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Where to Buy Local for Halloween in DSM

2021 Halloween Guide

No matter what part of Greater Des Moines (DSM) you’re buying in, the Greater Des Moines Partnership urges you to continue to look local first. By supporting small businesses, including shops, restaurants and more, the money you spend in the region will stay here in the community. Check out the featured Halloween items below for ideas on how to support local businesses in DSM this month.  

Halloween Costumes + Clothing

Spirit Halloween at Merle Hay Mall

Featured Item: Costumes
Description: At Spirit Halloween in Merle Hay Mall, you’ll find costumes for horror, heroes and villains, pop culture, pets and more. Spirit Halloween also sells Halloween accessories and decor.

Goodwill of Central Iowa

Featured Item: Items for Homemade Costumes
Description: Find unique options to create your own costume this Halloween.

Miles of Smiles Children's Boutique

Featured Item: Halloween-Inspired Children's Dresses
Description: The Children's Boutique Haunted Glamour Cap Sleeve Dress is an adorable option this Halloween! Or try the Women's Pumpkin-Leopard Baseball Tee, Children's Boutique "Boo" Black Cat Outfit or Children's Boutique Pumpkin Unicorn Ruffles Baseball Tee.

Salvation Army

Featured Item: Items for a Handmade Costume
Description: You can create costumes of all kinds with finds from Salvation Army. From a hippie to an '80s rocker to a farmer, there are endless possibilities and one-of-a-kind items to make your next Halloween costume stand out.

Halloween Candy + More 

Chocolate Storybook

Featured Item: Gummy Pumpkins and the Halloween Sandwich Cookies
Description: Description: Chocolate Storybook’s Halloween Sandwich Cookies features ghost and pumpkin sandwich cookies, while packages of sweet or sour gummy pumpkins will delight sugar enthusiasts. Other Halloween-inspired options are offered as well.

Edible Arrangements

Featured Item: Spooky Season Fruit Bouquet or the Scary Berry Box
Description: The Spooky Season Fruit Bouquet and the Scary Berry Box serve up Halloween goodies to make Halloween memorable. And don’t forget to come back and try one of the Turkey Bundle varieties during the month of November! 

Heart of Iowa Market Place

Featured Item: Ghost Hot Sauce
Description:From Brown Dogs Farm, gift a friend the Ghost Pear or Ghost Pineapple hot sauce for Halloween. The play on words is perfect for someone who loves spice! 

Walmart Supercenter

Featured Item: Candy
Description: Stock up on Halloween candy while shopping at Walmart Supercenter. From chocolate candy to chewy candy, Walmart has you covered when it comes to preparing for Beggar’s Night this year.

Halloween Décor + Gifts

Isabel Bloom

Featured Item: New Designs
Description: From Stacked Pumpkins to Gnome Witch, new Halloween-inspired designs from Isabel Bloom will put your home in the Halloween spirit!

Learning Post Toys

Featured Item: Halloween Books
Description: Find Halloween children’s books for early readers at Learning Post Toys in Urbandale. Perfect for your child’s bookcase at home or as a gift for their teacher’s classroom library.

Spoons Full of Sugar Boutique

Featured Item: Pumpkin, Crow, Candy Corn + Ghost Toppers
Description: Fall/Halloween décor is available at Spoons Full of Sugar Boutique, but you can also find coats, shoes, jewelry and more.

The Lily Lou Company

Featured Item: BOO Deliveries
Description: Get a Halloween hot cocoa bomb with your BOO Delivery featuring a ghost, witch, skeleton or pumpkin balloon.

The Farmer's Wife

Featured Item: Fall Seasonal Décor
Description: Fall décor is a bargain at The Farmer’s Wife in Newton as the holiday season ramps up.

Find more retail shops 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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 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.