Tag: Gift Ideas


Cookie recipes for sharing and homemade gifts

Homemade baked goods make a thoughtful, festive and tasty holiday gift. Here’s how we like to put together gift bags filled with homemade cookies:

1. Select 3 or more types of cookie recipes. A variety will ensure you appeal to everyone’s sweet tooth! We’ve included several categories of recipes to choose from below (sugar cookies, chocolate cookies, spice cookies, etc).

2. The night before you plan to gift your cookies, bake them and allow them to cool completely on cooling racks. (To save time, ..read more

Gluten Free, Specialties

Recipe: Coco-Peanut Butter Magic Bars

We’d be hard pressed to find a better recipe for an incredibly tasty, gluten free and vegan dessert for the holidays than Earth Balance’s Coco-Peanut Butter Magic Bars.

This gluten free and vegan twist on a classic 7-layer or magic bar recipe begins with vegan “sweetened condensed milk” that’s made with coconut milk, a little sugar and a pinch of patience. The reward is a thick, creamy “milk” that’s just as velvety as its dairy based cousin. The second magic act is stirring in ..read more


Mollie Stone’s Anniversary Bourbon Whiskey

Now available in a very limited quantity: Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey hand-selected by the Mollie Stone’s team to celebrate our 26th Anniversary!

To select this special Bourbon, our tasting panel tasted six different barrel samples furnished to us by Evan Williams Distillery. After a lot of passionate discussion, we chose on the first ballot, Barrel #4472692 from Warehouse “P” housed on the 7th floor (vintage 2002). The folks at the distillery pulled this exact barrel, bottled it, ..read more

Events, Specialties

September 27, 2012: David Wolfe Book Signing

David Wolfe and Sacred Chocolate is coming back to two Mollie Stone’s stores on Thursday, September 27, 2012. You can get up close and personal with David during this free book signing event while munching on his line of delicious raw chocolate, Sacred Chocolate.

This is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping early – buy one or two of David’s books, have him sign it for a friend or family member, and wrap up the personalized book with some ..read more


August 10 & 11, 2012: Cookbook Signing & Pop-Up Scoop Shop with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

“Pop in” Mollie Stone’s for a “Pop-Up” Scoop Shop & Cookbook Signing with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams!

Jeni is visiting two Mollie Stone’s locations this August to sign her James Beard award-winning cookbook while you sample her incredible ice cream. Mark your calendars with the following dates and locations:

Friday, August 10, 2012 11am – 1pm Mollie Stones Pacific Heights 2435 California Street, San Francisco

Saturday, August 11, 2012 11am – 1pm Mollie Stone’s Burlingame 1477 Chapin Avenue, Burlingame

Keep reading to learn more about Jeni ..read more


Father’s Day Gift Idea: Grill Essentials Kit

Dads can be hard to shop for, so we’ve come up with a Father’s Day gift that will be useful for your family all summer long – a grill essentials kit.

The kit includes some standard grill essentials (tongs, meat thermometer, etc.) along with a few thoughtful ones that will save Dad some time, like newspaper to start the fire, resealable bags to marinate meat, and some aluminum foil.

Once you have everything together, pack them into a gift basket or reusable ..read more


Edible homemade gift ideas

Edible homemade gifts are a “tasteful” idea for friends and family. We’ve put together some great recipes for cookies and drink mixes that can be gifted in a jar. Who can resist the gift of homemade goodies that can be enjoyed any time of the year?

Simply layer the dry ingredients for each mix into a clean glass jar, tie with a festive ribbon or bow, and include a personalized card with instructions for baking. All the recipient has to do ..read more


The Newest Reusable Bag In Our Collection

We commissioned an artist to design this new shopping bag for us, and are excited to announce it’s now available at a Mollie Stone’s near you! It features a sketch of San Francisco with key landmarks. (Including Mollie Stone’s Grand Central, Tower and Castro stores!) We think it’s nice enough to tote around town, whether you’re grocery shopping, taking your lunch to work, picnicking or simply running errands.

It’s also a great souvenir or gift for visiting friends and family – ..read more