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80th Birthday Gift Ideas

August 8, 2013    |    By
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Shopping for an eightieth birthday can be hard. By this age, the only thing most people want to be collecting is memories. It might feel like a sweet gesture to buy them a custom picture frame or a hand-painted ceramic vase, but they have a lifetime’s worth of those things already. On top of... Read more »


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Road Test: Ultra Lightweight Strollers

August 7, 2013    |    By
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Practically every stroller company is introducing an ultra-light model to their line. Remember those rickety umbrella strollers from when you were a kid? Strollers have come a long way since. Lightweight strollers have convertible features you can adjust as the baby grows, and their weight certainly means easier use by the parents. Who wants... Read more »


7 Baby Shower Gifts for People Who Live in Small Spaces

July 29, 2013    |    By
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As a mom-to-be, I have chronic cute-itis. Don’t worry, cute-itis is not life-threatening. However, my cute-itis has me cooing over every cute baby thing that I come across (and in my job at Gifts.com, I come across A LOT) from infant skinny jeans to ginormous gingham gliding rockers. But here’s my buzz kill: I... Read more »


BBQ Dreaming

July 24, 2013    |    By
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The official flavor of summer is hands down, barbecue. If you do not get at least one flame-broiled and saucy something down your gullet before the season is over, you are missing out on one of the greatest American traditions there is. Chances are, we all have already entered BBQ heaven this summer and... Read more »


7 Gifts for Long Flights

July 17, 2013    |    By
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Airplanes are not even close to being comfortable for 2 hours, let alone for 5 or more. As a frequent flier myself, I have taken many trips that extend beyond the battery life of my phone to far off places like China, Europe and California. When someone is trapped in a tin can for... Read more »


Travel Gift Buying Dos & Don’ts

July 15, 2013    |    By
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We’ve all been there: it’ the last day of your vacation somewhere amazing and you realize that the crew at the office, your best friend and your mom are probably expecting a little trinket from your far-off travels. What do you do? You already spent your vacation budget and will be getting home on... Read more »


Simple and Sweet Baby Shower Planning

July 9, 2013    |    By
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Planning a baby shower can be stressful, especially if you don’t have any kids or have never been to a baby shower and are tasked with the job of hostess. Don’t worry! Planning a baby shower is actually about as easy and fun as it gets. You should already have a theme and a... Read more »


How to be an Amazing Overnight Guest

July 8, 2013    |    By
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Whether you’re crashing at your friend’s house for one night, or staying with relatives over a long holiday weekend, there are some things to remember as an overnight visitor. The golden rule serves as a good general guideline here: “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.” Everyone knows what... Read more »


Happy 4th of July from Gifts.com

July 4, 2013    |    By
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It’s hard to believe that 237 years ago the United States declared independence from the United Kingdom. That is a pretty long time ago. But, the holiday was always celebrated with lots of fireworks which is a tradition that has gotten more explosive and expensive each year since. Just think about all of the... Read more »


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7 Brilliant Bridesmaid Gifts

July 3, 2013    |    By
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Weddings cost a fortune these days. No matter what your budget, you will probably go over it and you’ll discover things you need that you never even knew existed. But, luckily you have a team of fabulous ladies to help you weigh the necessities from the luxuries and to help you through the planning... 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.