Gifts for Teens

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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Gifts for Crunchy Granola Types

April 22, 2014    |    By +
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Greetings, earthlings! Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is given official recognition by the United Nations (which calls it, for the record, “International Mother Earth Day). This is a holiday everyone can get behind; if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s the fragile blue planet we live on. A wise man... Read more »


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 »


High School Graduation Gifting Tips and Ideas

April 7, 2014    |    By +
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Like clockwork, each school year ends with a new crop of graduating seniors and a stack of graduation party invitations to attend to. While we are all excited for this new group’s venture into college life, world travels or next step-of-choice, it gets tough knowing what is cool and appropriate to give to all... Read more »


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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 »


5 Ways to Spot a Bacon Addict

March 31, 2014    |    By +
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It’s no secret that bacon is the meat du jour. But, has your child, spouse or significant other been swept up in the bacon mania? Are you wondering if there’s a full-blown bacon addiction going on? Baconfreak.com has compiled this list of five signs that someone is addicted to bacon. If you answer “yes”... Read more »


Gag Gifts for April Fool’s Day

March 24, 2014    |    By +
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Playing pranks on people is apparently not only an ancient custom but also a multi-national pastime. Many countries, including Scotland, England, Italy, France and Belgium, celebrate some version of April Fool’s Day—also called All Fools’ Day—which got its name from the custom of finding an excuse to make someone “play the fool.” With April... 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 »


Pi Day: Eco Geek Chic Gifts

March 14, 2014    |    By +
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From reusing to recycling, composting to CFL light bulbs, being environmentally friendly has become the new norm. It’s great to be conscious of our everyday actions and how they impact Mother Earth, but it can be difficult to come up with gift ideas that say “save the Earth” and “celebrate” at the same time.... 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.