SOURCE: MSN Shopping

November 09, 2007 08:00 ET

MSN Shopping Holiday Gift Shop 2007 "Shop the Way You Want" Features Personalized Gift Guidance, Free Shipping Center, Hot Lists and More

"Five Fabulous Gift Ideas from Bobbie Thomas," NBC "Today Show" Style Editor and Style Network's "Fashion Police" Co-Host; Shop Green With Alternative "Green" Gift Choices and "Better Present for a Better Future" Campaign

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2007) - MSN Shopping Holiday Gift Shop 2007 has teamed up with multiple top-tier brands and experts, including fashion guru Bobbie Thomas and the environmentally conscious "Better Present for a Better Future" campaign, to help savvy shoppers quickly and easily choose the perfect gifts for everyone on their shopping list.

"The MSN Shopping Holiday Gift Shop offers multiple ways all in one place -- by price, recipient or personality -- to find the ideal gift, depending on how shoppers want to shop," said Bridget Tate, content manager for MSN Shopping at Microsoft Corp. "They may shop from the comforts of their home, office or cell phones and browse fantastic gift ideas from thousands of retailers without suffering through long lines at the mall. We are fortunate to bolster this year's MSN Shopping holiday experience with alternative 'green' gift choices in our Shop Green boutique, as well as gift ideas from Bobbie Thomas."

The MSN Shopping Holiday Gift Shop 2007 "Shop the Way You Want" campaign simplifies and streamlines the holiday shopping experience with personalized shopping choices:

-- Shop by price or by recipient (Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts for Teens, Gifts for Baby, Gifts for Pets and more); or by personality and lifestyle (The Trendsetter, Globe Trotter, Gardener, Media Maniac and more).

-- Holiday Hot Lists by Category. Find a quick list of hot must-have gifts from jewelry to toys.

-- Free Shipping Center. Find out who offers free shipping, all in one place. Just pick a category.

-- Gift Cards & Certificates. Find gift cards from Sephora to JCPenney, all in one place.

-- Weekly hot deals and online coupons.

-- Procrastination Central (available closer to Dec. 25). Find out which retailers are still shipping by Christmas Day if you procrastinate.

Shoppers can be in the know with "Five Fabulous Gift Ideas from Bobbie Thomas." She serves as the style editor for NBC's "Today Show" and co-host of the Style Network's "Fashion Police" program. She is also the style correspondent for E! Entertainment Television's "countdown" specials reviewing red carpet award shows such as the Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Oscars. And for more than five years, she has highlighted the hottest celebrity trends and lifestyle products in her column "The Buzz," featured in In Touch Weekly magazine.

Shop Green, sponsored by Novica United Inc. in association with National Geographic, includes energy-saving and recycled products, sustainable and chemical-free materials, as well as helpful eco tips. This holiday season, Shop Green spotlights the "Better Present for a Better Future" campaign by Heifer International, Share Our Strength and Conservation International (CI). The campaign is designed to encourage a new way to think about holiday giving, maximize every dollar given to charities this holiday season, combine resources to help ensure that the maximum percent of dollars raised are delivered to programs, reduce consumption, and promote a greater gift to the world. MSN shoppers will have the option to donate livestock to a village in need, feed a hungry child or protect nature for future generations.

Conservation International works with communities all over the world to conserve the Earth's living heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature. CI is a U.S.-based, international organization and is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Heifer International works to improve the lives of communities by creating dependable sources of food and income. Share Our Strength works with communities to create programs to ensure that no children are left hungry.

About MSN Shopping

MSN Shopping is among the largest online marketplaces on the Web today. MSN Shopping features a robust collection of products offering selection and expert buying advice on everything from beauty to fashion to interior design. MSN shoppers can compare 29,860,832 products from over 8,000 stores, all in one place. The MSN Network attracts over 96 million unique users a month and over 13 billion page views per month. As one of the top shopping search engines, MSN Shopping specifically boasts over 8 million unique visitors and over 52 million page views each month.

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