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Gifts and Gift-Giving

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    December 5, 2013
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    November 28, 2013
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    November 26, 2013

    Go Eco-Friendly This Christmas with Plantable Wrapping Paper

    Presentation is an important part of gift-giving, which is why we go through rolls and rolls of wrapping paper and ribbon each year during the holidays. And if you're feeling a bit guilty about all that waste, innovators in the United Kingdom have come up with a genius solution to the problem. The ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    5 Gifts for the Home Gardener

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the home gardener.

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    February 7, 2013
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    December 22, 2012

    A Chow Bella Holiday Round-up: Gift Guides, Eating Christmas, and More

    Christmas is almost here, but luckily we still have a couple more days to get those last minute gifts and to finalize our holiday plans. If you're looking for some guidance, Chow Bella's got you covered. See Also: - Chow Bella's 12 Most Popular Phoenix Food and Restaurant Stories of 2012 Nine Ba ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    Wrapping Up Your Homemade Food Gifts, Thanks to Pinterest

    All right. So you've made a bunch of gifts from scratch, and still have about a dozen cookie parties to attend, but you're sick of generic holiday tins and you don't know what to do. Let's face it, presentation is key. Presentation (and ingredients, of course) is the difference between cupcakes fro ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Mom

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Mom. See also: - Jackalope Ranch's Gift Guide for the Mom - Chow Bella's ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Top 10 Things to NOT Give a Cook This Holiday Season: AndyTalk

    See Also: AndyTalk: Toaster Envy AndyTalk: Top 10 Things for the Cook in Your Life Holiday gifts for people who like to cook should be easy, but to the uninitiated a store stocked floor to ceiling with cookware is an obstacle course. The goal is to buy a gift that brings joy to someone who finds j ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 10, 2012

    A Dimebag Darrell Playlist (Just In Time For The Holidays)

    Sometimes it can be difficult to get pumped up for the holidays, especially nowadays, when the sacred dates are saturated with commercialism, consumer greed, and an importance on tradition that, unfortunately for many, lost its spiritual meaning a long time ago. See also: Your Holiday Heavy Metal ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Five Things to Buy at Phoestivus This Wednesday, Dec. 12

    In preparation for the next round of Phoestivus on December 12th from 4 to 8:30 p.m., we assembled a list of some of our favorite finds and must grab classics in our quest to shop local this holiday season. If you head on over to Phoenix Public Market and can make it past the food trucks and beer ga ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Wine Lover

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the wine lover. See also: - Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Beer Lover - Cho ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Foodista Natalie Morris Offers Her Own 12-Days-of-Christmas Locavore Gift-Guide

    On the off chance we haven't provided you with enough holiday gift-giving ideas for every conceivable kind of food and drink-oriented person in the universe (did we overlook the gluten-free, nut-allergic grill-master on the Paleo diet?), we thought we'd hook you up with local food maven Natalie Morr ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Cocktail Lovers' Anti-Gift Guide: What NOT To Get

    Ring the bell, it's time for Last Call, where JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice and recipes. Got a burning question for your bartender? Leave it in the comments and it might be answered in a future column. There are some really cool stocking stuffers for aspiring bartenders. T ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Bachelor

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Bachelor. Oh to live the bachelor lifestyle, where 20 is the new 30, f ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 5, 2012

    Three Holiday Liqueurs You Can Make at Home

    See also: Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Aspiring Bartender See also: Make Puerto Rican Egg Nog Now, Enjoy It Later I'm officially committed to making all of my gifts this year. I blame Pinterest. And while I don't expect you to make everything yourself too, I do urge you to explore a little. ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    November 28, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Hipster

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Hipster. All right, we're going to preface this gift guide with a smal ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    December 22, 2011
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    December 22, 2011
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    December 20, 2011

    Ruth Reichl's Top Gifts for Food Lovers on Gilt Taste

    ​We can't think of a better place to "window shop" for online foodstuffs than Gilt Taste. Ruth Reichl is the editorial advisor for this new-ish member of the Gilt Groupe family. She's also the author of this month's Chow Bella Book Club Selection. We wanted to explore more about Gilt Ta ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    AndyTalk: Top 10 Things Not to Give a Cook

    Last, if you live with the cook in question, don't buy an appliance that makes something you love and want made for you. In this case, buying me a waffle iron so I can make you waffles isn't really a gift for me - it's for you.

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    December 8, 2011
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    December 1, 2011
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    November 28, 2011

    Wrapped Goodness: The Twelve Tamales of Christmas from Los Sombreros

    Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: Jennifer Woods, What Are You Baking? 5 Pre-Order Holiday Meals for Procrastina ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Haute Stuff

    From Russia with love

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    December 16, 2010

    Small My Love

    The cutest art show in the land

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    December 23, 2009

    Arty Girl: Last Minute Shopping at Art One

    Look, everyone...Christmas is saved!​Since we've thrown Art One a Best of Phoenix Award and we've written articles like these, it's really no secret that our editorial staff is totally rooting for Art One to pull through this recession.And why wouldn't we? Owner Kraig Foote has an incredible eye f ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Top 5: Worst Gifts for Foodies

    Avoid this.​We love to cook. We love good food. So why do people claiming to understand our passion give us Chili's gift cards, elf aprons and used chocolate body paint? It's not their fault, really. They just need a little help. That's why, this holiday season, we've done the dirty work for you a ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
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    November 27, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    Lock and Load, Lovebirds

    You’ll never buy flowers again

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    December 20, 2007
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    December 13, 2007

    Holiday Smear

    Santa and sangria at Retro Redux

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