready for our annual two day discount candle event. This year we will have lots of offers to tempt you with, plus free gifts with purchases over a fixed amount. Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November are the dates. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information. Facebook.com10th Nov, 2016

    • The Elf on the Shelf and Elf pets Reindeer are the perfect team for fun family moments. Get in the spirit today by adopting these traditions into your family. Get them before we run out, only limited stock left!!! Facebook.com27th Oct, 2016

    • Silly and sweet Santa's scout elves love to find new ways to bring magic to the holidays Santa's scout elves, available for adoption now at The China shop, Heywood Facebook.com6th Oct, 2016

    • This years Yankee Candle Advent Calendars are now in stock, two different ones. Triangular tea light set @ £24.99 & the Pavilion gift set @ £29.99 These always sell out so don't miss out!!! Facebook.com4th Oct, 2016

    • Yankee Candle Halloween products, don't miss out. Get them before they go! Facebook.com4th Oct, 2016

    • The Elf on the shelf has made its way to the UK! Santa's scout elves are waiting for you to adopt them, now at The China Shop, Market place, Heywood. The first delivery have all been adopted, we have a second delivery due on Monday 26th September. Don't leave it too late to adopt yours. Facebook.com26th Sep, 2016

    • "It’s official The China Shop is an approved Adoption Centre! Stop by our store to adopt a North Pole Helper from 24/08/2016 Facebook.com19th Aug, 2016

    • Good news!!! We are an official Santa approved Elf on The Shelf adoption centre. The Elf's should arrive next week, anybody wanting to pre-order can do so by calling into the shop. Facebook.com18th Aug, 2016

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