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25 Asheville Gift Ideas for the Holidays 💥 SHOP LOCAL 2022

It's that time again.Time to shop! Here are 25 of our favorite Asheville gift ideas broken down into Stocking Stuffers under $20, MidPriced Gifts under $50 and Special Items under $100. (And an awesome splurge gift!)

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Stocking Stuffers: Under $20
1) Tea Journals from Dobra Tea

Okay, SKIP unless you have a tea nerd in your life (tea nerds UNITE!). Dobra Tea has created these awesome tea journals to help folks remember what they loved (and perhaps didn't love) about certain experiences on their tea journeys. This could end up being a cherished family heirloom, (or not) but will certainly be appreciated by your tea loving friends. $7

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2) Bring the Heat with Firewalker Hot Sauce
We've been digging Franco's hot sauce since the inception! There's nothing like spicing up a stocking with some of his locally made delicious hot sauce! You can order a bottle for only $7 or grab a set of an assortment for the people in your life who like to crank it up a notch. 
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3) Treats and More at Asheville Pet Supply
Looking for stocking stuffers for your furry friends? Look no further than Asheville Pet Supply. Locally owned and operated for over THIRTY years, Keith, Mary and crew have got the hook up of high end treats, toys, collars, leashes and more for under $20. 
Buy Local at 1451 Merrimon Ave.

4) Bracelets From Enter the Earth

These sweet bracelets are a wonderful combination of angelite and rainbow moonstone with just a touch of bling.  Angelite is associated with angelic helpers, protection, support, and higher guidance. Rainbow Moonstone is associated with the Divine Feminine, nurturing, magical insight, intuition, dreams and more. Buy it online or check out their Grove Arcade location and get someone their birthstone! (aww, so thoughtful!) They've got a huge selection. $20

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5) Family Fun at Skylanes Bowling
Put those screens down and give the gift of an experience this year! Pick up some Gift Cards to Skylanes and take your kids or friends to the bowling alley for some real life fun. A single game is $4.50 to $5.75 per person.
Buy Local at 1477 Patton Avenue

6) Magic at Raven and Crone

 Made directly in their Merrimon Ave. store, these magical and refreshing sprays can freshen up your room and spirit for the holidays! Choose from Winter Forest's fresh pine scent, the bright and warm smell of cinnamon and orange in Winter Sunshine, and the lovely aromatic combo of cedar, rose, and cardamom in Winter Blessings. Each comes in a 4 fl oz ($7) or an 8 fl oz ($11) bottle.
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7) Treats for the Feet at Jus' Running

Any sock people in your life? Run to Jus' Running for a pair of high tech Feetures socks. Did you know that this brand was founded in NC and is headquartered in Charlotte? That's still pretty local. An interesting fact is that these socks are made for left and right feet. $18

Buy Local at 523 Merrimon Ave.

8) Pups and Pints at Wagbar

If you have a buddy who loves their pup and they've not yet experienced Wagbar, this gift could be the best thing they get this year. For $10 you can get them a Day Pass to try it out. Extra props to you if you go with them and buy them a beer at the bar. (Yes, this is a cool dog park with a people bar.)

Call 828-337-4964

Awesome Gifts: $20 - $50

9) They Have the Meats at Hickory Nut Gap

For the person who appreciates tasty meat- Pasture Raised Pork Salamis presented in a wooden crate. Perfect for charcuterie enthusiasts who like their meat preservative-free! Salami Classico, Sweet Soppressata, and Pepperoni. Feel good about this purchase because you're also supporting a local Fairview farm, family owned since 1916! $45.99

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10) Yummy Yule logs from The Hop

For the person who digs gourmet Ice Cream served up via a Yule Log, Greg and Ashley are continuing the 20+ year Asheville tradition at The Hop! Picture homemade chocolate cake rolled with your choice of Salted Caramel, Peppermint Stick or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, which is then covered in their signature Chocolate Ice Cream and festively decorated to your specifications. Order by Monday, December 20th! Ask about vegan and Gluten-free options if that's your jam. Starting at $24.99

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11) Wild Gifts from WNC Nature Center

(Symbolically) adopt an animal for a friend then take your friend or family member to the WNC Nature Center to visit the real LIVE animal! For just $50, your gift recipient will receive an adoption certificate, animal photo, animal fact sheet, small plush animal or drinkware, and a guest pass to the visit the Nature Center and see their adopted animal. This is a great way to support the WNC Nature Center!

