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Gift Fair Favorites: Dogeared Jewelry

February 6, 2012    |    By
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Gift Fair Favorites: Dogeared Jewelry

The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming... Read more »


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Top 10 Sap-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

January 31, 2012    |    By
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Top 10 Sap-Free Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

Valentine’s Day is all about the celebration of love, in all of its forms. But when it comes to gifting for guys, it’s better to save the sentimentality for the greeting cards. His eyes aren’t going to light up at the sign of a giant teddy bear or a box full of chocolates, so... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

January 27, 2012    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

The only question that’s on our mind this week is, are you ready for some football?! Even if you’re not a sports nut, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in buzz around the Superbowl. Whether you’re a die-hard pigskin fan, or you’d rather watch the Puppy Bowl; either way there’s bound to be... Read more »


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It’s Scarf Season

January 24, 2012    |    By
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It’s Scarf Season

You wouldn’t know it given all the wispy dresses and strappy sandals in store, but winter is here to stay. This past week’s snowfall was a cruel reminder that we’re not quite over the weather hump. And while it’s important to bundle up, you don’t have to sacrifice style to stay warm this season.... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

January 20, 2012    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Well it was a short week but a busy one as well. Guru Dan T returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and regaled us with tales of the coolest gadgets and gizmo’s that are coming out in 2012. We got to hob nob with celebrities, i.e Jessica Alba and her new eco-friendly... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Girlfriendology

January 18, 2012    |    By
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Guest Guru: Girlfriendology

{Gifts for Your Gal Pals} Debba Haupert is founder of Girlfriendology.com, the online community for women based on female friendship. And, although she is a little ‘addicted’ to social media, she loves her friends way more than the world wide web! That’s why we asked her to share her favorite gifts to give your... Read more »


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Perfect Your Pout for V-day

January 17, 2012    |    By
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Perfect Your Pout for V-day

Red lipstick has always made a statement. Cleopatra used a version of red lipstick made from crushed carmine beetles, Queen Elizabeth I of England used one made from beeswax and red plant stains almost 500 years ago and the Flappers of the 1920′s used red lipstick to show their rebellious nature. Today red lipstick... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

January 13, 2012    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

So we’re back, did you miss us over the holidays? We all got a little R & R that was much needed and now we’re back and ready to get back in the gifting game. Now that the holidays are behind us and our resolutions were made and already broken, we’ve got our sights... Read more »


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Sites We Love: Tastebook

January 10, 2012    |    By
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Sites We Love: Tastebook

As a Gift Guru, I consider it my number one priority to not only find great gifts, but to give them as well. I’m always on the lookout for that something special that stands out from all of the usual stuff you find in the malls and other major retail chains. So anytime I... Read more »


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Alphabet Blocks for Worldly Tots

January 9, 2012    |    By
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Alphabet Blocks for Worldly Tots

The Gift: Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks (ranging $32- $98) The Scoop: For the past 30 years, Uncle Goose has been hand-making classic wooden alphabet blocks out of their factory in Michigan. And while ABC blocks for babies and children is a playroom staple, these blocks are not your average toy. Along with the traditional... 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.