Shop Local in the Coastal Bend


Shop Local Coastal Bend & Corpus Christi
It is no secret that we are allllllll about supporting our local artists, makers, business owners, and entrepreneurs! We love to see the creativity of our locals. By supporting local we also help our economy and do a small part in taking care of our community!

We’d also like to shout out to Box Drop – That Mattress Place for sponsoring this awesome shopping guide! BoxDrop Corpus Christi is a Family and Veteran owned mattress and furniture store. We have over a decade of experience in the mattress industry. BoxDrop is a small shop with the name brand mattresses you trust. Pop in and let them help to save you up to 40-70% off the Big Box retail stores!

Now…grab a coffee from one of the AMAZING local coffee shops and enjoy a day out in the Coastal Bend visiting these local shops – where you are sure to find the PERFECT gift!

Here is a list of shops where you can keep it local {Shoot us a message and let us know who we have missed – you can comment or email us at [email protected]}:

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Corpus Christi Institute of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery-these physicians bring the latest, cutting-edge techniques, procedures, and technology to their patients.

Design Concepts Salon & Boutique– a salon that specializes in corrective color, taking care of the hair, and awesome hair designs. The boutique is filled with must-haves from around the great globe.

The Balinese Wellness Spa and Yoga Retreat-A unique gem nestled in the heart of Port Aransas, Texas – a true sanctuary in the small beach community, dedicated to your well-being.

BeautyCounter-independent consultant with Beautycounter. Safe, clean beauty, body, and cosmetic products without compromising quality.

Blue Guard Services-clinic and a Medspa next door specializing in noninvasive liposuction.

Gold Dust Cosmetic Collective-the Gold Dust Artists are master certified licensed intradermal technicians specializing in both micro-pigmentation and micro-blading.

LaDonna Rocha, Naturopath-a certified holistic health professional, herbalist, alchemist, aromatherapist, and so many more natural wellness things.

Legends Barber Shop-Legends Barber Shop is Corpus Christi’s premier barber shop, with an old school feel come visit our Licensed professional barbers for your next haircut experience.

Love & Support Doula Services-Compassion, empowerment, education, respect, and support for expectant mothers and their family during and after the birth of their baby.

Luminous BlessingsImagine reducing stress and monkey mind, alleviating pain and limitations in your body, and improving relationships and money flows without hard work or a lot of time.  What would it be like to break free from the heaviness of self-judgment and replace it with daily feelings of joy and ease?

Makeup by Julie Norton-Offering makeup services for weddings, prom, photoshoots, etc

Mandi Bever, Health & Happiness Coach-I will be your guide as you journey to feel your best. I will tailor an individualized wellness program to meet your needs with food & lifestyle changes.

Norwex Home (local consultant)-With Norwex products, you save time and money while improving the health of your home and our environment.

Peace Of Mind-Peace of Mind is an Organic Day Spa and Organic Salon in Downtown Corpus Christi.

Prestigious Piercing-A highly curated studio for the worlds most discerning collectors of luxury services, fine jewelry and private tattooing.

Rodan + Fields (Local Consultant)-No matter your age, gender, skin tone or ethnicity, Rodan + Fields® products can help you to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin.

Tori Belle Cosmetics (Local Consultant)-Tori Belle Cosmetics are easy to apply, long wearing and travel-ready.

Younique– (Local Consultant) Skincare and cosmetics

Retail ShoppingRetail Shopping (Online and In-Person):

Archer Soapworks & Apothecary-Local bath, body and apothecary focusing on natural, handmade products from scratch.

Avele and Arrow Boutique-online boutique located out of Corpus Christi, Texas. We provide handmade graphic tees & other gift or decor ideas.

Bangle & Babe Bracelet Key Ring-Bangle & Babe’s bracelet key ring easily slips onto your wrist, while still being flexible enough to fit in your pocket or bag.

Barefoot Creations– Custom vinyl and paper creations. Tshirts, canvas decor, car decals, and so much more.

