Guest Gurus

Guest Guru: Ed Crotty of The Toy Spy

December 1, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Ed Crotty of The Toy Spy

Our latest and greatest “Guest Guru”, is Ed Crotty of The Toy Spy. Along with his wife, Cheri, Crotty founded the site in late 2011, after successfully helping to start another toy related website, Zoolert. Which allows you to track any toy or gadget listing online and notifies you when it’s on sale or... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Debba Haupert of Girlfriendology

November 29, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Debba Haupert of Girlfriendology

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 gal pals this holiday season,... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Amity Hook-Sopko of Green Gifts Guide

November 15, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Amity Hook-Sopko of Green Gifts Guide

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. Amity is a regular contributor to Green Child Magazine and was... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Kapil Kale of GiftRocket

November 2, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Kapil Kale of GiftRocket

Gift cards have been an old standby gift for a long time. They’re great for last-minute but in a lot of ways, they feel like a gifting cop-out. And you’re usually restricted to buying them for only specific business that offer them. Well GiftRocket wants to change all that. With his new company, co-founder... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

August 11, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

Angela is the Community Manager of SwankyMoms.com. When she’s not busy blogging, you will find her hand in hand with her husband teaching kids in the slums of Nairobi or building homes in the hills of Mexico. Angela and her husband are expecting their first baby girl this fall! It will be their greatest... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

August 5, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

Julie Seguss has been covering toys and kids products for the last nine years, and was even a former Gifts.com Gift Guru. Currently, Julie is the managing editor of Inhabitots, a parenting blog that focuses on green design for kids and babies. She is also a former Parents magazine editor and the interim Pregnancy... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Melissa Chapman of The Staten Island Family

July 13, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Melissa Chapman of The Staten Island Family

Melissa Chapman is one busy lady! She regularly blogs about her marriage, family life,  and everything in between at Married My Sugar Daddy and The Staten Island Family. In addition, you can find her work in ABC News, Momtourage, Lifetime Moms, Babble, The Washington Post, Time Out NY Kids and iVillage. So it’s safe to... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Karen Connell of A Child Grows in Brooklyn

July 6, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Karen Connell of A Child Grows in Brooklyn

As the founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Child Grows In Brooklyn, Karen Connell sought to create an all-in one resource for Brooklyn parents. As the #1 parenting site in Brooklyn, the site encompasses information on everything from the best teething products, pediatricians and playspaces. What started out as a personal blog in 2006 has... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Adam Cohen of DaDa Rocks!

June 14, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Adam Cohen of DaDa Rocks!

We always hear about mom bloggers, but what about all those multitasking Dads out there? Father, blogger and all-around techie, Adam Cohen manages to make working a full-time job and running his blog, Dadarocks, look easy. We all know the schedule of a new parent can be tough, but he makes it work, raising... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Jen Swetzoff of Parenture

April 29, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Jen Swetzoff of Parenture

Moms are busy people – often accomplishing more in a day that seems humanly possible. For the Super Mom in your life who’s always on the go, celebrate her tireless energy and positive attitude with these gifts for Mother’s Day.   Gifts for Moms on the Go For the mom who’d rather go for... 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.