50 Asheville Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and most of us are on the search for the perfect gift for that perfect someone.  But it can be a daunting task.  Don’t fret!  We’re here to make your holiday shopping easy with unique Asheville gift ideas, sure to make anyone happy.

Eno Hammocks

The Doublenest Hammock is the perfect gift for the outdoor couple who want more room to snuggle.  These parachute hammocks are must haves for camping, music festivals or the backyard.  You can find Eno Hammocks at General Mast Store in downtown Asheville.

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Eno Hammock’s double nester! Ideal for cuddling. Photo Credit: Eno Hammocks

Element Tree Candles

These aromatic soy candles, made right here in Asheville, last between 60 and 80 hours, and are designed to be both a candle and a lovely body moisturizer! You can find Element Tree candles in The Grove Arcade or Woolworth Walk.

Shops at the Grove Arcade.

Wake Foot Sanctuary

Wake Foot Sanctuary is great place to shop locally for handmade body products and other unique artisan finds.  Add a gift certificate for a handmade foot soak and you’ll make someone very happy.  You may enjoy reading our piece: Spa Date at Wake Foot Sanctuary.

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Luxury and pampering products by Wake Foot Sanctuary.

Roots Hummus

Going to a holiday party and need a dip? Bring the microbrew of hummus: Roots Hummus!  Locally made right here in Asheville. You can find Roots Hummus in Ingles, Earth Fare, or Whole Foods.

Photo Credit: Rainforest Distribution

Looking Glass Creamery

Looking Glass Creamery is a local, cheese farm where you can indulged in a wine and cheese. But did you know that they sell all kinds of local products? They have gift basket, Love, Asheville, that’s full of local goods like preserves from Copper Pot Wooden Spoon, mustard from Lusty Monk, pickled goodness from Green River Picklers, Crackers from Roots & Branches, Salumi from Hickory Nut Gap Farm, caramel from Looking Glass Creamery. It’s the “stock the pantry” collection and it makes a great gift for yourself or others.

Looking Glass Creamery has great selection!
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“Love, Asheville” gift collection by Looking Glass Creamery

French Broad Chocolates

Who doesn’t love chocolate? French Broad Chocolates will make a chocolate enthusiast out of anyone. Their variety of chocolate treats are great stocking stuffers, along with a gift certificate!  You can find all these decadent sweets at French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Pack Square or at the factory where you can tour the new French Broad Chocolate facility on Riverside Drive. See for yourself how these perfect gifts are being created.

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Peppermint Bark,Toffee, Truffles, Caramels! Oh my!

Flora

Hop on over to Flora in West Asheville to grab that special gift for the plant loving person in your life. This little shop of horrors is a little slice of heaven. At Flora, you will find many locally made goods as well as an enormous variety of botanicals. And sip on a cappuccino from Forage, while you browse the greenery, a coffee shop conveniently placed inside Flora.

Flora in West Asheville.
Forage.

Old North

Old North is a Men’s and Women’s clothing boutique located in the heart of downtown Asheville.  Their unique apparel and accessories are a great gift for that style-minded someone you love.

Located on the corner of Lexington and Walnut Street. Photo credit: Old North
Spotlight of goods. Photo credit: Old North

Atomic Furnishings

Mid century modern furniture, decor and more at Atomic Furnishing & Design!  Discover hidden jewels at the new location by the Tobacco Barn on Swannanoa River Road. This unique, local business has one of a kind pieces, perfect for anyone who loves vintage, design and beauty!

Home furnishings! Photo credit: @atomic_furnishing

Bon Vivant Co.

Located in Biltmore Village, Bon Vivant Co is a vintage and artisan market where you never know what you’re gonna find!  Furniture, handmade jewelry, succulents, wall art, home decor and one of a kind, vintage finds!

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Pink desk anyone?

Spotted Dog Farm

Botanical resin jewelry, handmade on the farm in Asheville!  Check out Spotted Dog Farm for wearable art that captures nature’s blossoms.

