Gifts for Kids

7 Ways to Deal With December Birthdays: A How-To Guide for Parents

December 7, 2013    |    By +
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For parents who have kids born in December, you’ve undoubtedly got a unique challenge on your hands. December-born kids often find their birthdays falling within a winter break, so they never get to bring cupcakes to school or have their locker decorated by classmates on their actual birthday, and chances are their friends will... 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 »


Great Gifts from Aunts and Uncles

November 23, 2013    |    By +
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You want to be the favorite one, right? You want to be the cool aunt or uncle, and not get lumped in with the old biddies or bor-ing! adults. Well, part of being an awesome uncle or aunt means giving great gifts. It can be tricky to figure out just what that means, though,... Read more »


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Hanukkah Gift Ideas

November 21, 2013    |    By +
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I hope you like latkes with your stuffing and playing dreidel during football commercials, because Hanukkah is crazy early this year. It starts the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27th and ends on Dec. 5th, which means it’s days before Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday (stay tuned to GiftRap for Cyber Monday... 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 »


Hot Trends for Holiday 2013: We interview RedEnvelope’s expert

November 12, 2013    |    By +
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If you love shopping, fashion and trends, you may have fantasized about becoming a professional shopper. Wouldn’t it be amazing to get paid to travel around the world in search of the best stuff? Indeed, such a dream job exists. Buyers, they are called, get to choose what gets carried in a store or... Read more »


Mustaches in November

October 30, 2013    |    By +
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Things are about to get hairy around here. When they do, you can thank the Australians. Back in 2003, when facial hair was still distinctly on the outs, two guys in Melbourne had an idea. They would bring back the moustache (spelled mustache in the U.S.) and raise awareness for all the mens’ health... Read more »


Sweetest Day

October 19, 2013    |    By +
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The third Saturday in October is Sweetest Day, often called a second Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday primarily celebrated in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Midwest, so depending on where you were raised, you may have grown up without ever hearing about it. Sweetest Day began in 1922 when a... Read more »


Seven Ways to Create Homework Heaven

October 1, 2013    |    By +
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Each fall, as the kids hit the playground with their spanking new backpacks and freshly combed hair, the earth shakes with the exuberant leaps of parents shouting “Yay! School is BACK!” Flash forward a few weeks and we are hit with reality of the “H” word, as in “homework.” Our nights are no longer... Read more »


Keep Summer Night Magic Alive Year-Round

September 27, 2013    |    By +
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During summer, the days are long and full of adventure. Even better, these sun-drenched days turn into sunset-filled nights that give new meaning to the words “endless summer.” From twilight picnics at the beach and family concerts in the park to hotdogs roasting over an open fire, these are the memories that make me... 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.