Tax Refund Party!

April 16, 2012    |    By +
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How will you spend yours? This is the end of the road tax payers. Tuesday, as in tomorrow, is the last day to file your taxes so if you haven’t already, get to it! But, hopefully most of you have filed and are ready to spend that refund check! We sure are!

It’s hard to believe, for some of us less fortunate souls, that the estimated average tax refund for 2012 is $3,129! But it sure is nice to think about! So, in the spirit of economic stimuli, each of us editors took a spin at how we would spend that lovely chunk of change. Sure, we all might actually pay down debt or save for retirement or some other practical thing, but it’s ok to dream, right?

How would you spend it?

Dana (Editor in Chief) – My tax refund shopping spree is all about daydreaming & leisure time with a seafaring, Francophile and foodie twist.



Dan (Men’s Gift Editor) – Putting a tax refund into savings? Not this year. Here are some goodies I’m eyeing for a little post-Tax Day shopping spree!




Gillian (Women’s & Home Editor) – If my tax refund was a nice chunk of change this year, I’d first brighten up my living room and bedroom & then my wardrobe! And then, I’d splurge my last bit on a little skin care to keep me looking young.



Liz (Kids’ Editor) – I’d spend my refund on something that makes me happy. So, I’m going on vacation and spending my check on things that will make my trip fab.




Felicia (Pets & Flowers Editor)- How to spend your 2012 tax refund Felicia style? Treat yourself to new experiences and a spring wardrobe!


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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.