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First Thanksgiving Checklist

November 1, 2012    |    By +
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A few years ago, I was thrilled to be hosting my first Thanksgiving. I had no idea what that logistically entailed, I was just happy to be having friends and family at my house for the big meal. I’ve been exploring cooking multi-course meals for large groups for a while and I can honestly... Read more »


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Introducing: Wonderbox for Kids!

May 30, 2012    |    By +
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Introducing: Wonderbox for Kids!

With summer only a short few weeks away, graduation is just around the corner and school will be out for vacation. For parents who have kids going off to kindergarten I have the perfect graduation gift to get your pre-school child ready. Wonderbox is a monthly or annual subscription delivery service that is filled... Read more »


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Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Dragon

January 23, 2012    |    By +
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Chinese New Year Traditions: Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year is a time where family members celebrate, reunite, and give thanks.  Each year my family goes to the temple a week before and the day of the New Year to say thank you to the gods for a healthy and prosperous year. We usually arrange dinner on New Year’s Eve and... Read more »


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Sites We Love: Tastebook

January 10, 2012    |    By +
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Sites We Love: Tastebook

As a Gift Guru, I consider it my number one priority to not only find great gifts, but to give them as well. I’m always on the lookout for that something special that stands out from all of the usual stuff you find in the malls and other major retail chains. So anytime I... Read more »


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Thanksgiving Gifts for the Host

November 18, 2011    |    By +
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Thanksgiving Gifts for the Host

While most holidays involve a gathering a friends and family, no other holiday celebrates the art of entertaining and home cooking more than Thanksgiving. From the small intimate gatherings, to the large scale family reunions, this holiday is all about showing our thanks to the bounty of the season and the people who take... Read more »


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Easy As Pie

November 14, 2011    |    By +
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Easy As Pie

Whether they’re an every day baker or are intimidated by the precision required to create the perfect pie crust, this little gadget from Breville will have them whistling while they work. It doesn’t get easier than baking cute, perfect little individual pies in 8 just minutes. The non-stick surface and included pastry cutter make... Read more »


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A Gift for the Foodie Who Has Everything

November 10, 2011    |    By +
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A Gift for the Foodie Who Has Everything

Here at Gifts.com, we’re all about thinking out of the box when it comes to tracking down the coolest gifts. Especially when it’s a gift for a person with a specific hobby or interest.  Tasty gourmet gifts can usually be appreciated by anybody but it takes a special something to impress a foodie. That’s... Read more »


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Fun Family Food Projects for Halloween

October 21, 2011    |    By +
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Fun Family Food Projects for Halloween

What better way to get into the spooky spirit this Halloween then whipping up some fun and icky snacks for the family? So maybe the little ones aren’t up for Freddie Kruger just yet, but you can still scare up a good time with some fun food projects that are as easy to make... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Happy Fall everyone! Today marks the first day of Autumn, what are you most looking forward to this season? The Gifts team is already busy with Halloween preparations, and soon to be knee-deep in Halloween candy. In case you missed it, we had some fun updates this week. We shared our favorite stylish gifts... 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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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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