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12) Malicious Women Candles at Hazel Twenty

Sorry friends, Maisy the dog is not for sale, but you can pick up a Malicious Women Co. candle made here in the USA by a self proclaimed "Snarky Women" Owned Company. These are perfect for the hard to shop for person and the themes are awesome- "Sleigh All Day", "Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Winner" "There are some "Ho, Ho, Hos in the House" and more. $24

13) Adrenaline at The Track AVL

We've all got that friend who has the need for speed, right? The Track is such an awesome experience even for those who obey the speed limits. Check out this Intro to Sim Session - A 2 hour session that includes orientation, practice, and races. These Intro events are open to all. They are great for first-timers and experienced racers alike. - $40 for standard rigs; $60 for advanced

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14) Massage and Body Oil from C&Co

Many folks feel stress during the holidays and some nurture time may be in order. The Arnica Massage & Body Oil Lightweight body hydrator formulated with organic Arnica montana is luxurious and therapeutic. It's used to soothe sore muscles, improve circulation and reduce inflammation with the calming scent of lavender and spearmint. $29

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15) Celebrate Hanukkah at Claying Around

Don't forget Hanukkah starting on Dec.18. Our friends at Claying Around certainly haven't. You can schedule an appointment ahead of time to paint these gifts or have the complete kit mailed to someone (or yourself) to paint and then Claying Around is happy to glaze them for you! Set includes dreidels, a Star of David ornament, brushes, and 6 colors of paint (you pick colors). $29
Check out their site for the many kits that they offer.

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16) Affordable Art by Phil DeAngelo

Asheville is a town with so much talent! We always recommend supporting local artists. We dig that local Asheville painter, Phil DeAngelo is making his artwork super accessible by selling 11" X 14" prints for $25. (This is also standard frame size). Check out all of the amazing prints! 

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 17) Recline and Unwind at RU Social Spa
Give the gift of a spa experience to a friend or even your child (Neck & Shoulders, Feet, Face and more)! Choose any 15-minute massage and get an aromatherapy add on for free. RU Social Spa serves beverages, too, in a relaxed (but far from stuffy) environment in the heart of Downtown Asheville. $30

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18) Makin' Bacon with New Morning Gallery

While you could drink your huge cup of coffee in this, it's truly made (right here in North Carolina) to cook your bacon fast. The Salvaterra Bacon Cooker is 7" wide by 5.5" high and made for the microwave. Just drape bacon slices over the center well and get at it. $48

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Special items $50 to $100
19) Bag it with Southern Highland Craft Guild

Check out this waxed canvas vista Weekdayer Bag from NC artist Rachel Aughtry. There are several other designs to choose from. ($68) We highly recommend visiting the awesome Southern Highland Craft Guild physical locations for your shopping (so much great art!) but you can also shop online.
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20) December Discount at Ebb & Flow Massage

Asheville, we know all about your high standards for bodywork. We get it! Adam and Lauren (owners) and their staff have been bringing the best in Asheville massage for years. For the month of December they'll be offering packages where you can purchase FIVE massages for the price of four. Massages start at $80 for 60 minutes.

Call 828-552-3003

21) Mount Inspiration

Mount Inspiration has lots of t-shirt to choose from including the Dig Local "Asheville Vibes" collab. Give a bundle of goodies including a shirt, hat and sticker.

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22) Personalized Guitar Straps by In Blue Handmade

In Blue Handmade will engrave this eco-tanned, made in the USA, American-sourced leather strap. They can add name, initials, your band's name, or a short phrase. Also available for banjo straps (banjo folks know there's a difference featuring antique brass quick release clips!). Super sale at time of newsletter: $66. 
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23) Cheese Cutter Board at Dog and Pony Show

Take your charcuterie board to the next level with this Stony Bend Barn Cheese Cutter Board with Wire measuring at 10.75 L x 5.75 W x 1.5 H (including handle) for $75
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24) Buy a Buddha at Sunnyside Trading Company

This Vintage Indian Carved Wood Buddha Statue features charming traces of old paint. As a meaningful gift, a Buddha Statue can bring clarity to busy minds and support a peaceful state of self with its aura of positivity. Measures at 10" high by 5" wide for $85
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25) Something for the Ladies at Hello Gorgeous

Gorgeous Entice Lace Balconette Bra & High Waist Brief available in red, black or white with optional thong. Have y'all been to Hello Gorgeous? Michelle and Kim also do professional bra fittings to get you or someone you love in the right size cup. Saucy and supportive! $87
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Splurge Gift but Worth it!: A Bit Over $100

Bonus: Private Party Pottery Lessons at Batton Clayworks

Give the gift of a private party lesson to learn the art of making pottery from two of Asheville's most famous potters!! The date is January 21st at 3pm where you and those you invite can gather privately in Ann and Sandy Batton's gorgeous sunny studio in Kennilworth and have personal instruction while creating pottery you can keep. $125 per person

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Don't forget to buy gift cards or swag from your favorite restaurants, breweries and venues, too.

Thanks for Digging Local this Holiday!

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