Teen Girls: Summer Fashion Trends

July 17, 2012    |    By +
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Teen Girls: Summer Fashion Trends

One of my favorite things about summer is the fashion. Whether on vacation or just relaxing by the pool, warm weather always brings out fresh styles and looks for guys and gals who are eager to shed the layers after a harsh winter. Teens are no different, in fact they are even more aware... Read more »


Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

July 16, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

The Gift: Squishy Baff (available now for around $13) The Scoop: Squishy Baff is a product I wish was around when I was a kid- it’s so much fun! Just add the Squishy Baff powder to at bath or home kiddie pool and the water will turn into a colorful gelatinous goo! Imagine a... Read more »


Wedding Season Survival Guide

July 13, 2012    |    By +
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Wedding Season Survival Guide

For most of us, Summertime is the season of outdoor fun, vacation time and flip flops. It’s also Wedding Season!  June, July and August are popular months to have a wedding so chances are that you are attending at least one wedding this summer. Of course, the easiest way to get them a gift... Read more »


Bridesmaid Gifts: Cheers to Them!

July 12, 2012    |    By +
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Bridesmaid Gifts: Cheers to Them!

Let’s be honest, bridesmaid gifts are usually straight from the wedding favors catalog and extremely boring. I understand why. Having been a bride myself, I know how stressful it is to plan your entire wedding AND get gifts that everyone in the wedding party will like while staying on budget. In the end it... Read more »


How to Create a Super Fun Summer Sleepover

July 11, 2012    |    By +
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How to Create a Super Fun Summer Sleepover

Sleepover parties were a childhood favorite of mine. I loved staying up late with my girlfriends gossiping about the latest teen heart throbs and doing head-to-toe makeovers. When throwing a sleepover party it’s always fun to have a central theme such as “Spa”, “Candy” or even “Camping”. When picking a theme focus on the... Read more »


Teen Guys: Summer Fashion Trends

July 10, 2012    |    By +
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Teen Guys: Summer Fashion Trends

One of my favorite things about summer is the fashion. Whether on vacation or just relaxing by the pool, warm weather always brings out fresh styles and looks for guys and gals who are eager to shed the layers after a harsh winter. Teens are no different, in fact they are even more aware... Read more »


Gift Giveaway: Win A Pair Of Sanuks

July 9, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Giveaway: Win A Pair Of Sanuks

Summer is in full swing. Hours at the pool and beach are accumulating. And the higher temps have you adjusting your workplace wardrobe accordingly. So, we wanna know, what’s on your feet? Sanuk makes a sandal that will no doubt complement your summer style. Whether it’s a chilled out beach style sandal, or a... Read more »


Family Yard Games for Summer!

July 6, 2012    |    By +
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Family Yard Games for Summer!

It’s finally summer, time to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun with your family. Growing up, my favorite family outdoor activities always involved hours in the pool or ball games. I also loved when all seven of us got outside and enjoyed a game together. So, here is a list of my favorite... Read more »


July 5th is the Bikini Anniversary!

July 5, 2012    |    By +
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July 5th is the Bikini Anniversary!

Did you know that the modern bikini made its debut at public pool in Paris on July 5, 1946. That makes our beach basic 66 years old this week! Bikinis were invented by the French engineer and designer Louis Réard as a reaction to seeing women roll up their bulky swimsuits to get a... 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.