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Where to Buy Local for Healthcare Workers in DSM

2021 Gratitude Guide

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 where to buy gift cards and more for healthcare workers in the region and show your gratitude for all they do for our community. Check out the featured items below for ideas on how to support local businesses in DSM.

Coffee Gift Cards

Scooter’s Coffee

Description: Purchase a gift card from Scooter’s Coffee to say thank you to a healthcare worker in the DSM community. They can use it to buy refreshing hot or iced drinks, blenders, smoothies, teas and more.

Twisted Bean

Description: At Twisted Bean, a gift card can be used to purchase twisted specialties like the Raspberry Mocha or The Jitterbug Frappe, as well as breakfast from the bakery.

Find more coffee houses in DSM here.

Floral Arrangements


Featured Item: $50 Birthday E-gift Card
Description: Unsure of what flowers to send? Send a digital gift card instead. They never expire!

Wildflower DSM

Featured Item: Gift Card
Description: Gift cards start at $25 and never expire.

Restaurant Gift Cards

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh

Description: A Garbanzo gift card will buy a stuffed Pita or a Laffa wrap, a gyro or a salad. Recipients can build their dishes whether vegan, vegetarian or meat-based, add veggies, sides and drinks and enjoy!

Gateway Market & Café

Description: Give the gift of healthy eating when you give an Orchestrate Hospitality gift card to Gateway Market & Café. The card is also good at other Orchestrate Hospitality restaurants in DSM.

Gusto Pizza Co.

Description: Call or visit Gusto in person to purchase a gift card.

Latin King

Description: Latin King is the place for healthcare workers to relax and enjoy the authentic Italian dining experience and award-winning wine list.

Lucky Lotus

Description: Purchase a Lucky Lotus e-gift card in $5, $10, $20, $50 or custom amounts. Your southeast Asian eatery gift card image and message can be personalized for the recipient.

Find more restaurants in DSM here.

Self-Care Gift Cards

East Village Spa

Description: Send an East Village Spa gift card that can buy massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures or waxing. Recently added? CBD-infused upgrades and services.

Massage Heights

Description: Help a health care worker relax with a gift card to Massage Heights. Options include a couples massage, Swedish massage, targeted treatments, prenatal massage, sports massage and deep tissue massage.

Waxing the City

Description: Waxing the City offers women’s and men’s waxing services, including facial waxing services, lash and brow services and more.

Find more self-care options 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!

If you're a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

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.