Shopping Local for Valentine's Day - The Bend Magazine

Shopping Local for Valentine’s Day

From best friends and neighbors to your coworkers and in-laws, we've curated a few local Valentine's Day gifts for everyone in your circle

Photo by Rachel Benavides

For the host with the most

Pick out a couple of elevated glasswares from the local shop Park Seven for the Valentine who loves to host. Snag a bottle of wine and a few tasty and artisanal ingredients from Italian Cowboy Food & Provisions to complete the gift.


For the traveler

For your Valentine that loves to go on a trip, pick out a super soft Vera Bradley throw blanket and pair it with sweets and treats offered at Gatherings. This gift will make their next road trip even better.


For your pen pal or long-distance lover

Send them a piece of your hometown with goodies from Made in Corpus Christi, including the exclusive Corpus Christi Coast Puzzle and locally made jellies from Nauti T’s Creations developed with fresh ingredients sourced right here in the Coastal Bend.


For the salt life fan

Pay a visit to Cathy’s Boutique & Gifts for a unique fishing shirt or creative piece of beach-themed decor. Grab a gift card to Harrison’s Landing or set sail on the Japonica for an evening on the Corpus Christi Bay.


For the holistic type

Objects D’Art carries sterling silver, crystals, antiques, gemstone beads, pearls, and so much more. Pick up a selection of healing crystals and stop by Crossroads Yoga down the street for a giftcard to bring your loved one the gift of peace and tranquility.


For the outdoorsy Valentine

Timeless and durable commission a one-of-a-kind handcrafted leather lure holder, belt, or key tag, from Rusty Nail Leather. Have their initials added to your item of choice and complete the set with a monogrammed boot bag from Four Chicks in the Park.


For the beauty queen

Who doesn’t love all-natural products? Get the makeup artist in your life goodies from Lemonade Stand Cosmetics. Shop hair care and facial care to eye and lip makeup and tools.