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Barbie’s Newest Career…Architect

August 31, 2011    |    By +
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Barbie’s Newest Career…Architect

Barbie is leaving her pink palace and jet-skiing behind to delve into her new serious career…architecture. This little lady has had more careers than you can count. From rockstar, pet veterinarian, news anchor, and last year’s computer engineer. It seems her baby-sitting days are behind her, given the trend of careers released over the... Read more »


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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop

August 16, 2011    |    By +
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Nintendo 3DS Price Drop

Great gift update! Less than five months ago we were very excited to announce a sure-fire gift hit for 2011 was now available. Nintendo 3DS was so buzz-worthy back in March, but in some ways, the excitement now feels even greater with a recently announced price drop to $169.99 (from $249.99 effective August 12th... Read more »


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Sneak Peek: Nerf Vortex Launch

August 12, 2011    |    By +
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Sneak Peek: Nerf Vortex Launch

The Gift: Nerf Vortex Blasters (four blasters available 9/10/11 ranging from $10 – $40) The Scoop: Nerf likes to shoot stuff. Whether its water with their Super Soakers, or darts with their N-Strike Blasters, Nerf has always been great at scratching that “shooter” itch. It’s VERY exciting to see Nerf continue their shooter evolution... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

August 11, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Angela Ishmael of Swanky Moms

Angela is the Community Manager of SwankyMoms.com. When she’s not busy blogging, you will find her hand in hand with her husband teaching kids in the slums of Nairobi or building homes in the hills of Mexico. Angela and her husband are expecting their first baby girl this fall! It will be their greatest... Read more »


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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

August 5, 2011    |    By +
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Guest Guru: Julie Seguss of Inhabitots

Julie Seguss has been covering toys and kids products for the last nine years, and was even a former Gifts.com Gift Guru. Currently, Julie is the managing editor of Inhabitots, a parenting blog that focuses on green design for kids and babies. She is also a former Parents magazine editor and the interim Pregnancy... Read more »


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Magical Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

July 14, 2011    |    By +
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Magical Gifts for Harry Potter Fans

It was all the way back in 2001, when the world first laid eyes on the very young cast of Harry Potter. 10 years later, the books, the movies and the cast themselves have become an iconic part of our culture and household names. And tomorrow it all comes to an end. Released in... Read more »


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NASA Space Shuttle Inspired Gear

July 8, 2011    |    By +
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NASA Space Shuttle Inspired Gear

The Space Race is over. NASA launched the space shuttle Atlantis this morning at 11:26 am as the final space shuttle mission.  After 30 years, the space shuttle program has come to a close. In honor of this historic and record-breaking program, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite space related gifts. From... Read more »


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Perfect Summer Toy: Z-Curve Bow for Kids

July 5, 2011    |    By +
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Perfect Summer Toy: Z-Curve Bow for Kids

Last winter, when things when things could not get colder, wetter, darker, or more snow-covered, I vowed that the Summer of 2011 would be dedicated to spending every moment possible having fun outdoors. Once the weather started to get nice, I realized that a promise to spend tons of time outdoors in some ways,... Read more »


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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

June 29, 2011    |    By +
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Leapfrog Launches LeapPad Explorer Tablet for Kids

If you thought the tablet revolution would bypass the little ones, you were mistaken. Today Leapfrog’s entry into the tablet world, a.k.a. “LeapPad” goes on pre-sale and will hit retail shelves August 15th. As the industry leader in educational toys, LeapFrog naturally saw a great opportunity to bring educational content, personal creativity and smart... Read more »


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Higher LEGO Learning With the MBA

May 11, 2011    |    By +
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Higher LEGO Learning With the MBA

99.9% of the time “the next level” is a tired cliché to describe a well-intentioned but usually uninspired update of something. So when something truly is that “next level” you feel compelled to shout the news from the mountain tops. The LEGO Master Builder Academy is all about the next level and is the... 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.