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The Wide World of Gift Giving

January 17, 2013    |    By +
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Ever wonder which countries celebrate the most gift giving holidays? Who do you think comes out on top? English speaking nations (Australia,England, and of course the United States)are the clear winners, but Sweden is close behind. Learn all sorts of fascinating information from the weirdest traditions to the most monumental gifts of all time... Read more »


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Do You Have to Give an Engagement Gift?

January 11, 2013    |    By +
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December is the most popular month for proposals, 16% of engagements happen during that month full of the holiday spirit. But, January and February are close behind. I got engaged in January, and a handful of my best friends were proposed to during that 3 month window as well. It must be the chilly,... Read more »


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Texting Etiquette: LOL, It’s About Time

December 31, 2012    |    By +
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We all text. It’s a part of 21st century life that is pretty much on par with say, breathing. But, there are some rules that need to be set so that people know when texting is appropriate and when it does more harm than good. The time that we spend with each other is... Read more »


The New Rules of Re-Gifting

December 28, 2012    |    By +
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The holidays are over and you have opened all of your gifts for better or worse. Now you have to decide what to do with the ones that just didn’t hit the mark this time around. We tend to feel guilty about throwing these gifts out, or selling them for money. But, what other option is... Read more »


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How to Say “Thank You”? Christmas Edition

December 27, 2012    |    By +
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  So many people ask me, “what’s the proper way to thank someone for a gift?” During the holidays you actually have it pretty easy, so don’t panic. Handwritten thank you notes are the very best way to show appreciation for a gift. But in this day and age many of us don’t have... Read more »


Hollywood Unwrapped!

December 18, 2012    |    By +
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I was lucky enough to spend the day in a Hollywood studio with the fabulous Anya Sarre! We had so much fun talking about the holidays and I got to share a whole slew of invaluable holiday information geared to make your holidays a whole lot easier. Lucky for you, it was taped and... Read more »


Dinner Guest Gifts: Dos & Dont’s

November 12, 2012    |    By +
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Being invited to dinner at someone’s home is an opportunity to show off your fabulous manners whether old or new friends. But, because dinners can feel so comfortable, we all eat dinner after all, we can take the situation for granted and make easy etiquette mistakes. So, I’ve put together some quick Dos & Don’ts that will... Read more »


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Halloween Safety Tips

October 30, 2012    |    By +
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Tomorrow is Halloween and kids are all ready to dress up and head out to get as much candy as they possibly can. Before your kids go out trick or treating talk to them about safety so a fun day doesn’t turn into a tragedy. Here are some helpful Halloween safety tips from the... Read more »


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How Much to Spend on a Graduation Gift?

June 14, 2012    |    By +
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I’m going to break the price of graduation gifts down for you. Time Magazine estimated that Americans will spend 4.7 billion dollars on Graduation this year. That is a lot of gift giving going on! Of course, you are never obligated to send a graduation gift. You are only required to give a gift... Read more »


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Best Graduation Gift Shopping Strategies!

April 19, 2012    |    By +
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Looking for the perfect graduation gift? I’m here to help! I’ve thought long and hard about the best types types of gifts for grads and am laying them out for you, buffet style, in this post! Thank me later. Teens and young adults can be impossible to shop for. They’re so picky and their... 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.