A gift guide packed full of Asheville local spots that will thrill the Instagram Influencer, DIY-er, dog lover, greenie girl, and self-care queen on your gifting list!
With the Holiday’s hastily approaching, we’re all thinking about our holiday shopping this year. This year is an odd one and it’s making shopping even more challenging than normal! Big box stores have been relied on more than ever this year due to the convenience of fast shipping and safety, but it’s important to remember our local businesses. No one understands better than small business owners the circumstances we are all under this year and you best believe they’re trying their best to make shopping with them as convenient and safe as possible.
To help spread some local holiday cheer, we have put together a guide of 5 local Asheville businesses that would make GREAT gifting destinations.
FOR THE INSTAGRAM MODEL
Nest Boutique + DIY Studio
Nest is a lifestyle boutique featuring inclusively sized Women’s clothing, exceptional home decor, and more fun gifting items than you’ve ever laid your eyes on! The women of Nest describe, “Walking into Nest, you’ll immediately get the sense of our eclectic + feminine design; warmth married with an essence of chic gives you all the feels that we love!“
- Vidalia Vogue Mask + Gold Mask Chain
Mask it up in style with a locally handmade mask and mask chain so you never lose it! These fabric masks come in two sizes and NINE different patterns ranging from tie-dye to all types of animal print!
- Little Words Project Bracelet
These 90’s throwback friendship bracelets are sure to make a twinkle in your girlfriend’s eye. “Choose from words like ‘strength,’ breathe,’ believe,’ and ‘hope’ to give you inspiration before passing it on to someone who needs it more.” With 55 different phrases and 4 different color-ways, there’s something for every friendship.
Specials | 35% OFF on Black Friday + spend $200, get a free mask and mask chain!
Located in Biltmore Village, on Lexington Ave, and 24/7 from the comfort of your home at StyleTheNest.com. 10% of their sales are dedicated to monthly charities who focus on empowering women locally and globally, so you know your money is going to a good place. Follow these amazing women on Instagram @nestavl for more!
FOR THE DIY-ER
Designed to Dream Shop
Designed to Dream shop is the shop of fiber artist, Taron Teague. Taron makes stunning wall hangings, macrame ornaments, keychains, and more. This year she is releasing 6 new color wristlets, new mini wall hangings, a DIY ornament kit, and a DIY macrame wall hanging kit! These gifts are THE thing to give to that friend that is always making things!
- DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kit
This Do It Yourself kit comes with everything you need to make your very own macrame wall hanging! The kit includes step by step detailed directions with pictures, pre-cut rope, and a wooden dowel. Perfect for beginners!
- Macrame Ornaments
Everything they will need to make 10 cinnamon stick macrame ornaments in 5 different colors!
Specials | New Macrame plant holders will be on special this week for Black Friday! Check out their Instagram for more info on specials!
FOR THE DOG LOVER
Botanical Bones is a family business thoughtfully making superfood + adaptogenic dog treats right here in Asheville, NC. The dog treats you will find here are no normal sticky treat, these are human-grade, healthy ingredients that dogs love + superfoods and adaptogens to promote wellness.
- Calming Treats
Have a friend with a dog that’s just a little full on or skittish? These treats are made to mellow out that pup. Ashwagandha and lemon balm are known to reduce stress levels and help animals find their inner calm.
- Wellness Treats
These tasty peanut butter treats promote longevity. Super tasty superfood treats to help the pup stay healthy and feel their best. This blend is all about supporting the immune system with reishi for cancer prevention, turmeric for inflammation, and blueberry for antioxidants.
Specials | 30% OFF online with code “Thankful30” 11/26-11/29. Check back here or on their Instagram for December deals!
FOR THE EARTH LOVER
Have a friend who likes to be conscious of their impact on the earth? Ware is the place to go to make a change in daily life. This store is chuck full of things you need to make everyday living sustainable and more earth-friendly. Perhaps most notably, they have a collection of personal and home care items in bulk so that you can refill your own containers as needed! There’s no guilt to gift-giving from this eco-conscious boutique. Gift the seeds of a sustainable household from Ware.
- Winter Skin Salve
This isn’t an ordinary body butter. It’s a rich, dense, and highly concentrated moisturizer that is packed full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids that your skin needs to repel free radicals and create a protective barrier to keep moisture in. This wonder balm comes in two scents; Refresh (Eucalyptus & Peppermint) and Serene (Rosewood, Lavender & Grapefruit).
- Six Season Veggie Cookbook
This book is organized by veggie type and then further broken down into six seasons. It provides endless culinary inspiration for eating locally and seasonally. This is a great gift for your veggie eaters, looking for inspiration in the kitchen.
- Bulk Household Refills
This is a great thing maybe to mention in a card! One of the best parts of Ware is their bulk section of detergents for things from your hair to your dishes. Remind them to bring their own containers and go crazy in the refill section!
Specials | Clearance sales in the store through Sunday 11.29
Discount codes will be sent to the lucky ones on their email list on Monday for Cyber Monday. Click here, to get on their email list.
FOR THE SELF-CARE QUEEN
Garden Party AVL
Garden party is the shop for your nature-loving, hippie friend. Specializing in everyday wellness items including, CBD, hemp, meditation, and herbs. Everything they need to chiiiiiiiill out. Treat a friend (or yourself) to some mind, body, and soul love.
- Everyday Oil
Everyday Oil is uniquely balancing, hydrating, cleansing, and nourishing. Whether you’re using it in your hair or on your face as a cleanser and moisturizer, this product is super versatile.
- Muse Loose Blend Tea
Like a breath of fresh, mind-opening air, this aromatic mix of jasmine florets, peppermint, and raspberry leaf clears mental clutter and replaces it with renewed imagination. All BARBARI Herbal Blends are made with organic, food-grade herbs in Portland, Oregon.
Impressions is an Asheville local business bringing at-home clear aligner care to our area for the first time! Impressions care is facilitated by our team of doctors at Blue Ridge Orthodontics, right at your convenience. Get yourself the gift that will keep on giving every time you smile.
Choose Impressions to help you make the smile of your dreams come true.
xx Your Impressions Family
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