Meet the Giftees Judges: Melissa Chapman

September 20, 2012    |    By +
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Name: Melissa Chapman

Title: Relationships, parenting and lifestyle blogger

Brand/Blog: Married My Sugar Daddy, Staten Island Family, and Lifetime Moms

Bio:  Melissa Chapman blogs about her kids, marriage and everything in between at and after writing her Kids in the City Staten Island Advance column for four years she currently helms She is also a Lifetime Mom and her work has appeared on, ABC News, BlogHer, Baby Center, Momtourage, Babble, The Washington Post, Time Out NY Kids and iVillage.

The 2012 Giftees are underway and you’re probably wondering what the panel of judges is & who they are, right? It’s up to You, the public, to nominate your favorite gifts of the year and to ultimately decide on the winners. But when nominations end, the esteemed judges help select the Top 10 products in each category before handing it back over to You to determine the winners. Well, I’m going to be highlighting one judge at a time from the panel of respected bloggers, business women, and social media mavens who know a thing or two about what makes a great gift. Enjoy!

Q: Why are you excited to be a judge for the Giftees?

A: I honestly love shiny, sparkly things!

Q: What is the best gift that you ever gave?

A: Super sexy underwear

Q: When you take the personality quiz…which personality are you?

A: I’m a Hipster Hipster Gifts for Women

Q: What is your favorite thing about giving gifts?

A: Seeing another person smile

Q: What is the best gift that you ever got?

A: My 2nd Shih Tzu Lazer oh and a tennis bracelet!

Q: What is a dream gift that you would love to get?

A: A lifetime supply of sushi

Q: What do you like to do when you’re off the clock?

A: Watch indie films, kiss my Shih tzus, kids & husband

Q: How long have you been a blogger/brand?

A: I’ve been blogging since April 2007 (I’m ancient!)

Q: Why do you love what you do?

A: Blogging is the ultimate equalizer– it’s a space where all voices get to be uniquely brilliant


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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.