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Trends to Look Out for 2012

January 5, 2012    |    By
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Trends to Look Out for 2012

Out with the old and in with the new! With a new year comes new trends, and although it seems a little early to be thinking about Spring, designers and retailers alike are already unveiling the new fashions for the season. Being the avid trend-spotters that we are, we’ve rounded up a few of... Read more »


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Our 2012 Resolutions from the Gifts Team

January 4, 2012    |    By
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Our 2012 Resolutions from the Gifts Team

We’ve heard it all before, New Year, New You. And while making resolutions for 2012 can feel pointless, it’s important to start off the new year with reasonable goals for self-improvement. Think of it as a self-imposed clean slate. If you think you’re going to lose 20 lbs or change all of your bad... Read more »


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The Coolest Calendars of 2012

January 3, 2012    |    By
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The Coolest Calendars of 2012

In today’s digital age, it’s a wonder that any one wears a watch or uses a calendar at all. Even kids have their own mobile devices and smartphones. So while we all have our schedules plugged into every device, it’s a nice change to have a beautiful calendar to hang up in your home... Read more »


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Happy New Year from the Gifts Team!

December 31, 2011    |    By
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Happy New Year from the Gifts Team!

Now that the year has finally come to an end, we here at Gifts.com would like to thank you for visiting and supporting us in 2011. Without all you gift enthusiasts, thoughtful gift givers and holiday junkies, there wouldn’t be a Gifts.com. We had a great 2011, with tons of great guest bloggers, TV... Read more »


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Tis the Season for Sales

December 29, 2011    |    By
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Tis the Season for Sales

After surveying your Christmas spoils you realize you’re stuck with an extra Snuggie this year, or maybe stuff that’s not your size or ANOTHER cookie jar. Fret not, even though the holidays are over, the sale shopping has just begun. Retailers are looking to get rid of all their extra stock for the new... Read more »


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Kick Start those Resolutions

December 28, 2011    |    By
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Kick Start those Resolutions

Now that the holiday season is over, you no longer have a viable excuse for eating that much fruitcake. After all that overindulgence it’s time to revert back to some more conservative eating patterns, but it’s always harder each year. New Year’s resolutions really get kept, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.... Read more »


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Books for Everyone on Your List

December 21, 2011    |    By
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Books for Everyone on Your List

Everyone has their “signature gift”. It’s that one type of gift you love to give almost as much as you love to get. For me, I always like to give books to my friends and family. As an avid reader and “Gift Guru” I buy a lot of books throughout the year and save... Read more »


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Guest Guru: John Taylor of Daddy Yo Dude

December 19, 2011    |    By
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Guest Guru: John Taylor of Daddy Yo Dude

We’ve had a number of Guest Bloggers give us the lowdown on their favorite gear and personal wishlists, but what about the guys? So to gain some insight into what are the cool men’s gifts this year, we asked one of our favorite bloggers, John Taylor of (The Daddy Yo Dude) to share his... Read more »


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Beauty Gifts for Spa Lovers

December 15, 2011    |    By
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Beauty Gifts for Spa Lovers

This holiday season give the gift of relaxation. Every women need a little luxury in her life, and what better way to lift her spirits and battle SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) then with a pampering spa gift. Perfumes can be tricky since most women have their favorite, but a bath or skin care set... Read more »


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Alternative Holiday Wreaths

December 14, 2011    |    By
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Alternative Holiday Wreaths

There’s nothing more fun then prepping your home for the holidays. You put on some festive music, make some treats and break out the tinsel! But like any type of home decor, everyone has their taste and style. Some like flashy accents, others like to go a more subtle route. And one of the... 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.