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!
2: For the Local Beer Lover: Four Peaks Gift Card
Sure there's tons of gift cards to local restaurants, but we'll leave those decisions up to you and yours. For now, we're talkin' brewskies, Santa Baby. And the next best thing to being there and buying one for your naughty or nice recipient, is a gift card from growing Valley legend and popular local brewer Four Peaks Brewing Company.
Four Peaks gift cards are available in any denomination and good for purchases of food, beverages, and merchandise at either of the Four Peaks locations (Tempe and Scottsdale).
You can get them through the website, but not in time for Christmas. Better to stop in one of their two locations instead. Maybe you'll even have to have a beer while you're there. Poor you.
Miss a Gift?
21: For the Gin Lover: John's Premium Tonic Syrup from Tuck Shop
20: Wrapped Goodness: The Twelve Tamales of Christmas from Los Sombreros
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
16: Limited Release: 2010 Cochise County Shiraz from Pillsbury Wine Company
15: For the Brittle Addict: Christmas Krak from Laura's Gourmet
14: For the Holiday Hostess: Salad Servers from Frances Vintage
13: The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed
12: For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market
11: For the Coffee Connoisseur: Roasters Choice Coffee Subscription from Cartel Coffee Lab
10: Signature Goodies From Beckett's Table
9: For the Festival Foodie: 2012 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Pre-Sale Special (Limited Time Offer!)
8: For the Chocoholic: A Chocolate Affair Class at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
7: For the Culinary Historian: A Cookbook Celebrating Arizona's Centennial
6: Wine & Chocolate Gift Boxes from Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Tracy Dempsey Originals
5: For The CenPho Restaurant Lover: Phoenix Dining Cards
4: Locally Made Goodies All in One Place at Phoestivus Market
3: For the Culinary-Minded Traveler: An Escape to Aravaipa Farms
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