The 5 Most Popular Posts of 2013

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It’s hard to believe that 2013 is all wrapped up, but yes, it’s true!  Call me sentimental, but I like to take this time of year to reflect on all that came and went over the last 12 months. I’m also a sucker for all those “Best Of” lists you see at this time of year, which is why I’ve created a compilation of our most popular blog posts of 2013. We hope you enjoy them, and Happy New Year! So tell us in the comments section below: What subject would you like us to blog about next?  What can we help you with when it comes to gift ideas or gifting etiquette?


groomsmen_gifts5th place:  7 Outstanding Groomsmen Gifts 

While often personalized, these gifts tend to be useful and fun rather than completely necessary. So with that in mind, here are some clever and unique gifts the crew will really love to get! Don’t stick them with a personalized photo frame or something else they’ll never use.


2ndAnniversary thumb4th place: 2nd Anniversary Gifts: Modern vs. Traditional

Second anniversaries tend to be the kind of events that fly under the radar, but they don’t have to! Now is the perfect time to review what the traditional and modern gifts are for this often overlooked occasion.

041713 21st bday thumb3rd place: 21st Birthday Gift Ideas

Being one of those special milestone birthdays, you want to give a memorable 21st birthday gift. But, as a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent you probably don’t want your 21st birthday gift to encourage alcohol poisoning. So, what do you give without seeming like a stick in the mud? Here are a handful of excellent 21st birthday gift ideas that will win you some “cool” points without any guilt.


birthday-gift-15-year-old2nd place: Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys

Fifteen-year-olds are right in middle of discovering who they are, what they like and what they think is cool. Trying to figure out what that might be and gifting it to them, is a tough one. So here’s the lowdown.

And, the Most Popular Post of 2013? Drum roll please…

gifts-for-momThe Best Gifts for a Busy Mom

Really, is there any other kind of mother out there?! All the moms we know are trying to meet deadlines, get kids to a ballet practice/soccer game/play rehearsal, tend to the empty pantry/almost-expired car registration/dustbunny convention/overflowing laundry hampers and slide in at the end of the day with maybe a tiny bit of good humor left to enjoy the precious gift that motherhood really is. (Or at least catch an episode of “Orange Is the New Black” and have a glass of wine.) If this sounds like a superwoman you know, read on: we’ve got a few gift ideas that will make her smile as she sprints through her day.

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at 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 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.