Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List

This post is made in partnership with the Made in Iowa Gift Guide & Travel Iowa.  All opinions are my own.

Tis’ the season for gift giving.  Every year I am on the hunt for thoughtful gifts for those that I love.  I am Iowa proud so I rounded up some of my favorite Iowa made gifts online to gift every person on your Christmas shopping list.  They are sure to bring joy this holiday season!  You can find the entire Made In Iowa Gift Guide here.


Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List

For the Kid Who Has Everything

Quincy and both my girls have B.E. Happe hats and they love them!  This is a perfect practical gift that will keep them warm all winter long.  The knit hats come in lots of styles from infant to adult so scoop yourself one up while you are at it, you won’t regret it.  They are so warm and cozy and just so darn cute too.  Brooke also gives back a portion of proceeds to local children’s hospitals.  Check out B.E. Happe Hats here.

For the Lady in Your Life

I love this gemstone ring and a unique setting.  It’s at a perfectly affordable price point for a girlfriend or mother-in-law.  Get a few and stack them together for a fun look as well.  Find the rings here.

For The Host with the Most

I bought a bunch of these darling tea towels to have on hand for Christmas gifts.  These Doe A Deer towels are perfect to wrap up with some handsoap and send to school for your child’s teacher or take to the hostess of that Christmas party you are attending.  I might have bought one for myself too ;)!  Find the tea towels here.

For the Hard to Buy for Man

If you are like me, the men in my life are the hardest to buy for.  The Made in Iowa Gift Guide has you covered.  Keep that guy in your life’s bead feeling moisturized during the cold Iowa winters with this beard oil and balm set.  Grab your beard set here.

For the Sports Fan

If you are from Iowa, you most likely have cardinal and gold or black and gold running through your veins.  I love these vintage-looking tees that are perfect for game day or any day of the week.  They also have Des Moines, UNI and Drake tees as well so many other cute options.  Check them all out here.

For the Sentimentalist

I am a sucker for a handprint!  When my kids put their handprint on something, I  laminate it and keep it forever.  I love these handprint wooden ornaments from Rosella + Margaret.  I have a wood sign made by her in every one of my kid’s rooms.  She makes the cutest modern signs perfect for a baby nursery to a man cave!  Check out all of her designs here.

If you have a family recipe that is cherished and loved, check out these wooden cutting boards that are inscribed with the recipe.  What a cool meaningful gift.  Our family’s favorite recipe is my Grandma’s gingersnap cookies, what about you?  Check out the cutting boards here.

For The Adult Stockings That Need To Be Stuffed

Don’t forget about filling your stockings.  Barn Happy has lots of edible delectables from popcorn to Iowa Coffee.   Check out all these ideas for yummy stocking stuffer ideas.


For Christmas Entertaining

My rule of thumb is to make a few items from scratch and then supplement with ready-made foods.  I am a huge fan of Picket Fence Creamery.  Their chocolate milk tastes like a chocolate shake and they have the best cheese curds and cheeseball.  Serve that up at your next holiday gathering and people will be smitten!  Check out all their products here.


Check out the full Travel Iowa Gift Guide here.  Now the trick is not to just buy all this cute stuff for me.  My tummy is grumbling thinking of that Picket Fench Creamery cheese ball…soo good!  I love there are so many cool Iowa made gifts online!  You can both support a local, small business and gift something unique to those you love.  

Happy shopping and don’t forget to support fellow small businesses and shop small this Christmas! Also, don’t miss a thing from Travel Iowa by connecting with them on their social channels…Instagram and Facebook.


Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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