No Recession In The Chronicle's Holiday Gift Guide
The Houston Chronicle has come out with a Holiday Gift Guide, and so has the Houston Press. We at the Press pointed out to readers that "the luxury industry has taken a hit just like the rest of the economy, which is good news for you." We suggested "a silver charm bracelet or even diamond earrings" as a "cool gift for women." See, we're no enemy of luxury - get it if you can!
Yet we are still astounded by how outrageous some of the Chronicle's gift suggestions are, given the current state of things. Among the offenders:
-- a $34,650 natural fancy intense yellow oval diamond pendant from I W Marks;
-- a $48,975 diamond bangle from I W Marks; and
U of H Cougars Baseball v Memphis
TicketsFri., May. 6, 6:30pm
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
TicketsSat., May. 7, 7:45pm
Rice Owls Men's Baseball vs. University of Houston Cougars Baseball
TicketsTue., May. 10, 6:30pm
U of H Cougars Baseball v Texas A&M Corpus Christi
TicketsWed., May. 11, 5:00pm
-- a $14,000 Howard Miller Limited Edition "J.H. Miller" floor clock from Moore Time.
Lordy. You could buy those three gifts, or you could buy a house. Granted, it would be a small house, and the neighborhood might not be so nice, but still: a house.
- Cathy Matusow
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