MTV Video Music Awards Style 101

August 29, 2011    |    By +
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MTV Video Music Awards Style 101

Everyone’s favorite pop-culture extravaganza premiered last night, the MTV’s Video Music Awards 2011 to distract us all from our weather worries. The stars were out in full force, decked out in the usual bells and whistles. Sadly, no meat dress this year. While there were certainly quite a few big reveals, Beyonce’s new baby... Read more »


The Ultimate Battery Free Emergency Flashlight

August 29, 2011    |    By +
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The Ultimate Battery Free Emergency Flashlight

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

August 26, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

I know here at Giftrap, we’re all about gifts, parties and presents, and not to pop your happiness bubble, but this week was crazy! Earthquakes, Hurricanes, oh my, Mother Nature is not a happy camper this week. So before you East-Coasters go and stock up on supplies, while the rest of the country will... Read more »


Attention Football Fans: Madden NFL 12 Sneak Peek

August 26, 2011    |    By +
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Attention Football Fans: Madden NFL 12 Sneak Peek

The Gift: EA Sports Madden NFL 12 (multi-consoles available 8/30 for around $60) The Scoop: Each year, one of the biggest days on the video gaming calendar is the day the new Madden hits store shelves. This year that day is August 30th. EA Sports annually outdoes itself with improvements to their amazing franchise... Read more »


Celebrity Kids Inspired Back to School Style Guide

August 26, 2011    |    By +
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Celebrity Kids Inspired Back to School Style Guide

As the summer draws to an end, back to school shopping becomes the next focus for moms. Aside from the essential pens, pencils and binders, back to school fashions are a major part of the shopping list. Although moms may follow their fashion in magazines, it is Hollywood kids who are now becoming a... Read more »


The Piggyback Rider for Active Parents

August 25, 2011    |    By +
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The Piggyback Rider for Active Parents

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 »


Let’s Do Lunch: Back to School Essentials

August 24, 2011    |    By +
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Let’s Do Lunch: Back to School Essentials

    While kids are nervous and excited to head back to school, it’s really the parents that have a hard time getting back into the school days routine. One of main things parents stress about is what to pack for lunch and the best way to do it.  With concerns over childhood obesity... Read more »


Guru Approved: OXO Digital Meat Thermometer

August 24, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: OXO Digital Meat Thermometer

The Gift: The OXO Digital Leave-In Meat Thermometer (available now for around $40) The Scoop: I have two hidden talents in the kitchen. First, I have the ability to overcook nearly everything. Unfortunately, hidden skill number two doesn’t help much as I’m fairly competent at under-cooking most things as well. Remedy? Cooking by temperature... Read more »


The Message is the Bottle: Klean Kanteen

August 23, 2011    |    By +
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The Message is the Bottle: Klean Kanteen

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 »


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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.