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Sweet Treats + Fun Gifts for the Holidays in DSM

Holiday Cheer in DSM

December 13, 2022

Still on the lookout for holiday gifts and sweets? If you're wondering where you can still pick up a charcuterie spread or find some festive accessories for that special someone, look no further than the shops below! 

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s complete directory contains small businesses, boutiques and neighborhood favorites across Greater Des Moines (DSM). Shop at any of the 6,500 businesses and Regional Chamber Members to help the money you spend stay in the local community this holiday season. 

Places to Get + Give Holiday Goodies 

Cranberry Stone Bakery 

Pick up a variety pack from Cranberry Stone Bakery that features two standard flavor cupcakes and two cupcakes of each of the two flavors of the week. 


Madison County 
Eastons at Delirium will host a Christmas Dinner that includes a charcuterie spread, smoked duck or smoked ribeye, honey rainbow carrots and chef’s choice cheesecake. Reserve a spot for Friday Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. 

Penoach Winery 

Holiday wines make a great stocking stuffer so stock up on wines from Penoach Winery and wine-themed gift accessories for family and friends.  

Pie Bird Pies 

Des Moines (Fuse DSM) 
Pie Bird Pies offers hand pies in an assortment of flavors from cranberry to gingerbread.  

River to River Bakery & Pizza 

At River to River Bakery & Pizza, order holiday pies and cookies through Wednesday, Dec. 21. 

Small Bites Catering 

Madison County 
A chocolate board that includes cheesecake minis, mini truffle pies and hand-dipped chocolate-covered fruits or filled cupcakes in flavors like “Andes Mint,” “Cherry Cheesecake,” “Chocolate Nutella” and “Tiramisu” are available from Small Bites Catering

Stevie C’s 

Order carryout for your next holiday gathering. The brick oven pizza from Stevie C’s is “so good you’ll eat the box.” 

Uptown Bar and Grill 

When you grab a burger at Uptown Bar and Grill through Tuesday, Dec. 20, drop off a new toy (in the box) donation to benefit the children of St. Jude’s. 

Where to Find Those Final Gifts 

2 Harts Boutique 

Find jewelry, clothing, bags and accessories at 2 Harts Boutique.  

A You’re Adorable 

Holiday inventory is in at A You’re Adorable. Find holiday children’s clothing, swaddle blankets and more. 


Des Moines (Fuse DSM) 
Peruse Bookmarks Bookstore’s winter catalog, including children’s books such as “Miss Mary’s Christmas Mittens” and “The Christmas Pine” or check out novels like “A Dog’s Perfect Christmas” and “The Winners.” 

Hazel Mae Floral 

Find custom floral arrangements for family, friends or coworkers at Hazel Mae Floral


West Des Moines 
Book the Surety Hotel room using booking code HOLLY that has been decorated by for the holidays by MoMere. Items on display can be purchased online. Seasonal collections also include candles, gnomes, clothing, mugs, ornaments and more. 

Pine Creek, LTD 

Madison County 
Whether you’re looking for a holiday gift of accessories to keep the recipient warm this winter, including hats, gloves and socks, or a plush stuffed animal from Jellycat for a youngster, Pine Creek, Ltd. has it all. 

Simply Stella Rose, LLC Mobile Boutique 

Women’s clothing and home décor make great gifts. Attend a Simply Stella Rose event including the Pop-Up Boutique Shopping Night on Thursday, Dec. 15 or the Holiday Market at Uptown on Saturday, Dec. 17 to round out your holiday shopping. 

Speckled Hen Farms 

Madison County 
Hot sauce, seasonings and custom roasted coffee are just a few of the Speckled Hen Farms items available from this local farm. 

Street Plant Brand 

Des Moines (Fuse DSM) 
From now until Christmas, save during Street Plant’s holiday sale: boards are $35, wheels are $25 and t-shirts are $15. 

The Curiosity Shop 

Find fiction, biographies, poetry and the classics at The Curiosity Shop

XoXo Gift & Home 

Find gifts like planters, t-shirts and home décor at XoXo Gift & Home this holiday season. 

YCC Tire & Auto 

Des Moines (Fuse DSM) 
Schedule a winter appointment for any of the following: oil change, tires, brakes, tune-ups, suspension, sanitization, detailing or maintenance. YCC Tire & Auto offers six-month interest-free financing, too. 

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.