GIFT GUIDE | Amanda Reynal

GIFT GUIDE | Amanda Reynal Mainframe Studios | 11/26/2021

Meet the Gift Guide Curator

I’m Amanda Reynal, owner and designer at Amanda Reynal Interiors. I work with my small, talented team to create high-end interiors from concept to completion. I also have an interior design boutique in downtown Des Moines that is filled with home accessories, gifts, candles, artwork, lighting and furniture that cannot be found elsewhere in the area. | @amandareynalinteriors

"I am thrilled to share this curated list of holiday gifts with you! I tried to keep small businesses in mind when I was putting this list together because shopping small is deeply personal to me. I chose these gifts because each is created or sold by a fellow female businessowner in Des Moines. I am always looking for ways to support these creative and entrepreneurial women, and I hope their creations delight and inspire you."

Makeup Lesson with Kelsi Ziemann

Kelsi Ziemann is a makeover expert and someone who intuitively understands how women use makeup. Whether you need a glam look for an event or just need to refresh your everyday look, Kelsi can help.

Cost: $300

Contact: Book an appointment with Kelsi at | @kelsi.ziemann.artistry

Green T from Lux Farm

Kelly Lux has a passion for green tea and has developed unique flavor blends that are all natural, organic, and delicious. All Green T flavors come packaged in beautiful single serve sachets so they would be perfect in a stocking!

Cost: $16 for a pouch of 12 sachets

Contact: Buy online at or at Palmer’s on Ingersoll, Surety Hotel, and Feed and Foster | @luxfarmiowa

Handcrafted Wooden Candlesticks

Natural wood candlesticks add warmth and character to any room. These handcrafted beauties come in different sizes and heights so you can mix and match to create a beautiful display.

Cost: $18- $55

Contact: Shop online at or in person at 1417 Walnut Street | @amandareynalinteriors

Custom House Stationery and Notecards

Alexandra Manatt at Oh So Grand will create a custom sketch of your home and then create personalized notecards or notepads just for you. This would be an amazing gift for new homeowners!

Cost: $100

Contact: Place your custom order online at | @ohsogranddsm

Cashmere Thermal Beanie by Blond Genius

I love to give cozy gifts to my fellow Iowans for the holidays. A cashmere hat is an indulgent yet practical gift that is always appreciated, especially as we head into colder months.

Cost: $165

Contact: Buy online at | @blond.genius

Fresh Flower Arrangement

Fresh flowers are a day brightener any time of the year, and especially during the holidays. Maya Boettcher of Wildflower has an incredible eye for putting together arrangements that surprise and delight.

Cost: Starting at $100

Contact: You can contact Maya or order an arrangement on Wildflower’s website: | @wildflowerdsm