The Asheville Shop Gift Guide

December 7, 2022

With the holiday season in full swing, the Chamber team came together to share their favorite items in The Asheville Shop. Whether you’re looking for someone else (or yourself!), we’ve got some great ones for you to consider, hand-picked by Chamber staff members.

Located inside the Visitor Center (36 Montford Ave), the shop carries a wide array of authentic, local products from across Western North Carolina. This holiday season, shop local all in one place at The Asheville Shop!

Embrew Tea

“I love all the flavors. They are unique, complex, and already sweetened. It’s a really smart and thoughtful product. It’s an easy gift to give to other tea drinkers.” – Jeffrey Kaplan, Director of Venture Asheville

Price: $15.95

12 Bones Smokehouse Cookbook

“I would give this to myself because I like smoked meats.” – Zach Wallace, VP of Public Policy

Price: $30

Poppy Popcorn

“My husband and I have brought Highland Cold Mountain for our Florida family to enjoy for the last few years. Now we’ve added Poppy popcorn too, the Asheville Mix as well as the Rudolph mix too. They love it.” – Kit Cramer, President & CEO

“Locally made and delicious, they make the best stocking stuffers or add on gift!” – Leeanne Briggs, Senior VP of Membership

Price: Varies

Plus-Plus One Shape Endless Possibilities Toy

“My grandson (age 6) LOVES these!” – Leeanne Briggs, Senior VP of Membership

Price: $7

Well-Seasoned Table – Magic Garlic Dust

“There’s no product from Well Seasoned Table that I don’t like – everything is amazing and well-crafted. Magic Garlic Dust is just that, magical and it enhances the flavors of any food you use it on.” – Desiree Monstrola, Executive Operations Manager

Price: $14.95

Skrap Monkey Earrings

“I would give it to myself. I love the style, simplicity and that they are handmade using recycled parts.” – Amy Jackson, Senior Director of Member Engagement

Price: Varies

Healed Skin Candles

“The labels look great, the candles all smell wonderful and they are all natural essential oils and Soy wax. Bonus – candles double as lotion. Traci is a wonderful lady and is a PCI member.” – Vanna May, Building Operations Manager

Price: $25

Handcrafted Coffee Mugs

“I think it’s safe to say that most of us like to start our day with a great cup of coffee. I am a sucker for a stylish mug and the Asheville Shop has many locally, handcrafted options to choose from!” – Tiarra Wilkie, Workforce Development Specialist

Moonlight Makers Buttons

“I can usually find one of these clever buttons to express the way I feel (or want to feel!). They make great gifts and cost just a buck.” – Layton Hower, VP of Finance & Operations

Price: $1

Spicewalla Spices

“Great for a foodie friend or family member. Spicewalla has made me look forward to cooking again!” – Jennifer Willett, Asheville Shop Manager

“I’d love to be able to share meals from iconic local restaurants like Chai Pani and Buxton Hall Barbecue with all my friends and family, and Spicewalla makes sharing some of that flavor possible.” – Samantha Cole, Workforce Partnership Manager

Price: Varies

Asheville T-Shirts

“These aren’t your average gift shop t-shirt. They’re creatively designed and super soft!” – Erin Leonard, VP of Communications

Price: Varies

Dynamite Coffee

“Smooth, delicious and locally made! A perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life.” – Miriam Gitlitz, Member Services Assistant

Price: $13.95

Crocodile Creek Make-A-Face Blocks

“I picked this out for my son. I feel like it will keep him entertained for a while and will spark his creativity while creating different faces!” – Jessica Kanupp, Director of Member Marketing & Sales

Price: $24.95

Biscuit Head Cookbook

“They make a great keepsake for family or business gift giving – and a great reflection on the local food scene.” – Clark Duncan, Senior VP of the EDC

Price: $28

Everyday Oil

“So simple and so good! I love the versatility and it keeps my hair and skin moisturized and happy.” – Juliana Walker, Content Specialist

Price: Varies

Devil’s Foot Beverages

“Great for the soda lover in your life. They use all organic ingredients and taste way better than a traditional soda. Healthier too! I highly recommend the Fuego!” – Tommy Dennison, Director of Member Development

Price: $2.95/ea.

SoulKu Gemstone Necklaces

“These are lovely – a woman-owned business and their profits support nonprofits for women!” – Judi Willard, Administrative Lead of Member Services

Price: Varies

Local Christmas Ornaments

“Some great, novel Christmas ornaments to collect and add to the holidays – be merry this Christmas!” – Maxwell Olle, EDC Specialist

Price: Varies

Glo Pals Light-Up Sensory Toy

“This is perfect for kids and comes in a multiple colors. They are perfect for bath time!” – Jessica Kanupp, Director of Member Marketing & Sales

Price: $15.95