Holiday 2017: Give the Best This Holiday Season with Gifts We Love from Macy’s

Make Your List and Check It Twice, Macy’s Has Everything You Need This Holiday Season

Offering An Incredible Assortment Of The Perfect Gifts For Him, Her, Kids And Home, Including Fashion, Accessories, And Beauty, That Will Delight Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Macy’s has upped the ante for 2017 through partnerships, specially created collections, and a handy guide of the best presents that will make gifting friends and family fun and easy. Additionally, Macy’s Fashion Office brings shoppers the latest and greatest trends from around the globe, with a curated selection of festive wares perfect for every occasion, from cozy nights in and office fetes to full-blown holiday extravaganzas. Find the perfect gift for the fashionista, techie, beauty guru, at-home chef, interior décor connoisseur, and everyone in between, and ensure you look chic and party-ready — all at Macy’s.

The holidays are a celebratory time when loved ones come together and show how much they appreciate having each other in their lives,” said Cassandra Jones, senior vice president of Macy’s Fashion. “I truly believe that the perfect gift can bring people together. To enhance that experience for our customers, we’ve created an unparalleled assortment of gift-giving items, from tech to beauty, so that each present is the perfect one. Plus, we’ve curated fashion and accessories to ensure our customers will look and feel incredible wherever their celebrations take them this season.”

From new brands and technology to an updated reservation system at Herald Square Santaland in New York City, Macy’s makes life easier this holiday season

Plus, shop hundreds of the hottest Black Friday specials beginning at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day at macys.com on Thanksgiving, November 23macyslogo

This holiday season, make your list and head to Macy’s to find the best new brands and tech gifts galore, look your best for every occasion and make sure your home is company-ready. Plus, Macy’s will open most full-line department stores at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23. Customers who want to begin their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will find hundreds of Black Friday specials in-store and online at macys.com.

For Her

Give the gift of luxury with opulent knits and sparkly pieces that pack as much glamour as they do comfort. A tiered, ruffle-sleeved sweater from I.N.C International Concepts is both fabulous and cozy, but also versatile and can be dressed up and down with ease. Glitter slippers, also from I.N.C, are perfect for the one whose sparkle is never dulled. For a true high-shine moment, give the special lady in your life the opportunity to feel like a star with an EFFY® sapphire bracelet certain to take her breath away or choose a cultured pearl strand for a timeless gift she will treasure. The trend-obsessed fashionista is no doubt a diehard fan of the 90s athletic-inspired logo craze strutting the runways, so a Tommy Hilfiger logo sweater is right up her style alley. A statement-making messenger bag from Michael Kors or luxurious leather wallet from Coach will help her stay stylish while keeping all her essentials organized. She’ll be party-ready with Clinique’s Pick Your Party set, created for Macy’s. This charming collection of Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer holiday lip shades treats lips to bold color packaged in a limited-edition tin. Give her a gift from her favorite designer with a fragrance from Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Dior or Yves Saint Laurent, or give beauty lovers the gift of options with Macy’s Beauty Box; for $15 a month, customers will receive five deluxe beauty samples selected by Macy’s beauty experts, plus a bonus sample and a $5 coupon to use in-store or on macys.com on their next beauty purchase.

For Him

Macy’s gift choices are just as great for guys. Upgrade his style game with eye-catching intarsia sweaters from I.N.C International Concepts while making sure he also smells the part with eau de toilette from Coach. Pamper his feet with out-of-this-world soft slippers from Ugg® and make sure his face always glows with the Hydration Hits four-piece face cream set from Kiehl’s. Deepen his musical history knowledge with the book, Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey. The luxury, large-format coffee table book explores the origins, evolution and cultural impact of Hip Hop culture over the last four decades through critically acclaimed essays and profiles, as well as captivating images. A puffer jacket from Calvin Klein or denim trucker jacket from Levi’s will keep him warm throughout the holiday season. Sprezza Box is a surefire way to revamp his style in one easy step. There are four distinct boxes created for Macy’s, each containing five items including ties, pocket squares, socks, sunglasses, wallets and money clips, curated by the experts at Sprezza. Each box evokes a specific look and feel—pick the right one for the guy on your list and instantly add panache to his style.

