Stumped for what to buy those special someones on your list? Let Chow Bella do the shopping -- or at least the browsing -- with our 2014 gift guides. Today: Gifts for families.
His and Her Dish Towels from Frances $15 a piece francesvintage.com If the family you're shopping for just tied the knot, these his and her, her and her, or his and his dish towels from Frances are perfect for their kitchen--whether they cook or not. Choose from adorable foxes, hedgehogs and birds that are adorned in necklaces and bow ties. Want to really spoil the lovebirds? There are mugs that match, which are also $15 a pop.
DIY Cookies $20-$35 cakearts.com haydenflourmills.com For the family who enjoys spending time in the kitchen together, or if you feel they need to get in the holiday spirit, gift a sugar cookie kit. Pick out a mixing bowl, several holiday themed cookie cutters from ABC Cake Decorating Supplies, a family recipe and these sugar cookie tips. Include a bag of White Sonora All-Purpose Flour from Hayden Flour Mills available online or at Bodega Market, Pane Bianco, Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Sphinx Date Ranch and Whole Foods Markets.
Now prepare for the gift that keeps on giving, because if they use it right, you'll be getting cookies in return.
Family Movie Set $20 - $30 Chef is a family movie with all the fixin's--humor, a great story line, and delicious-looking food on the grill. Put it into a big popcorn bowl with a bag of loose popcorn kernels, nice oil, a caramel popcorn recipe, and a handful of Mexican Cokes to give the family what it really needs, a night in full of laughter.
Churn Gift Card and Candy However much you want to spend churnaz.com Nothing screams family-night-out like taking the kids out for ice cream. Grab a gift card at Churn for any amount you desire and potentially get more bang for your buck. Until January 1, if you buy $100, you get an extra $20. This can be split up between multiple cards too, so think multiple families. Showing up with just a gift card isn't very exciting, so grab some bulk old fashioned candies to wrap up with it.
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DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden from Food52 $26 food52.com To us, a perfect fresh dinner is complete with herbs grown in our own kitchens. Give the gift of life with this DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden from Food52. It comes with basil, cilantro, flat leaf parsley and clover seeds, four half pint mason jars, organic potting soil, pea pebbles, and perlite. No need to worry if the recipients have a green thumb because a step-by-step guide is provided as well. If you're feeling crafty, try and make them yourself. (More power to you.)