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25 Asheville Gift Ideas for the Holidays 💥 SHOP LOCAL 2023

Happy Holidaze! We know on these cold, short days that it's easy to go online and order gifts from Bezos's store, but let us assure you that shopping Asheville's unique, one-of-a-kind shops is not only fun, it's also a way to keep Asheville small businesses in businesses. Here's just a sample of 24 gift suggestions ranging from $9 to $100, and then one Splurge item worth... millions?! 

Every dollar spent at a local business returns 3x more money to the local Asheville economy than a dollar spent at a national chain.

1) Flower Girl Bath Salts - West Village Market
Our friend Rosanne at West Village Market and Deli does a great job carrying LOCALLY made products including these beautiful FarmGirl Flower Farm Herbal Bath Salts. We love the "Happy Place" version which includes Epsom & Himalayan Slat, Safflower Oil, Rose Petals, Pansy, Lavender & Elder Flowers. A steal at only $15.

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2) Handmade Vases at SHGC

You'll find many curated artists' work available at the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Biltmore Village from stocking stuffers under $20  to high end pieces. We are digging these Peter Rose vases which look much more expensive than $60. There are cool statues, too!
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Heads Up!: The Folk Art Center for the SHCG is hosting the "Holiday Seconds Sale" December 9th from 10am - 4pm for great deals on one of a kind "seconds".

3) For the movie buffs in your life!

Ready to cozy up with your old school partner who digs watching DVDs? Orbit DVD has a huge selection for sale for $5.99 or 3 for $15. Additionally, grab one of these iconic movie posters for just $11.99
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4) Dog Lovers who love dog lovers
If you're like us, you know lots of folks who love their dogs like family. Celebrate these furry family members with adorable Go Dog chew-resistant toys available at Asheville Pet Supply (from sloths to octopuses) Starting at just $9.50.
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5)  The future is so bright...

You gotta wear goodr shades! Hazel Twenty has your hookup. Whether you're running, biking, or just soaking up some rays, goodr active sunglasses will keep you looking cool while keeping your eyes protected. Shades for everyone - women, men, and kids! $25

6)  8" x 10" Giclees on Canvas - Philip DeAngelo
By now you've likely learned to recognize the stylistic art of Asheville's own Philip DeAngelo. Give the gift of one of Phil's 8" x 10" Giclees on Canvas. $50
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7) Cheery one-of-a-kind pillows - Sunnyside Trading Co.

You'll love these colorful Sari Pillows from Sunnyside Trading Co.  that are sustainably made from recycled saris. We see them as art for your sofa! They include a 20" x 20" pillow case made from vintage Indian "kantha" textiles and synthetic down filler. $75
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8) Vintage Platters - Antique Tobacco Barn
Many of us like the elegance of simple white plates and bowls. To add a decorative flair to the table, check out these large vintage serving platters from Antique Tobacco Barn. Each holds a unique story and piece of history. $60 - $90 Tip: When you go to the Tobacco Barn, carve out time to browse as there is so much to see there!
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9) Give the gift of touch
From our friends at Ebb and Flow Massage you can now get a 10% discount on all online gift cards for 60-minute or longer sessions through December 31st. (Their Therapists are top notch AND they've got a cozy Tea Room to chill in after your session!)
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10) Exclusive Tea Gift Set from Crafted Edge
We love collabs! Our friends at Asheville CraftedEdge have partnered with Embrew to create this robust gift set. A Bamboo Tea Box, three 10 packs of Embrew Flavors, an Embrew Cold Brew Tea Tumbler, a Crafted Edge Coffee Mug and more are included. The perfect gift for the tea lover in your life. $95
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11) Marty the Moose Eggnog Glass
Any one have a Clark Griswold in your life? Madam Clutterbuckets has your hookup with this fun replica of the glass from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation classic. $19.99  (white patent leather shoes not included).
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12) Local Christmas Trees for a great price!
We loved getting our tree this year from Andy, owner of the Blue Ridge Market on Merrimon. He sources his trees and wreaths from his buddies at the Sandy Holler Farm in Sandy Mush and offers them at the lowest prices we've seen. Support local and get one of these SUPER fresh trees cut weekly. $50 - $100

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13) NC Gift Boxes - Locals Only Gifts and Goods

In a hurry and need to ship something awesome? These thoughtfully assembled "Locals Only Gifts and Goods" are a no-brainer. With over 100 North Carolina makers, they have a great selection of gift boxes to choose from.  Prices ranging from $45 to $105 and leave the shipping to them! Located across from the Grove Arcade.

