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Gifts for Crunchy Granola Types

April 22, 2014    |    By +
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Greetings, earthlings! Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is given official recognition by the United Nations (which calls it, for the record, “International Mother Earth Day) this is a holiday that everybody can get behind; if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s the fragile blue planet we live on. A wise... Read more »


Passover Seder for Newbies

April 8, 2014    |    By +
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Passover is on its way, and Jewish tables around the world will be piled high with matzah, bitter herbs, and wine for the Passover seder, the ceremonial feast that celebrates the freeing of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Many Jewish homes invite strangers or acquaintances to the table for the seder—and in recent... Read more »


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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for All Ages

April 1, 2014    |    By +
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Whenever Easter rolls into view on the calendar, I relive the fond memories of Easter egg hunts of years past. Ah, the suspense of the search, the thrill of the find, the sobs of those who did not get the golden egg, or who were elbowed out of the way by older, bigger kids... Read more »


Gifts for Beer Lovers

March 25, 2014    |    By +
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Let’s raise a glass to beer. No other drink is a great leveler and social lubricant all in one. And did you know that scientists also think we have beer to thank for the more interesting features of human civilization? As the New York Times recently put it, beer inhibits all those “shut up... Read more »


Trend: Engagement Gifts for Him

March 13, 2014    |    By +
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Here’s a trend on the upswing, and you can thank the women’s movement for it: engagement gifts for the groom-to-be, from his soon-to-be-spouse. As more couples wait until they both have disposable income before tying the knot, it’s becoming more common to hear that when he put a ring on it, he got something... Read more »


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Gifts for People Who Love Ireland

March 5, 2014    |    By +
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Almost 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry (that’s more than seven times the total population of Ireland), but you don’t have to be Irish to love the Emerald Isle. There are countless reasons to pine for the old country—like the bustling streets of Dublin, castles and historic monuments sprinkled like fairy dust across the... Read more »


Gifts for Book Lovers

February 27, 2014    |    By +
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Okay, I admit it. I have an addiction. My bedside table groans with books, all in progress,” and there are more on the floor. Sometimes I have dark circles under my eyes, not just because I have two small children, but because I have two small children and still couldn’t put that book down... Read more »


Gifts for Movie Buffs

February 26, 2014    |    By +
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I have always wanted one of those personal media rooms in my house. The windowless kind, that you can make really dark, so that what’s on the screen appears in perfect clarity. But even if I never achieve that dream, I’ve just realized this: winter rolls around every year, and with the long nights... Read more »


Gifts for Photo Lovers

February 26, 2014    |    By +
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It’s no accident that Oxford Dictionaries named “selfie” as their Word of the Year for 2013. These days, everybody’s a photographer. If there’s a moment worth capturing, you can be sure that someone has their smartphone out. We take pictures all day long—of our meals, our vacations, our friends, our kids, our pets, and... Read more »


Gifts for the Lego Lover

February 7, 2014    |    By +
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With the opening of “The Lego Movie,” the first full-length feature showcasing Legos, the little blocks are enjoying a true moment in the sun. Not that Legos have ever gone out of fashion. After all, there’s such a sense of satisfaction when you press one Lego block into another and feel them click snugly... 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!"

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