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shopDSM2016 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gift guide

Des Moines Moms Blog is passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community, and we are thrilled to be sharing our mom-approved Des Moines holiday gift guide #shopDSM2016. We know how easy and convenient it can be to shop at big box stores, but this year we’d like to keep those dollars local. The purpose of this guide is to encourage you to consider supporting our very own community by spending your holiday dollars locally this season.

We are honored to be highlighting a few of Des Moines’ very own businesses! And guess what? YOU have the chance to WIN the featured gifts highlighted in this guide. Make sure you are following us on Facebook because starting Tuesday, November 15 , we will be announcing daily Flash Giveaways with EVERY featured gift in this guide. (Giveaways will begin at 9 a.m., and winners will be selected at 9 p.m. that same day. Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize.)

We are ecstatic to share with you Dona Bela Shreds as our presenting sponsor for #shopDSM2016! SHREDS are fashion accessories designed for comfort, style, and individuality. Each SHRED is unique and handmade in Des Moines, Iowa.  There are thousands of color combinations to chose from and different designs that compliment all body types.

{Disclosure :: #shopDSM2016 is a paid advertising opportunity. Everything is DMMB tested and approved!}

Dona Bela Shreds


About: Each Dona Bela Shred is created with these core elements in mind. We hand- select the best color and texture combinations to create a beautiful fashion accessory that is yours, and yours alone.

Featured Gift:  SHRED CLASSIC is a fashion accessory designed and handmade in the heart-of-America, utilizing upcycled textile remnants and fashioning them into one-of-a-kind neckwear creations.

Perfect Gift for: The fashion-forward woman with an eye for unique accessories. 

1251 73rd Street

Windsor Heights, IA 50324

(877) 361-0884



About : LuLaRoe is available through in-home or online parties, and features dresses, maxi skirts, pencil skirts, A-line skirts, and kimonos. LuLaRoe is ‘simply comfortable’ and is made to be flattering on all sizes and shapes. Clothing is XXS-3XL. Tina will be hosting pop-ups in local shops throughout November and December to make it easy to shop online or in person.

Featured Gift :  “butter soft” leggings are ultra stretchy and super soft. They come in both solid colors and a variety of patterns, and the winner will get to pick their favorite!

Perfect Gift for : The woman who wants to feel as great as she looks!

Anna Kayte's Mobile Boutique - Des Moines


About : Anna Kayte’s Boutique has a MOBILE BOUTIQUE for Des Moines and surrounding areas. Contact them for details to set up your private event with your closest girlfriends and they will bring their fashions – including mobile boutique exclusives – to you! Shop from the comfort of home and make it a Girl’s Night complete with hostess incentives, and fun and fashionable items not found elsewhere.

Featured Gift :  $50 Anna Kayte’s gift certificate. Redeem either at their Grinnell store or at a Des Moines area mobile boutique event. They offer a large array of women’s clothing – from wardrobe must-haves in juniors through ladies plus sizes. They also carry a wide range of fashion jewelry, scarves, handbags, and shoes to compliment any outfit. 

Perfect Gift for : Any woman who loves fashion!

Trendy Littles


About : Trendy Littles offers affordable custom boutique clothing and accessories for boys and girls of all ages. In addition, they often launch items for moms and dads. Items are all limited and sell out fast. Be sure to grab it while you can!

Featured Gift :  The “Trendy Bowtique Box” is the first of many subscription boxes that will soon be available! This box contains an assortment of hair bands, bows, and a different pair of leg warmers with each collection. 

Perfect Gift for : All the stylish little ladies out there!

Posh in Iowa


About : Perfectly Posh is a naturally-based pampering line made in the USA. Everything is paraben, phthalate and sulfate-free. It’s all cruelty-free and most is vegan (some have honey or milk.) Everything is under $25 and because it’s free from fillers it lasts a very long time cleaning and nourishing your family’s skin! From body wash to shampoo, facial scrubs, masks or moisturizers to foot care or hand cremes, Posh products have something for everyone in your family WITHOUT the yucky stuff. With everything $25 or less – it’s PERFECT for gifts! 

Featured Gift :  Posh gift basket – canvas basket, Amaaazing hand creme, Pining for you Soap Chunk, Amaazing bath salts, and Blissed Out body scrub sample

Perfect Gift for : Anyone who needs a little pampering!

LuLaRoe Dawn Stam


About : LuLaRoe is available through in-home or online parties and features various styles of dresses, skirts and tops for women and girls, as well as shirts for men and boys. LuLaRoe is ‘simply comfortable’ and is made to be flattering on all sizes and shapes, XXS-3XL for women, 2T-14 for kids, and M-3XL for men.

Featured Gift :  The maxi skirt is a go-to classic piece for the woman who wants to be comfortable throughout the day but still likes to look her best. This piece offers function and style to even the most demanding days and can easily be worn while playing with kids on the floor or a night on the town. The winner will get to pick their own size and pattern!

Perfect Gift for : The woman who wants versatility as well as comfort in her wardrobe. 

Essential Bodywear

About : Essential Bodywear is revolutionizing the way women shop for quality, properly fitting bras and undergarments designed to make women look and feel good under their clothes. They do this exclusively through individual fittings conducted in a comfortable and private, one-on-one home basis. Nationally recognized by being listed on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” List, Essential Bodywear helps women find the correct bra size (85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra!), and look 5-10 pounds thinner in the comfort of their own home or with a group of friends! 

Featured Gift :  Personal fitting and bra

Perfect Gift for : Any woman who wants to look and feel good under their clothes! 


 Be sure to check our Facebook page DAILY starting Tuesday, November 16 for a chance to win the featured gifts you see in this gift guide!


Disclosure :: shopDSM2016 is a paid advertising opportunity. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this shopping guide and included only our favorite local ideas, companies and products. If it is in this guide, it is DMMB tested and approved. 

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