Free Shipping Day

December 18, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
last-minute-gift-ideas

Free Shipping Day is a yearly shopping event when thousands of merchants offer free shipping to customers with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. It caters to shoppers that are ordering their gifts online and have waited until the last minute to do it. Started by Luke Knowles of Freeshipping.org in 2007, this event has... Read more »


Gifts for Animal-Lovin’ Teenagers

December 13, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
happy-dog-throw-pillow

Animals quickly become like family to us (as anyone with a furry friend can attest). And we have a lot of fuzzy family members: there are 83.3 million dogs and 95.6 million cats living as pets in the United States, according to the Humane Society. Teens seem particularly prone to loving pets and animals.... Read more »


6 Unique Gift Ideas for Boys

December 11, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
torx-monster-wall-ball

Can you believe the holidays are here? A few weeks ago, I started putting together a list of gift ideas for my boys. Let’s face it; gift giving can be tough when you are trying to find something original, within your budget, age appropriate, at least kinda safe, and of-the-moment enough to impress a... Read more »


10 Big Ideas for Christmas Stockings

December 11, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
personalized-stocking

Traditionally, Christmas stockings held small, seasonal treats, like nuts, an orange and a shiny copper penny. Most people still hold fast to this tradition, choosing petite, useful items, like lip balm, tissue packets and a magazine, as stocking stuffers. But don’t overlook a stocking’s potential to as a place to stash a wallop of... Read more »


7 Ways to Deal With December Birthdays: A How-To Guide for Parents

December 7, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
cupcake-tree-small

For parents who have kids born in December, you’ve undoubtedly got a unique challenge on your hands. December-born kids often find their birthdays falling within a winter break, so they never get to bring cupcakes to school or have their locker decorated by classmates on their actual birthday, and chances are their friends will... Read more »


Gifts for Moms who love to cook

December 6, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
gifts-for-mom-who-loves-to-cook

I’ll admit: I’m a fickle cook. The optimistic feelings I have when I’m wandering aimlessly through a high-end kitchen store—you know the type, stocked with exotic ingredients and specialty pans just right for the perfect meal—are quite different from the dread that fills me in my own kitchen 30 minutes before I should be... Read more »


The Toffee Box Tale

December 5, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
handmade-toffee

One of the most wonderful things about working in the editorial department of Gifts.com is that I get to sample a lot of the products we feature on the site. But to be honest, when a box of toffee arrived, I wasn’t particularly excited because I am not normally a toffee lover. Was not... Read more »


Tips to Avoid Shipping Glitches

December 4, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
shipping-thumb

Crushed boxes. Torn off address labels. Missing items. Deliveries sitting, forlorn, on the wrong doorstep. Gasp! No one wants that! These are the stuff of holiday gift-sending nightmares, but the good news is that most of these common shipping troubles can be easily avoided. To help you send your gifts most effectively, we got some... Read more »


Gifts for the Geeks

December 2, 2013    |    By +
Pin It
gifts-for-the-tech-lover

It used to be rude to call someone a geek. They were the braces wearing, skinny, pants-pulled-up, smart kids. The awkward outsiders. But in this technologically advanced society, everyone wants to be geeky, so it’s no longer an insult. Geeky means you are a master of techy gadgets, and hip to eccentric interests and... Read more »


Follow Me on Pinterest

Meet the Gurus


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