Bodies of Wood– Custom Resin Tables & Coastal Decor

BoxDrop mattress and furniture store– Family and Veteran owned

Chia Handcrafted-We are CHIA. Our name originates from the Chibcha word for “moon”, a beautiful language spoken by the Colombian Muisca tribe. CHIA is a family owned business that began in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2017.

Chels Marie Boutique-A collection of original designs and vintage finds brought to you with love to be a reflection of the beauty and uniqueness of each woman.

CJ’S Jewelry Creations-Unique and beautiful handmade jewelry to help you form deeper connections with people you love.

Clover and Leaf– We hand make everything and all of the wood we use is from my in-law’s tree farm, so we get to support their small business by buying all of our materials from them.

Coastal Macrame Art– Handmade Coastal Macrame Home Decor

Color Street (Local Consultant)– The colors are vibrant, the finishes glossy, and they easily adhere to the nail instantly. These stunning nail polish strips keep their good looks up to 10 days, and they’re easy to remove with any nail polish remover.

CruzLove’s Closet-Women’s Clothing

C’mon Get Hippie, LLC-Handmade crystal jewelry to raise your vibration & brighten your day

Corpus Threads-Threads is unique because clothing, shoes & accessories are bought, sold and traded from the public.

Daze Jewelry-Handmade jewelry down in South Texas. Bustin’ out on the scene with bohohemian/funky jewelry.

Fryday Graphics– Custom made shirts, decals, etched glass mugs, shot glasses, coffee mugs, hats, etc.

Green Sea Designs-Beautiful pressed marine algae art, home decor, and jewelry from the Texas coast!

Halia Mia Swimwear– Halia Mia designs a custom made bikini by hand, for a surfer, or a beach goer whichever fits your style we can make a bikini just for you.

Hooded Bath Blankets-Incredibly soft, absorbent, and durable hooded towel sets in baby and kid sizes. We call them “Bath Blankets”, because they’re so soft and snuggly!

Indigo Laine & Co.-Maker of small-batch, thoughtfully crafted leather goods that blend traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic.

Jenn E’s Boutique-Jenn E’s Boutique offering ladies apparel and accessories


Kaestner Art Studio– provides beautiful unique art and functional homewares for your lifestyle home, office, or for a special person or occasion.

Lavender & Lee– a small batch jewelry store, specializing in dainty + minimalist styles with precious and semi-precious stones.

Legacy Gifts & Engraving-Legacy Gifts & Engraving is Corpus Christi’s new locally owned and operated shop for custom engraved and personalized gifts!

LuLaRoe Jessica Perales-Creating an inspiring atmosphere for women to feel confident and fierce and fall in love with comfortable and beautiful clothing

Made in Corpus Christi– Corpus Christi branded items including apparel, hats, gifts, artwork, bags, accessories, and a variety of custom pieces from local artists, makers, and designers.

Mint To Be Creations– Hand cut and handpainted signs. I create each piece with YOU in mind. Find us at markets throughout the year or order a ready to ship sign in our website.

Moonstone’d Pottery-Lover of all things celestial | small-batch, one-woman shop. Owned/operated by local ceramic artist Alex Chapa.

Morgan & Taylor Co.-Lightweight handmade clay earrings. Each piece is handmade by me so please allow slight variations and/or imperfections in color and shape!

M•R Candle Co.-100% Beeswax candles made by two (teen) sisters venturing into #smallbusiness together. With quality & pride of product in mind, candles are crafted in small batches, hand-poured and scented with pure essential oils & set with 100% cotton, braided wicks.

My Mom Had That Antique Mall–  a vintage antique mall with a wide array of items to choose from.

North Eighty-Printed Adhesive & Heat Transfer Vinyl SVG Cut Files & PNG Sublimation Clip Art

O/I Designs & Bowtique-Our lives have been blessed with 2 beautiful girls Olivia and Ireland and what better way than to design a company around them based on bows.

Paparazzi (local consultant)– Paparazzi Accessories are always fabulous, always fashionable, and always $5.

PhatKnits– Established in November of 2018, PhatKnits is a local business in Corpus Christi Texas. Stay tuned for an online shop, pop-ups, and fundraisers!