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14) Yule Simmer Potpouri from Raven & Crone

Add some warmth and cheer to your home this holiday season with Raven & Crone's Yule Simmer Potpourri! This brand-new, limited edition blend features Cedar, Juniper Berries, and Jezebel Root with a touch of Blue Spruce fragrance oil. Trust us, it smells delicious! $10
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15) Gift wrapped Honey Box - Asheville Bee Charmer

Our friends at Asheville Bee Charmer have hand-picked these selections of three honeys including cocoa-infused, chai-infused, and coffee-infused honey. Add delicious flavors to warm drinks or baked goods. They come gift wrapped with a super cute wooden honey dripper ribbon. $24 - $54 depending on jar sizes.
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16) New Instant Karma 3-D Tapestry

These tapestries from Instant Karma are always a great conversation piece. Teenagers and the young at heart love them! They can be "charged" with an incandescent, natural or black light and take on a whole new dimension when you put on a pair of 3-D glasses. Lots of different art styles and patterns to choose from. $40

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17) Cozy Cashmere Shawls - AdLib

Give the gift of coziness and fashion with these versatile cashmere shawls, available in various colors and patterns. They are reversible and easy to wear thanks to a shoulder tab that keeps it securely in place. The nice women at Adlib Clothing are happy to demonstrate how to wear them and help you choose the one that's perfect for your person. $78

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18) Stained Glass Feathers -  Foundation Studios

Your friend or family member will think of you every time they catch the light and color in one of these stained glass feathers from Foundation Studios. They come with a handy hanging kit for easy installation. $40.
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Heads Up!: Come to the Foundation Studios Second Saturday Holiday Celebration December 9th from 6pm-9pm

19) Circle of Love Necklace - Sol Collective

Sol Collective AVL is a women-owned space selling locally made art, jewelry, tea, and beauty items. This "Circle of Love" necklace symbolizes unity, protection, and feminine spirit. $75

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20) Pom Pom Beanies and NC Socks - Jus Running

Do you have a running buddy or a friend who runs their arse off rain, shine, snow, or sleet? These brand new Jus Running Pom Pom Beanies make the perfect gift at $29 AND are machine washable. Pair it with some Feetures socks, $15.99, made right here in NC!
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21) CBD Daily Gummies - Earthy Now

These Gummies are not only effective but also incredibly delicious! Earthy Now, a family owned and operated company here in Asheville uses only premium hemp-derived CBD  with vegan and organic ingredients. We have found that they can help take the edge off  :)  Stock up at $24 (worth it)
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22) Over 100,000 unique Items to pick from

We couldn't decide on just one thing! From handmade cards that cost a few bucks to original pieces of art and antique rugs that cost more, the Marquee in the RAD has a lot of cool stuff to choose from. A safe bet would be to grab a gift card so your person can choose what they love.
Gift cards for every $ amount

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Heads Up!: Go to "Miracle at Marquee" on Thursday, December 7th from 6pm - 9pm (wear your ugly holiday sweater!)

23) For the cat-lover in your life (or, for your cat!)

We dig the craftsmanship and personality of these cat feeders made in Kentucky and sold at the New Morning Gallery. $90 for the big one. 
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24) Yule be a hero!
An Asheville Tradition! Ice Cream Yule Logs have been added to The Hop's Online Store so you can pre-order from the perfect one for you. $25.99 - $48.99  They also just added plenty of dairy and vegan Pints (including Eggnog) to the Online Store that will pair well with just about any dessert. 
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25) And finally, for the person who has everything...
A unique pizza restaurant and movie theatre combo in North Asheville, Asheville Brewing Company, would be the gift that keeps on giving (to the rest of us Ashevillians...) Please, someone cool, make Santa an offer he can't refuse.  Cost: Priceless
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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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