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Where to Buy Local for Halloween in DSM

2021 Halloween 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 Halloween items in the region. Check out the featured items below for ideas on how to support local businesses in DSM.


Hot Topic at Merle Hay Mall

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


Featured Item: Vintage Clothing
Description: Love vintage styles? Whether you’re into vintage clothing all year long or want something specific for a costume idea, Rumors is the place to buy, sell and trade in DSM.

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.

Little Children’s Boutique

Featured Item: Halloween-Inspired Children’s Dresses
Description: The Little Children’s Boutique leopard and buffalo pumpkin dress, candy corn cutie dress, smiling ghost dress and the purple Jack Skellington dress are just a few of the Halloween options for your child!

Candy + Sweets

Chocolate Storybook

Featured Item: Halloween Binge Box
Description: Chocolate Storybook’s Halloween Binge Box offers foil-wrapped chocolates and sandwich cookies featuring jack o’lanterns, ghosts and pumpkins. Other Halloween-inspired options are offered as well.

Edible Arrangements

Featured Item: Spooky Sweet Platter
Description: The Spooky Sweet Platter will definitely spook this Halloween with its gory zombie eye, but the yummy mummy, chocolate-dipped strawberries and grapes make this a favorite for Halloween parties.

Plaza Florist

Featured Item: Sugar Rush Basket
Description: We all want to satisfy our sweet tooth, but what do we do when we’re too old to trick-or-treat? Send a friend the Sugar Rush Basket to remind them that Halloween isn’t just for the kids.

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 2021.

Décor + Gifts

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 makes this perfect for someone who loves spice!

Isabel Bloom

Featured Item: New Designs
Description: From In “Cat” Nito to Pumpkin Boo, 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.

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 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.