Tech

Keep the tech whiz in your life up-to-date with the latest releases in drones, Virtual Reality, acoustics, and more with the phenomenal offerings from Macy’s. Star Wars Battle Drones from Propel let fans recreate the epic clashes from their favorite Star Wars movies, while the Dream Vision virtual reality headset combines mind-blowing visuals with crisp audio to transport users and immerse them in any world they choose. Give the gift of convenience with the Amazon Echo Dot, the hands-free, voice-controlled device that enables you to make calls, send and receive messages, play music, set alarms, and more. For those true music fans, old school meets new school with the Victrola Acrylic turntable with Bluetooth speakers.

Home and Entertaining

Home is where the heart is, and whether you’re gifting someone a special item for their home or entertaining in yours, Macy’s has the best in décor, cuisine and service tools for the holiday season. Hotel Collection glassware and barware, along with the exceptional bar cart, are sophisticated and urbane. Tumblers and decanters boast a modern shape while the cart and bar tools mix polished wood and steel for a beautifully mid-Century aesthetic. Give the gift of holiday charm with decorative pillows from Martha Stewart Collection featuring an array of adorable critters from cats and dogs to stags and polar bears. Studio Mercantile novelty bar games are excellent ways to take parties up a notch, and decorative lighting, also from Studio Mercantile, provide ambiance to a setting. Appreciate the true essence of coffee by embracing the deep flavors of a freshly ground and pressed brew with the Primula French press bundle. The press draws out the natural oils and robust taste of beans, preparing six cups at a time. The bundle, created for Macy’s, comes with the press and a tumbler so you can share the experience with friends and coffee lovers everywhere. Gourmet gift baskets created for Macy’s from Di Bruno Bros. are sure to make an impression. Choose a curated basket with themes including “Let’s Brunch,” and “The Sriracha Foodie” filled with a wide variety of specialty foods and products that have all been hand-selected for top quality.

New Brands

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Macy’s has everything you need this holiday season; SB by Sachin & Babi, Bossa Top $89, Oak Skirt $129 (Photo: Business Wire)

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for producing stunning pieces through their eponymous line that has redefined eveningwear, have created a dazzling collection for Macy’s that makes dressing up fun, easy, and empowering this holiday season. With close attention to detail and high fashion artistry, SB by Sachin & Babi goes beyond traditional special occasion wear with a selection of breathtaking dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts, and pants. Fans of the new collection can preview the line on macys.com now, prior to the official launch in 149 stores on Nov. 15. Continue reading

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: The Toy Insider Predicts Toys to Top Kids’ Wish Lists with Expert 2017 Hot Holiday Toy Picks

Hatchimals Surprise, Fingerlings, Star Wars, Luvabella, Lightseekers, Squishies, and 3Doodler Top the Toy Insider’s Hot 20, Top Tech 12, and STEM 10 Lists

The Toy Insider, one of the toy industry’s most influential organizations and a trusted go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, has unveiled its expert picks for the best kids’ toys and tech in its 12th Annual Holiday Gift Guide (https://www.thetoyinsider.com/2017-holiday-gift-guide/) The hottest and most coveted items for 2017 are broken out into three lists: the Hot 20 (the most wished-for items of the year), Top Tech 12 (featuring AI, AR, VR and other cutting-edge technologies) and STEM 10 (science, technology, engineering and math toys that make learning fun). These hand-picked 42 items represent an incredible assortment of must-have collectibles, interactive toys, traditional playthings, and tech-infused robots and drones, among many more categories that are sure to make kids of all ages jump for joy this holiday season.1

The Toy Insider is the go-to source for product information about children’s toys, tech, and entertainment. It publishes two annual gift guides—one for summer and one for holiday—and reviews toys 365 days a year on thetoyinsider.com, a trusted resource for parents. The content is produced by an editorial team with more than 75 years of combined experience covering the toy industry. The Toy Insider is published by Adventure Publishing Group, publisher of leading trade publications The Toy Book, The Toy Report, The Licensing Book, and Total Licensing Report.

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The Toy Insider 2017 Holiday Gift Guide-Cover

Our team of experts spent the whole year searching for ‘the next Hatchimals,’ reviewing and playing with thousands of toys from manufacturers large and small,” says Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer, The Toy Insider. “There’s nothing like seeing a child’s amazement when they open their holiday gifts, and we’re confident that the toys found in our holiday gift guide will deliver big ‘Wow’s and huge smiles. At The Toy Insider, we know play.

