Gifts for Kids

Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Toys for the Holidays

September 26, 2013    |    By +
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Sure, the rest of us are just starting to pack away our swimsuits and replace them with sweaters, but The Toy Insider Magazine has been hard at work tracking down what will be the hottest toys this holiday season. They just announced their 20 picks for kids ages 0 to 9 and up, and... Read more »


Kids’ Party Trends: Sea Inspired

September 20, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! I did some serious digging to arm you with new, interesting themes that will stand out, and I discovered five terrific trends: woodland friends, camping, under the... Read more »


Birthday Party Survival Guide

September 17, 2013    |    By +
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When my children open a birthday party invitation, they jump up and down with anticipation and glee. I put on a fake smile and wonder how we are going to fit this event into an already packed weekend and what birthday gift we can buy that a) the birthday boy or girl really wants... Read more »


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Kids’ Party Trends: The Great Outdoors

September 9, 2013    |    By +
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When I first started looking into trends for kids’ birthday parties, I knew it would be fun, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much fun! Forget those run-of-the-mill, standard, party ideas like pink cupcakes, crowns and princesses. I did some serious digging and now I can arm you with new, interesting themes... Read more »


Trend Alert: Graphic-Print Tees for Kids

August 30, 2013    |    By +
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For kids, fall means back to school and a shiny new wardrobe. Parents want their kids to look presentable in the classroom, while kids just want to be comfy and fit in with their friends. As kids gift editor, I am constantly seeking new trends in clothing, and I think a back to school... Read more »


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Outdoor Retailer: Teva Turns 30

August 6, 2013    |    By +
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Each summer the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, becomes the world’s largest outdoor sports industry showcase and gathering. With over 25,000 exhibitors and attendees, OR (as it’s known in the industry) is THE place to find the hot products, browse latest industry trends and see great coming-soon gear from over 1,000 outdoor lifestyle and recreational... Read more »


Gifts for the First Day of School

August 5, 2013    |    By +
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No matter how long ago you graduated, that late-summer back to school feeling is still vivid. Remember shopping for new crayons and notebooks, or picking out a pair of shiny new school shoes? (And you had to wait until school started to actually get to wear them!) If you have a child, grandchild, niece,... Read more »


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Celebrate Friendship Day

August 4, 2013    |    By +
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Friendship Day is generally celebrated the first Sunday in August. The tradition started in the U.S., with an Aug. 4 date picked by Hallmark. (Surprise, surprise, the company wanted to encourage people to send their friends a greeting card!) In 2011, the United Nations modified the idea a bit, declaring July 30th to be... Read more »


Summertime Hello Kitty

August 2, 2013    |    By +
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The “dog days” of summer are upon us, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about my favorite feline character, Hello Kitty. Her fun-loving ways and lighthearted designs can make anyone’s summer way more fun, whether you are young, or young at heart. When Hello Kitty was introduced, in 1974, she was marketed as... Read more »


Inside the Beach Bag: Kids Edition

July 31, 2013    |    By +
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Many families are headed out for their vacations this time of year, squeezing in a few more weeks of pleasure before it’s back to school time. If you have family or friends who are heading to a beach, lake, or even pool with kids, here’s a fun, summery gift that is sure to be... 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.