Posts Tagged ‘ Summer ’

Made in the Shade with Pop-Up Shade Shacks

September 1, 2011    |    By +
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Made in the Shade with Pop-Up Shade Shacks

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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Sneak Peek: Sandless Tote Bags by CGear

August 15, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: Sandless Tote Bags by CGear

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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Day One: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

August 4, 2011    |    By +
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Day One: Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo

We’ve sent our intrepid Gift Guru, Dan T to Salt Lake City for the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo. Being an outdoor enthusiast and veteran product expert, Dan will be scouting out all the latest trends and cool products for the active and outdoor lifestyle that will be coming out for 2011. And of... Read more »


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Scoop the Best of Summer Sales

August 3, 2011    |    By +
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Scoop the Best of Summer Sales

I am a born bargain hunter. I’m the person who’s stocking up on winter coats in June and stockpiling flip flops in September.  My sale-hounding ways have worked out for me more than once, but while I love bargains, I don’t always buy something just because it’s discounted. While summer is in its final... Read more »


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Shark Week Returns

August 1, 2011    |    By +
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Shark Week Returns

The arrival of August can only mean one thing, Shark Week! Kicking off last night and running until August 7, Sharks will taking over the Discovery Channel with more bite, more videos, a new host and shark footage day and night! As someone who grew up watching Shark Week, it’s amazing to see how... Read more »


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Christmas in July Sale

July 21, 2011    |    By +
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Christmas in July Sale

In this sweltering heat, it’s hard to think about snowflakes and Santa. But for those sale-lovers and early-bird shoppers out there, it’s never too soon to start stockpiling your closet with gifts for the holidays. Get a sneak peak of QVC’s massive Christmas in July sale before they release more deals to the public... Read more »


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Sea Worthy Accessories

July 15, 2011    |    By +
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Sea Worthy Accessories

  I’ve got serious beach fever this summer. All I want to do is grab a good book, my beach blanket and soak in the sun. While I may not be able to hit the beach everyday, I can try and bring the beach to me with some seaside inspired style. Every summer, nautical... Read more »


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Summer Beauty Picks

July 11, 2011    |    By +
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Summer Beauty Picks

Just like your wardrobe, it’s important to mix-up your beauty routine for the summer. You wouldn’t want to wear tweed in July, and the same goes for heavy make-up during the summer months. While I’m a total product junkie, there’s no way I’m buying all new make-up and beauty products for each season. The... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

July 8, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

This week blew by, and made us all wish that four day work weeks were the norm. After the last fireworks were launched we were back in the gifting game. We even settled into our new headquarters , which incidentally, is right near a food truck that sells only Ice Cream sandwiches! Yes, we’re... Read more »


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Guru Review: Adidas Boat ClimaCool Shoes

July 7, 2011    |    By +
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Guru Review: Adidas Boat ClimaCool Shoes

For me, the Summer 2011 has been the summer of the boat shoe. No, not the retro, ironic, hipster style boat shoe, but the “Boat CC Lace” shoe from Adidas. Fusing summer style and great utility in and around water, the Boat CC Lace is a super summer accessory. The shoe is made out... 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.