The Toy Insider’s Hot 20

0-2 years

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Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park (VTech)

  • Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park (VTech)
  • Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart (LeapFrog)

3-5 years

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Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery (Just Play)

  • Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery (Just Play)
  • FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger (Hasbro)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Tots (MGA Entertainment)

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    Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer R/C (Jada Toys)

  • Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer R/C (Jada Toys)
  • Peppa Pig Lights & Sounds Family Home (Jazwares)
  • PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset (Just Play)

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    Teddy Ruxpin (Wicked Cool Toys)

  • Teddy Ruxpin (Wicked Cool Toys)
  • Thomas & Friends Super Station (Fisher-Price)

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: BJ’s Wholesale Club Lights Up the Holidays with its Exclusive Top Ten Toys List

The Retailer Shares A Collection Of Coveted Toys Available At Unbeatable Prices, All Exclusive to BJ’s

BJ’s this week announced its Top Ten Toys List for this holiday season, including the hottest picks from leading brands like Disney•Pixar®, Mattel® and Hasbro®. These top toys will only be available at BJ’s.

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28″ Holiday Barbie®

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Baby Alive® Darci’s Dance Class Doll

BJ’s is stocked with hundreds of toys, games, and gifts, from interactive toys and tech gadgets to gifts that are sure to spark creativity and imagination. BJ’s exclusive Top Ten Toys will be available in-Club beginning in early October, with select items available now at Bjs.com. Continue reading

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Kmart® Made a List, Checked it Twice and Announced Its Fab 15 List of Toys

Part of the Brand’s $1 Down Layaway Program, Kmart Reveals the Season’s Hottest Toys

Everyone knows that sometimes the best gift of all during the holidays is knowing exactly what gift to buy others. To make gift-giving more ridiculously awesome than ever this year, Kmart has unveiled its annual Fab 15 List of the most in-demand toys for the 2017 holiday season. (Check out www.kmart.com/fab15 for the latest information and deals on the Fab 15 and Kmart’s full assortment of toys.)

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The Kmart Annual Fab15 List includes toys and games for kids of all ages and stages. The list, including toys and hot brands like Spin Master‘s Hatchimals, Mattel’s Hot Wheels™ and Barbie™, LEGO®, and Hasbo’s NERF®, is carefully crafted based on industry trends, input from Shop Your Way members and data, and more than 50 years of experience in knowing what toys kids love to play with and find under their Christmas trees.

Kmart is this year’s toy headquarters,” said Michael O’Connor, head of toys at Sears Holdings. “With today’s hottest toys at affordable prices, our Fab 15 list will be sure to knock the stockings off kids and parents alike this holiday season.”

The Fab 15 list of Kmarts most sought-after holiday toys includes:

For Shop Your Way members, buying toys – including the Fab 15 – at Kmart means earning points that can be redeemed on future purchases, which is especially useful during the holiday season. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and digital coupons that can be loaded directly into their account.

Shop Your Way members can place the most popular items across dozens of categories on layaway including toys, home products, apparel, and electronics, with a $1 down payment for in-store and online contracts. Non-members also have access to affordable layaway contracts through Kmart with $10 at contract initiation*.

*Requires down and biweekly payments. All fees nonrefundable. Service and cancellation fees apply. No cancellation fee in Ohio. Not available at all Kmart stores. Maryland and Washington D.C. offer 8-week contracts only. Exclusions apply. See store for further details.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Toys“R”Us® Unwraps The 2017 Holiday Hot Toy List

Retailer Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Only List that Matters with Geoffrey’s Top 20, New Services and More

Attention moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and everyone in between Toys“R”Us® has unveiled its 2017 Holiday Hot Toy List. As the leading expert on all things toy, the Toys“R”Us team has traveled the world over the past two decades to uncover hot trends and toy phenomena like Tickle Me™ Elmo, Zhu Zhu Pets®, Hatchimals™ and more, so they can provide parents and gift-givers with the inside scoop on kids’ most-wanted playthings. This year’s list is no exception, featuring items from Hatchimals Surprise™ to PAW Patrol Sea Patroller™ and more than 20 items available exclusively at Toys“R” Us (cue Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder™). Eager holiday shoppers can rest easy knowing they can get the comprehensive list of this year’s 50 hottest toys at Toysrus.com/HotToys.

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Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder

At Toys“R”Us, it’s serious business deciding which toys make the cut and end up on our Holiday Hot Toy List,” said Ariana Gentry, Toys“R”Us President of Play.Not only is this year’s list filled with ultra-hot and kid-approved gifts – but I can personally say that each of these toys are super FUN to play with!

