Forget stress, burnout and January credit-card bills. The holidays should be fun. They're a chance to spend time with family and friends...eat great food...and, of course, give and receive presents. You don’t need to break the bank to find items that are thoughtful, useful, or just plain fun. Check out these gift suggestions, from fashionable accessories to travel gizmos, and then make time for a seasonal drink or meal if your shopping takes you to New York or London.
The first spending decline on a Black Friday weekend since 2009 reinforced projections for a lackluster holiday, increasing chances retailers will extend the deep discounts already hurting their profit margins.