Best Christmas Shopping in Los Cabos, 2015

Los Cabos has plenty of holiday shopping options sure to please vacationing snowbirds of either sex. Women spending the winter months south of the border will undoubtedly appreciate gift-wrapped boxes from Diamonds International, the world's largest duty free jewelry store, as well as custom creations from shops such as Magic of the Moon and AB Designs. The former is the finest women's clothing boutique in Cabo San Lucas, while the latter is commonly considered the area's top stop for personalized, custom made jewelry. Bikinis and beachwear from Zingara also make excellent stocking stuffers.

For men, premium tequilas and cigars from J&J Habanos are perennially popular options, as are fishing rods, surf boards and other beach and boat related playthings. Minerva's Baja Tackle remains the best spot in Cabo San Lucas to pick up fishing gear for the guys, while Cabo Surf Shop offers the best selection of boards in Los Cabos, as well as board shorts and other tropical resort style clothing. Diamonds International, meanwhile, is not just a favorite of the fair sex. The area's top duty free jeweler also maintains a superb inventory of men's watches, including upscale timepieces from producers like Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Bertolucci, Cartier, Corum, Girard-Perregaux, Longines and Movado.

Paquimé is a leading local folk art gallery that specializes in Mata Ortiz pottery and Huichol Indian art. The village of Mata Ortiz is located in Chihuahua, near the ancient Mesoamerican city of Paquimé, where traditional pottery has been...  Read More

What's the essence of the Los Cabos style? Puerto Paraíso Mall based boutique Cabo Style is the place to find out. From swimsuits and flip flops to shirts, sunglasses and upscale tropical fashions, Cabo Style has all the gear you'll need to hit...  Read More

Fittingly quartered at the boutique Cabo Surf Hotel on Acapulquito Beach, Mike Doyle's Cabo Surf Shop is the preferred provider all the apparel and rentals needed for the perfect Baja Sur surf vacation. Forget trying to bring your board on the...  Read More

Minerva's has been in Cabo San Lucas for over 35 years - since before the city's Marina was built - and remains one of the most trusted local charter fishing operations. The company also maintains a well-stocked downtown tackle shop, Minerva's...  Read More

One of the best women's beachwear boutiques in Los Cabos, Zingara showcases a large selection of swimwear, dresses, cover-ups, shoes and accessories such as hats and handbags. Zingara sources only fine Italian fabrics, and each seasonal swim and...  Read More

The walk-in humidor at J&J La Casa del Habano smells like a cigar aficionado's idea of heaven, not surprising since the store is the most reliable place in Los Cabos to buy Cuban cigars. Authenticity may be questionable at best at other local...  Read More

Angel Barrera and his family have been making jewelry in Cabo San Lucas for over 15 years, using a technique called lost-wax casting. Barrera's collection primarily consists of gold and silver rings, earrings, pendants, and necklaces, with most...  Read More

Magic of the Moon is Los Cabos' best designer boutique, with ladies' fashions since 1991. Owner and designer Pepita Nelson offers original custom creations, ranging from beachwear and lingerie to skirts, slacks and formal dresses, and everything...  Read More

Set on Blvd. Mijares in downtown San José del Cabo, Plaza Artesanos is home to over 75 vendors selling authentic Mexican jewelry, clothing, tote bags, rugs and ceramics. This is one-stop shopping for tourists looking for high-quality, yet...  Read More

Diamonds International
Photo courtesy of Chris Sands

With over 125 stores internationally, including a trio in Los Cabos, Diamonds International is the world's largest duty-free jeweler. The company sources stones from the world's largest diamond mines, and offers them at the best possible value....  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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