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Where to Buy Local for Mother's Day in DSM

2021 Mother's Day 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 Mother’s Day shopping, so check out the featured items below for where to buy gifts for Mom, as well as ideas for dining together.

Greater Des Moines Attractions

Blank Park Zoo

Featured Item: Wild Lights Festival
Description: Mom will love having the whole family together to see the Wild Lights Festival at Blank Park Zoo, featuring 50 animal-shaped Asian lanterns. Purchase tickets through Monday, May 27.

Des Moines Performing Arts

Featured Item: Explorer Series with Christina Goettsch Mittermeier
Description: On Monday, May 13, the Des Moines Civic Center in Downtown Des Moines welcomes Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier to the Explorer Series. An influential conservation photographer, she has won notable awards including the Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award. A perfect gift idea for moms who love a lecture series event!

Des Moines Symphony

Featured Item: Season Finale: Re(Discover the Ode to Joy
Description: Attend the 86th season finale for the Des Moines Symphony where Gabriela Martinez plays Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto to celebrate the composer’s 150th birthday during shows on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at the Des Moines Civic Center in Downtown Des Moines.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Featured Item: Free Admission for Mother's Day
Description: Description: All moms get in free on Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Botanical Garden in Downtown Des Moines.

Jasper Winery

Featured Item: Paint & Sip with Painting with a Twist
Description: Take your mom to a Mother’s Day Paint & Sip event at Jasper Winery where you can paint “Spring Time Tulips” on canvas. This event is for ages 16 and up.

Greater Des Moines Restaurants

Bar Louie

Featured Item: Flavors of the Month
Description: In May, take Mom to try out the Rock & Rita — Martini of the Month, the Wild Berry Margarita and the new Pink Flamingo Paloma at Bar Louie in West Des Moines.

Brick & Ivy Rooftop

Featured Item: District Grille Classics
Description: Altoona’s Brick & Ivy Rooftop will host a brunch buffet on Sunday, May 12 with bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Email bret@brickandivyia.com to reserve your spot!

District 36 Wine Bar & Grille

Featured Item: District Grille Classics
Description: Treat Mom to the Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Deburgo or one of the other many menu items offered at District 36 Wine Bar and Grille in Ankeny.


Featured Item: Sip & Read
Description: If your mom’s a reader, purchase tickets to Fresko’s Sip & Read event on Saturday, May 18. The cost includes two cocktails or mocktails, chef’s board and a gift bag.


Featured Item: Wine Tasting 
Description: Each of the Winestyles Tasting Station DSM locations, including in Ankeny, Johnston and West Des Moines, features hundreds of revolving world-class wines and craft beers from around the world.

Greater Des Moines Gifts

Anani Salon + Spa

Featured Item: Pregnancy Massage
Description: Know a mom-to-be who needs to be pampered this Mother’s Day? Gift a Pregnancy Massagefrom Anani in Ankeny to help her reduce swelling, stress and more. Both 60- and 90-minute options are available.

Chocolate Storybook

Featured Item: Chocolate Berries
Description: Reserve Chocolate Berries for Mom this year, including chocolate strawberries, berry cups and kabobs from West Des Moines’ Chocolate Storybook. 

Copper + Fringe Beauty Co.

Featured Item: Blowout with Shampoo
Description: Blowouts start at $40 without shampoo and $50 with shampoo at Copper + Fringe Beauty Co. in Indianola.

Evergreen and Lily Floral Studio & Gifts

Featured Item: Mother’s Day Gifts
Description: Check out the Evergreen and Lily Mother’s Day Bloom Bar Special, the Candle & Plant Bundle and the Mother’s Day Plant Bar Special now through Sunday, May 12 in Winterset.

Fitch House Bed & Breakfast

Featured Item: Relaxing Accommodations
Description: Also in Madison County, enjoy a 1,200 square-foot suite with antique décor. The Fitch House Bed and Breakfast is near the covered bridges, John Wayne Birthplace Museum and other area attractions.

Urban Nails & Spa

Featured Item: Pedicure
Description: Mom will love a spring pedicure from Urban Nails and Spa in Urbandale.

XoXo Gift & Home

Featured Item: Kitchen Tea Towels
Description: Pick up a Geometry kitchen tea towel from XoXo in Ankeny that Mom will love. The store also offers free gift wrapping.

Find a complete list of Members here.

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 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.