Upcoming Holidays

Gifts for People Who Love Ireland

March 5, 2014    |    By +
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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 »


Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014    |    By +
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Did you start your day with a piece or two of chocolate? At my house, it’s a tradition to dive right in and savor a couple of bites of Valentine’s chocolate before the holiday really gets rolling. Quality control testing is … burp … very important! Later, we’ll unwrap the little trinkets the kids... Read more »


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How to Care for Flowers: Tips from an Expert

February 13, 2014    |    By +
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A lot of people will be stopping to smell the roses on Valentine’s Day. According to CNN, 224 million roses were grown for Valentine’s Day in 2013, with people spending $1.9 billion on flowers for this holiday. The most popular type of flower? Red roses, purchased by 51 percent of people buying flowers for... Read more »


Make It a Funny Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2014    |    By +
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Laughter elevates your mood, decreases stress and boosts energy. Humor also plays an important role in forging new relationships—and making them last. When my husband and I took that hike, lost the trail and ended up scrambling down a cliff to make our dinner reservations, we laughed until we cried late into the night.... Read more »


Valentine’s Gifts for Your Husband

February 11, 2014    |    By +
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I’m proud to say I’ve been married almost 19 years … and not proud to say that Valentine’s Day is often a day that comes and goes without much fanfare in our household. Even though stores start stocking shelves with pink and red goodies the day after Christmas, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that... Read more »


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Edible Valentines

February 10, 2014    |    By +
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At pivotal moments in my life, there has been food. At Christmas I smell homemade bread baking in my grandma’s kitchen, and how I loved the instantly melting butter on that first warm slice. Microwave popcorn will always translate into all-night study sessions with college friends, sushi is my first summer in Los Angeles,... Read more »


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Teachers

February 6, 2014    |    By +
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In third grade my teacher complimented—and encouraged—my creative writing. This led to a winning entry in a young author’s contest, followed by the high school newspaper, the college newspaper, magazines, corporate writing stints and, ironically enough, this blog. While you may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday for lovers, or a day to... Read more »


Valentine’s Gifts for Your Boyfriend

February 5, 2014    |    By +
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If you are the proud possessor of a boyfriend, I congratulate you: you are in a sweet spot, relationship-wise. You’ve both found someone great enough to forsake all others for the time being. You may even be bandying the L-word around. But you still don’t mind too much when he leaves the cap off... Read more »


Your First Valentine’s Day Together

February 4, 2014    |    By +
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Valentine’s Day is a sticky holiday for anyone who is at the beginning stages of a relationship. When should you give a gift? How do you know if you are even spending the holiday together? What should you not give? It’s always sweet to give anyone you have been seeing around the romantic Valentine’s... Read more »


Survey Reveals: Valentine’s Day is a Minefield

February 3, 2014    |    By +
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Compared with the months long ramp up to Christmas, Valentine’s Day seems like a simple holiday. Yet after we surveyed more than 1,200 adults across America for our Gifts.com survey, we found that the expectations and fantasies for Valentine’s Day differ widely between men and women, leading to potential disharmony on what is supposed... 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.