Plan on f lunch at either Cafe Su (Chinese restaurant) or The Tavern (Italian.) Take a little time to shop at the numerous art galleries, jewelry, clothing , ("Sisters") and scrapbooking shops. "Outstamping Designs",is another wonderland of papers for homemade cards, a multitude of inks and rubber stamps..You can find personalized souvenirs for almost everyone on your list. There is an "all Iowa" products store as well. "The Theatrical/ Shop" specializes in costumes, (great gifts for the kids, grandkids and adult' trick or treating), tiaras, dance clothes ,shoes and supplies. After spending a few hours in Valley Junction,, visit The Des Moines Art Center, just a few miles east on Grand Avenue!