Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Mom

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We're on the hunt for these.

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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Middle image courtesy of St. Francis; others by Amy Silverman.
From left: Goods from Open Larder, a kid eats for free at St. Francis, dish towels from Frances

Dinner (or Lunch or Brunch) with the Kids at St. Francis
Take the whole family out to eat. St. Francis is not only one of the best restaurants in town -- from the setting to the servings -- it welcomes kids. In fact, they eat for free! And the menu is sophisticated enough for her without leaving them out.

Dish towels from Frances
Yes, dish towels. Because she's not going to spend $10-plus on a rag -- no matter how stylish. But she's dying for these (see photo). And while you're at it, peruse the food books and other kitchen items at our favorite CenPho boutique -- which now has two locations, at Central and Camelback and Union at Biltmore Fashion Park.

Location Info

St. Francis

111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Frances

10 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

UNION at Biltmore Fashion Park

2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Kitchen Switchin' - CLOSED

7118 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Jam

6938 E 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General


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