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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 »


Gifts for St. Patrick’s Day

March 11, 2014    |    By +
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Top o’ the morn’! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you’re taking March 17 off of school or work to get an early start in pubs with names like Molly Malone’s, O’Toole’s and Patsy’s. Kilts and Celtic bands will abound, as will parades overflowing with bagpipes, free-flowing grog and everything green. At our house,... 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 »


Gifts to Get Them Organized

February 28, 2014    |    By +
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With such a hard winter, many of us are stuck inside. Might as well encourage friends and family to take the opportunity to get organized, as it is a perfect time to refresh, reorganize and deal with some of those tasks that have been pushed off for too long. So if you have any... Read more »


Gifts for Movie Buffs

February 26, 2014    |    By +
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I have always wanted one of those personal media rooms in my house. The windowless kind, that you can make really dark, so that what’s on the screen appears in perfect clarity. But even if I never achieve that dream, I’ve just realized this: winter rolls around every year, and with the long nights... Read more »


Gifts for Photo Lovers

February 26, 2014    |    By +
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It’s no accident that Oxford Dictionaries named “selfie” as their Word of the Year for 2013. These days, everybody’s a photographer. If there’s a moment worth capturing, you can be sure that someone has their smartphone out. We take pictures all day long—of our meals, our vacations, our friends, our kids, our pets, and... 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 »


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 »


Make It a Funny Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2014    |    By +
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Laughter elevates your mood, decreases stress and boosts energy. Humor also plays an important role in forging new relationships—and making them last. When my husband and I took that hike, lost the trail and ended up scrambling down a cliff to make our dinner reservations, we laughed until we cried late into the night.... Read more »


Olympic Inspired Fitness Gifts

February 10, 2014    |    By +
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If you’re like us, you’ve been glued to the set watching all the Olympic action in Sochi. Whether you like to watch the on-edge, thrilling events like alpine skiing and luge, or prefer the graceful figure skaters (maybe you even enjoy the quirkier sports, like curling), there are plenty of acts of athleticism to... 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.