New Outdoor Sports Craze: Slacklining

August 15, 2011    |    By +
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New Outdoor Sports Craze: Slacklining

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 12, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

It feels like summer just started and already the sound of school bells is calling the kids back from summer camp to the school room. We’ve got all sorts of Back to School goodness going on, like our Dorm Checklist for college freshman and our “Back to Cool” Guide filled with our favorite picks... Read more »


Sneak Peek: Nerf Vortex Launch

August 12, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: Nerf Vortex Launch

The Gift: Nerf Vortex Blasters (four blasters available 9/10/11 ranging from $10 – $40) The Scoop: Nerf likes to shoot stuff. Whether its water with their Super Soakers, or darts with their N-Strike Blasters, Nerf has always been great at scratching that “shooter” itch. It’s VERY exciting to see Nerf continue their shooter evolution... Read more »


Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

August 11, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

Angela is the Community Manager of SwankyMoms.com. When she’s not busy blogging, you will find her hand in hand with her husband teaching kids in the slums of Nairobi or building homes in the hills of Mexico. Angela and her husband are expecting their first baby girl this fall! It will be their greatest... Read more »


Guru Approved: Runnur Shoulder Bag

August 10, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Runnur Shoulder Bag

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 »


Demerit Badges for Adults

August 9, 2011    |    By +
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Demerit Badges for Adults

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 »


Day Two: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

August 8, 2011    |    By +
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Day Two: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

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 »


Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

August 5, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

Julie Seguss has been covering toys and kids products for the last nine years, and was even a former Gifts.com Gift Guru. Currently, Julie is the managing editor of Inhabitots, a parenting blog that focuses on green design for kids and babies. She is also a former Parents magazine editor and the interim Pregnancy... Read more »


Day One: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

August 4, 2011    |    By +
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Day One: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

We’ve sent our intrepid Gift Guru, Dan T to Salt Lake City for the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo. Being an outdoor enthusiast and veteran product expert, Dan will be scouting out all the latest trends and cool products for the active and outdoor lifestyle that will be coming out for 2011. And 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.