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Daddy Scrubs

May 23, 2011    |    By
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Daddy Scrubs

With Father’s Day quickly approaching (June 19th!), I’d like to give a gifting shout-out to a certain type of dad who deserves a little extra attention. I’m talking about the “soon-to-be” or “brand-new” dad. There are two great reasons why these types of dads deserve an extra tip of the cap. First and foremost,... Read more »


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Higher LEGO Learning With the MBA

May 11, 2011    |    By
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Higher LEGO Learning With the MBA

99.9% of the time “the next level” is a tired cliché to describe a well-intentioned but usually uninspired update of something. So when something truly is that “next level” you feel compelled to shout the news from the mountain tops. The LEGO Master Builder Academy is all about the next level and is the... Read more »


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Guru Approved: Otterbox Defender Gadget Case

May 3, 2011    |    By
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Guru Approved: Otterbox Defender Gadget Case

Stuff happens… and stuff seems to happen a little more often when you have two little ones under your roof. But stuff need not happened to gadgets! Otterbox’s commitment to protecting your handheld devices is impressive. I recently wrapped up my iPod Touch in an Otterbox Defender case. The Defender protection is a two... Read more »


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Time to Play: Summer Toy Trends

May 2, 2011    |    By
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Last week we attend the Time To Play Spring Showcase. The toy industry event gives media outlets and taste makers a peek at what toys will be hot this season (and beyond). Not only did we get a firsthand look at some really fun outdoor toys, such as the latest from Super Soaker and... Read more »


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Earth Day: Green Silence

April 19, 2011    |    By
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Earth Day: Green Silence

“Going green” is, in large part, about both producers AND consumers making responsible decisions that lead having a lesser impact on the earth and its resources. Last year, Brooks, the running shoe and apparel company, introduced the “Green Silence”. Their goal with the Green Silence was to produce a high performance running shoe that... Read more »


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Learn Some New TRYX

April 13, 2011    |    By
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Learn Some New TRYX

Last week I attended the TRYX OUT: NYC launch party for the new TRYX camera by Casio. Many times companies focus a lot more on the “launch” than the “party”, but when Nicki Minaj and The Roots help to announce the very cool TRYX camera to the world, it’s safe to say there was... Read more »


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Play Ball

March 31, 2011    |    By
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Play Ball

Since the second the Worlds Series ended, I’ve been (not so) patiently wait for this day. Baseball’s Opening Day means about seven months of watching my favorite sport each and every day, but just as importantly, Opening Day means that warm weather is just around the corner. Trading out my ball cap for my... Read more »


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Tee Off with PGA Golf

March 29, 2011    |    By
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Tee Off with PGA Golf

Later today, I have a tee time at the Augusta National Golf Club. Up until today, I had ZERO chance of becoming an Augusta Golf Club member and pretty much that same chance an Augusta member, like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett or Jack Welch might invite me for round. But thanks to EA’s Tiger... Read more »


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Game Changer

March 22, 2011    |    By
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Game Changer

Gift Gurus get excited when a product comes out that WE KNOW will be an extremely popular gift for months (if not years) to come. March 27th is D-Day…more specifically 3D-Day when Nintendo releases its highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS to their handheld console line. And from all early indications, buzz and reviews, the 3DS... Read more »


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March Madness

March 15, 2011    |    By
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March Madness

So the field is set. No more speculating or griping about bubble teams. It’s time to buckle up and experience the madness that comes but once a year. Now as far as you brackets go, you’re pretty much on your own. I have some talent at consistently picking great gifts, but I have a... 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.