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My Must-Have Cookbook Compendium

December 20, 2010    |    By
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My Must-Have Cookbook Compendium

Over the last few years I have become slightly obsessed with cooking, baking and eating. It’s a miracle that I haven’t had to replace my wardrobe, but I have had to replace my pots, knives and a few other odds and ends to get my kitchen in shape for serious preparations. One of the... Read more »


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Apple’s Most Popular App in Plush Form!

December 16, 2010    |    By
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Apple’s Most Popular App in Plush Form!

If you don’t know what Angry Birds is, it’s a an game application to be played on any smartphone, Droid, iPhone, iPod, or iPad and it has taken the world by storm. The game is easy enough for a child, but addicting enough to keep adults engaged until they collect all of the golden... Read more »


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A Piece of Home

December 10, 2010    |    By
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A Piece of Home

When I was a little girl, we always got a complicated puzzle for Christmas that took us most of holiday break to complete. I now see the genius behind this strategy because it kept us thinking and gave us something fun to do together as a family. So, when I saw these fun city... Read more »


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Hey Dollface

November 30, 2010    |    By
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Hey Dollface

Tweens and teens love expressing themselves and the YooDoo Doll is a super fun way for them to do just that. It comes with iron on transfers that let them print their own images and create their own custom mini-me from the face to the t-shirt that comes with it. We have one here... Read more »


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Gifts.com & Hunch Team Up

November 23, 2010    |    By
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Gifts.com & Hunch Team Up

We’ve created the most advanced gifting technology available that reveals personalized recommendations for your Facebook Friends! By leveraging Facebook profile data, Hunch instantly provides a gift shopper with personalized gift recommendations based on their friend’s likes and interests. This information is enhanced by a fun Q&A about the recipient to create their unique “taste... Read more »


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Sample Wine Before You Buy with Tasting Room

November 17, 2010    |    By
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Sample Wine Before You Buy with Tasting Room

Finding a wine you like can be an overwhelming and not to mention, expensive endeavor. You never really know if you’re going to enjoy it until after you’ve invested in a whole bottle. Take the guessing game out of the process with exclusive wine samplers from the Tasting Room. Each kit comes with a... Read more »


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Star in Your Own Romance Novel

November 15, 2010    |    By
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Star in Your Own Romance Novel

Now people can be the stars of their own romance novels!  These books make amazing gifts for the love bugs in your life.  All you have to do is chose your title, then send in their names, hair color, eye color and a few other details and U-Star will fill the books pages with... Read more »


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A Belt for your ‘Buddy’

November 9, 2010    |    By
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A Belt for your ‘Buddy’

As any dog owner knows, just because you “lead” your dog in a direction, doesn’t necessarily mean they will follow. Standard collar leashes can sometimes be harmful, especially for stubborn or hyper dogs that like to pull. That’s why the Buddy Belt Harness is a great leash alternative. These colorful and stylish harnesses are... Read more »


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Bright Ideas for a Teen Room

November 5, 2010    |    By
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Bright Ideas for a Teen Room

Teens are all about showing off their individual style. Whether it's what they wear to school, how they decorate their locker, and especially how they deck out their bedroom. After all, they have that "Keep Out" sign for a reason. Their room is both their personal pad and refuge from their busy lives. ... Read more »


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Backpacks are Back for School

August 24, 2010    |    By
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Backpacks are Back for School

Backpacks have always gone through their ups and downs.  The trendy messenger bag  overtook it and then the tote, but after years of awkwardly carrying heavy loads on one shoulder, students everywhere are ready to upgrade their level of ergonomic comfort with a stylish backpack this fall.  For any teen heading back to school,... 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.