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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 »


Gifts for Hockey Fans

February 18, 2014    |    By +
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Ice hockey may have originated in Canada, but there are plenty of Americans who enjoy watching, playing or coaching this fast-paced sport. This week, with the U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team advancing to a gold medal match and the unbeaten men’s team preparing for a quarterfinal, hockey is enjoying a skyrocketing popularity. The regular... 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 »


Win one of five $100 gift certificates in the “Cabin Fever” Giveaway!

February 12, 2014    |    By +
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You know the signs and symptoms: the four walls start to close in, you can’t recall a day that didn’t involve thermal underwear or a minus sign before the temperature. All your friends have been felled by it. And you worry you’re succumbing, too. Yes,  you’ve got the fever:  cabin fever! We feel your... 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 »


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 »


Gifts for Staying In

January 17, 2014    |    By +
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With the epic winter bearing down on much of the country this year (and you know it’s cold when you see pictures of Niagara Falls frozen) staying in for the night is not only a cozy option, but rather TV-meteorologist commanded. So if your thermometer reads 7 degrees and all your trash has frozen... 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 »


6 Unique Gift Ideas for Boys

December 11, 2013    |    By +
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Can you believe the holidays are here? A few weeks ago, I started putting together a list of gift ideas for my boys. Let’s face it; gift giving can be tough when you are trying to find something original, within your budget, age appropriate, at least kinda safe, and of-the-moment enough to impress a... 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.