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How to Buy a Gift for an Architect

March 27, 2014    |    By +
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Architects are notoriously fussy about the things that they want, use, display and otherwise select to be part of their lives. And I have first-hand experience with this unique animal because I’m married to one! So, how are we normal laypeople supposed to crack the code and maybe even cause them to crack a... Read more »


Our Favorite Things from Toy Fair 2014

February 20, 2014    |    By +
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After combing the 375,000 square feet of floor space at the Toy Fair 2014 and visiting a few off-site showrooms, we couldn’t help but find a few (hundred) toys that we got really excited about. Unfortunately, a lot of them don’t come out until the summer or fall, slated to be out in plenty... Read more »


The 5 Most Popular Posts of 2013

January 1, 2014    |    By +
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It’s hard to believe that 2013 is all wrapped up, but yes, it’s true!  Call me sentimental, but I like to take this time of year to reflect on all that came and went over the last 12 months. I’m also a sucker for all those “Best Of” lists you see at this time... Read more »


The 5 Most Popular Gifts of 2013

December 31, 2013    |    By +
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It’s hard to believe that 2013 is all wrapped up, but it is true! Call me sentimental, but I like to take this time of year to reflect on all that came and went over the last 12 months, both personally and professionally. So I put together a couple of GiftRap blog posts to... Read more »


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What is Día de los Muertos?

November 1, 2013    |    By +
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Día de los Muertos is a 3,000-year-old Aztec and Mexican holiday that falls on Nov. 1 and 2, where friends and family honor the deceased and welcome the temporary return of their spirits. Día de los Muertos is celebrated in connection with the Catholic holidays All Saints’ Day (which falls on Nov. 1, and... Read more »


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Gifts for Baseball Lovers

October 21, 2013    |    By +
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When I got an invitation to a World Series party recently, I immediately RSVP’d an enthusiastic “yes!” because I love a good party! It was only afterward that I realized I don’t know very much about baseball, let alone the World Series. If you’re sports-challenged like I am, here is some background to help... Read more »


Birthday Cake Trends

October 10, 2013    |    By +
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It’s National Cake Decorating Day! In the past, the world of cakes was about as vast as the desert is damp. White and chocolate were staples, and maybe, if you were lucky, strawberry or cherry filling added a nice surprise. The only decisions that had to be made were which box of cake mix... Read more »


Traditional vs. Modern Third Anniversary Gifts

October 8, 2013    |    By +
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With my own third anniversary happening this week (I got married 10/10/10), I have been on the hunt for some cool ideas for traditional and modern gifts that can help celebrate, commemorate and resonate with me and my hubs. I like rules, but I like to bend them a little bit. So, here is... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: KnowRoaming

October 3, 2013    |    By +
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Traveling abroad is one of life’s greatest pleasures. I have enjoyed my share of international adventures for work and for pleasure. No matter what, I always come back home feeling enriched in some way. But, traveling can also be a big pain in the neck. For example: I wish there was an easier way... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: PACT Baby

October 1, 2013    |    By +
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As a mom-to-be myself, I have been having so much fun researching baby products that will help simplify my transition into a chaotic and wonderful new life with a baby. You’ve seen my post about lightweight strollers, baby shower gifts for small spaces, a review of the Totseat Portable High Chair, and now it’s... 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.