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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 »


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 »


Planning an 11/12/13 Wedding

September 12, 2013    |    By +
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Deciding on a memorable wedding date can be nerve-wracking. For some of us, it’s hard enough to remember our own birthdays, let alone the birthdays of our parents, siblings, and significant others. Then throw first date and wedding anniversaries into the mix and, well, good luck! But fear not, there’s a solution. Choose an... Read more »


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 »


Gifts for Beauty Addicts: The Scoop on Fall 2013

September 6, 2013    |    By +
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Fall is, in my opinion, the most fabulously gorgeous season (at least it is in New York City, where I live). The foliage sets the scene, helping usher in all things pumpkin-related, the return of football, apple picking and other autumn rituals. I love pulling out my favorite cozy sweaters, boots and jackets as... Read more »


Tie-Dye Birthday Party

September 5, 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! Now that I’m planning to have my own little nugget soon, I have to admit, kids are on the brain. Although it’s a bit early for me... Read more »


Trend Alert: Graphic-Print Tees for Kids

August 30, 2013    |    By +
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For kids, fall means back to school and a shiny new wardrobe. Parents want their kids to look presentable in the classroom, while kids just want to be comfy and fit in with their friends. As kids gift editor, I am constantly seeking new trends in clothing, and I think a back to school... Read more »


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Road Test: Ultra Lightweight Strollers

August 7, 2013    |    By +
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Practically every stroller company is introducing an ultra-light model to their line. Remember those rickety umbrella strollers from when you were a kid? Strollers have come a long way since. Lightweight strollers have convertible features you can adjust as the baby grows, and their weight certainly means easier use by the parents. Who wants... Read more »


Made in America Gifts

August 6, 2013    |    By +
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“USA!! USA!!” Is that just a chant you hear at sporting events, or is it a big-time gifting trend? As gift experts, we are constantly are on the lookout for the newest, most clever and coolest gift ideas. At the same time, we’re always searching for the bigger picture, the trends that are behind... Read more »


Dr. Toy’s Top Eco-Friendly Toys

July 18, 2013    |    By +
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When it comes to our children, nothing is ever good enough, right? This parental ideology extends to the toy box as well and as gift givers, we need to listen up. When it comes to the toys and games kids are playing with (and often times chewing on) parents are more conscious than ever... 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.