Posts Tagged ‘ Hostess ’

Guest Guru: Why the Brits Love Tea

January 18, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Why the Brits Love Tea

As a typical Brit, I am a huge tea fan. 165 million cups of tea are drunk every day in Britain, working out at over 60 billion cups a year! Many Brits stand by the idea that ‘a cup of tea solves everything’. There are even books, blogs, Facebook sites and tees dedicated it.... Read more »


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On the Rocks

January 13, 2011    |    By +
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On the Rocks

There are those who love to entertain and those who aspire to entertain, luckily this cocktail guide is for both types.  Both a helpful guide and a beautiful coffee table book, Vintage Cocktails is sure to inspire the mixologist within you.  It’s time to retire the cosmos and vodka tonics and embrace the Singapore... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

January 7, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

After being hit by another snow storm, the Gifts team is ready to kick into hibernation mode complete with hot toddies and an “Elvis Sandwich” (as seen above). With the new year in full swing, there’s already plenty of buzz and new things to come in 2011. Give a URL as a Gift, what... Read more »


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Time to Monkey-Around

December 30, 2010    |    By +
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Time to Monkey-Around

New Year’s is always a time to let loose and celebrate, and that usually means one thing: champagne. And lots of it.  Whether you’re stocking up on the cheap stuff or splurging on Veuve, dress up your holiday bubbly with this hilarious Sock Monkey Wine Holder. While most wine bags get tossed after the... Read more »


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A Homemade Christmas

December 21, 2010    |    By +
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A Homemade Christmas

For late shoppers like myself, the days leading up to Christmas can feel like a race to the finish line. There’s plenty of last-minute shopping to be done, and nail biting trips to the post office, you begin to lose sight of what this season is all about. So if you’re feeling stumped or... Read more »


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My Must-Have Cookbook Compendium

December 20, 2010    |    By +
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My Must-Have Cookbook Compendium

Over the last few years I have become slightly obsessed with cooking, baking and eating. It’s a miracle that I haven’t had to replace my wardrobe, but I have had to replace my pots, knives and a few other odds and ends to get my kitchen in shape for serious preparations. One of the... Read more »


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Cocktail Hour Christmas Ornaments

November 28, 2010    |    By +
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Cocktail Hour Christmas Ornaments

‘Tis the season for holiday parties galore!  Dressing for holiday parties is stressful enough, so I can only image the pressure of hosting them. Surprise your gracious host/hostess with something new this year. If you are sick of giving them the same old bottle of wine, we have some great alternatives. First stop, check... Read more »


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Countdown to Turkey Day

November 19, 2010    |    By +
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Countdown to Turkey Day

Clockwise: Please Pass the Stretchypants Card, Thanksgiving Box of Questions, Jamie Oliver Mulled Wine Syrup, Totem Coasters, Lego Turkey Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than one week away? Neither can I, I haven’t even finished my Halloween candy yet! But as the holiday season picks up speed, I’m looking forward to starting my... Read more »


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Sample Wine Before You Buy with Tasting Room

November 17, 2010    |    By +
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Sample Wine Before You Buy with Tasting Room

Finding a wine you like can be an overwhelming and not to mention, expensive endeavor. You never really know if you’re going to enjoy it until after you’ve invested in a whole bottle. Take the guessing game out of the process with exclusive wine samplers from the Tasting Room. Each kit comes with a... Read more »


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It’s Not Re-Gifted, IT’S RECYCLED

November 12, 2010    |    By +
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It’s Not Re-Gifted, IT’S RECYCLED

Recycled Gifts have come a long way since those bags made out of candy wrappers.  Those looking for something that’s both stylish and eco-friendly no longer have to sacrifice one for the other.  As a lover of all things eco and vintage, I do understand that not everyone likes the idea of buying something... 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.