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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 »


Gift the Trend: Perforated Details

June 4, 2013    |    By +
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One of my favorite trends that are back for spring and summer is perforated fashion pieces. From bags to shoes, dresses to tops and even jewelry, all of which have rounded out my favorite perforated looks for summer. Why do I love perforated stuff so much? Well, because it’s trendy and fun to wear... Read more »


Gift the Trend: Zebra

May 17, 2013    |    By +
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It seems like every season the trend experts say something like, “animal prints are back!” I’m not sure how they can be “back” if they are always in, but the bottom line is that a splash of animal print will always make an outfit more fun. If she is sick of the same old... Read more »


Owl Theme Party: Have a Hoot!

April 29, 2013    |    By +
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I love a good theme party. There’s nothing more exciting than a celebration filled with people you love, great decor, fun gifts and some yummy cake, all of which coordinates to make one amazing theme. While searching for the latest and greatest in trendy kid birthday events, I couldn’t help but squeak with excitement as I... Read more »


Gifts for the Zombie Fanatic

April 4, 2013    |    By +
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  Know someone who can’t escape the zombie trend? You aren’t alone! The zombie apocalypse has taken over books, television, movies and the minds of our friends and relatives. Whether you love zombies or are just shopping for zombie aficionado I created a unique list of my favorite zombie gifts available right now. From... Read more »


Spring Beauty Trend: Bright Eyes

March 28, 2013    |    By +
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Even though it’s technically spring, this time of the year it can feel light years away. Here in New York City, home base to the Gifts.com Gift Gurus, it’s still way too cold. While we are yearning for spring dresses and shorts, it’s still more appropriate to stay bundled in coats and scarves. The... Read more »


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Spring Trend: Succulents

March 15, 2013    |    By +
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When it comes to gardening, I lack three major ingredients to make it happen: 1) a backyard 2) sunlight 3) a green thumb.  Luckily, one of the latest greenery trends, succulents, allows me to fill my apartment with thriving plants without those prerequisites. In layman’s terms, succulent plants usually have meatier leaves & shorter roots... 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.