The ultimate Costa Rican brands gif guide, Part 1
As you are reading this, I guess you are coming to Costa Rica in a near future or are already enjoying our little pice of tropical land.
Costa Rica is mostly known abroad for our breathtaking beaches, colorful animals and cheerful people :D But there are hundreds of creative, crafty people who build spectacular, one of a kind pieces you can either get for yourself or take back home as a gift. After all, knick-knacks brought from trips are the most valued pieces I have in my house, I hope you are like that.
I’ve separated them in categories for your easier access, and the idea is to update it every few months, so the hunt is still going on.
STATIONARY & PAPER GOODS
Cute, girlie and very well made stationary, all displaying the Costa Rica essence. This brand offers you more than just stationary, you can get from shoes, to mugs, calendars to scarfs.
Seasonal paper goods designed by a talented woman designer that likes to play with natural colors.
They are so pretty you won’t be able to choose.
If giftwrapping is one of your hobbies, then this brand will be one of your favorites. They design and make eco-friendly gift wrapping paper. You can use them to make or wrap notebooks and be creative!
BAGS & WALLETS
Beautifully colored leather bags and accessories, the founder Sofía Protti is a crafter by heart and loves to promote Costa Rican hand crafts.
Her designs and quality controlled manufacture are ON POINT.
Perfect to go on a picnic or to the beach. Even if you are in the city but with beachy mood.
La Multicolor is manufactured in Guatemala with impecable taste for color and quality.
Need space? Like handcrafted goods?
Monkey Bags will be your perfect match then, this tote bags are all hand made, and look amazing with any style you wear.
Following the mermaid, unicorn trend from 2018 these products are designed to be super nourishing to your skin and your mood.
Hand made soaps with delicious scents and even prettier looks. These are the perfect gift for someone who likes to have nice toiletries.
These are therapeutic pillows made to soothe pains by mixing heat and aromatherapy. This is a women run company and it focus on sustainability.
CERAMICS & POTTERY
Tableware with cute illustrations made by the hand of the talented Macarena Sharpe. They look like from a fairy tale.
Gorgeous and useful wooden pieces, with flawless edges and the beauty of the wooden imperfections. Surprise your loved ones with these perfect tabletop goods.
Divine contrast between the rough material that is concrete and the shapes and colors that form these beautiful geometric pieces.
Beautiful pieces inspired by natural, organic and tropical shapes. It’s all made in 925 silver with gemstones.
Would you want to wear an alive piece?
This brand makes all kinds of jewelry with plants and moss. It is a very thoughtful gift.
With pieces made in 925 silver as well as gold combined with precios and semiprecious gemstones these pieces will make you fall in love instantly
Lovely and weird little monsters made out of various fabrics. You can order your own custom one by sending a photo of the person you want to shape it after. A custom made doll!
They make toys out of reclaimed wood, painted in bright colors for kids to feel attracted.
Handknitted and loyal, this little pals will be your kids favorites form the minute one. Perfect for babies since they are so soft.