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The Holiday Recessionista

Posted: Dec. 16th, 2008  |  By Felicia Dixon-Ward
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Holiday Gift Buying: Christmas 2008 will be remembered as the Christmas for the Recessionista. The term comes from "Fashionista" for lovers of all things fashion. Due to the current economic market climate everyone is feeling the financial pains associated with the recession.

Christmas is about giving and receiving. But, it is also about finding a good bargain on great products. Maybe you were amongst the many on the hunt at the mall the day after Thanksgiving to find that special co-worker or boss a gift, but if you are still searching here a few great business gift ideas.

A Recessionista knows it's not just about the price, it's also about looking as if you spent a lot (smile). Tiffany & Co. (www.tiffany.com) has great gifts for under $100. That little turquoise bag will seem like you spent a lot, but just how much will be your secret.

For the chocolate lover, Godiva is the ultimate gift. A beautiful 19 pieces gift box of Godiva rich chocolate is a luxurious gift for less than $30.

They say diamonds are a girls best friend. So, if you're looking for away to spend your Christmas bonus, the brilliant sparkle of diamonds will capture the smile of any co-worker. Since we are in a recession, you'll want to spend wisely. Blue Nile (www.bluenile.com) has exquisite diamond gifts starting at $200.

If you're looking for business gifts which also appeal to your social awareness, eco-friendly gifts are a great way to save money and save the planet. TheGreenPerpective.com offers an array of eco-friendly gifts. Your favorite store can be a great source for eco-friendly gift ideas. There are plenty of stores carrying items made out of natural material such as tee-shirts made out of Bamboo for under $30. You can also make a donation in the name of your gift recipient to the individual's favorite charity.

Remember to keep these Recessionista shopping ideas in mind:

1. Set a reasonable spending limit based on your budget. The key is setting a spending limit and not shopping on impulse.
2. Shop with merchants that offer employee discounts. Check with your employer to find out if they are associated with retailers that offer special discounts to their employees.
3. Lookout for buy one get one free offers. This is great way for you to keep one of the items for yourself or give two gifts for the price of one.
4. When shopping on-line check for free shipping offers.

Great business gift giving during the recession is possible.

Have a fabulous holiday!

Felicia Dixon-Ward
CEO, J23 Media
JustLuxe Contributor
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