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Sites We Love: Tastebook

January 10, 2012    |    By +
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Sites We Love: Tastebook

As a Gift Guru, I consider it my number one priority to not only find great gifts, but to give them as well. I’m always on the lookout for that something special that stands out from all of the usual stuff you find in the malls and other major retail chains. So anytime I... Read more »


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Guru Approved: Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Sports Headphones

January 6, 2012    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Sports Headphones

The Gift: Polk Audio UltraFit 500 Sports Headphones (available now for around $50) The Scoop: While we’re still fully in New Year’s resolution mode, a key to getting these new habits off the ground is having the right tools. And with so many pledging to get or stay fit in 2012, it’s helpful to... Read more »


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Thermal Down Shirts for Winter Warriors

December 8, 2011    |    By +
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Thermal Down Shirts for Winter Warriors

The Gift: The MicroTherm Down Shirt (For Men & Women for around $175) The Scoop: As the mercury starts to head south in a big way here’s one you should check out. It’s the MicroTherm Down Shirt (for men & women). What makes this “shirt” amazing is that it’s basically a hybrid between a... Read more »


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Guru Approved: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Headphones

November 23, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Headphones

The Gift: Tracks headphones by SOL REPUBLIC (available now for around $100) The Scoop: I look for few things in a pair of headphones: great sound, super comfort, appreciable value and if those three are met, then it never hurts to score some style points. The Tracks headphones by SOL REPUBLIC stack up huge... Read more »


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We’ve Got a Soft Spot for Squishables

November 7, 2011    |    By +
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We’ve Got a Soft Spot for Squishables

The Gift: Squishable stuffed animals (available now in two sizes for around $20 & $40) The Scoop: Squishables are the plushy-ish stuff animals (and monsters) ever! The round plush toys are ridiculously cute come in in two sizes. The 7.5″ Squishable is a great “Stocking Stuffer” option, but I’m my opinion, you really have... Read more »


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Fitbit Ultra: the Wearable, Wireless, Wellness Monitor

October 18, 2011    |    By +
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Fitbit Ultra: the Wearable, Wireless, Wellness Monitor

The Gift: The Fitbit Ultra (available now for around $100) The Scoop: It’s been said “What can be measured, can be managed”. Fitbit is a tiny, wearable gadget that measures many of your vital wellness components. Going beyond a simple pedometer, Fitbit is integrated with a sharp looking and well thought out website which... Read more »


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Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster Review

October 5, 2011    |    By +
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Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster Review

The Gift:┬áSesame Street: Once Upon A Monster for Kinect on XBOX 360 (available October 11th for around $50) The Scoop: Video Gamers have to get their start somewhere and I’d imagine many will get their start here. In Once Upon A Monster kids and families will be dropped into a storybook adventure with some... Read more »


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Gamer Gift Alert: Nicktoons MLB Game

October 3, 2011    |    By +
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Gamer Gift Alert: Nicktoons MLB Game

The Gift: Nicktoons MLB for Wii, XBOX, and DS (available now from around $30-$40) The Scoop: What happens when Nicktoons all-stars like Spongebob, and Ren & Stimpy take the field against MLB’s best? You’ll find out in a brand new video game called “Nicktoons MLB” (wii, XBOX, and DS). It’s a bizarre idea that... Read more »


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Guru Approved: Philips O’Neill Snug Headphones

September 22, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Philips O’Neill Snug Headphones

The Gift: The Snug Headphones by Philips/O’Neill (available now for around $60) The Scoop: A good pair of headphones is a tech must-have. For the most part, I look for three things when it comes to headphones: sound quality, value and style. I have spent some time* with The Snug Headphones by Philips (collaborating... Read more »


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Small but Mighty: ICON Link Flashlight

September 20, 2011    |    By +
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Small but Mighty: ICON Link Flashlight

The Gift: The ICON Link flashlight (available now for around $20)* The Scoop: A flashlight is just one of those things that’s just good to have around. Whether it’s being prepared for a potential weather-related emergency or just having a good light source available in person or in your car, you just never know... 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.