Several months before Christmas, Natasha at Lulu Berlu Gallery in Puerto Viejo de Limon can be found in her backyard studio, creating mosaic pieces that decorate her shop, and now many homes around the world. A few hours away, Barry at Biesanz Woodworks curates his gallery shop with his coolest pieces; minimalist style humidors and jewelry boxes that make excellent gifts, travel well, and are intended to last a lifetime. Avenida Ezcazu has those luxury brands that some feel Christmas isn't the same without, like Tiffany & Co. and Salvatore Ferragamo, but for the individualist, there's J. Lang Atelier & Showroom; bright colored leather bags and accessories made in Costa Rica by an expat designer inspired by the natural beauty of her new home. Pure Jungle Spa is the perfect place to get gifts for those who love to be pampered; a gift certificate for a decadent chocolate massage makes a delightful stocking stuffer. For surfers and their tribe, there is Coconut Harry's in Nosara, a fun shop to find gifts and gear for all ages, and for good little cowboys and cowgirls, Santa shops at Caballo Loco Boutique in San Jose, where all sorts of sombreros line the shelves of an equestrian's dream shop come true.