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Birthday Cake Trends

October 10, 2013    |    By
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It’s National Cake Decorating Day! In the past, the world of cakes was about as vast as the desert is damp. White and chocolate were staples, and maybe, if you were lucky, strawberry or cherry filling added a nice surprise. The only decisions that had to be made were which box of cake mix... Read more »


Traditional vs. Modern Third Anniversary Gifts

October 8, 2013    |    By
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With my own third anniversary happening this week (I got married 10/10/10), I have been on the hunt for some cool ideas for traditional and modern gifts that can help celebrate, commemorate and resonate with me and my hubs. I like rules, but I like to bend them a little bit. So, here is... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: KnowRoaming

October 3, 2013    |    By
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Traveling abroad is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I have enjoyed my share of international adventures for work and for pleasure. No matter what, I always come back home feeling enriched in some way. But, traveling can also be a big pain in the neck. For example: I wish there was an easier way... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: PACT Baby

October 1, 2013    |    By
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As a mom-to-be myself, I have been having so much fun researching baby products that will help simplify my transition into a chaotic and wonderful new life with a baby. You’ve seen my post about lightweight strollers, baby shower gifts for small spaces, a review of the Totseat Portable High Chair, and now it’s... Read more »


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How to Host An Oktoberfest

September 30, 2013    |    By
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While traveling to Germany to partake in Oktoberfest, drinking a whole lot of beer and singing songs with people in lederhosen is appealing, so are saving your vacation days and celebrating from home. This year, Oktoberfest starts on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 6. If you want to host Oktoberfest at your house,... Read more »


Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Toys for the Holidays

September 26, 2013    |    By
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Sure, the rest of us are just starting to pack away our swimsuits and replace them with sweaters, but The Toy Insider Magazine has been hard at work tracking down what will be the hottest toys this holiday season. They just announced their 20 picks for kids ages 0 to 9 and up, and... Read more »


Sympathy Etiquette Guide: Muslim

September 23, 2013    |    By
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... Read more »


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Kids’ Party Trends: Sea Inspired

September 20, 2013    |    By
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! I did some serious digging to arm you with new, interesting themes that will stand out, and I discovered five terrific trends: woodland friends, camping, under the... Read more »


Win $500 for the Ultimate Halloween Party

September 16, 2013    |    By
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If you’re like us, you love Halloween. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the fastest growing holidays of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. But, what makes Halloween so incredibly great is the phantasmic parties. Spooky decorations indoors and out, creepy cocktails, nasty nibbles and, of course, creative costumes–it is all... Read more »


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Sympathy Etiquette Guide: Catholic

September 13, 2013    |    By
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... 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!"

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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.