Holiday Gift Guide Submission Form

For the third year, Explore Asheville is publishing an online holiday gift guide that celebrates the area’s top creatives, makers and local producers in 2022. Do you have a product that would be a great stocking stuffer, holiday gift or present for a loved one? We want to know!

How to Qualify?

To be eligible to participate, artists must meet the following criteria.

  • Products must be made in Buncombe County
  • Only tangible/physical products are allowed in the gift guide; experiences or virtual offerings are not eligible
  • Artists must have adequate stock/inventory of products. Do not submit a product if you are unable to fulfill items or if you have only a few items on hand as things will quickly sell out!
  • Products must fit within the following categories:
    • Handcrafted Wares (e.g., scarves, handbags, wallets, jewelry, headbands, clothing, etc.)
    • Artisan Food & Beverages (locally-produced food and beverage items; curated gift boxes also qualify.)
    • Outdoors & Wellness (e.g., local outdoor products or apparel, skincare, essential oils, outdoor home goods and/or other wellness-related products.)
    • Art & Craft (e.g., fine art, pottery, glass, ceramics, wood, etc.)

Only one (1) submission is allowed per artist/company. Submission deadline is October 14! Please try and submit as early as possible to be included in pre-holiday season promotions.

Please fill out the following form with all of your information, including a high-resolution image that best represents your artwork/company. If you have any questions, please email the Explore Asheville team at


Please check all that apply.
(Note: Your email will not be displayed publicly. This is for internal purposes only.)
Please include a link to your e-commerce website page, if applicable.
If you do not have a business website, please include your company phone number.
Maximum 10 words
Please attach a high-resolution image that will accompany your gift guide submission. Must be 300 dpi or at least 1 MB file size. If applicable, please include photographer credit information in the product description section above.