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Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Foodie

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 Foodie.

They've been to all the new restaurants, know the difference between a beefsteak tomato and an heirloom tomato (and are happy to tell you about it), and fetishize big city food scenes with zero guilt. They're foodies. And if you've got one on your holiday list this year, here are five gifts that will satisfy even the pickiest of them.

See also: - Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Food Geek - Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Beer Lover

- Shopping Spree at the Phoenix Knife House

If your foodie is also a cook, or even an aspiring one, chances are they know a good set of knives are the most important tools in the kitchen. And whether they're in the market for new knives or simply need to get their current ones in tip-top shape, a shopping spree at the Phoenix Knife House in Arcadia is a fun (and functional), holiday treat.

Specializing in Japanese and custom professional kitchen cutlery, hand sharpening, and repairs, Phoenix Knife House carries around 300 knives in addition to knife rolls, sharpening stones, chef jackets, utensils, and books. As beloved as his shop is proprietor and ex-chef Eytan Zias who's happy to help customers with what they need and, more importantly, steer them away from what they don't.