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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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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

September 15, 2011    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming... 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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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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Barbie’s Newest Career…Architect

August 31, 2011    |    By +
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Barbie’s Newest Career…Architect

Barbie is leaving her pink palace and jet-skiing behind to delve into her new serious career…architecture. This little lady has had more careers than you can count. From rockstar, pet veterinarian, news anchor, and last year’s computer engineer. It seems her baby-sitting days are behind her, given the trend of careers released over the... Read more »


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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop

August 16, 2011    |    By +
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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop

Great gift update! Less than five months ago we were very excited to announce a sure-fire gift hit for 2011 was now available. Nintendo 3DS was so buzz-worthy back in March, but in some ways, the excitement now feels even greater with a recently announced price drop to $169.99 (from $249.99 effective August 12th... Read more »


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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 »


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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 »


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Cake Pops: The Latest Dessert Craze

June 2, 2011    |    By +
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Cake Pops: The Latest Dessert Craze

I think collectively as a society, we can all say, cupcakes are so over. Sure they’ll always have a sugary sweet place in our hearts, but it’s time we indulged our sweet tooth’s with something new. For a while, it was all about pies, then came macaroons, and even whoopie pies, which aren’t even... 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.