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Drink Up! Spring Cocktail Recipes

March 28, 2014    |    By +
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Peeling off my coat and feeling the sun on my skin for the first time in months are just two of my favorite things about spring. My all-time favorite springtime happenings are the first gatherings with friends, where we relax al fresco, catch up on conversation and breathe in the fresh air. What is... Read more »


How to Choose a Host or Hostess Gift

November 5, 2013    |    By +
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Fall is a time for fun gatherings and get-togethers, and with football season, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, there is no shortage of happy events to attend. Your sparkling personality and witty conversation will help get you repeat invitations, but if you want to guarantee that you are invited back, bring a thoughtful host or... Read more »


Hostess Gifts for Summer Soirees

July 11, 2013    |    By +
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Summer parties can make any of us feel like we are on an extended summer break. Whether hanging out at someone’s pool during a daytime party or on someone’s deck after a delicious meal, the summer air can fool us into thinking we are kids on summer vacation. With all of the fun that’s... Read more »


Editor Spotlight: Table Topics Infomania Family Edition

June 19, 2013    |    By +
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I headed out to the Holiday Gift Guide Show here in New York City at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square to scout out hot gift ideas for the summer and the holidays. I ran into my friend Sheryl from Table Topics and she showed me what was new. I love Table Topics because... Read more »


100 days until Christmas! Really?

September 15, 2012    |    By +
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100 days until Christmas! Really?

Yes, it’s true. Today officially marks 100 days until Christmas. Do you know what you’re buying as your Christmas gifts this year? It may sound crazy to even think of Christmas before November, but now is the time to start your shopping to avoid the last minute chaos and truly enjoy the holidays with... Read more »


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Emmys Awards Party Ideas

September 14, 2012    |    By +
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  Maybe it’s my inner homebody, but I LOVE award shows. I love having friends over, I love making hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, I love the fashion and I love cheering on my favorite nominees! After a long, fun summer of not watching television, I look forward to watching the Emmys every fall... Read more »


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Unwrapped: Capture Holiday Memories in a Jar!

September 3, 2012    |    By +
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Unwrapped: Capture Holiday Memories in a Jar!

Product Review: The Gift:Bridgewater Jar Candles 17.6oz. from Bridgewater Candles (Available Fall 2012 for $24.95) The Scoop: End your busy day with the smell of Christmas memories with this great jar candle! This candle comes in a wide variety of fragrances such as “Dear Santa”, “Mistletoe Wishes”, and “Silent Night”. The new shape is... Read more »


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NYIGF Inside Scoop: French Bull Lazy Susan

August 24, 2012    |    By +
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NYIGF Inside Scoop: French Bull Lazy Susan

We’re posting about the most unique, exciting and sure-to-be-popular gift ideas that we’re seeing while walking the New York International Gift Fair. It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it’s right here in our own back yard. It’s also only open to media and buyers so read-on... Read more »


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NYIGF Inside Scoop: The Holiday Gift Sets from Stonewall Kitchen

August 23, 2012    |    By +
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NYIGF Inside Scoop: The Holiday Gift Sets from Stonewall Kitchen

We’re posting about the most unique, exciting and sure-to-be-popular gift ideas that we’re seeing while walking the New York International Gift Fair. It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it’s right here in our own back yard. It’s also only open to media and buyers so read-on... Read more »


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Host Gifts for the 4th of July for Every Budget

July 3, 2012    |    By +
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Host Gifts for the 4th of July for Every Budget

Heading to a BBQ or fireworks viewing party this Wednesday? You don’t want to forget to add your own signature to the event by thanking your hosts for inviting you with a gift. Showing up with a gift lets the host know that you are happy to be spending the holiday with them &... 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.