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 »


Old School + New Cool = Geek Drool

September 19, 2011    |    By +
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Old School + New Cool = Geek Drool

As we’re now under 100 days until Christmas, the Gift Gurus have just switched into a higher gear as it’s time to start really prepping up for the Holidays (can you believe it?). Pepcom’s “Holiday Spectacular” couldn’t not have come at a better time. Pepcom’s annual consumer electronics showcase for press and media gets... Read more »


Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

September 15, 2011    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming... Read more »


Giftee Awards Guest Judges: Party Bluprints

September 14, 2011    |    By +
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Giftee Awards Guest Judges: Party Bluprints

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. So, to kick it off we’re so happy to have the fabulous ladies from Party Bluprints as partners! Dawn... Read more »


Pregnancy Trend: Babymoons?

September 13, 2011    |    By +
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Pregnancy Trend: Babymoons?

  Here at Gifts, we like to pride ourselves on keeping up with the trends, but somehow this one completely flew under our radar: Babymoons. We’ve all heard of Push Presents, where new Moms get something special just for them after giving birth, but what about celebrating before the baby arrives? The term has... Read more »


Yo Gabba Gabba Vans Shoe Collection

September 13, 2011    |    By +
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Yo Gabba Gabba Vans Shoe Collection

The Gift: Yo Gabba Gabba Vans Slips Ons (available October 2011 for toddlers to adults ranging from around $30 to $50) The Scoop: As a parent, Yo Gabba Gabba is my favorite kid’s TV show. There really isn’t a close second. The show is basically an explosion of color and quirkiness that kids of... 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.