Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Hipster

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

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 small pep talk. Don't be disheartened if the PBR-drinking, skinny-jean-wearing recipient of your gifts does not express outward emotions of joy and/or gratitude.

Rest assured that despite the eye-rolling, the theatrical sighs, and seeming indifference to all things mainstream, your gift this holiday season will be received with the muted applause and heartfelt one-worded response that speaks volumes among a soft spoken community of twenty-something trendsetters.

See Also: -A Hipster's Guide to Farm Animals

A gift card to Lux Coffeebar Lux is coffee shop meets bar meets bakery meets restaurant. Question: Why are there not more of these? Answer: Because then it would no longer be cool. Quality is inversely correlated to quantity in the dining world of hipster foodie.

Take note, Lux Coffeebar has just about everything you won't find at Starbucks: mid-century furniture, decorative type writers, antique dish-ware, fresh made eats, and oh yeah, good coffee. They also keep the late night hours conducive for anyone opposed to getting up early to work for 'The Man.'

Camera Lens Mug Thanks to Urban Outfitters, a fool proof resource for hipster shopping, trendy creatives can now alternate between Instagramming photos of their food and enjoying endless cups of coffee in their imitation camera lens mug ($28).

What the Fuck Should I Make For Dinner? We'll be honest, the shock value of this cookbook far outweighs the originality of its expletive-infused recipes. That's not to say that this book isn't filled with some great dishes like pork loin with peach compote and lamb sausage with figs and greens . It's the perfect gift for a beginner chef and/or culinary sailor, and can be purchased at Changing Hands Bookstore ($15). Handlebar Mustache Corkscrew It's the facial hair fashion that just won't die. From the pencil to the handlebar, a mustache on the face can really be hit or miss. This plastic cartoon stache however can open bottles of wine, making it both more adorable and more useful than your everyday whiskers. Pick it up at Smeeks ($14) at its new location in the Biltmore Fashion Park's Union.

Vintage Pyrex dishes You can pick up these glass beauties at a variety of thrift and consignment stores. We found our selections at Zinnia's at Melrose ($15 to $32) in a variety of colors, cups, and mixing bowls. Vintage pyrex is great for mixing and matching, adding a pop of color to your countertops, and providing some much needed authenticity to your unique hipster kitchen.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.