For the Shopper Who Has Seen It All... Uniquely Asheville Gifts

For the Shopper Who Has Seen It All... Uniquely Asheville Gifts
Here in Asheville, as in every other city, town and neighborhood in America, we are preparing for the big Turkey (or Tofurkey) Day. (PS: If you haven't made dinner arrangements, there's still time to check out Asheville area restaurants that will be open tomorrow.)

And of course, after The Big Dinner, there is Black Friday and the four weeks that follow, during which time we all race around trying to find the perfect thing for everyone on our list. This year we want to make it a little easier for you by pointing out those special Asheville spots for holiday shopping:

An Art Deco Wonderland
Asheville's art deco shopping destination, The Grove Arcade, is celebrating the holidays in style. This year's Winter Wonderland features displays from the National Gingerbread Competition, a special exhibition of covers from the local Mountain Xpress, live music, photos with Santa, and other family entertainment. Ongoing throughout December, with special events on Dec. 3 & 4 @ The Grove Arcade.

Crafts While They Last
Each year during the shopping rush, the world-class craftsmen and -women of the Southern Highland Craft Guild come together to put on their Annual Holiday Sale. The special part is that their locally crafted wares are 10-50% off, and the selection often includes over-runs, seconds, and discontinued stock. Dec. 4 & 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ The Folk Art Center.

Gifts With Indie Flair
For the loved one who loves the less conventional, try shopping at the Big Crafty. This creative indie art show fills the hallways of Pack Place and features everything from homemade soaps, to jewelry, to terrariums, to children's clothing--and all with a decidedly Asheville twist. Dec. 5, noon - 6 p.m. @ Pack Place.

Tasty Tailgate Treats
Don't forget that our city's unforgettable tailgate markets transform into holiday markets and bazaars beginning this weekend and the next. Pick up some items for your holiday table, or choose something wonderful for the foodie in your life. Saturdays through Dec. 18 @ Selected Tailgate Markets. Click here for more info.

Happy Hunting!
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