It is with great sadness and excitement that I am announcing the sale of Coe’s Floral and Gifts.  After 20 years of owning and working at Coe’s, I  have decided to sell and focus on my health.  I have been battling cancer and I will be stepping away from the store to continue this fight and, eventually, help my parents on the farm.

Words cannot describe how truly thankful I am for all your patronage, friendship and support over the past years.  I did not expect to be so welcomed by the community and I will truly miss you all!  Please be assured that I will work closely with the new owners to maintain the great store that you have come to love.

The new owners are Marlene and Bryan Thompson and you can expect the same great staff, customer service and the freshest of flowers.  Marlene and Bryan have other successful businesses and are excited to bring their special touch to Coe’s.  They look forward to serving Ames.  Marlene has deep roots in the community.  She was born and raised in the area and, while attending Iowa State University, met her husband.  Marlene and her staff will be traveling to the premiere international markets and are excited to bring new home decor and gift items to Coe’s.  Marlene is in the store on a daily basis so stop in to say “Hello!” and introduce yourself; she would love to meet you.

Daniel Brabec, previous Owner

Marlene Thompson, new owner

{ prepare to be impressed }

We are one of Central Iowa’s largest home décor and gift stores. Being voted the best gift shop in Story County we have gifts for everyone on your list! Shop through two levels of retail merchandise to find a gift that fits every occasion perfectly! We carry a large selection of seasonal décor, cards, jewelry, gourmet food, candles, scarves, women’s accessories, home décor, containers, lamps, art, and occasional furniture. Browse our oven-to-table ceramic bakeware in bright colors. There are many different sizes and shapes. We have added fun accessories in the same colors as well as linens to match. Consult with our experienced staff to select the perfect décor piece that completes your look beautifully. We shop several different international gift marts each year to bring you new and innovative décor to accent your home. See why our customers travel from near and far to seek out unique merchandise, you’ll be glad you did!

Serving Ames and the surrounding areas with fresh flowers since 1932, we are YOUR FLORIST! Being Voted the Best Florist in Story County we choose only the freshest, highest quality flowers and our shop has a professional and caring staff to serve all your fresh flower needs. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is our personal commitment to creating long term relationships with our customers. Your satisfaction is our Number One priority, not just because it’s our job, but because we care. We invite you to order fresh flowers online 24 hours a day to accommodate your busy schedule! Check out our fresh flower website to view the season’s finest selections at