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11 holiday gifts for the outdoors lover

Published on November 25th, 2014 | by Sara Stibitz

It can be tough to come up with the perfect gift for those with the itch to be outdoors, but this list of options from around Des Moines will have the nature enthusiast in your life […] Read More


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7 holiday gifts for the music fan

Published on November 25th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

Music fans have all seen the flat card under the tree. Another iTunes gift card. Does anyone even buy songs on iTunes anymore? Oh well, at least you can use it in the app store. You […] Read More


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8 holiday gifts for the kids

Published on November 25th, 2014 | by Bethany Arganbright

Whether you’re an aunt or an uncle, a part-time nanny or a full-time parent—there’s a good chance you will end up doing some shopping in the kids’ section this season. Shopping for kids can be tough, […] Read More


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10 holiday gifts for the sports fan in your life

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Kelli Brown

You know this person. Get them something sports related, and you’re as golden as Santa. Here are a few ideas. Vegas Golf, High Roller Edition, $19.99 at Golf Galaxy in West Des Moines. Iowa fashion ring, […] Read More


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9 holidays gifts for the girlie girl in your life

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Katelyn Herlein

Girls are easier to shop for thAn you think. From cashmere sweaters and festive fur scarves to cozy bow socks or a pop-color lipstick, there’s something to fit everyone’s budget. But, if you’re really looking to […] Read More


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9 holiday gifts for your Secret Santa

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Katelyn Herlein

The giving season has arrived, but don’t let the stress of finding the perfect gift get to you. Lucky for you Des Moines has a plethora of shops overflowing with great, inexpensive options. Coffee Mug, $17, […] Read More


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8 holiday gifts to (literally) geek out over

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Bethany Arganbright

They say it takes one to know one; and in this case, it takes one to buy forone. These gifts are sure to make your favorite nerd geek out this holiday season. Superman Laptop Case, $32, […] Read More


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9 holiday gifts for under $25

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Emily Powell

When picking out gifts for a gaggle of friends, or bringing a host gift for your holiday travels, these picks under $25 are perfect for something special that stays in budget. Trinket Dish, $22, Domestica. Ban.do […] Read More


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6 holiday gifts for the man in your life

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Samantha McClelland

Encourage your father to retire his ‘dad jeans’ with a pair of dark-wash denim. Make sure your brother looks good for the holiday photos with a plaid button down or puffer vest, and best friend who […] Read More





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