Cooking & Entertaining

Gifts for Moms who love to cook

December 6, 2013    |    By +
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I’ll admit: I’m a fickle cook. The optimistic feelings I have when I’m wandering aimlessly through a high-end kitchen store—you know the type, stocked with exotic ingredients and specialty pans just right for the perfect meal—are quite different from the dread that fills me in my own kitchen 30 minutes before I should be... Read more »


Cranberry Cocktails for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2013    |    By +
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Cranberries are an important part of the Thanksgiving meal. These tiny, sweet and tangy fruits are usually enjoyed in sauce form, complementing the star of the show: the turkey. But, I am here to tell you that cranberries can have another place on the dinner table, too, and that would be in your cocktail... Read more »


The Yummiest Halloween Treats

October 17, 2013    |    By +
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The interwebs are all aflutter with adorably spooky and eerie-sistable Halloween treats and sweets, and here at Gifts.com, it is no different. This time of year is for sure one of our favorites, with all the ghoulish costumes, ghastly decor, and have you seen our spook-tacular Halloween cocktail roundup?! There are endless ways to... Read more »


Birthday Cake Trends

October 10, 2013    |    By +
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It’s National Cake Decorating Day! In the past, the world of cakes was about as vast as the desert is damp. White and chocolate were staples, and maybe, if you were lucky, strawberry or cherry filling added a nice surprise. The only decisions that had to be made were which box of cake mix... Read more »


Spook-tacular Halloween Cocktails

October 7, 2013    |    By +
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Halloween is one of the most spook-tacular celebrations of the year for both kids and grownups. For the young ones, serious candy binging is the highlight of their year! And for us adults, a Halloween party is just what the good witch (or bad) ordered. Costumes,  spooky decor, ghoulish looking treats, and party foods are... Read more »


Halloween Decoration Ideas: Go Upscale

October 2, 2013    |    By +
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There’s a fine line between classy and cheesy when it comes to Halloween decorations. We’re all about getting into that spooky, funky spirit but we thought we’d give you a few ways to bring the fun up a few chic notches this year. Why use fake cobwebs, for example, when you could use ivy,... Read more »


How to Host An Oktoberfest

September 30, 2013    |    By +
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While traveling to Germany to partake in Oktoberfest, drinking a whole lot of beer and singing songs with people in lederhosen is appealing, so are saving your vacation days and celebrating from home. This year, Oktoberfest starts on Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 6. If you want to host Oktoberfest at your house,... Read more »


Kids’ Party Trends: Sea Inspired

September 20, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! I did some serious digging to arm you with new, interesting themes that will stand out, and I discovered five terrific trends: woodland friends, camping, under the... Read more »


Apple Themed Fall Cocktails

September 19, 2013    |    By +
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The fall holds some of my fondest memories waiting to be re-lived each year, like apple picking, pumpkin carving, and vibrant fallen leaves. My taste buds (especially my cocktail-sampling ones) seem to shift and crave the juicy star of the season: apples! I just can’t get enough. And what better way to enjoy nature’s... Read more »


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Kids’ Party Trends: The Great Outdoors

September 9, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! Forget those run-of-the-mill, standard, party ideas like pink cupcakes, crowns and princesses. I did some serious digging and now I can arm you with new, interesting themes... 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.