So many bracelets! Photo credit via Instagram: @spotteddogfarm

Duncan & York Modern Market

Duncan & York is a unique gift market offering a wide selection of gifts for everyone.  Their supply includes candles and home fragrances, jewelry, bath and body supplies, books, mugs, notebooks and prints, gifts for kids, manly finds, delicious treats, shirts and knitwear, wall art, office wares, and so much more. You can find them on Lexington Ave in downtown Asheville or next to Whole Foods across from the Asheville Mall.

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Crewel embroidery wall art at Duncan & York

Black Black Moon

You can find Black Black Moon in pop up markets all over the region, but their home is here in Asheville.  They harvest vintage chains, antlers, bullet casings, and crystals to create “wearable artifacts for the dreamer, the romantic and the goddess.”

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Geode ring pendants by Black Black Moon.

Deona Fish

Give the gift of original art! Local folk artist, Deona Fish, has a wide selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and more at Woolworth Walk. The art gallery and crafts emporium in downtown Asheville showcases many local artists and their crafts.  See Deona’s portfolio here or order her art through her Etsy shop!

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Prints and wall art by local artist Deona Fish.

Bee Symmetry

Another local artist, Bee Locke, makes wood burned art from the heart!  Check out her full collection of kitchen utensils, jewelry, boxes, wall art and more in her Esty shop.

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Wood burned art!

Malaprop’s Bookstore

For the bookworm in your life..Malaprop’s Bookstore.  A longtime Asheville staple, Malaprop’s is an independent bookstore carrying books and other fun, unique gifts.

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A variety of gifts for everyone at Malaprop’s.

Local Beer Tour Tickets

Wanna make a beer lover very hoppy? Treat them to tickets for a local beer tour by  BREW-ed, Brews Cruise, Asheville Brewery Tours.

A Stop at Highland Brewery. Photo Credit: Asheville Brewery Tour

LaZoom Tickets

Laughter is the best medicine!  Lazoom comedy tours will have you in stitches and keep you entertained the whole ride.  It’s the perfect gift for anyone who needs to laugh….and that’s everyone!  Check out 5 Asheville Tours Locals Love to get the skinny on fun tours in Asheville.

LaZoom tours are BYOB! Photo credit via Instagram @lazoom

Merging Metals by local artist Holly Aubart

Wearable art from Merging Metals is great way to give a unique, thoughtful gift for someone you love.  Check out Merging Metals etsy shop!

Photo Credit: Merging Metals

Jen Aly Designs

Give jewelry with healing energy!  Jen Aly Designs uses gemstones like labradorite, chalcedony, moonstone, jasper, citrine, prehnite, and turquoise in her unique pieces.  Not only is the jewelry beautiful, but the studio also offer jewelry making classes!

Photo Credit: Jen Aly Designs

Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Hickory Nut Gap Farm carries grassfed beef, pasture raised pork and poultry products, all available fresh and frozen at the store. They also offer butchery classes and giftcards.  The perfect gift for a meat lover!

Photo Credit: Hickory Nut Gap Farm

East Fork Pottery

East Fork Pottery is simple and functional pottery, made by local potters here in Asheville.  You can find their pottery at Shelter on Lexington Ave in Asheville.

Photo Credit: East Fork Pottery

Elementality

Carefully curating beautiful things for beautiful people, Elementality features work from over 60 independent artists and designers.  Perfect for the fashion lover!

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Products by Elementality.

Hazel Twenty Boutique

Hazel Twenty is a boutique with premium Asheville fashion. Think bohemian meets high fashion. Their shop carries unique goodies for the fashion lover in your life.  Find their shop conveniently located at the corner of Patton Ave. and Lexington Avenue downtown Asheville this winter!

Hazel Twenty is a brick and mortar boutique on the corner of Patton Ave. and Lexington Ave. downtown Asheville. Photo credit via Instagram: @hazeltwenty

Asheville Salt Cave

Gift that special someone a basket of salt enriched products, along with a gift certificate for a unique experience at Asheville Salt Cave.

