Thirty Holiday Gift Ideas

Ah, holiday shopping. The notion fills some with delight, others with dread. Either way, let us make it easier. We’ve selected 30 intriguing gifts, priced from $11.50 to $3.5 million, that cannot disappoint. Regardless of your attitude toward shopping, may we suggest that you well, get on with your buying? Fearing recession-dampened consumer spending, many retailers will have lighter inventory this year, warns Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst for the consumer market research firm NPD Group. “If you wait too long, you’re going to end up with the dregs,” he says. So peruse these gifts—most of them offered for the first time this season—with a sense of purpose and pleasure. Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year, and Eid Mubarak from all of us at Businessweek.com.

 
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