Bethune and Sons welcomes you to shop local and to remind you that downtown Victoria is brewing with local shops and eateries, perfect for Valentines.

An early afternoon of Valentine's shopping could include a trip to The Box Coffee Bar for some coffee as you pursue downtown's Victoria Art League for some original artwork created by local artists as a unique one of a kind gift for your Valentine. Your next stop could be to Huvar's for a quick gourmet breakfast pick me up before heading to Bethune and Sons to shop for local gifts. Bethune and Sons pride themselves on shipping locally as well, bringing you the latest in Texas owned clothing lines. "Founder and owner, Kenneth Bethune, created Bethune & Son to celebrate and share the relaxed yet distinguished style of South Texan men. "He's just as comfortable out in the field in a pair of snake boots as he is wearing a tux and bow tie for an evening soiree," offers Bethune and Son.

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Why not stop into Texian Books to buy the one you love a new good book or two OR you could register them for a gift that lasts all year long- a book of the month membership? Books are always a great gift, but a book of the month membership is downright fabulous. "We seek to give our customers a unique experience that both creates a sense of community & fosters the independent spirit through literacy," offers Texian.

End your trip downtown with lunch at Fossati's, the 2nd oldest deli, or Vela Farms, which started just by winning a jelly competition, knowing you bought great gifts for loved ones at Valentine's AND equally important, supported local businesses.

It's a win-win for all of us!

There are so many wonderful locally-owned shops in Victoria and downtown Victoria!

Make this year about supporting all of the locally-owned stores you can, as often as you can. 

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