Shop Local

Local gifts at a local store? Doesn't get much better than that. Iowa has so much to offer... Give a special person a unique gift, and support the diversity of your local community.

Do you know a local maker, or are you one yourself? We'd love to learn more. Send us an email at, and introduce yourself.

  • Ansel's Awesome Sauce

    Ansel Cummings makes his world-class hot sauce in Riverside, Iowa, using the "roots and fruits of Iowa." His small batch sauce is incredibly flavorful, and comes in 6 heat level varieties.

  • Down to Earth Creations

    Dennis Wonick's woodworking shop north of Iowa City is the production point of countless beautiful charcuterie boards, turned bowls, trivets, coasters & more.

  • Seams Logical

    High quality hand sewn items by Diane J. Crossett, Iowa City seamstress. Look for aprons, trivets, bowl cozies, napkins and more by Diane.

  • Morning Bell Coffee Roasters

    Believe it or not, one of the country's top coffee roasters is located in Ames, Iowa. And we're privileged to offer a rotating selection of Morning Bell's whole bean coffee roasts by the bag in our store.

  • Saltlickers Seasonings

    "Ahoy, salty dog. You've reached the finest herb and spice-infused artisanal seasoning blends with no preservatives, MSG, dairy or other creepy shizznit." Made just outside of Ames, Iowa, with some great product names and even better flavors.

  • BoWood Company

    BoWood Company, based out of Urbana, Iowa, has been one of our favorites since PKS opened. In addition to their wooden cooking tools and charcuterie boards, the store's front counter and many of its display furniture pieces were built by BoWood.

  • Nancy Romalov

    Iowa City woodworker and furniture-maker extraordinaire Nancy Romalov is well known for her creativity and talent. Cutting/Serving boards, rolling pins, lazy Susan's and other works of art are her specialty.

  • Holton Homestead

    The folks at the Holton Homestead, located in Elkhart, Iowa, make their own honey products with some fantastic flavors. We love their simple packaging and wide variety of offerings.

  • Great River Maple

    Great River Maple is an organic sugarbush located in Garnavillo, Iowa. It's a small, family business (just like us!), with a fantastic quality product line. Who doesn't need some bourbon maple syrup?