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They’re Engaged! To Gift or Not to Gift?

March 31, 2014    |    By +
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You’ve just heard the good news: your friend/cousin/neighbor/insert relationship here is engaged. It’s time to say congratulations! But how? Is a simple “I’m so happy for you!” enough or is a gift a mainstay of today’s engagement etiquette? I was confused—and so were those around me. To get to the bottom of the engagement... 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 »


Drink Up! Spring Cocktail Recipes

March 28, 2014    |    By +
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Peeling off my coat and feeling the sun on my skin for the first time in months are just two of my favorite things about spring. My all-time favorite springtime happenings are the first gatherings with friends, where we relax al fresco, catch up on conversation and breathe in the fresh air. What is... Read more »


Gifts for Gardeners

March 28, 2014    |    By +
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Gardeners love spring. It’s when they finally get to shop for seeds and seedlings, get out the gardening tools, and start planting. If you’re shopping for someone with a green thumb, we’ve come up with four gifts, all sure to delight an avid gardener. To add an even brighter twist to your gift, try... Read more »


How to Buy a Gift for an Architect

March 27, 2014    |    By +
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Architects are notoriously fussy about the things that they want, use, display and otherwise select to be part of their lives. And I have first-hand experience with this unique animal because I’m married to one! So, how are we normal laypeople supposed to crack the code and maybe even cause them to crack a... Read more »


Fabulous Gifts for Francophiles

March 26, 2014    |    By +
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Cole Porter wrote it in 1953. Ella Fitzgerald sang it. So did Frank Sinatra. Even Lana Del Rey sang it on tour in 2013. “I Love Paris” is the quintessential song for Francophiles everywhere, a timeless tune sung about a “timeless town.” The je ne sais quoi of France makes it a place we... Read more »


Gifts for Beer Lovers

March 25, 2014    |    By +
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Let’s raise a glass to beer. No other drink is a great leveler and social lubricant all in one. And did you know that scientists also think we have beer to thank for the more interesting features of human civilization? As the New York Times recently put it, beer inhibits all those “shut up... 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 »


Gifts for Aries Women

March 21, 2014    |    By +
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The passionate Aries woman (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) is eager and enthusiastic. She loves to learn new things and has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. She is energetic and filled with excitement, frequently taking on new challenges and traveling to new places. She has a wild, adventurous side that always leads to fun... 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.