Gifting News from Around the Web

December 9, 2011    |    By +
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By now you’re wrapping up the last of your presents and sitting contently staring at all of your finished holiday cards.  If this sounds more like a dream than a reality, then we’re in the same boat. I’ve only just scratched the surface of my holiday shopping and preparation, so I won’t be sipping on cocoa til December 26.

While the holidays can be stressful, there’s no need to fret. We’ve got everything you need to “wrap” up your holiday gifting needs. And we welcomed another Guru to our team, so we’ve got even more holiday gift ideas and helpful content. Whether it’s a budget guide, tipping advice, great giveaways, what to get your coworkers, and much more, we’ve got you covered.

So stay tuned to Giftrap for more holiday updates. So before we set out to brave the crowds at the Rockefeller Christmas tree, here are a few links we enjoy to kick off your weekend.

And remember, there’s only 15 Days left til Christmas!


No Room for a Tree? 10 DIY Modern Holiday Alternatives


Check out our “Give-a-Hoot” Holiday Giveaway


Gifts That Say You Care: Charitable Alternatives


Eco-friendly Playthings for your Little Ones


Our go-to Secret Santa Gift – the Svedka Holiday Bottle


Creative Ways to display those Holiday Cards


The Dude’s Guide to Last Minute Holiday Shopping

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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!"

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.