Posts Tagged ‘ Toys ’

We’ve Got a Soft Spot for Squishables

November 7, 2011    |    By +
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We’ve Got a Soft Spot for Squishables

The Gift: Squishable stuffed animals (available now in two sizes for around $20 & $40) The Scoop: Squishables are the plushy-ish stuff animals (and monsters) ever! The round plush toys are ridiculously cute come in in two sizes. The 7.5″ Squishable is a great “Stocking Stuffer” option, but I’m my opinion, you really have... Read more »


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Our 2011 Holiday Toy Guide is Here!

November 3, 2011    |    By +
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Our 2011 Holiday Toy Guide is Here!

Each year, the Gifts team compiles our favorite toys we tried and tested throughout the year to come up with our Holiday Toy Guide. And trust me when I say, it gets harder and harder each year. With so many toys out there and your child being bombarded with advertising everywhere, it’s hard to... Read more »


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Giftee Awards Guest Judge: Parents Magazine

October 10, 2011    |    By +
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Giftee Awards Guest Judge: Parents Magazine

We have gotten some truly stellar folks to join us in our search for the best gifts of 2011 and each week, we’ll be featuring one of them right here on the Gift Rap Blog. Meet 2011 Giftee Awards Judge Taryn Mohrman, lifestyle editor at Parents Magazine. Parents Magazine is one of America’s most... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

October 7, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Bottoms up, it’s Ocktoberfest! Raise your steins, your glasses, it’s been a long week and you’ve earned it. The Guru’s have been as busy as ever. We got to play with some toys all day, we shared our go-to Birthday presents that we like to have on hand in a pinch, AND.. drumroll please,... Read more »


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Most Wanted Toys for the Holidays

October 5, 2011    |    By +
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Most Wanted Toys for the Holidays

Last week, the Gift Guru team attended the Time to Play 2011 Holiday Showcase which showcases all the hottest toys for holiday. Besides announcing the “Most Wanted” toy list a.k.a all the toys your kids will be demanding in the coming months, we also got to play with all the toys first-hand to see... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

September 30, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Happy Friday all, we did it, we survived another week. And while Fall has officially started, the hot and sticky weather hasn’t allowed me break out my Autumn wardrobe just yet. The Guru’s got to indulge their kiddy side at Time to Play’s Holiday Toy Show this week. We got the full scoop on... Read more »


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Sneak Peek: LEGO Life of George

September 29, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: LEGO Life of George

The Gift: LEGO Life of George (available October 1st for around $30) The Scoop: LEGO’s Life of George is a brand new game that combines both physical and digital game play. So how do you play? First you download the free Life of George app. to an Apple/iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad…although... Read more »


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Gifting News from Around the Web

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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Gifting News from Around the Web

Happy Fall everyone! Today marks the first day of Autumn, what are you most looking forward to this season? The Gifts team is already busy with Halloween preparations, and soon to be knee-deep in Halloween candy. In case you missed it, we had some fun updates this week. We shared our favorite stylish gifts... Read more »


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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

September 23, 2011    |    By +
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A Cool Digital Microscope for Wiz Kids

The Gift: The Celestron Handheld Digital Microscope (available now for around $100) The Scoop: This very easy-to-use microscope is a great way to get a big-time view of really small things! It’s so cool to see how tiny things (like bugs, currency, bugs, plants) look under the microscope. But it’s even cooler to take... Read more »


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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

September 15, 2011    |    By +
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Gift Fair Favorites: Microcosmic Universe

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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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!"

Gwen P.
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.