December 05, 2012 11:09 ET

"Mommy-Certified" Holiday Must-Haves With Melissa Gerstein

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Melissa Gerstein, co-founder of "The Moms," has some unique and memorable gift ideas fit for everyone on your list.

It's always fun when moms can share their favorite childhood memories with their own kids. Now moms and their little princesses can join together in the fun of Cinderella's magical transformation with Mattel's Cinderella Transforming Pumpkin Carriage and royal horse. With a little bibbidi-bobbidi-boo and three simple steps, girls can relive the unforgettable scene of Cinderella's ride to the palace over and over.

During the holidays it is especially important to stay connected with family and friends, even when they are far away or traveling. Give the gift of communication with Skype gift cards, which can be used to make low-cost calls to cell phones and landlines, send and receive text messages, and access Skype WiFi from over 1 million hotspots around the world! Skype gift cards can also be used for group video calling and screen sharing, so you can get the whole family together, virtually, to watch the kids open up presents and look at holiday photos! Starting at $10, Skype gift cards are available at the Microsoft store, Target, and online at or the Skype Facebook page.

Speaking of photos, new Snapbox prints offer a way to transform your pictures into museum-quality framed canvas prints. Starting at under $10, it is so easy to make photos into personalized gifts for anyone on your list. All you have to do to get started is email your photo to and you'll be on your way to order any of the five sizes and have them delivered right to your home. Be sure to order by December 17th to make sure you get them in time for Christmas!

When you don't have time to go out shopping this year, Catalog Spree is your personal digital mall that saves you time by bringing all the brands you love to one place... right at your fingertips! You can shop over 350 catalogs including Sharper Image, L.L. Bean, Land of Nod and more. Download the free iPad app or go to to get your shopping started.

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