Four Fun Ways to Give the Gift of Brevard this Season
The holidays are upon us. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, it’s a very merry time to consider how you can give your family and friends a unique and special gift this season by going straight to the heart . . . of adventure. Brevard’s rich assortment of shops, galleries, eateries and experiences offer up more than enough goodness to fill your stocking and then some. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
Brevard has a rich heritage of arts and crafts that has long made it a favorite destination for those who desire something truly special. Painters, sculptors, potters, glass blowers, woodworkers, fabric artists, and many more have always impressed with an extraordinary assortment of handcrafted treasures. Some of our artists offer studio tours and opportunities to buy direct from the source. Brevard’s galleries are also an excellent place to seek out a masterpiece.
Think Local. Shop Local (for everything)
For a small town, Brevard’s shops and boutiques offer an incredible assortment of gifts and goods that will tickle your fancy. It’s almost certain you will find the perfect present for everyone on your holiday list. Take a comfortable stroll through downtown and you’ll be treated to Brevard’s delightfully decorated holiday windows. And while you’re there, discover fabulous clothing, the best of outdoor gear, kitchenware, antiques, stocking stuffers, knick-knacks, and enough toys for Santa to stock a whole sled. It’s a proverbial North Pole of possible gifts, but with milder weather and a few white squirrels.
Gifts Good Enough to Eat (and Drink)
Brevard and Transylvania’s wide array of restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, bakeries and breweries offer up a rich palette of flavors and experiences to satisfy a range of taste buds from the committed foodie to casual snacker. Think chocolates and aromatic local coffees. Enjoy incredible baked goods and deli treats. Whether burgers, barbecue, or the best of steaks and seafood, Brevard’s eateries offer the full range of dining pleasures. And many of our restaurants are pleased to offer take-out dinners for your convenience. While some food and drinks are easier to wrap than others (coffee beans, local beers), you can always tie a bow on a gift card to introduce your favorite friend to your favorite meal and help make the season a little brighter for a local business to boot.
Sometimes the very best gift comes from way outside the box. Brevard’s forests, waterfalls, mountains, rivers, streams and trails are open year-round, as are most of its outfitters and guides. Give your favorite cyclist, climber, hiker, fisherman, paddler, or just-all-around explorer an unforgettable experience and perhaps make a weekend out of it. After all, the only thing better than a long day in the woods is a night spent by a fire in a cozy cottage or lodge.