Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we thought it'd be nice to show you guys some love for all the support we've received since we launched back in August. So, we teamed up with five great Des Moines vendors to bring you a lovely little (but actually pretty big) Valentine's Giveaway!

We're so excited about these amazing gifts that one lucky winner will receive:

  • $75 Floral Arrangement from Wildflower's Pop-Up Shop @ Eden
    Wildflower is Plum Event + Design's new floral business, and it's debuting on February 12 & 13 at Eden in the East Village! If you win, you'll be able to visit the pop-up shop and watch as Maya of Plum and Jen McDonald-III create the perfect piece from your (or your lover's) favorite blooms. Orders can also be made over the phone ahead of time by calling Maya at 515.249.8600. Delivery also available for $10.

  • Mini-Session w/ Everlasting Love Photography (value of $200!)
    Photo shoots are one of the most special presents to give or receive, so listen up, gift-givers! If you win the giveaway, you'll get a 30-minute mini-session for you and your loved one with Alexandria of Everlasting Love Photography (a wedding, anniversary and parenthood photographer out of Ames). Alex is a gem – super sweet, super kind – and totally captures the essence of each couple she works with. Note: Session must take place in a 45 mile radius of Ames, IA, or travel fees will incur.

  • $50 Gift Card to Wasabi Tao
    Wasabi Tao is a modern sushi lounge that serves a unique selection of seafood and Japanese dishes, along with high-quality signature cocktails and the best sushi rolls. Seriously, if you're scared to try sushi, no fear -- this place will have you hooked. Wasabi is even having a special Valentine's dinner you can check out with your gift card.

  • $50 Gift Card to Amour
    Treat yourself or the lady in your life to lingerie from Amour in the East Village. This store has the most beautiful, sophisticated items, from bras to sleepwear. Heather, the store's owner, will even take the time to personally help you find that perfect fit and style you've looking for.

  • Sea-Salt Caramels from Sweets w/ TLC
    This gift is the perfect cherry on top of the prize package. Teri's caramels are homemade right here in Iowa, and boast a delicious, rich taste and creamy texture. Great for you or a gift to the one you love!


How to Enter:

There are several ways to enter the giveaway. You can keep things simple and choose just one way to enter, or more for extra chances to win! 

  • On Facebook:
    Click here and head over to Avenu's Facebook page. Simply tag a friend or loved one in a comment on the giveaway post to enter. For an extra chance to win, share Avenu's giveaway post.

  • On Instagram:
    Click here to visit our giveaway post on Instagram. Tag a friend in the comments of the post to enter. For an extra entry, repost Avenu's giveaway post, tagging @avenudsm, @plumevent, @amourislove515 and @alexandriahinders in the caption, and include #avenugiveaway to make sure we see your entry.

  • On Avenu's Blog
    For one last extra entry, comment on this post and tell us about your favorite Valentine's Day memory – extra props for something really funny. Make sure to include your first and last name so we know who you are.

The Rules:

  • The contest will close on February 10, 2016 at 10PM CST. One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on February 11.


Good luck guys! xoxo, Avenu