Magical Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

July 14, 2011    |    By +
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Magical Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

It was all the way back in 2001, when the world first laid eyes on the very young cast of Harry Potter. 10 years later, the books, the movies and the cast themselves have become an iconic part of our culture and household names. And tomorrow it all comes to an end. Released in... Read more »


Guest Guru: Melissa Chapman of The Staten Island Family

July 13, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Melissa Chapman of The Staten Island Family

Melissa Chapman is one busy lady! She regularly blogs about her marriage, family life,  and everything in between at Married My Sugar Daddy and The Staten Island Family. In addition, you can find her work in ABC News, Momtourage, Lifetime Moms, Babble, The Washington Post, Time Out NY Kids and iVillage. So it’s safe to... Read more »


Nerd Alert: Newest Addition to “Game of Thrones” Series

July 12, 2011    |    By +
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Nerd Alert: Newest Addition to “Game of Thrones” Series

Thanks to HBO’s recent adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones”, it’s now “cool” to like fantasy fiction. Or at least for now. This wildly successful book series has been somewhat under the radar of the mainstream until now. While the premiere season wrapped in June, new and old fans alike... Read more »


Summer Beauty Picks

July 11, 2011    |    By +
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Summer Beauty Picks

Just like your wardrobe, it’s important to mix-up your beauty routine for the summer. You wouldn’t want to wear tweed in July, and the same goes for heavy make-up during the summer months. While I’m a total product junkie, there’s no way I’m buying all new make-up and beauty products for each season. The... Read more »


Gifting News from Around the Web

July 8, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

This week blew by, and made us all wish that four day work weeks were the norm. After the last fireworks were launched we were back in the gifting game. We even settled into our new headquarters , which incidentally, is right near a food truck that sells only Ice Cream sandwiches! Yes, we’re... Read more »


NASA Space Shuttle Inspired Gear

July 8, 2011    |    By +
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NASA Space Shuttle Inspired Gear

The Space Race is over. NASA launched the space shuttle Atlantis this morning at 11:26 am as the final space shuttle mission.  After 30 years, the space shuttle program has come to a close. In honor of this historic and record-breaking program, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite space related gifts. From... Read more »


Guru Review: Adidas Boat ClimaCool Shoes

July 7, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Review: Adidas Boat ClimaCool Shoes

For me, the Summer 2011 has been the summer of the boat shoe. No, not the retro, ironic, hipster style boat shoe, but the “Boat CC Lace” shoe from Adidas. Fusing summer style and great utility in and around water, the Boat CC Lace is a super summer accessory. The shoe is made out... Read more »


Guest Guru: Karen Connell of A Child Grows in Brooklyn

July 6, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Karen Connell of A Child Grows in Brooklyn

As the founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Child Grows In Brooklyn, Karen Connell sought to create an all-in one resource for Brooklyn parents. As the #1 parenting site in Brooklyn, the site encompasses information on everything from the best teething products, pediatricians and playspaces. What started out as a personal blog in 2006 has... Read more »


Perfect Summer Toy: Z-Curve Bow for Kids

July 5, 2011    |    By +
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Perfect Summer Toy: Z-Curve Bow for Kids

Last winter, when things when things could not get colder, wetter, darker, or more snow-covered, I vowed that the Summer of 2011 would be dedicated to spending every moment possible having fun outdoors. Once the weather started to get nice, I realized that a promise to spend tons of time outdoors in some ways,... 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.