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3 in1 Sports Zone

Helping celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Holiday Hot Toy List, gift-givers can find Geoffrey’s Top 20 toys (the best of the best of the list) – and more – in-store and online:

  • 3-in-1 Sports Zone from Little Tikes®

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    Baby So Sweet 16 Inch Nursery Doll

  • Baby So Sweet 16-Inch Nursery Doll from Toys“R”Us® (Available only at Toys“R”Us)
  • Coco Interactive Guitar from Mattel® (Available beginning October 1, 2017)

  • Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery from Just Play™
  • Fingerlings™ from WowWee™ (Unicorn Gigi available only at Toys“R”Us)
  • FURREAL ROARIN’ IVORY, THE PLAYFUL TIGER from HASBRO (Available only at Toys“R”Us beginning November 1, 2017)
  • Glimmies™ Glimtern from Just Play™ (Available only at Toys“R”Us)
  • Hatchimals Surprise from Spin Master™ (Available beginning October 6, 2017)
  • Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Batbot Xtreme from Fisher-Price®
  • L.O.L Surprise™ Big Surprise from MGA Entertainment® (Available beginning September 29, 2017)
  • NERF RIVAL NEMESIS MXVII-10K Blaster from HASBRO
  • Nintendo Switch™ with Gray Joy-Con™ from Nintendo
  • Of Dragons, Fairies, and Wizards™ Magical Fairy Wand Fairy Princess Fern from Cepia LLC
  • Oonies™ Mega Starter Pack from Moose Toys™ (Available only at Toys“R”Us beginning October 1, 2017)

  • PAW Patrol Sea Patroller from Spin Master™
  • Pikmi Pops™ Surprise! Jumbo Plush from Moose Toys™ (Available only at Toys“R”Us beginning October 1, 2017)
  • Power Wheels Boomerang from Fisher-Price® (Available only at Toys“R”Us)
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel Lion Fire Fortress Zord from Bandai™ (Available only at Toys“R”Us)
  • Project Mc2™ Smart Pixel Purse from MGA Entertainment®
  • Shimmer and Shine™ Magical Light-Up Genie Palace from Fisher-Price® (Available only at Toys“R”Us beginning October 1, 2017)

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Mattel Debuts New Adult Game — Escape Room In A Box

New Game Inspired by Escape Room Experiences Available This Fall

Mattel today announced the launch of a new adult strategy game, Escape Room in A Box: The Werewolf Experiment™ at Gen Con 2017. In 2016, 13.4 million people in the US alone participated in Escape Rooms inspiring this new game which gives players one-hour to solve puzzles, crack codes and find hidden clues to thwart a mad scientist’s plot.

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Mattel Logo (PRNewsFoto/Mattel)

We are continuing to expand our games business with on-trend and relevant games, and Escape Room in A Box is the latest addition to the growing Mattel Games portfolio,” said Ray Adler, Senior Director, Global Games at Mattel. “We know that in a digitally focused world, consumers are gravitating toward social game play. This new introduction brings friends and families together to re-create the thrill captured in the entertainment experience.

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MATTEL DEBUTS NEW ADULT GAME — ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX. New Game Inspired by Escape Room Experiences Available This Fall

A breakout form of entertainment, Escape Room in A Box: The Werewolf Experiment™ challenges teams to solve both physical and mental puzzles to unlock clues to free themselves before time runs out. Once players open the game they have been exposed to a virus that will turn them into werewolves. Players are given one-hour to solve 19 puzzles and find the codes to open three-locks to ultimately escape the virus, and the room.

To enhance gameplay, players can connect to the Amazon Alexa to keep track of time, ask questions and play a special soundtrack. The game will be available this November for $29.99 at retailers nationwide.

Toys”R”Us® Unveils Its Collection Of Exclusive Toys For This Year’s Comic Convention In San Diego

Fans Look No Further Because Toys”R”Us Is Bringing Dozens Of Must-Have Collectibles To This Year’s Show

Toys”R”Us® announced its exclusive lineup of must-have playthings to help celebrate one of the world’s largest pop culture shows, Comic Convention in San Diego, CA. Conventioneers and online shoppers can visit Toys”R”Us at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) from Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 23 or Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23 to shop the hottest items from the world’s biggest entertainment brands, including Spider-Man, WWE®, TRANSFORMERS and Power Rangers.

