Shop Local Des Moines Holiday Gift Guide


shop local Des MoinesWe love supporting local businesses, especially when they are run by moms! Keep your dollars local and shop from local businesses and entrepreneurs this holiday season. 

Many local businesses can be found at holiday fairs. Check out our guide to Holiday Markets and Craft Shows for more details. 

shop local Des MoinesWhere to Shop Local Des Moines 

1. The Knotty Nail 

Find gifts for teachers, parents, friends, and neighbors, most under $30. Becky, the owner, sources products from women makers, so you can feel good about supporting entrepreneurs with your purchases. If you’re looking for a personalized gift, she also makes custom signs and and picture frames. She also sells a variety of string art make and take kits. If you don’t know what to choose, give a gift certificate for a class! 

2. Betty Walker Studio

Betty Walker is a talented local mama who creates beautiful watercolor paintings, notecards, and bookmarks. The state of Iowa notecards are painted using coffee. We’ve never seen anything like it!

3. Rosella Margaret

We love these hand-cut wood signs and home decor made in Ankeny. How adorable are these Iowa ornaments! 

4. Dirt Road Candle Co.

You can never have too many candles, especially when they smell this amazing! Seasonal scents include Christmas tree, hot toddy, country sleigh ride, and spritz cookie. The candles are hand-poured in Atlantic, Iowa. They also sell room spray and wax melts. 

5. Bozz Prints

If you haven’t stopped by this local shop in Valley Junction, you’re missing out! Its known for its distinct Iowa and Midwest themed prints, mugs, t-shirts, and more. This 515 tee is perfect for the hard-to-buy-for dad on your list! 

6. XO-LP 

Get a jump start on 2020 with a wall calendar designed by Laura Palmer. We love that you can color in the sketches each month. 

7. Doe A Deer Design

These cute holiday cards, prints, flour sack tea towels, recipe cards, mugs, and more are perfect for: teachers, neighbors, girlfriends, mother-in-laws.

8. Raised Rustic
How adorable are these rustic Christmas trees made from repurposed barn wood? We also love that the shop is owned and run by two sisters! #girlpower

9. Dreiberg Coffee

Pair a gift card to this hip new coffee shop in the East Village with a bag of specially roasted beans. Perfect for the person on your list who has everything. 

10. Jenna Brownlee

We’re gaga over Jenna’s lovely watercolor designs on everything from notecards and prints to clutches and pillow covers. She also does custom watercolors. 

What local businesses would you add to the list? 

* This post is not sponsored. We just love sharing some of our favorite local businesses! 



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