Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal

May 16, 2011    |    By +
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Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal

Once you reached past the age of 16, it becomes more and more difficult to keep a journal. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s promised themselves at New Years to start jotting down my memories in a daily journal. But where to begin? I know my memory is fresh now, but come... Read more »


Gifting News from Around the Web

May 13, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Greeting gift enthusiasts! It’s been awhile since we’ve done a round-up, but we have a good excuse! We’ve been busy sharing our “gifting wisdom” with the masses. Guru Dana S recently showed off her favorite Graduation Gift picks on Pix 11, and we’ll be popping up again on an even bigger morning talk show... Read more »


Seeing Double : Designer Inspired Finds

May 13, 2011    |    By +
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Seeing Double : Designer Inspired Finds

I’ve always been a sucker for a bargain. I understand that buying designer items is considered an “investment” but with my budget tight these days and my tax return already spent up, sometimes a it’s hard to resist buying a copycat. Now I’m not one of those people who buys knock-off bags out of... Read more »


Put a Bird on It

May 12, 2011    |    By +
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Put a Bird on It

I love birds. Whether they’re out in nature or immortalized in sculpture, stencil or screen print, they really do make everything better. My obsession is partly because they’re descendants of dinosaurs, partly because they have the freedom to fly and mostly because each type of bird is so beautifully unique from the next. I... Read more »


Higher LEGO Learning With the MBA

May 11, 2011    |    By +
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Higher LEGO Learning With the MBA

99.9% of the time “the next level” is a tired cliché to describe a well-intentioned but usually uninspired update of something. So when something truly is that “next level” you feel compelled to shout the news from the mountain tops. The LEGO Master Builder Academy is all about the next level and is the... Read more »


Here Comes the Bride

May 10, 2011    |    By +
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Here Comes the Bride

I recently attended a wedding over the weekend where I was part of the bridal party. While there was hours of preparation that day, I realized that the getting ready part of the wedding day is almost as much fun as the wedding itself. One of the bridesmaids surprised the bride with a last... Read more »


Derby Day

May 5, 2011    |    By +
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Derby Day

Just because the royal wedding is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your fancy hats. With all the news that’s been going on lately, I almost forgot one of the biggest parties in the Spring, the Kentucky Derby. Horse racing may not be everybody’s forte, but what about mint juleps and big... Read more »


The Tassel was Worth the Hassle

May 4, 2011    |    By +
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The Tassel was Worth the Hassle

There’s a distinct feeling in the air these days. Senior Fever is in full swing, with high school and college students just itching to be done with coursework and ready to embrace the future. Celebrate this momentous milestone with a Graduation gift they soon won’t forget. Whether they’re embarking for college, finishing their undergrad... Read more »


Guru Approved: Otterbox Defender Gadget Case

May 3, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Otterbox Defender Gadget Case

Stuff happens… and stuff seems to happen a little more often when you have two little ones under your roof. But stuff need not happened to gadgets! Otterbox’s commitment to protecting your handheld devices is impressive. I recently wrapped up my iPod Touch in an Otterbox Defender case. The Defender protection is a two... Read more »


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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.