Because Santa Cruz is one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Bolivia, you'll find many trendy boutiques and international retailers here. If you're looking for unique gifts typical of the area, you should buy jewelry or handicrafts. For jewelry, I recommend Joyería Andrea, at Junín 177. This store specializes in a stone called the Bolivian, a mix of amethyst and citrine. For high-quality handicrafts, your best option is ARTECAMPO, at Mons Salvatierra 407 (near the corner of Vallegrande). This beautiful store is an association of artists from the countryside -- all the money you spend here will go directly to them.
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