As Unique and Ever-Changing as Reiman Gardens — The Gift Shop

You do not need to pay admission to visit the Gift Shop. Members receive a ten-percent discount in the Gift Shop daily. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the Gift Shop by calling 515-294-9082 or emailing

The Gift Shop is bursting with unique items, including plant-able cards, electronic butterflies with wings that flutter and hand-made lotions and soaps.

The extensive merchandise also includes gardening and cook books, wind chimes, home and garden decor, ladies handbags and fashion accessories, coffee and gourmet foods. Jewelry lovers can find sustainable jewelry, with pieces made from amber, glass, seed and nuts and recycled materials. And, of course, all things butterfly-themed.

Any child would be delighted to receive a book, stuffed animal, game, educational toy or clothing from the extensive kid’s section.

All proceeds from the Gift Shop directly benefit Reiman Gardens.

Holiday Gifts & Decorations at the Gardens’ Gift Shop

Find beautiful nature inspired and one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and decorations that you’ll find hard to resist, including some way cool astronomy and science inspired gifts ideal for even hard to please kids. You’ll be crossing off several items from your holiday shopping list at one of Ames’ most interesting shops.

Stocking Stuffer Night

On Thursday, December 18 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. visit the Gift Shop to finish your holiday shopping at our Stocking Stuffer Night. Shop for unique items for gifts and stocking stuffers. Everyone who attends will receive a discount and get plenty of help from our inspired Gift Shop staff.

Extended Holiday Hours

We have so much going on we’re expanding our hours during the holidays, including staying open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Visitors can shop at the Gift Shop and see the holiday display, Starlight and Star Bright. Thursdays include December 4, December 11, and December 18. Admission after 4:30 p.m. is free to visit the holiday display and the Gift Shop. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m.

Come see Reiman Gardens’ beautiful Hughes Conservatory decorated for the holidays! Starting on November 19, the Conservatory will be decked out in a twinkling display, inspired by the winter’s bright stars. The Conservatory and the hallway will be filled with holiday plants and decorations that rival the beautiful heavenly bodies.


Gift Shop fall 2014







Gift Shop Events

There’s always something happening at the Gift Shop. The Gift Shop hosts events throughout the year to help introduce customers to unique merchandise, offer them special discounts and have a good time. Refreshments are always served!

Gift Ideas

Lawn & Garden

  • Garden flags and mats
  • Garden stakes and whirly-gigs
  • Seasonal garden décor
  • Hand tuned and decorative wind chimes
  • Ever changing selection of tools and gadgets

Home Décor

  • Framed butterflies from around the world
  • Seasonal and unusual table top décor
  • Small tables, lighting ideas
  • Paper napkins and kitchen accessories


  • All types of gardening, nature and sustainability related books

Coffee, Tea & Gourmet Foods

  • Coffee, tea, bistro mugs, and wonderful unique food items

Seasonal Items

  • Changes with theme year and holidays

Children’s Items

  • Plush animals, books, educational kits, insect jewelry and a selection of treasured memories of a visit to the Gardens

Toys, Games & Activities

  • Family games, puzzles, educational playing cards, and more


  • Stuffed animals, chew toys, board books, sustainable dishes made from potatoes

Clothing & Accessories

  • T-shirts, handbags, fashionable clothing, scarves and hats


  • Pins, bracelets, necklaces, rings, many of which are handmade, sustainable and unique

Paper Products

  • Educational playing cards, sustainable note cards and greeting cards, decorative napkins

Gift Ideas


  • Birthday candles with a WOW factor – they sparkle, turn, and play “happy birthday”
  • Gift Certificates in any amount
  • Jewelry
  • Home décor
  • Birthday cards


Gift Shop Items

  • Gift Certificates in any amount
  • Home décor
  • Gourmet foods, tea and coffee


  • Gift Certificates in any amount
  • Gourmet foods, tea and coffee

New Baby

  • Sustainable baby plates and silverware
  • Boy and girl socks
  • Books, toys and stuffed animals

Gardening & Outdoor Decor

  • Gardening tools
  • Gardening gloves
  • Outdoor garden décor


  • Gift Certificates in any amount

For a Friend

  • Jewelry, purses, scarves, accessories
  • Home décor
  • Gourmet food, tea, and coffee
  • A book


  • Ornaments, stocking stuffers, decorations, cards, and more
  • Jewelry, purses, scarves, accessories
  • Home décor
  • Gourmet food, tea, and coffee
  • A book

Father’s Day

  • Gardening tools
  • Gardening gloves
  • Gardening hats
  • Wind chimes
  • Gift Certificates in any amount

Mother’s Day

  • Home décor
  • Outdoor garden decoration
  • Gourmet food, tea, coffee
  • A book
  • Gardening tools, gloves, hats
  • Wind chimes
  • Gift Certificates in any amount


  • Jewelry, home décor, garden decorations, books, paper products, and more