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#DSMlocal Buying Guide

2020 DSMlocal Buying Guide

November 24, 2020

Please look local first and put your money where your heart is. When you support small businesses, the money you spend here is more likely to stay here—so you’re not only supporting your neighbor but you’re supporting our local community.

This #DSMlocal Buying Guide provides a variety of local gift ideas and small business buying suggestions for all your shopping needs.

Bookworms  |  Civic Minded  |  Foodies  |  Gardeners  |  Grandparents  |  Health/Fitness  |  Home Improvers  |  Kids  |  Men  |  Music Lovers  |  Parents/Guardians  |  Pets  |  Recent Graduates  |  Self-Care Lovers  |  Teachers/Educators  |  Teens  |  Women


Brick Street Books & Café

Featured Item: New/Used Books
Description: Brick Street is a local coffee shop and bookstore offering new and used books for sale. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner specials daily. Come on in and cozy up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.
facebook.com/brickstreetcafeadel and raccoonforks.com/brick-street-books-cafe

Heart of Iowa Marketplace

Featured Item: Iowa Afghan
Description: Perfect for any Iowa bookworm! The afghan highlights Iowa treasures and measures 46x68 inches. Available in navy, cranberry and hunter green. Other Iowa-themed gifts and more are available at Heart of Iowa Marketplace in Historic Valley Junction.

Mattingly Music & Books

Featured Item: Iowa-Themed Books, Children’s Books
Description: Find children’s books and Iowa-themed books at Newton's longstanding music, books and hobby store.

Winestyles Tasting Station (Ankeny and West Des Moines Locations)

Featured Item: Gourmet Gift Baskets and Wine Club Memberships
Description: Looking for a birthday or anniversary gift idea? Try a custom-made gift basket that includes exclusive wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and/or more. Or give a pre-paid gift membership to the Winestyles monthly Wine Club.


Adel Quilting & Drygoods Co.

Featured Item: Fabric Fat Quarter
Description: The 18" x 22" cut of cotton fabric is perfect for mask making.

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Featured Item: Iowa Coasters
Description: Want to support a local organization when you shop local? Check out the four-pack of Iowa ceramic coasters with cork backing from the Animal Rescue League (ARL). All proceeds benefit homeless animals at the ARL.

The Nature Conservancy

Featured Item: Honor & Memorial Giving
Description: You can honor someone special in your life by personalizing an honor gift to The Nature Conservancy. It’s also a way to make a gift in remembrance of a loved one.


Baratta’s Restaurant

Featured Item: Carryout Pasta Family Dinners
Description: Family dinners feed four to six people. $24-$32.

Best of Thymes

Featured Item: Joseph Cutting Boards
Description: A folding chopping board for all types of food prep.


Featured Item: Seasonal Cupcakes
Description: Flavors include January — Winter Whiteout; February — Strawberry Champagne; March — Baileys + Guiness; April — Carrot; May — Margarita; June — White Chocolate Raspberry; July — S'mores; August — Triple Chocolate; September — Caramel Apple; October — Perfect Pumpkin + Caramel Apple; November — Perfect Pumpkin; December — White Chocolate Peppermint + Eggnog

Country Club Market

Featured Item: Chef Terrie’s World-Famous Scones
Description: Choose from Cranberry Orange White Chocolate or Blueberry Lemon White Chocolate scone flavors.

Fong'sKitchen Collage

Featured Item: Gift Card, Merchandise
Description: Enjoy a gift card, merchandise or meal from Fong's Pizza - Downtown.


Featured Item: Gift Card
Description: Gilroy's gift cards are available in any denomination and are a great way to support small business in DSM.

Kitchen Collage

Featured Item: Backpack Cooler
Description: Lightweight backpack vegan leather cooler with padded straps. Perfect for outdoor hikes, bike rides and picnics. Holds a 12-pack or two bottles of wine (canteens available) —snacks too. Comes in five colors.


Featured Item: Large Gourmet Popcorn Variety Box
Description: The gift box comes with six ½ gallon gourmet popcorn bags in each box.

