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The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed

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 dollars stay in the Valley, and we get to go shopping -- win, win, win!

13: The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed

Here's what you need to know: GMO stands for genetically modified organism. And when it comes to seeds, many have been genetically altered in laboratories (think Monsanto), virtually untested, unlabeled, and then sold in stores everywhere.

Which makes seeds the way nature intended them to be (non-GMO, non-hybrid, certified organic, and heirloom quality) such a unique and special gift for the gardener in your life.

Where to get them? Humble Seed.

Based in Scottsdale, Humble Seed was founded in 2009 by husband and wife Jim and Kristen Mitchell -- Michigan transplants devoted to, "top-quality garden seeds, the betterment of the environment, and the well-being of people."

Humble Seed's green gift baskets include one of three seed kits (Uncle Herb's Favorites, Hot Mama's Peppers and Chiles, or Veggin' Out) which include ten or more varieties of non-GMO and non-hybrid seeds; a seven-piece tool tote featuring gloves, assorted mini-tools, and a mister; a hand-crafted, hand-cut bar of Annie's Goat Hill chamomile and neroli scented goat milk soap; and hand lotion.The basket is shrink-wrapped for secure shipping and the price of $83.00 includes packaging, shipping, and handling.

To order, call 877-956-7333, or shop Humble Seed's website here.

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19: Kitchen Confidence: Cooking Classes at the Classic Cooking Culinary Institute

18: For the Grillmaster or Aspiring Chef: Artisan Sea Salts from Go Lb. Salt

17: Blades of Glory: Lee Zierten Artisan Knives

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15: For the Brittle Addict: Christmas Krak from Laura's Gourmet

14: For the Holiday Hostess: Salad Servers from Frances Vintage

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