Gifts for Teens

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 »


Gifts for the Geeks

December 2, 2013    |    By +
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It used to be rude to call someone a geek. They were the braces wearing, skinny, pants-pulled-up, smart kids. The awkward outsiders. But in this technologically advanced society, everyone wants to be geeky, so it’s no longer an insult. Geeky means you are a master of techy gadgets, and hip to eccentric interests and... Read more »


The Best Cyber Monday Deals

November 29, 2013    |    By +
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Don’t wait in line in the freezing cold today! Instead, join the millions of savvy shoppers and get in on the Cyber Monday action. The National Retail Federation coined the term “Cyber Monday” in 2005, after noting the huge increase in Internet sales on the day that people returned to work after Thanksgiving weekend.... 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 »


Great Gifts for 16-Year-Old Boys

October 22, 2013    |    By +
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I like to think that I still have it. For example, while listening to an Imagine Dragons song the other day, my 10-year-old daughter nearly fell out of her seat belt when she realized I knew the lyrics. I didn’t miss an episode of “Breaking Bad” and I rock a fedora. But when it... Read more »


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Gifts for 15-Year-Old Boys

October 9, 2013    |    By +
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Finding gifts for teen boys isn’t exactly easy. Fifteen-year-olds are right in middle of discovering who they are, what they like and what they think is cool. Trying to figure out what that might be and gifting it to them, is a tough one. So here’s the lowdown: For this age, we recommend staying... Read more »


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Gifts for College Dorms

August 22, 2013    |    By +
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What’s bigger than a breadbox, but barely? A college dorm room. The average dorm room is about 12 feet by 19 feet, according to CollegeConfidential.com. But remember, that space is split between two, or even three, students, if the students are tripled (and yes, this does happen to freshmen). It’s hard to make a... Read more »


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7 Totes Worth Gifting

August 19, 2013    |    By +
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The tote is not only a fashion statement, but also a form of self-expression. It screams out your station in life, your attitude, even gives a hint to the baggage you are carrying around. So, when you have a friend (like me) who still uses re-usable freebie bags to carry around life’s necessities, you... Read more »


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Gifts for Girls Going Away to College

August 15, 2013    |    By +
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Goodbye lockers, hello dorm rooms! As summer looms to an end and fall is almost upon us, recent grads start packing their gear in eager anticipation of the big move to college. For most students, this is a really exciting time, but even the most courageous of the bunch can be a little nervous.... Read more »


Going Away to College Gifts for Guys

August 14, 2013    |    By +
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Goodbye lockers, hello dorm rooms! As summer looms to an end and fall is almost upon us, recent grads start packing their gear in eager anticipation of the big move to college. For most students, this is a really exciting time, but even the most courageous of the bunch can be a little nervous.... 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.