Mars Café

Featured Item: Mars Blend Coffee
Description: A light-medium roast in ½ lb., 1 lb. or 2 lb. packages.

The Slow Down Coffee Co.

Featured Item: Bag of Coffee Beans
Description: Coffee beans

Trostel's Greenbriar

Featured Item: Slow-Roasted Prime Rib
Description: Try one of Greenbriar's signature steaks.


Broken Arrow T-Shirt Printing & Embroidery

Featured Item: Custom Canvas Tote
Description: Add text and/or images to a 100% certified organic cotton canvas that your favorite gardener will love carrying gardening tools in.

Canoyer Garden Center

Featured Item: Plants
Description: Find a variety of plants, arrangements and other gardening items.

Howell’s Greenhouse & Pumpkin Patch

Featured Item: Fairy Garden Statues
Description: Miniature fairies from Howell's will bring your garden to life.

O'Leary's Flowers for Every Occasion

Featured Item: Fresh/Silk Floral Arrangements, Plants, Sympathy Stones
Description: Find a large selection of garden gnomes, outdoor decor and more.

Plaza Florist & Gifts

Featured Item: Custom Flower Arrangement
Description: Plaza Florist offers custom arrangements, as well as home and seasonal décor.


Personalized Cutting Board Etching

Artisans Jewelry Designs

Featured Item: Jewelry Restoration
Description: Repair a family heirloom. Free estimates on repair and service work.

Bob’s Custom Trophies, Inc.

Featured Item: Etchings
Description: Cutting board lasered with family recipe in original handwriting.

Horn’s Ferry Hideaway

Featured Item: Cabin Rental
Description: A relaxing place for a getaway. Includes a fireplace/air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, complimentary coffee, tea and popcorn, living room with sofa and recliners and that’s just the beginning.


Fit Body Boot Camp

Featured Item: $21 Days for $21
Description: Unlimited access to our 30-minute group HIIT training sessions, designed to work you out efficiently and develop tone, strength and burn fat.

Fleet Feet

Featured Item: Training Tights
Description: Find training tights for men and women at various price points.

Iowa Bike Co.

Featured Item: Indoor Cycling Gear
Description: Find a smart trainer, riser block or other indoor gear so you can bike all year long.

Movement Yoga

Featured Item: Intro Month for $54
Description: Enjoy 30 days of unlimited classes at a hybrid studio simultaneously in-person and online.

Start From Home Fitness

Featured Item: 60-Minute In-Home/Virtual Personal Training Session
Description: We bring the equipment, expertise and convenience to you!



Featured Item: Home // Love Box
Description: The Home // Love Box includes a handmade Tampico brush, coffee table book, microfiber towel and brass clip.

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, ReStore

Featured Item: Home Improvement Materials
Description: Find new and gently used home improvement materials, including flooring, lights, paint, cabinets and appliances.

Helps Homestead

Featured Item: Rustic Wooden Mosaic
Description: Multiple colors/sizes of handcrafted rustic wooden mosaic wall art available for local pickup.

West Side Appliance Repair

Featured Item: Dryer Vent Cleaning
Description: Dryer vents accumulate debris and lint over time, which is an extreme fire hazard. Increase safety, improve efficiency, extend the life of your dryer and save time and money on your laundry.


Five Monkeys Inc.

Featured Item: Painting To Go
Description: Choose your project and colors and then pick up your project the next day the studio is open.

Learning Post Toys

Featured Item: At-Home Toys
Description: Books, puzzles, games and more are available at Learning Post Toys. You can also find active and outdoor play toys, slime and STEM activities. learningposttoys.com

Magic Stitches Embroidery

Featured Item: Baby Apparel
Description: Gift onesies, rompers and sleep sacks.


BackSpin Indoor Golf & Bar

Featured Item: Gift Certificate
Description: An indoor golf experience with five state-of-the-art golf simulators.

CrossRoads Shooting Sports

Featured Item: Shooting Classes
Description: Whether it’s your first time holding a firearm or you’re an experienced shooter looking for that latest piece of gear, you will be met by professionals whose only goal is to serve you with a humble spirit. With nearly 17,000 square feet of total space, classroom facilities and a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, CrossRoads Shooting Sports is here to meet your needs, at your level, when you are ready.

