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Spring Gift Occasion Checklist

April 4, 2014    |    By
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Last weekend, I showed up at a birthday party late. Really late, like 24 hours. Whoops. Realizing the party had been Saturday, not Sunday, we left the birthday present hanging on the doorknob of the darkened house, sent our friends a text, and slunk away. It’s easy to lose track of dates and days... Read more »


Gifts for a Rainy Day

March 21, 2014    |    By
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I’m singing in the rain, but only in my imagination. My rain boots and trench coat are gathering dust, since we’re in a drought in Los Angeles. So I’m suffering from rainy day envy every time I hear about a nice soaking received in other parts of the country. There’s nothing better than waking... Read more »


When is Mother’s Day?

March 19, 2014    |    By
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Mom. Mama. Mommy. Mother. Whatever you call her, she is probably one of the most important people in your life, one of the key relationships affecting who are you are and who you will become (not to mention who you will, to your great alarm, sound exactly like). My daughter recently asked if I... Read more »


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014    |    By
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Did you start your day with a piece or two of chocolate? At my house, it’s a tradition to dive right in and savor a couple of bites of Valentine’s chocolate before the holiday really gets rolling. Quality control testing is … burp … very important! Later, we’ll unwrap the little trinkets the kids... Read more »


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The Weirdest Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 4, 2014    |    By
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When it comes to gift ideas, it’s pretty hard to stump us at Gifts.com. There’s no gifting scenario that we haven’t come across, including 2013′s holiday mashup, Thanksgivukkah. So we can handle gift-related challenges. At least, so we thought. Yet after we surveyed more than 1,200 adults across America for our Gifts.com survey, we... Read more »


Survey Reveals: Valentine’s Day is a Minefield

February 3, 2014    |    By
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Compared with the months long ramp up to Christmas, Valentine’s Day seems like a simple holiday. Yet after we surveyed more than 1,200 adults across America for our Gifts.com survey, we found that the expectations and fantasies for Valentine’s Day differ widely between men and women, leading to potential disharmony on what is supposed... Read more »


Top Products from the Consumer Electronics Show

January 9, 2014    |    By
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Las Vegas likes to think big. Big avenues, big spending, big hotels, big conventions. And few conventions are more enormous than the Consumer Electronics Show, the largest show of its kind in the world. It combines 3,200 vendors, 1.67 million square feet of exhibition space, and 150,000 industry professionals, thousands of whom seem to... Read more »


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Three Kings Day

January 6, 2014    |    By
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Epiphany is a Christian holiday the 12th day after Christmas, on Jan. 6. It celebrates the idea of the revelation of the birth of Jesus to the world at large. In the biblical story, the three kings, or Magi, follow a star that has appeared over Bethlehem. They discover Mary and the newly born... Read more »


The Best Hangover Gifts

January 1, 2014    |    By
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Happy New Year! Oh, did I say that a little too loud? Sorry! If you woke up this morning feeling the wrath of grapes, the Irish flu, the hurtin’, if you are red-eyed and bushy tongued, well, you’re not alone.  We can help you with some gift suggestions for these, shall we say, “post-refreshment”... Read more »


10 Big Ideas for Christmas Stockings

December 11, 2013    |    By
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Traditionally, Christmas stockings held small, seasonal treats, like nuts, an orange and a shiny copper penny. Most people still hold fast to this tradition, choosing petite, useful items, like lip balm, tissue packets and a magazine, as stocking stuffers. But don’t overlook a stocking’s potential to as a place to stash a wallop of... 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.