Posts Tagged ‘ Dad ’

The Ultimate Battery Free Emergency Flashlight

August 29, 2011    |    By +
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The Ultimate Battery Free Emergency Flashlight

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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The Piggyback Rider for Active Parents

August 25, 2011    |    By +
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The Piggyback Rider for Active Parents

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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Guru Approved: OXO Digital Meat Thermometer

August 24, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: OXO Digital Meat Thermometer

The Gift: The OXO Digital Leave-In Meat Thermometer (available now for around $40) The Scoop: I have two hidden talents in the kitchen. First, I have the ability to overcook nearly everything. Unfortunately, hidden skill number two doesn’t help much as I’m fairly competent at under-cooking most things as well. Remedy? Cooking by temperature... Read more »


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Sneak Peek: Sandless Tote Bags by CGear

August 15, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: Sandless Tote Bags by CGear

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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July 27th is National Scotch Day

July 27, 2011    |    By +
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July 27th is National Scotch Day

That’s good because, as the Gift Gurus could tell you, each of the past three years, I’ve made a (quite vocal) New Year’s resolution to become acquainted with Scotch. And each of the last three years, I’ve failed to take step one towards making good on that resolution (…like most resolutions!). On the surface,... Read more »


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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 »


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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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Gifting News from Around the Web

June 17, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

The Gurus have been super busy as usual. With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we searched high and low for the best gift for every kind of Dad. But that doesn’t mean all work and no play. We also took in a New York Yankees game this week, complete with hot dogs and... Read more »


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Build Your Own Beef Jerky

June 16, 2011    |    By +
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Build Your Own Beef Jerky

I like to consider myself a beef jerky connoisseur. I’ve pretty much tried them all, from your gas station counter variety to locally-made packs from a meat shop. Jerky tends to have the reputation as “mystery meat”, especially the bigger brands, but the makers of SlantShack Jerky are changing all that. Their focus on... Read more »


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Top Gadget Cases by Personality: Part One

June 15, 2011    |    By +
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Top Gadget Cases by Personality: Part One

With the massive popularity of smart phones and tablet computers, also comes a huge influx of tablet cases to choose from. For every gadget out there, there is a case to keep it covered and look cool at the same time. Like any accessory, even the cases you buy for practical reasons still tend... 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.