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Planning an 11/12/13 Wedding

September 12, 2013    |    By
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Deciding on a memorable wedding date can be nerve-wracking. For some of us, it’s hard enough to remember our own birthdays, let alone the birthdays of our parents, siblings, and significant others. Then throw first date and wedding anniversaries into the mix and, well, good luck! But fear not, there’s a solution. Choose an... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: Totseat Portable High Chair

September 10, 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 and baby shower gifts for small spaces and now it’s time to get you up to speed... Read more »


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Kids’ Party Trends: The Great Outdoors

September 9, 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! Forget those run-of-the-mill, standard, party ideas like pink cupcakes, crowns and princesses. I did some serious digging and now I can arm you with new, interesting themes... Read more »


Tie-Dye Birthday Party

September 5, 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! Now that I’m planning to have my own little nugget soon, I have to admit, kids are on the brain. Although it’s a bit early for me... Read more »


Sympathy Etiquette Guide: Hindu Traditions

August 28, 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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Sympathy Etiquette Guide: The Jewish Faith

August 21, 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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60th Birthday Gifts for Dad

August 20, 2013    |    By
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My father-in-law is about to turn 60, and my own dad is already 65. I can tell you from firsthand experience that men this age are seriously hard to shop for. Dads don’t really want stuff. They want some stuff, true, but it’s expensive stuff that only they know about and that they will... Read more »


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7 Totes Worth Gifting

August 19, 2013    |    By
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The tote is not only a fashion statement, but also a form of self-expression. It screams out your station in life, your attitude, even gives a hint to the baggage you are carrying around. So, when you have a friend (like me) who still uses re-usable freebie bags to carry around life’s necessities, you... Read more »


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Inside the Beach Bag: Married Life

August 9, 2013    |    By
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This gift idea is for young newlyweds. It’s an ideal creative shower or wedding gift, one that any good friend or relative can put together, and not only do you give them a present, you save the couple from the dreaded early onset bickering. The happy couple deserves to stay in the honeymoon phase... Read more »


New Guru: Kathryn Drury Wagner

August 8, 2013    |    By
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On July 1st, our newest guru, Kathryn Drury Wagner, joined the Gifts.com editorial team. She will be taking the helm as the mastermind behind content on the blog and site-wide. Kathryn was previously an editor at Honolulu magazine  and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu and Hawaii’s Strangest, Ickiest,... 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.