515-274-4692 • 211 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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About Heart of Iowa Market Place

Located in the Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Heart of Iowa Market Place offers opportunities to sample, share and remember Iowa with distinctly Iowa gift items and products.

As much as the products themselves, it is the experience we deliver that keeps our customers coming back and leads them to tell their friends and family about us. The Heart of Iowa is a place where customers can refresh and explore; a place reminiscent of a time when the pace was slower, the family were near and neighbors were friends.

We specialize in Iowa gift baskets, gourmet foods, souvenirs, John Deere, Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa State gifts. We are a key resource for gift items that are “All Things Iowa”.

We take great pride in designing every gift box or gift basket with personal attention to detail, creating each one to convey the special message or sentiment you wish to share. As a family owned business, we are small enough to meet our customer’s special requests, yet large enough to accommodate any company’s large corporate gift needs.

We offer shipping to U.S. recipients through UPS, USPS, and SpeeDee Delivery. International shipping is also available – please contact us for more information.


MHC&S CPA firm has used Heart of Iowa for the past several years for our Christmas gifts for clients. Kelly Sharp and her team continue to “out do” themselves each…

Rose Breuss, Director of Marketing – McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith, P.C.

Heart of Iowa “built” our corporate holiday gift baskets in 2014. The entire team of elves at Heart of Iowa were very easy and fun to work with and we…

Eric Faust, Executive VP & COO – EMC National Life Co

At TPI, we work with clients all across North America, and always use Heart of Iowa to send gifts on special occasions that carry meaning, and give our clientele a…

Jeff Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing – TPI

We loved our experience with Heart of Iowa! Our company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and we sent our customers a gift basket thanking them for their business.…

Sara Stephenson, Marketing Coordinator – Highway Equipment Company

I just want to say a big THANK YOU for sending the gift baskets!!!!  They all looked wonderful! Every Christmas we send gift baskets to your top customers.  I was…

Lisa Sommerfeld – The Snare Shop

I must say, the service that was provided this morning was outstanding! I will continue to utilize your company for ALL my gift basket needs and would recommend you to…

Josh Masters – Valley West Inn/Sterling Hotel & Suites

We just had a site visit…and they RAVED about your fudge! We heard the ladies talking about each of the flavors and how delicious they were….so thank you! They were…

Lauren – Catch Des Moines

I’ve loved being able to go to Heart of Iowa Marketplace for business or personal gifts. The assorted fudge is a great gift for almost anyone! And, also a great…

Rochelle Burnett, KELLER WILLIAMS

We worked with Heart of Iowa to create gift baskets for our clients, and the experience was top notch. Kelly and her team were flexible, and offered us many creative…

Iowa Student Loan

My new employee LOVED the basket you sent to his family – it was a huge hit! I hope to continue this with other Executives! Oh – and the fudge…

Kim – Siegwerk Companies

In our business some of the best clients that we have are referrals from our existing client base. As a token of our appreciation for these referrals we’ve teamed with…

Jeff, Cupp Insurance

Heart of Iowa is such a fun store with a wide variety Iowa of items. I was very impressed with their willingness to help create a completely custom basket for…

Sara, Siegel Companies


Abby Sharp – Owner

Abby Sharp, an Iowa transplant from Wisconsin fell in love with the Iowa culture while attending Iowa State University and while being involved with the community upon graduation via the Young Professionals Connection and other community organizations. Abby’s background in design and project management lends itself to the retail business and the longstanding mission.

“I love being able to create innovative custom gifts and develop a retail experience that ensures customer satisfaction in the store, online and while working with us one-on-one”, says Abby.

In her spare time, Abby enjoys being outside, whether it be biking, running, hiking, or taking her white lab, Emma, on adventures.

Your Iowa store & so much more.
Give us a call at (515) 274-4692.

Find us at 211 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Monday - Saturday 10:00-6:00


Curbside pickup is available.

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