Etiquette

Stellar Guest Guide #3: Muslim Weddings

May 28, 2013    |    By +
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Sometimes we get invited to an event and have no idea what to expect or what is expected of us. We’ve all been there; confused, bumbling and ultimately embarrassed. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m doing a whole series on weddings so that no matter what kind of wedding you get... Read more »


Stellar Guest Guide #2: Jewish Weddings

May 22, 2013    |    By +
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Sometimes we get invited to an event and have no idea what to expect or what is expected of us. We’ve all been there; confused, bumbling and ultimately embarrassed. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m doing a whole series on weddings so that no matter what kind of wedding you get... Read more »


Stellar Guest Guide #1: Catholic Weddings

May 16, 2013    |    By +
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Sometimes we get invited to an event and have no idea what to expect or what is expected of us. We’ve all been there; confused, bumbling and ultimately embarrassed. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m doing a whole series on weddings so that no matter what kind of wedding you get... Read more »


To Give, or Not to Give (a Graduation Gift)? That is the Question!

May 13, 2013    |    By +
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Graduation gift etiquette can be completely confusing. Between kindergarten graduation, high school graduation, and college degrees, graduation is a potential gift giving mine field. When are you expected to give a gift and when is it OK not to? With all of our purse strings as tight as they can be, you need to... Read more »


Gifts Guide to 1st Holy Communion

May 4, 2013    |    By +
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Communion season is in full swing in the Roman Catholic community. Most catholic children receive their first communion around the age of 7 or 8 and it marks the beginning of the lifetime of receiving the sacrament of the holy Eucharist. Usually celebrated along with family and friends, this important Catholic tradition is a... Read more »


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2nd Anniversary Gifts: Modern vs. Traditional

April 25, 2013    |    By +
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  2nd anniversaries tend to fly under the radar, but they don’t have to! Now is the perfect time to review what the traditional and modern gifts are for this often overlooked occasion. In a survey that we conducted at Gifts.com, we discovered that the absolute limit for calling a couple “newlyweds” is two... Read more »


Graduation Gift Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts

April 10, 2013    |    By +
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  Graduation season is here! Frightened of graduation invitations flooding your mailbox? Don’t fret, if you get organized, graduation season is a breeze! I compiled a handy list of Dos and Don’ts for graduation gift gifting that is sure to keep you on track. While it’s important to give the people you love a... Read more »


7 Don’ts for Passover Rookies

March 25, 2013    |    By +
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Being a first time guest for pretty much any holiday is tough. You’re not sure of what to bring the host, how they celebrate the occasion, what the holiday traditions are, and for some, it can get a whole lotta awkward real quick. Passover can be one of these tricky holidays that might deter... Read more »


How To: Be a Super Aunt!

March 8, 2013    |    By +
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I may not have any children of my own, but I do have the honor of being the Aunt of eight boys and two girls, all between the ages of 6-13. And, they all love me! (If I do say so myself) And after all of this practice, I definitely know a thing or... Read more »


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Toys Kids Love That Parents Loathe

March 6, 2013    |    By +
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Every kid has a favorite toy that their parents can’t stand. So when buying gifts for the little rug rats in your life you may want to think twice about giving them something that will drive the parents bonkers. When you start shopping for kids’ toys it’s important to pay attention to age guidelines... 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!"

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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.