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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 »


Valentine’s Gifts for Your Boyfriend

February 5, 2014    |    By +
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If you are the proud possessor of a boyfriend, I congratulate you: you are in a sweet spot, relationship-wise. You’ve both found someone great enough to forsake all others for the time being. You may even be bandying the L-word around. But you still don’t mind too much when he leaves the cap off... Read more »


Gifts for Staying In

January 17, 2014    |    By +
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With the epic winter bearing down on much of the country this year (and you know it’s cold when you see pictures of Niagara Falls frozen) staying in for the night is not only a cozy option, but rather TV-meteorologist commanded. So if your thermometer reads 7 degrees and all your trash has frozen... Read more »


New Year’s Resolutions: How’s it Going?

January 8, 2014    |    By +
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Whew—we made it! 2013, done and dusted. 2014: beautiful blank slate. I always make a New Year’s resolution (or three. Why stop at one?). But I’ve wondered whether they really work—so I asked clinical psychologist John Norcross, author of Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions. Norcross, who has been studying the... Read more »


Champagne Gifts for New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2013    |    By +
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I love New Year’s Eve. Love it. It’s not just the feeling of a year’s worth of blank-slate possibility—it’s the short-term prospect of major sparkle. The lights, the sequins, the sparklers … and last, but not least, the champagne. In celebration of all that lies ahead for us this year, I picked out six... Read more »


Mustaches in November

October 30, 2013    |    By +
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Things are about to get hairy around here. When they do, you can thank the Australians. Back in 2003, when facial hair was still distinctly on the outs, two guys in Melbourne had an idea. They would bring back the moustache (spelled mustache in the U.S.) and raise awareness for all the mens’ health... Read more »


Gifts From Godparents

October 11, 2013    |    By +
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Congratulations, you’ve been asked to be a godparent! It’s a big deal–not least because it means that your friends thought you were the kind of grownup they wouldn’t mind their kid taking some tips from. You’ve said, “I’d be honored.” You’ve bought a new church-friendly dress or picked out the right tie. You know... Read more »


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Pardon Me, Do You Dunk, Pour or Sprinkle?

October 3, 2013    |    By +
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When Gifts.com asked me to untangle the difference between christening and baptism, I was sure I knew the answer. A baptism, I thought, means a thorough dunking under some serious holy water, maybe even in a river. And a christening–I mean, just listen to the word–sounds like a genteel, but still consecrated, sprinkle. Turns... Read more »


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9 Things to Do with a Bridesmaid’s Dress

September 25, 2013    |    By +
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These days, September is the most popular month for American weddings-and that means there’s a profusion of bridesmaid dresses by now that will never, despite what the sales clerk at the bridal shop said, be worn again in their present form. What to do? We turned to Rebecca Whitlinger, author of Always a Bridesmaid:... Read more »


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40th Anniversary Gift Ideas

September 11, 2013    |    By +
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After 40 years of marriage, your favorite couple knows what they like–and it’s more than likely they’ve found something to love together. Find the perfect gift by thinking about what has floated their boat all these years. For example, if a couple loves traveling, create a portrait of their adventures to date with a... 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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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.