Modern Gifts for Rosh Hashanah

September 28, 2011    |    By +
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Modern Gifts for Rosh Hashanah

It might seem a little early to be saying Happy New Year, but tonight starting at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is New Year’s Day according to the Hebrew calendar and it commemorates the creation of the world as narrated in the Bible. While most families... Read more »


Giftee Awards Guest Judges: The Nest

September 28, 2011    |    By +
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Giftee Awards Guest Judges: The Nest

We have gotten some truly stellar folks to join us in our search for the best gifts of 2011 and each week, we’ll be featuring one of them right here on the Gift Rap Blog. This week we’re featuring Giftees judge Kristine Solomon from one of our favorite sites! The Nest, the popular offshoot... Read more »


Bottles that Gives Back: Liberty Bottleworks

September 26, 2011    |    By +
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Bottles that Gives Back: Liberty Bottleworks

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


Gifting News from Around the Web

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Happy Fall everyone! Today marks the first day of Autumn, what are you most looking forward to this season? The Gifts team is already busy with Halloween preparations, and soon to be knee-deep in Halloween candy. In case you missed it, we had some fun updates this week. We shared our favorite stylish gifts... Read more »


A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

The Gift: The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope (available now for around $100) The Scoop: This very easy-to-use microscope is a great way to get a big-time view of really small things! It’s so cool to see how tiny things (like bugs, currency, bugs, plants) look under the microscope. But it’s even cooler to take... Read more »


Guru Approved: Philips O’Neill Snug Headphones

September 22, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Philips O’Neill Snug Headphones

The Gift: The Snug Headphones by Philips/O’Neill (available now for around $60) The Scoop: A good pair of headphones is a tech must-have. For the most part, I look for three things when it comes to headphones: sound quality, value and style. I have spent some time* with The Snug Headphones by Philips (collaborating... Read more »


Giftee Awards Guest Judges: Retail Me Not

September 21, 2011    |    By +
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Giftee Awards Guest Judges: Retail Me Not

We have gotten some truly stellar folks to join us in our search for the best gifts of 2011 and each week, we’ll be featuring one of them right here on the Gift Rap Blog. This week, we want you to meet Trae Bodge from The RetailMeNot Insider. You all are probably familiar with... Read more »


A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

September 21, 2011    |    By +
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A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

With the kids back in school and you’re back in your routine, it’s time to treat yourself to a little Back to School shopping. Whether it’s a new carry-all tote, a home office update or a little something for your Fall wardrobe; stay organized in style this year with some no-so ordinary basics. Handy... Read more »


Small but Mighty: ICON Link Flashlight

September 20, 2011    |    By +
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Small but Mighty: ICON Link Flashlight

The Gift: The ICON Link flashlight (available now for around $20)* The Scoop: A flashlight is just one of those things that’s just good to have around. Whether it’s being prepared for a potential weather-related emergency or just having a good light source available in person or in your car, you just never know... 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.