Posts Tagged ‘ Toys ’

Meet the Giftees Judges: Laurie Schacht

September 13, 2012    |    By +
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Meet the Giftees Judges: Laurie Schacht

Name: Laurie Schacht Title: The Toy Insider Mom CTO (Chief Toy Officer) Brand/Blog: The Toy Insider and The Toy Book Bio: Laurie is co-Publisher of The Toy Insider CTO (chief toy officer) for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, as well as the contributing toy editor for Woman’s Day magazine, and Founder of... Read more »


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FURBY is Back!

August 20, 2012    |    By +
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FURBY is Back!

14 years have passed since the original FURBY was released and now, next month, kids will be wowed once again by the adorable creature with the distinct personality. With the latest technology, Hasbro has created a new FURBY for today’s generation that is growing up with smartphones and tablets. Kids now have the ability... Read more »


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The Dark Knight Rises Toys are Here!

July 31, 2012    |    By +
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The Dark Knight Rises Toys are Here!

After eight years of exile, on July 20th the Dark Knight rose again. With the emergence of a ruthless masked terrorist called Bane, Batman must come off of his self-imposed exile to save the people of Gotham City. This highly anticipated movie has plenty of gear and memorabilia for Batman fanatics of all ages.... Read more »


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The New LeapPad 2

July 18, 2012    |    By +
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The New LeapPad 2

The #1 kid’s learning tablet just got better. The original LeapPad was introduced in 2011 and over the last year has won prestigious awards from the Toy Industry Association including “Toy of the Year”. As the industry leader in educational toys, LeapFrog naturally saw a great opportunity to bring educational content, personal creativity and... Read more »


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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

July 16, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

The Gift: Squishy Baff (available now for around $13) The Scoop: Squishy Baff is a product I wish was around when I was a kid- it’s so much fun! Just add the Squishy Baff powder to at bath or home kiddie pool and the water will turn into a colorful gelatinous goo! Imagine a... Read more »


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Introducing: Wonderbox for Kids!

May 30, 2012    |    By +
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Introducing: Wonderbox for Kids!

With summer only a short few weeks away, graduation is just around the corner and school will be out for vacation. For parents who have kids going off to kindergarten I have the perfect graduation gift to get your pre-school child ready. Wonderbox is a monthly or annual subscription delivery service that is filled... Read more »


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Are we there yet?!

May 25, 2012    |    By +
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Are we there yet?!

I found the kid travel gear that you won’t want to be without this Memorial Day. Family vacations can be great, but traveling with young children can also be stressful for kids and parents alike. Hit the road with a smile with some sanity-saving essentials in-tow. Here are a few suggestions and game ideas... Read more »


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Sites We Love: KidCrave

May 9, 2012    |    By +
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Sites We Love: KidCrave

KidCrave is a site loaded with stylish, playful and practical kid stuff and I love it. I’m always on the lookout for the newest and coolest kid-friendly gift ideas available. And, as Childrens’ Gift Editor, websites are one of the cornerstones of my research strategy to find the next “big” thing. One of my... Read more »


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A Tisket, A Tasket…

April 2, 2012    |    By +
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A Tisket, A Tasket…

Easter is around the corner and if you’re still thinking what to fill those Easter baskets with, I’ve got you covered. I’m a huge fan of personalized baskets I think it puts an extra personal touch on the holiday. Also, kids love that they have their very own with their name on it. The... Read more »


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Happy Birthday Ken!

March 13, 2012    |    By +
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Happy Birthday Ken!

On March 13, 1961 Barbie landed the ultimate blue-eyed hottie boyfriend Ken. After a brief split in 2004, Barbie and Ken have now reconciled and are living happily ever after in Malibu. It’s hard to believe Ken is 51 years old today; he doesn’t look a day over 27! I guess he’s had some... 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.