To help prepare for this year’s show, collectors can now view the full roster of action figures, dolls and more at the official Toys”R” Us blog, No Assembly Required.

Also, in honor of this year’s show, the company is offering customers nationwide the following special deals and discounts, in all stores nationwide and online at www.Toysrus.com from Sunday, July 16 to Saturday, July 22.

  • BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ALL Star Wars The Black Series 6-inch figures*
  • BUY ON GET ONE 40% OFF ALL Funko POP! figures**
  • SAVE $20 WWE Heavyweight Adult Replica Title Belt (Was: $99.99; Now $79.99)
  • SAVE $5 ALL $19.99 Marvel Legends 6-inch figures (Was: $19.99; Now $14.99)

All Comic Convention merchandise is available while supplies last, so fans are encouraged to make purchases early.

The following Toys“R” Us exclusives will be available at the Comic Convention and online at www.Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 20Sunday, July 23. These items will also be available at Toys“R” Us stores nationwide later this year.

Star Wars™ The Black Series Commander Gree™ from Hasbro

Star Wars™ The Black Series Commander Gree™ from Hasbro

Star Wars™ The Black Series Commander Gree™ from Hasbro

Star Wars fans will love this exclusive 6-inch Commander Gree figure from The Black Series because of its incredible features and craftsmanship. This collectible includes premium detail across multiple points of articulation that only The Black Series can offer.

TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP10) from Hasbro

This TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Optimus Prime collectible figure will definitely be a favorite among TRANSFORMERS enthusiasts at this year’s show. The figure is an MP10 variant and the perfect Masterpiece figure for any fan to start their collection! The figure features a unique color variant inspired by the original TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION 1 animated series. Featuring a high level of detail and intricate articulation with poseable fingers, the figure stands at 9.5 inches when in robot mode and converts between robot and truck modes in 24 steps. The Masterpiece Optimus Prime comes with numerous classic Optimus Prime accessories including the Spike Witwicky figure, Orange Energy Axe, Matrix of Leadership, Ion Blaster Rifle and Roller Unit. The Matrix of Leadership accessory is comprised of mostly die cast metal and a blue, gem-like center which can be carried in the figure’s chest. Fans can fold the Ion blaster Rifle in half and store it in the figure’s back. The Masterpiece Optimus Prime figure also comes with a trailer that converts into a battle station and a repair bay. Rubber tires are also included.

Marvel Legends A-Force Heroines 6-Pack from Hasbro

Marvel Minimates Spider-Man Homecoming Spider-Man vs. Adrian Toomes Exclusive 2-Pack from Diamond Select Toys™

Marvel Minimates Spider-Man Homecoming Spider-Man vs. Adrian Toomes Exclusive 2-Pack from Diamond Select Toys™

Expand your collection of iconic heroines in the Marvel lore with this Marvel Legends A-Force Heroines pack that comes with 6 comic-inspired figures, including Marvel’s Singularity, She-Hulk, Lady Loki, Elsa Bloodstone, Monica Rambeau and Sif. Each 6-inch tall heroine figure is highly articulated and features a beautifully detailed design allowing fans to recreate their favorite comic book arcs right at home.

POP!® X-Men X-23 from Funko

POP!® X-Men X-23 from Funko

POP!® X-Men X-23 from Funko

X-Men fans rejoice because X-23, the cloned daughter of Wolverine, has officially received the POP! vinyl treatment. Available exclusively at Toys“R” Us, X-23 measures 3.75-inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box – perfect for collectors and a must have at the show.

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Black Lion from Playmates Toys

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Black Lion from Playmates Toys

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Black Lion from Playmates Toys

Conventioneers will rejoice over the Black Lion of Voltron that’s now available in premium diecast. This detailed figure is fully articulated and made from high-quality materials. When combined with the other Lions, the Black Lion transforms into the head and torso of an 8-inch scale Voltron figure. Collect all 5 diecast Lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure.

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Red Lion from Playmates Toys

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Red Lion from Playmates Toys

DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Red Lion from Playmates Toys

Voltron fans can add to their collection with this Red Lion of Voltron in premium diecast. This detailed figure is fully articulated and made from premium materials. The Red Lion transforms into the right arm of an 8-inch scale Voltron figure, perfect for collectors. Collect all 5 diecast Lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. Continue reading