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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

March 29, 2012    |    By +
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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

It’s National Umbrella Month! I guess it happens in March so we’re all prepared when those April showers arrive because there are so many sizes, designs, and materials out there that it seems like we should have added “find the perfect umbrella” to our New Year Resolutions. But, never fear! I’ve found a handful... Read more »


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Gift Fair Favorites: The Brelli Umbrella

February 10, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorites: The Brelli Umbrella

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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Cold Weather Essentials for Her

October 28, 2011    |    By +
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Cold Weather Essentials for Her

After living in New York City for 6 years, and being a Florida native, I’ve finally figured out how to skate through the winter unscathed. Here is my suggested invincible winter wardrobe that will have you skipping through blizzards and freezing rain like it’s a summer afternoon. Sure, I had to save my pennies... Read more »


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Perfect Portions with Super Scoopers

October 7, 2011    |    By +
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Perfect Portions with Super Scoopers

The Gift: Super Scoopers (available now for around $10 for a set of 4) The Scoop: We are an ice cream family- which is a good thing! But we also realize it’s smart to be judicious with the serving sizes we give our kids. Enter Super Scoopers! Super Scoopers are colorful, plastic (100% BPA... Read more »


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Small but Mighty: ICON Link Flashlight

September 20, 2011    |    By +
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Small but Mighty: ICON Link Flashlight

The Gift: The ICON Link flashlight (available now for around $20)* The Scoop: A flashlight is just one of those things that’s just good to have around. Whether it’s being prepared for a potential weather-related emergency or just having a good light source available in person or in your car, you just never know... Read more »


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Guru Approved: Energizer Carabiner LED Area Tent Light

September 12, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Approved: Energizer Carabiner LED Area Tent Light

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


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New Travel Gadget for 2012: CamelBak All Clear Water Purifier

September 6, 2011    |    By +
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New Travel Gadget for 2012: CamelBak All Clear Water Purifier

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


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The Ultimate Battery Free Emergency Flashlight

August 29, 2011    |    By +
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The Ultimate Battery Free Emergency Flashlight

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able”... Read more »


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A Practical Gift for Parents

February 28, 2011    |    By +
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A Practical Gift for Parents

Is March 15th circled on your calendar? Granted, it’s not a gift-able holiday, but it is a quirky day you might want to pay attention to. March 15th is the day your tax-advantaged flexible spending accounts will reset. So, there’s a chance if you have an FSA, you may have some funds that you... 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.