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5 Ways to Spot a Bacon Addict

March 31, 2014    |    By +
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It’s no secret that bacon is the meat du jour. But, has your child, spouse or significant other been swept up in the bacon mania? Are you wondering if there’s a full-blown bacon addiction going on? Baconfreak.com has compiled this list of five signs that someone is addicted to bacon. If you answer “yes”... Read more »


Fabulous Gifts for Francophiles

March 26, 2014    |    By +
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Cole Porter wrote it in 1953. Ella Fitzgerald sang it. So did Frank Sinatra. Even Lana Del Rey sang it on tour in 2013. “I Love Paris” is the quintessential song for Francophiles everywhere, a timeless tune sung about a “timeless town.” The je ne sais quoi of France makes it a place we... Read more »


Six Boozy Trends

March 11, 2014    |    By +
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There’s something about spring that makes me love a cocktail. Maybe it’s the fresh scent of rosemary and honeysuckle that fills the air, or the brighter, longer days. Or maybe it’s just that a lemon drop martini isn’t a bad ways to end a day. Whatever the reason, spring fever is here—and we can... Read more »


Our Favorite Things from Toy Fair 2014

February 20, 2014    |    By +
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After combing the 375,000 square feet of floor space at the Toy Fair 2014 and visiting a few off-site showrooms, we couldn’t help but find a few (hundred) toys that we got really excited about. Unfortunately, a lot of them don’t come out until the summer or fall, slated to be out in plenty... Read more »


5 Trends for Toys in 2014

February 19, 2014    |    By +
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The American International Toy Fair is a treasure trove of playthings, with more than 1,000 toy manufacturers and distributors showing off their toys, from classics like puzzles to the latest software and video games. It’s not open to the public, but we get industry access for Gifts.com. Identifying what will be the hottest toys... Read more »


Gifts for the Lego Lover

February 7, 2014    |    By +
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With the opening of “The Lego Movie,” the first full-length feature showcasing Legos, the little blocks are enjoying a true moment in the sun. Not that Legos have ever gone out of fashion. After all, there’s such a sense of satisfaction when you press one Lego block into another and feel them click snugly... Read more »


Top Products from the Consumer Electronics Show

January 9, 2014    |    By +
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Las Vegas likes to think big. Big avenues, big spending, big hotels, big conventions. And few conventions are more enormous than the Consumer Electronics Show, the largest show of its kind in the world. It combines 3,200 vendors, 1.67 million square feet of exhibition space, and 150,000 industry professionals, thousands of whom seem to... Read more »


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7 Tips for Personalized Gifts

November 20, 2013    |    By +
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All fall, people have been asking me one question: “What are the hottest gifts for the holidays?” I’ve been telling them the trends I’m seeing, including Uggs, succulents, tablet computers, and a whole category of gifts: personalized gifts. Personalization, such as monogramming a gift, or adding a date or message, is both a classic... Read more »


Hot Trends for Holiday 2013: We interview RedEnvelope’s expert

November 12, 2013    |    By +
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If you love shopping, fashion and trends, you may have fantasized about becoming a professional shopper. Wouldn’t it be amazing to get paid to travel around the world in search of the best stuff? Indeed, such a dream job exists. Buyers, they are called, get to choose what gets carried in a store or... Read more »


And the hottest Halloween trend is…

October 31, 2013    |    By +
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What will you be dressing up as tonight? Last year, everyone was riffing off of the Psy phenomenon and wore suits. This year, it was looking like Miley Cyrus twerking costumes were going to take the lead, but wait! We were saved by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, whose video for “The Fox (What Does... 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.