"You have some awesome gift ideas." 90% of the gift shop items are created in southwest and central Iowa "This is a great little shop!" Gift items from more than 25 local artists "Why don’t I shop here more often?"

Gift Shop

= Products made by The Wallace Centers of Iowa

Located in the farmhouse at the Country Life Center, all but a handful of the items carried in the Gift Shop are created in southwest or south central Iowa. More than 25 local artists provide a constantly changing selection of gift items and seasonal pieces. Items shown below are just a small sample of what’s available. Prices range from a couple of dollars to a little more than $100. Sorry, at this time we aren’t able to do online sales or ship items.

Shop Hours:

Regular hours: 10 am – 3 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm Friday.

Lisa Swanson, manager. Call 641.337.5019

Tea Towel

$12
With a quote from Henry A. Wallace, this exclusive tea towel provides daily inspiration.

Handwoven Rugs

$25-$125
Weavers Betsy Keenan of Maloy and Nathan Hamilton of Creston create completely different styles of rugs–all beautiful.

Tomato Jam

$10/pint
Made from a recipe created by Chef Katie Porter, this tasty jam pairs nicely with cheddar cheese on a cracker or on a slice of beef. Limited quantity.

Goat's Milk Soaps

$5-$6
You’ll be obsessed with washing your hands with these amazingly scented handmade soaps from Michelle Carter of Dexter.

Flavored Salts

$6/jar
Just a pinch of garlic smoked or rosemary orange salt is all you need to make meats, vegetables, even popcorn better! Quantities limited.

Doll Clothes

$10-$30
You’ll find an entire wardrobe for your favorite 18″ doll from retired home economics teacher Lois Houghtaling of Greenfield.