Photo Credit: Asheville Salt Cave

Roots and Fruits Market

Promoting local farmers and producers, Roots and Fruits Market wants to build stronger communities with a local food movement. They carry honey, jams, mustards, breads, pickled products, coffee, chocolates and more!   It’s a great place to create a gift basket for someone you love!

Locally made gifts at Roots and Fruits Market in Black Mountain. Photo Credit: Roots and Fruits Market

The Chop Shop

The Chop Shop is a butcher shop featuring a wide variety of meats from locally sourced farms that are committed to sustainable, humane, and all-natural farming practices.  They also carry local cheeses and hot sauces.  A gift card from The Chop Shop will go a long way for any meat lover.

The Rhu Bakery

The Rhu Bakery is a cafe, bakery and pantry that celebrates local foods and producers. Serving breakfast and lunch, The Rhu is the perfect place to grab a cup coffee, have breakfast or lunch, or shop!

Local goods. Photo Credit: The Rhu Bakery

Troy & Sons Whiskey

Asheville Distilling Company is a local distillery, featuring handcrafted American whiskey.  With elegant bottle design and sophisticated presentation, Troy & Sons whiskey is a great gift for a true whiskey lover.

Photo Credit: Cocktail Buzz

H & H Distillery

H&H Distillery features high quality craft spirits like Hazel 63 Rum and Hwy 9 Gin.  In addition to their spirits, they also sell apparel, copper shots glasses and mugs, tumbler and highball glasses.  Check out their online store, or take a tour of the distillery and load up on spirits!

C & Co.

C & Co. is a non toxic skincare line using plant-based raw organic ingredients. They offer products for face, body and baby!  Gift an expectant mom some baby products this holiday season!

Bee Charmer

Bee Charmer is Asheville’s one stop shop for all things honey and bees!  With a wide variety of products made with honey, you’ll also find fun, bee inspired gifts.  Pick up a unique gift for the honey bee in your life!

Bee enthusiast finds the perfect pillow!

Lexington Glassworks

Lexington Glassworks creates timeless and innovative hand-blown glass. Each piece is skillfully crafted using century old techniques and locally sourced material.  Gorgeous gift for someone special!

Lusty Monk Mustard

Handcrafted mustard in small batches, with all-natural ingredients is what Lusty Monk Mustard is all about!  You can find these mustards at Ingles, Earth Fare and many other independent shops in Asheville. Perfect stocking stuffer or add them to a gift basket!

Photo Credit: The Manual

Postre Caramels

Postre brings an all natural approach to caramels. With a minimal number of high-quality, organic ingredients, and NO preservatives, their caramels are purely divine!  Their flavors include chocolate, sourwood honey and sea salt.  They also make sea salt caramel sauce.  We sweet gift for anyone!

Photo Credit: Postre

Dynamite Coffee

With a concentration on serving their immediate community, Dynamite Coffee roasts their beans in small batches, ensuring freshness from farm to cup.  A gift any coffee lover would love!

Photo Credit: Dynamite Roasting Co.

OWL Bakery

OWL Bakery is an artisan bakeshop, specializing in naturally leavened breads and European-inspired pastries.  Gift an organic loaf of their specialty breads, or a variety box of pastries!

Photo Credit: Edible Asheville

Sunburst Farms Trout Jerky

Found in 1948, Sunburst Farms is a family run business that has perfected cold smoked Scottish Trout using only top quality fillets.  You can find their jerky in Ingles, Earth Fare and many other independent store in Asheville.

Photo Credit: Savorfull

Asheville Brewed Beer & Cider

Want the perfect gift for the beer lover in your family?  Get a case of locally brewed beer from one of the many breweries here in Beer City.  Find a full variety of Asheville brews at Appalachian Vitners, Tonic MRKT, Tasty Beverage Company.

Highland Brewing Co. Cold Mountain. Photo Credit: Tasty Beverage Co.

