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100 Days Till Christmas

September 16, 2013    |    By +
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I know, the Halloween costumes and decorations are just starting to show up in stores. We certainly haven’t started our Thanksgiving menu planning. And yet, I have to tell you this: There are only 100 days left until Christmas! For those of you who love to get a jump on things, now is a... Read more »


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Happy Grandparents Day

September 8, 2013    |    By +
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Grandparents Day is observed each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. The holiday was the brainchild of a West Virginia citizen, Marian McQuade, who for most of her life dedicated efforts in support of the elderly and causes for people over the age of 80. Grandparents Day was her idea; she wanted... Read more »


Take Our Labor Day Quiz

September 2, 2013    |    By +
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You already know that Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September, and that the national holiday pays tribute to the efforts of American workers from all walks of life. You might even know that the very first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882. Labor Day came out of the... Read more »


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The Best Gifts for Virgo Women

August 23, 2013    |    By +
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Virgos (born Aug. 23 through Sept. 22) are famously organized, and nothing gets a Virgo’s heart pounding faster than a tidy zone. It might be in the form of a color-coded spreadsheet, or a pantry with all the soup labels facing the same direction, or a specialized storage container, like a wreath holder or... Read more »


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Gifts for College Dorms

August 22, 2013    |    By +
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What’s bigger than a breadbox, but barely? A college dorm room. The average dorm room is about 12 feet by 19 feet, according to CollegeConfidential.com. But remember, that space is split between two, or even three, students, if the students are tripled (and yes, this does happen to freshmen). It’s hard to make a... Read more »


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Celebrate Bon Dance Season

August 13, 2013    |    By +
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Late summer is Obon season. No, not Udon season; that would involve noodles. Obon, or sometimes simply Bon, is a Japanese Buddhist tradition observed in the months of July and August. It is a time when people focus on their ancestors. They might clean family grave sites during this time, or return to their... Read more »


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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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Celebrate Friendship Day

August 4, 2013    |    By +
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Friendship Day is generally celebrated the first Sunday in August. The tradition started in the U.S., with an Aug. 4 date picked by Hallmark. (Surprise, surprise, the company wanted to encourage people to send their friends a greeting card!) In 2011, the United Nations modified the idea a bit, declaring July 30th to be... 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.