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 »


Scoop the Best of Summer Sales

August 3, 2011    |    By +
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Scoop the Best of Summer Sales

I am a born bargain hunter. I’m the person who’s stocking up on winter coats in June and stockpiling flip flops in September.  My sale-hounding ways have worked out for me more than once, but while I love bargains, I don’t always buy something just because it’s discounted. While summer is in its final... Read more »


Happy 30th Anniversary MTV!

August 2, 2011    |    By +
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Happy 30th Anniversary MTV!

Before Snooki and the rest of the reality stars took over the network, MTV stood for Music Television. After celebrating it’s 30th Birthday yesterday, we can all fondly look back on what the network used to be. After years of wondering when “the music died”, the network has been making efforts to bring back... Read more »


Shark Week Returns

August 1, 2011    |    By +
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Shark Week Returns

The arrival of August can only mean one thing, Shark Week! Kicking off last night and running until August 7, Sharks will taking over the Discovery Channel with more bite, more videos, a new host and shark footage day and night! As someone who grew up watching Shark Week, it’s amazing to see how... Read more »


Gifting News from Around the Web

July 29, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

This week blew by, just like the rest of summer. Can you believe it’s going to be August already on Monday?! Special shout-out to Gift Guru Dan T on his birthday. Next time we’ll be sure to make these DIY Red Velvet Cupcakes in a jar in time. In other Guru news, Dana H... Read more »


Meet the Hello Kitty Creator’s Newest Character: Rebecca Bonbon

July 28, 2011    |    By +
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Meet the Hello Kitty Creator’s Newest Character: Rebecca Bonbon

After making her stateside debut over 35 years ago, Hello Kitty finally has to share the spotlight with a new adorable pooch. Meet Rebecca Bonbon. As the newest creation from Yuko Shimizu, she’s got some big shoes to fill. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the full line of clothes,... Read more »


July 27th is National Scotch Day

July 27, 2011    |    By +
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July 27th is National Scotch Day

That’s good because, as the Gift Gurus could tell you, each of the past three years, I’ve made a (quite vocal) New Year’s resolution to become acquainted with Scotch. And each of the last three years, I’ve failed to take step one towards making good on that resolution (…like most resolutions!). On the surface,... 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.