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Guest Guru: Elizabeth Mascali

April 5, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Elizabeth Mascali

Elizabeth Mascali talks Easter entertaining. Elizabeth and her partner Dawn Sandomeno, co-founders and and owners of Party Bluprints and authors of Plan to Party, are lifestyle and entertaining experts who live by the philosophy that entertaining in your home can enrich your life. Thank you for contributing Elizabeth! When it comes to Easter Entertaining,... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Trae Bodge with Spring Beauty Trends

March 19, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Trae Bodge with Spring Beauty Trends

In honor of the spring equinox and the welcome shift in wardrobe and lifestyle that it ushers in…we’re giving you a different trend report every day this week! From home decor to beauty and even pets, we sharing the scoop on what will be heating things up this spring. Trae Bodge is a career... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Planning for Greener Bridal Shower Gifts

March 7, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Planning for Greener Bridal Shower Gifts

Being the Queen of Green, Amity loves to share her eco-friendly tips and finds on her site Green Gifts Guide. Along with sharing her eagle-eyed finds, her site is a great resource for entertaining and being generous to people and the planet too. Since eco-weddings are such a big trend these days, we asked... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Laurie Schacht the Toy Insider Mom

February 17, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Laurie Schacht the Toy Insider Mom

Toy Guru Laurie Schacht gave us her sage prediction about the toys of 2012 from the floor of the Toy Industry Association’s 2012 Toy Fair in New York City! Laurie is co-Publisher of The Toy Insider and CTO (chief toy officer) for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, as well as the contributing... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Wife

February 8, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Wife

Melissa Chapman is one busy lady! She regularly blogs about her marriage, family life, and everything in between at Married My Sugar Daddy and you can find her work in ABC News, Momtourage, Lifetime Moms, Babble, The Washington Post, Time Out NY Kids and iVillage. It’s the day that strikes fear in the heart of... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Out of the Box Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 2, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Out of the Box Valentine’s Day Gifts

After serving as a guest judge for our Giftee Awards, Dawn Sandomeno, graciously enough has offered to share her entertaining expertise with us. As one half of the dream team behind Party Bluprints, she and her partner Elizabeth Mascali have been dishing out helpful advice and guides to hosting and throwing the perfect party... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Girlfriendology

January 18, 2012    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Girlfriendology

{Gifts for Your Gal Pals} Debba Haupert is founder of Girlfriendology.com, the online community for women based on female friendship. And, although she is a little ‘addicted’ to social media, she loves her friends way more than the world wide web! That’s why we asked her to share her favorite gifts to give your... Read more »


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Guest Guru: John Taylor of Daddy Yo Dude

December 19, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: John Taylor of Daddy Yo Dude

We’ve had a number of Guest Bloggers give us the lowdown on their favorite gear and personal wishlists, but what about the guys? So to gain some insight into what are the cool men’s gifts this year, we asked one of our favorite bloggers, John Taylor of (The Daddy Yo Dude) to share his... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Kate Brown of The Daily Burn

December 14, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Kate Brown of The Daily Burn

Kate Brown is a health expert and certified personal trainer at DailyBurn. Her expert fitness and nutrition tips can be found at DailyBurn Life. Staying in Shape During the Holiday Season Between gift shopping, tree decorating, and holiday cookie making, most people have less time to workout this month. But staying fit during the... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Dawn Sandomeno of Party Bluprints

December 6, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Dawn Sandomeno of Party Bluprints

After serving as a guest judge for our Giftee Awards, Dawn Sandomeno, graciously enough has offered to share her entertaining expertise with us. As one half of the dream team behind Party Bluprints, she and her partner Elizabeth Mascali have been dishing out helpful advice and guides to hosting and throwing the perfect party... 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.