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Paying it Forward: The Etiquette on Regifting

April 14, 2014    |    By +
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For a show about “nothing,” Seinfeld certainly has had a lasting effect on our culture. The sit-com popularized innumerable terms, perhaps none more famous than the word “regifting,” as heard in “The Label Maker” episode (which first aired in 1995 but can often be seen in repeats). The concept is simple: you receive a... Read more »


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 »


5 Trends for Toys in 2014

February 19, 2014    |    By +
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The American International Toy Fair is a treasure trove of playthings, with more than 1,000 toy manufacturers and distributors showing off their toys, from classics like puzzles to the latest software and video games. It’s not open to the public, but we get industry access for Gifts.com. Identifying what will be the hottest toys... Read more »


Sneak a Peek at 375,000 Square Feet of Toys

February 17, 2014    |    By +
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No, that is not a typo. There really is a place in New York City where you can peruse 375,000 square feet of fun all at one go, if you can handle it. Unfortunately, not just anyone is allowed in to the Jacob Javits Center for the biggest toy fair in the country. The... Read more »


Gifts for the Lego Lover

February 7, 2014    |    By +
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With the opening of “The Lego Movie,” the first full-length feature showcasing Legos, the little blocks are enjoying a true moment in the sun. Not that Legos have ever gone out of fashion. After all, there’s such a sense of satisfaction when you press one Lego block into another and feel them click snugly... Read more »


Tips to Avoid Shipping Glitches

December 4, 2013    |    By +
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Crushed boxes. Torn off address labels. Missing items. Deliveries sitting, forlorn, on the wrong doorstep. Gasp! No one wants that! These are the stuff of holiday gift-sending nightmares, but the good news is that most of these common shipping troubles can be easily avoided. To help you send your gifts most effectively, we got some... Read more »


7 Tips for Personalized Gifts

November 20, 2013    |    By +
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All fall, people have been asking me one question: “What are the hottest gifts for the holidays?” I’ve been telling them the trends I’m seeing, including Uggs, succulents, tablet computers, and a whole category of gifts: personalized gifts. Personalization, such as monogramming a gift, or adding a date or message, is both a classic... Read more »


Gifts for Baptisms and Christenings

October 17, 2013    |    By +
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Very few occasions are more purely joyful than a baby’s christening or baptism. Not only do they represent the remission of original sin (can’t go wrong with that one), they’re unfreighted by the weight of expectation, not to mention cost and high budget, that can surround a wedding. But if you don’t regularly attend... Read more »


Gifts From Godparents

October 11, 2013    |    By +
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Congratulations, you’ve been asked to be a godparent! It’s a big deal–not least because it means that your friends thought you were the kind of grownup they wouldn’t mind their kid taking some tips from. You’ve said, “I’d be honored.” You’ve bought a new church-friendly dress or picked out the right tie. You know... Read more »


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Pardon Me, Do You Dunk, Pour or Sprinkle?

October 3, 2013    |    By +
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When Gifts.com asked me to untangle the difference between christening and baptism, I was sure I knew the answer. A baptism, I thought, means a thorough dunking under some serious holy water, maybe even in a river. And a christening–I mean, just listen to the word–sounds like a genteel, but still consecrated, sprinkle. Turns... 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.