Shopping for Christmas in the Boutiques of Rio de Janeiro

Christmas shopping in Rio de Janeiro isn't tightly packed department stores, but pokey boutiques, eclectic markets and a world of unique gift options.

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It's that time of year where Christmas is just on the horizon which can only mean one thing: Christmas gift shopping. Rio has some wonderful boutique stores and fairs that are perfect for buying unique and interesting gifts.

For a chocolate gift with a difference, Chocolate Q in Ipanema sells dreamy chocolates that are free from artificial flavors and made with only cocoa mass, cocoa butter and a tiny bit of sugar. What makes them a truly . . .

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