Posts Tagged ‘ Summer ’

7 Wild Water Toys

June 25, 2013    |    By +
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The kick start to the kids’ summer is officially here! It’s time to soak up long sunny days outside, lounging by the pool, yard or spending time at the beach. To help the kiddos in your life beat the heat this summer, snag some fun water toys to keep them cool while going nuts... Read more »

Celebrate the Longest Rays of the Year

June 21, 2013    |    By +
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It feels like summer just got started and we’re already at the longest day of the year! What gives? I don’t know about you, but I’m nowhere near ready to start saying goodbye to daylight. But, today is the most light we’re going to see all year so we better do something to celebrate!... Read more »

Dog Days of Summer!

June 20, 2013    |    By +
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For us dog owners, summer is all about keeping our pups safe and cool to keep them from overheating or dehydrating. During the summer, when I take my pups, Donald and Daisy, to the dog park I use a pet stroller because of the long distance from the park to my house. They love... Read more »

Editor Spotlight: Table Topics Infomania Family Edition

June 19, 2013    |    By +
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I headed out to the Holiday Gift Guide Show here in New York City at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square to scout out hot gift ideas for the summer and the holidays. I ran into my friend Sheryl from Table Topics and she showed me what was new. I love Table Topics because... Read more »

7 Beach Essentials for Summer

June 19, 2013    |    By +
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It’s about that time of the year we North Easterners look forward to most; Summer! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are in full bloom and everyone’s a little happier. The word alone makes me smile. As the hottest season of the year approaches, there’s always one place I look... Read more »

Hottest Toys for Summer Playtime

June 18, 2013    |    By +
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The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us and that means the kids are home from school and we need to get them outside to play. It also means barbeques and visits to grandma’s house…there are lots of ways to keep our kids (of all ages) busy. Make packing fun for our little... Read more »

7 Flag Themed Gifts for Flag Day

June 14, 2013    |    By +
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Today we celebrate the day that our flag became the official symbol of the USA back in 1777. That’s 236 years ago! That’s older than the White House (1800), older than electricity as we know it (1831) and older than jeans (1873). There’s no denying that the flag is part of who we are... Read more »

Awesome Family Puzzles for Summer Vacation

June 11, 2013    |    By +
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Let’s face it, summer can be boring. There are those inevitable rain days where everyone is holed up inside with nothing to do. Beach house, country house, time share, or staycation, if you have kids or are planning on taking any serious amount of time off this summer then it is not complete without... Read more »

Ultimate Memorial Day To-Do List

May 25, 2013    |    By +
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Happy Memorial Day from the Gift Gurus at Memorial Day conjures visions of firing up the grill, backyard games, beach days, and families spending time together enjoying the hot weather that we missed all winter. The heat also makes it the official kick off to summer, even if summer doesn’t start for a... Read more »

7 Gifts Geared For the Outdoors

March 18, 2013    |    By +
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As we head toward spring, we see a lot more people looking for gift ideas for the outdoors lover. In fact, in 2012 one of the most popular searches on Gift Rap was camping. The key to gifting for the outdoor adventurer¬†is to steer clear of very specific and technical equipment he may not... Read more »

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at 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 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.