Holidays are here and shopping is in full swing! Cyber shopping is convenient, but somehow the browsing…feeling…tasting…and finding a hidden gem for someone special cannot be done online.
Buying local is so important to me! So, if you are fortunate enough to visit Asheville during the holiday season, please buy, buy, buy!
Mast General Store is a good place to start. There are gifts for everyone from the outdoorsy person who hikes, bikes, camps…you know the type. They have everything the outdoorsman..woman could possibly need. And what about the sweet tooth…there are old-fashioned candies galore. And finally, please don’t forget the kids and the “classic” toys that can be found here that no matter what generation or decade you live in can be enjoyed.
Please cruise Lexington Avenue and Haywood Street for the many unique shops and boutiques. You will be able to find gifts for the very hard-to-buy for person. Use your imagination.
Chocolate…Need I say more? Asheville has more chocolate shops per square block than breweries…I’m guessing. Two of my faves…
How well do you know your gift receiver? Well enough to purchase art? If so, visit the River Arts District and the Folk Art Center right off the Blue Ridge Parkway:
For the special someone… The best gifts may not be tangible. How about some amazing gift certificates…
If you want to enjoy all the Grove Park has to offer for an entire day, book a massage and you can enjoy the spa and then shower, walk around and enjoy the Gingerbread House Display.
Sensibilities This is a locally owned spa that has served people’s needs locally for years. Please consider them if you just want a half-day experience:
Finally, a great gift to give is a trip to Asheville:
Grove Park Inn
There are also many Bed & Breakfasts and new funky hotels.
Good luck in finding those perfect gifts for all of your loved ones!