Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!iday Shopping in The District at Prairie Trail

There’s something a bit magical about the vibe in The District at Prairie Trail in the heart of Ankeny, particularly poignant during the holiday season. There you’ll find a charming shopping district reminiscent of historic small towns, with easy-access store fronts of premier retail establishments and specialty shops mixed with some of the finest restaurants in the area. You’ll find local entrepreneurs and restauranteurs that demonstrate a pride of ownership and sincerely care about their customers’ experiences, translating into a loyal following. The District at Prairie Trail is a walkable community where people meet for dinner and drinks, take in a fitness class, and shop…making it an ideal destination this holiday season. 

At The District, you’ll find some wonderful holiday gift options at the variety of retail and specialty shops that call Prairie Trail home. You’ll also find some terrific fitness and beauty establishments that offer great options for gift giving, too!

A/R Workshop – This boutique DIY studio offers hands-on classes for creating custom, charming home decor like wood plank signs and trays, canvas pillows, centerpiece boxes, canvas tote bags, and more! Gift cards of any denomination are available from A/R Workshop in The District at Prairie Trail and they also have AR Workshop projects and supplies for sale. https://www.arworkshop.com/ankeny/


Blond Genius– Owner Erin Eischeid had a dream of opening a retail store that helped people find jeans that fit! More than 10 years later, the Blond Genius Denim Bar is famous for both women and men. She carries select brands of women’s clothing that epitomize the Blond Genius style, both classy and on trend. She also has unique jewelry, fragrances and accessories. https://www.blondgenius.com

CampusCycle – Love lululemon athletic wear? Check out the carefully curated selection at CampusCycle in The District at Prairie Trail! And get to know what it means to Ride Fast. Ride Strong. Ride Fun…a mantra of this high energy, beat-driven spin studio. You just might choose a gift certificate as the perfect holiday gift! http://www.ridecampuscycle.com

Mainstream Boutique – This boutique serves women of all ages, with clothing that is trendy and affordably priced. There is always something new on display at Mainstream Boutique and they offer a shopping experience that helps customers find their personal style. https://mainstreamboutique.com/pages/Ankeny

Pure Barre– Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs and arms, and burns fat in record-breaking time. It’s also a place to find some great athletic apparel, accessories, DVDs and equipment perfect for holiday gift giving. http://purebarre.com/ia-ankeny/


Spavia Luxury Day Spa– Who wouldn’t love a gift certificate for a massage, facial, body treatment, or day spa package from Spavia Luxury Day Spa in The District? And while you are there, check out all of their special gift items, from skin care products and candles to aromatic diffusers and makeup bags, plus special holiday accessories. https://spaviadayspa.com/ankeny-ia/

The Elements at Prairie Trail – The Elements is beautiful interiors: quality furnishings, accessories, rugs, light fixtures, bedding, art, décor for holidays and the expertise to create a style all your own. The designers at the Elements have definitely connected with their audience in the metro. Since opening in The District in 2015, they have expanded to provide select women’s apparel, a full line of unique gifts, and even food items for entertaining. A gift from The Elements is anything but ordinary! https://www.elementsbyksorbe.com


WineStyles– WineStyles offers great wine, sure, but did you know it also had other wonderful gifts? Think of WineStyles for Riedel wine glasses, custom arranged wine baskets, chocolate truffles, cheeses, special dips, wine-themed décor and our favorite sassy tea towel that asks: “Do mimosas count as a juice cleanse?” We say yes! https://winestyles.com/ankeny/

The District is home to a number of local eating and drinking establishments, too. Treating people that mean a lot to you to a wonderful meal is a thoughtful gift sure to be appreciated, so consider gift certificates from restaurants in The District. Many of these have special extras that would make unique gifts…like t-shirts with sass from Fong’s Pizza Ankeny, a gift box of Lola’s Fine Kitchen’s famous fine hot sauces, and premium chocolate creations from Cold Stone Creamery + Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Shop, dine, play, work, live and enjoy some of the best destinations in the region at The District of Prairie Trail. See you there!

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