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Drink Up! Spring Cocktail Recipes

March 28, 2014    |    By
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Peeling off my coat and feeling the sun on my skin for the first time in months are just two of my favorite things about spring. My all-time favorite springtime happenings are the first gatherings with friends, where we relax al fresco, catch up on conversation and breathe in the fresh air. What is... Read more »


How to Buy a Gift for an Architect

March 27, 2014    |    By
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Architects are notoriously fussy about the things that they want, use, display and otherwise select to be part of their lives. And I have first-hand experience with this unique animal because I’m married to one! So, how are we normal laypeople supposed to crack the code and maybe even cause them to crack a... Read more »


Our Favorite Things from Toy Fair 2014

February 20, 2014    |    By
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After combing the 375,000 square feet of floor space at the Toy Fair 2014 and visiting a few off-site showrooms, we couldn’t help but find a few (hundred) toys that we got really excited about. Unfortunately, a lot of them don’t come out until the summer or fall, slated to be out in plenty... Read more »


5 Trends for Toys in 2014

February 19, 2014    |    By
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The American International Toy Fair is a treasure trove of playthings, with more than 1,000 toy manufacturers and distributors showing off their toys, from classics like puzzles to the latest software and video games. It’s not open to the public, but we get industry access for Gifts.com. Identifying what will be the hottest toys... Read more »


Sneak a Peek at 375,000 Square Feet of Toys

February 17, 2014    |    By
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No, that is not a typo. There really is a place in New York City where you can peruse 375,000 square feet of fun all at one go, if you can handle it. Unfortunately, not just anyone is allowed in to the Jacob Javits Center for the biggest toy fair in the country. The... Read more »


How To Get Your Guy (And Get Him A Gift While You’re At It)

February 12, 2014    |    By
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Shopping for gifts for men should be an Olympic sport. Seriously. It’s the hardest thing some of us do all year. Where can we look to connect with the male psyche when we are thinking about gifts? How can we tap into their wishes when they, more often than not, don’t want to reveal... Read more »


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The 5 Most Popular Posts of 2013

January 1, 2014    |    By
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It’s hard to believe that 2013 is all wrapped up, but yes, it’s true!  Call me sentimental, but I like to take this time of year to reflect on all that came and went over the last 12 months. I’m also a sucker for all those “Best Of” lists you see at this time... Read more »


The 5 Most Popular Gifts of 2013

December 31, 2013    |    By
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It’s hard to believe that 2013 is all wrapped up, but it is true! Call me sentimental, but I like to take this time of year to reflect on all that came and went over the last 12 months, both personally and professionally. So I put together a couple of GiftRap blog posts to... Read more »


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What is Día de los Muertos?

November 1, 2013    |    By
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Día de los Muertos is a 3,000-year-old Aztec and Mexican holiday that falls on Nov. 1 and 2, where friends and family honor the deceased and welcome the temporary return of their spirits. Día de los Muertos is celebrated in connection with the Catholic holidays All Saints’ Day (which falls on Nov. 1, and... Read more »


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Gifts for Baseball Lovers

October 21, 2013    |    By
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When I got an invitation to a World Series party recently, I immediately RSVP’d an enthusiastic “yes!” because I love a good party! It was only afterward that I realized I don’t know very much about baseball, let alone the World Series. If you’re sports-challenged like I am, here is some background to help... Read more »


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

Gwen P.
Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.