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Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

February 14, 2013    |    By
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When I first think of Valentine’s Day, I think of greeting cards and stressed out couples trying to romance each other at the last minute with cliche’ gifts. But, this holiday of hearts and cupids has a much more dramatic (and interesting) past. “St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or... Read more »


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Toy Fair Scoop: Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror

February 12, 2013    |    By
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Out of the millions of new toys at Toy Fair I found the Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror  and here’s why I think your kids will love it. Toy Name: Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror The Scoop: Transform your iPad into the ultimate digital makeover mirror! This makeup free Vanity allows girls to beautify themselves without... Read more »


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Sneak Peek: It’s Toy Fair Time!

February 11, 2013    |    By
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Don’t miss the “110th annual American International Toy Fair® (February 10th – 13th )! It is the largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibiting manufacturers, distributors, importers and sales agents from around the globe to showcase their toy and entertainment products from classic toys to... Read more »


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7 Days Until Valentine’s Day!

February 7, 2013    |    By
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If you haven’t started thinking about it yet, do yourself a favor and start now! You still have a week to make your valentine happy with a gift they’ll never forget. Spread our reminder around so that your friends, family, and significant other can get on the band wagon. The experts here at Gifts.com... Read more »


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Happy Groundhog Day!

February 2, 2013    |    By
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According to folklore (and Wikipedia), if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. Punxsutawney Phil is... Read more »


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NYIGF Inside Scoop: ChariTotes

January 30, 2013    |    By
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GIFT NAME: ChariTotes We’re posting about the most unique, exciting and sure-to-be-popular gift ideas that we’re seeing while walking the New York International Gift Fair.  It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it’s right here in our own back yard.  It’s also only open to media and... Read more »


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Top 10 Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts

January 29, 2013    |    By
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  Do you hear birds chirp when you see your sweetheart? Do you scribble off love notes before you go on a business trip or are going to miss morning coffee time? Do all of your friends get a kick out of how undeniably in love you two still are? Well you, my friend,... Read more »


2013 New York International Gift Fair

January 25, 2013    |    By
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The New York International Gift Fair, also known as NYIGF to us insiders, is the king of all gift fairs. You will find more gifts under one roof here, than anywhere else in the USA. And it is right around the corner (January 26th – 30th)! NYIGF is the largest conference created exclusively for gift... Read more »


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Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald Green

January 24, 2013    |    By
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Now it’s not just Dorothy, we all are going to the Emerald City in 2013. In case you haven’t heard, emerald green is officially the biggest color of the year according to Pantone. Since 1963, “The PANTONE® name known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to... Read more »


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21st Century Tea Infusers

January 23, 2013    |    By
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Few things are more enjoyable to me than sharing a cup of tea with a good friend when it’s cold outside. I fell in love with tea when I studied abroad in England, learned to love it even more when I taught English in China, and still love a simple cup of loose leaf... 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.