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8th Anniversary Gift Ideas–Bronze

April 9, 2014    |    By +
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For those of you impressive gift-givers who strictly follow the anniversary traditions, we applaud you (as I am sure do your significant others and all gifting recipients.) The traditional 8th anniversary gift category is bronze and pottery, while the modern take on the occasion calls for linens and lace. In sticking with tradition, we... Read more »


High School Graduation Gifting Tips and Ideas

April 7, 2014    |    By +
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Like clockwork, each school year ends with a new crop of graduating seniors and a stack of graduation party invitations to attend to. While we are all excited for this new group’s venture into college life, world travels or next step-of-choice, it gets tough knowing what is cool and appropriate to give to all... Read more »


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Gifts for Tween Girls

April 3, 2014    |    By +
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Tween girls are one of the most difficult categories of people to shop for. A tween is age 9 to 12, that lovely middle school age where they are just starting to be too old for “kid stuff” but not yet a teenager who has fully established their own tastes and style. As opposed... Read more »


Purim Gifting

March 14, 2014    |    By +
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The Jewish holiday of Purim is all about happiness, giving, food and fun. It is an exuberant, noisy, costumed holiday celebrated by the observant Jewish community. Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which is usually in March. Purim is fun. The real background is to commemorate the defeat of... Read more »


Gifts for the Geeks

December 2, 2013    |    By +
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It used to be rude to call someone a geek. They were the braces wearing, skinny, pants-pulled-up, smart kids. The awkward outsiders. But in this technologically advanced society, everyone wants to be geeky, so it’s no longer an insult. Geeky means you are a master of techy gadgets, and hip to eccentric interests and... Read more »


How to Choose a Host or Hostess Gift

November 5, 2013    |    By +
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Fall is a time for fun gatherings and get-togethers, and with football season, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, there is no shortage of happy events to attend. Your sparkling personality and witty conversation will help get you repeat invitations, but if you want to guarantee that you are invited back, bring a thoughtful host or... Read more »


Halloween Decoration Ideas: Go Upscale

October 2, 2013    |    By +
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There’s a fine line between classy and cheesy when it comes to Halloween decorations. We’re all about getting into that spooky, funky spirit but we thought we’d give you a few ways to bring the fun up a few chic notches this year. Why use fake cobwebs, for example, when you could use ivy,... Read more »


Four Tips on Finding Housewarming Gifts for Men

September 26, 2013    |    By +
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In general, men appreciate gifts that are more on the practical side. So when you are searching for an awesome housewarming gift for a man, look for things that he can actually use, but might not think to buy for himself. And don’t forget to factor in space when you are considering what gift... 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.