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 »


Celebrate Your Star Mom: Cultured Mom

May 2, 2011    |    By +
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Celebrate Your Star Mom: Cultured Mom

Continuing our series of shout-outs about our favorite celebrity Moms, today’s star mom is Meryl Streep. We’ve already covered the hard-working “Achiever Mom”, the traditional “Classic Mom”, and now we’re going to share our shopping tips for all the creative moms out there. Meryl embodies the culture-vulture Mom. The type who appreciates a good... Read more »


Time to Play: Summer Toy Trends

May 2, 2011    |    By +
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Last week we attend the Time To Play Spring Showcase. The toy industry event gives media outlets and taste makers a peek at what toys will be hot this season (and beyond). Not only did we get a firsthand look at some really fun outdoor toys, such as the latest from Super Soaker and... Read more »


Guest Guru: Jen Swetzoff of Parenture

April 29, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Jen Swetzoff of Parenture

Moms are busy people – often accomplishing more in a day that seems humanly possible. For the Super Mom in your life who’s always on the go, celebrate her tireless energy and positive attitude with these gifts for Mother’s Day.   Gifts for Moms on the Go For the mom who’d rather go for... Read more »


Wedding Fever

April 28, 2011    |    By +
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Wedding Fever

With just one day away, Royal Wedding mania has hit a fever pitch. Brits and Americans alike are counting down to the wedding of the century. Everyone’s a sucker for a modern fairytale. After all we don’t have royalty of our own, so it’s fun to watch the spectacle of everything. While the more... Read more »


Celebrate Your Star Mom: Classic Mom

April 27, 2011    |    By +
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Celebrate Your Star Mom: Classic Mom

During the coming weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we’ve been highlighting our favorite Mom’s from our Star Mom Gift Guide. Each of these A-lister’s embody a type of Mom we all know and love. Last week we gushed over funny lady and working mom, Tina Fey. This week it’s all about First Lady... Read more »


Admirable Gifts for Admins

April 26, 2011    |    By +
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Admirable Gifts for Admins

This country does not run on Dunkin, it runs on the unceasing efforts that make up the Administrative workforce. They keep the wheels turning, companies together, deals made and basically control the chaos of everyday life. Assistant’s Day is tomorrow, but in reality it should be celebrated all year long. There’s many ways you... 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.