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Modern Gifts for Rosh Hashanah

September 28, 2011    |    By
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Modern Gifts for Rosh Hashanah

It might seem a little early to be saying Happy New Year, but tonight starting at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is New Year’s Day according to the Hebrew calendar and it commemorates the creation of the world as narrated in the Bible. While most families... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

September 23, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Happy Fall everyone! Today marks the first day of Autumn, what are you most looking forward to this season? The Gifts team is already busy with Halloween preparations, and soon to be knee-deep in Halloween candy. In case you missed it, we had some fun updates this week. We shared our favorite stylish gifts... Read more »


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A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

September 21, 2011    |    By
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A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

With the kids back in school and you’re back in your routine, it’s time to treat yourself to a little Back to School shopping. Whether it’s a new carry-all tote, a home office update or a little something for your Fall wardrobe; stay organized in style this year with some no-so ordinary basics. Handy... Read more »


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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

September 15, 2011    |    By
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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

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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Pregnancy Trend: Babymoons?

September 13, 2011    |    By
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Pregnancy Trend: Babymoons?

  Here at Gifts, we like to pride ourselves on keeping up with the trends, but somehow this one completely flew under our radar: Babymoons. We’ve all heard of Push Presents, where new Moms get something special just for them after giving birth, but what about celebrating before the baby arrives? The term has... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

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

This week was short and sweet thanks to the holiday weekend. With the arrival of the football season, and the drop in temperatures, it’s already starting to feel like Fall. Besides party-hopping at Fashion Week and scoping out the latest trends, we launched a showcase of our own with the annual Giftee Awards. We’re... Read more »


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Steal of the Day: Designer Inspired Striped Sweater

September 7, 2011    |    By
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Steal of the Day: Designer Inspired Striped Sweater

On a recent rare occasion I actually shopped in-store rather than online, I did a fashion double-take inside an Old Navy store. Being that I’m stripe-addicted, I was looking to add some items to my over growing striped shirt collection when I spotted this color block inspired number in a pile of sweaters. I... Read more »


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Creative Back to School Gifts

September 6, 2011    |    By
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Creative Back to School Gifts

Back to School shopping is all about stocking up on the basics: supplies, fall apparel and accessories, but why not think outside of the “lunch box” this season? Make some Back to School memories of your own with homemade gifts you can create from what you have at home. Make a Shadowbox Frame Make... Read more »


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Labor Day Holiday Sales Guide

September 2, 2011    |    By
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Labor Day Holiday Sales Guide

I have to be honest, I’m actually okay with Summer being over. There’s only so many ways I can work an outfit around a 90 degree temperature. With the school year right around the corner and all the new Fall styles in stores, I’m very excited at the prospect of wearing pants on a... Read more »


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Trend Alert: Bracelets for Men

August 31, 2011    |    By
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Trend Alert: Bracelets for Men

Most men are not easily swayed by fashion trends, especially when it comes to accessories, a somewhat foreign word in their vocabulary. But as a recent New York Times article pointed it, it’s the guys who are making a statement this fall with layered bracelets and plenty of “flair” The most you ever see... 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.