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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.

Engage + Explore

Artisan Gallery 218

Featured Item: Classes/Workshops
Description: Artisan Gallery 218 offers classes and workshops, including painting with pastels, learning how to wirework and designing metal clay throughout the month of May.

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 35 animal-shaped Asian lanterns. Limited capacity and social distancing will be observed.

Find a list of Member attractions and events here.

Des Moines Symphony

Featured Item: Classical Conversations: Fantaisie en Français.
Description: Attend an online class with Mom that combines wine, cheese and music. Reserve your wine and cheese along with your class purchase and follow instructions for pickup prior to the event on Wednesday, May 12.

Find a list of Member attractions and events here.


District 36 Wine Bar & Grille

Featured Item: District Grille Classics
Description: Treat Mom to the Salmon, Ribeye, Italian Stuffed Tenderloin, Peppercorn Steak DeBurgo or one of the other many classics offered at District 36 Wine Bar and Grille.

Louie’s Wine Dive

Featured Item: Brunch
Description: Grab a shared plate of beignets or try the French Toast, Honey Butter Chick Sandwich, Smoke Salmon Omelette or Rise and Shine Flatbread. Pair your meal with a sparkling wine, mimosa or coffee.


Featured Item: Virtual Wine Tasting Events
Description: Zoom wine tasting events are taking place at the following DSM locations, including in Ankeny, Johnston and West Des Moines.

Find a listing of all Member restaurants here.


Anani Salon + Spa

Featured Item: Balinese Boreh Treatment
Description: The Balinese Boreh will relieve muscle aches and create circulation with an Anani-made mask, Signature massage, mint clove foot bath and exfoliating scrub.

Chocolate Storybook

Featured Item: Spring Tower
Description: Mom will love this tower of chocolates, truffles and caramels.

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.

Doherty’s Floral Studio

Featured Item: Blooming Plants for a Year
Description: Choose between a three-month, six-month and 12-month plan to celebrate Mom throughout the whole year.

dsm Salon & Spa

Featured Item: Kératase Products
Description: Find luxury haircare products from Kérastase at dsm Salon & Spa.

Fitch House Bed & Breakfast

Featured Item: Relaxing Accommodations
Description: 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 Birth Place and other area attractions.

Urban Nails & Spa

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

XoXo Gift & Home

Featured Item: Candles
Description: XoXo has gift items Mom will love like 1803 Candles and also offers free gift wrapping.

Find a complete list of Members 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.

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.