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Simple Gift Toppers That WOW

March 4, 2013    |    By
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Not surprisingly, I love giving gifts. That said, I’m not super crafty and am no gift-wrapping aficionado. But, one easy way to zip-up a bland box is by adding fun and unique gift toppers. There are a million directions to take here, but think either “decorative” or “mini-gift”. A creatively topped package really enhances... Read more »


Teen Trend Alert: Seapunk

February 21, 2013    |    By
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To those readers unaware, I am the Guru for all things “Teen” here at Gifts.com. That means I spend a good portion of my time scouring the web to find the coolest blogs and inspiration for the newest and hippest stuff in youth culture. When I started seeing a variety of ’90s inspired iconography and... Read more »


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Valentine’s Gifts for Teen Guys

February 4, 2013    |    By
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Whether looking for a significant other or a family member, shopping for teen guys can be tricky. When Valentine’s Day comes around, many are left wondering what direction to take. A traditional route might be candy or a watch. But, if you want to do something different for the guy in your life, I... Read more »


NYIGF Inside Scoop – Bento Box Trend

January 29, 2013    |    By
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We’re posting about the most unique, exciting and sure-to-be-popular gift ideas that we’re seeing while walking the New York International Gift Fair.  It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it’s right here in our own back yard.  It’s also only open to media and buyers so read-on... Read more »


7 Beauty Products to Pack for Paradise

January 21, 2013    |    By
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  If anyone has been to New York City during wintertime, they know how cold and dry it can get. This year, my friends and I have planned a trip to Mexico to escape the dreary winter and catch a few rays! We plan on doing a lot of lounging on the beach, snorkeling... Read more »


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Unbelievable Beauty Ingredients

January 15, 2013    |    By
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As the beauty editor at Gifts.com, I spend a lot of time checking out the latest trends, fads, and collections to find the best gifts. And, every once in a while, I’m blown away by the ingredients in the hottest beauty products on the market. You are not going to believe what the “secret... Read more »


Guru Resolution: Dress Like a Lady

January 3, 2013    |    By
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In previous years, I have chosen unattainable resolutions like eating healthier, losing weight, saving money, and becoming fluent in a second language. I’m not persistent in achieving these goals so they always end up falling by the wayside well before spring. This year, I want to choose a goal that I can actually accomplish... Read more »


Editor Picks: Michelle’s Holiday Wish List

December 18, 2012    |    By
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As Teen and Beauty Editor for Gifts.com, I am constantly searching for the best gifts for any and all occasions. This time I wanted to share what I personally most want this holiday season. After all of my searching for the best gifts around, my wish list was pretty easy to put together. Keeping... Read more »


Holiday Beauty: Splurge vs. Save

December 10, 2012    |    By
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As the resident Gifts.com “Beauty Guru”, I work hard to find the best beauty gifts for all occasions. I am makeup obsessed and am constantly researching new products to try out. From lipsticks to mascara, I know from experience what works best. And with the holiday party season upon us, I know we all... Read more »


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Thanksgiving Menu – Anew

November 16, 2012    |    By
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Everyone’s favorite food holiday is right around the corner. This year instead of sticking to traditional fare, try mixing up your menu. I found a plethora of mouthwatering dishes that are a unique take on your favorite classics. From hors d’oeuvres to cocktails, we have a yummy day of food for you and your... 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.