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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
Local Beer Tour 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.
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!
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!
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!
East Fork Pottery
Carefully curating beautiful things for beautiful people, Elementality features work from over 60 independent artists and designers. Perfect for the fashion lover!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
12 Bones Smokehouse BBQ Sauce & Cookbook
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!
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!
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
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!
Asheville Goods Gift Box
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.