Gifts for Teens

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 »


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 »


7 Quirky Back-to-School Supplies for Teens

August 1, 2013    |    By +
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It’s time to start gearing up for the back to school season! Though teens are past the age of caring about a new lunch box or pair of Mary Jane shoes, they still get butterflies about starting the new school year, and they still need supplies and clothing. The key thing when you are... Read more »


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Outdoor Retailer: The boomBOTTLE

July 31, 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 1000 outdoor lifestyle and... Read more »


Preview: The Best Outdoor Gifts for the Holiday Season

July 30, 2013    |    By +
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Outdoor Retailer Conference

Each summer, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (called “OR” in the business world), becomes the world’s largest outdoor sports showcase and industry gathering. With more than 25,000 exhibitors and attendees, OR is the place I go to scout out hot products for Gifts.com, learn about the latest industry trends, and see great coming-soon gear... Read more »


Gifts for Baseball Fanatics

July 26, 2013    |    By +
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Yesterday, the Gift Gurus went out to the old ball game and enjoyed a day at Citi Field, home to the New York Mets. (We watched the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves.) As a team-building practice, sometimes it’s helpful to get out and watch how other teams work together. I’m a lifelong baseball... Read more »


Happy National Hot Dog Day

July 23, 2013    |    By +
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Gathering around the backyard grill. Cooking with a campfire. Cheering on your team at the baseball stadium. None of these beloved summer moments would be the same without hot dogs. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, celebrated on July 23rd , we wanted to give a toast to one of Americans’ favorite foods.... Read more »


Inside the Beach Bag: Teen Guys

July 19, 2013    |    By +
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One of the most quintessential parts of the summer is going to the beach. It’s one of those fantastic experiences that almost everyone loves and everybody has their favorite activities. I, for instance, love reading magazines and soaking in the rays, while others prefer swimming or playing beach volleyball. After my first beach trip... Read more »


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7 Gifts for Long Flights

July 17, 2013    |    By +
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Airplanes are not even close to being comfortable for 2 hours, let alone for 5 or more. As a frequent flier myself, I have taken many trips that extend beyond the battery life of my phone to far off places like China, Europe and California. When someone is trapped in a tin can for... Read more »


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Meet the Gurus


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.