Foundry Distilling Co.

Featured Item: Vodka, Gin or Rum
Description: Foundry Distilling is part of an exciting project at The Foundry building, which was constructed in 1899 and was known as the Rock Island Railroad car barn because it was originally built to repair rail cars. Other tenants at The Foundry include The Hall, a European-style beer hall, and The Kitchen, a nonprofit commissary that will provide kitchen space for food truck owners.

Iowa Cigar Company

Featured Item: Premium Cigars
Description: In addition to having the largest selection of premium cigars in Iowa and a great lounge to enjoy a cigar in, we also offer monthly manufacturer events as well as many in-store promotions. With cigar aficionado specialists on staff to assist with product selection, we are pleased to be of service to native Iowans, those passing through or those in town on business or just visiting.

Scissors and Scotch

Featured Item: A Grooming Experience
Description: Scissors & Scotch is the grooming experience every man deserves — where traditional barbering and modern spa services meet your favorite watering hole. Sit back, relax and get groomed.

Whiskey River

Featured Item: Gift Certificate
Description: A great bar and grill atmosphere with cold drinks, craft beers, burgers, rooftop patio and plenty of sports on the TVs to satisfy!


School of Rock

Featured Item: One-on-One Classes
Description: Students can take online, on-on-one music lessons with “School of Rock Remote” in any of the following: guitar, piano, drums, singing or bass guitar.


Buff City Soap (Ankeny and Johnston Locations)

Featured Item: Soap Whip
Description: A soap that moisturizes, smooths and cleans. Scents come in “Breathe,” “Narcissist,” “Island Nectar” and “Magnolia.”

Copycat Prints

Featured Item: Custom Canvas Prints
Description: Custom photo canvas prints made for families, graduates, grandparents and wedding photos alike. We print high-quality canvases to brighten up your home or office.

Element Hotel

Featured Item: Clean, Relaxing Hotel Room
Description: Eco-friendly, pet-friendly, modern, clean and cozy hotel for friends and family to stay offering free contactless breakfast daily and private pool usage for the family!


Brown Dog Bakery

Featured Item: Homemade Treats
Description: Find heart-shaped treats, cheese bagels, pumpkin hard chews and more.


Featured Item: Pet Bed/Toys
Description: Find pet mats and beds handmade in Iowa in a variety of sizes. Rubber chew toys and stuffed toys are also available from the family-owned pet supply store.

Precious Paws Pet Grooming

Featured Item: Grooming
Description: Precious Paws Pet Grooming in Adel, Iowa offers grooming for big and small pups.

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

Featured Item: Pet Training
Description: Choose between the board and train program, the day camp dog training and private dog training options.

Stylin Paws

Featured Item: Doggie Daycare
Description: The Clive and Urbandale locations offer stay passes for half, single or multiple days and single or multiple dogs.



Featured Item: Goal // Chaser Box
Description: The Goal // Chaser Box includes a notepad, hair ties, key chain and luxe ink pen.

HartSmart Products

Featured Item: 3D Fuel Pro PLA
Description: High-quality PLA 3D printer filament to print easily and perform superbly when printed.


Coachlight Clinic and Spa

Featured Item: Refresh Spa Package
Description: The most popular package is 120 minutes for $211.50. Just ‘hit refresh’ with this guest favorite. Experience includes a 60-minute Rest Herbal Massage, a 60-minute Bio Energy Lift Rejuvenation Facial, plus access to our day spa amenities before and after your treatments.

Des Moines Botanical GardenEast Village Spa Handwashing Kit

Featured Item: Cactus Flower Candle
Description: The cactus flower candle comes in a mercury bowl with a brass lid.

East Village Spa

Featured Item: Handwashing Relief Kit
Description: Relieve dry, cracked skin from handwashing with this set that’s perfect for gifting to teachers, healthcare workers and loved ones! Set includes a "Farmhouse Fresh" Hydrating Hand Cream and honey hand and foot mask, and almond cuticle oil. Farmhouse Fresh supports animal rescue, investing proceeds in their farm animal sanctuary and other rescue initiatives.
evdayspa.com and shopeastvillagespa.com

Expressions by Design

Featured Item: Pick 3 Spa Services for $99 Punch Card
Description: Pick 3 spa services for just $99.

