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Five-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

April 15, 2014    |    By
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Has it really been FIVE YEARS since you said, “I do?” Congratulations. You’re no longer newlyweds. This milestone marks 1,725 days of building a solid foundation for many happy years ahead. It’s no coincidence that the traditional five-year wedding anniversary gift is wood. Trees soar to new heights, reach for the sun and grow... Read more »


They’re Engaged! To Gift or Not to Gift?

March 31, 2014    |    By
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You’ve just heard the good news: your friend/cousin/neighbor/insert relationship here is engaged. It’s time to say congratulations! But how? Is a simple “I’m so happy for you!” enough or is a gift a mainstay of today’s engagement etiquette? I was confused—and so were those around me. To get to the bottom of the engagement... Read more »


Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

March 13, 2014    |    By
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Whiskey is the drink that legends are made of. Its roots date back to the 15th century, when Europeans used this distilled spirit for medicinal purposes. Depending on the region, malted barley or grains like wheat, rye or corn were distilled in copper stills, then aged in wooden casks. As the practice spread, whiskey... Read more »


Gifts for St. Patrick’s Day

March 11, 2014    |    By
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Top o’ the morn’! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you’re taking March 17 off of school or work to get an early start in pubs with names like Molly Malone’s, O’Toole’s and Patsy’s. Kilts and Celtic bands will abound, as will parades overflowing with bagpipes, free-flowing grog and everything green. At our house,... Read more »


Six Boozy Trends

March 11, 2014    |    By
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There’s something about spring that makes me love a cocktail. Maybe it’s the fresh scent of rosemary and honeysuckle that fills the air, or the brighter, longer days. Or maybe it’s just that a lemon drop martini isn’t a bad ways to end a day. Whatever the reason, spring fever is here—and we can... Read more »


Make It a Funny Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2014    |    By
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Laughter elevates your mood, decreases stress and boosts energy. Humor also plays an important role in forging new relationships—and making them last. When my husband and I took that hike, lost the trail and ended up scrambling down a cliff to make our dinner reservations, we laughed until we cried late into the night.... Read more »


Edible Valentines

February 10, 2014    |    By
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At pivotal moments in my life, there has been food. At Christmas I smell homemade bread baking in my grandma’s kitchen, and how I loved the instantly melting butter on that first warm slice. Microwave popcorn will always translate into all-night study sessions with college friends, sushi is my first summer in Los Angeles,... Read more »


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Teachers

February 6, 2014    |    By
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In third grade my teacher complimented—and encouraged—my creative writing. This led to a winning entry in a young author’s contest, followed by the high school newspaper, the college newspaper, magazines, corporate writing stints and, ironically enough, this blog. While you may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday for lovers, or a day to... Read more »


One-of-a-Kind Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 4, 2014    |    By
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Love doesn’t happen every day–and it doesn’t happen to just anyone. So when a day comes along—like Valentine’s Day—that lets me celebrate those I love, I dream of gifts that are as unique and special as they are. I can tell you how I’m going to achieve this, in a single word: personalization. It... Read more »


Gifts for Capricorn Women

December 24, 2013    |    By
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Practical, fashion forward and ambitious, the Capricorn woman (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) is discriminating to say the least. The opposite of frivolous, this powerhouse and natural leader prefers quality—not quantity. Think one cashmere shawl instead of five ill-fitted synthetic (gasp!) sweaters. She knows, after all, that first impressions count. Whether she is heading... 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.