Holiday Gift Guide Submission Form

In 2021, Explore Asheville will be publishing an online holiday gift guide that celebrates the area’s top creatives, makers and local producers. 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 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 (i.e. scarves, handbags, wallets, jewelry, headbands, clothing, etc.)
    • Artisan Food & Beverages (i.e. locally-produced food and beverage items. Curated gift boxes also qualify)
    • Outdoors & Wellness (i.e. local outdoor products or apparel, skincare, essential oils, outdoor home goods and/or other wellness-related products)
    • Art & Craft (i.e. fine art, pottery, glass, ceramics, wood, etc.)

Only one (1) submission is allowed per artist/company. Early bird submission deadline is October 22! Please try and submit as early as possible to be included in pre-holiday season promotions. Final submissions will be accepted no later than November 5.

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.