The Giving List

The Giving List: The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.
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For the Jewelry Lover

• Bottom right: 14-karat gold fill and amethyst earrings by Katrina Bogatireva. $290, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Asheville. (828) 398-5555; Pearl strand from Jewels That Dance; 18-karat Italian gold necklace with lemon citrine, garnet, blue topaz, amethyst, and tourmaline. $3,322, Wick and Greene Jewelers, Asheville. (828) 253-1805


For the Jewelry Lover

• Clockwise from top left: Multicolored sapphire and golden South Seas pearl pendant. $3,949, Susan Marie Designs, Asheville. (828) 277-1272 • 14-karat gold and quartz bracelet by Steven Vaubel. $1,452, Acorn’s at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands. (828) 787-1877 • Diamond and 14-karat gold antique-style ring by Chris Van Dyke. $825, Van Dyke Jewelry and Fine Craft, Asheville. (828) 281-4044; Chinese freshwater pearls (64-inch strand). $185, Jewels That Dance, Asheville. (828) 254-5088 • Sand-blasted onyx and 18-karat gold on sterling silver earrings by Michele Alexander. $240, Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry, Asheville. (828) 254-2010


For the Gentleman

• 1: Gym bag by Baekgaard. $100, Continental Divide, Brevard. (828) 884-5484 • 2: Globe ornament. $10, Continental Divide • 3: Equestrian leather belt by Brighton. $47, TJ Bailey, Highlands. (828) 526-2262 • 4: Wind River leather hat by Bailey. $65, TJ Bailey • 5: Blown-glass and handmade iron Padre Botella and shot glass by Jan Barboglio. $330 bottle, $46 shot glass, Acorn’s at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands. (828) 787-1877 • 6: Truefitt & Hill West Indian Limes shaving cream tub, 1805 shaving cream tube, badger brush, and preshave oil. $32 tub, $23 tube, $38 brush, $32 oil, Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands. 1-(866) 526-8008 • 7: Handmade kingwood pen by Rick Viehman. $45, Kathleen’s, Tryon. (828) 859-8316 • 8: Necktie wallet by Laura Skelton of Prix-Prix. $22, Kathleen’s • 9: Peter Millar cologne $69, TJ Bailey • 10: Bronzed compass by Authentic Models. $15, Continental Divide • 11: Cuban mahogany, walnut, and maple wood-turned bowl by Kevin Bradley. $280, Kathleen’s • 12: Cuff links by Bugatchi. $70, TJ Bailey • 13: The Dream comic art car from the Collectors series by Guillermo Forchino. $169, McCosh House, Black Mountain. (828) 669-4550


For the Green Thumb

• 1: Ceramic planter, garden markers, and flower towel. $32 planter, $6 per marker, $9 towel, A Gardener’s Cottage, Saluda. (828) 749-4200; birdhouse ornament by Walt Cottingham. $20, Kathleen’s, Tryon. (828) 859-8316 • 2: Button bouquet. $30 by The Button Florist, Asheville. (910) 840-3182 • 3: American Horticultural Society’s Great Plant Guide. $18, A Gardener’s Cottage • 4: Terrarium. $58, B.B. Barnes, Asheville. (828) 650-7300 • 5: Ribbon necklace with orchid pendant by Kim Anderson. $25, WICKWIRE, Hendersonville. (828) 692-6222 • 6: Butterfly magnet. $7, A Gardener’s Cottage • 7: Classic Swiss-made shears by Felco and EZ Digger. $55 shears, $15 digger, B.B. Barnes • 8: Gardener’s Botanic shea butter soap. $5, A Gardener’s Cottage • 9: Felco clip holster for gardening shears. $11, B.B. Barnes • 10: Nitrile Touch gardening gloves. $7, B.B. Barnes • 11: Vintage brass watering can. $20, A Gardener’s Cottage • 12: Pressed flower and beeswax-dipped cards. $28 for set of four, Bee Global Studio & Gallery, Robbinsville. (828) 479-8284


For the Host with the Most

• Clockwise from top left: Brie baker by Ray Pottery $28, and cheese spreader by Roost $11, Silver Fox Gallery, Hendersonville. (828) 698-0601; bamboo coaster set. $8 for six, Homestead, Hendersonville. (828) 697-8787 • Handmade Post-it pad and key holder by a.i. paper design. $34, the•oph•ilus, Brevard. (828) 884-2994 • Memo box. $10, the•oph•ilus; pewter leaf napkin rings by Vilmain. $41 for set of four, Twigs & Leaves, Waynesville. (828) 456-1940 • Fraser fir candle by Thymes. $28, Homestead


For the Outdoors Enthusiast

• Clockwise from top left: Colormark watch by Luminox. $295, Footsloggers, Boone (828) 262-5111 & Blowing Rock (828) 295-4453 • Dynamo 15-LED lantern with phone charger by eGear. $45, Footsloggers; Fox Lite women’s hiking shoes by GoLite. $100, Bear Mountain Outfitters, Highlands. (828) 526-5784 • Ski goggles with I/OS interchangeable lens from the Spherical series by Smith Optics. $165, Ski Country Sports, Asheville (828) 254-2771 & Banner Elk (828) 898-9786; Gregory Jade 50 backpack. $200, Mast General Store, Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville, Waynesville, and Valle Crucis. 1-(866) 367-6278 • Victorinox rescue Swiss army knife. $90, Mast General Store


For the Gourmand

• 1: All-Clad stainless steel 12-quart pot. $150, The Dry Sink, Highlands. (828) 526-5226 • 2: Biodegradable Natural Loofah kitchen scrubbers. $6 each, Savory Thymes, Boone. (828) 263-8181 • 3: Chicken Salad flour sack towel with recipe. $11, Vines & Stuff, Tryon. (828) 859-7039 • 4: Paniole extra virgin olive oil from southern Tuscany and Bellino organic Italian balsamic vinegar. $13 olive oil, $11 vinegar, The Kitchen Connection & Wine Shop, Morganton. (828) 438-8400 • 5: Le Creuset enameled steel pot and Sapori Antichi multicolored pasta. $40 pot, $11 pasta, Home Tech, The Kitchen Shop, Waynesville. (828) 452-7672; Wild Wine Cabernet linguine by Pasta Wench, recipe included. $6, Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, Blowing Rock. (828) 414-9111 • 6: Organic Marin: Recipes from Land to Table cookbook by Tim Porter & Farina Wong Kingsley. $30, Home Tech, The Kitchen Shop • 7: Cutting board by Sabbath-Day Woods. $15, Twigs & Leaves, Waynesville. (828) 456-1940 • 8: Herb turkey and pumpkin pie spice blends. $4 per ounce, The Spice & Tea Exchange, Asheville. (828) 505-7348 • 9: 24-karat gold-plated pewter salt and pepper shakers by Silvie Goldmark Design. $75 for set, Morning Star Gallery, Blowing Rock. (828) 295-6991 • 10: Ceramic garlic- and ginger-grater dish, oil cruet (bread dipping recipe included), and cheese markers by Cathey Bolton-Moore. $19 dish, $29 cruet, $4 per marker, Art on Depot, Waynesville. (828) 264-0218 • 11: Cranberry-apple tea and infuser. Tea $5 per ounce, $10 infuser, The Spice & Tea Exchange • 12: Cherry measuring spoons by Allegheny Treenware. $41, Tin Roof Studio, Highlands. (828) 526-3900 • 13: Knife set by Wüsthof. $140, Savory Thymes • 14: Red wine playing cards, featuring facts about 52 varietals. $9, Christopher’s Wine & Cheese