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The Toffee Box Tale

December 5, 2013    |    By
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One of the most wonderful things about working in the editorial department of Gifts.com is that I get to sample a lot of the products we feature on the site. But to be honest, when a box of toffee arrived, I wasn’t particularly excited because I am not normally a toffee lover. Was not... Read more »


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Tips to Avoid Shipping Glitches

December 4, 2013    |    By
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Crushed boxes. Torn off address labels. Missing items. Deliveries sitting, forlorn, on the wrong doorstep. Gasp! No one wants that! These are the stuff of holiday gift-sending nightmares, but the good news is that most of these common shipping troubles can be easily avoided. To help you send your gifts most effectively, we got some... Read more »


Fun Thanksgiving Facts

November 28, 2013    |    By
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After the big Thanksgiving meal, what does your family like to do? Some people watch football games. Others head to a movie theater to catch a new blockbuster, while some go for a nice long walk, crunching through the autumn leaves. I know a lot of families play board games, and my favorite is... Read more »


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One Month Until Christmas

November 25, 2013    |    By
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I’ve been bracing myself, because this is going to be quite a week! Hanukkah starts at sundown on Wednesday (and check out our great gift suggestions for Hanukkah, if you haven’t already); Thanksgiving kicks off on Thursday (if you’ll be entertaining, try one of our terrific cranberry cocktail recipes), and then the holiday shopping... Read more »


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7 Tips for Personalized Gifts

November 20, 2013    |    By
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All fall, people have been asking me one question: “What are the hottest gifts for the holidays?” I’ve been telling them the trends I’m seeing, including Uggs, succulents, tablet computers, and a whole category of gifts: personalized gifts. Personalization, such as monogramming a gift, or adding a date or message, is both a classic... Read more »


Hot Trends for Holiday 2013: We interview RedEnvelope’s expert

November 12, 2013    |    By
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If you love shopping, fashion and trends, you may have fantasized about becoming a professional shopper. Wouldn’t it be amazing to get paid to travel around the world in search of the best stuff? Indeed, such a dream job exists. Buyers, they are called, get to choose what gets carried in a store or... Read more »


The Gift of Service: Veterans Day

November 11, 2013    |    By
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There are 22 million veterans living in America right now, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They have given our country a huge gift by serving in the United States Armed Forces, and we wanted to thank them. In case you were wondering, Veterans Day became a national observance in 1954, declared... Read more »


9 Things You Didn’t Know About Shopping for Men

November 6, 2013    |    By
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I’ve got good news: Men aren’t nearly as hard to shop for as we thought. A lot of you are probably out there feeling anxious about what to get your dad, your husband or boyfriend, maybe even your brother. That’s because we think that men know exactly what gifts they want but aren’t sharing... Read more »


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50 Days Until Christmas

November 5, 2013    |    By
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I put the Halloween stuff back in storage today, so my thoughts can officially turn to prepping for Christmas. So far, I’ve started my holiday shopping list and bought some remote-controlled flameless candles, which I love playing with. But, wow, I think this all means I still have an awful lot to do. Up... Read more »


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And the hottest Halloween trend is…

October 31, 2013    |    By
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What will you be dressing up as tonight? Last year, everyone was riffing off of the Psy phenomenon and wore suits. This year, it was looking like Miley Cyrus twerking costumes were going to take the lead, but wait! We were saved by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, whose video for “The Fox (What Does... 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.