Share the Love by Shopping Local for Valentine’s Day in Downtown Des Moines
Share the Valentine’s Day love with locally owned shops, boutiques and bakeries this February in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). The local business owners at these Downtown DSM destinations are ready to make Cupid’s holiday experience extra special for both you and your loved ones!
Cards + Stationery in Downtown Des Moines
Domestica – located within Mainframe Studios, browse their Valentine’s Day collection for unique items for your sweetie
Ephemera – in addition to greeting cards, shop an assortment of stationary, candles and more gifts including these little love notes
Porch Light – stop into the Historic East Village store to find heart posters and cards, as well as plants, candles, jewelry and more including vintage and new gift options
Red Door Press – find love-themed cards and prints for your Valentine
Jewelry + Lingerie in Downtown Des Moines
Amour – this Downtown DSM shop features an assortment of lingerie, cozy pajamas and soft loungewear, perfect for gifting or self-indulgence
Josephs Jewelers – since 1871, Josephs has been the premiere high-end jeweler of Downtown DSM
Leona Ruby – you’ll find a selection of national brands and local artful jewelry here
Flowers + Plants in Downtown Des Moines
Gateway Market & Café – find fresh floral arrangements, potted plants and succulents, too!
Garden Shop at the Botanical Garden – plants and plant-themed gifts, stationary, books and more
Petals + Moss – find unique plant varieties including the Sweetheart Hoya, perfect for a V-Day gift! Additionally, peonies, roses and tulips will be available for purchase for the holiday weekend.
Treats + Sweets in Downtown Des Moines
Almost Famous Popcorn Company – try the Crunchberry Day flavor with pops of red that are perfect for the holiday of love
ChuChu Donuts – the red velvet cake donuts or strawberry fruit rolls are festive for February!
Cinnaholic Des Moines – in addition to decadent cinnamon rolls, order up some chocolate dipped strawberries for your Valentine
Dough Crazy DSM – February’s flavors include brownie crunch, red velvet, PB cookies ‘n cream and strawberry cheesecake … doughn’t you want some?!
Insomnia Cookies – bestselling V-Day cookie flavors include red velvet and chocolate covered strawberry (and don’t miss out on the heart-shaped red velvet cake topped with cream cheese icing!)
La Mie Elevate – pastries, French macarons and more … yum!
Molly’s Cupcakes – several Valentine’s Day-themed specials are available, including a “Date Night in a Box” decorating kit, conversation heart sugar cookies and more
Thistle’s Summit – this vegan and gluten-free bakery is offering heart-shaped hand pies, cinnamon rolls with pink icing, love-themed whoopie pies and more (browse the limited time Valentine’s menu here)
Looking for romantic restaurants and nightlife options to treat your Valentine? Or perhaps needing some family-friendly things to do surrounding the Valentine’s Day holiday? We’ve got you covered!
Plus, find tips on Downtown DSM parking and navigation and follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown.
Greater Des Moines Partnership
DSM USA is the regional identifier for Greater Des Moines (DSM). DSM USA is a bold statement to the world: This is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. This regional identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research.
The Partnership will champion the DSM USA message, and encourages its Investors, its more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and DSM USA Ambassadors to help share the region's story with One Voice.