Giftees Finalists Part Two!

November 16, 2011    |    By +
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The countdown continues everyone, you have two more days to cast your votes on the best gifts of 2011!  You can vote 10 times a day, every day so make sure your favorites win by casting your votes often. In the meantime, here are some more of our judges’ picks to give you some inspiration.  Winners will be announced on Monday, November 28!


Best Hostess Gift Pick

Brie Dyas – Huffington Post’s Stylelist Home

Owl Mugs

“Simply adorable. It really does perk up your morning to see an owl cup.”



Hottest Toy Pick

Taryn Mohrman – Parents Magazine

Let’s Rock Elmo

“Toddlers will have blast being in their own rock band with Let’s Rock Elmo!”



Best Romantic Gift Pick 

Kristine Solomon – The Nest

Sending All My Love to You Custom Pillow

“I love the idea of a gift that’s personal and sentimental. It’s so romantic.”



Best Edible Gift Pick

Dawn Sandomero – Party Bluprints

Godiva Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake

“Yes, Yes, Yes to chocolate. Bring this to the holiday party and steal the show!”




Best Secret Santa Gift

Karen VanErt – Buy Seasons

Butt Station Tape Dispenser – Pen & Memo Holder



Thanks again to all of our judges at Stylelist Home, the Nest, RetailMeNot, Parents, Party Bluprints, Evite,, and Buyseasons. Without their input and their amazing fans and followers the Giftees wouldn’t be the huge success that it has been so far. Happy Gifting!

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Meet the Gurus

Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at 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 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.