Gift Guides

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 Gift Guides 2012 for the Gardener, Wine Lover, Foodie and More - St. Francis Posts a Kids Lunch Menu and Sets Off a Little Debate About Children in Restaurants - Traci Zitzer's Urban Table Larder Opens in JAM, Bringing Art and Artisanal Food Together

You know what Mom wants you to make her for Christmas? Reservations. The old joke's a true one. Get a babysitter (if applicable) and take her out to her favorite fancy restaurant. If you insist on being more creative, here are a few ideas that will stuff her stocking in style.

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