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No matter who you’re buying for, you’re sure to find the perfect Iowa gift idea here! Read on to find our favorite gifts from Iowa, about Iowa. You’re sure to find an excellent gift idea; there’s something here for everyone!
Best Iowa Gifts: From Iowa, about Iowa
The gift ideas below are all either from Iowa or all about Iowa!
Iowa Outdoors Magazine
We love this magazine! And since we’re all about the great outdoors here, this gift idea tops our list of favorites. So it’s the perfect gift if you’re shopping for a nature-lover who enjoys learning about and exploring Iowa outdoors.
Each issue is chock full of beautiful photos, places to explore, fun nature facts, educational information, and much more! Check out the details and subscribe through the Iowa DNR website.
What better food gift than Iowa popcorn? Give Iowa-grown popcorn kernels or delicious already-popped flavored popcorn from fantastic Iowa businesses!
Here are some Iowa popcorn businesses to check out:
Iowa Brews & Wines
Buying for an adult that loves to taste local beer and wine? The good news is Iowa is home to gobs of breweries and wineries.
According to the Iowa Brewers Guild, more and more Iowa breweries pop up each year, with no sign of slowing down. And Iowa wineries are growing at a comparably steady rate, with over 100 licensed wineries across the state.
So, no matter where you are in the state, there’s bound to be a brewery or winery nearby. But if you don’t have time to go out and taste all the local flavors before buying, many wineries have online stores. And several Iowa breweries sell locally in grocery stores, like Hy-Vee and Fareway.
T-shirts make the perfect gift. So what better way to show your love for Iowa than an Iowa-themed t-shirt?! When it comes to Iowa t-shirts, there are a handful of businesses that create unique, quality, fun options:
Raygun. You can’t think about Iowa-themed t-shirts without thinking about Raygun! This Des Moines-based business sells so many unique Iowa t-shirts that you’ll undoubtedly find a great (fun) gift here.
Iowa Love. This Iowa business offers fantastic Iowa t-shirt options featuring their “Iowa Love” brand. They also have items from local artisans through their “hometown retail partners.”
Bozz Prints. This Des Moines company’s specialty is prints, posters, and t-shirts with original designs by its founder. And it’s the ideal place to find a fabulous, one-of-a-kind Iowa t-shirt!
Shop Iowa Gift Card
Give the perfect Iowa gift and support local businesses at the same time! Shop Iowa is a free platform for local retailers to sell quality Iowa products.
The good news is that it’s easy to grab an online Shop Iowa gift card to send directly to the recipient. Or, if you’re looking specifically for an “Iowa” gift, there is a wide range of items with an “All Things Iowa” theme!
Iowa Wall Art Prints
What about giving the gift of beautiful Iowa-themed wall art and prints? No matter what your recipients’ taste, there’s likely a piece out there that’s perfect for them.
Below are a few places to buy Iowa artwork:
Iowa Books for Everyone
No matter who you’re buying for, you can probably find an Iowa-based book just for them! Below are a few suggestions for kids through adults.
Kids Iowa Books
- Iowa (A True Book: My United States)
- H is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet
- Night-Night Iowa Board Book
- Good Night Iowa Board Book
- Goodnight Hawkeyes: University of Iowa Bedtime Story
- The Twelve Days of Christmas in Iowa
Iowa Books for All Ages
- Iowa: A Photographic Journey
- Backroads & Byways of Iowa: Drives, Day Trips and Weekend Excursions
- Iowa Spaces Places Faces, an Entertaining Ride Through All 99 Counties
- A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites & More
- Birds of Iowa Field Guide
- Birds of Iowa: Bird Watching Log Book for Local Backyard Birders
- Rail-Trails Iowa & Missouri: The definitive guide to the state’s top multiuse trails
More Iowa Gift Ideas
Heart of Iowa Marketplace
Stop by Heart of Iowa Marketplace at Valley Junction in West Des Moines (or order from their website) for Iowa-themed gifts! They have all the Iowa gifts you could ever want. According to their website, they “specialize in Iowa gift baskets, gourmet foods, souvenirs, John Deere, Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa State gifts.” We’re most intrigued by Farm-opoly!
Iowa attractions gift cards
Gift cards to local attractions are perfect for all ages! Give the gift of fun at Iowa attractions, like Adventureland, Science Center of Iowa, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Living History Farms, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Lost Island Waterpark, and more.
Give gifts from Iowa!
Iowa-themed gifts are perfect for hard-to-buy-for recipients. Plus, giving an Iowa gift to a friend, loved one, or coworker shows you care! You might even find the ideal Iowa gift that tells a unique or personal story that won’t be forgotten!