Posts Tagged ‘ Housewarming ’

Design House Stockholm Nordic Light Candelabra

October 4, 2012    |    By +
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Design-House-Stockholm

Scandinavian design once again makes the most simple things seem modern and mesmerizing.  Thank you Design House Stockholm for creating this candle holder.   This is the Nordic Light Candelabra  I saw it at this year’s NYIGF (the biggest gift fair for industry folks only in the USA). I fell in love immediately. I love... Read more »


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Gift Fair Favorites: SCAD Balloon Vases

February 7, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorites: SCAD Balloon Vases

The New York International Gift Fair is the bi-annual industry gathering for the gift industry. The tradeshow is THE place where 35,000 attendees from all over the globe come to see both the latest trends if gifting as well as to get a look at what the “must-have” gifts will be in the coming... Read more »


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CES 2012 Favorites: ETON FRX3 Crank Radio

January 25, 2012    |    By +
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CES 2012 Favorites: ETON FRX3 Crank Radio

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. Nearly 150,000 attendees are on hand to check out over 2500 exhibitors showcasing their latest products on more than 1.6 million feet of exhibit space. This trade show is massive! Since consumer electronics are the hottest and (still) fastest growing... Read more »


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Sites We Love: Tastebook

January 10, 2012    |    By +
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Sites We Love: Tastebook

As a Gift Guru, I consider it my number one priority to not only find great gifts, but to give them as well. I’m always on the lookout for that something special that stands out from all of the usual stuff you find in the malls and other major retail chains. So anytime I... Read more »


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The Easy Way to Find and Buy Great Art

December 8, 2011    |    By +
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The Easy Way to Find and Buy Great Art

Going to galleries can be intimidating and buying art at a big box store can feel generic. So how do you get that big, bold art for above the couch in your new place without spending a fortune or losing face? There’s a new retailer that is helping make fine art accessible and easier... Read more »


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Easy As Pie

November 14, 2011    |    By +
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Easy As Pie

Whether they’re an every day baker or are intimidated by the precision required to create the perfect pie crust, this little gadget from Breville will have them whistling while they work. It doesn’t get easier than baking cute, perfect little individual pies in 8 just minutes. The non-stick surface and included pastry cutter make... Read more »


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Giftee Awards Guest Judge: Stylelist Home

October 13, 2011    |    By +
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Giftee Awards Guest Judge: Stylelist Home

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. Meet 2011 Giftee Awards Guest Judge Brie Dyas Editor at the Huffington Post’s Stylelist Home. Stylelist Home just launched... Read more »


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Fall Home Decor Ideas

September 30, 2011    |    By +
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Fall Home Decor Ideas

Summer is finally over. You can feel it in those fleeting moments when the air is crisp. Here are some inspiring decor themes that bring the Autumn inside and make your home a warm harvest all its own. Fall Foliage:  Beautifully shaped leaves don’t just have to exist in the yard to crunch under... 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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Put a Bird on It

May 12, 2011    |    By +
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Put a Bird on It

I love birds. Whether they’re out in nature or immortalized in sculpture, stencil or screen print, they really do make everything better. My obsession is partly because they’re descendants of dinosaurs, partly because they have the freedom to fly and mostly because each type of bird is so beautifully unique from the next. I... 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.