10 Big Ideas for Christmas Stockings

December 11, 2013    |    By +
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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 +
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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 +
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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 +
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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 +
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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 +
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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 »


The Best Cyber Monday Deals

November 29, 2013    |    By +
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Don’t wait in line in the freezing cold today! Instead, join the millions of savvy shoppers and get in on the Cyber Monday action. The National Retail Federation coined the term “Cyber Monday” in 2005, after noting the huge increase in Internet sales on the day that people returned to work after Thanksgiving weekend.... Read more »


Hey Black Friday! You Are Dead to Me. (Sorry About That.)

November 28, 2013    |    By +
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It is the holiday shopping season, but the words “Black Friday” don’t make me positively giddy. I love the holidays. I love finding special, memorable gifts to show those in my life how much I care. But join the road-rage filled parking lots, endless checkout lines and Hunger Games-like clamor to be among the... Read more »


Fun Thanksgiving Facts

November 28, 2013    |    By +
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After the big Thanksgiving meal, what does your family like to do? Some people watch football games. Others head to a movie theater to catch a new blockbuster, while some go for a nice long walk, crunching through the autumn leaves. I know a lot of families play board games, and my favorite is... 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.