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Preview: The Best Outdoor Gifts for the Holiday Season

July 30, 2013    |    By
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Each summer, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (called “OR” in the business world), becomes the world’s largest outdoor sports showcase and industry gathering. With more than 25,000 exhibitors and attendees, OR is the place I go to scout out hot products for Gifts.com, learn about the latest industry trends, and see great coming-soon gear... Read more »


Gifts for Baseball Fanatics

July 26, 2013    |    By
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Yesterday, the Gift Gurus went out to the old ball game and enjoyed a day at Citi Field, home to the New York Mets. (We watched the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves.) As a team-building practice, sometimes it’s helpful to get out and watch how other teams work together. I’m a lifelong baseball... Read more »


Inside the Beach Bag: The Dad Edition

July 25, 2013    |    By
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When it comes right down to it, a day at the beach is no day at the beach if you’re not prepared. Since trips to the beach are often most-of-the-day affairs, the key to preparation is bringing everything you may (or may not) need, but to pack it efficiently! I always get a chuckle... Read more »


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Fore! Actually, 7 Surprising Golf Gifts

July 10, 2013    |    By
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Golf season is truly in full swing and it’s at this time of year when we see a big surge in golf-related gift searches on Gifts.com. Sometimes gifts for the golfer can be like making a tricky putt but be assured that if you heed our gift advice and take in these sound gift... Read more »


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Fancy Food Show Pick: Brooklyn Brew Shop

July 5, 2013    |    By
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One of our favorite trade shows has come back NYC’s Jacob Javits Center. The Summer Fancy Food Show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. As gift editors it gives us a chance to search for, sample and spread the word about the latest food gift trends. The event touts 180,000 products... Read more »


7 Family Road Trip Finds

July 5, 2013    |    By
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There’s no denying that summer is the ultimate time for…loading up the car and taking a road trip with the family! If you’re hitting the road with the kids this summer, a plan is needed in terms of the gear that gets the green light. Since half the fun (and the frustration!) is getting... Read more »


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Fancy Food Show Pick: Wild Ophelia

July 2, 2013    |    By
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One of our favorite trade shows has come back NYC’s Jacob Javits Center. The Summer Fancy Food Show is North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event. As gift editors it gives us a chance to search for, sample and spread the word about the latest food gift trends. The event touts 180,000 products... Read more »


7 Outstanding Groomsmen Gifts

June 26, 2013    |    By
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Summer is wedding season. And while the future bride is tackling a near endless list of items to put the wedding together, the groom-to-be has a relatively short set of tasks to complete by the big day. Task one for the groom is to remain enthusiastic and keep wedding plan opinions guarded. Sure that’s... Read more »


Race to the Father’s Day Finish Line

June 14, 2013    |    By
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In a perfect gifting world, this post is not relevant because everyone bought their gifts weeks in advance, but who are we kidding? No one is perfect and gift shopping is easy to let slip through the cracks for millions of reasons called life. So, since we know that loads of gifts are sought... Read more »


Big Shot Bikes = Big Deal Gift

June 12, 2013    |    By
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  Editor Spotlight: Big Shot Custom Fixed Gear Bikes Bikes are great gifts- always have been, always will be. On a symbolic level they represent freedom, excitement and adventure and on a practical level they provide fitness, as well as a helpful and often needed form of transportation. So whether it’s a very first... 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.