Pink & Chic Boutique-Online Fashion Boutique that keeps you looking fabulous at amazing prices

Posh & Posy-Custom paper flowers • Backdrop rentals • Mixed media florals – paper, wood, foam • DIY Crafting parties

Raining Rustic Boutique-Online & Brick & Mortar store geared towards all types of women on a budget. Affordable. Adorable. All the time!

Rose & Bros Boutique-Online Boutique | Women’s & girl’s earrings | accessories | handmade hair bows

Rose Soiree-When words are not enough, Rose Soiree is here for all life’s celebrations. Say it with flowers. Specializing in Fresh Floral, Workshops, and Weddings.

Ruby Mozelle’s Quilts-Ruby Mozelle’s is all about handmade. From heirloom quilts to tea towels and other handmade gifts.

Santa’s Ornament Workshop-Personalized Christmas Ornaments

Scentsy (Local Consultant)-Fill your life with fragrance®

Sew Bonita-Sew Bonita is a Corpus Christi based business that sells uniquely sewn items, and one of kind t-shirt designs all reflecting Mexican Culture.

ShopSorelleofficial– Tees, Key Chains & More

SHOP L&RK at the dry bar-Locardi and Rachel Kate have joined forces to offer a one-stop shop located within At The Dry Bar!

•Simply Grey• -Online Boutique

Southern Florista-As a Florist, I create everything from wreaths and mums/garters, to weddings, birthdays, funerals, and bouquet recreations, in fresh or forever flowers!

SunKissed By Elle-SunKissed By Elle is dedicated to creating simple & sweet hair accessories that come in a variety of materials, colors and finishes.

Surf Dog Supply Co.– We have a little bit of everything, handmade bandanas, collard, leashes, jewelry, t-shirts, bags and more!

Susann’s Custom Jewelers-Susann’s is the only fine jeweler in Corpus Christi and South Texas that encourages quality and price comparison shopping.

The 3rd Coast Shack– a Recreation Relaxation Retreat featuring a unique shopping experience, Oxygen Bar, healing therapies, custom T-shirts and so much more!

The Chubby Nugget-create unique and exclusive designs for people of all sizes.

The Hippie Hangers– hand made with love and good vibes! We have the classic hangers and mini rearview mirror hangers for cars!

The Pink Cactus-Handmade Freshies

Tula Blue– Every piece of Tula Blue is strung with love on our signature ROPE. Nautical grade and 100% spun by hand, our unique Tula Blue ROPE is not only waterproof but incredibly durable.


Yarn Texas– For me, yarn is just a symbol for all fiber arts, really ALL arts. It is a symbol for simply making things! I am adding all sorts of ways to be creative as often as I can to inspire you.

Food & DrinksLocal Food and Drink:

Baked Confections-homemade sugar cookies by a self-taught confectionary artist

Bayside Snacks, LLC-Delicious, mouth-watering specialty snacks. Based out of the lovely Corpus Christi. Catch us at the local markets in and around the Coastal Bend!

Bibby’s Cakes-Creating one of a kind custom cakes, cupcakes, and cookies for the local community.

Fed By Bread– exists to locally bake and sell homemade bread to the local community and support projects serving orphans and vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa. 100% of our profit supports viable organizations seeking to holistically serve vulnerable children.

Hanaya Poke Corpus Christi Southside– Hanaya Poke, formerly named Hana Poke, serves Hawaiian style Asian-inspired Poké Bowls, Sushi Burritos, and Tea Drinks.

HESTER’S CAFE & COFFEE BAR-The goal is to make food from scratch, altering it as little as possible. Quality ingredients creatively put together

Heaven Sent Sweets– cookies and sweets

JalaPeña’s Salsa-A Corpus Christi, Texas-based salsa company using fresh, local ingredients to spice up your life.

Janet’s Cakery– Cakes for all occasions, pies, cookies, pastries, petit fours, and more. Family owned and operated since 1986.

Nueces Brewing Company-Our beers and smoked meats are crafted on-site in beautiful Downtown Corpus Christi.