12 Bones Smokehouse BBQ Sauce & Cookbook

Have a designated BBQ-er in the family?  Gift them with 12 Bones Smokehouse bbq sauce and their Mountain BBQ Cookbook!  You can purchase these at either one of their Asheville locations.

12 Bones yummy Blueberry Chipotle BBQ sauce. Photo Credit: The Meatwave

Roots and Branches Crackers

Another great addition to a your gift basket are Roots and Branches Crackers! Made locally here in Asheville, they go beautifully with any cheeseboard!

Roots and Branches sold at Weaver Street Market. Photo Credit: Weaver Street Market

Asheville Pretzel Company

Paired perfectly with Beer City, Asheville Pretzel Company  uses only the finest ingredients to create handcrafted artisan, hard pretzels. A fantastic addition to a beer gift basket!

Human and dog pretzels. Photo Credit: Asheville Pretzel Co.

Biltmore Wine

Who doesn’t think of the Biltmore when you think of Asheville?  Bring a bottle of Biltmore wine to your holiday gathering!  You can find Biltmore wine, among many other local wines at the following: Metro Wines, Table Wines, Appalachian Vintners, Weinhaus, Asheville Wine Market, Hops and Vines

Metro Wines. Photo Credit: Mountain Xpress

Three Dog Bakery

Don’t leave your furry friends off the Christmas list!  Let your dog indulge in Three Dog Bakery dog food and treats!  With all-natural ingredients, making premium quality food, your dog will chow down well this holiday!

Photo Credit: Three Dog Bakery

Asheville Goods Gift Box

Want to send some Asheville love to friends and family far away?  Order online from Asheville Goods! See their online gift box options here.

Photo Credit: Asheville Goods

Appalachian Natural Soaps

Appalachian Natural Soaps are deeply rooted in producing a pure, high quality, 100% Natural Soap and Skin Care Line using traditional mountain techniques that have been passed down through generations.  Visit their store on historic Wall St in Asheville.

Photo Credit: Appalachian Natural Soaps

Black Mountain Chocolate

Black Mountain Chocolate is the original North Carolina bean-to-bar chocolate. Working in small batches to coax the maximum flavor from each bean, Black Mountain Chocolate offers fresh chocolate and baked goods that will make any chocolate lover giddy.

Photo Credit: Black Mountain Chocolates

Poppy’s Popcorn

From sweet to savory, Poppy’s Popcorn is a delicious snack for any occasion!  Add it to a gift basket or get your loved one a subscription where they get 3 new flavors each month!

Also find Poppy at Flora in West Asheville.

Celtic Sea Salt

Celtic Sea Salt has a variety of unique salts that will make a nice addition to any home cook’s kitchen. With a higher percentage of mineral-dense natural brine (sea water), it’s also a healthier option! You can find Celtic sea salt in Earth Fare.

Photo Credit: Celtic Sea Salt

Biscuit Head Jams and Hot Sauces

Asheville’s Biscuit Head is a family owned breakfast joint beloved by locals!  Gift a biscuit basket to a breakfast lover stocked with Biscuit Head’s jams, hot sauces and biscuit mix!  We featured Biscuit Head in our 10 Brunches under $10 piece.

Mmmmm Biscuit Head Hot Sauces. Photo Credit: Citizen-Times

Asheville Tea Company

Asheville Tea Company blends the highest quality teas and locally sourced, seasonal botanicals to create unique flavor for your morning cup of tea!  Give that tea lover a gift they’re appreciate from Asheville Tea Company.

Photo Credit: Asheville Tea Company

 

 

 


4 Responses to “50 Asheville Gift Ideas for the Holidays”

  1. Beverly-Hanks

    What an epic list! You must have read our mind on a few of the items, because we spotted a few of our agents’ fave gift ideas. Great Secret Santa ideas, too!

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    • Jenn Gordon

      So glad this was helpful. I love Asheville’s local products. We have such talented business owners.

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  2. Holly Aubart

    Just saw this tonight, had no idea we were included on the list! Thank you so much for the support, it really means a lot!!

    Reply

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