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 »


Gifting News from Around the Web

July 1, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

The Gifts team has been experiencing some “senioritis” all week, with everyone antsy to get outside and enjoy the long holiday weekend. Whether that means fireworks, family cook-outs or just some old fashioned R&R, this 4th of July weekend is going to be one of the best. But before we say Bon Voyage, here... Read more »


Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

June 29, 2011    |    By +
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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

If you thought the tablet revolution would bypass the little ones, you were mistaken. Today Leapfrog’s entry into the tablet world, a.k.a. “LeapPad” goes on pre-sale and will hit retail shelves August 15th. As the industry leader in educational toys, LeapFrog naturally saw a great opportunity to bring educational content, personal creativity and smart... Read more »


Trend Alert: Jeans + Sweatpants = Jweats

June 28, 2011    |    By +
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Trend Alert: Jeans + Sweatpants = Jweats

I’ve seen a lot of denim trends come and go over the years. Whether it was the Britney-Spears inspired low-rise jeans of my youth, the uber-tight skinny jeans or jeggings of last year or the 70′s inspired super flared styles of this summer. Then pajama jeans came along and raised the bar on all... Read more »


Tarte for True Blood

June 27, 2011    |    By +
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Tarte for True Blood

Last night marked the return of everyone’s favorite blood-thirsty soap opera, True Blood. Now in its fourth season, the HBO Series continues to shock, alarm, tantalize and keep fans coming back for more. Just in time for the show’s return on air, Tarte Cosmetics teamed up with True Blood’s very own make-up artist to... Read more »


How to Make the Best Hamburger

June 24, 2011    |    By +
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How to Make the Best Hamburger

We’re BIG burger fans at Gifts.com. Turkey, veggie, beef we love them all! And with 4th of July right around the corner, what better time to “beef” up your burger game? Like any recipe, it’s important to start with the basics. What type of meat (or veggie) you choose makes a huge difference when... Read more »


Summer Camping Essentials

June 22, 2011    |    By +
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Summer Camping Essentials

Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking a camping trip in upstate New York to stay in a friends remote cabin. The scenery was beautiful, the stars were bright and the mosquitoes were aplenty.  Full disclosure: I’m not exactly what you would call an “outdoorsy” person. This mantra perfectly sums up my general... 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.