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Introducing our Newest Addition to the Gifts Team!

December 13, 2011    |    By
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Introducing our Newest Addition to the Gifts Team!

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our Gifts team, Elizabeth, aka Liz T! Christmas isn’t even over yet and we already know we’d barely make it through the season without her. So as part of the “hazing” process, we asked Liz to share with us and the Giftrap community, what... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

December 9, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

By now you’re wrapping up the last of your presents and sitting contently staring at all of your finished holiday cards.  If this sounds more like a dream than a reality, then we’re in the same boat. I’ve only just scratched the surface of my holiday shopping and preparation, so I won’t be sipping... Read more »


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Add Some Sparkle and Shimmer to your Style

December 7, 2011    |    By
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Add Some Sparkle and Shimmer to your Style

Tis’ the season to shine! Everywhere you look, there’s sequins, glitter and metallics making heads turn. With plenty of holiday parties on the horizon, there are plenty of reasons to add a little sparkle to your look. But like with all trends, it’s all about moderation. You don’t want to show up wearing sequins... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Dawn Sandomeno of Party Bluprints

December 6, 2011    |    By
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Guest Guru: Dawn Sandomeno of Party Bluprints

After serving as a guest judge for our Giftee Awards, Dawn Sandomeno, graciously enough has offered to share her entertaining expertise with us. As one half of the dream team behind Party Bluprints, she and her partner Elizabeth Mascali have been dishing out helpful advice and guides to hosting and throwing the perfect party... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

December 2, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Hello gifters! You made it, you survived Black Friday, lived through Cyber Monday, and now it’s finally December and you’re already exhausted. I know I am. But this year, not only will I be doing all of my gift shopping online,  but I promised myself I wouldn’t wait til the last minute like I... Read more »


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Gift Giveaway: Win a 6 month ShoeDazzle.com Membership

November 30, 2011    |    By
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Gift Giveaway:  Win a 6 month ShoeDazzle.com Membership

Everybody has their shopping weakness, their wallet kryptonite. And for most women, it’s a new pair of shoes. It’s an instant wardrobe pick-me up, especially when budgets are tight, a new pair of shoes can give life to an old outfit. While every woman appreciates a new accessory, it’s a tough thing to give... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Debba Haupert of Girlfriendology

November 29, 2011    |    By
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Guest Guru: Debba Haupert of Girlfriendology

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 gal pals this holiday season,... Read more »


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Cyber Monday Discount Round-Up!

November 28, 2011    |    By
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Cyber Monday Discount Round-Up!

With Cyber Monday, you get the best of both worlds. Major discounts and deals from your favorite retailers and stores, and the best part, you get to score all the savings from the comfort of your own home or office (if you’re shopping on your lunch break like myself). After all, no one wants... Read more »


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Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

November 22, 2011    |    By
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Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

With Black Friday less than a week away and everyone rushing around to track down deals and the best-selling gear, it’s the stocking stuffer gifts that end up being an afterthought. Why do you think stores stock tiny impulse buys right near the register? So instead of stuffing their stocking with batteries and and... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

November 18, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

It’s official, we’re in full holiday mode. Every store has their decorations up, Christmas songs are already on the radio, and Black Friday deals are already showing up in my inbox. But there’s no need to stress. There’s plenty to look forward to: stuffing, for one, holiday parties, and of course, the comforting knowledge... 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.