Upcoming Holidays

Passover Seder for Newbies

April 8, 2014    |    By +
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Passover is on its way, and Jewish tables around the world will be piled high with matzah, bitter herbs, and wine for the Passover seder, the ceremonial feast that celebrates the freeing of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Many Jewish homes invite strangers or acquaintances to the table for the seder—and in recent... Read more »


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Spring Gift Occasion Checklist

April 4, 2014    |    By +
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Last weekend, I showed up at a birthday party late. Really late, like 24 hours. Whoops. Realizing the party had been Saturday, not Sunday, we left the birthday present hanging on the doorknob of the darkened house, sent our friends a text, and slunk away. It’s easy to lose track of dates and days... Read more »


Win a Luxurious Prize Package for Mom!

April 4, 2014    |    By +
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She birthed you, burped you and changed your dirty diapers—now it’s time to thank mom for all her love by wrapping her in some luxurious gifts this Mother’s Day. She deserves it! Gifts.com will be rewarding one lucky winner a prize package of beautiful gifts in our “Wrap Her in Love” Giveaway. Prize consists... Read more »


Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for All Ages

April 1, 2014    |    By +
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Whenever Easter rolls into view on the calendar, I relive the fond memories of Easter egg hunts of years past. Ah, the suspense of the search, the thrill of the find, the sobs of those who did not get the golden egg, or who were elbowed out of the way by older, bigger kids... Read more »


Gag Gifts for April Fool’s Day

March 24, 2014    |    By +
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Playing pranks on people is apparently not only an ancient custom but also a multi-national pastime. Many countries, including Scotland, England, Italy, France and Belgium, celebrate some version of April Fool’s Day—also called All Fools’ Day—which got its name from the custom of finding an excuse to make someone “play the fool.” With April... Read more »


When is Mother’s Day?

March 19, 2014    |    By +
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Mom. Mama. Mommy. Mother. Whatever you call her, she is probably one of the most important people in your life, one of the key relationships affecting who are you are and who you will become (not to mention who you will, to your great alarm, sound exactly like). My daughter recently asked if I... Read more »


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Purim Gifting

March 14, 2014    |    By +
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The Jewish holiday of Purim is all about happiness, giving, food and fun. It is an exuberant, noisy, costumed holiday celebrated by the observant Jewish community. Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which is usually in March. Purim is fun. The real background is to commemorate the defeat of... Read more »


Gifts for St. Patrick’s Day

March 11, 2014    |    By +
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Top o’ the morn’! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you’re taking March 17 off of school or work to get an early start in pubs with names like Molly Malone’s, O’Toole’s and Patsy’s. Kilts and Celtic bands will abound, as will parades overflowing with bagpipes, free-flowing grog and everything green. At our house,... Read more »


St Patrick’s Day Entertaining

March 5, 2014    |    By +
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St Patrick’s Day entertaining can be slightly more difficult to plan for than your average holiday gathering. We’re going to help you and your guests experience a holiday in a way that’s a step above those drugstore foil shamrock cutouts and a keg of bright green beer. Below are some ideas on how to... Read more »


Gifts for People Who Love Ireland

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Almost 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry (that’s more than seven times the total population of Ireland), but you don’t have to be Irish to love the Emerald Isle. There are countless reasons to pine for the old country—like the bustling streets of Dublin, castles and historic monuments sprinkled like fairy dust across the... 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.