NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tick, tock. Today Macys (NYSE:M), Americas most beloved retailer, is unveiling an extensive assortment of gifts as the countdown begins to the upcoming holiday shopping season. With only 70 days left until Christmas, customers will once again discover the magic of Macys through exciting Gifts from our Stars, quirky and affordable Gift Shop items, gifts that give back and an easy shopping experience designed to keep the merriment alive all season long.

Macys continues to offer better assortments that serve our customers need for gifts for everyone on their list from the best brands at an affordable price during the most hectic shopping period of the year, said Tim Baxter, executive vice president of Macys Fashion, Lease and Multicultural Offices. Im confident our assortment will resonate with our customer by offering exciting, must-have gifts at compelling prices.

GIFTS FROM OUR STARS

Only one star can bring all of these stars together to create brilliant gifts for one and all! Outdoing themselves again this year, Macys design stars have created one-of-a-kind gifts for customers only at Macys. Celebrity items include distinctive designs by Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Greg Norman, Kenneth Cole, Martha Stewart, Michael Aram, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Sean John and Tommy Hilfiger. All at an affordable price, customers can find gifts from our stars like bejeweled accessories, warm weather essentials, fashionable finds for him and her, and merry home goods throughout select Macys locations nationwide and on macys.com.

GIFT SHOP

Macys Gift Shop continues to offer fun, affordable gifts for him, her and the home in 310 Macys stores nationwide. From whimsical time pieces, bejeweled cellphone covers, fun barware, pet fashions and cute Hello Kitty accessories, Macys Gift Shop is a one-stop, holiday gifting destination for everyone on your list. Centrally located in high-traffic destinations, Macys Gift Shop is a festive, branded environment sure to incite merriment and the urge to shop for yuletide gifts that make an impression and wont break the bank.

BE-STOWED GIFTS

Forget the gifts of Christmas past and revel in this years yuletide favorites. Santa himself would be proud of the un-BE-lievable variety of gifts for everyone on his list. To give customers a head start on the holiday shopping rush, Macys has come up with a list of the hottest gifts of the season from the best brands at an affordable price.

Be Merry in shades of red the holidays most magical hue:

MICHAEL Michael Kors Studded Clutch, $448

LeVian Raspberry Rhodalite and Chocolate Diamonds 14k Strawberry Gold Ring, $3,200

Sean John Puffer Vest for him, $148

Wacoal Bra and Underwear, $52, $20

Hotel Collection Twill Throw, $200

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, $499.99

Be Warm with heartwarming statements that make a big impression:

Tommy Hilfiger Fair Isle Dress, $89.50

Charter Club Cashmere Sweater for her, $179

The chocolate diamonds North Face Jackets for him, her and the kids, $99 - $199

Coach Moccasins, $108

Charter Club Faux Fur Decorative Pillows and Throws, $50 - $160

Martha Stewart Collection Flannel Bedding, $40 - $260

Lacoste Pima Cotton Bath Towel, $30

Be Festive with the perfect finishing touches for your coolest friends and family:

I.N.C. International Concepts Sequin Jacket, $89.50

Robert Lee Morris Soho Jewelry, $38 - $175

Kenneth Cole Reaction Velvet Blazer for him, $129.50

Alfani Lace Peplum Dress, $99

Tag Heuer Watches for him and her, $3,300 - $5,600

Swarovski Crystalline Collection, $75 - $390

Be Santa make your list, check it twice, irresistible gifts bound to entice:

Dooney and Bourke Tote, $238

Timberland Boots for him, $190

Jones New York Satin Chemise and Wrap, $44, $69

Lauren Ralph Lauren Fleece Jackets for her, $109 - $119

Tumi Luggage, $495 - $645

Frango and Godiva Chocolate and Truffle Gift Boxes, $8.99 - $50

Vera Wang Picture Frames, $75 - $100

Be Techy with fun games, sleek gadgets and high-performance gear for geeks and cool guys alike:

Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, $119

G-Shock Watch, $160

Rooftop Remote-controlled Helicopter, $140

Marley Headphones, $89.99

Apple iPad 16GB, $499.99; 32GB, $729.99

Keurig Special Edition Personal Brewer with LCD Message Center, $219.99

Homedics Massager, $79.99

Be Entertaining Savor, toast, indulge and celebrate with items that give your guests a reason to linger at your holiday table:

Michael Aram Metal and Glass Gifts and Serveware, $60 - $325

The Cellar Mini Dessert Set, $29.99

Lauren Ralph Lauren Home Barware, $35 - $130

Nambe Trio Condiment Tray, $185

Waterford Crystal Champagne Saucer Pair, $160

Martha Stewart Collection Cake Stands and Domes, $43 - $115

GIFTS THAT GIVE

For customers who want to give back while shopping, Macys exclusive Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti programs offer unique and meaningful handmade gifts that benefit artisans in far off places. Items available include woven baskets, jewelry crafted from natural materials, picture frames and wall art made of recycled steel, papier-mache vases and banana leaf trays. Each purchase of Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti product gives twice: once to the recipient of your gift and a second time to the artisan who receives half of the wholesale price of that item. These programs benefit the artisans' lives in remarkable ways, offering sustainable employment opportunities that enable participants to feed and clothe their families, access healthcare, repair homes and pay childrens school fees. For more information about the Rwanda Path to Peace and Heart of Haiti programs or to shop the collections, visit macys.com/Haiti and macys.com/Rwanda.

Rejoice this holiday season with a bevy of gift options available at Macys stores nationwide! Offering everything from stocking stuffers to glam garments and home essentials, Macys is the perfect place to go as the countdown begins to the holiday season. When time is of the essence, Macys provides a complimentary personal shopping service, Macys By Appointment, which makes shopping for the holidays less stressful and time consuming. For a convenient and easy solution to last minute shopping challenges, a personalized gift card is brimming with possibility and the guarantee that the recipient will end up with something they love. Exclusive to macys.com, customers can customize their own gift card with options for personal photos, messages, clip art, colored backgrounds and patterns. No time to shop? Visit our online gift shop at macys.com to make holiday shopping simple with everything delivered right to your doorstep.

Editors Note: For all Macys 2012 holiday gift images and information please visit: magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/MacysHoliday2012. For Macys media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Macys

Macys, the largest retail brand of Macys, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macys stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macys is known for such epic events as Macys 4th of July Fireworks and the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macys helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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