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Giftee Awards Guest Judges: Party Bluprints

September 14, 2011    |    By +
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Giftee Awards Guest Judges: Party Bluprints

We have gotten some truly stellar folks to join us in our search for the best gifts of 2011 and each week, we’ll be featuring one of them right here on the Gift Rap Blog. So, to kick it off we’re so happy to have the fabulous ladies from Party Bluprints as partners! Dawn... 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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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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How to Make the Best Hamburger

June 24, 2011    |    By +
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How to Make the Best Hamburger

We’re BIG burger fans at Gifts.com. Turkey, veggie, beef we love them all! And with 4th of July right around the corner, what better time to “beef” up your burger game? Like any recipe, it’s important to start with the basics. What type of meat (or veggie) you choose makes a huge difference when... Read more »


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Memorial Day Weekend: Fun in the Sun

May 25, 2011    |    By +
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Memorial Day Weekend: Fun in the Sun

As the official kick-off to summer draws near, people are making their last minute Memorial Day plans for the long weekend. While the original intention of the holiday is to honor fallen soldiers, it’s become more of a symbol of celebrating the American way of life. Whether that’s flocking to the beach, roasting hot... Read more »


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Derby Day

May 5, 2011    |    By +
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Derby Day

Just because the royal wedding is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your fancy hats. With all the news that’s been going on lately, I almost forgot one of the biggest parties in the Spring, the Kentucky Derby. Horse racing may not be everybody’s forte, but what about mint juleps and big... Read more »


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How to Easter-ify your Home

April 20, 2011    |    By +
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How to Easter-ify your Home

Ushering in the season of blooming flowers and longer days can be just what you needed to get over the gloomy, grim winter blues. There’s no better time than Easter to dust off your pastel linens and welcome spring with open arms (and windows). Take my advice and do a little prep work before... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

April 1, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Happy April Fools Day to all you pranksters out there. The internet has been rife with practical jokes all day long we don’t know what to believe anymore! Spring is here, even though we’re expected to get snow this weekend (collective groan), and that means Easter brunches and Mother’s Day lunches to look forward... Read more »


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A Culinary Passport to New Orleans

March 8, 2011    |    By +
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A Culinary Passport to New Orleans

You may have outgrown your bead-throwing days, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday, this year. Spice up your dinner routine with these cool cooking kits from Destination Dinners. The name says it all, each kit features all the ingredients you need to prepare a complete dish... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

February 25, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Looks like we got a head start on those April showers. It’s been another long, busy week, but this weekend is chocked full of fun stuff to look forward to. We’ve got our Oscar bets placed, and a lot of fashion week coverage to drool over. With St. Patty’s Day and Mardi Gras right... 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.