Gifting News from Around the Web

August 26, 2011    |    By +
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I know here at Giftrap, we’re all about gifts, parties and presents, and not to pop your happiness bubble, but this week was crazy! Earthquakes, Hurricanes, oh my, Mother Nature is not a happy camper this week.

So before you East-Coasters go and stock up on supplies, while the rest of the country will be sipping lemonade in a hammock or something of that nature, here are a few things you may have missed this week.

Have a fun and safe weekend! (And call your mother)

NPR’s Guide to Power-free Entertainment

A cute handmade 3D rainy day mobile (as seen above)


Vice President Joe Biden receives a horse as a gift abroad

Geek Dessert – make your own Rubik’s Cube cake


Our favorite eco-entertaining essentials


Grown up Bloody Mary Popsicles yum!


Make your own decorative magnetic memo board

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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!"

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