This holiday season, more than ever before, give the gift of support to small businesses in The Avenues district.

The Bartender’s Handshake

3615 Ingersoll Avenue


Unique wines, craft beer, and cocktails of various sizes–singles, doubles, and 387ml bottles–make great gifts. Watch for Tees, sweatshirts, masks, and beanies coming soon, watch for the link. COVID hours: 2-10pm every day. Rules: Patio seating and carry-out only. Mask required when not seated at an outside table.

Enchanted Mystical Boutique

3621 Ingersoll Avenue


We have magically-inspired gifts that range from jewelry, locally made candles, crystals, books, tarot cards and more! We also offer gift certificates for store items and our Tarot Card reads!

Des Moines Playhouse

831 42nd St


The Playhouse has gift certificates available. Certificates can be used for show tickets, livestream and video-on-demand options, classes, and more. Best of all, gift certificates don’t expire! 3 great ways to see Playhouse on the Air Presents: Miracle on 34th Street: in-person, Dec. 4-20; opening night livestream, Dec. 4; and video-on-demand, Dec. 9-27. Purchase gift certificates and Miracle on 34th Street online at

Smitten Kitten

549 28th Street


Smitten Kitten has all your cat’s holiday and everyday needs covered! We’ll have sales in-store & online all day November 28th. Treat your cat! COVID protocols: Customers can shop online or in-store (limited number of people in store at one time). Curbside pickup is available by calling 515-333-4620.


2817 Ingersoll


For 60 years we’ve been the go-to independent store for guys who love clothes. Today through Nov. 30, take 30 percent off Stantt made-to-measure!

Body In Motion Therapeutic Massage

4715 Grand Ave. Ste 3 – Across from the Art Center.

Gift certificates and online gift certificates available for purchase.

Small Business Saturday sale November 28th – For every $100 purchase of online gift certificate, you receive $20 free. Just purchase online!

The Des Moines Art Center

The Shop at the Art Center is open for business virtually! Explore an extensive collection of home decor, toys, exhibition catalogs and so much more online, anytime.


2718 Ingersoll Avenue


See us for fresh wreaths and garlands out front, holiday items inside and fresh stems in the cooler!

Hansen’s Manhattan Deli

3705 Ingersoll Avenue


We sell all of our HOMEMADE sides! Mask up and stop by to grab to make every holiday meal special.

And pick up your gift certificates while you are here!

Tandem Brick Gallery

2722 Ingersoll Ave.


Celebrating its 44th year on Ingersoll, Tandem Brick Gallery always sparkles with one-of-a-kind contemporary Christmas gifts and custom framing. Mask up and stop in, or call for personal shopping and contactless curbside delivery.

Lucky Lotus

2721 Ingersoll Avenue


Buy a $40 gift card and get an additional $10 added for free!


3619 Ingersoll Avenue


30 percent off select goods! Shop online or call to schedule a private appointment.

The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand T-Shirts

558 28th Street


We teamed up with Raygun to create one-of-a-kind community pride Ts, for adults and children.

Panka Peruvian Restaurant

2708 Ingersoll Ave.


For every $50 Gift Card, receive a $10 Gift Card!


2724 Ingersoll Ave.


Every $50 Gift Card purchased now through December 25 gets you entered into a Korean BBQ Feast for 10, valued at more than $1,000! Gift Cards can be used for the popular Basic Bird takeout concept or for dine-in when we reopen.