PANJOS PIZZA PARLOR– Old Time Pizza Parlor. Sing along with bubba and the boys on his old Ragtime piano.

Persnickety Vegan-local bakery items

Peps Bar-Family owned and operated restaurant in Portland Tx

PHAT Keto Co.-Serving those seeking health-conscious foods with keto-friendly, natural ingredients.

Poppin’ Jars-locally made Jams and Jellies

Rollin’ Tide Boil Co.-Rollin’ Tide Boil Co. is the Original on-site provider of Low Country Shrimp & Crab Boils for Port Aransas, Mustang Island, & North Padre Island.

Sacred Juice Bar-Sacred Juice is Corpus Christi’s first and only organic cold-pressed juice bar. Our juices and nut milks are made fresh using certified organic ingredients.

Snowie Bus of Corpus Christi-Enjoy delicious shaved iced in your favorite flavor, combine them, and try them all! We DELIVER!

Teacup Goods-Teacup Goods is a locally owned business selling loose leaf teas and products made with it, including jellies, shortbread cookies, candles, bath bombs, and soaps.

The VINE Juice Company-The Vine Juice company offers raw, natural, and fresh cold pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls and vegan options.

Wild Veggie Bouquet-Wild Veggie Bouquet LLC is a Texas company providing unique vegetable, fruit and herb arrangements and floral work of any level. We hope our bouquets will make Earth a better place!

Coffee Shops

Big Story Coffee-We are coffee roasters in Portland, TX. Our fresh roasted coffee beans are available for local delivery or pickup.

Bloom City Coffee-Specialty coffee shop and coffee roasters.

Coral Bean Cafe – Chill coffee lounge on the south side serving specialty coffee, light breakfast & lunch fare.

Coffee Waves (Alameda)– Coffee Waves proudly serves artisan level espresso, freshly brewed drip coffee, and handcrafted gelato.

Driftwood Coffee Company-We are a Specialty coffee Roastery and Tasting Room.

Island Joes Coffee and Gallery– an espresso-based coffee shop and gallery on North Padre Island.

Stingers Coffee

Wired Coffee Company-Here at Wired Coffee Company we specialize in making a delicious cup of coffee with freshly roasted beans from Gruene Texas.

Lawncare & Construction

Army of One Landscaping & LawncareLandscape Company

HC Contractors– family owned and operated business has the experience needed to beautify your home. We offer superior lawn and home services at an affordable cost.

MOCEAN Roofing & Construction-specialize in roof replacement, roof leak repairs and fencing.

Business Tools

Cogs Coworking-Co-Working Spaces

ESV Creative– a TX-based digital services & social media firm that empowers clients to grow their audience, build stronger relationships & drive results.

Ila designs-Branding | Packaging | Web Design

Milestones– a veteran and family-owned awards and recognition company that has been bringing new and innovative ways of preserving memories to Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend since 2017.

ActivitiesActivities for Families:

In The Game Funtrackers-In The Game Corpus Christi is fun for all ages! Go Karts, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Rope Course, Bungy Jump, Dragon Coaster, Arcade & Restaurant! Party & Group Outing packages available!

KJ Equestrian– Horse riding lessons in the coastal bend. For ages 5 and up.

Ocean Epics-Ocean Epics – Specializing in shark and big game surf fishing charters on North Padre Island, Texas

Plants & GardeningPlants and Gardening:

Bay Area Landscape Nursery-Landscape material supply with a broad selection of rock, soils, boulders, St Augustine grass, trees and more.

Get Growing– a mobile nursery serving the Corpus Christi area. We love to offer our plants in unique and fun ways!

Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.-Garden Center, Landscape Design, and Installation Services

Turner’s Gardenland-Turners Gardenland is a full service nursery. We offer full landscape services and boast one of the most unique floral shops around.

Wildflowers-A home & garden boutique filled with my favorite European antiques, vintage & modern finds, air plants, succulents, jewelry, Sydney Hale Candles


For a list of  Local Photographers be sure to check out our Coastal Bend Photographers Guide! 

Coastal Bend Photographers | Corpus Christi

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