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Sympathy Etiquette Guide: The Jewish Faith

August 21, 2013    |    By +
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Choosing sympathy gifts is never easy. How can any gift fill the void of a missing loved one? It’s a tall order, but remember, no one actually expects a sympathy gift to eliminate the grief. Still, a gift adds a bright touch to an otherwise dark time, so my suggestion is to always give... Read more »


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7 Totes Worth Gifting

August 19, 2013    |    By +
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The tote is not only a fashion statement, but also a form of self-expression. It screams out your station in life, your attitude, even gives a hint to the baggage you are carrying around. So, when you have a friend (like me) who still uses re-usable freebie bags to carry around life’s necessities, you... Read more »


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Inside the Beach Bag: Married Life

August 9, 2013    |    By +
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This gift idea is for young newlyweds. It’s an ideal creative shower or wedding gift, one that any good friend or relative can put together, and not only do you give them a present, you save the couple from the dreaded early onset bickering. The happy couple deserves to stay in the honeymoon phase... Read more »


New Guru: Kathryn Drury Wagner

August 8, 2013    |    By +
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On July 1st, our newest guru, Kathryn Drury Wagner, joined the Gifts.com editorial team. She will be taking the helm as the mastermind behind content on the blog and site-wide. Kathryn was previously an editor at Honolulu magazine¬† and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu and Hawaii’s Strangest, Ickiest,... Read more »


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80th Birthday Gift Ideas

August 8, 2013    |    By +
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Shopping for an eightieth birthday can be hard. By this age, the only thing most people want to be collecting is memories. It might feel like a sweet gesture to buy them a custom picture frame or a hand-painted ceramic vase, but they have a lifetime’s worth of those things already. On top of... Read more »


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Road Test: Ultra Lightweight Strollers

August 7, 2013    |    By +
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Practically every stroller company is introducing an ultra-light model to their line. Remember those rickety umbrella strollers from when you were a kid? Strollers have come a long way since. Lightweight strollers have convertible features you can adjust as the baby grows, and their weight certainly means easier use by the parents. Who wants... Read more »


7 Baby Shower Gifts for People Who Live in Small Spaces

July 29, 2013    |    By +
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As a mom-to-be, I have chronic cute-itis. Don’t worry, cute-itis is not life-threatening. However, my cute-itis has me cooing over every cute baby thing that I come across (and in my job at Gifts.com, I come across A LOT) from infant skinny jeans to ginormous gingham gliding rockers. But here’s my buzz kill: I... Read more »


Simple and Sweet Baby Shower Planning

July 9, 2013    |    By +
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Planning a baby shower can be stressful, especially if you don’t have any kids or have never been to a baby shower and are tasked with the job of hostess. Don’t worry! Planning a baby shower is actually about as easy and fun as it gets. You should already have a theme and a... Read more »


How to be an Amazing Overnight Guest

July 8, 2013    |    By +
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Whether you’re crashing at your friend’s house for one night, or staying with relatives over a long holiday weekend, there are some things to remember as an overnight visitor. The golden rule serves as a good general guideline here: “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.” Everyone knows what... Read more »


7 Brilliant Bridesmaid Gifts

July 3, 2013    |    By +
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Weddings cost a fortune these days. No matter what your budget, you will probably go over it and you’ll discover things you need that you never even knew existed. But, luckily you have a team of fabulous ladies to help you weigh the necessities from the luxuries and to help you through the planning... 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.