Healing Lotus Massage

Featured Item: Massage E-Gift Certificate
Description: This electronic gift certificate is for use at Healing Lotus Massage.

Keystone Chiropractic

Featured Item: Custom Fitted Pillow Gift Certificate
Description: A good night’s sleep begins with finding the most well-fitting pillow for your unique body. To get the best possible rest and for your muscles to be at their most relaxed, it is important to sleep on a pillow that's tailored to your dimensions. Purchase a gift certificate ($123) for a custom-fitted pillow for that special person who's hard to buy for. It's the gift that keeps on giving, night after night. A five-year warranty is included with each pillow.

Simple Life Farms

Featured Item: Goat Milk Soap, Lotion
Description: Goat milk soaps/lotions available from Simple Life Farms.


Chocolate Storybook

Featured Item: Gift Basket
Description: The Basket of Love is packed with delicious treats to send to show appreciation for educators, while the Party Hearty Gift Basket features Amana summer sausage and cheese and more.

District 36 Wine Bar & Grille

Featured Item: Gift Card
Description: District 36 is a locally owned restaurant featuring pastas, steaks and seafood.

Molly’s Cupcakes

Featured Item: Gift Certificate
Description: Cupcakes from scratch, classic flavors — chocolate, vanilla, carrot and red velvet. Vegan options include chocolate, vanilla and pumpkin cake options with either chocolate, vanilla or peanut butter frosting. mollysdsm.com

Porch Light Coffee House

Featured Item: Gift Certificate
Description: Find locally roasted coffee and espresso, premium tea and hot, fresh mini donuts.


9Lemon and Lace Studios

Featured Item: Senior Portraits — $150 discount when you purchase the whole gallery within the first three days of delivery
Description: Purchase the entire gallery within three days of delivery and receive $150 off your package.

AR Workshop Ankeny

Featured Item: DIY-to-Go Kits
Description: Choose a package. Includes all materials and instructions. Fun for all ages.

B&B Theatres Springwood

Featured Item: Gift Card
Description: Give the gift of a physical or e-gift card. If purchasing more than $300 in gift cards, bulk gift card discount options are available.

Great Escape

Featured Item: Escape Card
Description: An Escape Card is the perfect gift. Enjoy bowling, laser tag, an arcade, virtual reality and more!

Rez Blue Arena

Featured Item: Gift Card
Description: A virtual reality gaming experience allows participants to immerse themselves in the next level of gaming.

Zombie Burger

Featured Item: Gift Card
Description: Zombie Burger features fast food with an edge.


9Lilas Boutique

Featured Item: Iowa Buffalo Plaid Sweatshirt
Description: Material has decent amount of stretch. True to size, size up for roomier fit. Small- Bust 40" Length 25" Medium- Bust 42" Length 26" Large- Bust 44" Length 27" XL- Bust 46" Length 28" 2X- Bust 48" Length 28" Fabric Info: Burnout Wash Fleece, supremely soft mix of cotton and polyester. A cool burnout wash with unique characteristics makes this a customer favorite. 55% Cotton 45% Polyester
9lilas.comAzalea Nordic Beach Wraps

Azalea Lane Boutique

Featured Item: Nordic Beach Wraps
Description: One-size, super cozy, soft cardigans that are perfect for gift giving.

Meraki Mamas Boutik

Featured Item: 3-in-1 Cardigan
Description: Italian Clothing Line

The Pella Opera House

Featured Item: Guided Tours
Description: The Pella Opera House is open for new guided tours at 1:30 p.m. each day for $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more. The tour includes a Barton Theatre Organ demo!


Featured Item: Circles & Bubbles Necklace
Description: This beautiful silvery bubbly necklace is on a leather cord and is approximately 18" with 2" extender.

Learn more about buying local by visiting dsmpartnership.com/buylocal and make sure to use #DSMlocal when posting about your local products, services or purchases on social media.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.