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Barbie’s Newest Career…Architect

August 31, 2011    |    By
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Barbie’s Newest Career…Architect

Barbie is leaving her pink palace and jet-skiing behind to delve into her new serious career…architecture. This little lady has had more careers than you can count. From rockstar, pet veterinarian, news anchor, and last year’s computer engineer. It seems her baby-sitting days are behind her, given the trend of careers released over the... Read more »


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MTV Video Music Awards Style 101

August 29, 2011    |    By
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MTV Video Music Awards Style 101

Everyone’s favorite pop-culture extravaganza premiered last night, the MTV’s Video Music Awards 2011 to distract us all from our weather worries. The stars were out in full force, decked out in the usual bells and whistles. Sadly, no meat dress this year. While there were certainly quite a few big reveals, Beyonce’s new baby... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

August 26, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

I know here at Giftrap, we’re all about gifts, parties and presents, and not to pop your happiness bubble, but this week was crazy! Earthquakes, Hurricanes, oh my, Mother Nature is not a happy camper this week. So before you East-Coasters go and stock up on supplies, while the rest of the country will... Read more »


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Celebrity Kids Inspired Back to School Style Guide

August 26, 2011    |    By
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Celebrity Kids Inspired Back to School Style Guide

As the summer draws to an end, back to school shopping becomes the next focus for moms. Aside from the essential pens, pencils and binders, back to school fashions are a major part of the shopping list. Although moms may follow their fashion in magazines, it is Hollywood kids who are now becoming a... Read more »


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Let’s Do Lunch: Back to School Essentials

August 24, 2011    |    By
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Let’s Do Lunch: Back to School Essentials

    While kids are nervous and excited to head back to school, it’s really the parents that have a hard time getting back into the school days routine. One of main things parents stress about is what to pack for lunch and the best way to do it.  With concerns over childhood obesity... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

August 19, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

So we wrapped up another week here at Gifting Headquarters, and while this month has certainly been hazy, it has most definitely not been lazy. This week we visited the mecca of gifting. Not the North Pole, but the New York International Gift Show. We got a sneak peak of all the great stuff... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

August 12, 2011    |    By
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Gifting News from Around the Web

It feels like summer just started and already the sound of school bells is calling the kids back from summer camp to the school room. We’ve got all sorts of Back to School goodness going on, like our Dorm Checklist for college freshman and our “Back to Cool” Guide filled with our favorite picks... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

August 11, 2011    |    By
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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

Angela is the Community Manager of SwankyMoms.com. When she’s not busy blogging, you will find her hand in hand with her husband teaching kids in the slums of Nairobi or building homes in the hills of Mexico. Angela and her husband are expecting their first baby girl this fall! It will be their greatest... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

August 5, 2011    |    By
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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

Julie Seguss has been covering toys and kids products for the last nine years, and was even a former Gifts.com Gift Guru. Currently, Julie is the managing editor of Inhabitots, a parenting blog that focuses on green design for kids and babies. She is also a former Parents magazine editor and the interim Pregnancy... Read more »


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Scoop the Best of Summer Sales

August 3, 2011    |    By
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Scoop the Best of Summer Sales

I am a born bargain hunter. I’m the person who’s stocking up on winter coats in June and stockpiling flip flops in September.  My sale-hounding ways have worked out for me more than once, but while I love bargains, I don’t always buy something just because it’s discounted. While summer is in its final... 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.