Gifts for Kids

How Much Do You Love Hello Kitty?

April 30, 2014    |    By +
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Meow! I grew up with Hello Kitty, the cute little cartoon spokescat for the Japanese company Sanrio whose face has spawned a thousand pencil cases. Back in the day, I had my Hello Kitty coin purse, erasers, and gum, and I thought I was a major collector. Then I got distracted for a couple... Read more »


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Meet the Maker: Jensen Wheeler Wolfe, The Little Yoga Mat

April 16, 2014    |    By +
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Ever wanted to quit your job, start teaching yoga and become an entrepreneur? That’s exactly what Jensen Wheeler Wolfe, the woman behind The Little Yoga Mat, did. Her company produces children’s yoga mats that are eco-friendly, made without harmful materials, and just the right size for wee yogis. But before becoming a yoga instructor... Read more »


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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 »


Gifts for Tween Girls

April 3, 2014    |    By +
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Tween girls are one of the most difficult categories of people to shop for. A tween is age 9 to 12, that lovely middle school age where they are just starting to be too old for “kid stuff” but not yet a teenager who has fully established their own tastes and style. As opposed... Read more »


Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for All Ages

April 1, 2014    |    By +
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Whenever Easter rolls into view on the calendar, I relive the fond memories of Easter egg hunts of years past. Ah, the suspense of the search, the thrill of the find, the sobs of those who did not get the golden egg, or who were elbowed out of the way by older, bigger kids... Read more »


Gifts for a Rainy Day

March 21, 2014    |    By +
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I’m singing in the rain, but only in my imagination. My rain boots and trench coat are gathering dust, since we’re in a drought in Los Angeles. So I’m suffering from rainy day envy every time I hear about a nice soaking received in other parts of the country. There’s nothing better than waking... Read more »


Purim Gifting

March 14, 2014    |    By +
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The Jewish holiday of Purim is all about happiness, giving, food and fun. It is an exuberant, noisy, costumed holiday celebrated by the observant Jewish community. Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which is usually in March. Purim is fun. The real background is to commemorate the defeat of... Read more »


How to Give a Gift Card

February 28, 2014    |    By +
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Gift cards are still one of the top gifted, and requested, items. Yet as handy and desirable as they are, gift cards can also present challenges. Many cards go unused, to the tune of $1 billion a year, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch. Gift cards can also seem a little impersonal. So,... Read more »


Our Favorite Things from Toy Fair 2014

February 20, 2014    |    By +
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After combing the 375,000 square feet of floor space at the Toy Fair 2014 and visiting a few off-site showrooms, we couldn’t help but find a few (hundred) toys that we got really excited about. Unfortunately, a lot of them don’t come out until the summer or fall, slated to be out in plenty... 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.