Upcoming Holidays

Valentine’s Day Gifts: New Twists on Old Favorites

January 29, 2014    |    By +
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We know it’s tough to come up with new, thoughtful and romantic gifts each and every Valentine’s Day, especially if you have been with your partner for a long time. It’s a little easier the first few years of a relationship, when you can rely on the Valentine’s Day staples, such as beautiful, long... Read more »


Meet the Artist: Akiyo Pham, My Dear Darling

January 27, 2014    |    By +
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We are pleased to introduce the artist behind a new line we’re carrying at the Gifts.com shop, My Dear Darling. Akiyo Pham is from San Mateo, Calif. Her line of adorable plush penguins, animal-themed pillows and illustrated works of art have captured hearts all over the United States, so we asked Pham if she... Read more »


Champagne Gifts for New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2013    |    By +
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I love New Year’s Eve. Love it. It’s not just the feeling of a year’s worth of blank-slate possibility—it’s the short-term prospect of major sparkle. The lights, the sequins, the sparklers … and last, but not least, the champagne. In celebration of all that lies ahead for us this year, I picked out six... Read more »


Kwanzaa Gift Ideas

December 26, 2013    |    By +
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Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 to Jan. 1) is a spiritual and joyous occasion celebrated in the African-American community. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 and introduced to reinforce seven basic values of African culture. These values are the called the Nguzo Saba, which in Swahili means the Seven Principles. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa... Read more »


Holiday Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

December 20, 2013    |    By +
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Many families are counting down the days right now, not only to Christmas but also to their post-Christmas vacation. So if you’re still looking for last minute gift ideas and stocking stuffers, consider a travel related gift. I work with MiniTime.com, a comprehensive, family vacation-planning resource, and we came up with a list of... Read more »


Holiday Cocktails for Christmas

December 20, 2013    |    By +
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Holiday season is in full swing and by now I’m sure you’ve either been to at least one ugly holiday sweater party, attended a corporate “end of year” event or are at least planning your big Christmas Eve dinner with your nearest and dearest. This season is jam-packed with get-togethers, full of cheerful and... Read more »


Last Minute Edible Holiday Gifts

December 19, 2013    |    By +
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We are down to the wire for Christmas shopping, but don’t worry, there is still a little time for you to find what you need for everyone on your list. And since this is the perfect season for festive holiday treats, I decided to focus on seasonal sweets, which make great gifts for a... Read more »


Last Minute Gifts To The Rescue

December 19, 2013    |    By +
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For the shopping procrastinators out there who have not yet drafted their Christmas lists, a feeling of panic is settling in as the countdown to Christmas continues. You might realize, there are so many people on your list—your significant other, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, co-workers— it’s starting to become a really long... Read more »


Free Shipping Day

December 18, 2013    |    By +
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Free Shipping Day is a yearly shopping event when thousands of merchants offer free shipping to customers with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. It caters to shoppers that are ordering their gifts online and have waited until the last minute to do it. Started by Luke Knowles of Freeshipping.org in 2007, this event has... Read more »


10 Big Ideas for Christmas Stockings

December 11, 2013    |    By +
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Traditionally, Christmas stockings held small, seasonal treats, like nuts, an orange and a shiny copper penny. Most people still hold fast to this tradition, choosing petite, useful items, like lip balm, tissue packets and a magazine, as stocking stuffers. But don’t overlook a stocking’s potential to as a place to stash a wallop of... 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.