Posts Tagged ‘ Back to School ’

CES 2012 Favorites: LifeProof Cases

January 17, 2012    |    By +
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CES 2012 Favorites: LifeProof Cases

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. Nearly 150,000 attendees are on hand to check out over 2500 exhibitors showcasing their latest products on more than 1.6 million feet of exhibit space. This trade show is massive! Since consumer electronics are the hottest and (still) fastest growing... Read more »


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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

The Gift: The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope (available now for around $100) The Scoop: This very easy-to-use microscope is a great way to get a big-time view of really small things! It’s so cool to see how tiny things (like bugs, currency, bugs, plants) look under the microscope. But it’s even cooler to take... Read more »


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Guru Approved: Philips O’Neill Snug Headphones

September 22, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Philips O’Neill Snug Headphones

The Gift: The Snug Headphones by Philips/O’Neill (available now for around $60) The Scoop: A good pair of headphones is a tech must-have. For the most part, I look for three things when it comes to headphones: sound quality, value and style. I have spent some time* with The Snug Headphones by Philips (collaborating... Read more »


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A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

September 21, 2011    |    By +
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A Grown-Up Guide to Getting Organized

With the kids back in school and you’re back in your routine, it’s time to treat yourself to a little Back to School shopping. Whether it’s a new carry-all tote, a home office update or a little something for your Fall wardrobe; stay organized in style this year with some no-so ordinary basics. Handy... Read more »


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Yo Gabba Gabba Vans Shoe Collection

September 13, 2011    |    By +
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Yo Gabba Gabba Vans Shoe Collection

The Gift: Yo Gabba Gabba Vans Slips Ons (available October 2011 for toddlers to adults ranging from around $30 to $50) The Scoop: As a parent, Yo Gabba Gabba is my favorite kid’s TV show. There really isn’t a close second. The show is basically an explosion of color and quirkiness that kids of... Read more »


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Steal of the Day: Designer Inspired Striped Sweater

September 7, 2011    |    By +
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Steal of the Day: Designer Inspired Striped Sweater

On a recent rare occasion I actually shopped in-store rather than online, I did a fashion double-take inside an Old Navy store. Being that I’m stripe-addicted, I was looking to add some items to my over growing striped shirt collection when I spotted this color block inspired number in a pile of sweaters. I... Read more »


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Creative Back to School Gifts

September 6, 2011    |    By +
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Creative Back to School Gifts

Back to School shopping is all about stocking up on the basics: supplies, fall apparel and accessories, but why not think outside of the “lunch box” this season? Make some Back to School memories of your own with homemade gifts you can create from what you have at home. Make a Shadowbox Frame Make... Read more »


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Labor Day Holiday Sales Guide

September 2, 2011    |    By +
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Labor Day Holiday Sales Guide

I have to be honest, I’m actually okay with Summer being over. There’s only so many ways I can work an outfit around a 90 degree temperature. With the school year right around the corner and all the new Fall styles in stores, I’m very excited at the prospect of wearing pants on a... Read more »


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Trend Alert: Bracelets for Men

August 31, 2011    |    By +
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Trend Alert: Bracelets for Men

Most men are not easily swayed by fashion trends, especially when it comes to accessories, a somewhat foreign word in their vocabulary. But as a recent New York Times article pointed it, it’s the guys who are making a statement this fall with layered bracelets and plenty of “flair” The most you ever see... Read more »


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An Indestructible iPad Sleeve

August 31, 2011    |    By +
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An Indestructible iPad Sleeve

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!"

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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.