Well, Asheville, we’re not sure how it happened, but in the blink of an eye, the holidays have arrived. Hanukkah starts today, Christmas is 15 days away, Kwanzaa starts on Dec. 26, and the general season of giving is well underway. Long story short — we’ve got some shopping to do. 🎁
Here is our curated list of qualitree gift ideas so you can sleigh the holidays.
🎁 Our Editors’ picks
Last year, I (Brook) got my BFF a pair of salvaged leather fringe earrings from M Designs, and she loved them. Minx, Hazel Twenty + Charmed Asheville are also high on my local shopping list this year.
Ali here — I’ve been trolling the Show & Tell Holiday Pop-Up shop (where I snagged myself some earrings from YEWO) and The Big Crafty’s Instagram, where they’re highlighting area makers + their wares in lieu of their usual winter fest – so far I got an adorable plushy for a friend’s little one from Tadpole Creations. And I’m crushing hard on JAWBREAKING’s offerings at their brand new brick + mortar (19 ½ Eagle St.), which are gonna look great on any fashion-forward loved ones on my list.
🎁 Stocking Stuffers
○ A cute + functional tea towel from The High Fiber
○ A giftcard to Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe — to buy all the books
○ A delectable hot cocoa bomb from Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen
○ A long tail scrunchie from Southern Charm
🎁 If you’re shopping for…
Your Gen-Z cousin who sends you the funniest memes on Instagram + has 609 followers on Spotify:
Your neighbor who always has a treat for your dog and never lets you forget about street sweeping day:
Your funny coworker who has a sweet tooth and never gets annoyed when you have a dumb question on a Monday morning:
Your sister that loves taking nature photos, but only for the aesthetic:
Your BFF from college who moved to New York after graduation and is one cold winter away from being convinced to move back:
For the friend that has an Instagram page for their pet:
Your grandma who plays a mean game of bridge, lets you eat ice cream for breakfast + just learned how to FaceTime:
Your one-year-old nephew (or best friends’ kid) who is, without a doubt, the cutest nugget of all time:
Your mom who runs half marathons faster than you and folds a fitted sheet in under two minutes:
The cute guy you met online who always beats you at Mario Kart and who you’re not dating but you’re not, like, not dating either:
Your dad, the undisputed grill master + craft beer aficionado, who would also love to not receive another pair of socks this year:
The music maven that you just know will sell out The Orange Peel one day:
Your White Elephant gift exchange match (with a $25 limit to boot):