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Gift Fair Favorite: Poppy Children’s Clothing

August 30, 2011    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorite: Poppy Children’s Clothing

The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming... Read more »


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Attention Football Fans: Madden NFL 12 Sneak Peek

August 26, 2011    |    By +
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Attention Football Fans: Madden NFL 12 Sneak Peek

The Gift: EA Sports Madden NFL 12 (multi-consoles available 8/30 for around $60) The Scoop: Each year, one of the biggest days on the video gaming calendar is the day the new Madden hits store shelves. This year that day is August 30th. EA Sports annually outdoes itself with improvements to their amazing franchise... Read more »


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Gift Fair Favorites: Reusable KeepCups

August 22, 2011    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorites: Reusable KeepCups

The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming... Read more »


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Sneak Peek: Sandless Tote Bags by CGear

August 15, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: Sandless Tote Bags by CGear

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


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Sneak Peek: Nerf Vortex Launch

August 12, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: Nerf Vortex Launch

The Gift: Nerf Vortex Blasters (four blasters available 9/10/11 ranging from $10 – $40) The Scoop: Nerf likes to shoot stuff. Whether its water with their Super Soakers, or darts with their N-Strike Blasters, Nerf has always been great at scratching that “shooter” itch. It’s VERY exciting to see Nerf continue their shooter evolution... Read more »


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Guru Approved: Runnur Shoulder Bag

August 10, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Runnur Shoulder Bag

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


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Day Two: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

August 8, 2011    |    By +
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Day Two: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


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Day One: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

August 4, 2011    |    By +
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Day One: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

We’ve sent our intrepid Gift Guru, Dan T to Salt Lake City for the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo. Being an outdoor enthusiast and veteran product expert, Dan will be scouting out all the latest trends and cool products for the active and outdoor lifestyle that will be coming out for 2011. And of... Read more »


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Meet the Hello Kitty Creator’s Newest Character: Rebecca Bonbon

July 28, 2011    |    By +
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Meet the Hello Kitty Creator’s Newest Character: Rebecca Bonbon

After making her stateside debut over 35 years ago, Hello Kitty finally has to share the spotlight with a new adorable pooch. Meet Rebecca Bonbon. As the newest creation from Yuko Shimizu, she’s got some big shoes to fill. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the full line of clothes,... Read more »


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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

June 29, 2011    |    By +
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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

If you thought the tablet revolution would bypass the little ones, you were mistaken. Today Leapfrog’s entry into the tablet world, a.k.a. “LeapPad” goes on pre-sale and will hit retail shelves August 15th. As the industry leader in educational toys, LeapFrog naturally saw a great opportunity to bring educational content, personal creativity and smart... 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.