Pop quiz, Ashevillians. What’s better than shopping local?
For 100 points: Shopping local from the comfort of your own home, of course. Not only is it to one of the best ways support the local economy, but locally-crafted gifts tend to wow during the holidays (a big win in our book).
To kickstart your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up
14 products we love from local Etsy shops — some of which hold the coveted that’s given to sellers who consistently earn Star Seller badge 5-star reviews, ship orders on time, and provide great customer service, aka less holiday stress for you. Psst — Some of these items may sell out quickly due to limited quantities. Click on the link to the Etsy seller’s page to find something similar.
This little guy wants to be wrapped up under the tree.
🎁 Under $25
Hand printed fig kitchen towel ($16) | A husband and wife team designs, prints, and stitches these whimsical towels and napkins. | — The High Fiber Star Seller ⭐ Dainty zodiac necklace ($20) | Customize this dainty necklace by choosing a finish and zodiac sign. | — Livin Freely Star Seller ⭐ Narwhal wooden animal toy ($16) | Hand-drawn and inspired by the natural world, these wooden toys feature nearly every member of the animal kingdom. | Outside Everywhere Appalachian black bear glass straw ($18) | Trust us, there’s no way they already have this adorable, hand-blown reusable straw. | Full Blown Glass Appalaichan Trail Cabin Candle ($22) | Possibly the perfect gift for hikers, with scents for different trails and parks. | . Elder & Co
Pair these drink accessories with a bottle of whiskey for a crowd-pleasing gift.
Red Zinnia wooden flower sign ($34) | This local artist’s paintings are printed on wood, making the most gorgeous custom decor. | — Goldfish Marmalade Star Seller ⭐ Hand blown glass octopus ornament ($44+) | Choose from a variety of color combinations to make this octopus ornament one-of-a-kind. | Full Blown Glass Personalized leather highball sleeves ($49.99) | These 100% genuine leather drink accessories are hand sewn by adults on the autistic spectrum. | Oowee Products Tie dye baby romper ($38) | Give the gift of psychedelic, 100% cotton fashion. | — Psychedelic Circus Star Seller ⭐
Choose the thread color of these custom sketchbooks.
Sustainable fanny pack ($65) | A well-made fanny pack made with upcycled materials. | Moonrise Project 18K Vermeil long branch earring posts ($118) | This botanical jewelry is delicate, unique, and cast directly from plants. | Mani Designs Personalized leather sketchbook ($52+) | Choose the thread color and add initials for the doodler in your life. | — absolutely evo Star Seller ⭐ Coffee mug wall mirror ($64) | These handmade wall mirrors come in both traditional and off-the-wall (no pun intended) shapes. | fluxglass
Panties of the month six month subscription ($199) | Panties that arrive at your door every month are the holiday gift that keeps on giving — especially when they’re handmade to order, custom to your measurements. | On The Inside