Where to Buy Local for Graduation in DSM
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for anyone shopping for a graduate, so check out the featured items below for where to shop for all your graduation needs.
Beckman Gallery & Gifts
Featured Item: Jewelry
Description: Pick out a unique bracelet or necklace from Beckman Gallery and Gifts in Grinnell.
Featured Item: Bedding
Description: Does your recent grad need bedding for their new living situation? Find comforters, quilts and sheets at Homemakers.
KSH Design Studio
Featured Item: Personalized Pillow Cover
Description: Choose between white, gray and black for your pillow cover and text. The pillow includes personalized words/names for the graduate.
Featured Item: 18-Month Agenda Planner
Description: Help the graduate stay organized with a hard cover planner from Marilyn’s Hallmark in Newton.
Plaza Florist & Gifts
Featured Item: Graduation Bouquet
Description: Located in Urbandale, Plaza Florist & Gifts offers arrangements for all occasions.
Celebrations Party & Rental
Featured Item: Chairs/Tables
Description: From Chill n’ Fill tables to cocktail tables and folding chairs, Celebrations Party & Rental serves the Ames/DSM community.
Classic Events & Parties
Featured Item: Tent Setup/Removal
Description: For an outdoor graduation party, Classic Events & Parties offers tent setup, tear down and pickup.
Featured Item: Small Speaker Systems
Description: Iowa Sound has all the sound and lighting gear you might need for your graduation party, including speakers, microphones, projectors and more.
Featured Item: Intimate Venue Space
Description: The Cottage seats up to 48 people at a time and has a buffet nook and kitchenette.
Featured Item: Flexible Event Space
Description: Curate, located in the Historic East Village in Downtown DSM, offers catering and event space for large or small groups, as well as a landscaped patio space.
Featured Item: Small Group Space
Description: Operating Room in Ankeny is located in the new Prairie Trail district. Graduates will love the pinball, bar and arcade options in this private party venue.
Sherwood Forest Event Center
Featured Item: Private Event Space
Description: Providing amenities including chandeliers, projectors, backdrops and more, Sherwood Forest Event Space in Windsor Heights is the perfect graduation party location.
The Wright Place
Featured Item: Celebration Space
Description: The Wright Place in Norwalk offers a place to accommodate your graduate’s family and friends.
Find more Member event venues in DSM here.
Dine with Friends + Family
Featured Item: Brunch
Description: Bubba’s is best experienced with friends and family. Enjoy Southern comfort food while celebrating your recent grad!
Featured Item: Breakfast
Description: Before heading to the graduation ceremony, treat your graduate to breakfast from La Mie. Open for carryout only until June 2021.
Featured Item: Plant-Based Menu
Description: Trellis offers meals with a view, with its location overlooking the Botanical Garden’s water garden. Trellis’ menu changes monthly and outdoor seating is available.
Tursi’s Latin King
Featured Item: Family Style Dining
Description: With portions large enough to share, family style appetizers and entrees allow the entire family to celebrate together and experience Tursi’s great Italian tradition.
Find more Member restaurants in DSM here.
The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you! The Partnership’s most recent guides are listed below:
If you’re a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.